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‘It just sounds so crazy!’: MSNBC’s Jean-Pierre wipes out conservative’s defense of GOP shutdown tactics

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Pundit Karine Jean-Pierre acted like she couldn’t believe her ears on Saturday when Washington Times writer Jen Kerns said that for the Democratic Party to hew to the cause of the Dreamers is “identity politics” and that it will cost them independent voters in the 2018 midterm elections.

“It just sounds so crazy,” said Jean-Pierre. “That makes no sense at all. How is it that Democrats are responsible for this? The Republicans own everything in Washington. This is a basic civics lesson.”

“Which branch of government do the Democrats run?” she demanded. “None. Which branch of the government does Chuck Schumer run?”

“It just doesn’t make any sense,” she continued, then Kerns tried to interrupt.

“Wait, no, let me finish,” Jean-Pierre said. “You just went off on this ‘What you thought Democrats would need to be worried about, let me finish, here.”

She pointed out that if Republicans cared about the kids whose healthcare they’re threatening, they could have voted on it “months ago,” but instead they’ve chosen to “take those 9 million CHIP kids hostage.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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