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A big mystery to me is why liberals are desperate for validation from conservatives. David Frum is an asshole. Andrew Sullivan is an asshole. Jonah Goldberg is probably the worst human ever. Bill Kristol is...do I even need to?

Stop it. They are bad people.
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WH Press Secretary: Corker Should Stop 'Name Calling And Get Back To Work'

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, should “get out of the name calling and get back to work.”

“You’ve got some problems in the Senate,” conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt said to Sanders on his radio show. “Do you talk to Senator Corker’s press secretary and say, what is going on here?”

“You know, sadly, Senator Corker hasn’t called me, but if he’d like to visit, I’d be happy to talk to him and certainly see if we could get him back on board and do, frankly, what the people of Tennessee elected him to do,” Sanders said.

She said Corker should get to work fulfilling his campaign promises.

“Hopefully, he’ll get out of the name calling and get back to work here pretty soon,” Sanders said.

Corker has harshly criticized Trump in recent weeks, claiming that the White House has “become an adult day care center” and warning that Trump could set the United States “on the path to World War III.”

“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker said of Trump to the New York Times. He added that the President “tweets out things that are not true.”

He also said Trump has undermined Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — “You cannot publicly castrate your own secretary of state” — though Tillerson denied that particular allegation with specific detail.

“I checked,” Tillerson said on Sunday. “I’m fully intact.”

In response to Corker’s remarks, Trump last week claimed the New York Times “set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation” and said Corker “was made to sound a fool.”

“My thoughts were well thought out,” Corker said on Monday. “Look, I didn’t just blurt them out.”

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Does she tell her boss the same?
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Malta Asks FBI To Help Investigate Car Bombing That Killed Reporter

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s home minister says his EU country has appealed to the FBI and to European forensic experts to help investigate the car bomb slaying of the country’s leading investigative journalist.

In her crusade against corruption, Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, took on top politicians and other powerful Maltese, including by exposing links through the Panama Papers leak.

Ordinary Maltese called for a strike to demand that whoever was behind Monday’s bombing be found and brought to justice. Graffiti quoting the last words she wrote: “There are crooks everywhere you look” popped up on the island Tuesday.

Some EU lawmakers are pressing for closer scrutiny of the tiny European Union nation in the Mediterranean Sea, which is considered a banking haven.

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russians. your welcome
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Trump's FCC Head Shuts Down Trump Idea For Punishing 'Fake News' NBC

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Without calling out President Trump by name, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai shut down the idea Trump put forward last week that NBC and other broadcasters could be punished for “Fake News” by blocking the renewal of their station licenses, a process the FCC oversees.

“I believe in the First Amendment,” Pai, who was selected by Trump to lead the independent commission, said at a Washington event Tuesday, according to Politico.

“The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment, and under the law the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on content of a particular newscast,” he continued.

Pai was not the only commissioner to throw cold water on Trump’s threat, which Trump tweeted after NBC published a report on remarks the President made at a private Pentagon meeting.

Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic appointee to the commission, tweeted her own response to Trump’s tweet last week.

Beyond the First Amendment considerations, there would be practical issues facing the FCC if it tried to carry out Trump’s threats. Networks like NBC aren’t issued a blanket license through the FCC. Rather, the individual stations it owns and operates renew their licenses on a cyclical basis (on top of the dozens of NBC affiliates the corporation does not own).

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Someone is getting fired soon
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Haley: 'Just Wrong' To Say Trump Lowers US Credibility By 'Decertifying' Iran Deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says that President Donald Trump is strengthening his ability to resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis by threatening to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran.

Haley is defending Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the deal. Trump’s critics argue he’s undermining U.S. credibility and options for diplomacy because North Korea will determine the U.S. doesn’t honor its commitments.

But Haley says that argument is “just wrong.” She says it’s the opposite. Haley says failing to fix the 2015 deal with Iran would send the message that the United States “can be bought by a bad deal” that doesn’t actually eliminate the nuclear threat.

Haley is speaking to an annual dinner of the conservative Heritage Foundation

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I presume she means "It can't be any lower" ?
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Police Reports Illustated: Man Dicks Around Outside Hospital

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