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House GOP Rep. calls Elizabeth Warren a liar

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During a House committee hearing yesterday, a Republican Representative called consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren a liar, suggesting she’d “made up” an agreement to limit her testimony to one hour.

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), who chairs a House Oversight subcommittee, further accused Warren of trying to impose upon Congress and make demands of its members, seemingly in an effort to tarnish her reputation in the minds of other representatives.

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The New York Times has more.

Update: Later in the hearing, a Democratic Rep. apologized to Warren, telling her that Republicans want to seize upon anything at all to make her look bad because “people are afraid of you.”

This video is from CNBC, broadcast Tuesday, May 24, 2011.


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Trump fans already blaming Democrats for election violence: ‘Don’t think I’d be walking around in my MAGA hat’

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President Donald Trump has refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power, but his supporters appear overwhelmingly convinced that any election-related violence will be provoked by his opponents.

The president has repeatedly suggested that nationwide protests against police brutality are part of a conspiracy to undermine his re-election, and 10 of 11 delegates to the Republican National Convention interviewed by Politico believe violence will surge if Trump wins.

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Fox News host grills Trump spokesman on his Proud Boys comment — and tells her ‘they’re celebrating it’

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President Donald Trump's request that the far-right Proud Boys gang "stand back and stand by" is drawing heavy criticism, especially because the group itself is openly celebrating the president's remark as an explicit endorsement.

Fox News host Sandra Smith on Wednesday grilled White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah about what the president meant and asked her if she wanted to walk back any of his statements.

"The president saying, 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by', does the White House or the president want to clarify or explain what he meant by that, because they're celebrating it, the group," she said.

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Trump has no strategy left against Biden other than to ‘burn it all down’: analysis

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On Wednesday, analyzing the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann, and Melissa Holzberg's key takeaway was that President Donald Trump's only strategy is to "burn it all down."

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