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Bill Donohue on Jon Stewart boycott: I’m not asking for him to be fired

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Catholic League president Bill Donohue told Cenk Ugyur of The Young Turks on Thursday that he didn’t want Daily Show host Jon Stewart to be fired, he just wanted an apology.

“He has apologized for all kinds of things in the past,” Donohue said.

The Catholic League on Thursday launched a boycott against the sponsors of the Daily Show over a segment that featured “vagina mangers.” In the segment, which aired on April 16, Stewart mocked Fox News for criticizing the phrase “war on women.” He noted that the 24 hour news network had been promoting the phrase “war on Christmas” for years.

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“What can women do to generate the same sense of outrage from Fox as” the alleged war on Christmas, Stewart asked. “Perhaps they could play into the theme. Maybe women could protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions with vagina mangers.”

A picture of a nude women with a nativity scene ornament between her leg appeared beside Stewart, which Donohue described as “unprecedented vulgar assault on Christians.”

When asked about a picture on the Catholic League’s website that purportedly shows Stewart in hell, Donohue said the comedian was surrounded by “fireworks,” not brimstone.

“Let me tell you something, I have determination and I have money and this is going to go on for weeks and months,” Donohue said. “Nobody in this country is not going to know about it.”

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The Catholic League has vowed to rally every major Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mormon and Muslim leader and organization in the nation against Stewart.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Bernie Sanders says Democrats who ‘don’t have the guts’ to battle on healthcare ‘should be ashamed’

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During a portion of Tuesday night's Democratic debate focused on healthcare, Sen. Bernie Sanders interjected to castigate some of his 2020 primary rivals -- namely former vice president Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—for again repeating right-wing talking points against Medicare for All and defending the primacy of the for-profit insurance industry.

"I get a little bit tired, I must say, of people defending a system which is dysfunctional, which is cruel," Sanders said, as he cast glances at Biden and Buttigieg. "Eighty-seven million uninsured, thirty-thousand people dying every single year, five-hundred thousand going bankrupt—for what reason?—they came down with cancer."

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