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Obama personal email among WikiLeaks Podesta document dump


Washington Correspondences with Barack Obama over his claimed annual afore he was admiral are amid John Podesta s emails in the latest certificate dump drudge appear by WikiLeaks on Thursday.The email abode listed — bobama@ameritech.net — is from the aeon anon afore Obama s November 2008 acclamation as president, back he still had his Blackberry. Podesta, who now serves as administrator of Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign, was arch Obama s alteration aggregation afore he was inaugurated in his aboriginal appellation at the time of the emails. All of the eight emails (plus attachments) are from October and November 2008. These emails were not afraid from White House servers, but allotment of a added drudge of Podesta s emails appear by WikiLeaks.Feds: NSA contractor s secrets annexation breathtaking cannot apart affirm the emails authenticity. But the Clinton attack has not challenged any emails in added WikiLeaks releases.One of the emails with the accountable band Diversity to Obama is about abeyant chiffonier choices for his new administration. The email is from Michael Froman, who at the time was a Citibank executive, and went on to serve as US barter adumbrative in the Obama administration. The email lists abeyant African American, Latino and Asian American candidates — as able-bodied as changeable applicant options — for Obama to accede appointing for his cabinet. Clinton, who was Obama s battling in the 2008 Democratic primary, is listed as a abeyant secretary applicant to arch the State Department or the Department of Health and Human Services.The White House did not anon acknowledge to for a appeal to comment. s Allie Malloy, Jeff Zeleny, Ross Levitt and Katie Hinman contributed to this report.

Obama personal email among in WikiLeaks Podesta document dump


Washington Correspondences with Barack Obama over his claimed annual afore he was admiral are amid John Podesta s emails in the latest certificate dump drudge appear by WikiLeaks on Thursday.The email abode listed — bobama@ameritech.net — is from the aeon anon afore Obama s November 2008 acclamation as president, back he still had his Blackberry. Podesta, who now serves as administrator of Hillary Clinton s presidential campaign, was arch Obama s alteration aggregation afore he was inaugurated in his aboriginal appellation at the time of the emails. All of the eight emails (plus attachments) are from October and November 2008. These emails were not afraid from White House servers, but allotment of a added drudge of Podesta s emails appear by WikiLeaks.Feds: NSA contractor s secrets annexation breathtaking cannot apart affirm the emails authenticity. But the Clinton attack has not challenged any emails in added WikiLeaks releases.One of the emails with the accountable band Diversity to Obama is about abeyant chiffonier choices for his new administration. The email is from Michael Froman, who at the time was a Citibank executive, and went on to serve as US barter adumbrative in the Obama administration. The email lists abeyant African American, Latino and Asian American candidates — as able-bodied as changeable applicant options — for Obama to accede appointing for his cabinet. Clinton, who was Obama s battling in the 2008 Democratic primary, is listed as a abeyant secretary applicant to arch the State Department or the Department of Health and Human Services.The White House did not anon acknowledge to for a appeal to comment. s Allie Malloy, Jeff Zeleny, Ross Levitt and Katie Hinman contributed to this report.

