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‘How pathetic is that?’: Bernie Sanders blasts Trump for stripping millions of healthcare to ‘win political points’

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The most popular Senator in America blasted Republicans for trying to take away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans.

“We want to see it fail, we want to see millions of people to lose their health insurance so we can win some political points,” is how Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) described Republican efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

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“How pathetic is that for a President of the United States to say?” Sanders asked CNN host Anderson Cooper.

“The American people know what’s going on. You, Mr. President and your Republican colleagues will be held accountable,” Sanders predicted.

Earlier in the show, Cooper had asked Senator Sanders to defend a tweet pointing out thousands could die from Trumpcare.

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“What study after study shows is that many many thousands of people will die. Republicans don’t like to hear it,” Sanders reminded. “If they don’t want to hear it than they shouldn’t pass legislation that would do exactly that.”

Sanders didn’t just criticize the bill, but the process.

“You can’t write a bill behind closed doors, without any public hearings and without any serious debate,” he complained.

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Sanders also updated Cooper on the confusion over the status of Trumpcare in the Senate.

“Anderson, I think I can say without any hesitancy that there’s nobody in the United States Senate who has a clue what is going on or what will go on,” Senator Sanders admitted.

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“What happened today with the tie-breaking vote by the Vice President is that we’re going to proceed,” Sanders explained. “So I think nobody quite knows where we are, but I was disappointed that only two Republicans had the guts to say no to this disastrous process.”

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Melania Trump statue torched near her Slovenian hometown: report

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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that a wooden statue of First Lady Melania Trump carved from a tree outside her hometown in Slovenia last year has been burned to the ground.

"The artist who had commissioned the sculpture, Brad Downey, had the statue removed on July 5," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "Downey, who is American but works out of Berlin, had hoped his statue of the first lady would create dialogue about American politics, given that Melania Trump is an immigrant married to a president who seeks to stem immigration. Though the investigation is still pending, Downey said he hopes to interview the perpetrators for an upcoming exhibition."

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FBI investigating Chinese businessman who bankrolled media company linked to Steve Bannon

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A Wall Street Journal expose revealed that a Chinese businessman is under investigation by the FBI after he used funds to bankroll a media company with ties to a former aide to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon.

"Federal Bureau of Investigation national security agents in recent months have asked people who know both men for information on Mr. Guo’s activities, including the source of funds of a media company linked to him that hired Mr. Bannon in 2018 as a consultant, the people said," according to the Journal. "As recently as last week, the FBI met with one person familiar with the companies tied to Mr. Guo, the people said. The probe has been underway for more than six months, and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn have been involved.

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Lady Antebellum changed their name for racial sensitivity — now they’re suing the Black singer who already used the name

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In June, as the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd killing pushed many groups and organizations to examine the racial connotations of their brands, the country music group Lady Antebellum announced they were changing their name to "Lady A" to remove reference to the slavery period of Southern history.

There was just one problem: an African-American blues singer in Seattle, Anita White, already went by that name. Now, according to Pitchfork, the band is going to court for the right to use the trademark.

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