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Scott Walker thinks equal pay for women is a plot to ‘pit one group of Americans versus another’

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In a recent interview, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) criticized Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s proposal that would mandate men and women be paid equally for doing the same job, saying it was divisive.

Clinton, who pushed equal pay legislation when she was a U.S. Senator, had previously taken a pot shot at Walker for calling equal pay protections “a bogus issue.”

Dredging up Clinton’s comment, Walker told Adriana Cohen of Boston Herald Radio, that Clinton was trying to “pit one group of Americans versus another,” reports Right Wing Watch.

Host Cohen introduced the subject after citing a bogus report that Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men, and Walker used that as a launching pad for his attack on the former Secretary of State.

“Well, it’s a part of that amazing double standard,” Walker said. “But I think there’s  an even a bigger issue than that. And this is sadly something that would make her consistent with the president, and that is I believe that the president and now Hillary Clinton tend to think that politically they do better if they pit one group of Americans versus another.”

Walker dismissed equal pay for equal work as somehow inconsistent with “making all every American’s life better,” before segueing into one of his favorite topics: blaming liberals for providing poor Americans with government safety net services such as food stamps and healthcare.

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“For them, their measure of success in government is how many people are dependent on the government, how many people are dependent, on whether its Medicaid or food stamps or health care or other things out there,”  Walker explained.

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Alt-Right headed to court — the ‘serious injuries’ inflicted on two sisters could cost white nationalists $10 million

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Some of the most prominent members of the Alt-Right are being sued by two sisters for $10 million.

Sisters Tadrint and Micah Washington filed a lawsuit after being seriously injured in the fatal Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the Daily Progress reported Saturday.

"The suit has since been narrowed to Fields, Kessler, Spencer, the National Policy Institute, William Regnery II, AltRight Corp., Mike Peinovich, Michael Hill, Matthew Heimbach, the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South, Bradley Griffin, Vanguard America, Augustus Invictus, Chris Cantwell, Andrew Anglin, Moonbase Holdings, Identity Europa, Nathan Damigo and Elliott Kline," the newspaper reported.

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Man barricaded himself in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office in Queens

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The New York Police Department responded to a Saturday break-in at the Queens office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by a 27-year-old man.

"The alleged trespasser barricaded himself in the 3rd floor office, hiding in a utility closet until police convinced him to come out," WPIX-TV reports.

"The man was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Charges against him are pending," ABC 7 reported.

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Trump wants Americans to watch interview where he broke federal law by soliciting foreign election help: ‘Enjoy the show!’

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Despite widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his comments to George Stephanopoulos -- and hyped an upcoming broadcast of the interview.

"I enjoyed my interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News," Trump claimed.

"So funny to watch the Fake News Media try to dissect and distort every word in as negative a way as possible. It will be aired on Sunday night at 8:00 P.M., and is called, “President Trump: 30 Hours” (which is somewhat misleading in that I personally spent only a small fraction of that time doing interviews. I do have a few other things to do, you know!)," he continued.

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