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‘Sounds like she’s passing a kidney stone’: Ana Navarro calls out former GOP Rep for excusing Trump’s tweets

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Republican consultant Ana Navarro was furious Thursday at Republicans who have not denounced President Donald Trump’s latest attacks. When former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) tried to diminish Trump’s attack on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski while still denouncing it, Navarro said it sounded like she was trying to pass a kidney stone.

“Look, we have these many examples of how, look, he’s — he takes — we know, he takes a tough and confrontational style,” Hayworth was able to muster. “The mood in the country at the time that he ran was one of frustration and anger that was justified about policy is.”

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“What Nan just did, therein lies the problem,” Navarro said. “People are trying to give him a pass at this, and that, in effect, is enabling him. He has now been president for almost six months and not made the pivot. Her voice sounds like she is passing a kidney stone. She is trying to bend herself in pretzel shapes. Call it out, confront it and call it out vociferously and do not give him a pass. If not you are going to be passing kidney stones on TV for the next three and a half years.”

Navarro closed the segment with a plea for fellow Republicans to wake up.

“Urge him to apologize, confront him. Get some spine, stop justifying this and finding ways of excusing this,” Navarro said to Republicans. “I will tell every Republican, tell them one thing, just for one minute imagine if it was Barack Obama who had said that or tweeted that what your reaction would have been today. That should be your same reaction because you need to put country over party. You need to put humanity and decency over party.”

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over revoking foreign student visas

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Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, seeking to block a new rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities move all courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two universities filed a lawsuit in federal court in Boston asking for an emergency temporary restraining order on the new directive issued by the government on Monday.

"We will pursue this case vigorously so that our international students - and international students at institutions across the country - can continue their studies without the threat of deportation," Harvard President Lawrence Bacow wrote in a statement addressed to the Harvard community.

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Rat pack: rodents feel peer-pressure to be helpful, says study

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Rats are less likely to assist a fellow rodent in need if other members of their group are being unhelpful, according to a study that sheds new light on the so-called "bystander effect."

Peggy Mason, a neurobiologist at the University of Chicago and the senior author, told AFP the findings helped explain certain human behaviors such as why police officers fail to intervene when one of their own is engaging in brutality.

In an experiment published in Science Advances on Wednesday, scientists found that when a rat encountered a distressed peer in a restrainer, they were generally interested in opening a door and rescuing them.

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New Lincoln Project ad tells voters to remember the Republicans who enabled Trump’s ‘circus of incompetence’

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In their latest ad, the anti-Trump conservative group The Lincoln Project targeted not the president, but Senate Republicans who have sat by and enabled him.

"Some day soon, the time of Trump will pass," said the narrator. "This circus of incompetence, corruption, and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump's Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he has done. They'll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes. Ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice, and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation."

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