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Muslim man stabbed outside mosque near Los Angeles in possible hate attack

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Police in Simi Valley, California have arrested a 29-year-old man after he reportedly stabbed a Muslim man outside a mosque in what detectives are characterizing at a hate attack.

The New York Daily News said that John H. Matteson is facing a number of charges after the violent incident, which took place at around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday night.

The victim and his family were leaving the mosque, located in a suburb of Los Angeles, when they and other worshippers were set upon by Matteson and another man. A heated argument broke out that erupted into a scuffle and then spilled into a nearby parking lot, where police separated the men and found the victim was bleeding from a stab wound to the abdomen.

Officers apprehended Matteson a short distance away, but the second suspect fled on foot and was able to elude police.

Sgt. Adam Darough of the Simi Valley Police told KABC-TV that the attacker’s words and actions related to the stabbing are leading them to believe that the attack was motivated by religious bias.

Detectives are “looking at the way the victim was dressed and his association with the mosque,” Darough said.

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The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The Daily News said, “Matteson faces several charges in the attack, including violation of civil rights — a hate crime. He also faces criminal threats and disturbing the peace while jailed in Ventura County.

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‘It’s a disaster — and it’s getting worse’: House GOP members in a frenzy over 2020 prospects as fundraising flounders

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According to a report in Politico, GOP House members are angry with their own National Republican Congressional Committee, claiming it is doing a poor job of fundraising and is making horrible decisions that could impact the party in the run-up to the 2020 election.

The reports states that Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) was forced to attempt to calm the waters at private caucus meeting Wednesday and allay members' fears by saying the internal problems were being inflated by Democrats and the press.

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Ex-prosecutor slams Congress for not jailing subpoena violators in the Trump administration: ‘It’s incomprehensible’

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House Democrats have been blocked at every turn from their lawful oversight functions as President Donald Trump's administration directs its members to ignore subpoenas for information on a variety of topics, from the Russia investigation to the census.

On Thursday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner castigated Democrats for their unwillingness to use their biggest weapon in the subpoena fight: inherent contempt.

It’s incomprehensible that Congress appears unwilling to use its lawful inherent contempt powers to force the issue of administration members ignoring properly issued subpoenas. Like a football team refusing to pass the ball, forever running up the middle, gaining zero yards. https://t.co/AaWvEsJvk2

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Trump’s campaign is a perpetual outrage machine designed to inflame ‘every f-cking deplorable’ in America

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President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is gambling on an unprecedented strategy by focusing entirely on his base, while making little or no effort to attract new supporters.

The president still hasn't cracked 50 percent approval in two and a half years in the White House, and his 2020 campaign was built around a perpetual outrage machine designed to inflame his core supporters -- and drive them to the polls, reported TIME.

The campaign uses Google and Facebook algorithms to make massive digital advertising purchases any time Trump stirs up controversy, and scoops up data when supporters interact with those ads or buy online merchandise from the Trump campaign website.

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