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AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’

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A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans.

State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during an undercover FBI investigation on whether politicians were bribed by special interests to pass a bill legalizing poker video games.

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Beason told the audience at a press conference that his words were “inappropriate, careless, and unnecessary.”

“My purpose here today is to say that I’m very sorry and I apologize to anyone whose feelings were hurt by my comment,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do. I look at it as if I said something that would hurt one of my friend’s feelings.”

Beason indicated that he “wanted to address the issue sooner,” but waited until after the corruption trail ended, which did not have any convictions. Despite Democrats across the state calling for him to resign or be removed from his powerful position as chairman of the state’s Senate Rules Committee, the Republican Caucus felt Beason’s apology was enough to let him remain in his position.

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During a hearing this Thursday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took her GOP colleagues to task over their efforts to push through a new Supreme Court nominee in the wake Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on the eve of the 2020 election.

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Texas is in play and Governor Greg Abbott is doing everything he can to make sure Republicans stay in power.

At least four congressional seats could flip to Democrats, and Joe Biden is tightening Donald Trump's lead. Today Trump is ahead of Biden by just 3.2 percentage points in the Real Clear Politics polling average.

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AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’

A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans.

State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during an undercover FBI investigation on whether politicians were bribed by special interests to pass a bill legalizing poker video games.

ADVERTISEMENT

Beason told the audience at a press conference that his words were “inappropriate, careless, and unnecessary.”

“My purpose here today is to say that I’m very sorry and I apologize to anyone whose feelings were hurt by my comment,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do. I look at it as if I said something that would hurt one of my friend’s feelings.”

Beason indicated that he “wanted to address the issue sooner,” but waited until after the corruption trail ended, which did not have any convictions. Despite Democrats across the state calling for him to resign or be removed from his powerful position as chairman of the state’s Senate Rules Committee, the Republican Caucus felt Beason’s apology was enough to let him remain in his position.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on September 27, 2011

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‘Absolutely not normal’: Senator Klobuchar slams her GOP colleagues for trying to ram through Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

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During a hearing this Thursday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took her GOP colleagues to task over their efforts to push through a new Supreme Court nominee in the wake Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on the eve of the 2020 election.

Klobuchar pointed out that the last time a Supreme Court justice died so close to an election was during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, adding that he "waited until the results were in" before moving forward on a replacement.

"My colleagues on the other side know that this is their last chance to allow this president to jam through another judicial appointment to the nation's highest court," she said, pointing out that their focus should be on the ongoing pandemic.

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Federal judge rules Bill Barr improperly redacted part of the Mueller report — and must release them

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Although the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr publicly released the Mueller report on April 18, 2019, it has only been available to the public in redacted form. But on Wednesday, Judge Reggie Walton ruled that parts of the Mueller report were improperly redacted by Barr — and Walton has ordered the DOJ to release those parts of the report before Election Day.

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As Democrats gain ground in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott dramatically cuts drop off boxes to one per county

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Texas is in play and Governor Greg Abbott is doing everything he can to make sure Republicans stay in power.

At least four congressional seats could flip to Democrats, and Joe Biden is tightening Donald Trump's lead. Today Trump is ahead of Biden by just 3.2 percentage points in the Real Clear Politics polling average.

Governor Abbott is taking action – to  make it harder for Texans to vote.

He's just issued a proclamation cutting ballot drop off boxes to just one per county "to maintain the integrity of our elections," Abbott says, calling it his duty.

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