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Fox News panel explodes when liberal defends Statue of Liberty protest: ‘Their day was enlightened!’

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A Fox News Channel panel hosted by Jason Chaffetz exploded on Thursday night, as liberal magazine publisher Cathy Areu and conservative commentator Gina Loudon battled over the protestor who climbed up the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.

“Where is the outrage today for what happened on the Fourth of July at our Statue of Liberty,” Loudon asked. “[It] impeded people who maybe had traveled all across the world and maybe had one day to see the Statue of Liberty and they didn’t get to. Or the families who wanted to spend their Independence Day celebrating that way. Their days were ruined.”

“Ruined?” asked Areu. “Their day was not ruined. Oh my gosh, their day was enlightened they got to see what Trump is doing to America. Trump is dividing America and they were able to see a perfect example of it.”

Chaffetz was incredulous as Areu pointed out that this person was an extremist, just like Trump and his history in the “birther” movement.

“She’s breaking the law!” Chaffetz yelled. “She’s breaking the law! She shut down the whole place!”

“They’re seeing how radically left and socialist the Democrats are right now!” Loudon yelled.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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