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Conservative commentator laughs at ‘media hyperventilation over everything the Clintons do’

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On ABC’s This Week, a conservative commentator rode to the rescue of Hillary Clinton over her fledgling email scandal, laughing at journalists for ‘hyperventilating’ over everything the Clintons are accused of.

In video captured by Crooks & Liars,  Bloomberg Politics Editor Mark Halperin stated that he believes the email controversy may doom Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes, causing conservative operative Nicolle Wallace to burst out laughing.

“I said a few weeks ago on this show that I thought she was easily the most likely president of the United States,” Halperin said. “I now think, not only is she — because of this  as a symptom and a cause – I now think she’s not only easily the most likely, I don’t think she’s any more the most likely.”

As Halperin was speaking Wallace exclaimed “Because of her emails?” and began laughing causing Halperin’s writing partner, John Heilemann, to tell her “Exhale…exhale.”

After Democratic strategist Donna Brazile explained that, for years, it was “the norm” for cabinet officials and government officials to use private email accounts, Wallace went off on the media’s obsession with the Clintons.

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“The media hyperventilation over everything the Clintons do reminds me so much of how they treated Bush and Cheney and I said earlier this week and I thought someone’s head was going to explode in the media,” she explained. “This is a media problem for her, no doubt. Journalism and journalists view themselves as the safeguard and the guardians of the public interest. They think the public has an interest and so do the Republicans on the Benghazi select committee. But these were e-mails, not encrypted NSA taps. They will eventually come out.”

“And I think that what’s instructive to me is how the media is now writing her off because she didn’t turn over her e-mails,” she continued. “We don’t know yet if this is a political problem, but it is most certainly a media problem.”

Heilemann came to Halperin’s defense, saying he wasn’t as sure if it was a campaign killer for Clinton, but added, “For establishment Democrats it increases what has been a persistent unease about her from 2008, that still lingers in 2016.”

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‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007

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On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.

The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.

Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.

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The government revealed the expansion of the case at the day’s bail hearing. In searching the defendant’s house, investigators found an old passport with Epstein picture and a fake name that listed Saudi Arabia as the location of his residence, the prosecutor said.

The judge was surprised at this revelation, NBC News reported, asking the attorney, “Say again?”

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Will Hurd becomes first GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump’s ‘racist and xenophobic’ attacks on Dems

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on Monday became the first Republican lawmaker to unequivocally condemn President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic lawmakers.

When asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Trump's weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Hurd did not hold back on repudiating the president's statements.

"Those tweets are racist, and xenophobic," he said. "They’re also inaccurate. The four women he’s referring to are actually citizens of the United States."

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