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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Conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord got into an on-air argument with Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro on Monday after he suggested that she could not be an American and a Latina at the same time.

The argument came during a CNN roundtable on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments condemning Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists.

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American sports stadiums are replaced and renovated at a shocking rate, as John Oliver documented Sunday on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight."

In the last two decades, he said, 90 percent of U.S. sports stadiums have been rebuilt — on the dime of local taxpayers. Some $12 billion was spent on 51 new luxury facilities between 2000 and 2010 alone, according to Oliver.

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In a last-minute decision, ESPN joined the growing number of companies that have severed ties with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his derogatory comments towards Mexican immigrants. The broadcast network has
next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles to the nearby Pelican Hill Golf Club.

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