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This is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

washingtonpost.com – May 25 – She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade. She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?” She doesn't respond, her thumb on…
Tim Stewart RT @mjcontrera: Being 13 was rough. Being 13 on the Internet is...this: t.co/IfXMaUfO47 t.co/cEc1AxEbc3
Jelly Helm RT @mjcontrera: Being 13 was rough. Being 13 on the Internet is...this: t.co/IfXMaUfO47 t.co/cEc1AxEbc3
Chuck Todd We are still holding firm on our Instagram Twitter and Facebook bans for our tween. Peer pressure is relentless tho t.co/b6nmA2zGzK
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How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel?

WIRED – Brian Raftery – May 25 – Peter Thiel! Love that guy. Who wouldn't? What a fine, fine fella. Just look at those eyes—talk about a chilling effect! If you don't know who Peter Thiel is, set your swoon-sockets to Stun, because Peter Thiel is the best—just an…
Kara Swisher Ahahahaa: How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel? | WIRED t.co/J9FgkYGjEu
Leigh Anne Varney Best. t.co/Vlgn8r2ySo. How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel? t.co/xr2t7kgsEo @WIRED #thiel #megalomaniac
Jason Horowitz RT @WIRED: How can we make you happy today, Peter Thiel? t.co/bjXtnUhE0M
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Peter Thiel Just Gave Other Billionaires a Dangerous Blueprint for Perverting Philanthropy

fusion.net – Felix Salmon – May 25, 7:30 PM – Funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker? That's not cool. Actively going out to find potential plaintiffs who might have cases against Gawker and then giving them the money to bring those cases? Even that's not cool. You know what's cool?
Dan Fost Yes. Scary! Also great take @felixsalmon on Trump-backer @peterthiel attack on free press t.co/hTsiL78Boy t.co/Mz3gR80a2X
Rod Begbie RT @NateSilver538: If Peter Thiel stays on Facebook's board, that will tell us a lot about Facebook's values (or lack thereof). t.co/CtRACODz2u
Clara Jeffery RT @NateSilver538: If Peter Thiel stays on Facebook's board, that will tell us a lot about Facebook's values (or lack thereof). t.co/CtRACODz2u
Kara Swisher Also: Peter Thiel just gave other billionaires a dangerous blueprint for perverting philanthropy t.co/u2PLIz24bo via @FusionMoney
Clara Jeffery Agree with @felixsalmon that if Zuckerberg stands by Thiel, dire days lie ahead t.co/UxszFhTwFh
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Entrepreneur Who Backed Hulk Hogan Lawsuit Was Outed by Gawker

nytimes.com Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) – May 25 – A billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur was outed as being gay by a media organization. His friends suffered at the hands of the same gossip site. Nearly a decade later, the entrepreneur secretly financed a lawsuit to try to put the media company…
Clara Jeffery This is what billionaire techies call philanthropy. Except you @Benioff, you're cool. t.co/RwzLtYjnTX t.co/n8U4GfHx42
Clara Jeffery Jesus, Peter Thiel sees his revenge fantasy as philanthropy in the public interest??? Hello, help some poor people? t.co/RwzLtYjnTX
Firas Durri Peter Thiel, Tech Billionaire, Reveals Secret War With Gawker t.co/xusQhyuzVu
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State Department Report On Email Vindicates Clinton Rather Than Nails Her

