Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Two veterans tackled an elderly protester and tore a sign reading “The Emperor Benghazi Has No Clothes” from his hands during President Obama’s Tuesday speech on veterans’ issues in Pittsburgh. Video footage by NBC captured the brief scuffle, which occurred as Obama was addressing the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Former Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has no patience for presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Twitter posturing. In response to Trump’s tweet calling Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) a “dummy” who should be defeated in next year’s primary election, Dingell fired back with a simple response: “Delete your account.”

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Republican presidential candidate and former reality TV star Donald Trump was called one of the sexiest men alive by a supporter on Thursday — a label Trump apparently agrees with wholeheartedly.

Trump retweeted a post by Twitter user @HoustonWelder saying he is “one of the sexiest men on this planet” and added his own two cents: “So true!”

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