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Sarah Palin uses Marine vet who suffered PTSD in Iraq to bash college students

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Sarah Palin posted a meme Monday morning on her Facebook page suggesting that only combat veterans deserved free college tuition.

The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice-presidential candidate posted the meme, which contrasts a group of protesters calling for free tuition and a young Marine smoking a cigarette, on her personal social media page.

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“Want free college tuition,… ?” the caption reads. “Earn it.”

The photo of demonstrators came from a 2013 protest at Cooper Union for the Advancement for Science and Art, which had ended its 155-year tradition of free tuition to the New York City-based college.

James Blake Miller gained famed as the “Marlboro man” after his photo was published in 2004 by the Los Angeles Times following the Second Battle of Fallujah.

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Miller, now 32, received a medical discharge from the Marine Corps in 2005 after blacking out while assisting in Hurricane Katrina recovery due to post-traumatic stress issues related to his combat experience in Iraq.

The meme shared by Palin has circulated for years on right-wing websites and social media pages.

Palin made news last week for her visit to the Oval Office to meet President Donald Trump, along with rock performers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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The following is chock-a-block with spoilers for "Succession" Season 2, including the finale, so proceed with caution.For understandable reasons, the internet is all a-chatter about the final scenes of Season 2 of "Succession." On Sunday's finale, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who spent most of this season looking like a whipped puppy, finally stuck it to his old man, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), throwing the patriarch under the bus during a live press conference, during which Kendall was supposed to offer himself up as the fall guy for Waystar Royco's criminal behavior. It was a moment of Kendall showing spine and competence, and understandably, audiences cheered him on.
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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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