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Obama campaigned against McCain’s spending freeze plan

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During the debates, then-candidate Barack Obama campaign against an across-the-board spending freeze. Obama said, “The problem with a spending freeze is you’re using a hatchet where you need a scalpel. There are some programs that are very important that are underfunded.”

A video of Obama’s comments during the three debates was uploaded to YouTube after the administration’s plan to freeze spending was leaked.

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago buddy used his ‘shadow’ sway over the VA to promote his Marvel comic book empire

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddy Used His “Shadow” Sway Over the VA to Promote His Comic Book Empire

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Two and a half years ago, top officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Standing on the podium with them was a cheering, flexing Captain America. Spider-Man waved from the trading floor below.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: America is ‘on its knees’ and its leader is missing in action

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has issued a desperate plea for someone to step up and be a leader of the country in a time of crisis.

Via The Huffington Post, Johnson posted a video on Instagram this week in which he lamented the dire state of American society after the death of George Floyd last month.

"Our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain," Johnson said.

Although Johnson did not directly reference President Donald Trump, he seemed to be implicitly addressing the president by noting that there is a massive void in leadership in America right now.

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Meghan McCain’s not even in NYC — she reportedly went to Virginia to be with her guns

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Meghan McCain got hilariously fact-checked by a neighbor after calling her Manhattan neighborhood a "war zone," but it turns out she's not even in New York City.

The co-host of "The View" has reportedly gone to Virginia because, sources told Page 6, she wants guns during the coronavirus pandemic.

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