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O’Reilly on Kennedy’s DNC tribute: ‘Like a vampire rising from the dead’

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday blasted the Democratic Party for paying tribute to former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) in a video at their convention in Charlotte because he said the “whole purpose is to club Romney.”

In their seven-minute tribute video at the Democratic National Convention, the party began with footage of former President Bill Clinton but quickly moved to clips of the late senator destroying Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a 1994 Senate race debate.

O’Reilly asserted to liberal Fox News personality Alan Colmes that “it was in bad taste to use a dead guy to club Romney.”

“No, the purpose wasn’t to club Romney,” Colmes explained. “The purpose was to pay tribute to Kennedy.”

“No, no, no, no!” O’Reilly exclaimed. “It was to club Romney, that’s why they used that whole thing. They could have used that to have Kennedy’s accomplishments and achievements and all that. They cut out about two and a half minutes for a dead guy to club Romney.”

“This is like a vampire movie — rising from the dead to attack Mitt Romney!” the Fox News host added.

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Watch this video from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor via The Huffington Post, broadcast Sept. 4, 2012.

 
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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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Here are 10 women who wouldn’t be silenced in 2018

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It's been 26 years since the so-called "Year of the Woman," when a record number of women were elected to Congress in 1992. Four senators and 24 representatives were sent to Capitol Hill, following contentious Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Clarence Thomas, who was accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment.

On several levels, the themes of 1992 have made repeat, and amplified, appearances this year. The #MeToo movement became fully realized with women reclaiming and reframing their stories, as President Donald Trump, himself accused many times of sexual predator behavior settled further into the White House. Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, also accused of sexual assault, to the Supreme Court, and while Kavanaugh would go on to attain a seat on the highest court in the land, serial sexual predator and former beloved comedian Bill Cosby was sent to prison for the drugging and rape of Andrea Constand, only one of dozens of women who have spoken out against Cosby with credible accusations of assault.

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