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Mitt Romney Week From Hell Prompts Republican Freak-Out

Mitt Romney Week From Hell Prompts Republican Freak-Out | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -– Republicans could use a bit of advice from an unlikely source right now: Obama adviser David Plouffe, who in 2010 told Democrats worried about the mid-term elections, "No bed-wetting."...
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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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Trump’s Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’

Trump’s Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’ | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The menacing language Donald Trump uses about Hillary Clinton is reminiscent of extremists’ talk that fed Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin in Israel in 1995.
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Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle Was Even Scarier Than You Think

Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle Was Even Scarier Than You Think | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Donald Trump engaged in so-called stochastic terrorism with his remarks about "Second Amendment people" and Hillary Clinton.
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Former CIA Head Michael Morell: I’m Voting for Hillary

Former CIA Head Michael Morell: I’m Voting for Hillary | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

"“In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

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Glamour Exclusive: President Obama On Feminism and the World He Wants to Leave His Daughters

Glamour Exclusive: President Obama On Feminism and the World He Wants to Leave His Daughters | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an offic
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The Week They Decided He Was Crazy

The Week They Decided He Was Crazy | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
I end with a new word, at least new to me. A friend called it to my attention. It speaks of the moment we’re in. It is “kakistocracy,” from the Greek. It means government by the worst persons, by the least qualified or most unprincipled. We’re on our way there, aren’t we? We’re going to have to make our way through it together.
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Former nuclear weapons operator goes ballistic about Trump in 20 tweets

Former nuclear weapons operator goes ballistic about Trump in 20 tweets | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale."
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The father of Muslim soldier killed in action just delivered a brutal repudiation of Donald Trump

The father of Muslim soldier killed in action just delivered a brutal repudiation of Donald Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

"You have sacrificed nothing and no one..."

Khizr Khan's son, Humayun Khan, was an American Muslim Army soldier who died serving the U.S. after 9/11. He spoke at the Democratic National Convention and offered a strong rebuke of Donald Trump, saying, "Have you even read the United States Constitution?" (Video: Victoria Walker/The Washington Post;Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

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The 7 min. video is powerfully  moving.
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The crushing sexism of young Hillary Clinton's America

The crushing sexism of young Hillary Clinton's America | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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Donald Trump reminds me of Vladimir Putin — and that is terrifying 

Donald Trump reminds me of Vladimir Putin — and that is terrifying  | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The GOP nominee’s rhetoric and posturing are alarmingly similar to that of the Russian leader who has dismantled Russia’ fledgling democracy.
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An extraordinary GOP resignation letter.

"There is no redemption in being one of the 'good Nazis.'"


"Chris Ladd is a Texan in exile. After growing up in Beaumont and working for more than a decade in Houston. , he moved to suburban Chicago, where he is a Republican precinct committeeman..."

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The GOP tried to sink Obama. Instead, the party imploded | Richard Wolffe

The GOP tried to sink Obama. Instead, the party imploded | Richard Wolffe | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
If your political priorities are the total defeat of a single politician – not the advancement of your own policies – it fans the flames of extremism
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"This one-term president is having an unusually successful end to his second term, and for that he can thank the Republicans who were so determined to destroy him." --Richard Wolffe
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Reagan's Daughter: Trump's 'Second Amendment' Remark Is 'Horrifying' - NBC News

Reagan's Daughter: Trump's 'Second Amendment' Remark Is 'Horrifying' - NBC News | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

"Patti Davis, daughter of Pres. Reagan, to Trump: 'It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter.'" -- NBC News

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Trump's Second Amendment Comment Cannot Be Excused

Trump's Second Amendment Comment Cannot Be Excused | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Regardless of his intentions, the statement proves he’s unfit for the White House.
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A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump

A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Dozens of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter saying they will not vote for Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee.
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Barack Obama Wrote An Essay About Feminism Every Man Needs To Read

Barack Obama Wrote An Essay About Feminism Every Man Needs To Read | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
POTUS tore into the bullsh*t double standards women face. ��
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The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S.

The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S. | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
It’s not a matter of fact vs. fiction: The GOP nominee has lost all touch with reality.
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Search Twitter - #KatrinaPiersonHistory

Search Twitter - #KatrinaPiersonHistory | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The Twitterverse is trying to teach Donald Trump's spokeswoman Katrina Pierson a sassy history lesson.
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Obama: Trump is ‘unfit to serve as president’

Obama: Trump is ‘unfit to serve as president’ | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Obama also challenged Republican leaders to stand up to Trump, saying their condemnations “ring hollow” so long as they still pledge to vote for him.
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Trump asked 3 times in an hour security briefing why we can't just use nuclear weapons

Trump asked 3 times in an hour security briefing why we can't just use nuclear weapons | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

While General Hayden was explaining to the Morning Joe crew why he wouldn't vote for Trump, Joe dropped a bombshell about Trump and nuclear weapons. Stunning! 
Here’s some of the text: www.haaretz.com/...
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Remarks by the First Lady at the Democratic National Convention

Remarks by the First Lady at the Democratic National Convention | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"MRS. OBAMA: Thank you all. (Applause.) Thank you so much. You know, it’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be President. (Applause.) Remember how I told you about his character and conviction, his decency and his grace -– the traits that we’ve seen every day that he’s served our country in the White House. I also told you about our daughters –- how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, we’ve had the joy of watching them grow..."
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Michelle Obama’s Dress May Have Looked Simple, but It Spoke Volumes

Michelle Obama’s Dress May Have Looked Simple, but It Spoke Volumes | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The first lady, in Christian Siriano, wore more than just a pretty frock. Read between the seams.
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Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
He is unfit for the presidency and cannot be endorsed.
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Trump’s RNC address: Fact or fiction?

Trump’s RNC address: Fact or fiction? | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The GOP nominee rolled out a series of frightening statistics about the state of the nation. They ranged from accurate to incomplete to outright false.
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