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Tapper pummels Trump’s cabinet pick hypocrisy: He had ‘Goldman Sachs as an international boogie man’

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Donald Trump spent a lot of time calling out Hillary Clinton for giving speeches to Goldman Sachs, and Ted Cruz for his wife’s previous employment at Goldman. While his campaign wasn’t given contributions by the Wall Street bank, his White House will be a comfortable home for the banksters. Friday afternoon’s CNN panel on Jake Tapper called it outright hypocrisy.

“He was so anti-Goldman Sachs in his last commercial he had an image of the CEO of Goldman Sachs as an international boogie man,” Tapper noted.

RealClearPolitics editor A.B. Stoddard noted that in politics “all roads lead back to Goldman Sachs.” She explained, however, that any voters that moved from Bernie Sanders to Trump after the primary will likely be upset about the development.

“Trump will get an excuse here and there and flip flop here and there,” she continued. “If it looks real swampy in a year including his own business arrangements, then it could suddenly turn on him and people can say this is the system we always had, a new face pretending to have a new system. This could pile up and become an obvious criticism later on that you always, in the end, are supporting people from Goldman Sachs and giving them good jobs and influence at the highest levels of government.”

But when it comes to Trump’s voters, they couldn’t possibly care less about their idol lying to them.

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“There’s very little he can flip flop on,” said CNN contributor Salena Zito. “You can’t get inside their minds. It wasn’t always what he said but how he said it and it was because he was not a politician. They trust him at this moment. I mean, there’s this sort of, you know, honeymoon period to be able to — to pick whoever he wants because they trust his decision-making at this point.”

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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