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Axelrod: GOP doesn’t understand Occupy Wall Street

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President Obama’s top political adviser said Sunday that Republican presidential candidates who want to “roll back Wall Street reforms” obviously don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“I don’t think any American is impressed when they see Gov. Romney and all Republican candidates say the first thing they’ll do is roll back Wall Street reforms and go back to where we were before the crisis and let Wall Street write its own rules,” David Axelrod told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour.

“Is [the movement] beneficial to the president or is it detrimental to the president?” Amanpour asked. “Some of them are saying, you know, the president himself has a lot of Wall Street in his cabinet.”

“I don’t know,” Axelrod admitted. “I don’t know how to judge that and I don’t know that anybody does, and we tend in this business to try and treat everything as a kind of seminal event. You see some of that around the Wall Street protests.”

“I do know this, the American people want a financial system that works on the level, they want to get a fair shake, and they want to know the dealings made are done transparently so if they are problems such as the ones we saw before the crisis, we’ll be alerted to them and can stop the whole economy from being turned over.”

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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