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Morning Joe rips Fox News ‘goons’ turning GOP into Trump ‘personality cult’

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted Fox News “goons” for turning against staunchly conservative Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) after his rebuke of President Donald Trump.

The “Morning Joe” host pointed out that Flake had espoused Tea Party ideals before that political movement even existed, and he said Sean Hannity and other Fox News hosts couldn’t be taken seriously for claiming the senator wasn’t sufficiently conservative.

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“Jeff Flake, who is supposed to be this big liberal, that some goons over at Fox News — I won’t mention his name — are attacking, Jeff Flake has a 96 percent lifetime conservative rating,” Scarborough said.

He said the Republican Party was committing “political suicide” by turning into a “personality cult” for the president.

“When Jeff Flake becomes too liberal for your party, your party is headed towards the tar pits,” Scarborough said.

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Economist sides with Greta Thunberg over Steve Mnuchin: She’s simply talking ‘Economics 101’

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made headlines this Thursday after he took a dig at teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying that she should study economics in college before she comments about investors and fossil fuel stocks. Taking Mnuchin's comments, the Washington Post's Philip Bump asked an actual economist for his thoughts, and according to Gernot Wagner, Thunberg is basically citing Economics 101.

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Lindsey Graham screeches at reporters over impeachment: Trump ‘did nothing wrong in his mind’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close ally of President Donald Trump, on Thursday complained that the president's impeachment trial should end QUICKLY because the American people "need a break."

"I love Joe Biden but I can tell you if the name was Trump, there would be a lot of questions asked," Graham said moments before House managers were expected to argue for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. "I want the public to understand, the claim Democrats are making -- there's no there there."

According to Graham, if Trump "thought he was doing something wrong, he would probably shut up about it."

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The absurd antics of Trump’s lawyers have turned the Senate trial into a bad episode of the Twilight Zone

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It’s hard to pick out the best moment for Absurdity around the impeachment trial.  In this Twilight Zone-like courtroom reality, there are simply too many choices for Most Absurd.

Like the Oscars, the undramatic competition for the award leans unduly on older, white men, particularly those with preordained decisions already in mind before any outcome.

Certainly, the top three must include continuing claims by Republican senators that they have not learned anything new – after having voted 11 times to deny the admission of new evidence or witnesses beyond the transcripts of the House committee hearings that had led to an impeachment vote.

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