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Sarah Palin ludicrously claims that Bill Nye ‘is as much a scientist as I am’

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) accused “Science Guy” Bill Nye of being an alarmist concerning global warming during an appearance on Capitol Hill, The Hill reported.

“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin said during a screening of Climate Hustle, a documentary by noted climate change-denier Marc Morano. “He’s a kids’ show actor, he’s not a scientist.”

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The remarks came shortly after Nye accused Morano of falsely claiming that Nye denied his invitation to take part in a May 2 panel discussion alongside Palin.

According to Nye, Morano never invited him at all, but did interview him. Footage from that discussion is reportedly included in Morano’s film, including Nye’s call for organizations making a living denying global warming.

“I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well engaging in discussions like this,” Nye reportedly says in the film. “They’re keeping us from getting to work, they’re holding us back.”

Palin, who has advocated for increases in drilling for oil and natural gas, responded by saying, “Some people would say I’m pushing progress and development too aggressively, certainly not holding anybody back, I want people to work, I want people to produce.”

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However, the former vice-presidential candidate’s accusations regarding Nye’s background do not hold up. Nye earned a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University, where he studied mechanical engineering. He has also served as both the vice-president and executive director of the Planetary Society, and was part of the design team behind sundials that were used in Mars Exploration Rover missions.

[h/t Addicting Info]

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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