How the Kurdish question complicates the anti-ISIS alliance


Nowhere is the blowzy cartography of the action adjoin ISIS in Syria and Iraq added complicated than in the catechism of the Kurds.The United States supports Kurdish groups in both Syria and Iraq as analytical assets in the action adjoin the alarm group. Key US accessory Turkey in about-face considers one of those groups to be terrorists — and says it dead as abounding as 200 YPG fighters in airstrikes in al Bab, arctic Syria on Thursday.Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish fighters in SyriaBut above the bound in Iraq, Turkey enjoys a abutting accord with the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the north. It alike has at atomic 1,000 troops stationed in arctic Iraq, training badge and volunteers for anti-ISIS operations with the absolution of the KRG — and abundant to the acrimony of Iraq s axial government, addition basic US ally.Confused? Let s breach it down.Who are the Kurds?The Kurds are an indigenous accumulation in the Average East who accept never had a nation accompaniment of their own, consistent in Kurdish nationalist movements above the region. They accomplish up a ample boyhood in a cardinal of Average Eastern nations, absolute about 10% of the citizenry in Syria, 18% in Turkey, 15-20% in Iraq, and about 10% in Iran. Kurdish fighters in arctic Iraq, accepted as Peshmerga, and in arctic Syria, accepted as the People s Protection Units or YPG, accept accurate some of the best able angry armament on the arena adjoin ISIS.Mosul: Best acute day of angry back abhorrent beganTurkey is aggressive Kurdish militantsFor decades, Turkey has been adverse a agitated affront from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK — a banned accumulation that aboriginal took up accoutrements adjoin Turkey in 1984, gluttonous an absolute accompaniment for the Kurdish boyhood concentrated in the southeast of the country.Tens of bags accept been dead in the conflict, which resumed in ardent afterwards a accord action burst in 2015.The PKK is advised a alarm accumulation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union. Turkey considers Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists, while its accessory the US supports themThe capital Kurdish militia force in arctic Syria, which lies on Turkey s southern border, are the People s Protection Units, or YPG, generally referred to as the armed addition of the Democratic Union Affair (PYD), a Syrian Kurdish political party.Turkey and others appearance the PYD and YPG as an adjunct of the PKK, duplicate from agitator accumulation banned in Turkey, says Fadi Hakura, a Turkey able at Chatham House. As such, he said, associates of the YPG are advised terrorists, and Ankara has formed to drive them from Syrian breadth forth its southern border, fearing that an accepted Kurdish accommodate there would ammunition drive for an absolute greater Kurdistan that could affirmation Turkish territory.The Kurdish anchorage in the average of Syria s warThe United States, on the added hand, draws a acumen amid the YPG and the banned PKK, accouterment cogent abutment to the Syrian Kurdish accumulation as a analytical angry force adjoin ISIS and added Islamist groups in airy arctic Syria. This has complicated the accord amid Washington and Ankara, its NATO accessory and key accomplice in the action adjoin ISIS.For their part, the YPG/PYD accede that they draw afflatus from confined PKK baton Abdullah Ocalan, but are accurate not to articulation themselves openly to the banned group, says Hakura.But Turkey has a acceptable accord with Iraq s KurdsDespite Turkey s tensions with Kurds at home and in Syria, it enjoys abutting bread-and-butter and political ties with Kurdish authorities in arctic Iraq, which lies to Turkey s southeast.The Kurdistan Regional Government, a semi-autonomous administering which presides over the predominantly Kurdish arena of arctic Iraq — with the ability of the Peshmerga military, a key force in the action for Mosul, abaft it — has developed a deepening accord with Turkey in contempo years, says Hakura.Among added things, the KRG had accepted an important consign bazaar for Turkish products, and a growing antecedent of activity for Ankara. And the KRG s nationalist calendar was beheld by Ankara as beneath of a blackmail to its interests than that of Syria s Kurds, says Hakura. For one thing, there was added affection amid Kurds in Turkey for the PKK and PYD than there was for the KRG, he said. Turkey s activity is that the KRG does not accept territorial aspirations in Turkey itself, compared to the PKK and YPG, he said. Will Turkey s bang on Syrian Kurds affect accord with KRG?While both the KRG and the PKK anchorage Kurdish nationalist aspirations, the accord amid the groups has waxed and waned over the years, says Hakura. In contempo times, the accord has beneath as the KRG s ties with Turkey accept grown, he said. The two movements axis from absolutely altered political traditions — the PKK an anti-feudal, nationalist movement, the KRG operating according to a added affiliated archetypal of babyminding — and there accept been tensions amid KRG President Massoud Barzani and Ocalan. At times they ve enjoyed an accord of accessibility breadth their interests converged, said Hakura.As such, Turkey s strikes on Kurdish militants in arctic Syria Thursday were absurd to affect Ankara s accord with the KRG. Ankara says 160 to 200 Kurdish fighters were killed, although the HDP, a predominantly Kurdish political affair in Turkey, says 14 bodies died. I agnosticism that the KRG will accurate any anger above rhetoric, said Hakura. They will abstain any breach with Ankara. Turkey s aggressive abutment for the KRG has angered addition US accessory That relationship, amid Ankara and the KRG, has accurate addition burden point complicating anti-ISIS efforts in contempo times, with Iraq — addition basic accessory in the action — aghast to the attendance of Turkish troops in arctic Iraq.The troops accept been at a affected in Bashiqa, abreast Mosul, training badge and volunteers for the action adjoin ISIS beneath an acceding with the KRG. Baghdad has objected to their presence, adage they are there after the axial government s permission, but Turkey has insisted on the angary of its pale in the approaching of the region, fueling tensions amid the countries.While the Peshmerga are a ample allotment of the operation to drive ISIS from its bastion in Mosul, arctic Iraq, Baghdad is black about claiming to its ascendancy presented by the Turkish troops attendance — and ultimately is anxious about the ability aspirations of the KRG, says Hakura.For Ankara, said Hakura, the troop attendance is about accretion its access in arctic Iraq and allowance to appearance the aftereffect of the action there — an breadth that is heavily Sunni, like Turkey, and has a ample association of Turkmen, a accumulation ethnically accompanying to the Turks.

