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Convicted killer ‘endorses’ Nebraska Republican who used him in campaign ad

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A convicted killer shouted out a mocking endorsement in court on Wednesday for the Nebraska Republican featuring him in a congressional campaign ad, KMTV-TV reported.

“Vote Lee Terry guys, greatest Republican ever,” 26-year-old Nikko Jenkins said after a competency hearing. “Vote for Lee Terry. He’s a great guy.”

Jenkins has been the centerpiece of an ad released by the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) earlier this month linking him to Terry’s opponent, state Sen. Brad Ashford (D).

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The commercial blasts Ashford for supporting the “Good Time Law,” which allowed Jenkins to serve half of a 21-year prison sentence for robbery and assault charges. Less than a month after being released, however, Jenkins killed four people last summer. Democrats have called the commercial a “repellent, race-baiting ad” and called for it to be taken off the air, but Terry’s campaign has refused.

Terry’s campaign manager, Kent Grisham, distanced himself from the commercial in a statement to KMTV.

“We’re not going to comment on the ranting of a serial killer who never should have gotten out of prison in the first place,” Grisham said. “This man does not deserve one more second of publicity, which is why we refused to use his name or face in any of the ads our campaign produced.”

According to Roll Call, Terry trails Ashford by 5 percentage points, with Ashford amassing 46 percent of support of 2nd Congressional district voters compared to Terry’s 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird has the support of 6 percent of voters, while another 7 percent remained undecided.

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

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