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Conservative columnist explains why Ted Cruz is the most hated man in Washington

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A conservative Washington Post columnist jokingly explained to her MSNBC co-panelists Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz’s demeanor may point to why he’s likely to lose against Beto O’Rourke.

Columnist Jennifer Rubin noted that there’s a “technical” aspect to O’Rourke appeal.

“He is completely fluid,” Rubin said. “He talks from the diaphragm up. There are so many politicians who either screech, they turn up way too high because they’re faking emotion or they’re way too reticent and brittle.”

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“Where’s Ted Cruz talking from?” host Nicolle Wallace asked. “Is it his nose?”

The columnist and laughed rolled her eyes before responding.

“Good golly,” Rubin said, “and then there are people who are just unlikable, that’s the Ted Cruz problem.”

She went on to add that voters need to “like the candidate” in order to elect them — and that “Donald Trump is the exception to the rule.”

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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‘Irony and Outrage’: How different — and how similar — are Samantha Bee and Fox News?

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Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are masters of outrage — not just the emotion, but a genre of political theater — just as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are masters of ironic satire. They’re poles apart, and yet — ironically or outrageously — they’re profoundly similar, both in how they’re impacting their audiences, and why their genres emerged when they did. That’s perhaps the central thesis of “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States,” by Dannagal Goldthwaite Young, who’s both a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware and an improv comedian with the troupe ComedySportz Philadelphia. That’s among the many different hats she wears.

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WATCH: Video surfaces of Eric Trump in Ukraine

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Video surfaced on Saturday of one of President Donald Trump's children in Kyiv as Congress and federal prosecutors examine the family's dealings in Ukraine and Russia.

On Friday, Democratic strategist Scott Dworkin released a still photo of Eric Trump reportedly in Ukraine.

On Saturday's Dworkin's Democratic Coalition released video of the event.

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https://twitter.com/TheDemCoalition/status/1203457171352145921

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