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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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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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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