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‘Particularly corrupt state’: Maddow notes suspicious timing of Alabama Republican firing top corruption prosecutor

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The host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Monday provided “a little bit of a weird update” on the indictment against Trump administration official Trey Glenn.

Maddow noted that “despite the fact that he has apparently been under criminal indictment for quite some time now, it appears that this Trump [Environmental Protection Agency] official just resigned his office at the EPA today — which means he was continuing to run the EPA for the entire southeastern United States while under criminal indictment for more than the last week.”

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“And then as soon as we learned of that oddly timed resignation today, we also learned about another dramatic development that seems sort of adjacent to that story,” she continued. “The Republican Attorney General of Alabama is a man named Steve Marshall. And now — surprise — this newly elected attorney general, Republican attorney general in Alabama, he up and fired the top public corruption prosecutor in that state.”

“Now in Alabama, the top public corruption prosecutor in the state is a busy guy, right?” she wondered, before recounting all of the recent corruption scandals. “And now — on the same day that indicted Trump EPA official has finally resigned his job, the newly elected Republican attorney general in the state where he was charged fires the public corruption prosecutor?”

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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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