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Donald Trump’s latest campaign hire is David Bossie, the longtime president of Citizens United, the infamous conservative organization named in the 2010 Supreme Court ruling scaling back regulations on corporate financing of political messaging.

Trump called Bossie “a friend of mine for many years,” according to the Washington Post. “Solid. Smart. Loves politics, knows how to win.”

The addition of Bossie comes after Trump’s latest round of hires saw the appointment of Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News head Steve Bannon as the campaign’s CEO.

Bossie plans to take a leave of absence from Citizens United. He is also a member of an independent anti-Clinton group and will leave that post for Trump’s campaign as well.

According to CBS News, Trump personally requested Bossie join his team. Bossie’s will be tasked with running the field operations of the Trump team — a remarkably sparse group of offices nationwide — as well as helping the GOP nominee with debate preparation — though Trump is said not to enjoy preparation much.

Bossie has ties with Trump’s current and former staffers, including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and has apparently been informally advising Trump for some time. Hopefully he gets paid.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."