Put My Hater-Blockers on. • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual report, titled “Year in Hate and Extremism”, says there was a 4% increase in hate groups from 2016, to a total of 954. Since 2014, the number of hate groups have grown 20%. What is the definition of hate groups, you ask? It is an organization with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics”. This includes race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or even sexual preference. Also, to be considered a hate group, they must be engaged in some sort of activity, like meetings, protests, rallies, etc. Check out the interactive map, along with how the left and right are spinning this story, in our newsletter today. • #NewsBling #haterblockers #putmyhaterblockershadeson #politics #NATO #southernlawpovertycenter #annualreport #yearinhateandextremism #hategroups #hategroup #racism #sexism #discrimination #protests #rallies #guncontrol #mentalhealth #nationalism #map #hatecrimes #nationalist #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #USA #potus #olympics #olympics2018 #winterolympics
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Smh. 5 Year Old Trolls. • The Russian Parliament is considering to change the name of the street in Moscow where the US Embassy to “North American Dead End”. This is in retaliation to the vote that DC officials has to rename the street where the Russian Embassy is located to “Boris Nemtsov Plaza” - a critic of Putin who was killed in Moscow. Really guys? Nothing more important to do than this? • #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #presidenttrump #trumpadministration #americafirst #WhiteHouse #WH #trumptweets #twitterfingers #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #Russia #Moscow #DC #RussianParliamant #USEmbassy #RussianEmbassy #NorthAmericanDeadEnd #BorisNemtsovPlaza
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No, Not This Gerry! • Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing up districts in a way to provide political advantage to a certain party. A political party in charge may do this so that it marginalizes the vote from the opposing party’s voters. Pennsylvania Democrats recently dropped a new congressional map for the state, and the Republicans are calling foul as they believe it favors the Democrats and the current leadership in the state. Democrats pushed back saying that the original, GOP-drawn map was filled with “partisan gerrymandering”. Read how both sides are spinning the story in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #presidenttrump #trumpadministration #americafirst #WhiteHouse #WH #trumptweets #twitterfingers #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #gerrymandering #pennsylvania #votersuppression #PA #pennsylvaniasupremecourt #fairdistricts #redistrcting #powergrab #pahouse #turnpablue #turnpared
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Commit a Crime, Spend AND Pay the Time? • An inmate in Michigan named Curtis Dawkins is serving life in prison, where he also has become a publishing sensation. He created a collection of short stories named “The Graybar Hotel”, and has received a $150,000 advance for it. The state is now looking to find ways to collect a part of that advance to cover his expenses in prison. This is actually not a new occurrence, as 40+ states can force prisoners to pay for their incarceration expenses. For example, Michigan made approximately 300 prisoners pay $3.7 million. What do you think about this process? Tell us your thoughts! • #NewsBling #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #americafirst #inmate #michigan #curtisdawkins #incarceration #thegraybarhotel #graybarhotel #jail #prison #lifeinprison #scribnerbooks #aspenlitprize #books #publishing #author #22jumpstreet #jonahhill #robriggle
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Agree or disagree? • A vocal student from the school, Emma Gonzales, delivered the powerful speech above, attacking gun laws and demanding serious change. After experiencing the terrible shooting that occurred last week, other students of Stoneman Douglas High School are putting matter into their own hands by sparking a huge nationwide campaign protesting gun laws. Teenagers from all around the country are rallying around this movement, and the students from Stoneman Douglas are utilizing social media to to mobilize full support. On top of this, a nationwide walkout for students is expected to take place March 14. Read how the left and right are spinning this story in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #schoolshooting #schoolshooter #guncontrol #changeisneeded #prayforparkland #stonemanshooting #stonemandouglas #actionsnotjustprayers #guncontrolnow #gunsense #endgunviolence #stoptheviolence #parklandschoolshooting #NRA #nrakills #nrabloodmoney #parklandflorida #prayingforparkland #potus #presidenttrump #WhiteHouse #WH #gop #republicans #neveragain #enough #emmagonzales #parklandstudentsspeak #notonemore
