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He's a torrent of controversy — so much so that it's hard to remember them all. Since being sworn into office on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump has been the most scandal-ridden president since Richard Nixon. In fact, those who are old enough to remember Watergate—including prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, journalists Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein and former White House Counsel John Dean—have expressed a strong feeling of déjà vu when comparing the Trump and Nixon eras. But with Trump, the scandals came much quicker in his presidency: Nixon was into his second term as president when Watergate entered the public consciousness, whereas Trump’s administration was surrounded by controversy, turmoil and chaos from the beginning. And it is difficult to keep track of Trump’s scandals because there are so many of them.No sooner is Trump’s former campaign Paul Manafort agreeing to plead guilty to criminal charges and cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inves...
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To hell with civility.  The news media has been rightfully up in arms about the president of the United States participating in a cover-up of the murder of a journalist and Washington Post columnist. And they've been equally critical of President Trump's comments last week at a rally in Montana, where he applauded a GOP congressman for body-slamming a reporter because he asked a question. Likewise, the media has understandably protested the Secret Service telling an accredited journalist that he was not allowed to ask Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner questions on an airplane.This is, after all, a country with a Bill of Rights that protects freedom of the press. All right thinking people are supportive of their position on these issues. Between all that and the constant demeaning of the media by the president, it's clear that this administration is using the power of the government and the president's bully pulpit to threaten the press, and not just in a metaphorical sense. All o...
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Most American voters generally don’t like billionaires and corporations running politics, so the GOP is simply not letting them vote. The Republican Party is currently hoping to win nationwide using two simple elements: explicit and overt racism, and voter suppression.No “ideas”; no pitch for tax cuts; no discussion of their “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act; no push for better schools, hospitals, airports, roads or bridges; no promise for more and better jobs—none of these staples of the 2016 presidential campaign can be found in pretty much any Republican advertising today.Instead, the public Republican message is all about race or the subset of race, religion (“Muslim” stands in for “brown Arab” in GOP-speak) and “immigration” (aka brown people from south of our border). Republicans across the country are even recruiting white supremacist and neo-Nazi gangs to threaten or assault Democrats and their supporters, while Trump praises the criminal a...
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14 hours ago
Twitter hashtags failed to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court – but maybe a hex will prevent him from serving? RT met up with a group of witches in Brooklyn who seemed to think so. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Washington Post was forced to issue a humiliating correction Friday after an email proved its reporter Emily Heil had spread fake news about Brett Kavanaugh's alma mater Georgetown Prep.
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Progressives are fuming at Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) in the final weeks of his Senate reelection campaign.The West Virginia senator's support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh - in which he was th...
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Pastor Doug Pagitt also urged Christians to consider voting for Democrats in the midterms. Pastor Doug Pagitt, the executive director of Vote Common Good, on Sunday published an op-ed in USA Today encouraging fellow an evangelical Christians to rethink their support of Trump, warning they “are trading their moral core for anti-abortion gains.”“Religious leaders have given up moral ground at every renewed show of support for this administration and Congress,” Pagitt warned calling their support of policies like family separation or the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh “antithetical to what Jesus preached.”Pagitt explained that many evangelicals have fallen in line for one reason and one reason only: abortion.“The Republican Party has used the issue of abortion as a tool to manipulate religious leaders across the country,” Pagitt wrote. “These leaders’ highest concern is self-preservation. They fear God’s wrath and want impunity. But in their fear, they...
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The city council in Palo Alto, California, is honoring Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, for testifying against the recently-confirmed Supreme Court justice.
