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Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J.

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The United States was born 240 years ago with a shield that proclaimed, “Peace, Independence, Liberty.” It marked an inflection point in the human narrative. For thousands of years, mankind had exalted warriors and nations who turned children into orphans, wives into widows, and had fathers bury sons rather than sons bury fathers in chronic wars for the sake of power, riches and the adolescent thrill of domination. Our forefathers, in contrast, risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to give birth to a nation whose glory was liberty and whose march was the march of the mind.

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his general lack of discipline, organization or depth would do him in.

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Iced Coffee Cocktail Iced Coffee Cocktail is a Sweet and Fabulous, Caffe Shakerato. This Iced Coffee Cocktail – will have tongues wagging. Serve it after dinner or as an afternoon delight and give a twist to the regular ol’ Iced Coffee

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Our Big Fat Queer Wedding

14Nov

I fell in love with a woman, named Dawn, who values diversity as much as I do… I had to marry her. So what a better way to celebrate our union than to have a Big Fat Queer Wedding! When we talked about a theme, there was only one logical answer for both of us, Let Your Freak Flag Fly! We wanted to celebrate in the way we live our life.

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Meatless Monday: Table Manners

14Nov

I believe going vegan has a positive impact on your health, your karma, your planet, but you can argue otherwise and I will listen and not reject you.

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Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies

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The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.

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When traveling to Europe there are many different places that one can visit.

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Staying the Couse on National Security Policy

12Nov

Since last Tuesday, U.S. allies and adversaries along with the American people have been wondering what the election means for their future

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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She’s a drug addict and compulsive thief just coming off a prison term. He’s a professional hitman. They meet under sordid and lethal circumstances and quickly go criminal.

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The Bottom Drops Out

12Nov

Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy.

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We are in an exciting time for biomedical innovation, but there is still much to be done to realize science’s promise. President-elect Donald Trump will need to work to ensure an environment where innovation and ingenuity here in the United States continue to thrive. And we have some ideas about where to start.

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TRIBE X – Ep.60

11Nov

Updated every Friday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter) has died at the age of 82. “Give me back the Berlin Wall.” Of course, Leonard Cohen, who at the age of 82 has just released one of his greatest and most popular albums, You Want It Darker , didn’t really mean that, a quarter-century ago. He sang in the guise of the unreliable narrator in his classic, and scary, song “The Future.” Other Cohen lyrics from that little ditty, written just after the 1989 fall of the Wall, call for the return of Stalin, more people to torture, and another Hiroshima, among other horrors.

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By Yiannis Giokas In the last decade, we’ve witnessed a major shift in the way IT departments operate. Today, many organizations are faced with competing choices in speed, availability, stability and cost optimization

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Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness – sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums.

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By: Lara San Gil and Julie Kervadec Years ago I met my best friend, Julie, whilst studying for a Master in International Marketing in Madrid. Towards the end of the programme, Julie and I took part in a competition for L’Oréal, making it through as finalist. Although we did not win the competition, the great prize we got was that we realized of how well we worked together and of the complimentary skills we had

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Screenshot: Freelance Entrepreneur The daily life of the freelance entrepreneur can be really filled with lots of irregularities and uncertainties but most of us would rather be self employed than have a 9-5 job and work for someone else. But just because we’ve decided to leave the corporate life doesn’t mean we freelancers can’t borrow best business practices from the corporate world

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This is the fifth in a series aimed at educating the public about the serious psychological instability of Donald Trump. Many now are rightly concerned about the potential for blood in the streets that will be triggered by a DT defeat. Despite the shadow of doubt cast by F.B.I

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Kate Frucher Kate Frucher is Co-Founder and CEO of Imprint , a “many-to-one” communications platform with a mission is to use social technology to spark acts of kindness and real human connection.

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While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal, visiting individual lender sites is largely a waste of time. Every site is formatted differently and the data provided may or may not be comparable to that available at any other single-lender site. In contrast, a multi-lender site allows users to compare prices of multiple lenders, uniformly formatted, with one visit

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One Day To Go In A Battleground State

08Nov

“If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day, I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say…” Lexington, North Carolina: It feels very much like Ground Zero here. Hillary will wrap up her campaign in Raleigh tonight. Here in the “Piedmont” people on both sides believe that whatever they can do in the final hours can make the difference, not just for North Carolina, but for the country

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The ‘Lost’ Hillary Campaign Commercial

07Nov

If Hillary actually responded to the number of emails that have reportedly been screened by the FBI, then she would have spent 8.56 hours per day answering each email in less than one second. That’s probably why she forgot to approve this campaign video that we uncovered

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Good news, friends: we’re almost done with the worst of the 2016 political shenanigans. But the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. What do you do when you can’t turn on any form of media without being smacked by slinging mud?

