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‘His credibility is shot’: Kamala Harris torches Jeff Sessions for bringing up slavery in defense of DOJ’s ‘war on California’

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for attempting to use slavery to rationalize Donald Trump administration attacks on Californians.

Sessions’ Department of Justice sued California over so-called “sanctuary city” laws. Sessions escalated his attacks by accusing California of ‘secession’ and citing slavery.

“There is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) charged. “It’s not wise, it’s not right and it will not stand.”

“Attorney General Sessions compared California’s actions — quite intentionally I think — to the actions of the slave states in nullification and secession during the Civil War,” Hayes noted as Sen. Harris chucked. “What do you say to that?”

“Indeed, indeed he did,” Harris replied. “Listen, as far as I’m concerned, Jeff Sessions should be advised — and I’ll advise him right now — that it’s a bad idea, for him, to start talking about anything to do with the history of slavery or reconstruction or the Civil War in the United States.”

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“His credibility is pretty much shot on those issues,” Sen. Harris reminded.

“But on the topic at hand, Chris, I think Jerry Brown is absolutely right. This administration and Jeff Sessions in particular have clearly put a target on the back of California,” Harris noted. “And California’s going to fight.”

Before election to the Senate, Harris served two terms as California Attorney General and was San Francisco’s District Attorney.

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“It’s hypocrisy at its height. Again, I think there’s a distraction in that they’re trying to suggest that this is about the constitution when in fact, what they’re doing is playing politics,” Harris charged. “They’re playing politics and they’re playing politics with California.”

“This Attorney General is doing that — and he’s going to lose,” Sen. Harris predicted.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

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Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence at Yale School of Medicine. She helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She is author of the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and editor of the New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

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This word is the single biggest tipoff that Trump is lying

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President Donald Trump exhibits a verbal tic that gives away some of his biggest whoppers.

The president tells demonstrable lies on a daily basis, but it's a "flashing red light" that he's lying when he recounts someone calling him "sir," according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

"Trump has told false 'sir' stories on all manner of subjects: health care, the Middle East, the courts, unions and -- just last week -- both tariffs and social media," Dale wrote. "But no genre of Trump story is more reliably sir-heavy than his collection of suspiciously similar tales about macho men breaking into tears of gratitude in his presence."

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