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MSNBC panel erupts after former White House ethics chief makes fun of Trump

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While calling Donald Trump out on his latest “nonsense,” George W. Bush’s former White House ethics chief inadvertently told a joke that made an entire MSNBC panel burst into laughter.

“He’s accusing Robert Mueller of being a Democrat,” ex-White House ethics chief Richard Painter said, adding that “everybody in Washington knew that Robert Mueller was a Republican coming into the Bush administration at the FBI.”

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Painter added that “the only evidence” Trump has of Mueller’s Democratic leanings is that “he played on the same high school hockey team as John Kerry.”

“I guess that makes him a Democrat,” the former Republican joked, causing his co-panelists to start laughing. “It’s just ridiculous.”

Watch below, via MSNBC:

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Are conspiracy theories on the rise in the US?

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Have the internet and social media created a climate where Americans believe anything is possible? With headlines citing now as the age of conspiracy, is it really true?

In a word, no.

While it may be true that the internet has allowed people who believe in conspiracies to communicate more, it has not increased the number of Americans who believe in conspiracies, according to the data available.

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Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession – here’s why

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The world is on the brink of a recession, if all the breathless headlines are to be believed. So why are U.S. stocks near all-time highs?

That’s a question my MBA students have been asking me lately. Even the Federal Reserve is concerned – at least worried enough to reduce U.S. borrowing costs for the second time this year.

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The 4 big questions that the next Israeli government will decide

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On Sept. 17, Israelis went to the polls for the second time in less than six months.

They were voting again because – for the first time in the country’s history – a coalition government could not be assembled after the last election took place on April 9. To everyone’s surprise, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – long renowned for his political skills and deals – failed to form the right-wing governing coalition he wanted. He was one seat short of securing a majority in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.

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