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CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after profane tweets about Trump

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Reza Aslan, the host of CNN’s Believer, has been dropped by the network less than a week after he went off on a profane Twitter tirade against President Donald Trump.

Variety reports that CNN has cut ties with Aslan, the Iranian-born author whose show Believer debuted earlier this year.

“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series Believer with Reza Aslan,” the network explained in a prepared statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”

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Aslan came under fire from conservatives last week after he slammed President Trump as a “piece of sh*t” for using last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London to slam London Mayor Sadiq Khan and to again advocate for his proposed travel ban from multiple Muslim-majority countries.

“This piece of sh*t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency,” Aslan wrote. “He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”

CNN also recently cut ties with comedian Kathy Griffin after she posed for a photo holding what was supposed to be Trump’s severed head.


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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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Trump lashes out at Lindsey Graham after he accuses the president of showing ‘weakness’

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President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, once bitter enemies, have become close allies since the 2016 election as the South Carolina Republican realized it was in his personal interest to cozy up to the White House. But on Tuesday, fractures emerged between the two in public over a key issue for Graham: Iran.

Graham is on the severely hawkish wing of the Republican Party, and he clearly wants a war with Iran. He began a series of tweets Tuesday by praising Vice President Mike Pence’s briefing that day about the recent attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, saying he believes that “such a sophisticated attack could not have occurred without Iran’s blessing and direct involvement.” He called it an “an act of war” and lauded the Trump administration’s “efforts to create a regional coalition, thoroughly brief the Congress on the actions taken, and come up with a plan of action to restore deterrence against an evil regime in Iran.”

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