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Lewis Black: New York City is better than Texas because ‘F*ck you, Texas’

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Comedian Lewis Black appeared on Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” to address Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)’s contention that businesses will be better off if they move to Texas. Earlier this summer, Perry made a trip to the northeast to attempt to convince businesses to move to his state and released a brace of ads aimed at employers all over the country.

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“If you’re tired of the same old recipe of over-taxation, over-regulation and frivolous litigation, get out before you go broke. Texas is calling,” said Perry in one radio ad.

“Because nothing says ‘We’re on the cutting edge of 21st century business’ like an ad on the radio!” said Black.

The ads have been playing in Illinois and California, in which Perry says, “The escape route leads straight to Texas.”

“Now he’s trying to take California jobs?” said Black. “Rick Perry doesn’t know it, but he just doubled his porn industry and tripled the number of skateboarding panhandlers.”

Perry may have overreached, however, said Black, when he went to New York. “But go ahead, Perry,” he growled. “Take your best shot. ‘Texas is calling?’ Well good thing I’ve got caller ID.”

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“Listen, Texas,” he said, “trying to steal jobs from Illinois and California is one thing, but you’re going to try to trash-talk about New York? Not on my watch.”

Vowing to “fight fire with fire,” Black rolled his own ad, in which he said in voice-over, “This is New York City, the city that never sleeps. People come here from all over the world, for the freedom to live as they choose, for the variety of cultures, but most of all, for the fact that it’s not Texas.”

“Fuck you, Texas!” New Yorkers gleefully shout at the video’s climax, in a multitude of languages.

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“‘Don’t mess with Texas?'” Black mocked. “Don’t fuck with New York.”

Watch the clip, embedded below via Comedy Central:

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Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine

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The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.

But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.

The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."

Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital

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The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.

“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.

Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.

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