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‘The day will come when rich men can’t buy their way out of this’: Watch Maxine Waters eviscerate O’Reilly

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Wednesday eviscerated the Bill O’Reillys and Donald Trumps of the world, promising the day will come when rich persons, rich men, won’t be able to buy their way out of this criminal activity.”

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Waters said she’s “very proud” of what took place at Fox News with O’Reilly’s ouster, adding it appears Rupert Murdoch’s sons Lachlan and James orchestrated the move. “They’re trying to take this station into a new era,” Waters said.

“I’m proud of the advertisers who decided that they were going to pull their ads from his show,” Waters continued. “I’m so pleased with the women who came forward, who were victims and decided they were going to expose what had happened to them.”

“Bill O’Reilly is not going to be recorded favorably in history,” Waters promised, insisting there appears to be “something wrong with him psychologically.”

“It’s all his fault,” Waters added.

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“This is an era of women who are fed up with being taken advantage of, particularly in the workplace,” the congresswoman noted. “We’ve been hearing about this for years.”

Asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if she stands by her assertion that O’Reilly should go to jail, considering Donald Trump doesn’t think O’Reilly did anything wrong, Waters said she could care less about what Trump thinks about sexual harassment.

“You can’t pay any attention to what the president says,” Water argued. “They’re cut from the same cloth. They’re two of the same kind.”

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“For the President of the United States of America to stand up for a man who spent 13 million dollars in settlements—even though he claims he’s done nothing wrong, certainly he didn’t spend all of that money and make these settlements because he was innocent—and this president knew that, but this is the way the president himself has been accused of acting with women,” Waters said.

“Let me just say this,” Waters continued. ”The day will come when rich persons, rich men won’t be able to buy their way out of this criminal activity. And they will go to jail and they should go to jail.”

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A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor

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There’s a fabled moment from the Battle of Fredericksburg, a gruesome Civil War battle that extinguished several thousand lives, when the commander of a rebel army looked down upon the carnage and said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” That commander, of course, was Robert Lee.

The moment is the stuff of legend. It captures Lee’s humility (he won the battle), compassion, and thoughtfulness. It casts Lee as a reluctant leader who had no choice but to serve his people, and who might have had second thoughts about doing so given the conflict’s tremendous amount of violence and bloodshed. The quote, however, is misleading. Lee was no hero. He was neither noble nor wise. Lee was a traitor who killed United States soldiers, fought for human enslavement, vastly increased the bloodshed of the Civil War, and made embarrassing tactical mistakes.

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Adam Schiff moves to implicate Pence in the Ukraine scandal as Republicans go off the rails

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In the panoply of contradictory and incoherent defenses of Donald Trump, a favorite of Republicans has been to harp on the claim that witnesses to Trump's extortion scheme against Ukraine were all "second-hand" or "third-hand." This has always been confounding, as the official summary readout of the famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump clearly conditioning military aid and U.S. support on Zelensky giving a public boost to Trump's conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders. The witnesses so far have simply affirmed what the written record demonstrates amply.

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Warren criticized for conciliatory remarks on post-coup Bolivia

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Top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is under fire from progressives and Indigenous activists for her comments Monday about the recent coup in Bolivia—remarks her critics called too conciliatory to the right-wing un-elected government that seized power after President Evo Morales was forced to resign and flee the country.

"The Bolivian people deserve free and fair elections, as soon as possible," Warren tweeted Monday afternoon. "Bolivia's interim leadership must limit itself to preparing for an early, legitimate election. Bolivia's security forces must protect demonstrators, not commit violence against them."

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