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Presidential historian crushes Republican Party for ‘cowardice’ that ‘is hurting the country’

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On Tuesday, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said cowards in the Republican Party are the real threat to America, during a panel discussion with CNN’s Don Lemon.

“It is just horrific. I was reflecting on past presidents today. Since the civil war, we haven’t had a president at least since Andrew Johnson that is a full-fledged bigot,” he said.

“Donald Trump has a career of just doing racially insensitive and hateful comments towards people. We have to realize he doesn’t like Mexican Americans. He doesn’t like anybody of color. He doesn’t like African Americans. He doesn’t really want you here. There is no way around the fact that he is a bigot and a racist,” Brinkley added.

“It stuns me that so many are timid. Where are other Republicans that should have been defending John McCain when Donald Trump wouldn’t utter his name in a service like that?” he asked.

“The cowardic of Republicans right now is what shocks me. It is the deficit in the Republican Party that is really hurting the country right now. ”

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Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."

On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.

Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.

"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."

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‘Come heavily armed’: Oregon GOP lawmaker threatens state troopers over dispute with Dem governor

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On Wednesday, The Oregonian reported that GOP state Sen. Brian Boquist threatened to kill state troopers if they try to keep him in the Senate chamber to debate climate change legislation.

"I'm quotable, so here's the quote. This is what I told the [police] superintendent," said Boquist to reporters outside the Senate chamber. "Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It's just that simple."

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has made passing a climate change bill one of her top priorities. While Democrats control Oregon's legislature, Senate Republicans have enough votes to block legislation by walking out and denying a quorum — which they have done to stonewall this legislation.

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Impressionism’s ‘forgotten woman’ shines in new Paris show

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The first major show of Berthe Morisot's paintings in France in nearly 80 years puts the forgotten woman of Impressionism back at the centre of the movement she helped found.

One damning review of the first exhibition by the group that would revolutionise art blasted that it was no more than "five or six lunatics of which one is a woman ...[whose] feminine grace is maintained amid the outpourings of a delirious mind."

That 1874 show included such soon-to-be art giants as Monet and Manet, whose brother Eugene later married Morisot.

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