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‘Violence of any kind is unacceptable’: Bernie Sanders condemns shooting in ‘strongest possible terms’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) condemned Wednesday’s mass shooting at an early-morning Republican baseball practice, even as he acknowledged that it appeared the shooter was one of Sanders’ supporters.

“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered for my campaign,” Sanders said. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”

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Sanders then went on to say that there is no place for political violence anywhere in his movement.

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” he said. “Real change can only come about through non-violent action, and anything else runs against our deeply held American values.”

Sanders then offered condolences to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), along with the congressional staffers and Capitol Hill police officers who were shot.

Watch the video of Sanders below.

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Mulvaney’s ‘astonishing public act of legal self-destruction’ can be used against Trump: ex-prosecutor

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In the opening segment on CNN's "New Day," former prosecutor Elie Honig claimed he was stunned by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's press conference on Thursday, saying he just handed prosecutors all they need to go after President Donald Trump.

Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, the former prosecutor  could only describe Mulvaney's presser, where he admitted that the administration was indulging in quid pro quo negotiations with foreign governments to get dirt on political opponents, as an "astonishing public act of legal and strategic self-destruction."

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Why key Senate Republicans should be terrified as Trump drags the party down

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Incumbent Republican senators in swing states and blue states find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, criticizing President Donald Trump can result in a burdensome GOP primary battle; on the other hand, being perceived as pro-Trump can be the kiss of death in places where Trump is unpopular. And according to a report by Eli Yokley for Morning Consult’s website, things aren’t getting any better for incumbent GOP senators who are considered vulnerable in the 2020 election.

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‘It was nutso’: Devin Nunes reportedly made himself look ridiculous by obsessing over the Steele Dossier in Ukraine hearing

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While the House Intelligence Committee is spearheading impeachment with its investigation into President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal, it seems Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California can’t stop obsessing about the Steele Dossier.

According to the Daily Beast, the ranking member of the committee launched into an exchange during the closed impeachment inquiry hearings about the dossier on Thursday with Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who is at the center of the Ukraine scandal. He was a point person in Trump’s efforts to get the Ukrainians to announce an investigation into the 2016 election as well as former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for favorable treatment from the White House.

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