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Paul Krugman burns ‘hypocrite’ Paul Ryan to the ground for whining about wealthy donors backing Democrats

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Taking to Twitter to respond to outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) whining about liberal billionaires helping Democrats take back the House in the midterms, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman ridiculed the politician long seen as a puppet for wealthy conservatives like the Koch Brothers.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Ryan blamed GOP House losses in California on wealthy liberal contributors by lamenting, “There were a lot of seats in California we should have won and we got massively outspent. If you’ve got a couple of billionaires dropping $100 million on your head, that leaves a mark.”

Krugman, who writes a column for the New York Times, found Ryan’s comment more than a little hypocritical.

“I didn’t exactly see this coming: Republicans blaming their midterm shellacking on the nefarious influence of billionaires,” Krugman tweeted before linking to a screenshot of Ryan’s comment juxtaposed with a Politico article headlined: “Sheldon Adelson kicks in $30M to stop Democratic House takeover.”

Krugman then blew up Ryan’s complaint with a series of tweets you can see below:

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FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Epstein accuser revealed there are tapes of famous men with underage girls

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A 2015 report is resurfacing on Raw Story as the Jeffrey Epstein trial begins and Washington and New York men fear being outed.

It appears that a series of QAnon Facebook groups and pro-Trump groups were the ones responsible for posting the story.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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