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Strong Tropical Wave - Could Become Hermine Shortly

whnt.com — On cue the tropical Atlantic is getting active. There isn't much left of Fiona and Gaston is way out in the eastern Atlantic. The one system the United States needs to keep a close watch on is just east of the Lesser Antilles. A strong tropical wave continues to move west-northwest across the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday.

Donald Trump's New Media

buzzfeed.com — The effective merger of Donald Trump's campaign for president and the obstreperous, resilient media outlet Breitbart makes more sense than anything else that has happened so far this crazy year. Trump's campaign has always been, to a degree greater even than the usual model campaign, almost entirely a media product: Trump on TV, Trump at rallies, Trump yelling on Twitter.

You’re Not Done With Al Sharpton Yet

buzzfeed.com — In the early hours of Tuesday, July 27, 2004, I made my way out of the secure perimeter of the Democratic National Convention in Boston and toward the 7-Eleven just outside the fence, the last place to buy a liter of Coke for a long writing night.

What Peter Thiel Was Doing In Cleveland

buzzfeed.com — If you want to understand what Peter Thiel was doing in Cleveland, you won't get much from reading his brief and quickly delivered convention speech, which was focused in surprisingly large part on the sort of thing political hacks expect technologists to talk about: the sad state of federal government IT.

BuzzFeed Edit News

buzzfeed.com — Right before Britain voted to leave the European Union, this chart went viral: In short, the old voted to leave. And it looks like the old voted a lot more than the young. The young - with far longer to reckon with the change - are stuck with the result.

Selling Trump In Park City

huffingtonpost.com — The toughest guy in Park City this weekend was Anthony Scaramucci, a top Donald Trump fundraiser and his emissary to the anti-Trump resistance.

Selling Trump In Park City

buzzfeed.com — The toughest guy in Park City this weekend was Anthony Scaramucci, a top Donald Trump fundraiser and his emissary to the anti-Trump resistance. The compact hedge fund manager, well-cut blue suit, open collar, and the light-on-his-feet prowl of a boxer, had just emerged from a panel discussion at Mitt Romney's annual conference here.

Trump Adviser's Ties Raise Security Questions

buzzfeed.com — With Donald Trump on the brink of receiving classified security briefings from the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. foreign policy figures of both parties are raising concerns about a close Trump aide's ties to allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie

huffingtonpost.com — One of the great stories of 2016 is how Donald Trump hacked the media: how he learned from the New York tabloids and The Apprentice; how he dictated terms to the weakened television networks; how he used Twitter and won Facebook.

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie

buzzfeed.com — One of the great stories of 2016 is how Donald Trump hacked the media: how he learned from the New York tabloids and The Apprentice; how he dictated terms to the weakened television networks; how he used Twitter and won Facebook. Those are complex questions that we will argue about for decades.
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Aug 28, 2016

RT @bpgrady: I'm typically the last guy to argue national interests need to be defended from a shadowy cabal of globalists, but:  https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/status/769888198776487936 

Aug 28, 2016

Here, Hamby shines a light on a system: secret court & lawyers - calling themselves "the mafia" - who dominate it  https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrishamby/super-court?utm_term=.gbVwk3b2zn#.gbVwk3b2zn 

Aug 28, 2016

So much of the conversation about trade deals is totally abstract; or totally focused on a single factory 3/4

Aug 28, 2016

Hamby lifts the curtain on a secret global supercourt that protects executives and companies accused of pollution, corruption, and more 2/4

Aug 28, 2016

So proud to publish the 1st in an investigative series, by the great @ChrisDHamby, on trade deals including TPP  https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrishamby/super-court?utm_term=.gbVwk3b2zn#.gbVwk3b2zn  1/4


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