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Tea Party smack down: Sarah Palin accuses Rep. Steve King of ‘huffing ethanol’ in a corn field

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Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin accused Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of “huffing ethanol” on Monday after he suggested that GOP hopeful Donald Trump had bought her support.

“There aren’t very many people who have been able to say no to Donald Trump,” King told MSNBC recently. “He has a massive amount of assets and resources that he can deploy when it comes time to convince someone. That has to impact how people think.”

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Speaking at a Trump event in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Palin fired back at King.

“Politics being kind of brutal business, you find out who your friends are,” she said, citing King as an example of the “brutality” being directed at her.

“He’s accusing me on MSNBC — first, MSNBC, really — of selling my support to Mr. Trump,” Palin continued. “This is why people don’t like politics, they know that it’s a dirty business because people will say things they know are untrue.”

“Maybe he’s forgotten some of his heart in the heartland, got a touch of that Potomac Fever there in D.C. Maybe he’s been — I don’t know — maybe he’s been hanging out in a corn field too long huffing ethanol or something because his accusations here are way off base.”

Watch the video below from RT, broadcast Feb. 1, 2016.

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Tribe demolishes Dershowitz for claim Trump can do no wrong: ‘He’s selling out for attention’

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe excoriated his former colleague Alan Dershowitz's argument that President Donald Trump's conduct cannot be impeachable without specific crimes.

"We've got a president who was shaking down a foreign government for his own benefit, for his own re-election. He was using taxpayer money to do it," said Tribe. "He is engaged in the kind of abuse that Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, any of our framers would have said requires that we end the presidency, especially when the abuse goes to meddling in the next election. And when Alan Dershowitz or anybody, although I don't know anybody else who really does it, comes up and says, well, it's an abuse but it's not a crime or crime-like, and therefore we can't remove him for it. That really — that's disgusting. There is no basis in the Constitution or in our history for that."

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Angry Alan Dershowitz goes off on ‘two bullies’ Anderson Cooper and Jeff Toobin when confronted with his hypocrisy

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz went on the defensive as Cooper and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin confronted him with his prior statements that impeachment doesn't require a criminal act for President Bill Clinton — which he now says is required for President Donald Trump.

"Back then you said that it certainly doesn't have to be a crime if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president, who abuses trust, and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime," said Cooper.

"Well, that's true. You don't need a technical crime. That's my position today," said Dershowitz. "I've said right from the beginning you need criminal-like behavior akin to bribery and treason."

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‘It’s not persecution when someone disagrees with you’: Panel makes a fool out of Santorum for a second time in one night

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) had a second round of being shouted down on Monday night when he randomly went off about religious freedom during a CNN panel discussion about impeachment and losing female support.

A recent CNN poll showed that the president is quickly losing support from women, with few ways to ever get them back. Santorum argued he managed to pass some small stipend of paid family leave.

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