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Fox’s Tomi Lahren admits she has no idea why players are protesting — but she’s still furiously angry

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Fox News personality Tomi Lahren this week went off on another tirade against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality in the United States — despite admitting that she didn’t understand why they were protesting in the first place.

While appearing on Fox Tuesday evening, Lahren demanded that NFL players tell her the exact reason they are taking a knee during the national anthem before the start of football games.

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“This is a serious question I have for these players that are, in fact, kneeling, because there are so many at this point,” she began. “What exactly are you kneeling for, and why, exactly, have you chosen the flag and the anthem to do it?”

Instead of inviting a kneeling NFL player onto the show to respond to Lahren’s question, Lahren simply answered the question herself.

“I bet if we asked 100 players, we’d get 100 different answers,” she explained. “And I would like to ask those same players, ‘What would it take for you to then stand and respect the flag and the anthem,’ and again, you’d probably get 100 different answers.”

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So long, Steve King: 9-term white supremacist GOP congressman from Iowa loses primary

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U.S. Congressman Steve King, a nine-term Republican of Iowa, has just lost his primary to a GOP challenger. It's a huge fall from grace: In 2014 The Des Moines Register labeled the former earth-moving company founder a "presidential kingmaker."

But his racist, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic remarks and disturbing ties to far right radical European politicians – including one he endorsed who has ties to a neo-Nazi, finally caught up with him.

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When the president’s son-in-law truly was a great success

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For many Americans, the idea of the president tasking his son-in-law with solving national, even international, crises, seems problematic, if not absurd. But it happened once before and turned out to be the kind of “great success story” our current first family wants us to believe in again. Slightly over a century ago, as the US mobilized for the First World War, the nation faced devastating breakdowns of its financial and transport systems. In response, President Woodrow Wilson leaned heavily on his talented and experienced Treasury Secretary, William McAdoo, who just happened to be his son-in-law. Looking back at this episode tells us a lot about what makes for successful emergency management at the highest levels of government.

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Here are 7 ways Donald Trump is just like Henry Ford — and why that’s not good for American democracy

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On May 21, speaking at the Ford Motor Company’s Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Donald Trump paid his latest homage to Henry Ford, lauding the family’s “good bloodlines” with Ford’s great grandson sitting in the front row.

Ford, like Trump, was obsessed with bloodlines—with the idea that race and genetic origins determined who counted as the “best people.”

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