Top aide Tom McAllister steps into the nasty offensive racial dis-qualifier mode!

My Senate race here in Nevada has been called the most important and one of the nastiest in the country, but this is a new low.

One of my opponent’s long-time top aides is questioning my Mexican heritage and my integrity:

Tom McAllister, @TMAC702: 'Catherine is about as Mexican as I am. It's relevant when applying for scholarhsips (sic)...or running for #nvsen'
I want to make two things very clear: When Donald Trump attacks Mexicans, he’s talking about my family. And when my opponent’s staffers attack my heritage, they’re not only disrespecting me, but all Latino Americans.

If elected, I would be the first Latina ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, but I am not running to make history. I am running because this is what politics in Washington looks like right now, and it’s why Democrats need to take back the Senate.

But Nate Silver says our race is the closest in the country, and right-wing groups have already spent and reserved over $30 million in ads to defeat us and keep their grip on the Senate. I’m counting on grassroots supporters like you giving now to help me win in Nevada and take back the Senate.

A group of donors is matching all gifts to my campaign until midnighttonight. Can you give $5 or more right now? Every dollar will be doubled to win in Nevada, take back the Senate and make real progress for all our families.

Together we will win in November and get the Senate back to fighting for our shared progressive values.



FDA/USDA ~~ September Alerts & Safety pg2


RFG Canada Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Pizza Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection RFG Canada Inc., a Toronto, Ontario establishment, is recalling approximately 1,250 pounds of meat and poultry pizza products imported from Canada and not presented to FSIS for re-inspection upon entry to the United States.

09/22/2016 12:36 PM EDT

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 079-2016, MIH Marketing and Sales Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To unsanitary Conditions (Sep 10, 2016)

502 Boundary Blvd. Recalls Black Forest Ham Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., an Algona, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber.

09/20/2016 05:06 PM EDT

Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA is recalling Feta cheese aged 60 days lot #836, Gouda Cheese aged 60 days Lot#426 Pasturized chevre Lot #816, in 5 lb. or 8 oz. and French Herb Chevre Lot #736 in 8 oz. Or 5 lb. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems

Gallo Meats LLC. Recalls Sausage, Beef and Lamb Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Gallo Meats LLC., a Colville, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 82 pounds of various sausage, beef and lamb products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection although a mark of inspection was applied to the products.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 081-2016, Tucson Tamale Wholesale Company, LLC Recalls Beef Tamale Products Containing Meat Produced Without Benefit of Federal Inspection (Sep 16, 2016).

09/19/2016 10:59 PM EDT

Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.

09/19/2016 08:27 PM EDT

Censea, Inc. is recalling its A-PAC 8/12 count Headless Shell on Black Tiger Shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older AdultsThe older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects including interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, or supplements.




60 million will be watching … September 26th Tell Lester Holt to ask about Social Security


Lester Holt: I’m counting on you to hold Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump accountable on Social Security

Congratulations on being selected as one of the moderators of the 2016 Presidential Debates.

Tens of millions of Americans will be watching the debate the night of September 26 – and they deserve a serious discussion on the big issues facing our nation, like the future of Social Security. If the next President doesn’t take bold action on Social Security, we could see our hard-earned benefits cut by up to 25% in less than 20 years. That’s unacceptable.

Social Security affects not just the 60 million who rely on its benefits today, but also the 170 million workers who pay into the program and are counting on it for tomorrow. It is one of America’s great success stories, and it touches, in some way, nearly every individual and family in the country.

As the debate moderator, you have the tremendous opportunity to give this critical issue the attention it deserves and make sure the candidates don’t get away with empty soundbites. I’m counting on you to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump how they will update Social Security to keep it strong for current and future generations – and not to let them off the hook unless they give a serious answer.

I urge you to seize this opportunity. Thank you in advance for your time.CNN50827102252-donald-trump-july-10-2015-super-169

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When I was welcomed as a refugee: Madeleine Albright

The White House, Washington

I came to the United States as a refugee when I was 11 years old. My father was a diplomat and a strong supporter of democracy in Czechoslovakia, so when the Communists took over, we were forced into exile as refugees. In November 1948, we were welcomed to the United States of America.

Becoming a U.S. citizen is the most important thing that ever happened to me. My father said that when we were in Europe during WWII people would say, “We are sorry for your troubles and hope that you have everything you need; by the way, when will you be leaving to go back home?”

But in America, people said: “We are sorry for your troubles and hope that you have everything you need; by the way, when will you become a citizen?”

America resettles more refugees than any other nation because it reflects one of our noblest traditions as a nation: providing support to those who are most vulnerable.

With the world facing the largest mass displacement on record since World War II, it has never been more important for world leaders to follow America’s example and work together to do more to support refugees.

Today, President Obama is hosting a Refugee Summit meeting to encourage more world leaders to step up and make new commitments to support the critical work of resettling refugees and helping them rebuild their lives. You can watch the President’s speech here at 3:35 PM Eastern.

Under President Obama, we’ve increased the number of refugees resettling this year to 85,000 – including 10,000 Syrian refugees. Starting next week, the United States will commit to resettling 110,000 refugees from around the world over the coming year.

And with refugees undergoing the most rigorous screening of any kind of traveler, he’s shown that we can welcome refugees while ensuring our own safety.

As a former Secretary of State, I can tell you that President Obama’s leadership in this global crisis is critical to our national security.

When countries with insufficient resources take in refugees, it creates more instability, not just at the frontlines of this crisis, but around the world. If we were to slam the door in the faces of refugees with certain religious backgrounds, we would defy our history and our principles of pluralism and diversity. As we talk to other nations about what more needs to be done to tackle this crisis, it’s important that President Obama is setting this example.

When I came here as a child, I will never forget sailing into New York Harbor for the first time and beholding the Statute of Liberty. I did not have to face refugee camps or the kind of danger that many refugees endure. But like all refugees, I shared a hope to live a safe life with dignity and a chance to give back to my new country.

Together, we can help refugees rebuild their lives and live with dignity once again.

Thank you,

Madeleine Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State