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How are millennials coping with a Trump presidency? They’re running for public office

The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Ravi Gupta faced a barrage of painful questions from students at the charter school he’d founded.

Would people come to the school to deport them? Could the Jim Crow laws return? Might LGBTQ kids be forced into conversion therapy to “cure” them?

“It broke my heart,” Gupta, 33, told a sea of hundreds in a windowless room at the Music City Center.

“I left that room, went into a classroom and just started crying,” he said. “I didn’t have any answers.”

That anguish gave rise to what became the Arena Summit, a weekend conference of mainly young people looking to get into politics — either for themselves or to support fresh-faced candidates — in the coming age of Trump. Read more

politico.com
Trump gets his campaign trail mojo back
By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL

Donald Trump warmed up for his first campaign rally as president, delivering on Friday what amounted to an abbreviated stump speech a day before he will formally return to the trail for a swing state rally this weekend.

Trump’s address at a Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, had nearly all the makings of the mega rallies he hosted throughout his rise from a once-long-shot Republican presidential candidate. The president faced a friendly “U-S-A”-chanting crowd that he insisted was record size.

The differences between Friday’s photo-op and a campaign rally were subtle, the most notable distinction being that Trump spoke with a new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner behind him instead of his own personal aircraft.

“That is one beautiful airplane,” Trump said to applause. “Congratulations to the men and women here who have built it. What an amazing piece of art. What an amazing piece of work.”

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Tortimer….

You’re LITERALLY in a video game on a system called a “3DS”….

Thats 3D… 3D as in three dimensional. Thats 3D coming from a thing thats makes you 3D in the palm of my hands….

YOU ARE A NEWFANGLED SPACE AGE VIDYA GAME!!!

Let it here be recorded… Nathaniel Northwest, famous in his native Gravity Falls for standing in the park and hitting himself with a large boating oar until he blacked out, was chosen to become the patsy mayor of Gravity Falls. Northwest spoke in a series of grunts and screams and often yelled his trademark phrase: “I am going to eat this entire oak tree because I am a powerful wizard!”

The fabled founder of Gravity falls was, in fact, a fraud. His last moments on Earth were spent choking on a giant piece of bark, attempting to live out his beautiful dream. He was hated by everyone that knew him. He will not be missed.

Other hidden historical truths include:

Thomas Jefferson was actually just two kids in an overcoat standing on each other’s shoulders. The current and forever President of the United States is actually Santa Claus. Under the reign of Mr. Claus, America is not a democracy, but a jollyocracy. The statues in Mount Rushmore are actually gigantic presidential -faced robots that will be called into action when America needs them the most. An enormous, evil, time-devouring baby from another dimension is frozen in an Antarctic glacier. Fortunately glaciers never melt so we should be fine. Writing jokes for cartoons is more important than sleep. If you recite the pledge of Allegiance backwards, you’ll gain secret wizard powers! (This one is true kids! Try it at home!)

This is my favorite Gravity falls episode

Reuters Wrap: Thursday, April 23

In today’s Wrap: It’s double trouble – for Hillary Clinton, Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Britain’s old guard political parties.

Photo of the day: Where there’s smoke…

Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades, forcing about 4,000 residents to evacuate. No injuries or deaths have been reported. REUTERS/Rafael Arenas

What’s a few million among friends?

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faces more scrutiny over her family’s charities. A Reuters review found errors in how the Clinton Foundation reported donations from foreign governments in its tax returns. Our exclusive report shows the mistakes included instances of over- and under-reporting by millions of dollars.

How Wall Street u-turned on gay rights

Notorious for its macho, hard-charging culture, the financial services industry has in recent years made an unprecedented show of support for same-sex marriage. Reuters reporters found that bureaucratic headaches caused by various state same-sex marriage laws helped propel Wall Street’s attitude in a new direction. Of course, the flow of talent toward more liberal-minded Silicon Valley didn’t hurt either.

Saudi Arabia ends air strikes… or not

After claiming on Tuesday that it would end air strikes in Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has launched at least 20 such attacks, residents say. The strikes targeted the Houthi rebel militia, which opposes President Abd-Rabbu Mansour.

Video: What’s to ‘like’?

Facebook has been spending big on research and development – and it’s showing. The social media giant reported its slowest quarterly growth in two years, after its expenses sky-rocketed by more than 80 percent from the previous year.

Just don’t call it the ‘Tea Party’

A Reuters special report shows growing discontent with Labour and Conservatives is sending Britain’s voters to alternative political parties ahead of the May 7 general election. The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is one such movement eroding support for the United Kingdom’s old guard. Its adherents are nationalistic and disinclined toward mass immigration. Sounds familiar…

Chris Christie may face impeachment in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top Donald Trump surrogate and leader of Trump’s presidential transition team, could face impeachment hearings over his involvement in the “Bridgegate” scandal. Key state Assembly members told NBC that the legislative body could file articles of impeachment against Christie on obstruction of justice charges. Here’s how that could screw over Trump.