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Dan Rather: Romney campaign has more twists than a pretzel factory



Appearing Monday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Dan Rather said that Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign was having an incredibly hard time focusing on the economy and job growth.

“Here’s his basic problem,” he explained. “We talked about it before. Does this man know what it is he believes? Is he willing to stick to it and fight for it? Whatever the truth of it is, the perception has been there from the beginning. This guy may not know really what he wants to do. These last few days have fuelled that. If he wins, he has to win on jobs and the economy. He can’t seem to keep the focus there and you can’t run a campaign with more twists than a pretzel factory.”


Earlier in the segment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that the Romney campaign had corrected statements made by the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) multiple times over the past few days, giving the appearance that the campaign was either trying to appeal to particular niches of voters — or was in complete disarray.

“I think future historians and politicians and people who cover politics will be looking at this campaign and studying it for a long time to come because the center of gravity has changed with Facebook, Twitter and the immense amount of coverage there is of a campaign,” Rather said. “There’s a time not long ago, you can say one thing to one group of people and another thing to another group of people and it wouldn’t catch up. Those days are gone.”

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‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police



Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.

The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.

"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.

Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt

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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building



Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:




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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’



The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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