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Columnist slams Republicans for attacking Ralph Northam while ignoring Trump and Steve King

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Virginia’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, is embroiled in a massive scandal related to his page in his medical school yearbook, which depicts a man in blackface standing next to a man in a KKK hood.

GOP figures like party chair Ronna McDaniel have been quick to bash Northam over his racism, joining Democrats in urging him to resign.

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But Republicans don’t have much moral authority on the issue, a Washington Post columnist wrote Saturday.

“But while Democrats, and decent people everywhere, have a right to demand that Northam step down, Republicans who continue to support a party dominated by Trump can’t be taken seriously on this point,” writes Tom Nichols. “There are plenty of good arguments for kicking Northam out of his job. The newfound racial piety of a party that sold its soul to Trump isn’t one of them.”

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2 police dead after shootout in Diamond Head, Hawaii

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Two police officers are dead as a Sunday morning shootout is prompting lockdowns and an active-shooter situation in Diamond Head, outside of Honolulu.

The shooter allegedly started multiple fires that are burning residents in the area, reported CNN.

There is currently no information available about the identity of the shooter or confirmation that the shooter has been killed.

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Virginia capitol staff will be forced to confront armed protesters because of official’s ‘bravado’: strategist

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Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency after white supremacists threatened to come to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, with weapons to protest new gun laws. Northam gave a "mandatory" order for every staffer in the executive branch and General Assembly to telework for safety.

The problem, according to Virginia-based political strategist Ben Tribbett, elected officials are still planning to go to the Capitol to attend committee hearings, putting other Capitol staff in danger.

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CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield flattens Trump apologist for hilariously bad defense of the president

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CNN host Fredricka Whitfield did battle with President Donald Trump's official apologist on the network, Jim Shultz.

Schultz quoted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who said that if Democrats want witnesses, then all witnesses should be available to be called. The problem is that Republicans want to call people that weren't even involved in Trump's obstructions of Congress. Republicans want to call Vice President Joe Biden and his son, there are likely some Republicans who want to call Hillary Clinton to talk about Benghazi again, and they'll likely search for reasons they can randomly call Democratic officials in Congress, who also had nothing to do with Trump's actions.

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