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‘Loopholes, loopholes!’: Colorado GOP senator ridiculed at town hall after proposing cutting business taxes

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R_CO) received, “an earful of dissent” at a Friday event town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Gardner spoke to about 250 people at Colorado Mesa University, The Daily Sentinel reports.

“Gardner’s update on his proposal to move the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction drew scattered applause but when he asked how many in the audience supported single payer health care, the room erupted in cheers,” The Daily Sentinel noted.

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“And they applauded when he said he supported the investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into allegations of collusion between the Russians and President Donald Trump,” The Daily Sentinel explained. “Audience members held up pink and green strips of paper signifying whether they agreed or disagreed with Gardner, frequently turning the hall pink with waving signs of disagreement.”

“Cutting the corporate income tax also got a cold reception, with audience members shouting out, ‘Loopholes, loopholes!’ when Gardner said the 35 percent rate should be reduced,” The Daily Sentinel noted. “Several Grand Junction police officers and private security personnel lined the walls of the room and one man was escorted out of the hall after a confrontation with a staff member from another congressional office.”

Health care was a big part of the town hall.

“Gardner asked the audience if they support single-payer insurance. He estimated about 95 percent of the crowd raised their hands,” the Vail Daily reported.

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Watch the Fox 21 News report on Sen. Gardner’s town hall.


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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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