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Now that Big Bird's original puppeteer Caroll Spinney is leaving Sesame Street after 50 years, people are wondering who can possibly step in to fill his big orange shoesThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert put forth a few... interesting candidates.  Like Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump.  It's probably for the best that veteran puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson got the role instead.  Read more... More about Kanye West, Stephen Colbert, Big Bird, Big Bird Auditions, and Who Plays Big Bird
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Guantanamo set the stage for the Kavanaugh hearings. Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, there has been a largely overlooked casualty: the American judiciary. It’s not the end result alone — his addition to the highest bench in the land where he will sit for life — that promises to damage the country, but the unprofessional, procedurally irresponsible way his circus-like hearings were held that dealt a blow to the possibilities for justice in America, a blow from which it may prove hard to recover.Senator Susan Collins acknowledged the damage the hearings wrought, even if she misunderstood the cause. Delivering her massively disappointing decision to vote yes on Kavanaugh, Collins reflected on what she saw as the passion that overrode the presumption of innocence and expressed “worry” that such behavior would lead to “a lack of public faith in the judiciary.” Though wrong in blaming the Democrats for those passions, her...
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Is Trump’s violent rhetoric, and its terrifyingly real consequences, influencing practices and standards of journalists? This article orginally appeared on rantt.com.Thursday, at Trump’s Montana rally, the president applauded Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte for body-slamming The Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs last year. Gianforte had assaulted Jacobs when the journalist asked a question about Republicans’ healthcare policy.Trump defended Saudi Arabia in their apparent murder of @washingtonpost columnist Jamal Khashoggi.In Missoula, Montana, @POTUS just praised @Gianforte for body slamming reporter @Bencjacobs.Press freedom is under assault. pic.twitter.com/h7iSLFLtdR— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) October 19, 2018CNN reporter Jim Acosta was at the Montana rally. He tweeted:The disturbing part of Trump’s jokes about Gianforte was the effect on the crowd. I saw one young man in the crowd making body slam gestures. He looked at me and ran his thumb across his throat...
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'The harm we want to inflict on Kavanaugh and Trump is that they be exposed and ousted,' said organiser Dakota Bracciale
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Witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a protest ritual in New York. Organisers at the Catland occult bookshop in Brooklyn said the hex was as “an act of resistance and resilience” following the controversy over allegations of sexual assault against Mr Kavanaugh. Directions on how to cast a “stripped-down” version of the spell at home were also provided on Facebook.
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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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The Witches of Bushwick upheld their promise to “hex” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday night, carving his name into a black candle, dousing it in “Revenge Oil” and then setting it on fire in a private ceremony in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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A group of 60 people are gathering at Catland Books in Brooklyn, New York, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday to watch a group of witches cast a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. […]
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"It gives the people who are seeking agency a little bit of chance to have that back," Madara said. Seated at a desk phone among bird skulls and crystal balls at Catland Books, the occult shop she co-owns, Madara said the Kavanaugh hex is expected to be the most popular event the store has hosted since its 2013 opening, including spells aimed at President Donald Trump. Madara declined to provide details of what the latest ritual will entail.
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2 days ago
Republicans in the United States Senate are poised to hold their razor-thin majority, and possibly add to it by a few seats, boosted by the partisan spat over newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Even as the Democratic Party is on the cusp of surfing a tide of suburban discontent with President Trump and...
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CENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn't dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer says a man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and is “an angry, sick old man” who isn’t dangerous. Ronald DeRisi is being held without bail after his arraignment Friday. Prosecutors say the 74-year-old left a series of […]
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Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Smithtown, N.Y., was charged Friday with threatening to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal prosecutors said.
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When Christine Blasey Ford said she could not remember certain details about her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Ann McLane Kuster could relate.
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Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed ...
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The exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, said that an upcoming gathering of witches to place a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a “demonic” act and shows that people in the Satanic world are becoming bolder.
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Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.
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Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.
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Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested on Friday after the police recovered voice mail messages threatening violence against senators who had voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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The Long Island man arrested for making death threats to a pair of US Senators over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh also targeted the judge himself, it was revealed in court Friday. “He made phone calls to Judge Kavanaugh directly,” Prosecutor Justina Geraci told a federal courtroom in Central Islip as a bewildered...
