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‘Stop the madness’: CNN panel awestruck at Kellyanne Conway and Trump admin’s split from reality

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On Friday, CNN’s New Day delved into the thicket of confusion, outright lies and “alternative facts” around the Trump administration’s Muslim ban and spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green massacre” gaffe and found themselves astonished at the outright disconnection from reality.

“Kellyanne Conway talks about the ‘Bowling Green massacre,'” said host Chris Cuomo. “It never happened. The Trump base picks it up and runs with it, ‘The media ignored this and blah blah blah.’ It’s fake.”

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“I think it’s an open question about whether she really did think there was a terror attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky or not,” said Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. “But there’s a broader issue here.”

“And that the media would suppress it for political purposes,” said host Kate Bouldan. “This is the insanity of it. Of course she misspoke, but she suggested that we wouldn’t cover a terrorist massacre because of politics? Stop the madness.”

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‘Meanest and most disrespectful’ senator: Trump lashes out at Kamala Harris in latest presser

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At Tuesday's White House press conference, President Donald Trump spent a considerable portion of the time attacking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who was just announced to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.

Harris, complained Trump, was the "meanest and most disrespectful person in the U.S. Senate." He particularly dwelled on her sharp interrogation of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court hearings.

Trump also added that she "lied" about a number of issues, claimed repeatedly she wants to raise taxes, said she is for "open borders and sanctuary cities ... which is also protecting a large number of criminals," and that she would destroy the Second Amendment.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

- What is the origin of the cluster? -

Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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