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GOP strategist hilariously nails why Laura Ingraham stepped in it with Parkland teens: ‘She has the right to be stupid’

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The advertising boycott roiling Fox News over personality Laura Ingraham was a self-inflicted mistake, a MSNBC panel explained on Saturday.

“Laura Ingraham is taking a week-long hiatus from her Fox News show, which she says was a preplanned Easter vacation,” MSNBC anchor Alex Witt reported. “This as advertisers take a more permanent break from her program after Ingraham mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg.”

Witt put a graphic on screen showing companies who had ceased advertising on the Ingraham Angle, including Office Depot, Expedia, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Hulu and Trip Advisor.

“This is not the first time that Ingraham has courted controversy,” Witt reminded. “She told LeBron James just to shut up and dribble.”

“So why even pick a fight with a school shooting victim?” Witt asked Republican strategist Evan Siegfried.

“Well, the First Amendment gives Laura Ingraham the right to be stupid and pick fights that she shouldn’t be picking,” Siegfried admitted. “I don’t think she should have made that tweet, I don’t think she should have been picking that fight with LeBron James.

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“This is a pattern that many right-wing hosts have undertaken,” former Hillary Clinton aide Adrienne Elrod suggested. “They’ll go out, say something to the extreme that generates excitement and enthusiasm among the right-wing base in their viewers and then they apologize and they basically get to go back on air and move forward as if nothing happened.”

“The thing that we’re finally seeing now is that advertisers are coming forward and saying, ‘You know what? We don’t care if this impacts our bottom line, we’re pulling our ads from this program because we absolutely cannot stand with the host who will say this sort of extreme things,'” she continued. “That’s where you’ll see the trajectory of this pattern change.”

“People like Laura Ingraham, propping up the Second Amendment and propping the NRA for decades are now realizing, ‘oh my gosh, these 17-year-old kids are far more effective messengers than we are!’ I think they’re having a difficult time coming to terms with it and that’s why you’re seeing them say this extreme things,” Elrod concluded.

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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Retired admiral could pose serious threat if he decides to run against Iowa Republican: report

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On Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that Ret. Adm. Michael Franken is in talks with state and national Democrats about challenging GOP Sen. Joni Ernst.

Franken, who has served as Deputy for Military Operations for AFRICOM, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy, hails from Sioux Center, a town in the deeply conservative northwest part of the state.

Ernst, who first gained national attention for her 2014 campaign ad about castrating hogs, is a reliable vote for President Donald Trump in the Senate, and the president's poor approval ratings in Iowa have left Democrats hopeful that they can defeat her.

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