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Trump supporters lose it after the Daily Mail posts malicious article about Obama’s daughter drinking rosé and criticizing the president

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On Monday, the right-wing tabloid The Daily Mail posted an article about the secret Facebook account of Malia Obama, former President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter. The site noted that the account, which was reportedly used by Malia during high school and her gap year before college, contained images promoting content like “Donald Trump is evil” and shared numerous private images of Malia with friends and on vacation. A separate article from the previous night exposed pictures of her drinking rosé wine while vacationing in Miami, just a few months before her 21st birthday.

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At once, pro-Trump corners of social media went on the attack, firing up the outrage machine:

Of course, millions of teenagers and young adults drink slightly before they reach legal age. One man who did so in the 1980s just ended up on the Supreme Court, despite multiple allegations he sexually assaulted women while drunk. And given that President Donald Trump has repeatedly spread racist conspiracy theories about Barack Obama’s birthplace and academic transcripts, Malia would seem more than entitled to criticize him, let alone in her private posts with her own friends.

Even as the right tried to stir up outrage about the pictures, more liberal corners of the internet responded with even greater fury. Some people noted that, insofar as anyone needed to be sorry about these images, it was her friends more than her:

Others simply noted that she was being accused of nothing more than acting like a normal 20-year-old:

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Still others asked where the outrage had been for other public figures’ youthful behavior:

And others just raged about the fact that Malia’s privacy had been violated and her life put under a microscope just for a tabloid “gotcha”


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Kellyanne Conway lashes out at Democratic voters as ‘racist and sexist’ at Ohio GOP dinner

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Making an appearance at a Republican Party dinner in Columbus, Ohio, Kellyanne Conway accused Democratic voters of being "racist and sexist," in a diatribe as she tried to boost the fortunes of her boss, President Donald Trump.

According to a report from Cincinnati.com, Conway attacked the leading Democratic presidential nominees before making her claim.

“Their top three candidates are white, career politicians in their 60s and 70s, which I have nothing against except they (Democrats) certainly do,” Conway reportedly told the crowd. “I don’t know why the heck the Democratic party electorate is so racist and sexist. I can’t figure it out.”

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Betsy DeVos’ DOE threatens to cut university funding for positive portrayal of Islam

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The U.S Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from a Middle East studies course jointly run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina because it portrays Islam too positively.

The DOE ordered the universities to change their program or lose its federal grant money. In a letter to UNC, the department criticized the program, arguing that topics like Iranian art and film have “little or no relevance” to the Middle East studies program. The letter also argues that the program “appears to lack balance” because its programs are not focused on the discrimination faced by “religious minorities in the Middle East," including Christians and Jews.

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Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession — here’s why

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The Federal Reserve seems a lot more concerned about the state of the economy than it’s been letting on.

The Fed lowered its target interest rate by a quarter point on Sept. 18, the second such cut since July – and the first reductions since the Great Recession more than 10 years ago.

Judging by the words of Fed Chair Jerome Powell, this isn’t that big a deal. In his statement following the decision, he said: “We took this step to help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks.”

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