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Beto O’Rourke is charming and Ted Cruz is a giant ass: But Texas just isn’t there yet. In just over two weeks, the biggest midterm election in my lifetime, and possibly in anybody’s lifetime, will finally reach its decision point. Are you excited or just exhausted? Either way, this is a strange state of affairs. It may be a sign of hope, and it may be a sign of terminal crisis.In the “normal” rhythms of American politics — which, admittedly, may no longer exist — the midterms are of interest only to political junkies, media soothsayers and disgruntled members of the opposition. Regular people hardly even notice them. I suppose what has changed in the era of President You Know Who is that those first three categories have expanded like an overfed amoeba, and have swallowed all the “regular people.” How many conversations have you had over the last two years that began: “I don’t usually follow politics but …”?To say that the Democratic Party has a lot ridi...
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He shows greater disdain for the show than he does for foreign dictators. The end of summer and arrival of fall not only means cooler temperatures and shorter days; it also means the return of NBC’s long-running “Saturday Night Live,” which launched its 44th season on September 29. For President Donald Trump, a new “SNL” season brings with it the fear of being lampooned by Alec Baldwin—and sure enough, “SNL’s” October 13 show opened with a skit poking fun at Trump’s recent meeting with rapper Kanye West (played by Chris Redd). Baldwin’s impression of Trump has been wildly popular, but the president is not a fan. And Trump is the first president in “SNL’s” 43-year history who has been deeply upset by a humorous impression of him.“SNL’s” lampooning of presidents of the United States is a time-honored tradition going back to 1975, when Chevy Chase (who was part of the show’s original cast along with comic giants like John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and...
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A nagging question looms over the past year of #MeToo: What about Bill Clinton? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Susan Glasser of The New Yorker about how America's reaction to the Clinton scandal helped shape our political culture today.
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A prominent Washington think tank that two years ago received a $2 million grant from the Saudi Embassy will stop taking money from the kingdom and is pulling out of cultural programs funded by the Gulf state as a result of the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the organization’s chairman. “We had a board meeting this week to decide on that and the board was unanimous that – no, under the current circumstances– we don’t think it’s appropriate to take Saudi government money,” Richard Clarke, the chairman of the Middle East Institute, who served as White House counter-terrorism advisor under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said in an interview for the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.
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Pat Cipollone will have plenty to contend with as he takes over for Don McGahn. President Donald Trump has announced a replacement for White House Counsel Don McGahn: Pat Cipollone, a former George W. Bush-era Justice Department official who has been a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Stein, Mitchell, Cipollone, Beato & Missner. Wednesday, October 17 was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel, and Cipollone’s appointment comes at a time when the president continues to face Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia-related investigation while waiting to see how many Democrats he will or won’t have to contend with in Congress come January 2019.It remains to be seen what will happen in the 2018 midterms, which are less than three weeks away. But even if Republicans maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate and Mitch McConnell remains as senate majority leader, a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives could prove to be a major legal headache for Trump...
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Author Max Boot admits he finds himself “politically homeless” after renouncing Donald Trump’s Republican Party. The Republican Party is no longer a "conservative" organization. Donald Trump has given Republicans and other movement conservatives permission to surrender to their worst temptations and excesses. Rather than embracing some concept of responsible tradition and being averse to change, the Republican Party and movement conservatives are now a destructive and anti-democratic force. Norms about consensus that have dominated American politics for at least four decades have been discarded. Assumptions that Congress should be a coequal branch of government which serves as a "check and balance" against the presidency have been jettisoned.Donald Trump is more than an imperial president. He is an American fascist and demagogue who is aided and abetted by Republican and other conservative elites.The Republican Party has long been the United States' largest white identit...
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In the #MeToo era, we’re finally starting to grapple with the former president’s transgressions. It’s way overdue.
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Some say Hillary Clinton's comments about her husband's affair are at odds with the #MeToo movement.
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Ms Clinton continued to say that an investigation should be opened up against President Donald Trump
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Hillary Clinton has defended her husband against accusations that he abused his power with an affair with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s. Ms Lewinsky said in a recent interview that she had been moved by the stories brought forth by women in the #MeToo movement, and had realised that former President Bill Clinton had abused his position of power when they had an affair. Ms Clinton, who stood by her husband after those accusations came forward, disagreed during an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning”.
