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Pig freaks out after GOP candidate brings it to news conference

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Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-WI) has learned the hard way not to bring a pig to a news conference.

Speaking to the Milwaukee Press Club on Monday, Neumann, who is running for Senate, brought out a piglet named named “Mister Favors” to make a point about cutting spending in government.

“I think it draws attention to pork barrel spending and just how much waste there is in the federal government,” the Republican candidate explained. “We call him Mr. Favors because when you really look at this pork, it really turns out to be favors to constituents from so many members of congress and it’s got to be stopped if we want to fix the problems facing this country.”

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Just as Neumann was cradling the young hog in his arms, it began to thrash and squeal — like a pig.

“If you think he’s squealing now, wait til you hear him in Washington, D.C. when they start really cutting wasteful government spending,” he said before fleeing with the pig around the corner of a building.

Watch this video from WGBA and WITI, uploaded March 20, 2012.

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(H/T: Political Wire)

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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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