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Vandals spray paint ‘Kill all Jews’ at Brooklyn synagogue hosting progressive political event

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A vandal this week spray painted an anti-Semitic threat on the interior of a Brooklyn synagogue that was scheduled to host a progressive political event this week.

The New York Post reports that the message “Kill all Jews” was found scrawled on a door inside the Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights, just before a scheduled political forum hosted by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer was supposed to take place.

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After finding the graffiti, Glazer came out and told the crowd at the event that she was canceling the event.

“She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space; potential sitting ducks,” an attendee named Kathryn Gonzalez posted on Facebook.

Glazer had been scheduled to interview left-wing journalist Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now” as well as New York state senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran.

Gounardes told the Post that he hopes this incident doesn’t intimidate people intending to vote in next week’s midterm elections.

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“We can’t afford to stand in the silence or be scared or intimated,” he said.

New York Police are investigating the graffiti, but so far no arrests have been made.


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‘Early Bordello’: Internet slams Melania Trump’s redecoration of White House rooms

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In 2015, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill) was forced to resign following revelations that he'd misused campaign and public funds. The inquiry into his spending was triggered by the lush ornateness of his office decor. While most of his colleagues worked out of plain, professional offices, Schock's working space was reminiscent of Downtown Abbey.

Writing in the Journal Star, columnist Phil Luciano observed that First Lady Melania Trump's redecoration of several White House rooms seems to borrow heavily from Schock's style.

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‘The ground is shifting’: Longtime GOP aide sounds the alarm that Trump is putting Arizona in play

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Chuck Coughlin, who once served as a top aide to two different Republican governors in Arizona, is warning that President Donald Trump is putting his state in play for the 2020 presidential election.

In an interview with Politico, Coughlin said his party has expressed real anxiety about the state turning blue next year.

"Republicans are very concerned,” he said. "The ground is shifting."

At the moment, just 45 percent of Arizona voters have a favorable view of Trump, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. Additionally, the victory of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in last year's midterm elections showed that Democrats can be competitive in statewide races in a place that became famous for electing iconic conservative senators such as John McCain and Barry Goldwater.

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PolitiFact corrects conservatives: The NYT Kavanaugh story has not been debunked

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The new report from The New York Times on the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh contained some stunning new revelations — including that several people tried to contact the FBI to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's assault allegation but were ignored, and that prominent attorney Max Stier alleges he saw Kavanaugh take part in a third assault.

But conservative news sites are now running with the idea that the Times article has been discredited and that the paper has retracted its claims. PJ Media, a prominent right-wing site, ran the headline "New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News."

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