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Senator praises ‘law and order’ Trump for demanding death penalty for innocent teens

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One of the few senators to wholeheartedly back GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump praised the nominee as a “law and order” candidate for paying for an ad calling for the death penalty of five young men in their mid-teens who were wrongfully accused of raping a woman.

In an interview caught by Buzzfeed, southern Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) lauded Trump for his speech aimed at the African-American community Tuesday night in Wisconsin.

“That speech was great, and Trump has always been this way,” Sessions told the hosts of the Matt & Aunie radio show.

“He bought an ad — people say he wasn’t a conservative — but he bought an ad 20 years ago in the New York Times calling for the death penalty,” he continued. “How many people in New York, that liberal bastion, were willing to do something like that? So he believes in law and order and he has the strength and will to make this country safer.”

Sessions was referring to an ad Trump took out in the New York Times over 20 years ago, with a bold headline reading “Bring the death penalty back!” aimed at the five young black and Hispanic men who were accused of raping a white woman who came to be known as the “Central Park jogger.”

All of the young men were later exonerated by the city of New York after serving time in prison, and were recipients of a payout in the millions for their wrongful conviction.

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Upon news of the settlement, Trump jumped back into the fray again, calling the payout, “a disgrace.”

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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