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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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Trump supporter struggles to explain racism towards Muslim neighbor: ‘They were just — walking around’

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In an extensive report by The New York Times, Somali refugees in St. Cloud, Minnesota lamented that they face an absurd amount of racism after fleeing ISIS and a war-torn country.

The story describes a local meeting at the Faith Lutheran Church where a free-flowing discussion about politics, abortion, and more quickly turned to discuss the so-called "refugee problem."

Nearly every person in attendance gave support to President Donald Trump. "Others said that markers of progress were more interpersonal, and they would only be comfortable in their community if the Somali-born refugees converted to Christianity," the Times wrote.

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Prosecutors want hearing on revoking Roger Stone’s bail after he posted right-wing propaganda despite gag order

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Roger Stone may have violated his gag order with Instagram postings and federal prosecutors want a hearing for a judge to consider modifying the conditions of his release from jail pending trial.

"On or about June 18 and 19, 2019, the defendant posted to Instagram and Facebook, commenting about this case and inviting news organizations to cover the issue," prosecutors said in a filing the day after the most recent posting.

Stone is a longtime political advisor to Donald Trump.

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Prosecutors debunk right-wing conspiracy theory in new legal smackdown of Roger Stone

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Federal prosecutors debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the far-right in a new legal brief filed on Thursday.

Longtine Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone had argued federal investigators relied upon a report from the cyber research firm Crowdstrike to conclude that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee.

That contention, according to federal prosecutors, is "incorrect."

"While the prosecutors did not go into detail, they noted that the investigators gathered evidence of the Russians’ involvement independently, which led to the indictment last year of 12 Russian military officials in connection with the DNC hack," Politico reported.

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