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Bill Maher mocks portrait in Ben Carson’s home of candidate posing with ‘Jesus in a bathrobe’

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On Real Time, HBO’s Bill Maher rolled his eyes and mocked the now famous portrait of 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Ben Carson posing with “Jesus in a bathrobe.”

“I know the Constitution says there can be no religious test for holding office,” Maher began. “But, sorry, you can’t get you hands on the nuclear launch codes if you own a painting of yourself with Jesus in a bathrobe.”

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“This is a painting that hangs in Ben Carson’s home of him and Jesus apparently enjoying a spa day,” Maher continued. “So, yes, you can believe whatever you want and still run for office, but it’s got to work the other way too. As a voter, it’s perfectly fine for me to say ‘Uh-uh, Dr. Giggles. Because, you sir, are a clear and present ding-dong.'”

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Black reporter calls out white police union chief for ‘dangerous and false statement’ about Florida protest

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News4Jax reporter Lena Pringle covered the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in downtown Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, only to be attacked for being there by a white police union chief.

"The Kemetic Empire, other activist organizations, and family members of those killed by police are demonstrating on the steps of JSO in downtown Jacksonville. Listen in to find out what concerns and changes they want to see from JSO," Pringle typed, posting a video of the demonstration that displayed black body bags to signify the lives taken by police. The comments exploded on Pringle's feed with racism and hate.

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Pelosi says sanctions against Russian intel were stripped from bill because of Trump — even though GOP wanted them

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) revealed in her weekly press briefing that the Russian sanctions bill had sanctions that specifically targeted Russian intelligence, known as the GRU. But those sanctions were stripped out of the bill.

"We passed in a bipartisan way, sanctions on Russia. The administration told us to take out the sanctions against the GRU, the intelligence as well as the defense sectors of Russia. Those should definitely be -- those were there in a bipartisan way. The administration wanted them out. I don't know why," Pelosi said, throwing her arms in the air.

She went on to say that the investigation into the Russian bounty on Americans shouldn't distract from the fact that Russia is trying to interfere with U.S. elections, or that "all roads through this president lead to Putin."

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Oregon cops refused to wear masks in coffee shop — and went on profane tirade when confronted: report

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Security camera footage in an Oregon coffee shop shows a group of Oregon State Police officers refusing to wear face masks, and the shop's manager claims one of them went off on a profane rant against Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown when confronted.

The Oregonian reports that Travis Boss, the assistant manager at the coffee shop, claims that he politely asked the officers to wear masks before entering his store, and he cited Gov. Kate Brown's recent statewide face mask mandate.

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