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Trump confidante Roger Stone is campaigning for GOP brothel owner’s Nevada state legislature bid

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Self-styled fashion icon and Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone is hitting the campaign trail for a brothel owner running for a seat in Nevada’s state legislature.

The Nevada Independent reported Thursday that Stone is attending a campaign rally later in April for Dennis Hof, a man best known as the subject of HBO’s short-lived series Cathouse about his legal brothel empire.

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Hof is running in a hotly-contested primary against incumbent Assemblyman James Oscarson, and invited supporters to “come see, meet and hear” the Trump adviser at the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada.

Stone has himself been in the headlines over the past weeks after reports emerged that he told fellow Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg in a 2016 email that he dined with WikiLeaks Julian Assange — only to deny that the meeting occurred and claim it was a “joke.”


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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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