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‘Shame on you’: San Francisco activists enraged as progressives replace acting mayor London Breed with Mark Farrell

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In a late night vote at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a second interim mayor was selected after the untimely death of Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Interim mayor London Breed, a black female who ascended upon Lee’s death, was passed over for Supervisor Mark Farrell, a white male who represents the neighborhoods of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow.

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“I heard the emotion in the room — I was there as well, I felt it also,” Mayor Farrell acknowledged.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that activists chanted “shame on you” before the vote. The June election to fill the seat of Lee will be the first competitive mayoral race in the city since 2003.

Long-time San Francisco City Hall reporter Joe Eskanazi explained the complicated racial and policy divisions at stake.

“The optics here are so bad they border on evil. Breed’s incensed supporters shouted down the proceedings for a good 10 minutes; the room was cleared and, after the meeting was subsequently curtailed, the supes were escorted back to their offices by sheriff’s deputies,” Eskanazi reported.

“There’s a saying in politics that when you’re explaining, you’re losing,” Eskanazi explained. “Quintuple that when a Caucasian person attempts to explain to Breed’s largely black, largely female — and extraordinarily fervent — backers that what happened tonight wasn’t racist and regressive.”

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In San Francisco, the only worse optics may be a politician who sides with billionaire political investor Ron Conway.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin explained, “the more Ron Conway openly became the kingmaker for London, the more people like me who have come to respect her and work with her very well became more and more reticent.”

The Board of Supervisors vote on interim mayor was interrupted by protesters.

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Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report

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On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.

"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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