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CNN panel explodes after ex-Obama aide points out that ‘Republicans talk about impeachment more than Democrats’

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During a CNN panel discussion featuring two aides to former President Barack Obama and an ex-Trump campaign operative, tensions were high as one Democrat pointed out the hypocrisy of one major GOP talking point.

The conversation first took a turn for the worst when David Urban, a former aide to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, argued that Democrats want to “overturn” the election simply because of leaked tapes showing him greenlighting payments to adult models who alleged they had affairs with him.

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“You shouldn’t overturn an election because of that,” Urban mused. “That’s not something you’re going to overturn an election based on, those two payments.”

He then suggested that it would be different if prosecutors uncovered something more “grandiose” that points to “real Russian collusion.”

Urban went on to claim that the Democrats who are soon to take over power in the House of Representatives are angling to impeach Trump — and was rebuffed by Karinne Jean-Pierre, a former Obama administration official.

“I think Republicans talk about impeachment more than Democrats do,” Jean-Pierre said. “We certainly didn’t run on it. We talked about keeping the checks and balances, having oversight on this president and making sure we talked about real issues.”

She then noted that U.S. attorneys are unlikely to take on any potential prosecution of the president based solely on tapes from his former lawyer.

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Dr. Fauci emotionally recounts his close relationship with the late AIDS activist Larry Kramer

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has burst on to the national stage as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, but his work as a public health official extends back decades. He was a key figure in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and in an interview on PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, he offered a personal and emotional glimpse into that history.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Larry Kramer, a famed writer and influential AIDS activist, had died at age 84. PBS host Judy Woodroof noted that Fauci and Kramer had been friends.

"In the beginning of the AIDS outbreak in the 1980s, the two of you had a pretty contentious relationship," Woodroof said. "But that changed over time."

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REVEALED: An Obama-era plan to protect medical workers in a pandemic was thwarted under Trump

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President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that his Democratic predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama, left him ill-prepared to handle a major health crisis when, in fact, Obama’s administration left behind a comprehensive pandemic game plan that included a 69-page playbook. But Trump’s administration abandoned those Obama-era recommendations. On top of that, National Public Radio’s Brian Mann is reporting that Trump’s administration, in 2017, “stopped work on new federal regulations that would have forced the health care industry to prepare for an airborne infectious disease pandemic such as COVID-19.”

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Here’s the real reason Trump and the GOP don’t want mail-in voting

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Trump and Republicans don’t want mail-in voting this November because it blows up a couple of their most effective voter suppression schemes.

In presidential elections dating back to 2000, there’s been noticeable media coverage of long lines in majority-black precincts; commentators sometimes wonder out loud why people would have to wait in line 8 hours to vote in, for example, inner city Ohio in 2004 or Milwaukee in the 2020 primaries.

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