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Cantor backtracks: Protesters’ frustration ‘warranted’

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did his best Sunday to appear on the side of protesters in the Occupy movement after recently calling them “growing mobs.”

“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” the Virginia Republican had told a conservative crowd at the Values Voter Summit last week.

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But only a week later, Cantor wasn’t willing to double down on those remarks.

“Congressman, do you stand by that comment about mobs?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked.

“Chris, I think more important than my use of that word is that there is a growing frustration across this country and it’s warranted,” Cantor replied. “Too many people are out of work. But where I’m most concerned is, we have elected leaders in this town who, frankly, are joining in an effort to blame others rather than focusing on the policies that have brought about the current frustration.”

“I mean, when you hear some of the Democratic elected leaders joining in, blaming parts of our economy and society versus ‘Let’s take some of the credit or blame here in Washington.’ I mean, these are policies that they put into place. There’s a lot that can be done here in this town to turn the economy around and promote income mobility, not go in an excoriate some some who have been successful. We want success for everybody.”

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‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw

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The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.

The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.

“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.

The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.

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‘This is an ethical train wreck!’ Ex-GOP lawmaker gets demolished for defending Trump’s shameless corruption

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Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on Monday went down in flames after he tried to defend President Donald Trump's widely criticized gambit to host next year's G7 summit at his own golf course in Doral, Florida.

Even though Duffy acknowledged that the optics surrounding the president's decision to award his own business a government contract to host the G7 were poor, he said that he didn't believe there was anything ethically wrong with the initiative. He also tried to claim that Trump has somehow been victimized by getting elected to be the most powerful man in the world.

"Donald Trump doesn't take a salary," he said. "He gives his money away. His businesses have lost business, you know, Ivanka Trump has lost her line of shoes at Nordstrom. He's lost his line of clothing at Macy's!"

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Ex-Trump staffer: Mulvaney needs to resign and get himself a good lawyer

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney resign immediately and lawyer up due to his complicity in Donald Trump's Ukraine phone call seeking dirt on Joe Biden.

Ostensibly brought on to talk about his plan to attempt to draft Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) to run against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, Scaramucci -- who host John Berman jokingly noted only lasted 11 days in his White House job -- admitted that he was a fan of Mulvaney, but that he has put himself in a bad place.

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