Khizr Khan, with his wife Ghazala, talk at the 2016 Democratic Convention about their son U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in 2004 in a car bomb in Iraq at the age of 28.

Trump’s racist attack on mom and dad of fallen US soldier Khan

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Trump suggested the mother wasn’t allowed to speak, because she’s a Muslim woman. In fact, she’s grief-stricken.

Southern Baptist GOP mom from Alabama speaks out for her 6 y.o. trans kid

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“My daughter is a girl in her heart. She knows it. God knows it. And that’s good enough for me.”

“Today we celebrate our Independence Day” (video)

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No one does patriotism like TV presidents. Here’s Bill Pullman in the movie “Independence Day.”
State of the Union 2012

State of the Union open thread

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Join in the discussion if you’re dorky enough, like me, to be watching this thing.

Video: Obama’s eulogy for Nelson Mandela (transcript too)

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Here’s the transcript and video for the eulogy that President Obama gave for Nelson Mandela today in South Africa. Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery ...
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz gives fiery victory speech after nearly destroying the Republican party (video)

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Ladies and gentlemen, please meet the man who is going to put Hillary in the White House in 2016.
Syria via Shutterestock

Obama talks about Syria at 9pm ET tonight (open thread)

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If you care to weigh in about the speech – before, during or after – feel free.

Obama speaks at length about Trayvon Martin

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“I don’t want us to lose sight that things are getting better.” (I have the video and transcript.)
David Letterman

David Letterman’s awesome rant against fracking (video)

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“They’re poisoning our drinking water and the EPA said, ‘you no longer have to comply with EPA standards.’ “

Michael Douglas’ big speech in the American President

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“He is interested in two things… Making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it.”

Obama’s new climate plan: Less coal, more fracking

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The bottom line is that there’s good news (less coal) & bad news (more fracking) in Obama’s climate change plan.
French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira

Wonderful speech by French Minister of Justice following historic gay marriage vote

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Taubira closes her speech with an appeal to France’s gay and lesbian youth who had to witness such hate.
Fox News on Obama inauguration speech

Jon Stewart on Fox’s conniption over Obama’s inauguration speech

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Fox, you’ll be surprised to hear, had a different take on Obama’s inauguration speech than did MSNBC and CNN.
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