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Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines trolls Ted Cruz with awesome anti-warmongering tweet

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Hearkening back to a comment she made that stalled out the career of her popular group, the Dixie Chicks, singer Natalie Maines took a shot at fellow Texan Ted Cruz on Twitter Saturday, slamming him for being a warmonger.

Writing on Twitter, Maines said, “I stand corrected… Just so you know, I’m ashamed Ted Cruz claims to be American.”

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Accompanying the comment are side-by-side pictures of Cruz along with former Supreme Allied Commander and U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, with quotes about their feelings about war.

Maines contrasted Eisenhower’s famous quote, “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity,” with a recent comment by Cruz about ISIS.

The blustery Cruz — who never served in the military — said, “We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow, but we’re going to find out.”

While Maines is a native Texan — with Cruz born in Canada — she mirrored a comment she made on a London stage in 2003 about former U.S. President and Texas Governor George W. Bush, when she said, “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.”

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Fallout from the comment at the advent of the disastrous Iraq war derailed the popular country trio’s career, as country stations dropped them from their playlists and flag-waving country fans called for a boycott of their CDs and concerts.

Since that time, the group has bounced back with solo projects and a reunion tour, as well as winning multiple Grammys for their non-apologetic “Not Ready To Make Nice” single from their “Taking the Long Way” album.

Maines’ Tweet below:

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Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’

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A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.

In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.

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Trump is openly colluding with Ukraine to smear Biden

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President Donald Trump is defending his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, one that recent media reports suggest may have been made in order to dig up dirt about one of Trump's likeliest and strongest opponents in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This article first appeared on Salon.

"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

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Democrats’ refusal to impeach Trump is a ‘bigger national scandal’ than him breaking the law: Ocasio-Cortez

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., criticized House Democrats on Saturday for their unwillingness to impeach President Donald Trump despite new revelations that he may have pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on one of his potential Democratic rivals in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This article first appeared in Salon.

"At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior - it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday night.

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