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Alan Dershowitz blasts ‘bigot’ Noam Chomsky for saying Israeli lobbying is worse than Russian meddling

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Trump-defending attorney Alan Dershowitz is not happy with iconic left-wing linguist Noam Chomsky over his recent remarks comparing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to lobbying done on behalf of the Israeli government.

In a column published at the Gatestone Institute, Dershowitz takes Chomsky to task for downplaying Russia’s role in interfering in American elections, even as he claims that the Israeli government’s influence operations are far more powerful.

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Dershowitz defended the Israeli government’s efforts to influence American policymakers by noting that they’re using resources to lobby them out in the open — a practice that he called as “American as apple pie.”

Russia, in contrast, employed “secret agents working surreptitiously on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s Russia to commit numerous crimes, for which several of its agents have been indicted, in an effort to influence American elections without transparency or public accountability,” Dershowitz writes.

In his conclusion, Dershowitz says only “bigotry” can explain Chomsky’s claims.

Even though Dershowitz takes Chomsky to task for downplaying Russian interference in the 2016 election, he himself has been one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest defenders when it comes to questions of whether his campaign colluded with Russian officials — despite the fact that Trump openly called on Russia to release emails that it stole from Clinton in July 2016.

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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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America’s millionaires just stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2020

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On Wednesday, not even two full months into 2020, millionaires will stop paying into Social Security for the year due to the program's payroll tax cap.

The cap limits annual wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax to the first $137,700. Sarah Rawlins, program associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), wrote Tuesday that the cap means "someone who makes $1,000,000 per year stops paying into the program on February 19, 2020."

"That makes a millionaire's effective tax rate well below the 6.2% of income that most Americans pay," Rawlins noted. "Instead, it is less than 1% of a millionaire's income. The Social Security tax is only levied on wages, excluding income from other sources like capital gains, meaning those with wages over the cap likely have an effective tax rate even lower than this estimate."

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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’

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The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.

Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.

"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.

The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.

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