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Green Party’s Jill Stein tied with dead gorilla Harambe and losing to ‘Deez Nuts’ in Texas poll

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein is currently tied with Harambe the Gorilla in a new poll and is losing to mythical candidate “Deez Nuts.”

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that a Public Policy Polling survey of Texas voters showed Stein and Harambe winning less than two percent of registered voters, while “Deez Nuts” — a creation of Iowa teen Brady Olson — garnered 3 percent of voters.

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Among Texas voters, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is currently polling at 44 percent and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is six points behind with 38 percent of voters planning to cast their ballot for her in November.

Stein is running as a potential liberal spoiler, hoping to draw in disaffected supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and other liberals who will not vote for Clinton. However, the Washington Post reported in July that 90 percent of voters who supported Sanders in the Democratic primary are now pinning their hopes on Clinton.

The PPP poll is not one of the five surveys that will be used to determine whether Stein is allowed to participate in the major party debates in the fall. Election officials say that she must reach a threshold of 15 percent of voters to qualify for the debate stage.

Olson, creator of independent candidate “Deez Nuts” is only 16 and therefore not allowed to run for president. However, he has registered the imaginary presidential wannabe with the Federal Elections Committee (FEC).

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Harambe the gorilla was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May when a toddler fell into his pen and zoo officials feared the animal would kill the child.

The Daily News said, “While there has never been a gorilla president the primate’s death would not actually preclude him from being elected, as multiple candidates who died during their campaigns went on to win their races.”

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Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic

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Editor’s note: Reports that President Donald Trump has urged aides to look into buying Greenland make us think of the last time the United States bought a major territory in the Arctic: the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. Two years ago, we asked William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, a visiting professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, to write about that historic sale.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper confronts Trump adviser Navarro with long list of experts calling him a disaster

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In a highly contentious interview on CNN's "State of the Union", host Jake Tapper confronted Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Peter Navarro, with a seemingly endless list of economists, analysts and business publications who believe he and his economic advice have both been a disaster and that he is not being straight with the public.

After refusing multiple times to concede that President Donald Trump's trade war -- and accompanying tariffs -- are having any effect on an economy that many financial prognosticators believe is headed towards a recession, Tapper confronted the White House adviser with the list of his critics -- including the Wall Street Journal.

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Internet goes wild over ‘obviously drunk’ Larry Kudlow on Fox News: ‘He’s lying while slurring his words’

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Speculation was rampant on Sunday that White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was drunk on Fox News.

"There is no economic recession in sight," Kudlow insisted to Fox News Sunday host Dana Perino.

Twitter, however, was buzzing about Kudlow's speech patterns instead of his questionable economic optimism.

"Pretty sure Larry Kudlow is drunk on my TV right now... And he is lying while slurring his words," one Twitter user noted.

"Kudlow is on fox news Sunday right now and from my 30 yrs of tending bar, I gotta say this guy appears drunk," another user observed.

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