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Republican Congressman sued for slamming constituent’s leg and knee in office door: lawsuit

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A lawsuit claims that Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) attacked a marijuana law reform advocate while she was protesting in his office.

“I was trying to speak to the Congressman about how cannabis saved my life,” said advocate Rachel Ramon Donlan said. “But instead of pausing to listen, he slammed the door on my leg and knee.”

The Baltimore Sun reported that Donlan filed a Form 95 complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives.

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However, his office said that Donlan tried to “forcibly enter the office.”

“Since this involves a legal claim, I can have no comment at this time — except that the fact that the court imposed a ‘stay away’ order as a result of her actions that day speaks for itself. The timing of this claim certainly suggests this is a blatantly political ploy,” Harris said in a statement.

Donlan’s claim is being investigated by the House general counsel’s office.


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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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