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‘Alternative facts’ are lies — and we must point this out every time

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Kellyanne Conway (CNN)

As I watch President Trump and his representatives distort the truth with what one of them dubbed “alternative facts,” I’m reminded of two words that forever changed the way the presidency is viewed. “You lie!” Of all the acts of disrespect that Barack Obama endured during his eight years as president, that utterance from U.S. Rep.…

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Trump and his supporters have made a mockery of US patriotism

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On September 17, in a speech delivered at the National Archives Museum, President Trump announced he was signing an executive order establishing the 1776 Commission, aimed at promoting what he called a "patriotic" and "pro-America" education.  The announcement was a direct attack on the 1619 Project, a New York Times initiative that explores the legacy of slavery in the United States. For Trump, teaching critical race studies is akin to committing child abuse "in the truest sense of those words."

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Trump fans rage at ‘traitor’ Lisa Murkowski for refusal to vote on Ginsburg replacement before the election

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Supporters of Donald Trump lashed out at Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska after she clarified on Sunday that she will not vote for whomever Donald Trump chooses to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court -- calling her a traitor" among other thing things.

On Sunday, the Alaska Republican issued a statement saying: " For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed ... the same standard must apply."

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‘This is for the people to decide’: Jaw-dropping CNN supercut lays bare the GOP’s stunning hypocrisy on SCOTUS

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As the battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer — takes shape in Washington, D.C., Republican senators who previously refused to hold a vote on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick are now having their words thrown in their faces.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Saturday played a devastating supercut that features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explaining why they would not vote on Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.

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