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Putting Putin on Alert! • Special Counsel Robert Mueller has officially indicted 13 Russians and related entities for interfering in the 2016 elections. Based off reports, these Russians all worked for a company called “Internet Research Agency”, which sounds like an innocent company until you dig deeper. The affiliates launched an elaborate marketing campaign on social media that criticized Hillary Clinton and promoted Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, while posing as politically active American citizens. On top of all this? The Russian company was funded by one of the most powerful oligarchs in Russia, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, who has strong ties to Putin. Hear how the left and right are spinning this story in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #WhiteHouse #WH #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #robertmueller #mueller #hillaryclinton #russia #russiainvestigation #berniesanders #muellerinvestigation #trumprussia #conflictofinterest #InternetResearchAgency #putin #vladimirputin #russiainterference #russiagate #russiantrolls #Russiancollusion #collusion #specialcounsel
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Wakanda Panther Does This?! • Black Panther CRUSHED it at the box office this past weekend, making well over $200M. The social commentary has also been passionate due to the first appearance of a major black superhero in a high budget film ($200M budget). Some people thought the film lived up to the hype and broke major societal and cultural barriers, while others thought the movie had too many political undertones. See the movie yet? Tell us what you think! • #NewsBling #wakanda #blackpanther #ryancoogler #chadwickboseman #michaelbjordan #blackhistorymonth #panther #boxoffice #wakandaforever #lupita #Danai #movies #welovemovies #disney #marvel #marvelUniverse #stanlee
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Happy Meal = Healthy Meal? • McDonald’s announced big changes to their kid’s menu in an effort to make them healthier. In Italy, Mcdonald’s launched a healthier grilled chicken option last month which had relative success and customer approval. Because of this, McDonald’s reported that all Happy Meals will be 600 calories or less and have no more than 650mg of salt by 2022. If the same critical success and approval come with this report for Happy Meals, the positive public image may outweigh any negative backlash with this decision. Read more about the topic and it’s spin in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #mcdonalds #happymeal #healthymeal #healthycommitment #sadmeal #servekidsbetter #diet #exercise #health #fitness #bigmac #cheeseburger #chocolatemilk #healthiergen #potus #potuslovesbigmac 🎥:McDonald’s
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Happy New Year! • Well, it’s the Chinese new year, and in that calendar, it’s the Year 4716 and the Year of the Dog! If you felt like you’ve already broken some resolutions, don’t fret y’all! This is your chance to start over. Compared to the Gregorian calendar we use, the Chinese calendar is lunar-based. Read our newsletter to learn more! • #NewsBling #US #USA #happynewyear #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyear2018 #yearofthedog #ilovedogs #dogsofinstagram #yearodthedog2018 #lunarnewyear #lunarnewyear2018 #china #springfestival2018 #CNY #CNY2018 #dogs
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DACA Deal Debacle! • Yesterday concluded a week of “open debate” in the Senate to try and reach a deal for the program, and to protect the DREAMers. 4 distinct immigration deals were struck down in all, which leaves the fate of ~1.8m+ people in the program uncertain. Essentially, democrats wanted a deal that provided a path to citizenship in exchange for funding of Trump’s infamous border wall. Trump countered with a deal that would also end the visa lottery and limit legal immigration, but the democrats declined that deal. Read how the left and right are spinning this story in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #presidenttrump #trumpadministration #americafirst #WhiteHouse #WH #trumptweets #twitterfingers #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #DACA #DACADreamers #DACAdeal #DACADreamer #nodacanodeal #immigration #dreamers #spendingbill #dealornodeal #deal
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Holy Land Scandal! The Israeli Police have accused the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, of corruption and may indict him. Charges include receiving almost $300k of gifts, which include cigars, wine, and jewelry. Some are claiming that these charges are an attempt at a coup, as there has already been about 15 investigations since Netanyahu has been PM. Another questionable move is that Netanyahu’s PM opponent, Yair Lapid, is a chief witness in the hearings. See how the left and right spin this story in our newsletter today! • #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #presidenttrump #trumpadministration #americafirst #WhiteHouse #WH #trumptweets #twitterfingers #gop #republicans #dems #democrats #US #USA #israel #israelcrimes #netanyahu #IsrealiPM #israelipolice #benjaminnetanyahu
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Can’t we just have a Pikachu Parade? • Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told Congress that Trump’s military parade could cost anywhere from $10 million to upwards of $30 million. Supporters, which include VP Mike Pence, say it’s a great way to show love to the military and our veterans. Critics, including some Republicans, believe that it would be a waste of time and money that could be used to DIRECTLY benefit vets. What do you think? Tell us your thoughts! • #NewsBling #DonaldTrump #potus #potus45 #presidenttrump #americafirst #WhiteHouse #WH #gop #dems #US #fakenews #trumpbudget #budgetdirector #mickmulvaney #militaryparade #parade #washington #veterans #respectveterans #soldiers #salutetoservice #paradegate #trumpparade #lawmakers #bastilledayparade #VP #mikepence #vpotus #veterans
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