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Rachel Maddow: Ames Straw Poll is a meaningless ‘racket’

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained on her show Monday night why the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa was a “bingo game” with meaningless results for the Republican presidential race.

“The sort of refreshing thing about the Ames Straw Poll is that the people making money off this racket, the Iowa Republican Party, fully admit that it is a racket that is just designed to make them money,” she said.

“Based on the way the beltway media handles the Ames Straw Poll, you might surmise that Ames Straw Poll has some predictive power,” Maddow continued. “It does not however happen to be true.”

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Unhinged Trump fan facing multiple charges after stalking Georgia woman and plastering her car with Trump stickers

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According to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post, an overzealous fan of Donald Trump is facing multiple charges -- including stalking --by  plastering her car with Trump stickers, harassing her and then following her in his work vehicle.

Sharon Wood of Lawrenceville, who is the vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, admitted that the back of her car is covered in stickers supporting liberal causes, which made her a target for one of President Trump’s boosters.

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Meghan McCain erupts after she gets called out for whining that her GOP friends are ‘very upset’ about Trump

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"The View" erupted into a shouting match over President Donald Trump's racist smears of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other Democratic congresswomen, even though all the panelists seemed to agree his remarks were abhorrent.

Co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin blasted "self-righteous hypocrite" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for defending the president's comments, and Meghan McCain challenged Democrats to defeat Trump for re-election.

"This is so bad," McCain said. "It's like nothing I have ever seen, and I don't think anyone in this room has ever seen before, and if you can't beat this, this blatant racism, what does this say about your party?"

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Bragging that ‘discrimination is no longer tolerated in Texas’ Gov. signs bill allowing anti-LGBT discrimination???????

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Surrounded by still-wrapped Chick-fil-A sandwiches, soda cups, supporters, and a small cow with the words "eat mor chikin" on its side, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott Thursday evening told reporters that "discrimination Is no longer tolerated in Texas."

He then signed a bill that not only allows but enables anti-LGBT discrimination.

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