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Neil Young rips Donald Trump: You can’t use my song — I’m a Bernie Sanders fan

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As Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, critics quickly noticed his peculiar use of a Neil Young protest song — and so did Young himself.

Mother Jones reported that the Canadian singer was not consulted prior to Trump’s event, according to a statement from manager Elliot Roberts.

“Donald Trump’s use of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ was not authorized,” Roberts said. “Mr. Young is a longtime supporter of Bernie Sanders.”

The 1989 single mocked a favorite saying of George H.W. Bush following Bush’s election a year earlier, as Young remarked, “We got a thousand points of light, for the homeless man. We got a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand.”

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination, has not responded to Young’s statement of support.

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The video for the song, as posted online, can be seen below.

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Trump tweets deranged rant about Mueller and the FBI as hearing draws nearer

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On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted an angry invective against former special counsel Robert Mueller, who is slated to testify before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday, proclaiming once again — falsely — that the report showed "NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!"

He followed up this outburst with complaints about a litany of villains frequently promoted by Fox News, including the Hillary Clinton campaign and two former FBI agents who were fired after having a affair and who supposedly were biased against him in text messages (though no evidence has ever shown they improperly influenced Mueller's investigation):

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Trump busted for lying about not having ‘talking points’ about Dem congresswomen

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President Donald Trump furiously denied reporting that his aides had supplied him with "reams of opposition research" about four Democratic congresswomen.

The president has been lobbing racist attacks at the first-year lawmakers since last weekend, and the Washington Post reported that aides had supplied the background research to urge Trump to question their patriotism and political ideas, rather than calling on them to leave the country.

"The Amazon Washington Post front page story yesterday was total Fake News," Trump tweeted Monday morning. "They said 'Advisors wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four Congresswomen.'"

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Marco Rubio brutally shamed by hometown newspaper for ‘pathetic’ response to Trump’s racism

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is getting raked over the coals by his hometown newspaper.

In a scathing editorial published this week, the Miami Herald called out Rubio for his "pathetic" response to Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.

The editorial argues that Rubio had once promised to be a check on Trump's worst excesses -- but he's instead been a consistent "sycophant" who has regularly debased himself to gain Trump's approval.

"He has transformed from Trump critic to a sycophantic cheerleader -- derided by former adviser and Washington Post columnist Max Boot as a 'Trump fan-boy' -- to the point that he’s willing to kill Obamacare even though his own state leads the nation in enrollment," the editorial argues.

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