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Republican donors furious their House campaign arm didn’t inform them of recent hack: ‘You’d expect better customer service’

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The campaign fundraising arm for House Republicans was hacked during the midterms and revealed this week — and the committee is keeping its GOP donors in the dark on what, if any, of their information was stolen.

BuzzFeed News reported that at least five major donors to the National Republican Congressional Committee had almost no information about the campaign arm’s hack, which was first reported by Politico on Tuesday.

When contacted by BuzzFeed reporters, most of the donors were unaware that the hack had even happened.

“This is the first I’m hearing of it,” said Sam Hubbard, a Minnesota-based GOP megadonor who gave the NRCC six-figure donations in the 2018 cycle.

Another donor was reportedly surprised by having to learn the story through a reporter.

“They didn’t even forward the Politico story,” the large-sum GOP donor told BuzzFeed. “There has been no contact at all. You would expect a little better customer service.”

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The report noted that the NRCC said no donor information was compromised in the hack — but hasn’t provided further context.

Politico noted in its report that House members who donated to the NRCC, which is chaired by Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers, through their campaign accounts also were unaware of the hack until it was reported.

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Iran says new ‘mentally retarded’ Trump sanctions mean ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy

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Iran said Tuesday that new US sanctions targeting its supreme leader meant a “permanent closure” of diplomacy, while the country’s president labelled the White House “mentally retarded” as tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated.

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions against Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, taking a dramatic and unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week.

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‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames

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Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?

A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.

While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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