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This is it. We've reached peak "War on Christmas," and it isn't even December.

GOP presidential contender and deflated kickball Donald Trump is suggesting that people boycott Starbucks because of the recent controversy over their new snowflake-less Christmas coffee cups.

You see, this year Starbucks opted for a plain red coffee cup instead of a design that featured snowflakes and Christmas trees.

Some Christians are mad about this, and have started telling baristas that their name is "Merry Christmas" to force the employee to say it out loud.

Sensing some way to inject his personal brand of horrible into the conversation, Trump called for a boycott of the company at a recent rally.

"Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks. No more. I wouldn't buy. Hey, look! I'm speaking against myself. I have one of the most successful Starbucks in Tump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks—I don't know."

Merry Christmas and happy election cycle!

Politics of The Day: Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Release Cringe-Worthy Rap Ad
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Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon and a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.

He is also a rap legend.

The soft-spoken politico has released a new 60-second radio advertisement that is laid over a pretty dope rap. The $150,000 radio ad buy, called "Freedom," will air for two weeks.

The ad used rapper Aspiring Mogul and is intended to target black youth.

"Reaching them on a level they appreciate and follow and see if we can attract their consciousness about the election," Carson campaign spokesman Doug Watts told ABC News.

"They need to get involved and express their voice through their vote."

Of course, this is also the dude that doesn't believe in evolution and says prison makes people gay ...so...

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Social Media Fail of The Day: Hillary Clinton's Campaign is Powered by Pizza and Anal
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Fun fact: Hillary Clinton's campaign is powered by pizza and anal.

At least that is what some Twitter users saw when they logged onto the platform via the mobile app yesterday and saw her campaign's unfortunate tweet.

The original tweet, viewed on desktop, is harmless enough.

But when viewed on mobile, things get rather saucy.

People noticed immediately. And they wouldn't let Hillz forget about it.

Hey, girl. Wanna come over for some pizza and anal?

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The third GOP presidential debate is tonight, and once again the candidates will face off on issues ranging from gun control and abortion to the economy and job creation.

Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, and John Kasic will participate in the debate.

While there are stark differences between the GOP and Democratic politicians running for the highest office, are normal Americans really that different?

Cut produced the video above where they had 60 Democrats and 60 Republicans answer different questions.

The results were pretty amazing.

Should children born in the US to undocumented immigrants be deported?

Would Donald Trump make a good president?

The blue shirts (Democrats) and red shirts (Republicans) were mixed on a lot of the answers.

We aren't so different, after all!

Catch the GOP debate on CNBC tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Trump of The Day: The Donald Says Life Hasn't Been Easy For Him, Dad Gave Him 'Small' Loan of $1 Million
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Life has not been easy for Donald Trump.

He wants you to know this. He also just gave his opponents the most perfect political attack ad ever created.

During an interview on the Today Show, the billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner lamented at how difficult building his business had been.

"It has not been easy for me," he said. "I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of $1 million, and I came into Manhattan."

Just a small loan of $1 million. How can anyone expect to succeed with such a small loan?!

But Trump persevered, you see.

Donald Trump: Mr. Boot Straps and 45th President of The United States

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No Go of The Day: Joe Biden Announces He Will Not Run For President
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Crazy Uncle Joe is out.

After months of speculation and drama, the Vice President has decided to sit out this next election and let the Bernie/Hillary match-up continue.

Biden made the announcement that he would not seek the presidency today outside the White House.

A lot of people were wrong about Biden's potential candidacy. The Washington Post even published a story accidentally that said he would run.

But if anyone knows Crazy Uncle Joe, they know that he likes to keep us guessing. And he likes to give us some dank memes.

Never change, Crazy Uncle Joe.

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Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley and singer Taylor Swift are alike in a lot of ways.

They are both in the public eye, they both play the guitar and they both have a deep hatred for a frenemy.

For Taylor, this is Katy Perry, and for O'Malley this is frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

So it was no surprise that he would choose Swift's hate ballad 'Bad Blood' to dedicate to his opponent.

O'Malley is polling at around 1 percent, so this probably won't move the needle too much.

But Hillary is definitely still out of the squad.

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Be at rest, Internet. Your favorite democratic socialist candidate just got the best person ever to impersonate them on SNL.

Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry Davis appeared on the show this weekend and totally nailed his Bernie Sanders impression.

The email moment from the Democratic debate was almost a perfect match.

There's no denying it, Larry David was born to be Bernie Sanders.

