Leslie Salzillo

Documentarian Ken Burns warned Trump's rise would be 'Hitler-esque.' Here's what else he predicted

“...He (Trump) represents the greatest threat to American democracy since the Second World War. He is so fundamentally un-American...” — Ken Burns on Donald Trump, 2016 Variety Interview

The above quote is by award-winning filmmaker and documentarian Ken Burns. Millions have enjoyed his many acclaimed films on PBS. Some of those documentaries include The Civil War, The Central Park Five, The Roosevelts, The Vietnam War, College Behind Bars, Jazz, , Baseball, Country Music, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony and Unforgivable Blackness. To date, Burns, 66, has made over 30 historical films/documentaries.

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Former attorney general sums up Willam Barr with one tweet

Former Attorney General Eric Holder of the Obama Administration did not hold back on his tweet directed at the current AG Willam Barr, calling him “unfit.”

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Tennessee GOP House Speaker forced to resign over leaked 'locker room' texts

After being exposed for texting illicit and racist messages, Tennessee Republican House Speaker Glen Casada announced he will be stepping down. The leaked text messages were between him and his former chief of staff. NPR reports:

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Ocasio-Cortez slams abortion ban: 'Of course, no extra punishment for the rapists'

On Wednesday and early Thursday morning, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) took to Twitter to discuss the draconian abortion laws, which are being swiftly enacted in several states. Here are four tweets, in quote form, followed by the link to the tweets.

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This country superstar is giving back by opening a free grocery store in Nashville

Inspired after volunteering at a store in California, country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, donned their hard hats last week to break ground for a free grocery store in Nashville, Tenn. It’s simply called ”The Store,” and there’s a reason they chose that name.

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A green, leafy, biodegradable alternative to plastic has people going bananas

A supermarket was spotted opting out of using plastic to wrap their produce. Instead they are choosing to use something biodegradable, aesthetically beautiful, non-toxic, waterproof and much cheaper than plastic. They are bundling their fruits and vegetables with banana leaves, and people are loving it.

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These are Mitch McConnell's nefarious links to Putin, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian companies

There always seems to be more to the story when it comes to Trump and Russia, and this time it involves Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

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GOP lawmaker who's now a Democrat: I no longer have 'that pit in my stomach'

When former Kansas City Republican Barbara Bollier endorsed a Democratic candidate, she was stripped of her committee leadership role. The Republican Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle said Boliler crossed the line. As it turned out, Wagler’s “line” became a good thing for Barbara Bollier, who is now the ranking Democrat on the health committee.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She’ll Serve at Least Another 5 Years - And Predicts the Pendulum Will Swing Back to Democrats

After going to see the production of “The Originalist” in New York City on Sunday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stopped to chat with some of the press. CNN quotes Ginsburg as saying she intends to stay on the SCOTUS bench for another five years 

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