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Senate candidate admits ‘Witch ad’ was a mistake

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Republican Senate candidate from Delaware Christine O’Donnell won’t be dressing up as a witch for Halloween.

The Tea Party favorite is now saying that she regrets a campaign ad that refocused the country’s attention on the fact that she once practiced witchcraft.

In September, HBO’s Bill Maher released a 1999 clip of O’Donnell saying she had “dabbled” in witchcraft.

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“I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven,” she said on ABC’s Politically Incorrect. “One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that.”

Debate about O’Donnell’s past was reignited several weeks later when she released an ad declaring, “I am not a witch.”

O’Donnell told ABC’s Jonathan Karl Thursday that the ad was a mistake.

“Any regrets in doing the ad?” asked Karl. “Because that really did raise it again.”

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“Yeah,” answered O’Donnell. “You know I haven’t publicly stated this and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying that but our intention was to kill it and that’s not what happened.”

O’Donnell joked that she would be dressing up as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” for Halloween.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast Oct. 21, 2010.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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