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Bloomberg: Vote Brown or Warren could ‘bring socialism back, or the USSR’

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that a win for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren could effectively mean the return of the Soviet Union.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Bloomberg explained that he was supporting Republican Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) because he wanted to “find liberal middle-of-the-road Republicans and Democrats.”

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“In the Senate, Scott Brown, who single-handedly stopped the right-to-carry [concealed handgun] bill,” the billionaire mayor said. “You can question whether he’s too conservative.”

Bloomberg offered the following thoughts on Warren: “You can question, in my mind, whether she’s God’s gift to regulation, close the banks and get rid of corporate profits, and we’d all bring socialism back, or the USSR.”

“But the bottom line is Scott Brown single-handedly stood up when we needed him to stop the right to carry on campus and in the streets of our city and our state and our country,” he added. “Now, I don’t have to agree with him on a lot of other things, although he’s certainly no crazy right-wing – he’s just more conservative than I am – but here’s a guy that really made a difference, and if we don’t support people like that, nobody’s going to take risks.”

Bloomberg’s argument against Warren echoed ads purchased by Crossroad GPS, a super PAC founded by Karl Rove, which has attacked the Democratic candidate over her attempts to regulate Wall Street.

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Last year, a tea party supporter lost his cool at a Warren campaign event and began shouting at her for being a “socialist whore.”


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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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2012

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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2012

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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