Midnight In The Desert — Clinton

Trump vs Clinton: worlds apart on science

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Trump vs Clinton: worlds apart on science

Science is slowly coming into focus in the US presidential campaign. Although neither Republican Donald Trump nor Democrat Hillary Clinton has emphasized core research issues, the candidates — and their parties — are beginning to flesh out their positions on climate change, education, biomedical research and other topics that involve the scientific community. Trump’s pick of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate on 15 July signalled a sharp turn towards the Republican party’s conservative base. Pence, a self-described Christian conservative, has questioned the existence of climate change, waffled on evolution and criticized President Barack Obama for supporting embryonic-stem-cell...

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Clinton campaign head says he filed FOIA request for UFO documents

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Clinton campaign head says he filed FOIA request for UFO documents

Hillary Clinton has often been depicted as an enemy of government transparency in the long-running controversy over her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. It took several lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a law that gives the public access to government documents and data, to pry her emails loose from the State Department. But during a talk today at Code Con, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said he helped the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee use the very same law to request transparency on an issue she’s interested in — UFOs....

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Clinton won't get UFO truth because US Presidents ARE kept 'in the dark'

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Clinton won't get UFO truth because US Presidents ARE kept 'in the dark'

Christopher Mellon claims Hillary Clinton's bid to crack open the country's alleged secret database of UFO intelligence reports and draw out the truth about the mysterious military base Area 51 in Nevada, will hit a brick wall even if she does become the next president.Mr Mellon was asked if he thought she would route out any "information on classified government programs involving UFOs." But he said that even for Presidents information was on a "need to know basis", particularly around new weaopans. He said: "I recall instances when White House officials sought briefings on highly compartmented Department of Defence (DoD)...

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The Real Truth about Hillary, UFOs and Area 51

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The Real Truth about Hillary, UFOs and Area 51

The worlds of politics and media went into a tizzy earlier this week when the New York Times published an article titled "Hillary Clinton Gives U.F.O. Buffs Hope She Will Open the X-Files." Evidently, the Democratic presidential candidate has been asked a couple of times about whether she'd release classified documents about UFO sightings and the infamous and secret Area 51, in Nevada—the place conspiracy lore would have us believe that the government keeps extraterrestrial spacecraft, or alien cadavers, or some other smoking gun that would prove once and for all that The Truth Is Out There. If you look...

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Why Trump and Clinton Voters Won't Switch: It's in Their Brains

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Why Trump and Clinton Voters Won't Switch: It's in Their Brains

To win the White House, candidates in the presidential race will need to change minds. Bernie Sanders may try converting Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates to gain the Democratic nomination. If frontrunner Clinton gets it, she and Republican Donald Trump will need to win over reluctant voters who supported their competitors. And to change opinions, candidates will have to contend with neurobiology. Scientists say there’s a tension in the brain between responding to new information and resisting overwhelming amounts of conflicting data—and the latter can prevent opinion change. Altering opinion depends on using different psychological methods tailored to different types of belief,...

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