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Romney adviser touts candidate’s Anglo-Saxon heritage

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An adviser for Mitt Romney on Tuesday said the Republican presidential candidate would have better relations with England because of his Anglo-Saxon ancestors.

Romney has planned a six-day overseas tour to meet high-ranking officials in England, Israel and Poland. The tour begins Wednesday in London.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser told London’s Daily Telegraph. “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

President Barack Obama’s father was from Kenya and his mother was an American with mostly English ancestry.

The advisers also described the President as “left winger” whose “first instinct is to reach out to America’s adversaries” and was “very comfortable with American decline.”

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Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has accused Romney of using “coded language,” a decades-old strategy to reach out to racist voters. The Republican candidate has repeatedly used the word “foreign” to describe Obama, implying that he is not a true American because of his multicultural heritage.

[H/T: Think Progress]

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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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