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Mandy Patinkin ridicules Ted Cruz for not understanding his favorite film ‘The Princess Bride’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has repeatedly quoted — and even acted out — scenes from the 1987 movie The Princess Bride — his “favorite” movie.

Yet actor Mandy Patinkin, who famously portrayed Inigo Montoya in the film, told Stephen Colbert on Friday that the Texas Republican was quoting the wrong lines.

“I’ve since asked Sen. Cruz to consider the line, because he goes around campaigning, loves the movie — knows it’s a family movie — quotes every line, but he leaves this line out,” Patinkin explained. “It might do him some good to consider this line, considering it is the polar-opposite of half of his modus operandi.”

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He then said the line, in his famous Montoya voice.

“I’ve been in the revenge business for so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life,” he said.

“I’d just ask us all to consider what that means,” Patinkin requested. “People are so consumed with revenge — getting back — killing. For what? Once you get revenge, does it make your life better? No.”

“So what would you do with that energy?” the actor wondered.

“I’d watch Homeland,” Colbert replied. “Cause I’m a huge fan of Homeland.

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GOP choice could be a fair Senate trial now — or a criminal trial in New York this summer: law professor

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The decision facing Senate Republicans is not whether or not to allow witnesses, but is actually whether they want Donald Trump's trial to take place in the U.S. Senate now, or in New York state criminal court closer to the 2020 presidential election, according to Fordham Law Prof. Jed Shugerman.

Shugerman was interviewed on Tuesday by MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

The host noted recent reporting showing it is the vulnerable Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2020 who are most opposed to calling witnesses.

"I think they're panicked, but they're not gaming this out. They would prefer, if they understood what else could happen outside the halls of the Senate, they would prefer for the Senate to control this process," Shugeman explained.

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QAnon activist posts pic of himself about to drink bleach to stick it to ‘fake news’

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On Tuesday, Will Sommer of The Daily Beast reported that some adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory are turning to the power of the so-called "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS, to protect themselves from coronavirus. MMS is a dangerous scam in which people advocate drinking bleach as a cure-all for just about every disease and disorder on the books — there's even a church based on it.

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John Bolton is ‘annoyed as hell’ at how Trump is coming after him: former RNC chairman

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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton is angry with the White House after Trump supporters lashed out at him after The New York Times published excerpts from his forthcoming book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.

The book is not scheduled to be released until March 17, but is already at #10 on Amazon's bestseller list.

Trump, however, has essentially called Bolton a liar.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1221663764031905793

For analysis MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviewed form Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

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