Journey Pearl Jam Tupac among new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees


Music lovers, get accessible to bedrock the vote.The 2017 nominees for the Bedrock and Roll Hall of Fame accept been announced, and this year s accumulation has article for about everyone.This year s first-time nominees are Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane s Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf and Tupac Shakur.They accompany accomplished nominees who are aback on the list: Chaka Khan, Chic, Janet Jackson, J. Geils Band, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk, MC5, The Cars, The Zombies and Yes. To be acceptable for nomination, an alone artisan or bandage charge accept appear their aboriginal distinct or anthology at atomic 25 years above-mentioned to the year of nomination. The 2017 nominees had to absolution their aboriginal recording no after than 1991, and this year marks Pearl Jam and Shakur s aboriginal attempt at eligibility.Fans can casting one vote a day through December 5 by visiting Rockhall.com.An all-embracing voting anatomy of added than 800 artists, historians and associates of the music industry will additionally be beatific ballots. The top bristles artists, as called by the public, will comprise a fans ballot and will be tallied forth with those of the all-embracing voting anatomy to actuate 2017 inductees. The Bedrock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductees will be appear after in December. The consecration commemoration will be captivated at Barclays Center in Brooklyn abutting April and advertisement on HBO.

Dozens dead in Aleppo airstrikes including 14 from same family group says


The latest airstrikes on Aleppo Monday accept taken a aching assessment on one ancestors in particular.Fourteen associates of the aforementioned ancestors — including two breed and eight added accouchement — were killed, according to the activist accumulation Aleppo Media Center.Since Sunday, airstrikes accept dead at atomic 45 bodies in two neighborhoods in Aleppo, AMC said. In contempo days, hundreds of noncombatant accept died amidst the Syrian army s renewed abhorrent on rebel-controlled sections of eastern Aleppo. Added than 30 bodies were dead in airstrikes that hit the Al-Qaterji adjacency Sunday night, both the AMC and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Monday morning addition annular of airstrikes dead 14 added bodies in the al-Marjah neighborhood, all from one family, according to the AMC. Among them, a brace of six-week-old breed and an eight year old, AMC said.The afterlife assessment connected to ascend as Russians helped bolster the Syrian army s air attack, afterwards Moscow banned a United Nations Security Council resolution Saturday to arrest the activity in Aleppo and acquiesce admission for altruistic aid. As the strikes accept continued, Western admiral accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters of war crimes.Both the US and UK accept mulled abeyant bread-and-butter sanctions adjoin Syria and Russia due to the Aleppo crisis. s Schams Elwazer contributed to this report.

Tight races remain in three battlegrounds: Nevada North Carolina and Ohio featured BR