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Adding to chorus of overbilled ratepayers urging more accountability at LA DWP, a new LA Times report shows the city’s so-called “ratepayer advocate” wrote himself a five year contract extension into Charter Measure RRR at $280,000 per year, roughly $40,000 more than the Mayor makes, and failed to disclose the self-dealing in the ballot summary he wrote. Fred Pickel, the City’s ratepayer advocate, has been missing in action during the three year old billing scandal that’s rocked the DWP.

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Ask Carrie: The Case for Financial Education

07Nov

Dear Readers, You probably know that I’m a champion of financial literacy. And as I look at some of the recent research from FINRA, it only reinforces my commitment

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Female Radicalization: Media Analysis

07Nov

Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona Fayyad said students of violence mechanisms should consider ties between the environment and violent behavior, including contextual hereditary and biological factors, systemic psychological elements from depression to character to personality to an individual’s learning capacity, to political, social, and cultural elements.

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Why November 9th Matters So Much

07Nov

Mary was a city council president, owns a small business, and prefers Cabernet.

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Drug War Hawks and Why I’ll Vote for Peace

07Nov

Like many Americans I was unenthusiastic about having to pick between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It isn’t that I don’t see Trump as a menace to everything decent about America–he is a menace. But, I can’t be enthusiastic about Clinton

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Canon 5D Mark IV Review

07Nov

The Canon 5D Mark IV arrived almost 4 years after the amazing 5D Mark III and during those 4 years, almost every aspect of the camera has seen some form of upgrade. With a new 30MP sensor, faster 7fps shooting, 4k video, dual pixel autofocus, a touch screen, GPS and WIFI (to name a few), the Canon 5D Mark IV at first glance appears to be an amazing upgrade

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This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.

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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

05Nov

How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes

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Women over 50 Whose InstaStyle I Admire

05Nov

Image via @ThatsNotMyAge on Instagram I adore social media because I am, at heart, a social creature. Meeting and interacting with new people, especially women, is a favorite activity of mine

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Losing Perspective Amidst the Spin

05Nov

FBI Director James Comey’s brief letter to eight Congressional committee chairpersons updating them that that the FBI would investigate further emails from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found on the computer of her aide’s husband, Anthony Weiner, has shifted the Presidential polls. FBI director James Comey feared “being misunderstood,” but surely he knew that Mr. Trump and partisan media would swing into full conspiracy theory combat.

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Before there was Donald Trump there was Maine Governor Paul LePage. After being elected in 2010 without the majority of votes, LePage promised to tell President Obama to “go to hell” and said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) can “kiss my butt.” At Maine’s Republican convention in April he denounced a proposed $12 minimum wage by mocking immigrants. “It’s hard to hear what they’re saying,” he said.

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Italian Panini This Italian Sandwich (Italian Panino) takes some of the most delicious ingredients you will find at your local delicatessen, and packs them into a freshly baked focaccia roll. Watch me enjoy this simple favourite, right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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As we get close to the election, it’s clear that something should be done, at the federal or state level or both, to address the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act. The news that premiums on the so-called Obamacare benchmark health plans will be 25 percent higher on average next year came on the heels of earlier reports that people in most states will have considerably fewer health plans to choose from

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The following is a guest blog post from the National Education Association and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild: Eleven months ago, high school students Pedro and Jaime were detained by the Department of Homeland Security. They remain locked up indefinitely in privately run immigration prisons deep in rural Georgia, torn from their families, far from their communities, robbed of their opportunity to finish high school and facing deportation. Jaime and Pedro entered the country from Central America when they were children, making the long, harrowing journey to escape unlivable and dangerous conditions.

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Image: University of British Columbia Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study , Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds to minimize exposure to air pollutants

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CAT AND DOG – Ep.58

03Nov

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Known for their otherworldly aesthetic and psychedelic visuals, Australian electronic-duo Empire of the Sun is intent on spreading a positive message with their third album Two Vines. There is a lot of distortion in the world, says Luke Steele (one half of the duo, and also frontman for indie rock band The Sleepy Jackson), and he doesn’t want to add to it.

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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents  present at the continuing protests against the  Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) in North Dakota.

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Depression as a Starting Point for Change

01Nov

It takes guts to admit to yourself that things aren’t going really well.

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For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.

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A 3-Step Plan for New Grads With Student Debt

31Oct

You’re a new grad, maybe in a new city with a new job, apartment and friends. But not all the new things about postgrad life are fun and sparkly; you likely have a new debt to deal with, too.

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I laughed so hard I started to cry

31Oct

How many times have you heard that, or lived it? I bet I’ve lived it a thousand times. And yet, try as I might I can’t recall living that moment in reverse

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One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

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A letter to millennial and independent voters

28Oct

Dear Millennials and Independent Voters, Leave the angst at home. Go vote and for vote Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress, and the next day join on the battle lines fighting for what we believe in.

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This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role..

