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CNN interview goes off the rails when Santorum claims ‘earphone’ problem instead of defending Trump tarriffs

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Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) on Thursday conveniently had a difficult time hearing a question about President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, which could hurt Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections

During a panel discussion on CNN, host Poppy Harlow asked Santorum if Trump’s tariffs would complicate his ability to support candidates in Pennsylvania.

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“Could the tariffs complicate all of that?” Harlow wondered.

“Did the what?” Santorum asked.

“Could the tariffs complicate all of that?” Harlow said again.

“I’m not catching that word,” Santorum insisted.

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“Tariffs. Tariffs,” Harlow repeated.

“Paris? I’m missing it. I’m sorry,” Santorum shrugged.

“I hope this makes it on The Daily Show,” Harlow said as she hung her head in defeat. “Trade. Trade. Tariffs!”

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“Oh, tariffs!” Santorum exclaimed, finally getting it. “I’m sorry, I’ve got to work on my earphone.”

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The ‘divine right’ presidency: Trump has identified the USA with himself and claimed unprecedented powers to do whatever he wants

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Trump’s latest use of our government to cover up his mistakes, this time about weather forecasting, is revealing about the nature of his Presidency.

No government weather maps showed Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. On Thursday, August 29, Trump was briefed in the Oval Office on the Hurricane by the head of FEMA, which released a photo of him looking at a map of where Dorian had been and where it was headed. A white curved line showed the areas that Dorian might possibly hit. Not Alabama.

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Meghan McCain gets fact-checked on new Kavanaugh accuser — and asks if Clarence Thomas got impeached

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"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg had to fact-check Meghan McCain's description of a New York Times correction in a bombshell new report about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The newspaper reported that the FBI failed to interview former Yale classmates about sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh during the confirmation process last fall, and the authors of a new book found a new accuser.

McCain pointed to an editor's note appended to the story that she believes casts doubt on the new reporting, but Goldberg asked her to clean up some of the claims she made.

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Bernie Sanders just lost an important progressive endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

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The Working Families Party, a progressive political party that endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2016, has now endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president.

The New York Times reports that the labor-aligned organization's members overwhelmingly backed Warren's candidacy.

A spokesperson for the party tells the Times that "tens of thousands" of party members backed Warren's candidacy and that she received 60 percent of votes on the first ballot.

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