5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Wednesday, July 27
Bill Clinton Embraces Role Of Political Spouse:
Bill Clinton isn’t used to being the second act, but he slipped comfortably into that role Tuesday night when making a forceful case that his wife is the proven change-maker who should become president of the United States in November.
After struggling to control his temper and his outbursts on the campaign trail in 2008, the former president has been a far more disciplined, supportive spouse on the campaign trail this time — traveling across the country to campaign for his wife and carefully avoiding GOP nominee Donald Trump’s provocations.
On Tuesday night, he delved deeply into her biography to cast her as change agent — hinting that while she might not be as natural a politician, she has spent her life fighting to improve people’s lives, particularly the lives of children and the disabled.
Sanders Asks Delegates To Accept Clinton’s Nomination:
Mom Broadcasts Daughter’s Beating On Facebook:
You wanna try me, right?”
So begins the live Facebook broadcast of a mother beating and berating her 16-year-old daughter in their Savannah, Georgia, home.
The teen sobs as her mother slaps her all over her body and hits her with what appears to be a plastic object.
The mother accuses her daughter of embarrassing her by posting sexy photos of herself on Facebook and having sex in their home.
“That s— cute? You’re 16 right? You’re only f——g 16! And you wanna be a THOT!” she said. The acronym THOT stands for “that hoe over there.”
The video spread through social media, sparking debate about corporal punishment and public shaming.
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Michelle Obama Proves Why She’s The Master Of The Viral Moment:
The first lady may have been reluctant about the spotlight when her husband first became President of the United States. But her Tuesday night speech is just the latest example of how she’s is a pro at carefully — and effectively — minting that most valuable of social currency: The viral moment.