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Rush Limbaugh: Chicago teacher strike a ploy to re-elect Obama

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Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the Chicago Teachers Union’s strike was a secret plot by the Obama campaign.

“You watch, [Chicago mayor] Rahm Emanuel himself is the guy who said, ‘never let a crisis go to waste,” Limbaugh said. “We know that the unions and Obama and Rahm Emanuel and Democrats are in bed with each other. So this to me, I think is a perfect set up. We are being played.”

The 26,000-member teacher union went on strike Monday because Chicago insisted on implementing a new evaluation system and planned to cut some health benefits for teachers. The city also refused to install additional air-conditioning units in classrooms, limit class size, and hire more social workers, the union said.

Limbaugh predicted that Obama was going to intervene in the dispute within a few days and bring it to a resolution, bolstering his leadership credentials ahead of the November elections.

“There is no union that is going to go on strike now for the express purpose of harming Barack Obama,” he said. “Quite the contrary, any union who thinks there actions would end up hurting Obama will delay or put off those actions.”

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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Dem lawmaker serves notice to Hope Hicks that Trump won’t be able to save her when he grills her during Wednesday’s hearing

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On Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) gave MSNBC's Alex Witt a brief rundown of what he wants to learn from former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks at her closed-door testimony next week — and warned that if Hicks tries to use executive privilege as a shield, Democrats will not stand for it.

"Let's talk about Hope Hicks," said Witt. "What do you expect to hear from her that she has not already offered in testimony?"

"Here's what's important about Hope Hicks," said Deutch. "She was a key part of the Trump campaign, which is a large part of the report is focused on. She was a key part of the Trump Administration in the early days, and that's the reason that she's a prominent figure in the Mueller report."

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