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Just how badly damaged does Chris Christie start 2017?

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is tied for the second-most disliked politician currently holding office in America, according to E-Poll Market Research. The Encino, Calif.-based E-Poll collects data on almost 9,000 celebrities and more than 100 nationally known politicians to measure whether Americans know and like them. There are a good number of U.S. political figures…


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Nightmarish ‘Cats’ trailer ignites a wave of mockery online — and has everyone wondering: Why?

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My one-sentence response to the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of “Cats” is simply: “Nobody asked for this — but now I have questions.”

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Who knew that CGI fur — called “digital fur technology” by director Tom Hooper — had such a long way to go? Why are some of the cats wearing fur coats over said fur? Why is the term “Furries” trending on Twitter? And when you watch the trailer do you, too, think of medieval artists’ fumbling attempts to draw cats, which often resulted in a grotesque mashup of human faces and feline bodies?

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Trump spewed a firehose of Orwellian lies after his racist outburst — and the media timidly bought into it

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With plodding predictability, we're now supposed to believe that Donald Trump is unhappy with racist chants by his followers and true believers. And that's after he spent the better part of the past week defending and doubling down on his use of a classic white supremacist demand that people of color should "go back" to wherever their ancestors came from.

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The sad truth behind Trump’s racist attacks: He doesn’t know how to do anything else

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Donald Trump has bragged many times that his 2016 election victory was a result of his unique political genius, saying only recently, "You know who got me elected? I got me elected!" He is convinced that his instincts are infallible and that he speaks for the American electorate when he engages in his patented demagogic bigotry. He believes this is what brought him to the White House and is what will win him a second term.

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