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Arizona Republican running for US Senate seat wants to build a wall to keep Californians out

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An Arizona Republican has fired a new rhetorical salvo in the great war between Californians and everybody else on the West Coast.

Representative Martha McSally is from the very defensive city of Tucson. She’s running against far-right candidates including disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to take Jeff Flake’s Senate seat.

McSally is veering to the right to win the primary and met with President Trump to discuss the “illegals” who need to be kept out of the state. She blamed California for crime in Arizona, saying that the undocumented migrants didn’t stay by the beach for long before making their way to her desolate corner of the state.

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“As we look in Arizona, we often look into the dangers of the southern border,” McSally said in a video posted by the Los Angeles Times. “But if these dangerous policies continue out of California, we might need to build a wall between California and Arizona as well.”

A reporter for Phoenix New Times, in the state’s larger and more liberal capital, called out the Tucson Republican’s obvious dog-whistle.

“While this is clearly hyperbole, it’s also racist,” New Times wrote. “The assumption here is that California is somehow unsafe because sanctuary policies are preventing the authorities from coming in and sweeping up undocumented immigrants — despite the fact that there’s no evidence to suggest that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes than anyone else.”

Nevertheless, New Times concluded that the wall might not be a bad idea—to protect Californians.

“Anyway, anti-immigrant rhetoric aside, building a border wall between California and Arizona isn’t necessarily a bad idea,” the paper wrote. “People in San Diego probably wouldn’t mind having fewer Scottsdale douchebros show up at their beaches this summer.”

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Trump’s claim impeachment ‘nullifies’ 2016 election blown up in new House Judiciary Committee report

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One of the key issues examined by the report is the claim, repeatedly made by the president and his supporters, that impeachment would "nullify" the 2016 presidential election and the popular will — which is already a weak claim given that Trump never won the popular vote, and that impeaching Trump would still install Mike Pence as president. But the report more broadly rejects the entire claim that an election result immunizes a president from punishment for official misconduct.

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READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

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The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

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Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

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President Donald Trump is taking heat from former U.S. intelligence officials for taking a very soft tone with the Saudi government after Friday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

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