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Colbert mocks Bachmann’s ‘knowledge’ of slavery

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Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP 2012 hopeful Michele Bachmann signed a conservative “marriage vow,” written by Iowa group Family Leader. The vow “defends marriage” and outlaws infidelity, same-sex marriage, pornography and other watchwords. Bachmann is in hot water, however, over language in the pledge that seems to imply that children born into slavery are better off than African-American babies born today.

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Stephen Colbert mocked Bachmann’s team’s walkback of the slavery portion of the pledge. He detailed Bachmann’s knowledge of slavery — “Fat-free cheese? That’s flavor slavery! Flavery!” — and proposed a shock collar that would be activated if she breaks the pledge.

Watch the clip below, which aired on Comedy Central July 12, 2011, embedded via Hulu.


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Here are fourteen things people think may be more popular than Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump had a difficult Friday while on vacation at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was unable to reach a deal on the stimulus package.

So Trump lied on Twitter about the position of Democrats. But that did nothing to change the dynamics of the negotiations.

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WATCH: ‘Incredible tornado’ caught on tape by storm chaser

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Shocking video was posted to Twitter on Friday by a storm chaser in Canada.

"A tornado has touched down in southwestern Manitoba near Virden," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. "The funnel cloud was documented and posted to social media by several people in the area, including storm chaser Aaron Jayjack, who shot video of himself standing in front of the twister as it touched down."

Authorities warned golf ball-sized hail was likely.

"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation," the government warned. "Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately."

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Trump campaign thought their ‘huge news’ on pre-existing conditions had Democrats cornered — but it backfired spectacularly

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During a bizarre Friday evening press conference at his private golf club in New Jersey, President Donald Trump vowed to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.

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Of course, Trump does not need an executive order to accomplish such a goal, as it is already federal law in the Affordable Care Act, that was passed a decade ago by congressional Democrats and then-President Barack Obama.

Trump campaign advisors soon took to Twitter to praise Trump's promise as "huge news."

"Huge news just now - [Trump] announces upcoming EO to cover pre-existing conditions. Big, big, big news," campaign senior advisor Jason Miller tweeted.

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