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Glenn Beck: I don’t know what Steve Bannon believes — but he pals around with some ‘spooky guys’

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Glenn Beck warned in the strongest possible terms that Steve Bannon, who will be in charge of crafting the White House message for Donald Trump, was a very dangerous person.

The conservative talk show host told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Democrats had called so many of their opponents racist — which he said was frequently unfair and inaccurate — that the accusation had lost much of it sting.

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But he said Trump’s choice of Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist should terrify both Democrats and Republicans.

“Here’s a guy who is taking his platform and saying, ‘I’m going to give the alt-right a voice in this country,'” Beck said, using a term used to describe the loosely organized grouping of white nationalists, misogynists and anti-Semites who congregate on Breitbart News. “Anderson, I would never do that, you would never do that, CNN would never do that — we would never do that, ever. No responsible person would.”

Cooper brushed off Beck’s concerns, saying Trump had insisted he couldn’t support anti-Semitism because his own daughter had converted to Judaism when she got married.

“What (Bannon) believes, I don’t know,” Beck said, suggesting that he whipped the alt-right crowd into a frenzy for Trump simply for profit motives. “Yeah, he could be that kind of guy. People have done that before in history. I think that’s just as dangerous.”

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Beck cautioned that he didn’t know what Bannon believed himself, but he had empowered some truly “spooky guys.”

“We have to have a discussion, aside from politics, about this small group of people, and how this European and, really, pro-Russian nationalism is seeping into our country,” Beck said. “It’s very disturbing.”

He said maybe 1 percent of Trump voters could be described as alt-right, and most of them had never even heard the term — but he begged them to open their eyes to the dangers that ideology poses to civic society.

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“Most people don’t even think this exists, so when they hear somebody on CNN or a Harry Reid say this, their immediate response is, ‘Oh, jeez, we’re all racist again,'” Beck said. “So it’s really critical that we don’t paint everybody with that brush, including Steve Bannon or Donald Trump, unless you have real evidence. I know we have evidence that he’s giving those people (a) voice, he has empowered those people through Breitbart, but that’s all we know.”


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Trump gets triggered by ‘threats of impeaching’ Kavanaugh ‘over made up stories’ of sexual misconduct

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President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Democrats who have called for the impeachment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After fresh evidence of sexual misconduct came to light over the weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates said that they support the impeachment of Kavanaugh.

By Sunday afternoon, Trump fired back on Twitter, comparing the case to the impeachment proceedings he is facing.

Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh

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A dive into the ‘deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic’ is the most frightening book of the year — and mandatory reading

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First a spoiler alert: Among the multiple apocalyptic revelations in Ben Westhoff’s Fentanyl, Inc.:  How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is sour news for all hard drug users, from casual weekend abusers to full-time cocaine cowboys. In light of developments presented in this epic book in gruesome and unprecedented fashion, putting questionable substances up your nose, in your veins, or even on your tongue is highly discouraged from here on in.

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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

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A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.

Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.

The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.

Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh

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