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Jeff Flake blames ‘all sides’ after bombs target prominent Democrats

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On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that “all sides” were to blame after prominent Democrats received bomb threats.

While interviewing with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Flake said that President Donald Trump should stop referring to the press as the “enemy of the people.”

“The overheated rhetoric has gone too far. We’ve seen it for [the past] couple of years. Those of us who were on that ball field where somebody had the list of Republicans in his pocket that he wanted to target. We’re seeing it here where people on the other side of the spectrum are being targeted. We’ve seen it on all sides and everyone needs to cool it down,” Flake said.

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He added, “Words matter, particularly when they’re spoken by those at the top of government. What the president says matters. If he were to take a more civil tone, it would make a difference. It would help.”

“We [should] treat our opponents as political opponents rather than enemies, that will make a difference. The president shouldn’t refer to the press as the enemy of the people,” he said.

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The Trump-bubble is bursting: Coronavirus is only part of the problem with the stock market

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As the coronavirus outbreak approaches global pandemic status, the financial markets started the week in the hole. In the case of the U.S. Stock Exchange, all of the gains for the year were erased in one day. But the cause isn't isolated to the deaths caused by the virus.

Axios reported Tuesday that the market tumble that President Donald Trump's precious economic bubble might be bursting.

Asset fund managers said coming into 2020 that the stock market would be less predictable, but would likely rise about 5 percent from the 2019 close.

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Democrat ‘appalled’ by classified Senate briefing on coronavirus: ‘Should have been fully open to American people’

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blasted the Trump administration for withholding information about coronavirus preparations from the public.

The administration gave senators a classified briefing Tuesday morning on the virus, which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned Monday could turn into a potential pandemic unless President Donald Trump and his team took swift action.

"The Trump administration has been asleep at the wheel," Schumer said. "President Trump, good morning, there is a pandemic of coronavirus. Where are you?"

After the briefing, Blumenthal sounded like he hadn't been reassured by the administration -- and called for more transparency.

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Math explains why the Democrats may have trouble picking a candidate

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From 28 declared candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination down to just eight, many Americans are likely wondering how the party will ultimately make up its mind and settle on the best candidate.

As mathematicians, we wondered whether there might not even be a best candidate. In fact, this is an established mathematical paradox. The more candidates there are, the greater the chance there is no clear favorite.

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