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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.”

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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.

“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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Bernie Sanders just lost an important progressive endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

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The Working Families Party, a progressive political party that endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2016, has now endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president.

The New York Times reports that the labor-aligned organization's members overwhelmingly backed Warren's candidacy.

A spokesperson for the party tells the Times that "tens of thousands" of party members backed Warren's candidacy and that she received 60 percent of votes on the first ballot.

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WATCH: Boris Johnson booed off the stage in Luxembourg while trying to talk about Brexit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was scheduled to hold a press conference in Luxembourg after talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

But according to Business Insider, Johnson was forced to scrap the press conference when he was greeted with a giant mass of booing protestors. Some of the demonstrators played Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," — a symbol of the European Union — and others shouted "We are the smiling piccaninnies of Luxembourg," referencing Johnson's racist remarks about black Africans.

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Justin Amash rips Trump for taking ‘orders’ from Saudi Arabia

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Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) blasted President Donald Trump for taking "orders" from Saudi Arabia as he threatened a military strike against Iran.

The Republican-turned-independent lawmaker called on Congress to determine what response was necessary to an alleged attack on oil production facilities in the Saudi Arabia, after the president warned the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" and awaiting further instruction from the kingdom.

"Under our Constitution, the power to commence war lies with Congress, not the president and certainly not Saudi Arabia," Amash tweeted. "We don’t take orders from foreign powers."

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