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Samantha Bee opens show with apology for using C-word — and by calling out Ted Cruz

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Samantha Bee opened her weekly show on TBS on Wednesday night with an apology for using the C-word to describe Ivanka Trump last week.

“A lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter and adviser last week,” she said. “It’s a word I’ve used on this show many times, hoping to reclaim it. This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed the line, I regret it, and I do apologize for that. The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moment of their lives. They don’t want to reclaim it, they want it gone. And I don’t blame them.”

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The biggest reason Bee is sorry? Her mistake allowed the rightwing outrage machine to distract America from situations like the migrant children who are being locked up in cages apart from their parents.

“I hate that this distracted from more important issues,” she said. “I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we’re all white knuckling through.”

Bee made a point to say that she is not sorry to people like Ted Cruz who pretended to be offended for political points, and said that a notion of civility that puts words over actions is silly.

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BUSTED: Border Patrol caught illegally profiling Spanish speakers in Montana because ‘nobody really has much to do’

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The Department of Homeland Security will be paying monetary damages after a shocking case of systemic racism in Montana.

Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for speaking Spanish at a Town Pump gas station in Havre, Montana.

The two U.S. citizens caught the interaction on tape and it was such a scandal it became national news.

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that a settlement had been reached.

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Mnuchin is trying to block the Biden White House from giving Americans unspent COVID-19 funds

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is part of the team of President Donald Trump's administration working to make life difficult for the incoming administration.

Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that there is about $455 billion in unspent funds from the CARES Act, which Congress passed to help Americans get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Mnuchin plans to place the money into the agency’s General Fund, a Treasury Department spokesperson said Tuesday. That fund can only be tapped with 'authority based on congressionally issued legislation," the report said, citing, the Treasury’s website.

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Ivanka and other advisors told Trump to ‘suck it up’ and allow the transition to proceed: report

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According to a new report from NBC News, President Trump's recent acceptance of a formal transition of power to the incoming Biden administration came after a meeting with his top advisers in the midst of growing pressure from Republicans and business leaders.

"The advisers argued that the combination of snowballing calls from Republicans in Congress to begin the transition, disastrous public appearances by attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell and mounting legal setbacks were creating a public relations problem — and that Trump needed to shift course to protect his brand,' as one ally put it," NBC News' Carol E. Lee, Peter Alexander and Hallie Jackson report.

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