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Trump says ‘I love conflict’ after Conway gets popped for lawbreaking: ‘I like watching it, I like seeing it’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he loved the conflicts in the White House after staffer Kellyanne Conway was found to have violated the Hatch Act by using federal resources to support Republican candidates.

At a press conference with Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Trump called on a reporter from the Daily Caller, who asked whether the president expected other people to leave the White House.

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Trump, however, refused to say whether he expected other staffers to quit or be fired.

“The White House has tremendous energy, tremendous spirit, it is a great place to be working,” he insisted. “Many, many people want every single job. [People say], oh gee, maybe people don’t want to work for Trump. Believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House. They all want a piece of that Oval Office. They all want a piece of the West Wing.”

“I like conflict,” the president added. “And I certainly have that and then I make a decision. But I like watching it, I like seeing it.”

Watch the video below from CNN.

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American exceptionalism is killing the planet

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Ever since 2007, when I first started writing for TomDispatch, I’ve been arguing against America’s forever wars, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that, despite my more than 60 articles, American blood is still being spilled in war after war across the Greater Middle East and Africa, even as foreign peoples pay a far higher price in lives lost and cities ruined. And I keep asking myself: Why, in this century, is the distinctive feature of America's wars that they never end? Why do our leaders persist in such repetitive folly and the seemingly eternal disasters that go with it?

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Joni Ernst accused of involvement in ‘dark money’ re-election scheme: report

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According to a report from the Associated Press, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has been accused of illegally working with an outside group to help her re-election prospects in a tough 2020 fight with Donald Trump on the ballot.

According to AP: "An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law."

"Iowa Values, a political nonprofit that is supposed to be run independently, was co-founded in 2017 by Ernst’s longtime consultant, Jon Kohan. It shares a fundraiser, Claire Holloway Avella, with the Ernst campaign," the report continued. "And a condo owned by a former aide — who was recently hired to lead the group — was used as Iowa Values’ address at a time when he worked for her."

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What makes Christmas movies so popular

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If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone. Holiday movies have become firmly embedded in Americans’ winter celebrations.

The New York Times reports a massive increase in new holiday movies this year. Disney, Netflix, Lifetime and Hallmark are now in direct competition for viewers’ attention, with both new releases and reruns of the classics.

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