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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz makes controversial ‘white power OK’ hand gesture on Fox News

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During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, a Trump aide named Zina Bash was accused of being a white supremacist for positioning her hands in an “OK” gesture.

Bash originally made the gesture on Tuesday. She then repeated the gesture later in the week after it became a controversy.

Bash, who works as an aide crafting immigration policy for the Trump administration, is a wealthy heiress from south Texas. She was born in Mexico and is also the descendant of Holocaust survivors.

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On Saturday night, Florida GOP congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on Jesse Watters’ Fox News show and made the gesture to mock people who accused Bash of being a white supremacist.

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The host mockingly told Gaetz not to make the gesture.

“Matt, don’t make that hand-gesture, they’re going to freeze-frame it,” Watters joked.

“I know, right?” Gaetz said. “It just shows you the extent to which people want to focus on the absurd, rather than the substance.”

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Florida’s election season has been marred by alleged racist dog-whistles from people like Trump-loving GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis who warned that his black opponent was going to “monkey up” the state.

Watch the segment below.

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‘Will surely trigger’ the ‘snowflake crowd’: Internet celebrates climate activist Greta Thunberg as TIME’s Person of the Year

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TIME magazine has just named Swedish climate crisis and environmental activist Greta Thunberg its 2019 "Person of the Year" and the immediate responses are overwhelmingly positive -- for several reasons. Many are offering congratulations, saying it is well-deserved. But given the disgraceful and disgusting attacks the 16 year-old has endured from climate and science denying conservatives, some are enjoying the double-edged award because it "will trigger all the right people."

Here's TIME's announcement.

.@GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v pic.twitter.com/SWALBfeGl6

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I thought Democrats were making a giant mistake on impeachment — but these experts changed my mind

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On Tuesday, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would move forward with two articles of impeachment — involving abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Donald Trump.

At first, I shared the frustration of many liberals and progressives that these articles are too limited in scope, and leave a great many of Trump’s apparent misdeeds unmentioned. But further reflection and exchanges with legal experts have convinced me that appearance is misleading. In fact, Democrats have performed a deft feat. In a single stroke — OK, two strokes — they have elevated the process of holding Trump accountable above the realm of partisan politics, and have also given the Democratic nominee (whoever that is) an excellent case to use against Trump in next year’s presidential election. The challenge for Democrats going forward will be to keep that nonpartisan outlook in mind — while understanding that, ultimately and unfortunately, the only possible way to hold Trump accountable will be through partisan politics.

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‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing

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Although it may not be obvious, there’s a close link between manufacturing technology and innovation. Elon Musk often talks of the “machines that build the machines” as being the real enabler in both his space and automotive businesses.

Using less-expensive, more scalable processes allows Space X to launch missions on budgets and with speed that would be unthinkable using NASA’s old-school manufacturing methods. And the new Tesla Cybertruck’s unorthodox design appears to take advantage of a simplified manufacturing process that does away with “die stamping” metal in favor of bending and folding metal sheets.

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