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Washington AG suits up for court battle: ‘I’m not going to wait to uphold constitutional rights’

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suiting up for a major court battle in opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

In an interview with CNN, Ferguson said that he anticipated the White House would follow the order Judge Robart issued Friday. Ferguson explained that he takes the Constitution seriously and intends to fight to uphold it.

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“I will use every tool I have,” Ferguson told the “AC360” legal panel. “Nothing is more sacred than the rule of law in our country. It applies to everybody in the country, even the president. In some respects, especially the president. And why I became an attorney to that’s why I went to law school uphold the constitutional rights of the people I represent, and yes, you can be sure I’ll use every tool at my disposal to make sure the federal government abides by this ruling.”

Ferguson said that he told his team to “get a good night’s rest” because he anticipates a lot of activity over the weekend. “We’re prepared to work around the clock,” he said.

The legal panel asked the Attorney General political questions but he wouldn’t answer, saying he only seeks to uphold the Constitution of the Untied States.

“Part of the case made by the lawyers for the federal government today but as the judge asked a number of times, ‘hey, are there any limits to that,'” he continued. “The lawyers for the federal government did not want to answer that question directly, but there are limits to any president’s action.”

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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The following is chock-a-block with spoilers for "Succession" Season 2, including the finale, so proceed with caution.For understandable reasons, the internet is all a-chatter about the final scenes of Season 2 of "Succession." On Sunday's finale, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who spent most of this season looking like a whipped puppy, finally stuck it to his old man, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), throwing the patriarch under the bus during a live press conference, during which Kendall was supposed to offer himself up as the fall guy for Waystar Royco's criminal behavior. It was a moment of Kendall showing spine and competence, and understandably, audiences cheered him on.
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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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