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Civil Rights leader dances ‘Gangnam Style’

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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a key figure in the U.S. Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, cut a rug “Gangnam Style” as part of a voter registration drive.

In the video, produced by the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Lewis appears with members of the dance troupe Innonim in a short take featuring the now-ubiquitous dance popularized by South Korean rapper/comedian Psy.

The original “Gangnam Style” video has been watched more than 300 million times on YouTube and has spawned parodies that range from the political to the outright silly.

“Vote, vote, vote Gangnam Style,” Lewis said in the video, echoing comments he made in an August interview with The Atlantic magazine likening the rash of voter-suppression tactics by conservative forces in recent years to the struggles he faced during the Civil Rights Era, when he served as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and participated in the Freedom Rides across the segregated southern U.S. as well as the three crucial marches from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.

“I am surprised, shocked and deeply disappointed that there isn’t more public protest or condemnation of what has happened in America,” Lewis said. “People are not being beaten and trampled by horses or tear gassed, people are not being shot and killed. The obstructions are not as obvious, but the effect of what state legislatures and party officials are doing will damage the integrity of our political process for generations to come, if it is not corrected.”

Watch Lewis doing “Gangnam Style,” as posted on YouTube Oct. by Kollaboration Atlanta, below.

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Trump leveled by retired general for making Iran war decisions based on advice from Fox News hosts

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During a panel discussion on the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a drone was shot down by the Middle Eastern country in international airspace, a retired general claimed he was worried about Donald Trump's response based upon who it appears the president listens to when it comes to advice.

Speaking with host John Berman, retired Lt. General Mark Hertling warned that the shootdown was a dangerous provocation.

"It's huge, John," Hertling explained. "You can go all the way from backing down completely to a full-scale war -- that's what's dangerous about this situation."

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A Trump supporter on Thursday brushed off statistics showing that hate crimes have been rising since President Donald Trump's election by claiming that he has not personally seen any additional hate crimes.

During a CNN voter panel, host Alisyn Camerota quoted from official statistics showing a significant increase in hate crimes committed since Trump's upset victory in 2016.

Trump supporter Darrell Wimbley, however, wasn't buying it and he cited his own personal experiences to prove his point.

"You can say that, but I truly don't believe it because I don't see it," he said. "I can statistically say anything but I don't see it."

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Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."

On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.

Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.

"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."

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