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Republicans slam Romney strategy - Video on NBCNews.com

Republicans slam Romney strategy - Video on NBCNews.com | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Republicans attack Romney's losing strategy as the Obama campaign attacks Romney's 2011 tax returns.
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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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It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia

It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Director James Comey told Congress on Monday that the 2016 probe includes possible contacts between the campaign and the Kremlin.
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Donald Trump will quit as President 'soon', Judiciary Committee Co-Chair hints

Donald Trump will quit as President 'soon', Judiciary Committee Co-Chair hints | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is going to “get himself out of office soon”, a leading Democratic senator has claimed. 
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Neil deGrasse Tyson unleashes hot fire on Trump in angry tweetstorm

Neil deGrasse Tyson unleashes hot fire on Trump in angry tweetstorm | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The world's most famous astrophysicist is having none of it.
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Who are the wealthy Russians investing in Trump luxury buildings?

Who are the wealthy Russians investing in Trump luxury buildings? | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
President Trump has downplayed his business ties with Russia. But @reuters found that buyers from Russia have invested at least $98 million in Trump buildings.
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Donald Trump Finally Pays a Price for His False and Reckless Words

Donald Trump Finally Pays a Price for His False and Reckless Words | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
John Cassidy on how Donald Trump’s inflammatory statements—on his travel ban, wiretapping, and other matters—are coming back to hurt him.
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Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
When Barack Obama revealed that his last phone call as President was to Angela Merkel, reaffirming their alliance and friendship of the last eight years, he wasn’t just saying goodbye. He was handing over his baton. The German Chancellor isn’t just the leader of Europe, she is now the de-facto leader of the free world.
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Obama's photographer will never be done trolling Trump

Obama's photographer will never be done trolling Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Obama's official White House photographer Pete Souza is trolling President Trump after his awkward press conference with German Chancellor Merkel.
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SNL to finish a record-shattering season by doing something it’s never done before

SNL to finish a record-shattering season by doing something it’s never done before | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Also, Melissa McCarthy, Jimmy Fallon and others will host the final episodes.
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And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan ... - NYTimes.com

And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan ... - NYTimes.com | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.” Then spoke Pious Paul of Ryan: “But teacher, is that wise? When you cure her, she learns dependency. Then the poor won’t take care of themselves, knowing that you’ll always bail them out! You must teach them personal responsibility!”...
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World prepares to move on without U.S. on trade

World prepares to move on without U.S. on trade | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Competitors say they have no choice but to take the money U.S. businesses would have earned otherwise.
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Grom Politico: "After President Donald J. Trump dumped the TPP, other countries are ready to rush into the vacuum the U.S. is leaving behind, negotiating tariff-cutting deals that could eliminate any competitive advantage for U.S. goods."
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‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage

‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The moment took place during a committee hearing on Republicans' plan to revise Obamacare.
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‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage

‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The moment took place during a committee hearing on Republicans' plan to revise Obamacare.
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Detroit Exits Bankruptcy, Thanks to Its Art Museum

Detroit Exits Bankruptcy, Thanks to Its Art Museum | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A federal judge approved Detroit's bankruptcy plan today, allowing the city government to hit the reset button after its years of financial mismanagem
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Aides Wrestle Drill From Trump’s Hands As He Tries To Remove Obama Listening Device From Skull

Aides Wrestle Drill From Trump’s Hands As He Tries To Remove Obama Listening Device From Skull | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON—Rushing toward the president as he pressed the eight-inch bit into his temple, several White House aides managed to wrestle a drill from Donald Trump’s hand Monday while he attempted to remove Obama’s listening device from his skull. “Obama implanted a microphone inside my head to record everything I say!” Trump reportedly shouted shortly before three White House staffers pinned him to the floor and pried apart...

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You either cry or laugh these days about the shenanigans 45 is putting the country through. The Onion does a good job of satirizing what is actually a sad state of affairs.
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How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration
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Don't Dismiss Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

Don't Dismiss Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
I think it’s important not to dismiss the president’s reply simply as dumb. We ought to assume that it’s darkly brilliant
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A California waiter refused to serve 4 Latina women until he saw ‘proof of residency’

A California waiter refused to serve 4 Latina women until he saw ‘proof of residency’ | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Diana Carrillo was looking forward to lunch at the upscale restaurant. Then the waiter demanded her ID.
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Wow. I read this article and immediately the lyrics of the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee (America)" came ro mind and saddened me. Things like what this article reports represent the opposite of what this song and this country stand for.
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'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets

'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
President’s claim that Germany owes the US ‘vast sums of money’ shows a lack of understanding, says ex-Nato representative
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After Trump tweets embarrassingly inaccurate info, former NATO ambassador publicly educates Trump

After Trump tweets embarrassingly inaccurate info, former NATO ambassador publicly educates Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
This morning Donald Trump once again took to Twitter to show his utter ignorance and misunderstanding of how the world operates. On the heels of his widely mocked, embarrassing, petulant, child-like behavior with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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White House cites satire column to tout budget

White House cites satire column to tout budget | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The White House's official website on Friday highlighted a satirical Washington Post article.
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Jaws Drop As Trump WH Claims Starving Seniors By Killing Meals On Wheels Is Compassionate

Jaws Drop As Trump WH Claims Starving Seniors By Killing Meals On Wheels Is Compassionate | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters today that eliminating food for senior citizens via the Meals On Wheels program was the compassionate thing to do because if a program can't demonstrate results, it should get cut.
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Trump and the Parasitic Presidency - NYTimes.com

Trump and the Parasitic Presidency - NYTimes.com | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
From the article: "Trump will continue to debase and devalue the presidency with his lies. Trump will continue to follow Bannon’s philosophy of internal deconstruction of our government, its principles and its institutions. And Trump will continue to leech as much personal financial advantage as he can from the flesh of the American public. That’s who Trump is. America elected a parasite."
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‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage

‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The moment took place during a committee hearing on Republicans' plan to revise Obamacare.
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An obituary: The National Endowment for the Arts, 52, of unnatural causes

An obituary: The National Endowment for the Arts, 52, of unnatural causes | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
OPINION | In the American tradition, survivors will have to make it on their own, and in some fashion, they probably will.
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So, so sad to see this taking place. 
"At its end, the agency was so small that the cost of one military jet equaled its entire grants budget."
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