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Ted Cruz teams up with right-wing extremist who called for the execution of abortion doctors

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is teaming up with an anti-choice activist so toxic that he was banned from Australia.

The Republican presidential candidate launched a “Pro-Lifers for Cruz” coalition Wednesday that includes anti-LGBT activist Tony Perkins and anti-abortion extremist Troy Newman, reported Right Wing Watch.

Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, will chair the group, while Troy Newman of Operation Rescue will serve as one of its 10 co-chairs.

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Newman and other Operation Rescue officials coordinated a “sting” last year against Planned Parenthood using deceptively edited undercover videos produced by a front group, Center for Medical Progress.

Two members of that group, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, were indicted this week by a grand jury in Houston, Texas, for tampering with a governmental record after declining to indict Planned Parenthood.

Newman used the lesser-known Daleiden and his group to obscure Operation Rescue’s involvement in the videos.

But Cruz asked Newman to help steer abortion foes to his campaign, highlighting the anti-choice activist’s co-authorship of the 2000 book, “Their Blood Cries Out,” which calls for the execution of abortion providers.

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“The United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty,” wrote Newman, along with two other anti-abortion activists, Cheryl Sullenger and Father Frank Pavone. “This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

Newman now says he rejects violence against abortion providers, but his book caused officials in Australia to deny him entry last year to take part in a “save the babies down under” event.

Newman has blamed legal abortion for the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and drought in California.

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Perkins has also warned that America will face God’s wrathful judgment for legal abortion and same-sex marriage.

“It is deeply disturbing that Sen. Ted Cruz referred to Troy Newman as a ‘true inspiration’ in his press release,” said Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way. “The book by Newman referenced in Cruz’s release, Their Blood Cries Out, specifically calls for the government to execute abortion providers. This isn’t politics as usual — it’s a dangerous attempt to excuse and normalize threats and intimidation aimed at medical professionals. Cruz’s decision to embrace Troy Newman and other extremists is indefensible.”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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