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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.”

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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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Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report

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President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.

Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.

The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.

More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”

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Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement

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The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.

"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.

"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.

"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.

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‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police

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Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.

The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.

"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.

Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt

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