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Missouri Democratic fundraiser shouted racial epithets and fired gun on employees at two businesses: police

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Matthew Lieberman, a prominent Missouri Democratic fundraiser, was arrested on multiple felony charges Thursday after allegedly shouting racial epithets and firing a hand gun at a gas station and Jack in the Box on Tuesday.

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, authorities say just after 11 p.m. on Nov. 28, Lieberman, 38, pulled a gun on a person at the Amoco gas station on Highway 40 in St. Louis. Bullet casings recovered at the scene match Lieberman’s gun, which police say the suspect can be seen holding in surveillance footage of the gas station.

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Shortly after, authorities say Lieberman went to a Jack in the Box restaurant and shouted racial slurs at people working there. According to the Dispatch, “[Lieberman] discharged a gun several times from a Mercedes sedan.”

The Democratic fundraiser is charged with multiple felonies, including hate crime enhancement stemming from his “conduct and use of epithets,” which authorities say “indicate his actions to be motivated by race.

Court documents indicate Lieberman is a recovering opioid addict. In 2016, he sued a doctor for overprescribing pain relievers, claiming he suffered “immense mental and physical distress” from his addiction.

The Dispatch reports Lieberman and his former wife dropped the lawsuit after the hospital denied wrongdoing.

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Is Trump a master of ‘3-D chess’? Expert says nope

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Politics is often conceived as a type of game. To win, a person or group must amass more power than the other players in order to advance their own goals. Victory can be achieved through cooperation with the other players, domination over them or some combination of the two.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Alternatively, a person or group can decide not to participate in this current version of politics, while they seek to invent their own game with different rules.

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Watch Rudy Giuliani’s stunning confession that he has been pressuring Ukraine officials for dirt on Biden

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Attorney for the president Rudy Giuliani gave a combative, belligerent and downright incoherent interview on CNN Thursday evening, raving about a ballooning scandal involving Donald Trump and Ukraine.

Giuliani and Trump have apparently been pressuring the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a probe that could help the president’s re-election campaign. That massive scandal had been unfurling on its own for months, but it blew up Thursday when multiple reports revealed that a mysteriously suppressed whistleblower complaint in the intelligence community reportedly concerns Trump’s conduct and the country of Ukraine.

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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