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Anne Frank Center chief smokes Sean Spicer’s Holocaust gaffes: Any sixth grader knows what he didn’t know

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for his numerous misstatements about Adolf Hitler’s use of chemical weapons — but the executive director of the Anne Frank Center thinks that’s not good enough.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Anne Frank Center Executive Director Steven Goldstein called on President Donald Trump to fire Spicer over his bogus claims about the Holocaust, as he said it shouldn’t have taken Spicer so long to realize that he made a major mistake when he said that Hitler had never used chemical weapons on his own people.

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“Let me tell you why we can’t accept his apology: It took him three apologies attempts to finally, sort-of get it right,” Goldstein began. “At his press briefing, he made a statement, then later he made it worse, then after his press briefing he made it worse. Finally, with an outcry, finally he went on Wolf Blitzer and apologized.”

Goldstein then argued that these sort of mistakes are symbolic of an administration that fundamentally lacks compassion.

“They don’t have the DNA of compassion, and they don’t have the DNA of the knowledge of history,” he said. “Any sixth grader knows what Sean Spicer didn’t know… How can we possibly have a man speak for President Trump who doesn’t know basic history?”

Watch the full segment below.

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Tommy Chong waxes philosophical about his stoner persona, jazz music, and dealing with Trump

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Tommy Chong plays arguably one of the two sanest characters in the trippy, psychotronic, sci-fi film, "Color Out of Space," based on the H. P. Lovecraft story. The comedian, actor, and marijuana activist plays Ezra, a "hippie reprobate" and squatter living off the grid — even his cameras are solar-powered — and on the land owned by alpaca farmer Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage). When a meteorite lands on the property, all hell breaks loose, with animals changing form or dying, strange voices being heard, plants growing, electronics going wonky, and water being contaminated (Nathan develops a strange rash after a shower). Ezra wonders, have aliens arrived? Perhaps.

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Why a conservative columnist thinks Republicans’ impeachment strategy will blow up in their faces

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It remains to be seen whether Republicans will maintain their U.S. Senate majority in November’s election. If Democrats are able to flip four GOP-help seats while holding onto all of the seats they are defending, Mitch McConnell would cease to be Senate majority leader in January 2021. And conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a scathing column published on Friday morning, argues that Senate Republicans — with their appalling behavior during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — are giving Democrats plenty of material for attack ads against incumbent GOP senators who are seeking reelection this year.

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Ohio vice police officers fired for wrongfully arresting Stormy Daniels

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Two US vice squad police officers were fired for wrongfully arresting porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed an affair with President Donald Trump, city officials in Columbus, Ohio confirmed on Friday.

Officers Whitney Lancaster and Steven Rosser were ordered dismissed by Columbus Director of Public Safety Ned Pettus on Thursday, according to documents provided by Pettus' office.

Two other officers were suspended for the 2018 strip club arrest of Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club on sexual misdemeanor charges.

Daniels had charged in a lawsuit that she was arrested for political reasons related to her claim before the 2016 election that Trump had sought to buy her silence over an affair a decade earlier, to avoid it affecting his prospects in the presidential contest.

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