Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday — a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign.
Clinton, who has seen her dominance of the presidential race fade in the weeks since the Democratic convention, delivered a strong performance in which she demonstrated a command of policy and a sense of humor, smiling through some of Trump’s strongest attacks. She delivered the best zinger of the night in response to criticism from Trump for staying off the campaign trail recently.
Who Won The Presidential Debate?:
Coming into the presidential debate, I thought that if Hillary Clinton won decisively, she would virtually lock up the election. Coming out, it was clear that she did win decisively but I suspect that the campaign will remain ferociously close.
By all traditional standards of debate, Mrs. Clinton crushed. She carefully marshaled her arguments and facts and then sent them into battle with a smile. She rolled out a long list of indictments against Donald Trump, often damaging. By contrast, he came in unprepared, had nothing fresh to say, and increasingly gave way to rants. As the evening ended, the media buried him in criticisms
Miami Marlins Remember Star Pitcher Jose Fernandez:
The Miami Marlins honored their late pitching ace Jose Fernandez on Monday night, a day after he was killed in a boating accident — a death that stunned and saddened the baseball world.
His teammates took the field at Marlins Park before their game against the New York Mets decked in jerseys with his last name and number 16.
Marlins and Mets players stood holding their caps on their hearts as a trumpeter played “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
Players from the teams hugged each other and the Marlins converged on the pitcher’s mound to rub dirt on their pants in honor of the late pitcher, who used dirt on the mound instead of a rosin bag to keep his hands dry.
Drake Drops Action-Packed Short Film:
Drake just reminded his fans that he’s a renaissance man — not just a musician, but an actor as well.
On Monday the rapper released a short film titled “Please Forgive Me” exclusively on Apple Music.
The 20 minute long production is based on his upcoming album “Views” and features Drake tunes, naturally.
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Houston Shooting: Nine Injured, Suspect Dead:
Nazi emblems were found among the “personal effects” of the man who was killed in Houston Monday after wounding nine people in a mass shooting, according to the head of the police homicide division.
Capt. D.W. Ready said the shooter was dressed in some kind of military uniform and had Nazi emblems with him and at his house.
However, Ready would not speculate on whether the Nazi insignia would help establish a motive. He said the emblems may have been collector’s items. At the shooter’s home, police found vintage military equipment and paraphernalia dating back to the Civil War.