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The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Picks Up Her Sword to Fight Sexism Around The Globe — By: Ben Smith Don't bother trying to second-guess or pigeonhole Danai Gurira. Though she's best known as the katana wielding badass Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead, she's also an esteemed Broadway actor and award winning playwright.

Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration — The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump, who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views. Trump visited the paper's Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, Jan.

The Only Strategy For Hillary Clinton Is To Scorch The Earth — If Hillary Clinton manages to beat Bernie Sanders, the early primaries have already revealed that there's only one strategy for the general election against a Republican, be it Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz: Scorch the earth. There was a scenario, which looks more like a fantasy, in which Clinton was a movement.

What The Longform Backlash Is All About — BuzzFeed executive editor Doree Shafrir and I started talking about hiring a "longform" editor in the spring of 2012, at the urging of our most experienced writer, Michael Hastings.

How Donald Trump Owns The Old Media And The New Media — The American political media notoriously packs this Iowa city every four years, driving mid-tier hotel room rates past $600 and making it impossible to get a reservation at Lucca on a Sunday night.

Clinton Iowa Volunteers Train To Push Backers To O'Malley — Hillary Clinton's campaign for president is instructing its Iowa caucus leaders to - in certain cases - throw support to former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, with the goal blocking her main opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, from securing additional delegates.

Why We Should Take Mike Bloomberg Seriously This Time — Anonymous aides to Mike Bloomberg are floating the idea that he might run for president. Again. This is more of the same - more of the attention-grabbing, low-cost fake campaigning that we saw from Bloomberg's aides in 2008 and, a bit, in 2012. But that's no reason to dismiss it.

Schwarzenegger, Former Aides, Distance The Governator From Trump — People have mentioned George Wallace or Sarah Palin, but Donald Trump - a celebrity populist frontrunner for a major party's nomination without any kind of true political experience - is without modern precedent. Except for one.

Donald Trump's "Freedom Kids" May Or May Not Make America Great Again — There's no event that can't be made better by little girls singing "deal from strength or get crushed every time" - Allahpundit (@allahpundit) Check out more articles on!

BuzzFeed Edit News — BuzzFeed covered a lot of ground in 2015, from Ben Carson to Brother Orange and San Francisco to Somalia. Here's a chronological cross-section.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @MarkSKrikorian: Trump performed a useful service by raising profile of #immigration issue, but his unrelated baggage may taint it.…://

Apr 29, 2016

RT @charlesmurray: Op ed pulled at the last minute from the Hillsdale Collegian. A college devoted to the founding principles. Sad! https:/…

Apr 29, 2016

RT @stuartmillar159: Brilliant @gabyhinsliff column on Livingstone and the Left's anti-semitism problem…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @errollouis: Trumpology: A Master Class | Five top reporters & authors who have done deep dives on the candidate over the years. https:…<a title="" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @katherinemiller: This, about Trump's Old Post Office hotel, also offers more insight into how involved Ivanka is in everything. https:/

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