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Laura Ingraham can’t believe Sonia Sotomayor is an American citizen

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Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham railed against Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday for not using the term “illegal aliens” to describe undocumented immigrants, Media Matters reported.

“Why do we have a Supreme Court justice whose allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the U.S. Constitution?” Ingraham said. “So we have no rule of law. We are going to pick and choose who has to follow the law in the United States.”

Ingraham was apparently upset by remarks Sotomayor made during a speech at Yale University on Monday, when Sotomayor mentioned she was the first justice to use the term “undocumented immigrant,” as opposed to the term “illegal alien,” which has been contested by social activists.

“To call them ‘illegal aliens’ seemed and does seem insulting to me,” Sotomayor was quoted as saying.

In decrying Sotomayor’s “immigrant family background,” Ingraham ignored the fact that, as an American of Puerto Rican descent, Sotomayor is already a U.S. citizen as covered by the Jones-Shafroth Act of 1917.

“So why is Dinesh D’Souza, then, being targeted?” Ingraham asked, revisiting a popular conspiracy theory. “Why is he being targeted? Why does that law apply?”

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Federal prosecutors have said that campaign contribution laws apply to D’Souza because he allegedly set up a scheme that would lead to him contributing $20,000 to an unidentified candidate, far above legal limits.

Listen to Ingraham’s complaint against Sotomayor, as posted online Tuesday by Media Matters, below.

[h/t Salon]

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Hope Hicks denied under oath knowing about Trump’s hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Wednesday denied under oath knowing anything about the hush-money scheme set up by former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen to pay off President Donald Trump's former mistresses.

"Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election," reports CNN's Manu Raju. "Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at White House because of immunity claims."

Hicks told lawmakers today that she did not have knowledge during 2016 campaign of hush-money payments made in run-up to election, per sources. Also she wouldn’t discuss what she learned about those payments during her time at WH bc of immunity claims https://t.co/GZWqzCzpGX

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Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy is familiar: Troll the libs!

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Late on Tuesday, I got an email from an unusual source. A reporter for the conservative publication the Washington Examiner asked if I'd be interested in sharing thoughts on Joe Biden's history of joking "about 'locking up your daughters'" and on "Biden's view of women and gender relations." This was in light of my previous criticisms of Biden's apparent condescension towards girls and women, and his pockmarked history on gender relations in general.

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Cory Booker rips Biden for praising racist senators: ‘You don’t joke about calling black men boys’

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Joe Biden for praising two segregationist senators he'd served with as a lawmaker.

The former vice president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about his relationship with Mississippi Democrat James Eastland and Georgia Democrat Herman Talmadge, two notoriously racist senators during the Civil Rights era, reported The Hill.

“At least there was some civility, we got things done," Biden said, recalling that Eastland had never called him "boy." "We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done, we got it finished."

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