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Unrepentant about the 2000 race, Nader argues that Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton “enabled” Donald Trump Ralph Nader knows how you feel about the 2000 election and the presidency of George W. Bush, all these years later. He would like you know that none of that was his fault.Toward the end of a Salon Talks interview last week with the legendary consumer advocate and democracy gadfly — who is now 84 years old, but quotes dates, names, laws, vote totals and page numbers without hesitation — I asked Nader the inevitable question about 2000, which he may have heard 2,000 times by now. You know, I told him, that many people still blame you for how that election turned out, and everything that happened afterwards.He chuckled, or perhaps cackled. Nader is an amusing, upbeat guy in person, which you don’t necessarily expect from someone obsessed with the fine-grained details of consumer safety regulation and democratic reforms. “Yeah, everybody but Al Gore,” he said...
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Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton, and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against criticism her husband, former President Bill Clinton, should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and insisted his affair was not an abuse of power and Lewinsky "was an adult."
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Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a Sunday interview that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, did not abuse his power when he had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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Hillary Clinton on Sunday said her husband "absolutely" should not have resigned following the Monica Lewinsky scandal, noting that Lewinsky was an "adult" when she had an affair with former President Bill Clinton....
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Hillary Clinton vehemently denied in a recent interview that her husband’s extramarital affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky was an abuse of power and added that former President Bill Clinton was right not to resign amid a scandal that led to his impeachment on perjury and obstruction charges.
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"Political correctness” is another misguided attempt at balance that falls flat. Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. Writer Yascha Mounk has a new story at the Atlantic with a title guaranteed to grab attention: "Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture." Drawing from a new report, “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape,” Mounk reports that “80 percent believe that ‘political correctness’ is a problem,” even though, as he later admits, “we cannot be sure what, exactly, the 80 percent of Americans who regard it as a problem have in mind.” But don’t let a mere detail like that interrupt a perfectly good line of BS — and what a good line it is! It’s a troubling indicator of a well-intentioned project with some promising ideas gone badly awry.The story’s subhead added another twist: "Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness, and race isn’t either." However, as Mounk has highlig...
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Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the average seat loss for unpopular presidents. Thirty-seven is the midterm seat-loss average for presidents with approval ratings below 50%. While presidents almost always lose seats during midterm elections, the average is just 14 when they are popular. This is concerning for Republicans, as President Trump’s approval hovers around the low 40s and Democrats need only 23 seats to take majority control of the House. Only two presidents since World War II, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, saw their party gain seats in midterms, in 1998 and 2002. How will you be voting?
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was surprised to know that the Serbs had not forgiven the alliance for bombing their country. Mr. Stoltenberg wants to now why the ungrateful people did not appreciate NATO's aggression, because the alliance had committed those killings for their own good. "We are aware in NATO that many people in Serbia still have bad memories about the bombing, the airstrikes in 1999," Stoltenberg said, speaking to Serbia's RTS television channel. "I stress that we did this to protect civilians and stop the Milosevic regime," he added.NATO launched its aggression against Yugoslavia in March 1999, having dropped the last bomb in mid-June. NATO's bombs and missiles targeted not only military, but also civilian infrastructure. After the bombings of Yugoslavia, NATO started positioning itself as a humanitarian organisation, which, for the sake of the triumph of human rights, was ready to ruin any state to the last person.According to reports from the authorit...
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President Trump has entertained plenty of deeply dangerous and upsetting conspiracy theories. This week's had to be one of his dumbest. On Thursday, Hillary Clinton spoke out on Twitter about Donald's latest theory: that she colluded with the Russians in the 2016 campaign. SEE ALSO: The Clintons are hitting the road for a new speaking tour "There was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia," Trump said at a rally on Wednesday. "There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people." It takes a lot of, shall we say, imagination to allege that Clinton colluded with the Russians. Was she conspiring with the Russians to ensure she lost the presidency and the Democrats lose both houses? Read more...More about Watercooler, Hillary Clinton, Collusion, Culture, and Politics
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Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and Harvard University president emeritus, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss the White House's Larry Kudlow's comments on the U.S. economy.
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Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and Harvard University president emeritus, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss the White House's Larry Kudlow's comments on the U.S. economy.
