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you cant just make this all about donald trump hes an old show that people are getting tired of elizabeth warr
“You can’t just make this all about Donald Trump. He’s an old show that people are getting tired of,” Elizabeth Warren says when Chris Matthews asks how she’d take him on as nominee. She argues that voters want to hear instead about her policy plans.
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its notable that gun policy is now squarely front and center in presidential politics for the first time an ou
It’s notable that gun policy is now squarely front and center in presidential politics for the first time, an outgrowth of America’s devastating series of recent mass shootings, from Tucson to Newtown to Parkland.
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ooof msnbc on de blasio mildly irritating to me or maybe hes more than mildly irritating to me says like an ob
Ooof MSNBC on de Blasio: “Mildly irritating to me, or maybe he’s more than mildly irritating to me,” @clairecmc says.

“...like an obnoxious guy at a restaurant or a bar talking really loudly on his cell phone like everyone wants to hear what he’s saying,” @NicolleDWallace says.
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the most surprising thing about demdebate so far at least is how little donald trump has been directly invoked
The most surprising thing about #DemDebate (so far, at least) is how little Donald Trump has been directly invoked.
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trump is complaining on fox about twitter twitter is terrible what they do because hes been getting new follow
Trump is complaining on Fox about Twitter — “Twitter is terrible, what they do” — because he’s been getting new followers at a slower clip than he used to. He does not get into the issue that some of his followers are bots.
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we should be suing google and facebook and all that which perhaps we will trump says on fox
“We should be suing Google and Facebook and all that, which perhaps we will,” Trump says on Fox.
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heres a guy nobody ever heard of him before and i made him and now he wants to show how tough he is i have the
“Here’s a guy, nobody ever heard of him before and I made him and now he wants to show how tough he is... I have the right to demote him. I have the right to fire him,” Trump says of Fed Chair Powell on Fox.
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hours before departing for japan trump complains to fox about japan taking advantage of us with defense treaty
Hours before departing for Japan, Trump complains to Fox about Japan taking advantage of US with defense treaty: “If Japan is attacked, we will fight World War III...But if we’re attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us. They can watch it on a Sony television.”
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breaking gt mueller to testify in open hearing before the house on july 17 the big moment democracts have been
Breaking —> Mueller to testify in open hearing before the House on July 17. The big moment Democracts have been waiting for, although if his press appearance was any indication Mueller is unlikely to stray beyond the facts and legal analysis in his report.
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a scrappy kid from scranton no more on joe bidens post vp lifestyle a 12000 square foot mclean manse 200000 pa
A scrappy kid from Scranton no more — @mviser on Joe Biden’s post-VP lifestyle. A 12,000-square-foot McLean manse, $200,000 paid speeches and riders requiring private jets, VIP suites and raspberry sorbet.

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heidi heitkamp s brother joel on msnbc she may lose but in the morning when she s brushing her teeth she needs
Heidi Heitkamp's brother Joel on MSNBC: "She may lose. But in the morning, when she's brushing her teeth, she needs to like the person she sees."
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literally every washington power player democratic and republican past and present is at mccain s funeral exce
Literally every Washington power player -- Democratic and Republican, past and present -- is at McCain's funeral, except the sitting president, who is tweeting his grievances about the DOJ and FBI.
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an ice whistleblower who resigned because his administration superiors told him to lie to the public had his c
An ICE whistleblower who resigned because his administration superiors told him to lie to the public had his CBS News interview interrupted by government agents
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trump took vladimir putin at his word on russian election interference he took mbs at his word over the brutal
Trump took Vladimir Putin at his word on Russian election interference.

He took MBS at his word over the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

And today in Hanoi he took Kim Jong Un at his word over the death of Otto Warmbier.

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as trump retaliates against political critics by revoking or reviewing their security clearances it is worth r
As Trump retaliates against political critics by revoking or reviewing their security clearances, it is worth remembering that the president himself revealed highly classified information to Russians in an Oval Office meeting.
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trump has now deleted the tweet in which he stated i had nothing to do with russia helping me to get elected
Trump has now deleted the tweet in which he stated, "I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected."
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trump nancys in a situation where its not easy for her to talk pelosi mr president please dont characterize th
Trump: “Nancy’s in a situation where it’s not easy for her to talk”

Pelosi: “Mr. President, please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats who just won a big victory"

Schumer: “Elections have consequences, Mr. President”
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obama in mccain eulogy condemns today s politics that are mean and petty and based on bombast insult phony con
Obama, in McCain eulogy, condemns today's politics that are "mean" and "petty," and based on "bombast, insult, phony controversies and manufactured outrage." This politics, he says, "pretends to be brave and tough, but in fact is born in fear."
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trump just said of government shutdown over border wall now in third week this is not a fight i wanted i didnt
Trump just said of government shutdown over border wall, now in third week: “This is not a fight I wanted. I didn’t want this fight.”

Back in December, Trump said on camera, "I am proud to shut down the government for border security."
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so much to chew over in trumps rose garden speech but im stuck on this he claimed previous presidents have tol
So much to chew over in Trump’s Rose Garden speech, but I’m stuck on this: He claimed previous presidents have told him they wish they’d built a border wall. Really? Obama? Bush 43? Clinton? Bush 41? Carter? None has signaled in any way that he is pro-wall.
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