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Trump accuses New York Mayor DeBlasio of ‘stealing’ campaign slogan

President Donald Trump has blasted the New York mayor as having “no imagination” for pinching his 2020 campaign slogan: ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ in a tweet. Bill DeBlasio snapped back. “Bill DeBlasio, the high taxing Mayor of NYC, just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE  PROMISES KEPT! That’s not at all nice. No imagination!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. Bill ...

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Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign

Lockheed Martin’s social media appeal to send them the best photos of its products went horribly awry, as unimpressed Twitterati responded with gruesome images of the horrors of war. The world’s largest defense contractor and one of the top defense manufacturers posted a tweet last week, asking Twitter users to send them an “amazing photo” of a Lockheed Martin item. ...

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‘You can break a person’: Widow of #MeToo witch-hunt victim blames campaign for husband’s suicide

Sweden’s #MeToo movement has come under fire after its most prominent target committed suicide. However, an investigation failed to prove accusations against Benny Fredriksson, a leading figure in Stockholm’s art world. Fredriksson was the artistic director of the Swedish capital’s arts and culture center Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, and the husband of Swedish opera superstar Anne Sofie von Otter. Last December, he ...

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Russian opposition leaders launch campaign for two-party parliamentary system

Two opposition leaders in Russia’s parliament have urged the nation to switch to a two-party political system, similar to that of the US. They have pledged to launch a major social-democratic project to prove its viability. On Friday the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, urged Russian lawmakers to switch to the two-party system as soon ...

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Facebook finally hands over leave campaign Brexit ads

The UK parliament has provided another telling glimpse behind the curtain of Facebook’s unregulated ad platform by publishing data on scores of pro-Brexit adverts which it distributed to UK voters during the 2016 referendum on European Union membership. The ads were run on behalf of several vote leave campaigns who paid a third company to use Facebook’s ad targeting tools. ...

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Australian ambassador to US red-faced over ‘mateship’ campaign featuring only rich white men

Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey once said that the “age of entitlement is over” – but not for the 15 rich white men he selected to be patrons of a ‘mateship’ campaign to celebrate to promote US-Australian relations. The list, which failed to include any women or people of color, has been met with ire online; forcing the ...

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#Walkaway campaign launched by gay NY hairdresser speaks to disenchanted liberals

The #Walkway campaign, a grassroots initiative by New York-based stylist Brandon Straka, has been blowing up on Twitter, with disappointed ex-Democrats telling stories of what prompted them to “take the red pill.” The movement has been gaining momentum since a YouTube video, starring Straka, went viral. In the video, originally posted late May, Straka, an openly gay man, explains why ...

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Ex-Trump campaign figure tells black Democrat strategist he is ‘out of his cotton-picking mind’

In a heated debate over immigration, David Bossie, the former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump, told Democratic strategist Joel Payne, a person of color, that he is “out of [his] cotton-picking mind.” The comment by Bossie, who currently heads Citizens United, came amid a tense exchange on Fox & Friends with Payne about the controversies surrounding US President Donald ...

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Charity blasts United Colors of Benetton over migrant images in ad campaign (PHOTO INSIDE)

The charity behind the rescue of hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean has lambasted the Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton over the use of its images in a controversial advertising campaign. The pictures, which were taken by officials from SOS Méditerranée during a rescue operation involving hundreds of migrants on June 9, were published on the firm’s Twitter ...

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Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski slammed online for mocking migrant girl with Down Syndrome

Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, has angered critics after mocking a story of a disabled migrant being separated from her mother. READ MORE: Campaign manager who ‘let Trump be Trump’ unceremoniously dumped During an appearance on Fox News, Lewandowski responded to a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her ...

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