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Contrast that entire Trump presser to this statement just in from Pence


Don't be upset that the First Lady told you the White House was built by slaves.

Be upset your textbook didn't.


REPORT: Kremlin Paid “Army Of Internet Trolls” To Pose As Pro-Trump Americans On Social Media

REPORT: Kremlin Paid “Army Of Internet Trolls” To Pose As Pro-Trump Americans On Social Media
July 27, 2016 2016 Election, News, Politics

Business Insider reports:

Russia’s troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media.

That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia’s “army of well-paid trolls” for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposé published in June 2015.

“A very interesting thing happened,” Chen told Longform’s Max Linsky in a podcast in December.

“I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don’t know what’s going on, but they’re all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff,” he said.

In his research from St. Petersburg, Chen discovered that Russian internet trolls — paid by the Kremlin to spread false information on the internet — have been behind a number of “highly coordinated campaigns” to deceive the American public.

It’s a brand of information warfare, known as “dezinformatsiya,” that has been used by the Russians since at least the Cold War. The disinformation campaigns are only one “active measure” tool used by Russian intelligence to “sow discord among,” and within, allies perceived hostile to Russia.



102 Year Old Arizona Hon. Delegate Jerry Emmett Casts Votes For Hillary Rodham Clinton

"I'm Ruben Gallego from Arizona, the beautiful state, the natural state. We're proud to say that we're the home state of Cesar Chavez, home state of many native tribes, home state of electing some of the first women leaders in this country," Gallego said. "I am proud to be joined here by Jerry Emmett, age 102. Madame Secretary, Arizona casts 34 votes for Senator Sanders."

"And 51 votes for the next president of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton," an impassioned Emmett said to cheers.

“I cried! I never cry,” she said immediately after participating in the roll call.

Emmett was born in 1914, before women could vote, and recalled her mother gathering her children as she cast her first vote decades ago. “We all walked out in the middle of the street and cheered, like they’re cheering here — because my mother was going to get to have a say! That was something!"


Biden: World Leaders Ask Me For Assurance That Trump Won’t Be Prez

Vice President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday that Donald Trump’s ignorance of foreign policy has prompted world leaders to assure him that he won’t really assume the presidency.

“Every place I go, whether I'm reaching across the table to try to solve a problem with Xi, the president of China, or I'm down in New Zealand with the prime minister, they go, ‘Tell me, Trump—that can't happen, can it?” Biden said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I'm not joking.”


“The thing that bothers me is I don't see any attempt for him to go out and get people who really know on the Republican side,” Biden said, pointing to Trump’s recent remarks that he would consider defying Article 5 of NATO by declining to provide military aid to U.S. allies.

The Vice President said he didn’t “buy” charges that Trump was a friend to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that any presidential candidate should be aware of “what Article 5 is.”

“I know he's trying to be tough but he's going to go out and carpet bomb,” Biden said, referring to comments Trump made in primary debates about bombing “the hell” out of ISIS. “You want to make friends and influence people in the Middle East, you're going to go carpet bomb innocent people and bad people at the same time? That's going to help us fight against ISIS? The things he says make absolutely no sense.”


Here’s more on how Trump got $150,000 in 9/11 funds intended for small businesses.

Donald Trump made a pretty penny off a program to help small businesses hurt by 9/11, one of many times where The Donald took advantage of government programs to save or make money off the taxpayer.

The self-proclaimed billionaire, who has so far refused to release his tax returns, was one of many wealthy individuals and businesses who used a loophole in a program intended to help smaller companies in lower Manhattan recover after the Sept. 11 tragedy.

Trump got $150,000 for his swanky property at 40 Wall Street because the Empire State Development Corporation, run by the state, didn't enforce federal guidelines on what defines a small business. Instead, the state used much looser rules that let The Donald and others including Morgan Stanley and Bank of China take money that was earmarked by Congress to help small business owners in the neighborhood recover after the tragic attacks, a 2006 Daily News expose found.

Locals say Trump, who used the bravery of 9/11 responders to counter-punch when Ted Cruz maligned his "New York values" during the Republican primary, didn't live up to the term.


Oops - Buffalo


Bill O'Reilly reminds you that Kunta Kinte never even thanked white people for the free boat ride.

O'Reilly: Slaves Who Built White House Were "Well-Fed And Had Decent Lodgings Provided By The Government"

Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well. Got it all? There will be a quiz.


This girl wanted to be an astronaut; NASA told her they didn't accept girls.

Tonight we nominate her for President.


“My dream was to be an astronaut when I was about 13 or 14 years old and the United States was starting its space program. So I wrote a letter to the NASA space agency and asked how I could become an astronaut. And I got a letter back saying that they weren’t accepting women. Now, I have to be very honest with you. I could never have qualified. But it was a dream, and I have been thrilled to see young women follow that dream and do so with such skill,” she recalled in a town hall event at Ewha Womans University in Seoul in 2009.


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