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Trump-loving radio host: Soldier Humayun Khan was ‘not a hero’ — despite dying for his country

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While many Trump supporters have so far been content to bash the family of the late Humayun Khan, top Trump booster Bill Mitchell has taken things to a new low by attacking the former U.S. Army soldier who died in Iraq in 2004.

Mitchell, who has been a long-time Trump backer, has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has done an Ask Me Anything session at Reddit’s major pro-Trump subreddit, /r/The_Donald. He also is the host of the YourVoice Radio program that he’s used to tirelessly promote Trump this election season.

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In reacting to the major controversy that ensued after Donald Trump suggested that Ghazala Khan didn’t speak about her late son at last week’s Democratic National Convention because her husband Khizr wouldn’t “allow” her to do so, Mitchell came out with a brand-new defense of his favorite candidate.

What was this defense, you ask? Well, Mitchell literally argued that Humayun Khan wasn’t a hero:

https://twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/760147028743716864

What this attack leaves out is that Humayun Khan directly put himself in harm’s way to protect the men in his unit. Specifically, he told his men to take cover while he went to check out what he rightly suspected to be a car bomb — he then took 10 steps toward the car before it exploded, taking his life.

In fact, Mitchell’s attack on Khan’s heroism was so amazingly dense that even one of his fellow Trump fans called him out for it:

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Devin Nunes’ hometown newspaper blasts ‘authoritarian’ lawmaker: ‘He should step aside’ — and get a job on Fox News

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Rep. Devin Nunes’ war against the free press reached a new low on Tuesday when he barred The Fresno Bee from covering a major water forum in Tulare, Calif.The forum covered matters of crucial public interest. The chief executive officer of Friant Water Authority, a public agency, moderated the event. David Bernhardt, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, also attended. Yet despite the fact that the McClatchy reporters had reserved tickets, Nunes’ staff banned them.“The Fresno Bee learned at 10 a.m. Tuesday that its reporters would not be allowed to cover the event, after receiving ... (more…)

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The ‘Titanic met an iceberg named Elizabeth Warren’: Michael Bloomberg’s first debate performance widely panned

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Former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg's first presidential debate performance is being widely panned by pundits.

The Root's Dr. Jason Johnson told MSNBC viewers just how bad he thought Bloomberg did at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas: "The most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything."

"This probably was the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. Bloomberg lost everything.

He stumbled over obvious questions anyone could have anticipated. He's probably doubling the salary of people going into the spin room" --@DrJasonJohnson #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/Vv6bC8xrRI

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How Democrats clean up the messes left by Republicans

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For decades, Democratic administrations have been cleaning up economic messes left to them by Republican administrations. Thanks to Donald Trump, they'll have to do so again.

Before diving in, we need to understand this one concept: the debt-to-GDP ratio.

The national debt is a meaningless number on its own. It's meaningful only as a percentage of the total economy, the GDP. Even if the debt grows, that's okay so long as the economy grows even faster. But if the reverse is true — if the economy is growing more slowly than the debt — we're in trouble.

With this in mind, let's go back to the 1980s. When Ronald Reagan took office, the national debt equaled just a little over 30 percent of the total economy. Then Reagan began cutting taxes and spending a huge amount on the military. By the time he left the White House, the debt-to-GDP ratio was nearly 50 percent. He viewed it as a way of "starving the beast" so future Democratic administrations would find it harder to fund programs for the poor and average working people.

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