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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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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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