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‘How dare you!’: Parkland students rail against NRA and Republicans on ‘Real Time’

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Parkland students David Hogg and Cameron Kasky told “Real Time” host Bill Maher that the reason they want a national #MarchForOurLives rally is because they want people to know that they shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Instead, politicians should be afraid of those who vote for them.

“We want Americans to stop being afraid of demanding our politicians to take action. They work for us, we don’t work for them. The #MarchForOurLives is us coming out and saying to our employees, you guys suck at your job,” Kasky said.

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Hogg noted that the Tallahassee politicians gave them the run-around and tried to switch the conversation of banning assault weapons to talk about family values and pornography.

Maher was shocked that the leaders did something so incredibly stupid.

“I said they should stop looking at that stuff and start looking at our lives,” Hogg said.

Kasky said that many have called them out for “not knowing what we’re talking about” but until they’ve had to be on the other end of an AR-15 they have nothing to talk about.

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“They’re trying to say we don’t know what we’re talking about. Well, until you’ve been on the receiving end of an AR-15 — Look, Wayne LaPierre, Dana Loesch, I don’t know if you’ve ever had to deal with that. But as far as I know, that’s not the case. We’ve been locked in a classroom. We’ve seen our friends text their parents goodbye. We are the experts! We know exactly what we’re talking about! How dare you tell us we don’t know what we’re talking about!” he exclaimed.

Hogg noted that the reason things are different this time is that the students are talking about these issues not from the perspective of political parties but as survivors.

“We kept reminding people that this isn’t about us. This isn’t about Democrats and Republicans. This is about Americans and those 17 individuals that lost their loves that day,” Hogg said.

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Kasky said that as children of law enforcement officers who have guns in their homes, they’re not coming to take people’s guns.

“We are just kids begging for our lives getting murdered in our classrooms,” he said.

Maher argued that gun control advocates have to go after the Second Amendment because the U.S. treats it like a “right” while other nations treat it as a privilege.

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Hogg confessed that the White House called him the day before the listening session and he hung up on them. He said that he would be at the CNN town hall and asked President Donald Trump to join them.

“To all of the generations before us, we sincerely accept your apology for f*cking up our country,” Kasky closed by saying.

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Trump lies to the press about his massive tax increasing while departing to France for the G7 Summit

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President Donald Trump was caught repeating inaccurate claims when he spoke to reporters before boarding Marine One for his trip to France for the G7 Summit.

"I think our tariffs are very good for us. We're taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it," Trump argued.

In reality, China is not paying for the tariffs, which are paid by American importers and passed on to consumers, making the announcement a massive tax increase on Americans.

"Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don't understand that yet," Trump argued.

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Bill Maher presents ’25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller’ on Real Time

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The host of HBO's "Real Time" presented "25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller" on Friday.

"In high school, I was voted 'Most Likely to Comb My Mummified Mother's Hair,'" was one item.

"I think tacos are stealing jobs from hamburgers," was another.

"I'm a Cancer. I don't know my astrological sign," was a third.

"The worst part about my car smelling like wet dogs, is that I don't own dogs," was a fourth.

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Bill Maher dances on David Koch’s grave: ‘I’m glad he’s dead and I hope the end was painful’

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher celebrated the death of right-wing billionaire David Koch, who died of prostate cancer.

"I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher said.

"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running," he said.

"I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market," Maher said. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers -- for decades."

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