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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blamed Donald Trump for wrecking Republican chances for taking back the Senate majority.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell knocked the "quality" of candidates endorsed by the former president and chosen by GOP primary voters, saying they appeared unlikely to win, and the "Morning Joe" host said they would likely prevent Republicans from gaining legislative majorities.
"I don't understand," he said. "Mitch McConnell, we're going to play these illuminating thoughts by Mitch. He's saying the truth out loud. 'Hey, we may not take the Senate back over. We should, but we may not because the candidates suck.' He didn't say it that way, but the candidates that Donald Trump has put up there suck."
GOP senators were making things worse for themselves by attacking the FBI and IRS to defend the former president against a variety of criminal investigations, Scarborough said.
"Now, he's got his most senior members going around, saying things that could get government workers killed, and the people that keep apologizing for the terrorists on Jan. 6, people he thinks are terrorists," Scarborough said. "I mean, his speech on Jan. 6 and his actions on Jan. 6, very notable, but it is having an impact. This is what I don't understand. I'll say it again, Trump lost the White House, he lost the House, went out of his way, did the yeoman's work to lose the Senate for Republicans -- first guy since Herbert Hoover to lose all three in one four-year term. It's happening again."
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In March, during the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, numerous atrocities were committed in small towns north of Kyiv – horrors that are still being documented today. In Bucha, an estimated 458 prisoners of war and civilians were slaughtered under Russian occupation, at least fifty of whom are yet to be identified.
The victims are now being buried in the local cemetery while the investigation into their identities continues. A truck arrives from the Bucha town morgue — inside, the remains of 20 unidentified bodies. It's the third such burial at the town cemetery in the last week. Father Andriy stands alone among the dead — there are no relatives here to mourn their passing. As they are lowered into the ground, he is here to ensure they will not be forgotten.
"It is very important for us to bury them with dignity, not just to bury them as bodies, but to bury them as people with the hope of resurrection from the dead," says the Orthodox priest.
Six months after the massacre in Bucha, the scene at the cemetery is the beginning of a process of closure. However, it won't be complete until every last body has been identified and the relatives informed
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Thursday said she was upset that videos of her dancing at private parties were published online as they were meant to be seen only by friends.
Marin, 36, spoke after a two-minute video of her singing and dancing with well-known local influencers and artists spread on social media and in Finnish media on Wednesday.
The clips were originally posted to a private Instagram account. Marin, who became the world's youngest serving government leader in December 2019, said she knew she was being filmed but never thought the videos would become publicly available.
"These videos are private and filmed in a private space. I resent that these became known to the public," Marin told reporters. She said she did not know who leaked them.
Many Finns have voiced support for the young leader for combining a private life with her high-profile career. But newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said the episode raised questions about her judgement.
"Marin may have acted in good faith, but this gullible she should not be," the paper wrote in an editorial.
"The prime minister can, in a sensitive situation, put the weapons of information warfare in the hands of those who would like to hurt Finland," the newspaper said.
Marin said the video was a compilation of clips from two separate occasions a few weeks ago. She said people at the events consumed alcohol but no one took drugs to her knowledge.
"We just partied, also in a boisterous way. I danced and sang," Marin said, denying a claim that the videos had been a publicity stunt less than a year until the next general election.
Marin in January told Reuters she and her fellow young female ministers have been targeted with extensive hate speech for their gender and appearance while in office.