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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: It’s American to turn away refugees if we do it ‘with a good-hearted nature’

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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested on Wednesday that it would be compassionate for President Barack Obama to turn away Syrian refugees if he did it “with a good hearted nature.”

During an interview with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst (R) on Fox & Friends, Hasselbeck complained that some conservatives were being labeled as “bigots” because they had called for a “pause” in taking Syrian refugees after last week’s attacks in Paris.

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“A pause could be indefinite,” Ernst explained, later adding, “All of our citizens could be at risk if we’re not properly vetting these refugees.”

“Why would the president not echo your sentiments in saying that?” Hasselbeck wondered. “Why would the person in the highest position in charge of keeping our nation the most safe at the very least accept a pause in this time, with the good-hearted nature that of course as a nation we want to accept refugees because they’re not all bad.”

“But the chance that any number of them could harm our own citizens, why would our president not share your sentiments?”

Ernst agreed: “We are a welcoming nation but when we put our own lives at risk on our homeland, that’s where we differ. For the president to take a pause, he would then be admitting that he has failed in the Middle East.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 18, 2015.

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‘Russia is delighted’: Maddow says the elephant in the room is ‘rearing up and stomping its feet’

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The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC broke down how all of President Donald Trump's decisions in the Ukraine scandal primarily benefited Russia.

"We are in the middle of this impeachment now and it is still unfolding and there is still more to learn and tomorrow is going to be — tomorrow should be a big deal," Maddow noted. "Even just the news tonight is a big deal."

"But even after one day of public hearings so far, the elephant in the room here feels like it’s rearing up and stomping its feet, because who benefits with all these things Trump has done?" Maddow asked. "With all of them. With all this stuff in the middle of the impeachment, but all the other stuff he’s doing simultaneously."

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Republicans are treating voters like ‘children’ with their defense of Trump: Ex-presidential adviser

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former presidential adviser David Gergen laid into Republican lawmakers for claiming that the impeachment probe is only based on "hearsay."

"The Republicans are treating us like idiots," said Gergen. "They just — they say you're only bringing forth hearsay. You don't have any firsthand information. We know there are three people who know exactly what happened. One is named [Rudy] Giuliani. One is chief of staff [Mick] Mulvaney and the third is [John] Bolton. And what's happened here? They all three have been called. The president said no, you must not talk. So the Republicans then come up and say, well, you only have hearsay."

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Roger Stone’s health in question as prosecutors have him ‘dead to rights’: NBC reporter

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Jurors deciding the fate of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone did not reach a verdict during their deliberations on Thursday and will reconvene on Friday morning.

But there were fascinating details from the courtroom revealed by NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian.

"What about Roger Stone, does he look like he’s about to burn here?" MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews asked. "Does he look like he’s going down?"

"He does," Dilanian replied.

"And also, physically, he doesn't look well at this trial. He’s walking around the courthouse kind of unaccompanied, shambling around," he continued. "He doesn't look like a happy warrior, which is usually his persona."

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