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Rachel Maddow: Nationwide attack on abortion shows ‘tea party’ just Republicans

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow claimed Wednesday night that the tea party movement was indistinguishable from the Republican Party, noting that states have enacted a record number of abortion restrictions since so-called “tea party candidates” were elected in 2010.

“Eighty different anti-abortion laws, not just proposed… but enacted,” she said, “thanks to that tea party election last year. You know, the one where they didn’t care about abortion any more.”

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Far from being a purely libertarian movement, concerned with limited government and free market economic, Maddow claims that the tea party is very social conservative.

“There is nothing new under the sun,” she concluded.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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Trump pal Kanye West announces 2020 presidential campaign in 4th of July message

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Kanye West announced a 2020 presidential bid on Independence Day.

West infamously referred to his red "Make America Great Again" hat as his "Superman cape" and dropped an F-bomb in the Oval Office while voicing his support for the president.

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West's White House antics were mocked by NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the show's cold open.

But West is now apparently running against Trump.

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WATCH: Huge group of armed Black protesters march on Confederate monument in Georgia

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Armed black protesters marched in Geogia on Independence Day to protest one of the largest Confederate monuments in the world.

"Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South’s most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact," Reuters reported on Friday. "The monument - which reopens on Independence Day weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close for weeks - has faced renewed calls for removal since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died during an arrest by a white police officer who pinned his neck to the ground with a knee."

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