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Rep. Peter King calls Rand Paul’s remarks on Snowden ‘absolutely disgraceful’

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Representative Peter King (R-KY) lashed out at fellow Republican Rand Paul on Sunday over National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.

King said on Fox News the United States should take whatever action necessary to extradite Snowden to the United States.

“I think it is important for the American people to realize that this guy is a traitor, a defector, he’s not a hero,” the congressman added. “And I heard Senator Rand Paul this morning actually compared Snowden to General Clapper. What’s happened to our country? This is a traitor, and for anyone to be comparing him to a U.S. military hero is absolutely disgraceful.”

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Speaking with CNN’s Candy Crowley, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that National Intelligence director James Clapper “lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security,” while “Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy.”

During a Senate Intelligence committee hearing in March, Clapper falsely said the NSA did not collect data on millions of Americans.

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Guillotine carried by governor’s mansion as Puerto Rico protests escalate dramatically

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Puerto Ricans continue to rise up against leaders of their country as disaster relief and resources remain kept from those who need it most.

Since last month, the American territory has been dealing with near-non-stop earthquakes on the south side of the island. But it has only been recently that they were able to gain access to emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday.

"Residents were irate when two warehouses — one in the southern city of Ponce and another near San Juan — were found to be filled with thousands of abandoned supplies, apparently never used after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017," AFP reported this week.

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Senators learn of damning timeline implicating Rudy Giuliani during Trump’s impeachment trial

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On Thursday, during the third day of the impeachment trial, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) walked senators through the timeline of actions carried out by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

"We've walked through some of the timeline of the actions and statements about Ukraine, but let's just line them up briefly because it makes the story so clear," said Lofgren. "April 2019. Vice President Biden officially announced his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And a reminder, at the time of Biden's announcement and for months after, public polling, including from Fox News, showed that Biden would beat President Trump. The Fox News polling data is up on the chart."

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Internet blasts Trump claim he will save Social Security: ‘Were you lying yesterday or today?’

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President Donald Trump attempted to walk-back controversial statements he made suggesting he would push cuts to Social Security and Medicaid.

Cuts to the popular programs are overwhelmingly unpopular and have become a flashpoint in the 2020 presidential election.

While attending the World Economic Forum’s summit in Davos, Trump told CNBC's Joe Kernan that entitlements would be on his plate.

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