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Lewis Black opens a can of whoop ass on GOPers pandering to Confederate flag lovers — so CNN cuts his mic

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Comedian Lewis Black on Wednesday shamed Republican presidential candidates who had refused to take a position on the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina statehouse grounds.

In an interview on CNN, Black recalled that he attended college at the University of North Carolina in 1967, and that the Confederate flag had been banned after his first year.

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“That’s in ’67,” Black explained. “How long does it take? We’re always a day late and a dollar short.”

“What did you make of a lot of the Republican candidates not wanting to discuss it early on, saying it’s a straight state’s rights issue?” CNN host Chris Cuomo wondered.

“I love that state’s rights stuff,” Black quipped.

“It’s a kind of a tough… tough titties to put it simply,” the comedian added as CNN cut his microphone.

“Which is Latin, of course, for — it means, issues that you must deal with,” Cuomo offered.

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For those southerners who say that the flag is part of their history, Black said that they displayed it in public “for a long time” and “now it’s time to move on.”

“You can have it in your house!” he exclaimed. “If it’s that important, put it over the fireplace! Stare at it! Wake up and look at the marvelous flag! Unbelievable.”

Watch the video below from CNN’s New Day, broadcast June 24, 2015.

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‘Russia is delighted’: Maddow says the elephant in the room is ‘rearing up and stomping its feet’

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The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC broke down how all of President Donald Trump's decisions in the Ukraine scandal primarily benefited Russia.

"We are in the middle of this impeachment now and it is still unfolding and there is still more to learn and tomorrow is going to be — tomorrow should be a big deal," Maddow noted. "Even just the news tonight is a big deal."

"But even after one day of public hearings so far, the elephant in the room here feels like it’s rearing up and stomping its feet, because who benefits with all these things Trump has done?" Maddow asked. "With all of them. With all this stuff in the middle of the impeachment, but all the other stuff he’s doing simultaneously."

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Republicans are treating voters like ‘children’ with their defense of Trump: Ex-presidential adviser

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former presidential adviser David Gergen laid into Republican lawmakers for claiming that the impeachment probe is only based on "hearsay."

"The Republicans are treating us like idiots," said Gergen. "They just — they say you're only bringing forth hearsay. You don't have any firsthand information. We know there are three people who know exactly what happened. One is named [Rudy] Giuliani. One is chief of staff [Mick] Mulvaney and the third is [John] Bolton. And what's happened here? They all three have been called. The president said no, you must not talk. So the Republicans then come up and say, well, you only have hearsay."

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Roger Stone’s health in question as prosecutors have him ‘dead to rights’: NBC reporter

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Jurors deciding the fate of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone did not reach a verdict during their deliberations on Thursday and will reconvene on Friday morning.

But there were fascinating details from the courtroom revealed by NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian.

"What about Roger Stone, does he look like he’s about to burn here?" MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews asked. "Does he look like he’s going down?"

"He does," Dilanian replied.

"And also, physically, he doesn't look well at this trial. He’s walking around the courthouse kind of unaccompanied, shambling around," he continued. "He doesn't look like a happy warrior, which is usually his persona."

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