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So this one is a bit odd.
The power went out today at the Senate hearing for the new CIA director, while C-SPAN was replaced by Russian TV.
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She doesn't deserve to be in the White House or hold a Columbia Ph.D.
Senior Trump White House appointee Monica Crowley has been accused of plagiarizing her Ph.D. She should lose it.
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Trump and Russians use same talking point to disparage CIA, Congress over hacks

President-elect Donald Trump today used a Russian government talking point to disparage the US intelligence community and Republicans (and Democrats) in Congress who want answers about Russia’s attack on the American election. (I was initially alerted to this by Peter Sinclair on Twitter.)

In an interview with the New York Times this morning, Trump called the investigation of the Russia hack “a witch hunt.” That’s the same phrase used this morning by Russia Today, aka RT, a Russian state propaganda organ.

http://americablog.com/2017/01/trump-russians-use-talking-point-disparage-cia-congress-hacks.html
President-elect Donald Trump today used a Russian government talking point to disparage the US intelligence community and Republicans (and Democrats) in Congress who want answers about Russia’s attack on the American election. (I was initially alerted to this by Peter Sinclair on Twitter.) In an interview with the New York Times this morning, Trump called …
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Someone had to write America's obituary.
The United States of America – military commander, statesman, explorer – is dead at 238. This is her obituary.
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CNN just reported that Donald Trump wants Alt Right leader Steve Bannon to be White House chief of staff. The Alt Right, sometimes referred to as hipster white supremacists, is basically the latest iteration of neo-Nazis for the new millennium (or new millennials).
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This is really neat.
Michelle Obama was on Jimmy Fallon's show where she surprised people making "thank you" videos for her. Wonderful.
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Hacker tool psychologically profilesTrump by his tweets
An American hacker has created a "Minority Report" style tool that lets him profile Donald Trump by his tweets.
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A talk about why it's important that Democrats work with Republican allies on issues like Russia.
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Yep
Kanye West said on Thursday that he didn't vote this election, but if he had, he'd have voted for Trump.
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Donald Trump's presidency is going to be a disaster, but that doesn't mean we can't fight back -- we can and will.
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You won't like him when he's angry.
Libertarian party presidential candidate Gary Johnson just lost it with HBO and the Guardian.
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American blogger and political consultant.
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John Aravosis is a DC-based writer and political consultant, specializing in using the Internet for politics. He is the editor of AMERICAblog.com, one of America's top progressive political blogs, with over 300,000 unique visitors per month. John has a joint law degree and masters in foreign service from Georgetown, and his writing experience includes working as a stringer for the Economist and RADAR. Washingtonian magazine’s annual “50 Best Journalists” issue named John one of “journalism's rising stars, those likely to have a major impact in coming years.” John has also been honored as one of the “Out 100,” and as one of the Advocate’s 50 “most powerful gay men and women in America.” John’s policy experience includes stints in the US Senate, the World Bank, and the Children's Defense Fund. John is also a semi-regular TV pundit, and has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, ABC News, Nightline, CNN and more. John speaks five languages and has visited or worked in 29 countries, including presenting about the Internet and politics (in English, French, Spanish, and Italian) in France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Morocco, Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire. Bio on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aravosis
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Rhetoric, 1981 - 1985
  • University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne
    French civilization and language, 1983 - 1984
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, 1985 - 1989
  • Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
    MSFS, 1985 - 1989
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  • Wired Strategies Political Internet Consulting
    President, 1997 - present
  • AMERICAblog.com
    Founder & Editor in Chief, 2004 - present
  • The Economist Group
    Stringer/Reporter, 1999 - 2000
  • Children's Defense Fund
    Online organizer, 1994 - 1997
    United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank
    Consultant, Mexico Division, 1994 - 1994
  • United States Senate
    Legislative Attorney, 1989 - 1994
  • United Nations Development Programme
    Manager, Online & Digital Team, 2015 - 2016
    Chief Internet strategist for UN development agency.
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