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Gov. Jerry Brown: Republican Party like a cult

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On CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday morning, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said that politics had changed a “hell of a lot” since he started his career as a public official.

“It’s more polarized, the money is more centrally collected and distributed by the two major parties, there is — particularly on the Republican side — an enforcement of discipline that’s ideological,” he explained. “And as was mentioned today in The Washington Post, it takes on the quality of a cult.”

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“We’re in a much more adversarial environment,” Brown continued. “We always had it historically, but now it is ramped up several degrees, as evidenced by the filibusters and the holds on nominations. A great power can’t government itself with this kind of dysfunction.”

In an article published Sunday by The Washington Post, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein blamed Republicans for the political gridlock in D.C.

“The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics,” they wrote. “It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”

Brown said the Republican Party needed to “move out of that reactionary cul-de-sac that some of the more extreme members are pushing them.”


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‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests

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The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.

Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.

She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.

"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."

This officer needs to be charged with assault.

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‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets

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Police fired pepper bullets at a camera crew doing a live broadcast of the police violence protests in Louisville on Friday evening.

"WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by rubber bullets reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville," the station reported.

Rust was wearing a fluorescent safety vest at the time of the incident.

"I'm getting shot," she shouted.

The news anchor asked, "who are they aiming that at?"

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Trump: ‘What I really want to say … begins with F and it ends with U’

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CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday ripped President Donald Trump, saying he’s fomenting violence and playing to racist urges for political gain in response to the killing of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent rioting.Lightfoot’s comments were an apparent response to Trump tweeting a message that included “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” in reply to rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck while he was in custody. Lig... (more…)

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