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July 19, 2016

Watch this speech to see if Donald Trump’s wife stole from Michelle Obama

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Everyone is saying that Melania Trump stole pieces of her speech at the Republican National Convention from First Lady Michelle Obama.  After reviewing the evidence, it’s pretty clear that she probably did steal it from Mrs. Obama.  But we’ll let you be the judge.  The video below does a side-by-side comparison of the two speeches and shows that Mrs. Trump seemed to steal, practically word-for-word from a speech that Mrs….

Obama writes open letter to police: ‘We have your backs’

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President Barack Obama wrote an open letter to law enforcement on Monday in the wake of deadly attacks on cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge. In a letter addressed to the “brave members of our law enforcement community” posted on the Fraternal Order of Police’s Facebook page, Obama once again offered unequivocal support for police, acknowledging the danger they face and pledging to provide more resources. “Some are trying to…

Chaos erupts on GOP convention floor after voice vote shuts down Never Trump forces

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CLEVELAND — The Republican party came within a whisker of reaching the unity it had long sought Monday. What it got instead was convention floor chaos. After mounting for weeks, tension exploded into a high-profile fight pitting the Donald Trump campaign and Republican National Committee leadership against a coalition of conservative activists and delegates from the “never Trump” movement. The two sides were reduced to shouting at each other on…

Trump’s disastrous Day One

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CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s supporters painted a dark and dystopian portrait of an America in decline on Monday, as a parade of people spoke about a country slipping from their grasp, cops getting gunned down in the streets, and their family members slain by illegal immigrants. But a self-inflicted scheduling blunder — the Trump campaign put the evening’s headliner, Melania Trump, well before the prime-time hour ended — had the…

Officer acquitted in Baltimore police custody death case

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It was the fourth straight trial prosecutors failed to win in the case. Lt Brian Rice, the highest-ranking of six officers charged, faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Williams previously dismissed…

Clinton speaks at N.A.A.C.P. conference as G.O.P. Convention begins

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Even as the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland this week, Hillary Clinton is speaking across the state in Cincinnati at an NAACP conference on Monday morning. In previous years, major candidates have used the NAACP conference setting as a way to address black constituents, and while the organization reached out to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to invite him to speak, Trump declined. Clinton spoke today about the…

Slain Baton Rouge officer Montrell Jackson wrote before death: “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart”

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Just two weeks before the tragic shooting that claimed the lives of three Baton Rouge police officers on Sunday morning, Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, took to Facebook to lament the state of race relations in our country. ‘I’m tired physically and emotionally. Disappointed in some family, friends, and officers for some reckless comments but hey what’s in your heart is in your heart,” he wrote. “I still love you all because…