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) remains unpopular among voters in her home state following her barbs at Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) for Murkowski's vote against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court justi...
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris came to South Carolina with the stated intent of boosting turnout for the midterm elections, but many voters here wanted to talk to the California senator about her role in the battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and her next political moves. Perhaps that’s no surprise for […]
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Republican Sen. Susan Collins, with her impassioned floor speech and critical vote in support of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, has in a matter of days become one of Democrats’ top political targets for the next election cycle.
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An exorcism is planned for Saturday to protect new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from "witches" who will try to hex him with a curse this weekend.
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A New York man was arrested Friday and charged with making death threats against two senators for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee....
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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York man threatened to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Police charged 74-year-old Ronald Derisi with threatening to murder a federal official. The Smithtown man was scheduled to appear Friday at a federal court on Long Island. Federal prosecutors […]
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A Long Island man was busted for making death threats against two U.S. Senators for their support of newly-minted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Ronald DeRisi, 74, was taken into custody early Friday, and is expected to be arraigned later in the day in Central Islip federal court before Magistrate judge Gary R. Brown....
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The arrest comes two days after the husband of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said he received a threatening letter that referred to Collins' support for Kanvanaugh, and which claimed to be tainted with the deadly toxin ricin
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Democrat brands judge's confirmation by congress a 'very serious mistake'
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Jimmy Carter has branded newly-confirmed judge Brett Kavanaugh “unfit” to serve on the US supreme court. The former president told an audience at Emory University in Atlanta on Wednesday that Mr Kavanaugh’s confirmation by congress earlier this month was a “very serious mistake”. “I thought that whether or not he attempted to rape that woman, whether or not, I thought he was temperamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court because of his outburst during the hearing,” Mr Carter was recorded by an audience member as saying.
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Just 1 in every 4 Americans says they think Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when giving his testimony regarding sexual assault allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a new Associated Press poll...
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A Michigan Republican women's PAC will support two local Democratic candidates over their Trump-supporter opponents, pointing to President Trump's treatment of women following the Brett Kavanaugh hearings as a key reason....
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Florida's governor and GOP Senate candidate could be facing his own scandal over sexual misconduct. On Thursday, POLITICO delved into a pending lawsuit against the state of Florida by Lucille Alford, a 64-year-old former state disability examiner who claims she was sexually harassed in 2014 — and Gov. Rick Scott did nothing about it.Alford, who filed her suit in April of last year, alleges that her boss, Charles Fete, held her in a "bear hug" in his office and whispered innuendo in her ear as she struggled to free herself. She reported the incident to another supervisor, local law enforcement, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Scott's office, and the matter was not pursued because she did not offer eyewitnesses to the incident. The suit is scheduled to be heard in February in Leon County court.This week, Alford spoke out publicly about the incident for the first time, speaking with POLITICO reporters. "I tried to get the governor's attention," she said. "I fel...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […]
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The ad claims that accusations against Brett Kavanaugh are a sign that black men should be worried about false rape allegations.
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What connects Brett Kavanaugh, Pocahontas and American health policy? The answer lies in the extraordinary way that Donald Trump's steamroller tactics have captured not just the Republican Party but reshaped the entire political battlefield in his own, populist image with less than a month before midterm elections.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor’s Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators’ meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. University of Mississippi sociology professor James Thomas tweeted Oct. 6 that people should put their fingers in senators’ salads and, “They don’t deserve your […]
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Rep. Dave Brat made one of the most tone-deaf comments imaginable to an incarcerated man suffering from drug addiction. On Wednesday, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) paid a visit to the Chesterfield County Jail to speak with inmates in the drug addiction support group. And unbelievably, in the process, he somehow managed to insert into the conversation that he could relate to them because running his campaign was pretty much just as tough as their life situation.While speaking with one drug-addicted inmate who was worried about her career and life prospects when she was released, Brat remarked, "You think you’re having a hard time — I got $5 million worth of negative ads coming at me. How do you think I’m feeling? Nothing’s easy. For anybody."Ben Pavior, a reporter for Richmond's local NPR station, captured audio of the discussion:An odd moment from @DaveBratVA7th's visit to an addiction support group at Chesterfield County Jail: After an inmate describes some of the difficulties s...
