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Cory Booker demolishes Trump: ‘One of the greatest fear-mongers in this nation’s history’

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has often been named as a potential vice president for Hillary Clinton. In a speech delivered during a Clinton campaign rally in Newark on Wednesday, Booker laid into Trump as one of “the greatest fear-mongers in this nation’s history” and said that Trump’s views are “an affront and an insult to our higher angels and our best selves.” He also said Trump compared very unfavorably to past presidents who inspired us to be better people.

“The issues we hear Donald Trump talking about are just so contrary to who we are as a people,” said Booker, as reported by The Hill. “We have Abraham Lincoln saying, ‘with malice towards none’ and Donald Trump saying ‘with hate for all.'”

While it’s no sure bet that Clinton will pick Booker as VP, he is showing that he could be quite formidable in the traditional “attack dog” role that vice-presidential nominees from Spiro Agnew to Dick Cheney to Joe Biden have so effectively played on the campaign trail. That said, New Jersey isn’t exactly a swing state, so Clinton still might go looking to a Midwestern politician like Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown to balance out her ticket.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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