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Charles Barkley warns Alabamans have been ‘brainwashed’ to support Roy Moore ahead of rally for Doug Jones

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Basketball legend Charles Barkley is campaigning for Doug Jones, Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger for Alabama’s open Senate seat — and he thinks Alabamans have been duped into supporting the twice-fired former chief justice.

In an interview with AL.com, Barkley said Alabama voters have been “brainwashed” into supporting the controversial GOP candidate.

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“All you have to do is talk about God and say you don’t like homosexuals … and abortion,” Barkley, who claims to identify as neither a Democrat or Republican, said.

Barkley said it’s “unbelievable” that Moore has gotten so far amid allegations from several women that Moore had or pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he in his 30’s.

“You couldn’t make it up. If somebody sent you a script, with all he’s done and said, you wouldn’t believe he could still be in the race,” the NBA hall-of-famer and Auburn alum said. “To me it’s silliness that this guy’s trying to win.”

“I don’t want this guy representing my state,” Barkley, an Alabama native, concluded.

 

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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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