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GOP Sen. Dan Coats dismisses claim of secret KKK membership as ‘baseless Internet garbage’

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Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) on Monday denied having any connection to the Ku Klux Klan after he was included in a list of politicians alleged to have ties to the notorious hate group.

“For those who are asking – I have never had any affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan and deplore all forms of racial discrimination,” Coats wrote on Twitter. “This is baseless Internet garbage of the worst kind.”

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Anonymous hacktivists vowed to expose Klan members around the anniversary of the Ferguson protests, and began publishing some information on Monday.

A list of political figures was published on Pastebin by Twitter use Amped Attacks. But the document offers no evidence that anyone on the list is actually a KKK member.

“All I can really say without fully admitting to federal charges is that several databases were dumped from different KKK websites that all linked their emails to the politicians in question and the only way their emails would have been on there to begin with is if they showed support when signing up for [the site] or filled out an application,” Amped Attacks told International Business Times.

The document also names Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), and John Hardy Isakson (R-GA). A spokeswoman for Isakson told Raw Story that the allegations were absolutely false and that the senator has never been affiliated with the KKK. The two other senators have not yet responded to the allegations.

Four mayors named in the document have also denied the allegations.

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(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with Isakson’s denial.)


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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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