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Gingrich: Obama has ‘psychological need’ to ignore ‘Islamic extremism’

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Former Speaker of the House and erstwhile presidential candidate Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) accused President Barack Obama of having “almost a psychological need” to ignore “the realities of Islamic extremism.”

In an appearance on “The Sean Hannity Show,” Gingrich made the case that Obama is failing to rise to the challenges posed by what Gingrich believes is an increasingly restive Middle East. The former Speaker asserted that the president is neglecting to address the problems posed by militant Islamists, and seemed to imply that perhaps Obama feels a kinship with these anti-Western forces.

“President Obama,” he said, “has almost a psychological need to be totally blind to the realities of Islamic extremism. It is astonishing to me how consistently he rejects all the information which would teach him that there are people out there who actually want to kill us. And it’s, I mean, it is so beyond any reasonable way to explain it that it’s almost as though he has a desperate need to believe in something which is totally false.”

Gingrich has alleged before that Obama has a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” mindset, and called the president’s perspective on the world “factually insane.”

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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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