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GOP alarmed after their party imploded in Pennsylvania: ‘People were just disgusted with Republicans’

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President Donald Trump needs Pennsylvania if he hopes to win a second term — but the state’s Republican Party is reeling and mired in an internal power struggle.

Trump — who won there by less than a percentage point — was the first Republican to carry Pennsylvania since 1988, but the state’s GOP may not be able to offer much help in 2020, reported Politico.

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The state Supreme Court redrew the gerrymandered map, which helped Democrats flip three congressional seats in November’s midterm election and won the gubernatorial race.

“These weren’t just defeats. They were bad defeats,” said GOP consultant Charlie Gerow. “The party has to be unified in order to win in 2020.”

But the party is not unified, after some Republicans blamed state chairman Val DiGiorgio for what Politico calls an “election from hell.”

DiGiorgio insists that “no one in the state (has) been more supportive of President Trump than I have,” but retiring Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) said the president had a “reverse” coattail” effect in the midterms.

“You’re talking about well-liked, experienced state representatives who worked their districts well and lost,” said Costello, who chose not to defend his seat under the redrawn congressional map.

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“They lost because people were just disgusted with Republicans,” he added.


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Genocide expert breaks down how all of the ‘warning signs’ are present in Trump’s America

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Defense research scientist and genocide expert Brynn Tannehill laid out a terrifying warning on Thursday about President Donald Trump's administration.

As the United States Senate conducted an impeachment trial for the commander-in-chief, Tannehill posted an extended Twitter thread examining the situation in America from her perspective as a researcher studying the conditions that lead to genocide.

Here is what she wrote:

I study genocide. It's been a theme in my academic endeavours for nearly 30 years. More accurately, I study the conditions in the lead up to genocide, be they cultural, social, political, economic, etc... 1/n

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Year of Rat hails easy ride for Donald Trump — but bumps for Harry and Meghan

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As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn Harry and Meghan's futures are less certain as they make a bid for freedom.

Both the US President and the Sussexes have begun 2020 with a bang.

The former is facing down an impeachment trial -- and seeking re-election in November -- while the latter are beginning a new chapter in Canada after consciously uncoupling from the gilded but pressured career of being a working British royal.

But if experts in the field of Chinese horoscopes are to be believed, it is the US president that will have the easier journey this year.

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John Roberts caused a ‘crisis of democratic legitimacy’ — it’s ‘entirely fitting’ he has to preside over his mess: columnist

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Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blasted in The Washington Post on Thursday for his culpability in creating the dynamics that resulted in President Donald Trump -- and his impeachment.

"There is justice in John Roberts being forced to preside silently over the impeachment trial of President Trump, hour after hour, day after tedious day," Dana Milbank wrote. "Roberts’s captivity is entirely fitting: He is forced to witness, with his own eyes, the mess he and his colleagues on the Supreme Court have made of the U.S. political system. As representatives of all three branches of government attend this unhappy family reunion, the living consequences of the Roberts Court’s decisions, and their corrosive effect on democracy, are plain to see."

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