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Rand Paul goes berserk on resolution protecting US elections from Russia: ‘Crazy hatred of the president’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday introduced a resolution that would protect American elections from Russian interference — and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) objected to it because he said it exhibits “crazy partisan” hatred for President Donald Trump.

NBC News’ Frank Thorp V tweeted out the resolution that would require the Senate formally agree with the US intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in American and foreign elections. If the resolution were passed, the Senate would also resolve to “move aggressively to protect our election systems from interference by Russia or any foreign power” and demand sanctions be “fully implemented by the president.”

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The resolution also would stipulate that the Senate “will not accept any interference” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and would demand that Trump cooperate with the probe.

As Thorp noted, Sen. Paul objected because he believes the resolution exhibits “crazy hatred of the president.”

“This is crazy partisanship driving this,” Paul’s objection, per Thorp, continued.

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‘Awful new normal’: Anti-vaxxers have started physically confronting parents taking kids to get shots

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Anti-vaccination activists have taken a page from anti-abortion activists and have started standing outside clinics to physically confront people who are getting their children vaccinated.

NBC News reports that anti-vaxxers have decided that their online harassment and intimidation campaigns were not effective enough in dissuading parents from vaccinating their children, which is why they're now banking on face-to-face confrontations to get the job done.

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Why Trump’s plot to ‘investigate the investigators’ is going up in a puff of smoke

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker.

Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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