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Kellyanne Conway snaps at Dem senator for grilling Pompeo: Trump ‘is acting civilly and getting things done’

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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, suggested on Thursday that Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was not acting “civilly” when he grilled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Trump’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During a Fox & Friends interview, Conway accused Menendez of “screaming and insulting” Pompeo at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

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“Under this president’s global leadership, America is back,” Conway told the hosts of Fox & Friends. “We are no longer on an apology tour. We are out there putting America first and that should attract Independents.”

According to Conway, Independents are natural Trump voters because “they don’t really like the government.”

Conway went on to claim that Pompeo “owned” some of the Democratic senators who wanted to know what Trump told Putin. She also accused Menendez of “preening for the cameras.”

“Bob Menendez [was] basically screaming and insulting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,” Conway complained, adding that Independent voters “should look and see who’s acting civilly and getting things done.”

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At Thursday’s hearing, Pompeo accused the Democratic senator of playing “games” with his questions about Trump’s meeting with Putin.

“I don’t appreciate you characterizing my questions,” Menendez told Pompeo. “My question is to get to the truth. We don’t know what the truth is. The only way we know what the truth is, what transpired in those two hours in a highly amazing period of time to spend alone one on one, is by understanding at least that if you were briefed by the president, what he told you. I don’t think that’s unfair to know.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: CNN guest

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On CNN's "New Day Weekend," author and commentator Garrett Graff noted that President Donald Trump's attempt to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden came right after former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in 2016 ended — and suggested the two were related.

"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"

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Alexander von Humboldt was the first person to understand climate change — more than 200 years ago

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Alexander von Humboldt was born on September 14, 1769. In his day, he was a globetrotting, convention-defying hero— one of the first recorded individuals to raise environmental concerns. To make him hip for a new generation, all it takes is a rediscovery of Humboldt by the young climate strikers across the globe. Their numbers are growing, their task is huge, and they are now urging adults to join them. Why let parents fiddle when the house burns? On May 22, grown-ups at the Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, and The Guardian listened and launched Covering Climate Now, a project to encourage more coverage of climate change in the media. Bill Moyers, the keynote speaker, pointed out that from 2017 to 2018, major network coverage of climate issues fell 45 percent to a total of a mere 142 minutes. And on May 23, with her knack of being spot-on, 16-year-old climate activist and rising star Greta Thunberg promptly wrote of taking on the climate change challenge: “It’s humanity’s job.”

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Cory Booker planning to suspend his campaign if his fundraising does not improve: report

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On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.

"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."

The memo added that it is likely that only four candidates presently have enough money to stay in the race for the long haul. These candidates are likely former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who report the largest fundraising hauls.

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