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Trump just set the world on edge with a hostile tweet about using his “nuclear button”

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un rang in 2018 with a thinly-veiled threat against the Trump administration, claiming that he has a nuclear button “always on the desk of [his] office.” “The United States can never fight a war against me and our state,” he said. “It should properly know that the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office, and this is just a reality, not a threat.” Tonight, Trump joined in on the pissing contest, claiming that he, too, has a nuclear button, “but it is a much bigger & more powerful one…
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Activist Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dead At 27 After Heart Attack

She had been an outspoken advocate for police accountability since her father’s chokehold death in 2014. Activist Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, died Friday morning, less than a week after suffering a heart attack. She was 27. Garner was an outspoken advocate for police accountability, calling for justice and police reform following the 2014 death of her father, whose dying gasps of “I can’t breathe” as a New York City police officer restrained him became a rallying cry at Black Lives Matter protests. “It is important for us to show the world we can stand together as one people,” Garner wrote in a 2015 blog post for HuffPost. “It’s…
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MSNBC’s Joy Reid just revealed what everyone missed about Trump’s bizarre NY Times interview

MSNBC news host Joy Reid published an epic Twitter thread following the release of President Trump’s recent interview with the New York Times.  The interview caught everyone by surprise, first and foremost because it was with the Times,  publication with which the president has been incredibly hostile, but also for his calculated language and his trademark self-promotional flourishes with little if any basis in facts. As many as 24 claims Trump made in the 30 minute interview have been rated false or misleading by the Washington Post, and more than a few experts have commented on the president’s mental state after reading the transcripts released by the New York Times. Joy Reid took a slightly different tack.  She began her…
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Obama just went mega viral with an important year-end tweet

As President Trump has not only abandoned all the moral leadership that has always been an important part of the role of the President of The United States but, in fact, has actually gone beyond abandonment to become an actual example of corrupt behavior, former President Barack Obama continues to step in to fill the breach in public discourse. Obama’s latest series of tweets is the perfect example. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/946775081371471872 Obama knows we’ve had a rough year and seeks to inspire us by pointing us towards the bright side of life despite the seemingly dire circumstances. Here are the stories he gives as examples of the higher consciousness that we can maintain if…
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Alabama officials just responded to Moore’s request to delay finalizing election results (WATCH)

Late last night, in the latest development in the interminable Roy Moore saga, the failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate and accused child molester filed an official complaint to delay the certification of the December 12th special election results on the basis of voter fraud, in hopes of ultimately being granted “a new election.” This morning, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he, along with Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall, will proceed in certifying the election results that name Doug Jones as Alabama’s next Senator. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/946403131025494016 “Doug jones will be certified today at 2PM Eastern Time,” Merrill explains. “The governor, Kay Ivey, our attorney general, Steve Marshall, and I…
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