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Florida judge accused of saying blacks should ‘go back to Africa’ resigns before he can be impeached

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A Florida judge who was accused of making sexist and racist remarks has stepped down from his position, just before the Florida Legislature was set to launch an impeachment investigation into his conduct.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Jacksonville Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey submitted his resignation letter to Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, “on the eve of the start of a highly unusual impeachment investigation by the Legislature.”

The 66-year-old Hulsey was facing a probe by the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which was investigating accusations that the judge called a female staff attorney a “b*tch” and a “c*nt,” as well as an accusation that he said black people should “get on a ship and go back to Africa.”

Although Hulsey denied these allegations when they first surface, the Florida Legislature’s House Public Integrity & Ethics Committee was scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday to present a “report on preliminary findings” of its initial investigation.

Hulsey’s decision to step down was apparently a preemptive move to head off the hearing, as Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land O’Lakes) said that the judge “resigned under the threat of the investigation.”

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Longtime Ohio news anchor retires after dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting over forced pro-Trump commentaries

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Rob Braun, a fixture on local Cincinnati television for over 35 years, is retiring after stating it was "time to move on" because "I don't fit well with the Sinclair News model," reports WVXU.

The reports states that Braun -- the dean of Cincinnati's WKRC news broadcasting -- made the comments on his Facebook page and assured loyal fans that he was not fired by the conservative news organization.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: "I want you to know that I am not retiring. Ch 12 is NOT forcing me out. In fact, they offered me a generous contract. I am choosing to leave. There is no 'real story but .... Sometimes in life, you just know, it's time to move on. I don't feel I fit well with the Sinclair News model."

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Alex Jones attacks Sandy Hook families’ lawyer as a ‘little white Jewboy’ in latest unhinged outburst

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Alex Jones is dealing with ongoing legal battles with families of victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Jones is being accused of sending child pornography to the families and leading an ongoing attack on the families using his InfoWars network. However, his legal defense seems to hinge on attacking the plaintiffs' attorney, AboveTheLaw reported Thursday.

It was the child pornography that prompted Jones to lose his mind over attorney Chris Mattei. During the discovery phase of the trial, Mattei found the images and contacted the FBI, which he is required to do by law. But it sent Jones into an outright ragegasm in a video that was shown in court.

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Trump ridiculed for babbling Oval Office talk about ‘manned drones’: We call those ‘planes’

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During a press availability in the Oval Office with Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Trump was naturally asked about Iran reportedly shooting down a U.S. drone in international airspace, which led to the president rambling in the way he does about what a drone is and does.

His explanation was not what one might call knowledgeable or smooth.

“I think probably Iran made a mistake,” the president replied when asked about the international incident. “I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, that drone was unarmed. There was no man in it and there was no — it was just — it was over international waters, clearly over international waters, but we didn’t have a man or woman in the drone. We had nobody in the drone. It would have made a big difference, let me tell you. It would have made a big, big difference."

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