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‘And Ben Sasse laughed’: Internet furious at Bill Maher for calling himself a ‘house n***er’

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Bill Maher had a controversial moment with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) on Friday night’s “Real Time.”

Sasse invited Maher to Nebraska, telling him that Maher could “work in the fields.” It surprised and seemed to shock Maher.

“Work in the fields?!” Maher exclaimed. But he then turned it into a joke that many are saying went over the line.

“Senator, I’m a house n*gger!”

It’s been over two years since actor Ben Affleck fought with Maher about his thoughts on Islam being racist.

“It’s gross, it’s racist,” Affleck said about Maher’s remarks.

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“It’s so not,” Maher insisted. Affleck compared it to using the term, “Shifty Jew.”

“You’re not listening to what we are saying,” Maher said.

“You guys are saying, if you want to be liberal, believe in liberal principles,” Affleck said, referencing Maher’s monologue the previous week. “Like, we are endowed by our forefathers with inalienable rights, all men are created equal.”

The online response to tonight’s quip was not kind to Maher:

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Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy is familiar: Troll the libs!

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Late on Tuesday, I got an email from an unusual source. A reporter for the conservative publication the Washington Examiner asked if I'd be interested in sharing thoughts on Joe Biden's history of joking "about 'locking up your daughters'" and on "Biden's view of women and gender relations." This was in light of my previous criticisms of Biden's apparent condescension towards girls and women, and his pockmarked history on gender relations in general.

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Cory Booker rips Biden for praising racist senators: ‘You don’t joke about calling black men boys’

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Joe Biden for praising two segregationist senators he'd served with as a lawmaker.

The former vice president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about his relationship with Mississippi Democrat James Eastland and Georgia Democrat Herman Talmadge, two notoriously racist senators during the Civil Rights era, reported The Hill.

“At least there was some civility, we got things done," Biden said, recalling that Eastland had never called him "boy." "We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done, we got it finished."

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Most Republican voters admit to feeling ‘embarrassed’ and ‘exhausted’ by Trump’s comments

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Some diehard supporters of President Donald Trump have asserted that they admire the fact that he is so unapologetic about his rhetoric and his actions. But according to a new Pew Research survey, most Republican or Republican-leaning voters admit that they sometimes feel “embarrassed” or “concerned” about things that Trump says.

According to Pew, 53% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters say they sometimes feel “embarrassed” by Trump’s comments — while 59% are sometimes “concerned” by them. Some of the adjectives Pew ran by GOP or GOP-leaning voters were even stronger, including “angry,” “exhausted” and “frightened.”

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