During a live shot outside a high school in in Phoenix, Arizona, a teenage protester disrupted the broadcast by edging into the camera frame and shouting, “Fuck Joe Arpaio!”
Arpaio is the legendarily racist and corrupt sheriff of Maricopa County, who has been running county law enforcement in suburban Phoenix like a tin pot dictator for two decades — in spite of multiple findings of illegal misconduct and resulting censures from state and federal courts.
He is currently running for re-election against Democratic candidate for Sheriff Paul Penzone. Poll numbers show that Penzone is winning. If unseated, Arpaio will lose access to the state and federal resources he has used to fight the civil and criminal complaints against him.
Watch the video, embedded below:
Big day for this Arizona teen who walked out of school and got a "Fuck Joe Arpaio" in on live TV pic.twitter.com/ndYQrDhYXY
— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) November 8, 2016
Intelligence official directly contradicts Trump administration’s excuses for suppressing whistleblower
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The letter was made public by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA). He is locked into a fierce and potentially explosive dispute with an array of forces within the administration to obtain the complaint, which was made through proper channels by an intelligence official last month to the community’s inspector general. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was “credible” and “urgent,” and subsequent reporting from the Washington Post found that it concerns a “promise” made by Trump in communication with a foreign leader.
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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.
Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.
When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
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"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.