On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff's deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist's report of human remains outside of town. They identified the partially bleached skull of a child, and later discovered the remains of the McStay family who had been missing for the past three years. Joseph, 40, his wife Summer, 43, Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, had been bludgeoned to death and buried in shallow graves in the desert.
Another dusk had arrived amid the Great American Clown Scare of 2016 and Bob Perchetti was none too pleased. "We don't need this ... ," he said. "We just don't need it."
Lie of the Day
Republicans have pushed trickle-down economics and they have done one thing. They helped the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful and they've stepped on the faces of everyone else who is trying to get a fighting chance to succeed.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
Catch your breath. The Alabama bye week is here after eight Saturdays of football. After taking this week away from competition, the Crimson Tide begins the final stretch with a trip to No. 19 LSU. The Tigers have won three straight since Les Miles was fired.
Gaspar Marcos stepped off the 720 bus into early-morning darkness in MacArthur Park after the end of an eight-hour shift of scrubbing dishes in a Westwood restaurant.
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has responded to the WikiLeaks publication of his private emails by suggesting they were stolen by the Russians to elect Donald Trump. What he doesn't like to talk about is the business he's done with a Kremlin-backed investment firm and the lengths he's gone to avoid scrutiny of this relationship.
Lie of the Day
Hillary had the same view that there were a number of things in it that she liked, but...it falls far short of her standards.
Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants to get through school and start my career. Then I tried to get off them.
Pat Caddell: 'I Have Never Seen The Media Say It's Over This Early In A General Election'
Axelrod: 'Wikileaks Releases Are Embarrassing & Crude For Hillary; Don't Think It Changes Voters Decision'
Lie of the Day
Eight years later, we can look back and we can say we fought our way back from a recession.
In what may be the most significant modification to Medicare since the program began in 1966, on Oct. 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). It dramatically changes how Medicare pays doctors for their services.
In an email to Hillary Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta from February 2016, released Friday by WikiLeaks, now-acting chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile gave a frank and honest assessment of the Obama economy - and it wasn't good.
The real unemployment rate (U-6) is the widely reported rate (U-3) plus those who are marginally attached and discouraged. It also includes part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs. For that reason, it is nearly double the U-3 report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues both in each month's jobs report. Surprisingly, there isn't as much media attention paid to the real unemployment rate.
Yale University's motto is Lux et Veritas, light and truth. But at Yale today, bureaucrats charged with investigating and punishing alleged sexual misconduct seem less interested in truth or fairness than in scoring political points.