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If the world were just and good, one of America's most famous sexual predators would be destitute and alone, eating chilli out of a can in sweat-stained pyjamas. Instead, he is embarking on a speaking tour with his wife.
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Juanita Broaddrick blasted CNN after the far-left cable channel downplayed the allegations against former President Bill Clinton as mere "harassment."
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Mitch McConnell famously said his single biggest goal was for Barack Obama "to be a one-term president." The Associated Press is reporting that Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats—if you win, leave the president alone.McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.Wait. Wrong president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about “presidential harassment” if they win the majority of the House.McConnell failed in his effort to unseat Obama in 2012, but propelled by the Koch-funded tea party and plenty of Republicans shipping around claims that Obama was a “Secret Muslim,” Republicans generated a genuine red wave in 2010. Which they used to generate what are so far literally endless investigations of Democrats that have cost them … nothing at all, really.But McConnell wants it known he only offers this advice out of concern for the Democrati...
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Hillary Clinton got called out for hypocrisy after she argued that sexual harassment allegations against her husband, Bill Clinton, were different from those high-profile Republicans face, as they were thoroughly investigated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CNN's Jake Tapper compared the infamous 2016 secret meeting with Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch to President Trump's scheduled meeting with Rod Rosenstein, his own deputy attorney general.
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Americans who desperately miss Bill and Hillary Clinton will get a chance to pay them for some “inspiring anecdotes” during a speaking tour of thirteen cities across North America – but only after the November midterm elections. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Christian Right finally has the votes needed to overturned that 1973 ruling. When Sen. Susan Collins announced, on October 5, that she would be voting in favor of Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Maine Republican tried to assure defenders of abortion rights that President Donald Trump’s nominee considered Roe v. Wade “settled law.” But painting Kavanaugh as pro-choice ignores the fact that the Christian Right rallied around his nomination and that Trump was specifically looking for far-right culture warriors who shared the “strict constructionist” or “originalist” views of Justice Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia (who died in 2016). In the 1990s and 2000s, Thomas and Scalia were icons of the Christian Right and often butted heads with the more libertarian Justice Anthony Kennedy when it came to abortion and gay rights—and with Kavanaugh having replaced Kennedy, the overturn of Roe v. Wade is likely.  The Christian Right fi...
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Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.
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Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be going tour at live arenas across North America.
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The Clintons will “tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history,” according to Live Nation, which is promoting the tour.
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The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed "An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton."
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill, are hitting the road in November for a series of joint speaking events that'll stretch into 2019.  The tour, called "An Evening with the Clintons," will see the pair crisscross the nation in over a dozen appearances that will, according to a press release, "feature joint on stage conversations with the two leaders sharing stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking towards the future." SEE ALSO: 10 political podcasts to help you keep your sanity before the midterms Read more...More about Hillary Clinton, Tour, Bill Clinton, Live Nation, and Culture
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Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.
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Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton announced a nationwide speaking tour on Monday.
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BERLIN (AP) — More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone. Festival organizers say good fall weather contributed to the fact that 100,000 more people visited this year over last: in all, 6.3 million from about 70 […]
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Yes, Democrats are preferable to this. But they’re still spineless. Although I’ll vote for any Democrat in November to keep Donald Trump’s Republican vassals from finishing off the American republic at his bidding, what I saw in the performance of most Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week reminded me that any victory by that terminally pusillanimous, corrupt, suppurating party, which is only a zombie if not a corpse of our democratic hopes, isn’t likely to stop what’s coming at us any more than a speed bump will stop a tank.Again, I’ll vote for any Democrat in November, just as I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 even after I’d said all this about Democrats right here at that time.What’s different now is that the danger of Trumpism and the hollowness of Democrats have been more fully exposed. While we can hope that the latter will grow spines in some upcoming congressional outcomes, it’ll take a lot more to stop the creeping coup d’état a...
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The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court plays right into a simmering #MeToo backlash. When Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, made the dramatic announcement on Friday afternoon that she would vote in favor of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, she took pains to paint herself first as supportive of Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who testified to the Senate that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school (an allegation the judge denied under oath), and of the #MeToo movement in general.“The Me Too movement is real. It matters. It is needed, and it is long overdue,” Collins said.Then the senator proceeded to give all those who have fretted over whether this real, needed, long overdue movement has gone “too far” what they wanted to hear — that the roiling revolution of the last year can be stopped in its tracks to favor the status quo, in which even a credible accusation of sexual assault isn’t enough to keep a powe...
