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Watch: Maher guest Tomi Lahren struggles to defend Trump’s hypocrisy and ‘bullsh*t tornado’ of promises

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Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren had a rough time during her debut on the broadcast portion of HBO’s Real Time Friday night, and things didn’t get much better during the Overtime segment.

The young conservative who makes her living performing rants for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and on Facebook was put in the uncomfortable position of having to defend the 2-week-old presidency of Donald Trump which fellow panelist, GOP strategist Rick Wilson, bluntly referred to as a “bullshit tornado.”

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Wilson explained that Trump is now in the position of having to make good on his promise of creating jobs, saying, “You can’t just tweet and bullshit your way out of it.”

“Call me crazy but there is a big difference between actual job creation and policies that get the economy lit up and a bullshit tornado,” Wilson explained.

Host Maher then turned to Lahren and expressed his sympathy for her having to defend Trump continually on the show.

“I though Rick was a Republican,” Lahren quipped, only to have Wilson shoot back, “I’m actually a conservative too. That’s the difference between me and Trump people.”

Lahren grew defensive when host Maher brought up the flurry of executive orders Trump has signed since assuming the presidency.

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“The Republican party did a one eighty on executive orders,” Maher explained. “When Obama did them they were the worst thing in the world and now the government is run by them. Does that bother you, like that immediate unabashed hypocrisy?”

“No, most presidents do that when they first come in,” Lahren stated. “Usually lots of executive orders.”

“Not this much, and not after saying it’s the worst thing in the world, ” Maher replied.

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Google tightens political ads policy in effort to stop abuse

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Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those with political messages, from lying in ads. But it is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video.

"It's against our policies for any advertiser to make a false claim -- whether it's a claim about the price of a chair or a claim that you can vote by text message, that election day is postponed, or that a candidate has died," Google ads product management vice president Scott Spencer said in an online post.

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour with visit to Buddhist temple

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Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his Asian tour aimed at promoting religious harmony.

The 82-year-old pontiff is on his first visit to Buddhist majority Thailand, where he will spend four days before setting off to Japan.

His packed schedule a day after touching down in Bangkok includes a meeting with the king and the prime minister before leading an evening mass expected to draw tens of thousands of people from across Thailand, where just over 0.5 percent of the population is Catholic.

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Hong Kong campus stalemate persists while US congress passes bill of support for democracy protesters

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Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city's pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.

Beijing did not immediately respond to the passage in Washington of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which voices strong support for the "democratic aspirations of the Hong Kong people."

But China had already threatened retaliation if the bill is signed into law by President Donald Trump, and state-run media warned Thursday the legislation would not prevent Beijing from intervening forcefully to stop the "mess" gripping the financial hub.

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