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Cornered Palin calls reporters ‘jokes’

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Advisers to the main Republican presidential contenders have told Politico that their next mission after the midterms is to stop Sarah Palin’s quest for the White House.

In a Sunday interview with Fox News, Palin blasted Politico‘s reporting as “crap.”

“Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns,” Politico‘s Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei wrote Sunday.

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“There is a determined, focused establishment effort … to find a candidate we can coalesce around who can beat Sarah Palin,” one anonymous top Republican told Politico.

Palin, seemingly cornered by the criticism, responded sharply.

“Politico, Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, they’re jokes,” Palin said. “This is a joke to have unnamed sources tearing somebody apart limb by limb.”

“If they would man up and if they would, you know, make these claims against me then I can debate them, I can talk about it, but to me they’re making stuff up again,” she told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

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“And these are the brave people who want to lead the nation and run the world, huh? But they’re not brave enough to put their name in an article,” Palin continued.

“I don’t think the paper that we just printed this article on, you know, it’s not worth even wrapping my King Salmon in. I’ll just ignore this crap,” she said.

Palin’s assault on Politico was her second jab at the media Sunday. Earlier on Fox News Sunday, Palin took aim at a CBS affiliate in Alaska that allegedly “conspired to make up stories about [Republican Senate candidate] Joe Miller.”

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Palin was referring to a message that was accidentally left on the voice mail of Joe Miller’s spokesperson. The Miller camp claims that two CBS reporters were caught plotting to find and interview a child molester at one of Miller’s rallies.

“That’s sick. Those are corrupt bastards,” Palin said.

On Fox News’ America Live later Sunday, Dan Springer reported he could find no evidence to back up Palin’s concern that KTVA is running a smear job against Miller.

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This video is from Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, broadcast Oct. 31, 2010.

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

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‘Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump’: Ambassador Sherman says the Kremlin must have kompromat

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Former Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman concluded on Monday that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin must have "something" on President Donald Trump.

"The latest reporting from The New York Times indicates that the thousands of troops that we have there, that the president moved, are now trapped. They don’t have an actual way out since Turkey has cut off the roads and the exit routes that they might use and so now there is the question of will there be an airlift? How will we get the U.S. troops out?" MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell asked.

"We haven’t had to get troops out like this since the fall of Saigon," Sherman replied. "This is going to be very, very difficult."

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Mick Mulvaney implicated by Trump official who testified before Congress on Monday: report

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Acting White House chief of staff MicK Mulvaney was implicated by a former top National Security Council official during nine-hours of congressional testimony, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The newspaper reported, "In her testimony, she detailed a July 10 meeting she attended with senior Ukrainian officials, then-National Security Adviser John Bolton, and other U.S. officials in which the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, raised the issue of the investigations, the people said."

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