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‘Not sorry’: Trump campaign digital director doesn’t regret promoting Russian propaganda on Twitter

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Brad Parscale, who ran the Trump campaign’s digital operation in 2016, admitted this week that he was duped into retweeting a Russian propaganda account last year.

However, he isn’t sorry that he did so.

Yahoo News reports that Parscale, during an interview with reporter Mike Isikoff, blamed Twitter for the fact that he retweeted messages sent out by @TEN_GOP, a Twitter account that was deleted this year after it was exposed as a Russian intelligence operation. In particular, he said Twitter failed its users by not verifying that the account was set up by Tennessee Republicans as it had claimed to be.

“I wish Twitter would make that more obvious,” he told Isikoff.

That said, Parscale said that he’s “not sorry” about retweeting the Russian propaganda message because he agreed with its argument that the American news media regularly lies about Donald Trump.

“I was retweeting knowing that the media’s biased,” he said.

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Parscale did allow that it was “unfortunate” that he got fooled by a Russian propaganda account, but added that there was no point in showing regret for it now.

“I mean, I’m just — I can’t take back what I already tweeted,” he said. “I mean, yeah, it’s unfortunate.”

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‘Come heavily armed’: Oregon GOP lawmaker threatens state troopers over dispute with Dem governor

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On Wednesday, The Oregonian reported that GOP state Sen. Brian Boquist threatened to kill state troopers if they try to keep him in the Senate chamber to debate climate change legislation.

"I'm quotable, so here's the quote. This is what I told the [police] superintendent," said Boquist to reporters outside the Senate chamber. "Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It's just that simple."

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has made passing a climate change bill one of her top priorities. While Democrats control Oregon's legislature, Senate Republicans have enough votes to block legislation by walking out and denying a quorum — which they have done to stonewall this legislation.

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Nightmare scenario: Trump could lose by 5 million votes — but still win re-election by one electoral vote

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President Donald Trump could potentially win re-election next year by a single electoral vote.

In that nightmare scenario for Democrats, the president could lose the popular vote -- again -- but still narrowly eke out an electoral win by holding onto four states he carried in 2016, reported Axios.

Even if Democrats flip Michigan and Pennsylvania, increase their vote totals in California and come close to winning Texas -- which could give them 5 million more votes than Trump -- their candidate could still lose if Trump narrowly wins Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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Hope Hicks’ latest obstruction just gave the Democrats a major weapon: report

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Hope Hicks didn't provide much information for Democrats in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee -- but she may have cracked the stone wall the White House has built around former staffers.

President Donald Trump's former communications director -- and perhaps his most trusted aide outside his family -- claimed blanket immunity throughout her closed-door testimony, but Hicks still gave Democrats something in their legal battle against the White House, argued Margaret Carlson for The Daily Beast.

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