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Trump and his ilk are channeling a noxious strain of patriotism that creates a nostalgia for a past that never existed. In a compelling essay for The New York Review of Books this month, Christopher R. Browning, a leading historian of the Holocaust and Nazism, outlines the frightening parallels between the United States and the Weimar Republic. “No matter how and when the Trump presidency ends,” he writes, “the specter of illiberalism will continue to haunt American politics.”Jason Stanley would agree. A professor of philosophy at Yale University and the author of “How Fascism Works,” he contends that failures of democratic governance have forged a society eerily reminiscent of pre-war Germany—one in which there’s a growing appetite for the kind of ultranationalism espoused by Donald Trump. Indeed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has openly praised the Immigration Act of 1924, which not only created quotas and bans on certain immigrant communities but served as a...
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Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge who helped investigate President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, was tapped in July to become Trump's second pick for the nine-member high court in just two years.
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Newly released video this week from the Clinton library shows footage of then-President Bill Clinton interacting with White House intern Monica Lewinsky during an Oval Office photo op in 1997 -- on a day that played a starring role in the Lewinsky scandal.
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Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and Harvard University president emeritus, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss where the Fed's mindset is on interest rates, inflationary pressures and the biggest economic risks.
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Kavanaugh had spent more than three years working for Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Kavanaugh also testified last week that allegations against him were being fueled by "pent-up anger" over the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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Actress and activist appeared on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time to discuss her thoughts on the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying that the judge's allegations along with those of Bill Clinton's should be investigated. 
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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play.
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O’Rourke said his campaign didn’t reach out to the Obama camp for an endorsement.  "Beto O'Rourke on possible endorsement from Obama: "I don't think we're interested." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.EL PASO — Former President Barack Obama has endorsed 11 Texas Democrats leading up to next month’s midterm elections. But none go by the popular four-letter moniker “Beto”.On Thursday, the three-term Democratic congressman looking to unseat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had a simple response to being left off the list: We’re doing fine on our own.“I don’t think we’re interested [in an endorsement],” Beto O’Rourke said after a town hall at a local high school. “I am so grateful to him for his service, he’s going to go down as one of the greatest presidents. And yet, this [election] is on...
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"Roseanne" star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of "The Crown" are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play.
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NEW YORK — “Roseanne” star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of “The Crown” are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play. “Hillary and Clinton,” by Lucas Hnath, author of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” is slated to open on Broadway in spring 2019. The play is […]
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“Roseanne” star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of “The Crown” are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play
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"In neither case will he let morality, ethics or even the law itself stand in his way." While history will ultimately judge Donald Trump and his presidency as it sees fit, conservative writer Max Boot doesn't want to wait that long. In a new column for the Washington Post, Boot argues that two new stories make clear that Trump is a "monster" and "the worst person ever to be president."The first story was a bombshell report from the New York Times this week that alleged that Trump received hundreds of millions of dollars of inheritance from his father, completely shattering the bogus idea that he is a "self-made man." It also said that Trump kept a large portion of this money through outright fraud and tax evasion — he is, Boot said, a crook.The other story was Trump's behavior at his campaign rally Wednesday night when he mocked Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump cruelly mocked her story of trau...
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Donald Trump must turn over information about other women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct because his predecessor, President Clinton, had to do the same thing, a former “Apprentice” contestant argues in new court papers. Onetime reality TV contestant Summer Zervos is suing Trump for defamation after he called her a liar for accusing him...
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Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick is calling on the FBI to investigate allegations that the former president raped her in 1978, saying Democrats are upholding a "double standard" by ignoring her claims while they insist the FBI investigate the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump's mocking of Christine Blasey Ford, arguing that it was less degrading than how some Democrats responded to accusations against Bill Clinton.
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Brett Kavanaugh was part of Kenneth Starr's investigation into Bill Clinton in the 1990s
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Actress Alyssa Milano has used her political clout to rally behind Christine Blasey Ford, but her tweet on apparent “love” for Bill Clinton dug up from the deep past has sparked accusations of hypocrisy Read Full Article at RT.com
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