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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Donald Trump demonstrated just how unfeeling he is by getting caught copy/pasting his own mass shooting condolences tweet. After the church shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas on Nov 5, Trump tweeted "May God be /w the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & Law Enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan" Yesterday after the shooting in Ranch Tehama Reserve, Ca. he forgot to edit the city name when he tweeted "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived" We've arrived at a point in time where the President of the US is basically using a template to communicate whenever someone decides to play shoot'em up cowboy.

Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium "scandal," infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought go work for CNN or MSNBC. Smith's critique, which called President Trump's accusations against Clinton "inaccurate," was triggered by renewed calls from Republicans on Capitol Hill for a special counsel to investigate Clinton. Fox News, along with Trump and his allies, have been suggesting for months a link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and the approval of a deal by the State Department and the Obama administration allowing a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based mining group with operations in the United States.

Monday, November 13, 2017

President Donald Trump marked his first Veterans Day in office saluting American veterans in Vietnam, home to one of the most polarizing conflicts in U.S. history. Trump on Friday traveled to Danang, Vietnam, site of an American air base during the war, and met with seven vets who had returned to the country where they lost comrades. Thanking the veterans, Trump said: "I got to know them for a few minutes upfront, and they are definitely tough, smart cookies. We like them. I think they like me too." read more

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Black Lives Matter activist whose protest photo went viral last year won a seat on the Charlotte City Council on Tuesday. According to WBTV, Democratic candidate Braxton Winston received the second-highest number of votes in Charlotte's Tuesday elections for at-large seats on the council. "We're excited. We feel like we ran the campaign that we set out to do," Winston said after the win. "We were very intentional about it from day one. We wanted to go to every part of Charlotte with a clear and consistent message of a more accessible, equitable and interconnected city." "It's all good to bring 'new,' but we have to create a continuum between the past, the present and to the future to know has worked and what hasn't and build on it," he added. Winston first gained prominence last year after a photo of him standing in front of a line of police went viral.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore -- now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat -- was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

"He said, ‘Oh, you don't want her to go in there and hear all that. I'll stay out here with her,' " says Corfman's mother, Nancy Wells, 71. "I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl."


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