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The View shuts down S. E. Cupp for trying to drag Monica Lewinsky into the Stormy Daniels scandal

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Conservative commentator S. E. Cupp on ABC's 'The View' (Screen capture)

Conservative commentator S. E. Cupp met stiff resistance from most of the panelists on ABC’s “The View” on Friday when she said that people who are dwelling on President Donald Trump’s purported liaison with adult film star Stormy Daniels should be giving equal time to Monica Lewinsky.

“Don’t you want her on the show?” co-host Joy Behar asked about Daniels. “I want her here.”

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Daniels, said Cupp, is “playing the hand she was dealt. What bothers me, though, in giving her this platform, Monica Lewinsky was caught having an affair with a president. Who’s going to interview her? I’d love to see someone her. Her life was ruined.”

“She’s been interviewed a hundred times,” said Behar. “She’s been on this show.”

In fact, Lewinsky was considered for a co-host slot on “The View” in 2015.

“But Bill Clinton isn’t the president anymore,” said Sunny Hostin. “The president is Donald Trump, so it’s much more relevant at the very least.”

Cupp said that until “the left” answers for how former President Bill Clinton’s accusers were treated, “you can’t say he’s not president anymore.”

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Bill Clinton stepped down at the end of his term in January of 2001 when President George W. Bush was inaugurated.

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The FDA repeatedly stood up to Trump on coronavirus — and even won some victories: NYT

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President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly tried to undermine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) and now, with just two weeks until Election Day, the world is learning more about the behind-the-scenes battles that have shaken these governmental entities to the core.

Approximately two weeks after Trump's release from Walter Reed Medical Center, there is no "cure," as the president stated, and he is not "immune." No one is immune - and there is no successful vaccine, regardless of how much Trump claims one will arrive before Nov. 3. The F.D.A. published the guidelines in briefing materials to an advisory committee that will discuss them on Thursday, effectively making them official. To be clear, the F.D.A.has not approved Trump's miraculous cure of a cocktail - even though he has claimed differently.

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America is on pace for record-shattering early voter turnout — including in critical states: report

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On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that voters are casting early ballots in numbers on track to set a historic record — including in some critical battleground states.

"Early-voting counts suggest a record level of civic participation before Election Day. The tens of millions of ballots already cast show highly enthusiastic voters are making sure their votes are counted amid a pandemic," said the report.

15.8 million people in battleground states have already voted, and in some states, like Michigan and Wisconsin, more people have voted early so far than did in the entire early voting period of 2016. In North Carolina, meanwhile, 2 million ballots have been cast — more than double the same amount at this point in 2016.

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Pro-Trump activist who claims he’s from the future will represent himself against federal charges for stealing NFL brain scans

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reported that Austin Steinbart — a QAnon activist controversial even within the pro-Trump conspiracy world — plans to act as his own attorney in an upcoming federal criminal case.

Some QAnon news: QAnon figure Austin Steinbart, who goes by the alias "Baby Q" and has claimed to be the leader of QAnon visiting from the future via time travel, just filed to act as his own attorney in a federal felony case. What could go wrong?

— Will Sommer (@willsommer) October 20, 2020

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