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Reverend Dr. William Barber II mesmerized the crowd during the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Using the fiery preaching style that has made him known across North Carolina, the state’s NAACP president delivered an electrifying speech in which he encouraged the nation to fight back against hate with love, and “be the moral defibrillators of our time.”

Although the civil rights leader usually does not endorse candidates or organizations, something he told the convention, his speech was a clear endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

“Some issues are not left versus right or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong,” said the voting rights advocate. “We need to embrace our deepest moral values and push for a revival of the heart of our democracy.”

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Seedy Trump Loyalist Punted From Key National Security Post

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima reports that long-time Trump loyalist Michael Ellis had resigned from his position as top lawyer for the National Security Agency after almost three months of being "sidelined" during Joe Biden's presidency. Journalist Steve Benen, in an op-ed for MSNBC's website, lays out some reasons why Ellis' departure from the NSA is an important development and a positive thing.

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