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March 27, 2018

As you might have heard, President Trump is apparently having a tiny bit of trouble finding lawyers who want to represent him in the Russia case. In an effort to help the president out, a clever Craigslist user posted a help-wanted ad Tuesday afternoon titled "SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT."

The job description says the poster is looking for a lawyer "to represent [a] client involved in an ongoing Federal investigation" and adds that a "[w]orking knowledge of social media, especially Twitter is a plus, as is a better than average knowledge of the adult film industry and a collection of Playboy magazines from 1985-2010." Additionally, potential applicants "[m]ust look the part — Gregory Peck or Tommy Lee Jones type. Prior appearances on Fox News a huge plus."

So what exactly would this gig pay? "Client is a hugely wealthy man," assures the ad's compensation section. "Hugely successful. Everyone says it." Check out the brilliant ad at Craigslist here. Jeva Lange

July 20, 2017

Japan's first lady Akie Abe's silence at a recent G-20 summit dinner has left President Trump convinced that she can't speak English. In an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday night, Trump said he found Abe to be a "terrific woman," but noted the fact that she "doesn't speak English" made it "hard" to sit next to her at the dinner that lasted nearly two hours.

"Like, nothing, right? Like zero?" The New York Times' Maggie Haberman clarified. "Like, not 'hello,'" Trump said.

But this keynote address Abe gave in 2014 suggests not only can she say hello in English — she can deliver an entire speech:

Perhaps Abe just wanted to avoid nearly two hours of dinnertime conversation with Trump? Becca Stanek

November 3, 2016

After three months of silence, Donald Trump's other half will take the stage once again. The Republican presidential candidate's wife, Melania Trump, is slated to speak at a Tuesday afternoon rally in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. CBS News reported Melania will talk about "her husband's policies for women, families, and children," as well as "what kind of first lady she'd be." Donald will be watching his wife's speech from North Carolina, though he's already tweeted about how "exciting" it will be and how there will be "big crowds" in attendance.

This will mark Melania's first speech since her infamous address at the Republican National Convention in July, when sharp listeners quickly noticed that many of Melania's lines were strikingly similar to those from a speech first lady Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

Though months have passed since the incident, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party wasn't about to let her live that one down before take two. In a press release announcing the event, the Democratic Party claimed to have an "advanced copy of the speech" that Melania would be giving. The linked speech, however, was actually a transcript of a speech Michelle gave last month in New Hampshire. Take a look below. Becca Stanek

May 18, 2014

A young boy at Saturday night's Rangers-Blue Jays game in Texas caught a foul ball, and then tried to catch the attention of the girls seated behind him. The way he tried to do so, though, involved an amazing bit of trickery.

After catching a ball tossed to him by the Blue Jays' third base coach, the kid turned to the group of girls behind him and, as if passing along his new prize, forked over a separate ball instead. There's no word on where that other ball came from. Maybe he caught it during batting practice, or nabbed it earlier in the game? But in any event, his little sleight of hand sure impressed the girls, and the announcers. --Jon Terbush

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