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‘A political stunt’ : CNN’s Anderson Cooper slams Sarah Sanders’s defense of Trump’s Eagles debacle

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper walked viewers through the lies spilling out of the White House over President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Eagles visit to the White House.

During a White House press briefing, Press Sectary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged questions from White House correspondent April Ryan. Cooper slammed Sanders for calling the decision a “political stunt.”

“A political stunt, she says? Now, it certainly is a fact that some players disagree politically with the president on race, gender issues, on many things,” Cooper said. “So a political statement on the part of many Eagles? Sure. A political stunt though?”

Cooper continued: “A stunt like the vice president traveling at taxpayer expense to a Colts-49ers game last season, only to very publicly walk out when a number of San Francisco players took a knee which everyone knew they would? It sounds like the White House doth protest too much on the stunt front, especially when the president seems to relish any chance he gets to attack players on this issue.”

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Alabama GOP Senate candidate bitterly complains TV has been ruined by showing too many ‘homosexual activities’

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate John Merrill this week complained that he doesn't enjoy watching television anymore due to the excess amount of "homosexual activities" that appear on his screen.

In an interview with AL.com, Merrill said that the lack of positive moral content on television these days has led to a decline in the nation's morality.

"There’s no more TV shows like ‘Gunsmoke’ or ‘Bonanza’ or ‘The Virginian’ or ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘Andy Griffith,'" he said "People are too interested in homosexual activities. They’re too interested in the wife-swap TV shows and the shows that are not morally uplifting. That’s the problem."

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US manufacturing sinks into recession amid Trump’s trade wars

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US manufacturing sunk into recession in June after two consecutive quarters of declines amid President Donald Trump's bitter trade wars, a slowdown in China and other trading partners.

The decline comes as the United States enters its 11th year of economic recovery and occurs despite Trump's constant pledges to restore America to manufacturing greatness -- even though services now drive three quarters of the US economy.

Despite jumping in June, manufacturing fell by a 2.2 percent annual rate in the April-June period, and total industrial production lost 1.2 percent, in both cases the second consecutive quarterly decline, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.

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Meghan McCain baffles co-hosts by instantly contradicting herself on Fox News and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Meghan McCain described "The Squad" of first-year Democratic lawmakers as the "face" of the party -- and then complained when co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that's how Republicans and Fox News were trying to portray them.

Hostin called President Donald Trump a racist for telling the lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- to go back to their home countries, and co-host Joy Behar said he was "stupid" for launching those ugly attacks.

"I don't think he's stupid," McCain countered, "but I don't think he's politically astute at all because the politics of this -- on Friday night the progressives and Nancy Pelosi was full 'Gangs of New York'-style fighting with one another on Twitter. It was fascinating to watch."

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