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HBO host warns GOP women voters: ‘Your whiteness will not actually save you from what patriarchy has for you’

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HBO guest host Brittany Packnett warned white Republican women that they will not be protected from male oppression just because of the color of their skin.

Packnett, an activist for Teach for America, made the remarks during HBO’s weekly Pod Save American program.

“Let’s talk about our sister Stormy Daniels because she absolutely does not deserve the way that this president has been talking about her,” Packnett said. “But here’s what, frankly, worries me. This ‘president’ — yeah, I used air quotes — he has been talking horribly about women since he was a candidate.”

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“He admitted to being a sexual assaulter when he was a candidate and 53 percent of white women went ahead and elected him anyway,” she lamented. “So let me talk to my white sisters for a second. I just want to issue a warning and I hope you are listening closely.”

Packnett continued: “I want you tell your mamas and your aunties and your grandmothers — from me — to stop selling us out! Listen, I know it’s really hard but your whiteness will actually not save you from what patriarchy has for you.”

According to Packett, women should learn from the way Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was treated when she testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Right?” Packett pointed out. “We all know what happened to her when she decided to stand up and be a patriot in this country and try to save the rest of us.”

“I’m asking the 47 percent (of white women who voted for Hillary Clinton) to talk to the 53 percent and to tell them to stay woke and get on the right side of history,” she concluded.

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Israel heads for third election in a year as deadline to form government expires

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Israel is heading for an unprecedented third election within a year after a deadline to create a coalition government ran out at midnight local time on Wednesday and parliament was dissolved.

The prospect of a new election prolongs a political stalemate that has paralysed the government and undermined many citizens' faith in the democratic process.

Initial elections in April were inconclusive and a September re-run of the vote left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz short of securing the required parliamentary majority to form a government.

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‘Flashback much?’: Senator mocked for saying IG report made him feel like he had ‘dropped acid’

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“About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

A prominent Republican Senator is getting his own special due process on social media after using his precious time to question U.S. Dept. of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz by saying reading the 434 page report on the FBI's Russia investigation was like dropping acid.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) admitted to Horowitz on Wednesday that he had not finished reading the lengthy document but was about 70 percent done. He also appeared to be trying to make the infractions about FISA warrants committed by FBI agents to be seen as unprecedented and historically offensive, in an attempt to serve President Donald Trump by damaging the reputation of the FBI.

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Republicans are leaning towards a short impeachment trial in the Senate with no witnesses: report

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According to an exclusive report from Bloomberg, Senate Republicans are saying there's a growing "early consensus" that a short impeachment trial that could see the GOP-led chamber "vote on a likely acquittal of President Donald Trump without hearing from any witnesses" is the way to go.

"Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said a growing number of the Senate’s 53 GOP members want to simply let House Democrats make their case to impeach the president and then hear a rebuttal from Trump’s team before moving immediately to a vote on the articles of impeachment," Bloomberg's Laura Litvan and Steven T. Dennis report.

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