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MSNBC reporter blames Republican conspiracy theories for bombs targeting Clinton and Obama

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MSNBC reporter Hans Nichols put the blame for today’s apparent attempts to bomb Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama squarely on the Republican party, saying their constant fearmongering and conspiracy theories had likely inspired the bomber.

“It’s an indication of just how seriously they are taking it here at the White House that we could have actual political violence with bombs detonating, potentially at homes of political leaders,” said Nichols, who said the White House did not “want to be in any way tied to it.”

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Nichols placed the blame entirely on conservative Republicans for pushing conspiracy theories to rile up their base ahead of the election, naming one Florida congressman as but a single example.

“You have had conservative lawmakers push some conspiracy theories that say George Soros is funding that caravan. You have seen some things that have been clearly debunked, issues that are not actually factual,” he said. “Republican congresspeople, namely Matt Gaetz down there in Florida, talking about how George Soros is funding that caravan.”

As a result, he said the White House is rushing to get ahead of the story “and let everyone know they’re taking it very seriously.”

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Elizabeth Warren surges ahead of Joe Biden in new Des Moines Register poll of the Iowa Caucuses

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has surged to first place among likely Iowa Caucus-goes, according to a new poll released Saturday night by CNN and the Des Moines Register.

The poll showed Warren at 22%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20%.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is at 11%, South Bend Mayor Pete Buggigieg is at 9% and Sen. Kamala Harris is at 6%.

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‘He knows I’m actually better at the internet’: Andrew Yang says Trump is too scared to attack him

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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested President Donald Trump is too scared to attack him during a CNN appearance on Saturday.

Yang, whose campaign has been buoyed by his passionate online supporters known as the "Yang Gang," was interviewed by Van Jones.

"Part of the thing is that you’re such an unlikely candidate that people, they’re not shooting at you, even Donald Trump doesn’t have a bad name for you yet," Jones noted. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"

"Well, Donald Trump hasn’t messed with me online because he knows I’m actually better at the internet than he is," Yang replied, to cheers from the crowd.

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Taylor Swift could swing 2020 against Donald Trump — a GOP consultant did the math

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Singer Taylor Swift could play a key roll in the 2020 presidential election, a Republican strategist explained on MSNBC on Saturday.

Swift has been public in her criticism of President Donald Trump and told Vanity Fair she is intent to "do everything I can for 2020."

Republican strategist Evan Siegfried was asked about Swift's activism by MSNBC anchor Alison Morris.

"At the same time, Taylor Swift did to something very good, urging people to register to vote months before the election," he noted. "A lot of young people did that."

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