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A radio ad supporting Rep. French Hill goes completely over the line in trying to target black voters. On Thursday, an ad aired on radio stations geared toward African-Americans in support of Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and generated immediate outrage. The ad, paid for by a group calling itself Black Americans for the President's Agenda, essentially said that "white Democrats'" opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and desire to investigate his sexual assault allegations prove they could start lynching black people next."What do you think about what's happening in Washington?" says the narrator. "Our congressman, French Hill, and the Republicans, know that it's dangerous to change the presumption of innocence to a presumption of guilt, especially for black men. If the Democrats can do that to a white Justice of the Supreme Court, with no evidence, no corroboration, and all of her witnesses including her best friend say it didn't happen? What will happen to our husbands, our fathers, or our s...
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Not all Republicans remain steadfastly loyal to Trump. On Thursday, the Detroit Metro Times reported that a PAC called Republican Women for Progress is advertising in two crucial House races in Michigan — for Democrats:Republican Women for Progress PAC tells Metro Times it has taken out $50,000 television ad buys in Michigan's 11th and 8th Congressional District races. Both races feature a moderate Democrat against a Trump-aligned Republican. In MI-11, Democrat Haley Stevens is up against Republican Lena Epstein, the former Michigan chair for the Trump campaign. In MI-08, Elissa Slotkin is trying to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Bishop.Republican Women for Progress was founded in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's election by Jennifer Pierotti Lim and Meghan Milloy, who were dissatisfied with the direction of their party. The group holds policy training events and supports first-time women candidates for office, and this year all of their advertising support is for Democrat...
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Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he believes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is "unfit" to serve on the highest court in the land.
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Former President Jimmy Carter didn't mince words while discussing Supreme
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SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office.
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The University of Southern Maine barred a retired professor who still taught classes after she offered credit to her students if they protested the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
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"This wasn’t a hand to be played." Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) rose to national prominence for grilling Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh about his teenage drinking — and she appeared on “The View” to discuss one particularly dramatic moment.Kavanaugh lashed out at the Minnesota Democrat during a hearing about sexual assault allegations made against him by a former acquaintance, and Klobuchar said the federal judge would never have tolerated the same conduct from her.“My first thought was, if I was appearing before him in court, he would have thrown me out of the courtroom,” the senator said.Klobuchar said the nominee’s partisan record should have disqualified him, and she praised Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with sexual assault allegations — and co-host Meghan McCain asked whether Democrats miscalculated with her testimony.“Is it conceivable that Democrats may have misplayed their hand or handled anything differently in that hearing in g...
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said Wednesday that she would be "in favor of" reopening the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested a caravan of Honduran refugees was paid by George Soros to disrupt the U.S. election. And he only went further off the rails when challenged. President Donald Trump is waiting in trepidation as a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants and refugees, many of them children, approach the U.S./Mexico border while fleeing violence and instability in their home country.But to many of his supporters, like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), something far more sinister is going on.On Wednesday evening, in response to footage that appears to show some of the migrants being given money, Gaetz posted a bizzare, racist tweet in which he appeared to speculate that George Soros was paying the Hondurans to go to the U.S. border to disrupt the midterm elections.BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source! pic.twitter.com/5pEByiGkkN— Rep. Matt Ga...
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A Texas Democratic judge is facing criticism for shutting down a courtroom and refusing to hear cases for one day, out of protest to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, The Austin American-Statesman reported.
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Two female protesters accosted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at an airport on Wednesday over his vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Trump had tweeted in August that McGahn would leave after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had been confirmed
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme […]
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