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‘I’m not a paid protestor’: Crowd erupts in cheers when voter confronts GOP senator at town hall

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Republican Sen. Tom Cotton held a town hall Wednesday night in Springdale, Arkansas where hundreds of his constituents showed up to brief him on their concerns about health care, the border wall, and President Donald Trump’s administration.

In a press release ahead of the event, Cotton wrote that he was looking “forward to welcoming Arkansans” at the Wednesday event, and they didn’t easily let him off the hook. One constituent asked, “if we’re so concerned about the deficit why are we spending 20 billion on a wall?” to loud cheers across the auditorium at Springdale High School, where the event was held.

One woman at the town hall called on all people affected by the Affordable Care Act to stand up, which was followed by a crowd of people throughout the room to stand.

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Another woman received a roar of cheers when she introduced herself as “not a paid protestor.” The woman proceeded to share that she is a concerned citizen because “this administration is trampling our constitutional rights.” She continued to share, “five of my ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, one of my ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence.”

Later, she asked if Cotton would “call for an independent, bipartisan [investigation] of President Trump, his campaign, and his administration,” and was met with wild cheers from the rest of the audience.

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BUSTED: Trump super PAC accused of lying to government about the source of mysterious $325,000 donation

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According to a report from the Daily Beast's "Pay Dirt" investigative unit, a Super PAC affiliated with President Donald Trump has some explaining to do about a $375,000 donation that was wrongly attributed to one company -- but wire transfers tell a completely different story.

As the Beast notes, "The super PAC America First Action reported receiving a $325,000 contribution last year from a company called Global Energy Producers. But records released in federal court this week indicate that contribution came from an entirely different company," adding that the discrepancy was pointed out by the  Campaign Legal Center which labeled it a violation of federal campaign-finance laws.

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Senate delivers stinging bipartisan rebuke to Trump — and blocks Saudi arms sales

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The Trump White House suffered a stinging defeat on Thursday when a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers voted to block sales of American arms to Saudi Arabia.

The vote in favor of blocking the arms sales received affirmative votes from all Senate Democrats, as well as votes from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Todd Young (R-IN).

Graham, who is usually one of President Donald Trump's staunchest allies, said he voted for the bill because he believed the United States could not ignore the behavior of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, as well as the Saudi government's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Panicked GOP leaders scrambling to get Jeff Sessions to run for Senate so they won’t be saddled with Roy Moore

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According to a 2020 election analysis in the Washington Post, top Republican Senate leaders are cringing at the notion that former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore could be their nominee for the seat currently being held by Democrat Sen. Doug Jones -- and are looking for a way out.

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