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CultureZohn: Fall Colors POP at Mass MoCA

28Oct

Nick Cave, Until, Mass MoCA There is nothing so sweet as combining nature and art. Rearview of new-ish Tadao Ando reflecting pool, Clark Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass The last time I wrote about this magical elixir was when Creative Time took over the north end of Central Park in a site specific installation of dancers, sculpture and sailboats.

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Are We Fracking Away Our Health?

27Oct

I’m a native of Montana, raised on a ranch that’s on the edge of the highly productive Bakken Formation oil field. The idyllic countryside where I rode horseback with my dad and brother to round up cattle for branding has been dramatically altered by that oil development.

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Liz Lee, Senior Strategist, Gyro While B2B brands may observe the success of Broad City Emojis and see how Red Bull can dominate on Snapchat , they struggle to see the takeaways that can help them communicate their own brand value to the new class of millennial business decision makers. One place to start taking cues is by looking at employer branding and recruitment. Unsurprisingly, the first line of research into the way millennials make decisions in the workplace comes from those who are in charge of attracting and retaining them.

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Mr. Donald Trump validates anger. He claims his “secret” strategies to defeat ISIS will be more effective than the CIA’s efforts

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Do you know why people make bad calls? Do you know why people fuck up?

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This is the fifth in my series of ” Letters to a Trump Supporter ,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama , he sent me a so-called “Newsweek” article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency

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For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics – capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes.

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In the pantheon of uncomfortable, taboo and inappropriate conversation subjects, money ranks right at the top. Yet talking about finances with family, potential spouse or a close friend is often essential for one’s stability, long term or short term. In this election year where economic stability has been frequently discussed, the timing of The Talk video seems apt

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ORLANDO, Florida  – For the first time, the digital advertising industry–via the Trustworthy Accountability Group–has a formal partnership with federal law enforcement agencies to combat criminal activity, TAG President and CEO Mike Zaneis says in an interview with Beet.TV. Since its founding, TAG members have been sharing intelligence about bad actors in the digital advertising space so that the group can set anti-fraud standards

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How much does the average artist earn per play on Spotify? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights

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After all the passion that has swirled around immigration in this year’s election campaign, a curious thing happened in all three presidential debates: Latino-focused issues were hardly mentioned. When it came to real discussion, suggests Maria Hinojosa, it’s as if Donald Trump’s wall had already gone up.

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From Greg Mitchell’s The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Killed , published this week by Crown. When Daniel Schorr, on August 7, 1962, got a call at dawn in his Berlin hotel room, on the morning of the great escape under the Wall that he planned to cover, he was perplexed.

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William Shakespeare once wrote “if music be the food of love, play on.” Few contemporary songwriters have generated such a feast of delicacies as Carol Bayer Sager. She has whipped up unrequited love songs, sweeping ballads and generational anthems into a culinary cultural smorgasbord

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STEEL RAIN – Ep. 7

18Oct

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Pappardelle With Wild Boar Ragu

18Oct

Pappardelle Ragu This slow-cooked pappardelle with wild boar ragu will literally melt in your mouth. A family tradition, we enjoy the tender wild boar each and every year at my Great Grandparents old house in the mountain. If your local butcher is lucky enough to be able to supply you with this, you MUST buy some and enjoy a flavor you will undoubtedly never forget.

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It’s hard to make the last jump from Maslowian safe, contented, self-esteem to self-actualized and truly happy. A very small set of people get pulled from their inertia by the call of a compelling mission

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Trina Gordon/Boyden Trina Gordon is President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors.

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Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources.

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Halloween has always been my daughter’s favorite holiday. But this year the only costume she wants–the one she is begging and pleading for–is a She Devil. It has a short short skirt, red fishnet stockings and knee high boots

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Deep Thoughts

16Oct

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How Retiring Overseas Can Make You Healthier

16Oct

“I’ll tell you something…. You won’t find better weather anywhere in the world than this,” a friend of ours said as he was leaving after visiting us in Ecuador. Morning View of Vilcabamba, Ecuador He’s right about that

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Dead Pilots Society Epi2: Only Child One of soundcasting’s new scripted series features scripts not intended for the medium.

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NEW YORK – As you may know, Today anchor and Bush, Billy Bush, appeared in a 2005 recording where Donald Trump boasted of using his celebrity to seduce women. Billy Bush and NBC are finalizing his exit settlement . Twitter is taking the exit settlement news into their own hands by trending #ThanksBilly with hopes the premature thanks will result in Billy Bush donating his $10M settlement to women’s charities

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“Tax cuts skewed towards the wealthy elite starve our communities of much-needed resources while further tilting the scales towards large corporations and the rich.” – Stephen Rouzer at Main Street Alliance If you cut taxes for the rich and giant corporations, what happens to the rest of us?

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Thank Goodness for Protracted US Elections

15Oct

American politics has often been criticized for the length of its presidential campaigns.

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