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WaPo columnist: Romney budget is ‘math on meth’

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Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne said Mitt Romney’s plan to cut taxes, increase defense spending and lower the deficit did not add up.

He told Maddow the fact that people were so focused on the Republican presidential candidate’s line regarding Sesame Street character Big Bird “underscores the things that weren’t picked up in what Romney said.”

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“Romney said in the debate, I’m not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people,” Dionne continued. “That’s exactly what George W. Bush said in the 2000 debate. You can cut rich people’s taxes by a whole lot of money and still have them pay the same share of the total. So that’s what he was really saying. Ge said he’s going to cut everybody’s taxes by 20 percent, and then he said in the debate, we’re not going to have tax cuts that add to the deficit.

“If this is math, it’s math on meth. It just doesn’t add up at all, and I think that’s the issue that has to be raised over and over again.”

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

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Meghan McCain laughs in Matt Gaetz’s face as the Trump-loving congressman flops on The View

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Rep. Matt Gaetz loudly argued with "The View" panelists over President Donald Trump's pardons.

The Florida Republican immediately started an argument with Joy Behar, and conservative Meghan McCain laughed in his face for defending a possible pardon for Trump friend Roger Stone -- who was convicted of lying to Congress and threatening a witness in the Russia probe.

"Oh come on, congressman," McCain said, laughing as Gaetz sputtered. "Come on, he's the swampiest swamp creature."

Gaetz started shouting about former President Bill Clinton's pardons, and claimed the presidential pardon power was a vestige from the British monarchy -- which gave the "sovereign" the authority to extend "unlimited grace."

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CNN’s Elie Honig praises DOJ lawyers for revolt against Barr: ‘Like students rising up against the oppressive headmaster’

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CNN legal analyst Elie Honig on Thursday heaped praise upon Department of Justice prosecutors who disregarded many of the changes to sentencing guidelines for convicted Trump ally Roger Stone that were made by Attorney General Bill Barr.

When asked by CNN's Kate Bolduan for his reaction to the prosecutors' actions, Honig responded enthusiastically.

"I applaud what this prosecutor is doing," he said. "And as a DOJ alumni on the front lines trying cases, I'm so impressed by this. This is like the scene [in a movie] where the students rise up and push back against the oppressive headmaster."

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