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Anti-vaxxers rally around Texas GOP candidate who backs bizarre plan to build libertarian ocean cities

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The movement against mandatory vaccinations is rallying around a Republican state congressional candidate in Texas who also is a key player in a bizarre plan to build independent libertarian cities in the middle of the ocean.

As the Texas Observer reports, anti-vaxxer organization Texans for Vaccine Choice has endorsed Republican candidate Susanna Dokupil to represent the district of West University Place in this year’s GOP primary against incumbent Rep. Sarah Davis.

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Although Dokupil insists that she isn’t against vaccinations on a personal level, she has won support from anti-vaxxers after she told Texans for Vaccine Choice last year that “we believe in what you’re doing, we believe in parental choice and your cause and we will fight with you.”

In addition to her work with anti-vaxxers, Dokupil is also a board member of the Seasteading Institute, an organization once backed by Trump supporter Peter Thiel that aims to build a floating libertarian utopia in the middle of the ocean.

Dokupil’s primary rival, Rep. Sarah Davis, says she is confident she will prevail, but adds that she isn’t taking anything for granted.

“If I were to somehow lose this primary and they take credit for defeating a vaccine advocate, then their strength would grow because they would feel empowered,” Davis tells the Observer. “And other members would probably think twice about wanting to get involved in advancing good, sound public policy dealing with vaccines. I think the ramifications are big.”

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Chuck Todd burns down GOP’s Ron Johnson’s Ukraine excuses: ‘You seem to blame this on everybody but the president’

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A clearly exasperated Chuck Todd was forced to talk over a loud and filibustering Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Sunday morning for once again pushing Ukraine conspiracies and arguing over whether Donald Trump wanted the president of Ukraine to attack former Vice President Joe Biden on his behalf.

Having let Johnson throw out several scenarios and try and spread the blame around, Todd, finally cut in to say, "You seem to blame this on everybody but the president. It was the president’s actions."

"You’re blaming everybody else for the reason we’re in this situation, other than the president," Todd continued. "Isn’t the president’s own behavior, which raised all of these yellow and red flags, isn’t is that why we’re here?”

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I can ‘do anything I want, I’m a police officer’: Indiana cop fired after racially profiling black men in mall parking lot

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A white police officer working for Lawrence Township in Indiana has been fired after he was filmed accosting two black men sitting in their car outside of a Nordstrom Rack and accusing them of being "suspicious."

According to WTHR, Lawrence Township Deputy Constable Daryl Jones approached cousins Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham on the north side of Indianapolis but was filmed on a cellphone that eventually led to him losing his job.

The cousins stated that Jones racially profiled them and tried to run their car plates.

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GOP lawmaker goes on extended rant about Schiff to duck Tapper questions about Trump intimidating witnesses

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On Sunday morning House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) attempted to blow off questions by CNN's Jake Tapper over whether President Donald Trump was trying to intimidate former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch with a tweet during her testimony, choosing instead to attack committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for wanting to impeach the president.

Following a long interview where the State of the Union host had to correct the Ohio Republican's assertions multiple times -- with Tapper once flatly stating "That's not true" -- the CNN host asked about Trump's tweets that were immediately characterized as witness intimidation.

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