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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.

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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.

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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Trump could be an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in investigation into Rudy Giuliani: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump could be an "unindicted co-conspirator in the federal investigation that has already resulted in indictments of two associates of Rudy Giuliani, the panel on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Monday.

"The question today, will Trump’s conduct in the Middle East -- which has already led to one of the fastest and most dramatic political realignments in history, one that strengthens Syria’s Assad, Iran, and Russia, all American adversaries -- contribute to a political realignment here at home, wherein Republicans participate in the congressional investigation into Donald Trump's demand that a foreign leader dig up dirt on a political rival," anchor Nicolle Wallace said.

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‘Sharpie corrected?’ Internet cracks up as Trump continues to obsess over Fox News impeachment poll 5 days later

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President Donald Trump is still upset about the Fox News poll from last week that showed not only support for his impeachment, but it also showed him losing to Democratic challengers in the 2020 election.

When the poll was revealed, the president took to his rally stage to rant about Fox News not being supportive enough of him.

Attorney General Bill Barr met with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch last week, raising suspicions that the Trump administration was trying to pressure the multinational mass media corporation – which owns Fox News – into providing more positive coverage of the president.

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Trump encourages Russia and China to help Syria ‘protect’ the Kurds he betrayed: ‘I hope they all do great!’

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President Donald Trump on Monday washed his hands of any responsibility for Kurdish forces whom he abandoned last week.

Writing on Twitter, the president suggested that the Syrian government, which the United States has accused of committing multiple war crimes including using chemical weapons on civilians, could help "protect" the Kurds from invading Turkish forces.

"Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte," the president wrote. "I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!"

....and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!

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