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Republicans set to confirm Trump-nominated federal judge who compared abortion to slavery

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It was only a matter of time before people began publishing receipts on President Donald Trump’s federal judge nominees — and his pick for the 6th circuit court is a doozy.

According to HuffPost, Judge John Bush, who is up for a lifetime appointment presiding over the 6th circuit court, once compared abortion to slavery and called them “the two greatest tragedies in our country” on his extremely right-wing blog where he wrote under the pseudonym “G. Morris.”

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Last month, Bush was grilled by the Senate about his controversial blog and told Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that he “regretted” many of the opinions expressed there and claimed he wouldn’t let his opinions taint his rulings from the bench.

Bush’s confirmation, which the Daily Beast calls a “foregone conclusion,” is staunchly opposed by liberal groups like NARAL Pro-Choice, whose members were seen wearing “Who is G. Morris?” shirts during his Senate testimony last month. He was also the subject of the #StopBush hashtag.

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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