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Conservative group plays down danger of date-rape drugs with weird animation

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A webseries produced by the conservative American Enterprise Institute argued that women are overly worried about being assaulted via a date-rape drug when they should be more concerned with monitoring their alcohol intake, Talking Points Memo reported.

“The reason why fear of drink-spiking has become widespread seems to be a mix of being more convenient to guard against, and the fact that such stories are exotic,” “Factual Feminist” guest host Caroline Kitchens says, citing a University of Kent researcher. “Like a more adult version of ‘stranger danger.'”

Kitchens criticized unspecified “feminists” for making women alter their behavior when going out under fear of “some vague improbable threat.”

The video also featured an animated re-enactment of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity party that led to the fraternity’s suspension after women who attended the event told authorities that there were separate “all you can drink” cards sold to women who were considered “hot.”

Three women and one man were hospitalized after the party, Kitchens said, but she emphasized that no “date rape drugs” were found at the fraternity house, using finger quotes to illustrate her point.

She also called for a “reality check” regarding concerns over drug-induced sexual assault.

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“Just think about it,” Kitchens said. “It requires the stranger to find the drugs, slip them into a woman’s drink undetected, manage to take the victim away from her friends without anyone noticing, and then reliably erase her memory of the experience.”

Watch the video, as posted online on Monday, below.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview

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In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.

Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.

"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.

But what Trump said was the unusual point.

"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."

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Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’

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President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.

McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.

"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.

McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."

"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."

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