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Republican lawmaker has finally had enough of Maine Gov. Paul LePage — demands censure

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Maine state senator Amy Volk has had enough of her party’s governor Paul LePage after the profanity-laced tirade he left on the voicemail of a lawmaker.

LePage has a history of racist tirades and meltdowns even admitting he’d be open to resigning if the people of the state wanted him to.

Now one in his own party does. WGME is reporting Volk is recomending censure for the notorous governor.

“Up until this point, I have refrained from publicly criticizing any of the governor’s behavior both out of respect for the office and a desire to preserve a working relationship with him and his staff,” she said. “But this latest and the unwelcome attention it has brought to our state is a bridge too far.”

The issue began last week when LePage alleged that 90-percent of drug dealers in the state are people of color. Democratic State Representative Drew Gattine called LePage’s comments “racially charged” but LePage misunderstood that to mean that Gattine called him a “racist.” The governor then called to leave a voicemail that called Gattine a “son-of-a-b*tch, socialist c*cksucker” and told him to “prove I’m a racist.”

Gattine spent the weekend on the cable news shows clarifying he never called the Governor a racist, and even if he did, a sitting governor leaving a voicemail like that on a lawmaker’s phone isn’t entirely respectable. A state newspaper has gone so far to apologize to the nation for their governor.

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Volk intends to speak with lawmakers this week on the specifics of a censure. “My understanding is that it would be by a vote of the legislature that it’s sort of an official reprimand entered into the record so you know some sort of displeasure with the governor’s behavior,” she said.

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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Can at least half the 2020 Democrats please quit right now?

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OK, Democrats — you’ve had your fun. You grew up being told that everybody could run for president, and then everybody did. Except that this mad anthill scramble of presidential candidates, which resembles a bunch of kindergarteners descending on not enough cookies, really hasn’t been fun so far. All you’ve managed to do is put the fear of God — or the fear of the other guy, more like — into the voters, provoking widespread PTSD flashbacks to November 2016.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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