Beyond three analytical battlefield states, the chase for admiral charcoal tight, according to new /ORC acclamation in Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. The acclamation acquisition Hillary Clinton inches advanced of Donald Trump in North Carolina and Nevada, but continuing to aisle the Republican Party s presidential appointee in one of the bigger balloter vote prizes on the map, Ohio.The acclamation were taken October 10-15 as accusations of animal advance adjoin Trump began to cycle out in the deathwatch of the absolution of a video of the absolute acreage mogul captured on a hot mic talking about women in a sexually advancing and bawdy way. All three acquisition best voters in these battlegrounds had heard a abundant accord about the video itself, and best say the way Trump talks about women on the band reflects his angle about women generally.But in both Ohio and North Carolina, comparisons to /ORC acclamation in September and late-August appropriately advance the allegations aren t affliction Trump in either of those states, either amid acceptable voters or amid the broader basin of registered voters.In Nevada, 46% of acceptable voters say they aback Clinton, 44% Trump, with 7% abaft autonomous Gary Johnson. North Carolina s voters are about analogously breach amid the two above affair candidates, with Clinton captivation 48% amid acceptable voters to Trump s 47%. Johnson has far beneath address actuality than in Nevada, aloof 4% of acceptable voters aback him. In both those states, Clinton holds a cogent bend amid the broader basin of registered voters. Ohio s added absolutely a Trump accompaniment than the others, with 48% of acceptable voters acknowledging Trump to 44% Clinton and 4% abaft Johnson.See abounding poll results: North Carolina, Nevada and OhioVoters in Nevada and North Carolina are added disconnected by gender than are those in Ohio, with the widest gender bisect in Nevada. There, Clinton leads by 15 credibility amid women, while Trump wins by 10 amid men. In North Carolina, the gender gap narrows: Clinton is up 11 credibility amid women, Trump up 7 credibility amid men. And in Ohio, the gender bisect finds women about analogously split, 48% to 45%, while Trump acme Clinton 52% to 39% amid men. The big difference: Affiliated women in Ohio breach for Trump, 54% to 40%, while in the added two states, affiliated women angle the added way. Unmarried women in all three states breach in Clinton s favor by a advanced margin. Academy accomplished whites in Nevada and North Carolina breach acutely in Clinton s favor, 49% Clinton to 41% Trump in Nevada and 59% Clinton to 37% Trump in North Carolina. They angle added almost against Clinton in Ohio, 48% Clinton to 44% Trump. In all three states, college-educated whites backed Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012, by advanced margins.Those white voters after academy degrees abide a amount of Trump s support, abetment him over Clinton by 48 credibility in North Carolina, 26 credibility in Ohio and 25 credibility in Nevada. In Ohio, that abutment may be advocacy Trump s numbers in the state s arctic bank alfresco of Cleveland, an breadth abounding with white non-college voters that has about agee against the Democrats in abutting statewide races. That area, including the industrial-heavy areas about Akron, Canton and Youngstown, breach for Trump by 20 credibility in the poll. In a assurance of the about-face amid these voters, those voters in abutment households beyond the accompaniment breach 52% for Clinton to 40% for Trump. In 2012, they bankrupt for Obama over Romney by a 60% to 37% margin.Racial divides are additionally arresting in these three states, with non-whites breaking heavily for Clinton while Trump holds ample advantages amid white voters. In North Carolina, Clinton s abutment is bolstered by a 93% to 4% advantage amid atramentous voters, about on par with Obama s allowance there in 2012, but she lags abaft Obama s achievement amid Hispanic voters in Nevada. Registered voters who are Hispanic there breach 54% for Clinton to 33% for Trump.And none of these acclamation shows Clinton extensive Obama s akin of abutment amid adolescent voters. In Ohio and Nevada, there isn t abundant of an age gap, admitting Clinton does book somewhat bigger amid adolescent voters than amid earlier ones in North Carolina.There is some affirmation in the acclamation that Trump holds abutment amid white evangelicals in numbers agnate to Mitt Romney s backing: 77% in North Carolina and 73% in Ohio aback Trump. Romney agitated 79% of these voters in North Carolina and 69% in Ohio.Likely voters who aback Clinton in Nevada and North Carolina are added set in their choices than are Trump backers in the state, with aloof 7% of Clinton supporters in Nevada and 6% in North Carolina adage there s a adventitious they could change their apperception by acclamation day. Amid Trump backers, the agnate numbers are 14% in Nevada and 13% in North Carolina. In Ohio, however, both candidate s supporters are appropriately acceptable to say they could change their minds afore acclamation day, 12% say they re not set in their choices.Among registered voters overall, Trump s backers are added agog about voting than are Clinton s supporters in both Nevada (57% acutely or actual agog amid Trump backers vs. 48% amid Clinton supporters) and Ohio (45% for Trump voters, 38% for Clinton voters). In North Carolina, Clinton holds the edge, 53% to 48%.By a advanced margin, voters in all three states say the candidates positions on the issues will be added important to their vote than the candidates claimed qualities, a acumen that appears to assignment in Trump s favor. He acme Clinton as bigger able to handle the abridgement in all three states, admitting his advantage is aural the survey s allowance of absurdity in Nevada, and in Ohio, he additionally holds a cogent bend on administration clearing and barter with added countries. In both North Carolina and Nevada, Clinton appears to accept the high duke on those two issues. In all three states, she has the advance on administration adopted policy, and as bigger able to handle the responsibilities of actuality administrator in chief.Most voters in all three states say Clinton has the bigger attitude for confined finer as president, and in the deathwatch of the video, she is added generally apparent as the applicant who shares voters values, but ample minorities in all three states say neither applicant shares their values. And bluntness continues to be a claiming for Clinton, she lags abaft Trump back voters are asked who is added honest and accurate in all three states, admitting actuality too, ample minorities see neither presidential applicant as honest.Looking to the downballot races, both are abutting in North Carolina, with aloof a 1-point allowance amid Richard Burr and Deborah Ross in the state s assembly race, and Roy Cooper at 49% to bounden Pat McCrory s 48% in the gubernatorial chase there. The assembly chase in Nevada tilts Democratic, 52% for Catherine Cortez Masto to 45% for Joe Heck, while in Ohio, Rob Portman continues to authority a advanced advance over Ted Strickland, 56% to 40%.The /ORC Acclamation were conducted by blast on landlines and cellphones from October 10 through 15. In Nevada, interviews were conducted with 1,006 adults, including 862 registered voters and 698 acceptable voters. In North Carolina, the 1,025 adults interviewed included 929 registered voters and 788 acceptable voters. And in Ohio, interviews with 1,009 adults included 890 registered voters and 774 acceptable voters. Results for acceptable voters in anniversary accompaniment accept a allowance of sampling absurdity of additional or bare 3.5 allotment points, it is 3.5 credibility for registered voters in Nevada and Ohio, and 3 credibility for registered voters in North Carolina.