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Evangelical woman ‘mortified’ by her own GOP voting record explains why she’s now backing Beto O’Rourke

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Beto O’Rourke has found an unlikely group of supporters for his Senate bid in white evangelical women — many of whom formerly voted Republican.

In interviews with the New York Times, evangelical O’Rourke supporters explained why they abandoned the Republican Party to vote for Ted Cruz’s challenger.

“I care as much about babies at the border as I do about babies in the womb,” Tess Clarke, a 30-something Dallas resident, churchgoer and O’Rourke supporter told the newspaper.

Clarke said that she was “mortified” by her past voting for GOP candidates based solely on the party’s opposition to abortion.

“We’ve been asleep,” the woman said. “Now, we’ve woke up.”

Clarke runs a business selling candles poured by refugee women in Dallas, the report noted, adding that she began to cry while recalling visiting a female migrant detained at the border who was separated from her child.

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Recently, an older white Christian man told her she couldn’t both be Christian and vote for O’Rourke — a statement that “outraged” Clarke, the Times reported.

“I keep going back to who Jesus was when he walked on earth,” she noted. “This is about proximity to people in pain.”

Read the entire profile on white evangelical O’Rourke voters via the Times.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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