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The GOP Southern Strategy, AKA Racial Politcs is Not New

Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about… Continue reading The GOP Southern Strategy, AKA Racial Politcs is Not New

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Breaking: Crown Prince of Bahrain is a Psychic

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless. Consider the tale of the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, head of state of one of America’s primary allies in the Persian Gulf. Rummaging through thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Judicial Watch discovered that the… Continue reading Breaking: Crown Prince of Bahrain is a Psychic

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When the Washington Post Goes Full Troll

I am glad the Washington Post can brag that they got more clicks than BuzzFeed.  When people like me cancel their subscription, they can look no further than this tweet. Vince Foster is dead. But in any race involving the Clintons, his ghost always lingers.https://t.co/deQ12f7HFv — Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) August 24, 2016 This is not… Continue reading When the Washington Post Goes Full Troll

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ICYMI: Clinton Foundation Found to be a Charity(eye roll)

The AP’s big exposé on Hillary meeting with Clinton Foundation donors is a mess - Vox Here’s the bottom line: Serving as secretary of state while your husband raises millions of dollars for a charitable foundation that is also a vehicle for your family’s political ambitions really does create a lot of space for potential… Continue reading ICYMI: Clinton Foundation Found to be a Charity(eye roll)

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Melania Trump taking legal action after news outlets publish escort story

Melania Trump taking legal action after news outlets publish escort story | TheHill Harder said all statements suggesting Trump worked as an escort are “100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful.” “Outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency,” Harder wrote.  The campaign… Continue reading Melania Trump taking legal action after news outlets publish escort story

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Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff’s online posts

Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts The AP examined the social media feeds of more than 50 current and former campaign employees who helped propel Trump through the primary elections. The campaign has employed a mix of veteran political operatives and outsiders. Most come across as dedicated, enthusiastic partisans, but at… Continue reading Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff’s online posts

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Trump’s Empire: a Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties – The New York Times

Trump’s Empire: a Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties - The New York Times But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze of Mr. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt — twice the amount than can be… Continue reading Trump’s Empire: a Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties – The New York Times