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Mitt Romney insults half the country

Mitt Romney insults half the country | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The GOP nominee writes off 47 percent of Americans as lazy, dependent Obama voters. Good luck getting elected, sir!
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God Help The Outcasts

The song "God Help the Outcasts" is a soft ballad sung by Esmeralda inside Notre Dame after she sees how Quasimodo and her people are treated by society. I
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Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been a moneymaking success story for him & his family

Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been a moneymaking success story for him & his family | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

"Trump isn’t failing. He and his family appear to be making money hand over fist. It's a spectacle the likes of which we've never seen in the United States, and while it may end in disaster for the Trumps someday, for now it shows no real sign of failure... He’s getting what he cares about."

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Obama's back: Former president to hold Chicago event on Monday

Obama's back: Former president to hold Chicago event on Monday | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The event, open to the public but with limited tickets, will bring together younger leaders and students “for a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement.”
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The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump

The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
the lovers, haters, and robots that can be found in the replies to @realDonaldTrump to understand their motivations
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Trump vs. the media: the war over facts

Trump vs. the media: the war over facts | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The president's collision with the media is changing the way newsrooms operate – and may rejuvenate journalism.
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Jared Goes To Iraq! A Picture Story

Jared Goes To Iraq! A Picture Story | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
This is Jared. Jared's never been to war before. But his father-in-law, a very busy man, sent Jared to the war to see how it's going!
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Trump's Authoritarian Vision

Trump's Authoritarian Vision | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
To Trump’s faithful, his words are a rallying cry. His critics hear something far more menacing.
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Bannon ousted from National Security Council

Bannon ousted from National Security Council | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The Trump administration initially faced a bipartisan wave of complaints over a political official serving in a national security role.
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The left and right agree: Fox News destroyed EPA chief Scott Pruitt over climate change

The left and right agree: Fox News destroyed EPA chief Scott Pruitt over climate change | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace grilled the controversial new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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The Washington Post Just Reported the Founder of Blackwater Tried to Set Up Trump-Putin Back-Channel | Mother Jones

The Washington Post Just Reported the Founder of Blackwater Tried to Set Up Trump-Putin Back-Channel | Mother Jones | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Erik Prince's spokesman says it's "a complete fabrication."
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Analysis | The White House is a smoke machine when it comes to Russia

Analysis | The White House is a smoke machine when it comes to Russia | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The 'Seychelles encounter' is just the latest example of those close to Trump making things look suspicious.
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Trump Just Whined About His Hard Job. Bush’s Speechwriter’s Response Is EPIC

Trump Just Whined About His Hard Job. Bush’s Speechwriter’s Response Is EPIC | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
He heard Trump's complaining and immediately took to Twitter to shame him.
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New York Times editorial: Trump tax outline a 'laughable stunt by a gang of plutocrats'

New York Times editorial: Trump tax outline a 'laughable stunt by a gang of plutocrats' | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"The New York Times editorial board is blasting President Trump's new tax proposal as "laughable." In an editorial published late Wednesday, the publication's editorial board called Trump's proposal a "laughable stunt by a gang of plutocrats looking to enrich themselves at the expense of the country's future." 
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Donald Trump, North Korea, and the Case of the Phantom Armada

Donald Trump, North Korea, and the Case of the Phantom Armada | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Amy Davidson writes about the Trump Administration’s strategy in North Korea, and whether the White House and the Pentagon know what they are doing.
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Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Why won’t the first lady show up for her job? Why? I became obsessed with this question and eventually looked to Melania’s Twitter history for answers. I noticed that in the three-year period between…
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Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.
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California Fights Back

California Fights Back | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Where does California go from here to protect its values under a Trump presidency?
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Gorsuch's writings borrow from other authors

Gorsuch's writings borrow from other authors | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
“Each of the individual incidents constitutes a violation of academic ethics. I've never seen a college plagiarism code that this would not be in violation of,” said Rebecca Moore Howard, a Syracuse University professor who has written extensively on the issue.
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“Each of the individual incidents constitutes a violation of academic ethics. I've never seen a college plagiarism code that this would not be in violation of,” said Rebecca Moore Howard, a Syracuse University professor who has written extensively on the issue.
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Barack Obama Is Still the President on Instagram

Barack Obama Is Still the President on Instagram | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The former White House photographer’s Instagram feed has become a kind of therapy for people mourning the end of the Obama presidency.
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Spicer Just Insulted Pulitzer-Winning Journalists. Their Response is EPIC

Spicer Just Insulted Pulitzer-Winning Journalists. Their Response is EPIC | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
His demeaning assault on facts really backfired this time.
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Why Trump Lies

Why Trump Lies | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
He targets the darkness, anger and insecurity that hide in each of us and harnesses them for his own purposes.
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Dem seeks to delay tax reform until after review of Trump's returns

Dem seeks to delay tax reform until after review of Trump's returns | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"The resolution would force Congress to delay any consideration of tax reform legislation until lawmakers can review Trump’s tax returns to determine how the president would benefit from the tax code changes."
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