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Hillary-backing mayor says Bernie’s ‘free Starbucks’ plan will turn US into communist Cuba

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The candidates and their supporters and surrogates are out making their final pitches as Election Day rolls on in the “First in the Nation Primary” in New Hampshire today. One of the advocates for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, the guy who rode around town on a kayak to warn people about the perils of climate change.

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While stumping in the Granite State, Levine rallied supporters telling them that Clinton’s poll numbers are going up and that she’ll fight until the end. Then his pitch turned toward Senator Bernie Sanders and what Levine calls Sanders’ socialist revolution:

“We’ve seen it in Cuba, we’ve seen it in Venezuela, we’ve seen it in Nicaragua,” he told FloridaPolitics.com. So, social revolutions don’t usually turn out so well. As a matter of fact, everybody who’s gone through them is pretty much living in Miami now.”

When it comes to the 2 to 1 support from young voters for Sanders, Levine claims they’re being swayed by an impractical campaign promise and he has adopted the talking point Republicans are using about people wanting “free stuff.”

“Free education, free health care, let’s destroy Wall Street. Let’s have the middle-class pay for all of these free things,” Levine rattled off. “I mean, I understand now. Senator Sanders is going to be offering free Uber, free Netflix, free Starbucks, after everything else. That’s part of an unrealistic message.”

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As a Florida mayor, Levine has been critical of Senator Marco Rubio who Levine referred to as “Marco Polo,” though not because Rubio tends to echo himself, but due to Rubio’s excessive absences from his job in the U.S. Senate. “He’s nowhere to be found and is just wandering all over the place,” Levine said. In an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, Levine called Chris Christie “Toto” for pulling back the curtain on Rubio in the latest debate.


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‘Trump literally just confessed to the crime’: Pennsylvania Democrat

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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

"It's very important to talk about corruption," Trump. "If you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?...It's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption."

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Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

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On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

Previously, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had traveled to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Critics worry that during a conversation with the president of Ukraine about rooting out corruption in his country, Trump suggested he offer information about Biden in exchange for funding.

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FBI arrests far-right extremist who talked about ‘bombing a major U.S. news network’: report

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The FBI has arrested a member of the United States Army who allegedly talked about plans to carry out acts of violence in the U.S.

According to ABC News' Mike Levine, the arrested man "allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs."

Levine also reports that the arrested man also made mention of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made headlines during a recent primary debate by saying he wanted to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s. It is not known at this time if the man made a direct threat to O'Rourke, however.

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