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Ben Carson comforts conservatives: I will only police liberal speech on college campuses

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Ben Carson seems to think only liberals can hold “extreme” political views.

The Republican presidential candidate, who claims “the power of God” is behind his campaign but believes Muslims are too religious to serve as president, said he would task the Department of Education with monitoring and punishing examples of “extreme political bias” at colleges and universities.

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Carson explained his sketched-out policy proposal Thursday during an interview with talk radio host Dana Loesch, where he assured conservatives they would not be targeted by his campus speech monitoring, reported Right Wing Watch.

“There are some who would say that it’s kind of like monitoring political speech,” Loesch said. “Do you agree with their assessment of that?”

Carson, who has said the Affordable Health Care Act is worse than slavery and proposed arming kindergarten teachers, said he would not agree with that criticism.

“No, I don’t, I think it’s a very big difference,” Carson said. “But, of course, that would be the first thing that the left would claim because they want to be able to continue to do this, and it’s not appropriate for public funding to be used to indoctrinate students in one direction.”

Loesch worried that conservatives might similarly be monitored, but Carson — who has warned that President Barack Obama would declare martial law before his term expires to hold onto the White House — argued that conservatism could never be considered an extreme ideology.

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“I think we would have to put in very strict guidelines for the way that that was done — and that’s why I used the word ‘extreme,’” Carson said. “I didn’t just say ‘political bias,’ I said ‘extreme political biases.’”

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

https://twitter.com/GriffinConnolly/status/1220891285910892544

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