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‘Our forefathers would have hung’ Obama: Trump official exposed for ‘Muslim terrorist’ conspiracy theories

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A senior official at the Department of Health and Human services has been exposed for running a conspiracy theory Twitter account, CNN reported Friday.

Ximena Barreto, who runs the “Republican Chick” Twitter account, joined President Donald Trump’s administration as deputy director of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Barreto was placed on “administrative leave” on Monday after some of her political punditry was exposed by Media Matters for America.

CNN has now completed a thorough review of her “Republican Chick” Twitter account. The protected account was being followed by over forty-nine thousand users as of press time.

Barreto reported retweeted an image saying “our forefathers would have hung” former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

She also allegedly labeled Obama a “traitor” and “Muslim terrorist.”

The account also pushed the so-called Seth Rich conspiracy theory.

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On at least five occasions, Barreto also tweeted using the hashtag #BanIslam.

Watch the initial expose:

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‘Awful new normal’: Anti-vaxxers have started physically confronting parents taking kids to get shots

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Anti-vaccination activists have taken a page from anti-abortion activists and have started standing outside clinics to physically confront people who are getting their children vaccinated.

NBC News reports that anti-vaxxers have decided that their online harassment and intimidation campaigns were not effective enough in dissuading parents from vaccinating their children, which is why they're now banking on face-to-face confrontations to get the job done.

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Why Trump’s plot to ‘investigate the investigators’ is going up in a puff of smoke

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For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump and Republican loyalists in Congress, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department officials would get to the bottom of an alleged conspiracy against the Trump presidency.

They would, in Trump’s words, “investigate the investigators.” It was oh so promising.

“I will tell you this,” Trump blustered on October 25. “I think you’re going to see a lot of really bad things,” he said. “I leave it all up to the attorney general and I leave it all up to the people that are working with the attorney general who I don’t know. … I think you’ll see things that nobody would’ve believed.”

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker.

Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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