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The Gravel Institute Is the Left's (Perfect) Response to PragerU

It's the highest-stakes battle between two old white men since every war ever.

Update 6/27/2021: It was announced on Sunday that former Senator Mike Gravel had passed away of Myeloma at the age of 91 in his Seaside, Califronia home.

This is a story of two old white men who became online symbols of political movements — in one case intentionally, in the other...less so.

On the one hand we have Dennis Prager, a talk-radio host in his early 70s who promotes a far-Right political ideology. A Jewish man from Brooklyn, Prager has long aligned himself with America's Christian-Right, going so far as to say — in response to then newly-elected Muslim congressman Keith Ellison swearing in on the Quran — that "America is interested in only one book, the Bible. If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress."

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Why Did Waka Flocka Flame Just Get an Award From Donald Trump?

The rapper thanked the former president...who wasn't really involved in the award.

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Over the weekend, Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame received a lifetime achievement award for his charitable work from former President Donald J. Trump.

But while it's true that the Flockaveli rapper has done a lot to earn praise for his charitable efforts, the suggestion that Donald Trump was personally involved in granting him the award is misleading.

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Politics Features

John Boehner Bashes Ted Cruz and Fox News, Ignores His Own Guilt

The former speaker has plenty of blame to throw around for the current state of the Republican party, but not much interest in accountability.

Former Speaker John Boehner really wants you to buy his new book On the House: A Washington Memoir.

He wants it so bad that he's giving out free samples of some of the spiciest portions, to much fanfare from the internet — with his name and some keywords trending on Twitter almost as soon as the excerpt went live on Politico Friday morning. Of particular note is Boehner's willingness to throw shade at people who are ostensibly on his side of the political divide.

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TV News

Are You Dreaming This?: Donald Glover's Amazon Deal Proves That 2021 Is Just a Weird Dream

Why would a remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith star Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge?

Things just seem a bit off lately, don't they? Not quite real?

If you're not feeling it yet, that might be because you haven't yet looked into the insane eight-figure deal that Donald Glover just signed with Amazon.

Previously we talked about how Armie Hammer's disturbing DMs and Elizabeth Smart on "Masked Dancer" were signs that this whole year might be a fever dream. But with the new details of writer-producer-actor-rapper-comedian Donald Glover's massive deal with Amazon, we can now confirm that the events of 2021 are all in your head.

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Michelle Obama's "Waffles and Mochi" Looks Adorable and Delicious

The new Netflix puppet series from Higher Ground productions promises "food adventures all around the world."

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On Tuesday morning Michelle Obama and Netflix announced a new show called Waffles + Mochi starring the former first lady and a cast of felt puppets.

Aimed at preschool-aged children — and at adults who refuse to be ruled by shame — the show is set to premiere on March 16th and will follow Mochi and Waffles, puppets from "the land of frozen foods" who dream of becoming chefs. With Michelle Obama as their guide, Mochi, Waffles, and the Netflix audience will be introduced to interesting food from around the world while learning how to prepare some healthy snacks at home.

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When Aaron McGruder's comic strip, The Boondocks, became an animated series, it changed television forever.

The show debuted in November of 2005 and was instantly a hit as part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up. Black and white audiences watched every Sunday to see retiree Robert "Granddad" Freeman (voiced by John Witherspoon) and his grandsons, Huey and Riley (voiced by Regina King), and hear their thoughts on Black topics.

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