DNC: Hoarse Paul Simon Croaks Out ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ Sarah Silverman Calls Sanders Supporters ‘Ridiculous’

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An ailing Paul Simon stepped out of his retirement from show business Monday night to serenade delegates of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with “A Bridge Over Troubled Water,” at once a plea for unity and a reminder of his own inability to get along with his one-time singing partner Art Garfunkel. The song was the biggest hit for Simon and Garfunkel, but it was virtually the only song Simon’s curly-haired partner sang as lead. Over the years, the song has become like a child being tugged at in a custody fight. Garfunkel sings it to remind Simon he sang their biggest hit and Simon gives interviews in which he goes out of his way to compliment other singers’ versions. A song that was supposed to symbolized unity and our obligations to take care of each other has come to mean something else–and when a sratchy Simon struggled through his rendition, it did not have the effect the convention planners were hoping for. But, that was not all Simon‘s fault, considering what he walked into. Simon was late coming to the stage, and Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) and comedienne Sarah Silverman were asked to stretch out their act, which was not
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Exclusive — 360-Degree Video of ‘Hillary for Prison’ Debuts at DNC

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An exclusive video published by the Secure America group of Harris Media shows an actor playing soon-to-be nominated Hillary Clinton in a prison cell, piling onto the “Hillary For Prison” meme popular with both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters. Viewers can see a 360 degree video of Clinton in a cell wearing orange. WATCH: “Hillary Clinton has committed numerous crimes: from lying to the American people about Benghazi to deliberately putting national security at risk by using her personal server for classified information. Hillary Clinton’s crimes should be putting her on the path to the jail house, not the White House,” Secure America captioned the video. The Democratic National Convention has lurched from disaster to disaster as Wikileaks dumped tens of thousands of private emails revealing, among other things, top Democrats conspired against Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and dictated stories to mainstream media reporters. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign in disgrace Sunday — and was again forced to step down from gaveling the convention. She has since joined Clinton’s campaign in a move even left-leaning media figures have labeled as bad optics. Sanders supporters have chanted “lock her up!” in reference to Clinton. Readers can
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