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Hedge funder who was fired for criticizing Trump sues Bannon-backing Mercers

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Billionaire hedge fund mogul and major Donald Trump funder Robert Mercer is being sued by a long time employee for criticizing President Trump.

For two decades, research scientist David Magerman worked at Mercer’s Renaissance Technologies LLC. His employment ended on April 29, in what he claims was a wrongful termination.

“The dispute started on Jan. 16 when Magerman called Mercer and asked to have a conversation about his support of Trump, according to the complaint,” Bloomberg reported. “During the chat, Mercer said the U.S. had started going in the wrong direction ‘after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s,’ according to the complaint. Mercer also said that black Americans ‘were doing fine’ in the late 1950s and are the ‘only racist people remaining in the U.S.,’ according to the complaint.”

Additionally, the complaint claims Mercer said racial segregation was not an important issue.

“Mercer, a major investor in Trump-friendly Breitbart News, advised the president to hire two of the Mercer family’s longtime political advisers, Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway,” Bloomberg continued. “Mercer emerged as one of the most influential Republican donors in the 2016 election, giving at least $2 million to Make America Number 1, a political action committee that began backing Trump in July.”

Mercer’s daughter Rebekah chaired the Make America Number 1 PAC. Rebekah Mercer was a member of Trump’s transition and also features in the lawsuit. It’s alleged she confronted Magerman on April 20 at a celebrity poker in New York City, calling him, “pond scum” and saying Karma, “is a bitch.”

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The lawsuit Magerman v. Mercer, 17-cv-02083 was filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

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New details revealed in the bizarre story of Jerry Falwell Jr, a pool boy and ‘compromising photographs’

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The New York Times has put together a lengthy report about the utterly bizarre circumstances surrounding Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen, a former pool boy, and purportedly "compromising photographs."

The story begins in 2012 when Falwell and his wife enjoyed a stay at the Fontainebleau, a Florida luxury resort known for topless sunbathing and a massive underground nightclub described by one travel guide as "30,000 square feet of unadulterated fun."

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Viewers revolt after Meghan McCain slurs Joy Behar: ‘Go back to Fox News’

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Meghan McCain dropped the B-word on air during an argument with Joy Behar, and social media users were just as shocked as the "The View" studio audience.

She and co-host Joy Behar were arguing over Trump supporters when McCain blew up.

“Being the sacrificial Republican every day,” she said. “I’m just trying to — don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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