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If you find it impossible to believe that any sane person would buy a “Trumpy Bear” stuffed toy (retail $69.95), festooned with red tie and American flag cape, so does Jimmy Kimmel. Seeing the ad for this bizarre consumer item on cable left him a bit shocked.

It’s real: The Trumpy Bear is a takeoff on the Teddy bear, named after President Theodore Roosevelt. But Kimmel naturally came up with his own takeoff on the Trumpy Bear commercial, complete with heartfelt testimonials and hidden goodies. Buy now and you can also get the “Kellyanne Kitty,” available for a limited time with her presidential boss bear.

So don’t miss out on this astonishing deal! Just click.

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Tyler Matzek

So the World Series has come around again, evoking the usual mixed feelings. For one thing, I don't have a team this year, although I'll be pulling for Atlanta in honor of my friend Lauren, a serious Braves fan I pretty much talked into baseball when she was my student. As a sometime athlete and a serious reader with a taste for complex narratives, she was a natural.

Also, the Houston Astros cheated. Bigtime. Cunning and crude, the team's 2017 electronic sign-stealing, trashcan-banging scheme tipping hitters to incoming pitches could have been designed by Vladimir Putin. It wouldn't have bothered me if several Astros had been banished from baseball like Pete Rose, whose compulsive gambling hurt mainly himself.

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Mark Meadows

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Legal experts including a Harvard professor and a top election and voting rights attorney are weighing in on Sunday night's bombshell report from Rolling Stone naming members of Congress and the Trump administration who were involved in the planning and organizing of the January 6 rally and/or "Trump's efforts to overturn his election loss," according to two of the planners of the "Stop the Steal" rally.

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