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the Guardianfrom the Guardian

Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan after previously refusing to back him

Speak Paul Ryan has has criticized Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim entering the US and said his attack on a federal judge was ‘textbook racist’.

POLITICOfrom POLITICO

Trump email identifies 4 'most damaging' leaked DNC emails

Laugh now Trumpty Dumpty, hacking is a federal crime even if it doesn't originate within the US.

Aug 19, 2016 What have they done to Ryan Bundy? This is what can be expected of the mostly foreign owned for profit corporation masquerading as our federal government as they apply their 14th slave amendment to the people of America. They steal your name and your life and your prosperity calling it "the rule of law" when in fact it's a violation of everything that is right and holy. This will make you sad and it should make you very, very angry.

26th Alabama Infantry. On April 20, 1863, Colonel Edward Asbury O'Neal, 26th Alabama Infantry forwarded the regiment's old battle flag to the Governor of Alabama stating "The Government having issued to this Regiment a new flag, we respectfully ask that the old one may be deposited in the Archives of the State." Their new flag was captured on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. This flag was issued to the regiment after the Gettysburg campaign and carried by them for the remainder of the war.

Smithsonianfrom Smithsonian

Women Spies of the Civil War

Pauline Cushman, Union Spy: born in New Orleans, Cushman was a struggling 30-year-old actress in 1863. While performing in Louisville, KY, she was dared by Confederate officers to interrupt a show to toast Jefferson Davis. Cushman contacted the Union Army’s local provost marshal and offered to perform the toast as a way to ingratiate herself to the Confederates and become a federal intelligence operative. The marshal agreed, and she gave the toast the next evening. @Smithsonian

National Review Onlinefrom National Review Online

Paul Ryan’s Ground-Level Anti-Poverty Effort

Antong Lucky is the "Comeback Kid" ex-con in Paul Ryan's ground-level anti-poverty effort that "prioritizes the action of individuals and small, close-knit organizations over large collectives (e.g., the federal government). As he says in Comeback, Pastor Omar & Co.’s form of transformation “cannot be done with a bill or a policy or some think tank on a white paper. It can only be done by the gift of a person offering themselves to another.”

Frank Luntz gives five points of advice for Trump to follow and said if he stays true to them he will win. Luntz boiled it down: Don't mention Paul Ryan or John McCain, return to the theme of political correctness, call for the end to wasteful spending, demand a forensic audit of the federal budget, and stop using the word "I." The pollster said Trump should focus on accountability, both for government and Hillary Clinton. From Friday's edition of FOX & Friends: LUNTZ: If you're…

White Collar centers on the unlikely crime-solving partnership between Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming con man turned consultant for the FBI, and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the Federal Agent charged with keeping him on the right side of the law. When Neal escaped from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter had to bring him to justice - for the second time. Rather than return to jail, Neal suggested an alternate plan: he would provide his criminal expertise to assist…