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no no he didn t
No. No he didn't.
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one of the most ridiculous aspects of trump s and graham s whataboutism is they pretend the media never covere
One of the most ridiculous aspects of Trump's and Graham's whataboutism is they pretend the media never covered Tlaib's "impeach the MFer" or the controversies about Omar's Israel comments. The latter, in particular, was a massive story.
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while we ve all been focused on go back and send her back a growing number of republicans have described the s
While we've all been focused on "go back" and "send her back," a growing number of Republicans have described the squad and Dems as "anti-American."

This used to be considered beyond the pale; now it's a talking point.

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trumps overblown secret political genius
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trump and the gop are sneaking a trojan horse into the 2020 dialogue
Trump and the GOP are sneaking a Trojan horse into the 2020 dialogue
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bernie vs warren
Bernie vs. Warren
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trumps claim that he tried to stop the send her back chants is utter nonsense
Trump’s claim that he tried to stop the ‘send her back’ chants is utter nonsense

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this video obliterates trump s claim that he started talking to stop the send her back chants he waited 13 sec
This @RiegerReport video obliterates Trump's claim that he started talking to stop the "send her back" chants.

He waited 13 seconds -- literally until the crowd was done.

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stanley mcchrystal endorses seth moulton
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today trump claims he didn t like send her back chants july 2016 trump claims he didn t like lock her up chant
Today: Trump claims he didn't like "send her back" chants.

July 2016: Trump claims he didn't like "lock her up" chants.

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florida accepts overseas military ballots through nov 16 provided they were postmarked by nov 6 the president
Florida accepts overseas/military ballots through Nov. 16, (provided they were postmarked by Nov. 6).

The president is effectively calling for the disenfranchisement of military service-members ... the day after Veteran's Day.
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list of people charged with pleading to crimes trump s 2nd campaign manager trump s deputy campaign manager tr
List of people charged with/pleading to crimes:

-Trump's 2nd campaign manager
-Trump's deputy campaign manager
-Trump's national security adviser
-Trump's foreign policy adviser
-Trump's 1st campaign manager (battery charges later dropped)
-Trump's first congressional endorser
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trump received the bone spurs diagnosis that exempted him from vietnam via a foot doctor in queens who rented
Trump received the bone spurs diagnosis that exempted him from Vietnam via “a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father.”

That doctor’s children say it was done as a “favor” to Fred Trump.

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imagine being tortured and dismembered and then having the president of the country that is supposed to hold y
Imagine being tortured and dismembered and then having the president of the country that is supposed to hold your killers accountable instead repeat their smears against you while he gives them a pass.

That’s what just happened.
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the contrast here is pretty stark gop in one breath threatens strzok with contempt if he doesn t detail russia
The contrast here is pretty stark:

GOP in one breath threatens Strzok with contempt if he doesn't detail Russia investigation, which is ongoing.

Then it says it won't release transcript of Strzok's initial testimony ... because its investigation is ongoing.
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just to be clear here on the standards republicans are setting if someone lies repeatedly we cannot trust them
Just to be clear here on the standards Republicans are setting:

-If someone lies repeatedly, we cannot trust them on anything

-If someone cheats on their spouse, we cannot trust them
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i ll second what several others are saying here what happened in nc is apparent election fraud not voter fraud
I'll second what several others are saying here:

What happened in NC is apparent *election* fraud, not *voter* fraud.

Calling it the latter will feed narrative that voter fraud is prevalent, when it's not.
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last congress devin nunes cosponsored a bill called the discouraging frivolous lawsuits act
Last Congress, Devin Nunes cosponsored a bill called the “Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act”

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trump team s collusion denials 1 no contact 3 contacts not planned 4 okay planned but not re campaign 5 okay b
Trump team's collusion denials:

1) No contact
3) Contacts not *planned*
4) Okay planned, but not re: campaign
5) Okay, but not meaningful or used
6) Collusion is not a crime
7) Can't collude if you don't know Putin
8) Repeat 6
9) Maybe *someone* colluded

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omar for two years running filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to c
“Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time.”
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