Forbes – Charles Tiefer – May 25
Nick Merrill Forbes: State Department Report On Email Vindicates Clinton Rather Than Nails Her Don't roll your eyes. Read it. t.co/0k4utYWpED
Jennifer Granholm RT @woodhouseb: State Department Report On Email Vindicates Clinton Rather Than Nails Her - Forbes t.co/oL74gA7qjl
Jennifer Granholm On the .@HillaryClinton email report, read this: t.co/NtnWTcLJs1
Shia Kapos RT @brucejapsen: State Department Report On Email Vindicates Clinton Rather Than Nails Her via @forbes t.co/lNkMkDJ0sD
Amber Mostyn RT @darylelockhart: State Department Report On Email Vindicates Clinton Rather Than Nails Her t.co/fKky2qc6lg
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Clinton's inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

washingtonpost.com – May 25 – HILLARY CLINTON'S use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has been justifiably criticized as an error of judgment. What the new report from the State Department inspector general makes clear is that it also was not…
LaffinCrow There MUST be a consequence for this! She is NOT above he law! t.co/6kx7koXTV2
Joe Scarborough Clinton's inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules - The Washington Post Editorial Board t.co/uBMTAVZu63
Mike Johnson Some people in the USA are well above any law. HRC can commit any crime anywhere with no personal consequences. t.co/vPuN4pbmRj
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Clinton breaks a California promise

sfchronicle.com – San Francisco Chronicle – May 26 – May 26, 2016 Updated: May 25, 2016 9:00pm Hillary Clinton's refusal to keep a promise to debate Sen. Bernie Sanders in California was obviously based on her assumption that the nomination is hers and that there is no need to risk further exposure…
LaffinCrow Sipping coffee while reading abt Hillary freefall. Knew it was matter of time b4 country wd wakie wakie. t.co/2qZ88Qjadd
Judy Farah RT @JohnDiazChron: Our @sfchronicle editorial calls out @HillaryClinton for breaking CA debate pledge. Voters may "send her a msg" 6/7 t.co/HJvOqlnCIn
John Diaz Our @sfchronicle editorial calls out @HillaryClinton for breaking CA debate pledge. Voters may 'send her a msg' 6/7 t.co/HJvOqlnCIn
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Stop Donald Trump. Join Marco's Team

marcorubio.com – Feb 25, 2:53 PM – Stand with the conservative who can WIN in November…
Clara Jeffery RT @marcorubio: Donald Trump is a con artist - and he cannot be our nominee. #NeverTrump t.co/3ZYQZraCfN t.co/8wm9ToY7El
daveweigel RT @marcorubio: Donald Trump is a con artist - and he cannot be our nominee. #NeverTrump t.co/3ZYQZraCfN t.co/8wm9ToY7El
Randi Weingarten RT @marcorubio: Donald Trump is a con artist - and he cannot be our nominee. #NeverTrump t.co/3ZYQZraCfN t.co/8wm9ToY7El
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The System Isn't 'Rigged' Against Sanders

FiveThirtyEight – Harry Enten – May 26, 10:36 AM – A week ago, New York Daily News columnist and Bernie Sanders supporter Shaun King tweeted the following about the Democratic caucuses in Washington, which took place in late March: Washington State has 7.2 million people. @BernieSanders won 71% of…
Megan 538: System isn't rigged against Bernie. t.co/TBQmOOICwQ
Jeremy Hooper RT @NateSilver538: The system isn't rigged against Sanders. He's losing because more Democrats want Clinton to be their nominee. t.co/2qjsIChV85
Amy Siskind Bern Bros heads will explode in 3-2-1 . The System Isn't 'Rigged' Against Sanders | FiveThirtyEight t.co/aYvbHuIR9V
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Large majority of California voters favors raising tobacco tax $2 per pack, poll says

latimes.com – May 26, 10:57 AM – Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: We're covering Donald Trump's Anaheim rally on Wednesday afternoon here Elections officials are busy checking voter signatures…
L.A. Times: L.A. Now RT @latimes: Most California voters support raising the tobacco tax by $2 per pack, poll says t.co/OXNhKgdSsp t.co/MbewjzGhKo
Patrick McGreevy Large majority of California voters favors raising tobacco tax $2 per pack, poll says t.co/bnh6KhjlyW via @latimes
CA Medical Assn Large majority of CA voters favors raising #tobaccotax $2 per pack, poll says t.co/VYwemMSctC #SaveLivesCA #KickTobaccoCA #Tobacco