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‘Gritty runs for and from no one’: Beloved antifascist icon denies Philadelphia mayoral bid

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will not be facing a challenge from Philadelphia Flyers beloved mascot Gritty in the 2019 mayoral race.

In an interview with Time magazine, the progressive icon was asked about running.

“If you ran for mayor of Philly, you’d probably win in a landslide. Any plans?” Time asked.

“Gritty runs for and from no one,” the mascot replied.

If Gritty would have waged a successful campaign in the 2019 election, the mascot would have been the 100th mayor to govern the city of brotherly love.

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The mascot is viewed as one of the most political icons in professional sports.

“As the mascot was gaining fame, he was quickly seized by the left as a symbol of progressive politics and resistance to Trumpism,” The New Yorker reported in October.

Weekend protests against the far-right Proud Boys organization included multiple Antifa signs featuring the mascot.

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While Gritty may not be running for political office, the mascot is interested in being selected Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2018.

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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‘Is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade’: Trump once ‘joked’ John Bolton wants ‘to nuke them all’

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Even President Donald Trump recognizes that John Bolton is a war-loving hawk, Axios reported Sunday.

In a conversation that included the Irish prime minister, Trump asked Bolton, "John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?"

The scene was during the annual St. Patrick's Day visit. Typically it's a photo-op, a handshake, and men in green ties with a shamrock sprig in their jacket pocket. Trump managed to turn it into an awkward scene for everyone.

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Mueller probably won’t be giving new information — here’s why that can still sink Trump

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will appear in Congress this week to testify for two hours about the report he authored on the case of Russian collusion.

The hearing is set for Wednesday, though Mueller has said that he won't have any additional information other than what is in his report. A Washington Post report used examples of past Mueller testimony to outline what can be anticipated. The reality, however, is that regardless of whether Mueller sticks to the report or not, he'll deliver enough to put the president in a difficult situation.

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