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Stephen Colbert rips Fox News for pretending to care about border kids

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On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border.

“I come to you with a heavy heart and bloated liver,” he began, “because I’ve been drinking a lot thinking about this wave of unaccompanied minors flooding into America, fleeing Guatemala, Honduras, and I believe, El Diablo.”

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“This is a clear humanitarian crisis, and I want to be clear about something — I am a human. I’m not a monster. I care for these kids so very publicly.”

Colbert then cut a montage of Fox News personalities professing their affection for these immigrant children, including Laura Ingraham, who said, “I love the Latin American people.”

“I, too, have a deep love for the Latin American people,” Colbert replied. “These kids just aren’t invading our country, they’re invading in here,” he said, pointing at his heart.

“With our hearts full of love for the Latin American people,” he continued, “it’s clear what we must do.”

“It’s time to start deporting people,” Ingraham says in another clip. “Not by the hundreds, not by the dozens, not by the tens, but by the thousands.”

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“It’s a tough love,” Colbert replied, “or a very soft hate. But remember the old saying: ‘If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, send heavily armed troops to scare it away.'”

Later, Colbert cut to Fox News discussing the “luxury resort” in Texas to which the Obama administration is sending some of these of these children. “It’s got three pools, a tennis court, jacuzzi, wifi,” one anchor said, before asking, “is that an appropriate proposal to try and house some of these kids?”

“No!” Colbert responded. “Let’s agree not to pay for Pablo’s continental breakfast!” He then began to read actual reviews of the “resort” from TripAdvisor. “Terrible hotel,” one reviewer wrote, adding “mold and musty, sunken couch…broken handle on shower…stained sheets.” Another declared, “this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.”

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Watch the entire July 17, 2014 episode of The Colbert Report below.

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Fresno Bee burns Nunes to the ground in scathing editorial

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The editorial board of the Fresno Bee has written a scathing takedown of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his extraordinary fealty to President Donald Trump, which the editors say is harming the country.

Specifically, the editorial accuses Nunes of forsaking his oath of office as a congressman to serve as Trump's most loyal toady on the House Intelligence Committee.

"As has been true for nearly all of Trump’s first term, Nunes has relinquished his proper role as an independent representative of Congress and has instead acted like a member of the Trump 2020 re-election team," the editorial states.

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Republicans blundered badly as their own impeachment expert witness wrecked their defenses of Trump: columnist

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Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pinned their hopes on George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, their sole expert witness on the panel at the hearing on Wednesday, to discredit the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.

But as anti-Trump conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin wrote for the Washington Post, even Turley's testimony ended up damaging the GOP more than Democrats, because he undercut one of the GOP's most solid narratives in defense of the president: that trying to extort Ukraine with military aid would not be impeachable even if it was proven.

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‘Dirty’ Jared Kushner should be targeted if GOP makes impeachment trial about Bidens: strategist

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President Donald Trump has signaled that he wants Senate Republicans to turn his impeachment trial around on Democrats by actually making it a trial of the Biden family.

The president on Thursday signaled that he wants former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, to testify at his impeachment trial in an effort to make the trial less about his own misconduct and more about purported misconduct by the Democrats.

However, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg on Thursday proposed a plan to counter this kind of misdirection: Going after Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose shady dealings with world leaders have so far escaped significant scrutiny.

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