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Sarah Palin says she’ll help stop Russian hackers: I’ll ‘keep an eye on them’ from my house!

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered her help with the problem of Russian hackers interfering with the U.S. electoral system.

TheHill.com said that on Sunday evening, Palin wrote on Twitter, “Russia’s getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here.”

The tweet echoed her widely-ridiculed 2008 remark that Russia is Alaska’s neighbor and therefore Palin had the foreign policy chops necessary to be effective in dealing with Vladimir Putin and other potentially hostile regimes.

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During her run as vice presidential nominee in 2008, Palin told ABC News, “They’re our next-door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia, from land, here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

Saturday Night Live writer and cast member Tina Fey joked in a famous sketch where she played Sarah Palin, “I can see Russia from my house!”

That quip became more famous than Palin’s actual statement and ultimately many people ended up attributing it to Palin herself.

Watch the 2008 Tina Fey clip, embedded below:

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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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