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September 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton, rarely seen, rarely heard

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Hillary Clinton has never felt comfortable with the traveling political press. As first lady, she would sometimes arrange travel for herself and Chelsea separate from her husband, partly to avoid the protective pool of reporters assigned to the president. In 2008, she “fought tooth and nail,” former aides said, to avoid sharing the plane with her press corps and relented only when her campaign was running out of money and…

Charlie Crist’s last shot at redemption

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Charlie Crist just can’t help himself. If there’s an election — he’s not especially picky about the race, whether it’s for governor, the Senate or the House, or the party, Republican, Democrat or independent, he’s tried them all — his name will be on the ballot. The former governor of Florida, Crist has been perpetually running for one office or another for the past 25 years….

5 numbers that mattered this week

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Continuing our POLITICO feature, where we dig into the latest polls and loop in other data streams to tell the story of the 2016 campaign. Here are five numbers that mattered this week. It took an entire week, but Trump is launching TV ads in five new states on Saturday, adding to the core four states where he began advertising last month, plus Michigan, which was a late entrant onto…

FX comedy ‘Atlanta’ hopes to shed light on black culture

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Fx’s new comedy series ‘Atlanta’ is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 6th. The show follows down on his luck Earnest Marks who tries to restart his life using his cousin’s budding rap career. Earn is played by Donald Glover (aka musician Childish Gambino) who also created and produced the show.  According to an interview in Complex, Glover “wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about black culture….

Officer who slammed black student in viral video won’t face criminal charges

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The South Carolina police officer who dragged a young black girl over her desk only to throw her to the ground may have lost his job over the incident but he will not face any criminal charges. According to the New York Daily News, Richland County Solicitor Dan Johnson found no probable cause to charge officer Ben Fields, with anything for the altercation that drew national outrage. The report went…

Did Kaepernick’s activist girlfriend inspire his support of Black Lives Matter?

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According to some reports it was Colin Kaepernick’s Muslim girlfriend that inspired the 49ers quarterback to sit out the National Anthem in protest of those who “are being oppressed.” Blogger Terez Owens posted about the couple recently. “As the entire world knows by now, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem in Friday’s pre-season game against Green Bay because he was protesting ‘black oppression’…