WikiLeaks released email correspondence that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (HRC) campaign chairman John Podesta that she will “help” the Democratic Party nomination the “best she can” to win the 2016 election. The email exchange quoted Sandberg as stating that she “badly” wants Clinton to become president, Breitbart reported. Sandberg, who has been linked to political ambitions by Politico, has allegedly considered serving as Clinton’s Treasury Secretary.
Sandberg thanked Podesta for his thoughts and support regarding her husband Dave Goldberg in a response email. The entrepreneur died in 2015 after suffering from cardiac arrhythmia while the couple was on vacation in Mexico. “Thank you – means a lot to me that you reached out. And I like that you are praying for Dave. I have to believe in heaven now. And I still want HRC to win badly. I am still here to help as I can. She came over and was magical with my kids,” she wrote.
Another leaked email revealed that Sandberg communicated that Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interested in working with Podesta and “moving the needle on specific public policy issues he cares most about. He wants to meet folks who can inform his understanding about effective political operations to advance public policy goals on social oriented objectives (like immigration, education or basic scientific research).” A meeting was arranged between Zuckerberg and Podesta in 2015. Sandberg reportedly donated over $200,000 to the Democratic Party in 2015.
This is not the first time that Facebook was embarrassed. The social media giant was criticized for allowing its moderators to ban negative stories on Clinton and suppressed links from candidates of the Republican Party during this election season. Beliefnet reported that Facebook was accused of excluding stories from conservative outlets, from showing up on the popular “Trending Topics” section and how employees suppressed conservative stories from the section. Zuckerberg found no reason to believe that the story was true. Conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck and an adviser from Donald Trump’s camp met Zuckerberg in Silicon Valley in May. Zuckerberg vehemently opposed Trump’s commitment to build a wall at the U.S. and Mexico border. Zuckerberg supports free trade and open borders.
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The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will face head-to-head at the World Series on Tuesday, October 25th. The Indians are looking to seek their first World Series title in 68 years, the Cubs haven’t won it all sine 1908.
Cubs fans are already celebrating the historic event. About 300,000 fans gathered in the streets outside of Wrigley Field for hours after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National Championship Series, securing their spot at the World Series.
The Cubs were deemed World Series favorites since opening day. The Cubs topped the majors with 103 wins to win the NL Central, then beat the Giants and Dodgers in the playoffs.
The Indians are embracing their underdog role in the World Series.
“We believe in each other,” first baseman Mike Napoli said Sunday. “We believe that if we go out there and play the game the right way, play as a team like we’ve done, we can win a game on any night. We’ve shown in the past two series we can’t be taken lightly. We play as a team. We’re a confident group.”
Many of the Indians watched the Cubs as they played on Saturday and found themselves rooting for the Cubs to win. The more the group thought about a Cleveland-Chicago series, the more they pulled for the Cubs to get to the World Series.
Napoli can’t wait for it to get started.
“The Cubs have a lot of history. We have a lot of history,” he said. “The big things are the droughts. That’s why I wanted it to be us versus them because I think it will probably be the coolest thing ever to be a part of that — going to Wrigley on the road to see that atmosphere. That’s something I live for.”
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