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‘F*ck cancer’: Politicians and journalists rally behind John McCain after brain cancer diagnosis

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Immediately after news broke that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had been diagnosed with brain cancer, journalists and politicians alike rushed to offer their condolences and support to the one-time presidential nominee.

“John McCain has been a fighter all his life and this is just the latest challenge. We are praying for his speedy recovery,” McCain’s colleague, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted.

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“If anyone can fight through this, it’s your dad,” journalist Mike Tracy tweeted at Meghan McCain. “All of AZ is rooting for him, our thoughts are with you.”

“No matter what your party affiliation is, I think most of us can agree Senator McCain has sacrificed a lot for his country,” journalist Yashar Ali said.

Read some of the best responses to McCain’s sad news below.

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‘Horde of clueless angry white men’: Internet mocks Matt Gaetz for leading a raid on a secure impeachment hearing

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On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) led a gang of two dozen conservative lawmakers as they barged into a classified evidence meeting in the impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump.

Gaetz — who is not a member of the Intelligence Committee but has demanded the right to review sensitive evidence as if he is one — received scorn from commenters on social media for his stunt:

This is their plan? I’m so fucking relieved we’re up against Matt Gaetz.

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BUSTED: Newly uncovered White House budget docs undercut one of Trump’s last defenses in Ukraine scandal

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President Donald Trump's insistence that he only pushed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden because he was concerned about "corruption" has been one of his primary defenses against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

However, the Washington Post has uncovered some White House budget documents that directly undercut the president's defense.

According to the Post, the Trump administration "has sought repeatedly to cut foreign aid programs tasked with combating corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere overseas" even though the White House has insisted that it is laser-focused on promoting good governance in the country.

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‘Beyond parody’: Matt Gaetz and dozens of his GOP colleagues try to barge into secret hearing in latest anti-impeachment stunt

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On Wednesday, a group of right-wing representatives led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to storm into a secure facility for classified information being used as part of the impeachment proceedings, demanding to be informed of the process.

They are almost certain to be ejected because they are not members of the committees reviewing the evidence.

Reporters reacted with astonishment at the stunt:

More than two dozen House conservatives rail on Schiff and the process outside the closed impeachment proceedings, and have now entered the SCIF - and they are bound to be kicked out bc they don’t serve on the three committees conducting the probe. It is being led by Matt Gaetz

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