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GOP caves and withdraws plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics after brutal backlash

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Republicans in Congress are backing away from their proposal to end the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics after their originally passed plan turned into a public relations disaster.

The Republican-led House of Representatives drew a swift media backlash after news broke on Monday evening that it had voted to neuter the OCE’s powers to operate independently from the GOP-controlled House Ethics Committee.

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By Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether this should really be a priority for the incoming congress, although he did say that he sympathized with their desire to stop the “unfair” OCE from hounding them.

Shortly afterward, the House GOP had an emergency meeting in which they voted to cut the proposed rules changes by unanimous consent. However, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa says that this issue isn’t going away permanently, as many House Republicans want to “return to the issue soon” after the publicity surrounding the story has died down.

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Trump campaign manager calls impeachment ‘a seditious conspiracy’ against ‘the people’s president’ in bonkers tweet

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Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale on Monday posted a completely bonkers tweet that falsely accused House Democrats of leading a "seditious conspiracy" to overthrow President Donald Trump.

"Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president," Parscale wrote. "Nancy Pelosi should step down for betraying her oath of office and attempting to overthrow our great Republic."

Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president.

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Drunken racist survives crazed attack on cops who woke him up in parking lot and called his dad

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A Louisiana man survived an encounter with police, despite violently attacking them, issuing a death threat and hurling racist slurs.

Officers found Jonas Reese Crystal sleeping in a parking lot about 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside an apartment building in Prairieville, and police asked if anyone could take him home, reported The Advocate.

The 25-year-old Crystal gave police several fake names and was "very resistive," officers said, and he was handcuffed and placed into a police vehicle.

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Reporter brutally shames Trump for tweeting about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ while she’s forced to flee Syria

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Lindsey Hilsum, an international editor for the United Kingdom's Channel 4 News, shamed President Donald Trump on Monday for tweeting about Sean Spicer's appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" even as a humanitarian crisis of his own making is exploding in northern Syria.

After the president encouraged his supporters to vote for his former White House press secretary on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Hilsum sent out a tweet pointing to the grave situation on the ground in Syria that occurred after the president gave Turkey a green light to launch military operations in the area.

"Sorry I can’t," she wrote, referring of the president's request to vote for Spicer. "Too busy fleeing Rojava, leaving Kurdish friends to the mercy of Assad and the military assault started when you told Erdogan you wanted out of 'endless wars.'"

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