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Republican deadbeat dad Joe Walsh thinks MLK would go on Fox News to say ‘all lives matter’

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A former Tea Party lawmaker turned conservative radio host celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by tweeting statements suggesting the slain civil rights leader would agree with his political views.

Joe Walsh, a former one-term Illinois congressman and current WIND-AM broadcaster, argued Monday morning that King would oppose the Black Lives Matter movement, based on a partial quote of one line of his most famous speech.

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Walsh, who was defeated by Tammy Duckworth in 2012 after a single two-year term, apparently noticed that his tweets attracted strong criticism.

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The conservative broadcaster, whose wife accused him of failure to pay more than $117,000 in child support, then argued that racism was basically over.

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Not surprisingly, Walsh doesn’t seem to know very much about King — who also said during his famous “I have a dream speech” that “we can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”

He also urged his followers to resist temporary satisfaction with civil rights gains, because there were always new battles to be fought: “Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”


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Joy Reid medical expert blasts the president’s lies on coronavirus: ‘Trump needs to stay in his lane’

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid interviewed Dr. Bernard B. Ashby about the latest coming from the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.

"If, for instance, you did not test for pregnancy, does it mean you are not pregnant?" Reid asked.

Ashby, a cardiologist from Miami, praised the anchor on her new primetime show, "The ReidOut," but did not directly answer the question.

"And in terms of the whole discourse, the fact that I'm having to respond to Trump about clinical medicine is ridiculous," Dr. Ashby explained.

"Trump needs to stay in his lane. Like, we went to medical school for a long time, we did training for a long time to speak on exactly what ... we have the expertise to speak on and the fact that Trump is asserting himself in academic medicine, into clinical medicine is ridiculous," he explained.

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GOP governor blocks local officials from forcing private schools to only hold classes online

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On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) is overriding a local order from Montgomery County restricting private schools to operating online only, as a safety precaution against the coronavirus outbreak raging in the area.

"Hogan issued an emergency order Monday that said private schools’ reopening would be up to individual schools and not mandated by the state," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "'The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer,' Hogan said."

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‘One whopper after another’: CNN’s Acosta tears into Trump for lying the Postal Service can’t deliver enough ballots

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Donald Trump's litany of lies about mail-in voting at the day's coronavirus press briefing.

"Right at the end of that press conference, the president was just telling one whopper after another about mail-in voting, at one point saying that he doesn't believe that the U.S. Postal Service has the ability to deal with mail-in balloting at election time," said Acosta. "We just need to point out, the U.S. Postal Service put out a statement late this afternoon that says, 'the Postal Service has ample capacity to adjust our nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected election and political mail volume, including any additional volume that may result as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.'"

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