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John Oliver rips homophobe Mike Pence — and does something amazing with his pet rabbit Marlon Bundo

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As the noose continues to tighten on Donald Trump, John Oliver looked forward a bit with a deep profile of Mike Pence.

Not only is Mike Pence is the only person Trump can’t fire, he’s an extremist who opposes women in the military, supports gay conversion therapy and supported a law that would legalize discrimination against gay people.

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Despite being a Christian, Pence is just as dishonest as Trump—when Pence was confronted about Trump’s bald-faced lying about winning the popular vote, Pence called it “refreshing.”

Omarosa Manigault, who spent time with both in the White House, says people would miss trump if Pence ended up in office.

“We’d be begging for Trump back if Mike Pence became president,” she said. “He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things that are… I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.'”

Monday is a big day for Pence, as his wife and daughter become published authors with the release of a children’s book about his pet bunny.

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Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President tells the story of the life the vice president as he battles to take away people’s constitutional rights.

By coincidence, a second Marlon Bundo book will be coming out tomorrow, courtesy of John Oliver. It’s called a A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and stars a gay bunny who battles an evil stinkbug to secure his right to marry. You can buy that here, with proceeds supporting two charities.

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Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?

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The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.

"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.

The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."

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White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting

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Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.

King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.

A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.

https://twitter.com/corinne_perkins/status/1162806565109473280

Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/sedespres/status/1162811223186006018

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Democrats could flip the Texas state house in 2020 — and reshape the national map

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Blue Texas? Democrats have long dreamt of winning Texas’s 38 electoral votes in the presidential election. That may still be a long shot, but a recent “Texodus” from Congress has given new talk to a political transformation across the Lone Star State that could have massive ramifications down the ballot and for decades to come.

This article was originally posted at Salon.

Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.

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