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South Park killed Donal Trump Last Night
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As is their wont, South Park destroyed Donald Trump last night.

Trump has obviously been all over everything over the past few months, most recently facing off against Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. And the creators of South Park ain't havin' it.



Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been regularly involved in politics, everything from Kim Jong Il lamentation in Team America: World Police to the President Obama's first election episode which aired the day after voting.

In the episode, Donald Trump becomes the Canadian president and he must be stopped. According to the show, they thought his candidacy was a joke, but they let the joke go too far.

So in very South Park fashion, Mr. Garrison invades Canada to sexually assault Trump to death.



Yep.



To quote the show:

"Did you hear the good news? The Canadian president has been f*cked to death!"

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After launching his new show with a bevy of jokes on Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert decided it would be a nice idea to invite the GOP front running candidate for the presidency on The Late Show.

So, Sept. 22, it happened.

It certainly wasn't the best interview Colbert has had on his show so far, that honor goes to the the emotional chat with Vice President Joe Biden. But still it was a civilized conversation in which Trump still would not say whether President Obama was born in America.

Then they played a little game:



All in all, a solid night at The Late Show.

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Donald Trump pissed off michael stipe by using his music without asking.
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We're having to slowly come to grips with the fact that a lot of people seem to like Donald Trump and his bid for the White House in 2016. Many others do not. One of those people is R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

On the campaign trail, candidates use a lot of music to set the tone for how they perceive the world and what they plan to do to get it right. They don't always ask for permission.

At a Tea Party rally Sept. 9, Trump used the R.E.M. song "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" without checking to make sure it was OK with the band. It wasn't and Michael Stipe took to Twitter to express his opinions about it.





The band later released a more, ahem, tactful statement on their Facebook page.

"While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates...

Posted by R.E.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015



Gawker points out that this is certainly not the first time candidates have angered artists:



R.E.M., of course, is only the latest group to object to their music being hijacked for tone-deaf political purposes. Just yesterday, Survivor slammed Kim Davis for using "Eye of the Tiger" as her walkout song and in June, Neil Young asked Trump to please stop rockin' in the free world.

However, the saddest example (by far) is Bruce Springsteen superfan Chris Christie, whose history of getting sh*t on by his idol apparently dates back to the Clinton administration.
Kanye of the Day: Kanye West Announces He Will Run For President in 2020
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With Miley Cyrus hosting the VMAs yesterday, there was no question that this would be one crazy show. But the most shocking moment last night came from Yeezus himself.

After accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and in classic mic drop fashion, Kanye West informed the world that he plans to run for President in 2020.

"It's about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," he said. "And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

Obviously the Internet freaked out.

Could it be? Kanye/Swift 2020?

We'd also have to deal with this...so maybe not.

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Tired about the speculation circling his flaxen halo of hair, Donald Trump invited an event attendee to examine his hair to make sure it was real.

He did caution the audience that he does use hairspray, but that didn't stop the investigating woman to quickly confirm that it was real.



Deadline Hollywood wrote about the campaign stunt:

The stunt was by way of attacking The New York Times for what Trump described as a front-page inaccuracy – NYT being today's Donald Trump Media Target. Never any downside to blasting the media, which Trump has used to his headline-grabbing advantage, following his grilling by FNC moderators at the first GOP debate and by Univision star Jorge Ramos at a recent news conference.

"I'm always in the front page of The New York Times now … I'm going to set a record for that too," the real estate mogul simpered at the top of his speech to the Upstate Chamber Coalition's Presidential Series in Greenville, SC.



The quote that drove Trump to such follicle extremes came from this story about Trump's problem courting Spanish media outlets

Ricardo Sánchez, known as "El Mandril" on his Spanish drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump "El hombre del peluquín" — the man of the toupee.
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Donald Trump called Megyn Kelly a bimbo again.
Via NY Post
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Well, it seems like Donald Trump has not let go of his grudge towards FOX News' Megyn Kelly, even though its been over a month since the GOP debate that sparked the whole thing off.

After Kelly asked him a series of questions regarding Trump's views of women, he took it personally, saying the questions were unfair.

He continued responded, days after the debate, with Twitter baiting and possible interview slander, but that was a few weeks ago and you'd think the candidate for United States President would find other ways to fill his time.

Not so!

Megyn Kelly returned to her regular FOX show, The Kelly File and Trump returned to troll.





Then he just started retweeting people.





And then there's this one.



Save us, Deez Nuts.