Collusion in the news

News Headline: “Oregon statehouse shut down after Republicans team up with right-wing militias.”
When you see the words “right-wing militias” in news about U.S. politics, substitute “domestic terrorist groups.”
It gives a better sense of the the story.

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The Making of the President 2020nado!

News Headline: “Democratic debate: 5 things to watch for on the first night.”
As with any political event, we start with 14 things to watch for:
1. Touching the face and ears,
2. Slurring and stammering,
3. Leaning forward,
4. Swallowing,
5. Licking the lips,
6. Inappropriate smiling,
7. Pauses filled with such words as “uh” and “er,”
8. An averted gaze,
9. Throat-clearing,
10. Verbal qualifiers such as “generally” and “actually,”
11. Emphasis of statements with such words as “honestly” and “as far as I know,”
12. Increased handling of such objects as eyeglasses or papers,
13. Crossed arms,
14. Tightened lips. . . .
. . . are among the ways, according to researchers, to tell if someone might be lying.

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