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‘Oh nein you didn’t!’: Internet horrified after German Olympic figure skater competes to ‘Schindler’s List’

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German figure skater Nicole Schott competed in the Olympics Thursday to music from the film “Schindler’s List,” and the internet was horrified.

It isn’t the first time a figure skater has used the music. In 2014, Yulia Lipnitskaya did her gold-medal-winning routine to the song as well. The 15-year-old drew cries from Twitter asking if “Schindler’s List on Ice” was coming to an arena near them.

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Given the heightened anti-Semitism, many wondered if perhaps it was best to curb the use of a song used to tell the story of a man who saved Jews from the Holocaust.

In another case, Yashar Ali of the Huffington Post, recalled Tatyana Navka, “the wife of Putin’s powerful spokesman Dmitry Peskov.” She and her partner performed a Holocaust themed performance during a competition in Russia. The two were dressed in stripped uniforms with the Star of David on their chest.

Watch a clip from Schott below:

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Trump took out DNI head Dan Coats to install a new acting director in charge of whistleblowers: CIA veteran

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," a longtime veteran CIA official said the whistleblower, who ran to the inspector general with a complaint about Donald Trump asking Ukraine's president for dirt on Joe Biden, should expect the president and his aides to come after them.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Jonna Mendez said she saw the first warnings signs that something was up in the U.S. intelligence community when the president forced DNI head Dan Coats and his top deputy out.

"Through the lens of someone who spent 27 years at the CIA, the thing that caught my eye instantly was Dan Coats' resignation follow by Sue Gordon," Mendez explained. "The fact that Dan Coats went into a meeting and said 'Sue, you've got to resign' and that she did, truncating a career that clearly hadn't reached its zenith."

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GOP’s cancellation of presidential primaries could blow up in Trump’s face — here’s why

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In recent weeks, Republican state party committees have been moving to cancel presidential primaries to prevent Never-Trump conservatives, like former Reps. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA), from challenging the president from the right. So far, Republicans in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, and South Carolina have all announced they will scrap the voting process for 2020.

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Nancy Pelosi faces serious challenges — but she’s failed miserably in two key ways

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As I wrote earlier this week, with its muddled messaging on impeachment, the House Democratic leadership may have figured out a way of both demoralizing the Democratic base and firing up Trump's supporters. It's a mess.

But fairness requires us to acknowledge an important fact: Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't have the votes to launch an official impeachment process. And it's not close. At present, The Washington Post's tally finds 137 members of the House in favor of launching an impeachment inquiry, with 92 opposed and 6 others not taking a position. Leadership can twist arms on a close vote, but when you're close to 100 votes shy of a majority, it's impossible to whip a measure across the finish line--especially one of such consequence.

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