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Joy Reid panel fears North Carolina will return state to ‘the days of reconstruction’

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New York Times writer Nicholas Confessore told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that he’s concerned the recent events in North Carolina reveal that the Republican-held legislature will return to the times of reconstruction.

North Carolina’s legislature is working to restrict the powers of the Office of the Governor after calling a special session. Only after the election was called and former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory conceded did the legislature make this power grab. During protests today, 16 people, including two reporters, were arrested.

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Reid said that this is an example of attempting to undo the vote by the people. “And saying, ‘we will — that we will make the governorship not worth having if we don’t have it,'” she said.

“It’s a power of the principles,” Confessore said. “I think we saw them say, ‘we’re reasserting our Constitutional authority.’ You know, back when the governor was Republican, it was not a worry they had. A Democrat is now in office and they’ll make the office worthless. We saw it in reconstruction after the Civil War when they scattered the powers of governorships around to make them less important. You know, we saw it with climate change. We saw it at the local level when states tried to strip municipalities with the ability to pass laws. It’s power over politics.”

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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.

Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.

"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.

It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.

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There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser

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Former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday and reassured the world that there are still secret members in the White House that are trying to protect the country from the likes of President Donald Trump.

Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.

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Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.

Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.

The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.

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