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Fox News political analyst warns America is being run by a conservative Senate ‘cabal’

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“America’s politics are being run by a cabal in the Senate that fails to represent 82 percent of the American people,” Fox News political analyst Juan Williams says, writing in an opinion column at The Hill.

Williams cites Cook Political Report editor David Wasserman to support his claim.

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“A majority of the Senate now represents just 18 percent of the nation’s population,” Wasserman wrote at The New York Times.

Williams, who frequently offers viewers something of a more left-leaning position than most Fox News pundits and hosts provide, adds, “the 18 percent controlling the Senate have their own right-wing agenda beyond protecting an unpopular president.”

And he warns that if conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation hearings begin the week, makes it to the nation’s highest court, Senate Republicans “will cement a conservative majority on the court for decades in an act that might be described as tyranny.”

Williams notes that the majority of the nation supports abortion rights and ObamaCare, and a plurality oppose Trump’s border and immigration policies and his tax cuts for the wealthy. Yet conservatives in Congress along with President Trump are poised to go against the will of the people and take away a woman’s right to choose, and the right to affordable healthcare, while advancing the president’s unpopular policies

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He sums up:

“The lives of over 300 million Americans are being affected by policies foisted on them by a Senate ‘majority’ that represents less than one-fifth of them and a president who was elected with three million fewer votes than his opponent.”

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Another member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors has resigned -- marking the fifth high-profile departure in recent weeks from the powerful gun manufacturer lobbying group.

NRA board member Richard Childress, a former NASCAR driver and owner of a car racing enterprise, resigned Monday in a letter obtained by Newsweek.

Four other board members have resigned from the NRA's board of directors since Aug. 1, when two quit after complaining they had been sidelined for raising questions about runaway spending and mismanagement by top executives.

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Internet cheers ‘real president’ Hillary Clinton for ‘eviscerating’ Trump over lie Google ‘manipulated’ millions of votes

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But a tweet President Donald Trump posted Monday move her to enter the spotlight once again, if only for a moment.

Trump posted a huge lie, a claim that somehow search and advertising behemoth Google "manipulated" up to 16 million more votes for Hillary Clinton. It's so preposterous that it's already been debunked, but don't expect a Trump retraction.

"Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!" Trump tweeted.

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