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GOP rejects resolution condemning Perry for ‘N*ggerhead’ slur

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House Republicans voted Thursday to set aside a resolution calling on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry to apologize for leasing a hunting ranch called “Niggerhead.”

The resolution offered by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) also called on other Republican presidential candidates to condemn the word, and it asked Perry to name all of the lawmakers and financial supporters who had hunted with him at the ranch.

“If my motion for someone that might stand in front of me as a member of Congress and share with me their vision, potentially, of the United States fails today, it simply suggests that the Congress of the United States is painting over a profound problem that exists in this nation,” Jackson explained. “I personally would be offended that the Congress of the United States would not understand the gravity of this resolution by granting members an opportunity to vote on the specific arguments laid out by The Washington Post for which they have offered their story.”

“Mr. Speaker, nigger is offensive. Niggerhead is offensive. And for a governor of one of the great states of our nation to hunt at Niggerhead ranch, it’s offensive, and I think that I’m expressing the moral outrage of all Americans.”

“A resolution merely asserting the position of the House with regard to an external issue cannot be used as a question of privilege,” the acting Republican chair noted, before ruling that the resolution did not qualify as a question of privilege.

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Jackson immediately appealed the ruling, but 230 Republicans (and a single Democrat) voted to table that appeal.

Herman Cain is the only Republican presidential candidate so far to say that he finds the term “Niggerhead” offensive.

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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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