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Bill Maher ‘reveals’ Joni Ernst’s country-singing past: ‘Bread Bags On My Feet’



Real Time host Bill Maher admitted on Friday to being “obsessed” with Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) following her response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

“She brought up the fact that she wore bread bags on her feet,” Maher said, suppressing a laugh. “I don’t know if this was something that was widely done. And I’ve talked to people — apparently it’s a little more widely done than I talked about.”

Ernst said on Tuesday that her mother sent her to school wearing the bags whenever it rained, painting it as an example of her family living within its means. She did not, however, mention that her family reportedly received more than $460,000 in federal farm subsidies.

Maher also mocked Ernst’s statement last year regarding climate change, when she said she had “not seen proven proof that it is entirely man-made.”

“Yes, but there are people who do,” Maher said, alluding to the overwhelming scientific consensus attributing global warming to human behavior. “This is the point that Obama was making.”

However, Maher joked, Ernst did not disclose her past as a country singer, at which point he produced a mock cover for her album, Bread Bags On My Feet.


He then listed the track listing, which included ditties like “Harper Valley NRA,” “To All The Girls I’ve Underpaid Before,” and “The Only Thing Gay About My Marriage Was The Priest,” among others.

Watch Maher discuss Ernst’s musical leanings, as posted online on Friday, below.

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Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’



Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.

Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.

"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."

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‘He clocked Beto’: Van Jones says ‘Castro came out of nowhere’ to dominate the first Democratic debate



CNN host Van Jones asserted on Wednesday that former Transporation Secretary Julián Castro was the breakout star of the first Democratic presidential debate.

"I was super proud to be a Democrat," Jones said following the debate. "I thought they all did better than Trump."

The CNN host went on to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a "college professor" compared to the other candidates, who he said were more like "graduate students."

"She is able to go back and forth between policy and the human thing," Jones marveled before moving on to praise Castro.

"It was Castro that came out of nowhere!" Jones exclaimed. "Nobody was talking about Castro. He did the Texas takedown, turned around, clocked Beto [O'Rourke]. I mean, you never saw it coming."

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Dem debate audience goes wild over Elizabeth Warren’s plan to ‘deal with’ Mitch McConnell



Sen. Elizebeth Warren (D-MA) revealed at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate that she has a plan to "deal with" obstruction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if she becomes president.

At the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, host Chuck Todd asked Warren about what he called "the Mitch McConnell thing."

"You have a lot of ambitious plans," Todd said. "Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell? If you don’t beat him in the Senate and he is still the Senate majority leader, it’s plausible you can be president with a Republican Senate."

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