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Watch: Al Gore tells Van Jones ‘our democracy was hacked before Vladimir Putin’

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Al Gore sat down with Van Jones on Saturday night for a wide-ranging interview that touched issues from Russia to Scott Pruitt.

But the questions that got him most excited were campaign financing. Gore sounded a little like an egghead Bernie Sanders—decrying money in politics and rising inequality.

“The Democratic party as a whole got a little big trapped into this money raising-cycle that came with television ads being the coin of the realm,” he said. “I thought the Clinton-Gore administration did a really good job, but I thought by the end of that decade we really needed attention to give power back, to deal with the rising inequality we have been seeing with the globalization of the employment marketplace, downward pressure on wages and the capture of policy by elites that have given so much money to elites.”

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At that point, Jones pointed out that Gore sounded like Bernie.

“I think people are sick to death of the dominance by big money of our democracy,” he said. “Our democracy was hacked before Vladimir Putin hacked it—it was hacked by big money, and they have acquired a degree of control over our lives.

Gore said that he thought the internet would help solve the problem, “but then the Russians took it over.”

Watch below.

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Internet slams ex-Trump aide for bragging he’ll be loyal to the president when he testifies before Congress

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On Tuesday, ahead of his public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took to Twitter to effectively boast that he will parrot the president's talking points and offer nothing new to House Democrats — and tease an upcoming run for Senate in 2020:

Excited about the opportunity to remind the American people today there was no collusion no obstruction. There were lots of angry Democrats who tried to take down a duly elected President. Tune in. #Senate2020.

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Award-winning broadcaster Cokie Roberts dies at 75

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Veteran broadcaster Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75 due to complications from breast cancer.

Roberts joined NPR in 1978 before moving to ABC News, and she won three Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

"She was a true pioneer for women in journalism," said James Goldston, president of ABC News, "well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, D.C., countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for generations of young women — and men — who would follow in her footsteps."

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Millennials are moving to Trump-backing states — and the GOP should be terrified: columnist

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Millennial voters are substantively more progressive than older generations of voters, but their political power has been diluted by the fact that many of them have been concentrated in cities in deep-blue states.

However, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson argues that this is about to change because more millennials are leaving the big blue-state cities to move out to metro areas in key states such as Arizona, Georgia and Texas.

"The five fastest-growing metros of the past few years -- Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, and Orlando, Florida -- are in states won by Trump," he writes. "The other metro areas with a population of at least 1 million that grew by at least 1.5 percent last year were Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio; Tampa, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. All of those metros are in red or purple states."

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