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‘Violence is an infliction of injustice’: MLK’s daughter implores GOP to reconsider healthcare after rampage

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The late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter, Bernice King, penned a moving essay on Wednesday that evoked her father’s mantra of nonviolent resistance to urge the nation to “[recognize] that we cannot achieve peace without peaceful means.”

King made the remarks in response to a mass shooting that occurred Wednesday morning at a Congressional baseball practice. The gunman reportedly harbored resentment towards Donald Trump, and targeted Republicans in the rampage.

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“This morning’s shooting and the responses to it were reminders that there are many forms of violence: gun violence, psychological violence, the violence of ignoring the needs of others, and, yes, legislative violence,” King wrote. “Violence, simply put, is a violation of another being, a denial of what is healthy and humane, an infliction of pain and injustice.”

King expanded on the notion of “legislative injustice,” arguing the government is “on the cusp of passing a healthcare act that would cause catastrophic health issues and could potentially cost people their lives. Their LIVES.”

“We are a nation where, as Rep. Scalise was in surgery this morning, MILLIONS were and are still struggling through the angst of whether or not and for how long they will have healthcare,” King said, noting she prays for the injured, but also “for the spiritual condition of this nation.”

“Now, more than ever, we have to elevate our thinking beyond what divides us so that we can determine, then cultivate, what will heal us,” King argued. “This is the question for us to answer and respond to with action: How can we begin to more fervently love each other, meaning being active forces for goodwill and humane conditions for each other?”

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“Now, more than ever, we must refuse to be governed by biases, hate and division,” King continued. “That includes recognizing that we cannot achieve peace without peaceful means. Those who are writing and passing laws that dictate tragedy for countless people can’t legitimately call for ‘peace’ in the midst of the turmoil that their actions cultivate. So, our laws and language must reflect the peace we seek.”

King urged the country “ build a ‘coalition of conscience’ and work on delivering this nation’s soul from the afflictions of hate and inhumanity.”

“We need a critical mass of people, representing the differences that we currently allow to divide us, to join together to begin the work of turning our nation [and our world] right side up,” King concluded.

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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