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Donald Trump explains how he’ll solve the Iran nuclear crisis: ‘Persians are great negotiators’

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In a Tuesday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Republican 2016 front-runner Donald Trump said that the United States has sent the “wrong people” to talk to the Iranians, which is why it has taken such a long time to reach a workable nuclear deal.

“We are making a terrible deal. We have the wrong people negotiating for us,” said Trump, according to Mediaite.

“The Persians are great negotiators,” he said. “They are laughing at the stupidity of the deal we’re making on nuclear. We should double up and triple up the sanctions and have them come to us. They are making an amazing deal.”

The former Reality TV star and real estate mogul wanted to know why the U.S. isn’t withholding aid from Iran during the negotiations and why U.S. representatives aren’t demanding that the Islamic republic release four American hostages currently being held in Iran.

“Why aren’t we getting them back?” he asked.

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“This negotiation should have taken a week,” he went on. “That’s because I’m being generous. Should have taken a day, but should have taken a week. This is going on forever.”

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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