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Fox News panel erupts into shouting match after guest mentions Merrick Garland

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A Fox News panel on Friday got heated when guest Jake Macoby, a speechwriter for former Attorney General Eric Holder, said that Republicans have no right to complain about obstructing Supreme Court nominees given how they treated Merrick Garland.

While debating with Lisa Boothe and Kennedy on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” Macoby invoked Garland to remind conservatives that they in the past have had no problem with keeping Supreme Court seats open.

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“A president nominated a person for the Supreme Court and they held it open for a year!” he said.

Boothe then ranted about former Vice President Joe Biden supposedly establishing a precedent that Supreme Court justices don’t get confirmed in presidential election years, even though no such precedent existed before 2016.

“I’m sorry, we spent a year waiting for the Senate to take up Merrick Garland’s nomination,” he said. “They never did — this process, from beginning to end, has taken three months.”

Kennedy then interjected to accuse Democrats of wanting to avenge Garland’s treatment by spiking Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“If you’re talking about vengeance for Merrick Garland — which, obviously, from Chuck Schumer’s statement the moment Brett Kavanaugh was announced, and if you go through every thing Democrats have thrown at this judge, whether it’s valid or completely invalid, it’s been all about revenge!” she said.

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Mitch McConnell targeted by new group that plans to take him down — and anyone who supports him: report

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According to an exclusive report from Axios, a new group has been formed with the express purpose of making sure that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is ousted in the 2020 election with a plan to also go after his closest allies.

The report states that "a new independent expenditure group called Fix Our Senate will launch on Tuesday to go after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, " declaring, "McConnell is already the least popular politician in America — now, we’re going to shine a light on McConnell and every ally who supports him."

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Don’t be fooled – most independents are partisans too

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Will Donald Trump win reelection in 2020? To find out, you’d think you could just look up whether more Americans are registered as Republicans than Democrats.

But the truth is, it doesn’t really matter which party you register with on paper. Besides, 19 states don’t even register voters by party.

What really matters is what political scientists like myself call your “political identity” – your psychological attachment to a political group, such as a party or an ideological movement.

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Gay rights dispute is pulling apart the United Methodist Church, after decades of argument

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The Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States, is headed toward a divorce.

In early January, mediators from across the United Methodist Church proposed a separation plan to split the church into two separate denominations, with one that will allow same sex marriages and “practicing” LGBTQ clergy.

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