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Bernie Sanders defends Clinton: Americans are ‘tired of hearing about your damn emails’

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While admitting that it may not have been “great politics,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to Hillary Clinton’s defense during Tuesday’s Democratic Party presidential debate.

“The secretary is right,” Sanders said in response to a question from Anderson Cooper about the controversy surrounding Clinton’s private email use. “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”

“Me too, me too,” a smiling Clinton responded.

Sanders then took aim at media coverage of the email server.

“I go around the country, talk to a whole lot of people. The middle class in this country is collapsing. We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality, our trade policies have cost us millions of decent jobs,” he said. “The American people want to know whether we’re gonna have a democracy or an oligarchy as a result of Citizens United. Enough of the emails — let’s talk about the real issues facing America.”

Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.

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Prosecutors offered indicted GOP congressman a deal to keep his multiple taxpayer-funded trysts quiet — but he refused

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On Tuesday, CNN reported that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), facing indictment for stealing campaign funds and falsifying spending reports, was offered a deal by to keep secret the incidents in which he used taxpayer money to finance affairs with lobbyists — but he refused.

"Prosecutors told a judge they tried to cut a deal with Hunter to avoid revealing the alleged tryst, but his attorneys refused," reported CNN's Tom Foreman.

The affairs were made public shortly after it was revealed that Hunter's wife Margaret, an alleged co-conspirator in the scheme, was cooperating with prosecutors. Hunter had previously tried to blame the entire scheme on his wife — a claim that looks increasingly dubious.

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Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe profanely rips Trump and vows she won’t go to the White House

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U.S. women's national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe will not be visiting the White House if the team successfully repeats their Women's World Cup victory.

"I'm not going to the f*cking White House," she told Eight By Eight Magazine.

"We're not going to be invited," she added.

On Monday, President Donald Trump ripped Rapinoe for protesting during the national anthem.

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Ted Cruz slapped down at Senate hearing for ‘working the refs’ to keep extremist content on social media

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was called out for "working the referees" by attempting to "terrify" technology company executives into not enforcing their own rules against political extremism.

The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet on Tuesday held a hearing titled, “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms.”

"I think these questions raise very serious -- these documents raise very serious questions about political bias at the company," Cruz said, referring to Google.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) responded.

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