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Kate McKinnon’s ‘Day Off’ sketch on SNL makes us actually sympathize with the real Kellyanne Conway

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Kate McKinnon plays Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on SNL (Screen capture)

In a clip from Saturday Night Live this week, Kate McKinnon played an exhausted, overworked Kellyanne Conway — current campaign manager to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The sketch showed an eager, pink-pajamaed Conway waking up at home on her day off. Thrilled to not have anything to do, she skipped around the house to Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine” and made breakfast with her family…until her cell phone rang.

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The next frame showed Conway on CNN with anchor Jake Tapper — played by SNL cast member Beck Bennett — trying furiously to spin a Trump gaffe. Then normal life resumed. But the phone goes off again, which led to another TV appearance and then another.

“Yes,” she said at one point, “it’s true that Donald Trump did challenge Obama to a ‘penis-off’ and if the president would simply produce his penis, we could get back to talking about what’s really important, which is jobs.”

She even gets called in the grocery store and appeared before Tapper holding her bags. When he tried to press her on a point, she said, “Jake, I have to put this ice cream in the freezer.”

“Yeah, yeah,” he replied.

Watch the video, embedded below:


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Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.

The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."

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‘Meanest and most disrespectful’ senator: Trump lashes out at Kamala Harris in latest presser

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At Tuesday's White House press conference, President Donald Trump spent a considerable portion of the time attacking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who was just announced to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.

Harris, complained Trump, was the "meanest and most disrespectful person in the U.S. Senate." He particularly dwelled on her sharp interrogation of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court hearings.

Trump also added that she "lied" about a number of issues, claimed repeatedly she wants to raise taxes, said she is for "open borders and sanctuary cities ... which is also protecting a large number of criminals," and that she would destroy the Second Amendment.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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