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Bill Maher hammers Megyn Kelly’s Trump interview: ‘You know what was out of bounds? Journalism’

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Real Time host Bill Maher got upset with Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch on Friday when Welch listed Megyn Kelly as a journalist who has been able to stand up to Donald Trump.

“Can we go through this bullsh*t for a second?” Maher said. “Megyn Kelly asked him one tough question at the debate.”

He then recounted Trump’s belligerent response to the Kelly File host, which included insulting her in interviews and distributing online harassment from his fans toward her.

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“Then she comes begging him for an interview where she says, ‘Nothing is gonna be out of bounds,'” Maher recalled. “You know what was out of bounds? Journalism. She didn’t ask one tough question. It was a profile in cowardice.”

“That was not a high-point interview, I agree with you,”Welch responded. “But I was impressed with her in the debate and in other debates with other candidates.”

Suddenly, an audience member laughed at Welch’s remark, prompting him to snap, “That’s not funny.”

Maher also slammed MSNBC for spending so much time covering the Republican candidate.

“The people who are supposedly the liberal network who want to stop him,” Maher said sarcastically. “They cover every word he says like it was a papal visit to America.”

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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