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‘Why say things that aren’t true?’: CNN’s Erin Burnett flattens Trump advisor undone trying to explain away his ‘3,000 lies’

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Democratic strategist, Maria Cardona and former Donald Trump campaign official Steve Cortes went off the rails in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday.

Burnett questioned why Republicans continue to report on fake news.

“Why do these people say things that are not true? Just because they think Trump wants to hear it?” she said.

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Cortes dodged her question. “This idea that trump loves yes-men or women is so untrue,” he said.

Cardona interjected and called out the bigger issue.

“Steve didn’t answer your question because their boss lies every single time his mouth opens. He has been up past 3,000 lies since the moment he took office,” Cardona said.

“I love to review that list by the way,” Cortes said.

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In impeachment spotlight, dueling views of professionalism appear

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Impeachment hearings have thrust a handful of public servants into the spotlight, where competing ideas about government professionals – variously called the establishment, the “deep state,” technocrats, bureaucrats, experts and elites – shape public reaction to their testimony.

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The heroes of Bastogne: 75 years on

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The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers.

Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting a weekend of colourful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance.

Veterans, historians and military enthusiasts will join international officials to mark the now legendary close quarters battle on a snowbound wooded plateau.

Bastogne's relief in late December 1944 by General George "Old Blood and Guts" Patton helped seal his reputation as one of America's military giants.

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Italy’s ‘Sardines’ to pack Rome for anti far-right rally

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Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement are due to rally in Rome on Saturday, in their bid to further shake up the country's politics and battle xenophobia.

The "Sardines" have become a symbol of protest against the far-right firebrand leader Matteo Salvini, who served as interior minister and deputy prime minister in Italy's previous coalition government and cracked down on immigration.

The movement is only a month old and started in Bologna when a rally organized by four unknown activists to denounce Salvini's discourses of "hatred and division" drew a crowd of 15,000, surprising everybody.

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