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CNN commentator spars with conservative writer over Ivanka Trump’s ‘deafening silence’ on family separation

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When a columnist from the conservative Federalist website claimed that right-wingers had been hounded by liberals for celebrating Father’s Day amid the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, one CNN commentator immediately batted the idea down.

Discussing her Monday column titled “Ivanka’s deafening silence,” writer Anushay Hossain noted that the First Daughter made herself a figurehead for feminism on the campaign trail and in his White House. Although Federalist writer and Hot Air editor-at-large Mary Katherine Ham agreed with her, the women diverged when it came to the backlash leveled against Ivanka other Trump supporters for celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day while refusing to condemn the family separation policy.

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“Everyone vaguely right-of-center on the Internet this weekend has been told they can’t celebrate Father’s Day,” Ham said, claiming the reactions were “emotionalism” that went “too far.” Hossain agreed that the repercussions had been swift — but not necessarily undeserved.

“Totally,” the CNN and New York Times writer said, “but it also demonstrates a tone-deafness.”

“There is a national crisis happening,” Hossain said before noting that Ivanka is a part of her father’s administration and therefore doesn’t have the luxury of remaining neutral.

“Is your father’s government anti-children?” she implored. “That’s what we need to know.”

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Rick Santorum blasted by CNN’s Begala for blatant lie in effort to defend Trump

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Former GOP Senator Rick Santorum ran into some major pushback on CNN on Sunday morning as he tried to dismiss the Donald Trump articles of impeachment headed to a full House vote by saying there was a stronger case against former President Bill Clinton.

Sitting on a "State of the Union" panel with host Jake Tapper, the conservative CNN contributor addressed the charges against the president by saying, "There are two issues. The one I have the most problem with is the second article."

"Obstruction of Congress," Tapper helpfully added.

"If you don't comply you could be impeached and every president will be impeached if they say we'll not give you what you asked for," Santorum claimed. "And I think that is reckless on the part of Democrats and would be stunned if more Democrats don't vote against that than the first one."

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Tapper interview with Rand Paul goes off the rails after lawmaker cornered over Trump administration corruption

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A "State of the Union" interview with Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday morning turned into a struggle for CNN host Jake Tapper to get the combative senator to answer a simple question over whether Donald Trump truly cares about corruption since multiple aides to the president have been convicted of felonies while working for him.

Tapper pressed Paul about the president looking for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter in a phone call with Ukraine's president, asking, "So you're saying that you think that President Trump was actually doing this because he was combatting corruption?"

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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment

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On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.

In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."

With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.

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