Citing “immense” humanitarian challenges in Iraq, the agency is coordinating an effort to deliver aid by air, land and sea to more than half a million people driven from their homes by fighting in recent weeks.Share on Facebook
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 8/18/14…Brian Schatz comes out on top as Hawaii’s long Senate race ends
As for Schatz, he should have no problem wining the general election in November. Schatz will face former Republican state Rep. Cam Cavasso, who has fallen far short in previous bids for the seat in this heavily Democratic state. Schatz will serve out the final two years of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s term, and will face the voters again in 2016 if he seeks a full term as expected…..Share on Facebook
AK-Sen: Sarah Palin has endorsed Joe Miller for Senate. Given how unpopular Palin has become outside her Conservative base (most of which is already supporting Miller), this is probably not a big get for Miller, who is basically stuck in 3rd place in the primary after his disastrous 2010 Senate run.Share on Facebook
The tumult that led to an intensified police crackdown began with the shootings of two civilians Sunday night and continued after protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police, Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said.
“A Sunday that started with prayers … took a very different turn after dark,” Johnson said.
He said several businesses were vandalized or looted as peaceful protesters demonstrated against Brown’s death.
Such criminal acts were “pre-planned agitation,” not civil disobedience, he said.Share on Facebook
At times, the police warned, “We don’t want anyone to get hurt.”
Several protesters, as rain occasionally fell, tried to persuade others to stick with their cause amid the warnings. “It’s going to be a long war,” one young man said to another. “We need to win a few battles.”
As protesters lingered, some stores became targets for looting. Men and women could be seen racing through the aisles of a liquor store and running out with bottles of alcohol.Share on Facebook
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Ukrainian forces had attacked and destroyed part of a column of Russian military vehicles on Ukrainian territory, a step that, if confirmed, would represent a significant escalation of hostilities between Ukraine and Russia.Share on Facebook
The indictment is a blow to Perry just as he’s trying to rehabilitate his image after a disastrous 2012 presidential run. But he also is the third major potential White House candidate on the Republican side — the others being Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin — to face legal problems at a time when no clear GOP standard-bearer has appeared in the run-up to 2016.Share on Facebook