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Hackers turn pro-Confederate Facebook group into celebration of Obama, Islam and LGBT rights

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A Brooklyn-based writer hilariously wrecked a pro-Confederate Facebook group Monday after he discovered administrators had left some of the privacy settings unlocked.

Virgil Texas said he joined the private “Confederate Pride” group and changed its banner picture a few times before convincing the page administrators to let him change all of its settings to “clean out the trolls,” reported Slate.

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Having gained control of the page, Texas changed the group’s name to “LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama and Judaism” — and hijinks ensued.

The group’s members fled in horror and disgust.

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Administrators soon kicked Texas out of the group — but not before he granted 50 more pranksters administrative privileges, and at that point things just got confusing.

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Group members grunted their disapproval.

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One of Texas’ friends changed the group’s URL to /groups/JewsForObamaAndHillary — which can’t be changed for at least six months.


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Women are making Trump ‘melt down’ — or turn tail and run: columnist

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President Donald Trump doesn’t like being challenged by any media figures, even if they are conservative white males like Fox News’ Chris Wallace or The Bulwark’s Bill Kristol. But female reporters, in particular, seem to rattle Trump, as journalist Jack Shafer argues in an op-ed published in Politico this week.

Shafer describes a pattern, explaining, “It starts with a reporter, usually a female reporter, asking President Donald Trump hard, tenacious questions at a news conference. Trump’s jaw seizes up, rattled and dumbfounded by the questions that he can’t or won’t answer. He abruptly ends the presser by saying, ‘Thank you very much’ and stalking out of the room.”

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‘Silence is complicity’: GOP condemned for doing nothing as Trump openly touts sabotage of postal service

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"Donald Trump knows that if the people are heard in November, he and Republicans up and down the ballot will lose," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This is what we're up against—and this is why we have to fight back with all we've got."

Voting rights advocates on Thursday took aim at Republicans in Congress for remaining silent in the face of President Donald Trump's open admission that he is blocking funding for the U.S. Postal Service with the express purpose of stopping an expansion of mail-in ballot access ahead of the November elections.

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Mitch McConnell continues to be haunted by this Confederate flag photo – but he says he has no regrets

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained the origins of an infamous photograph of himself standing in front of a Confederate flag.

The photo has circulated for years, and it's believed to have originated in the early 1990s at an event held at Big Spring Country Club by the Louisville-based John Hunt Morgan Camp 1342 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, reported the Courier-Journal.

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