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Kansas Republican drops support for anti-LGBT bill after getting sharply shamed by his daughter

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A Kansas bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers would have labeled gay marriage “a parody” not recognized by the state.  A second bill would create “elevated marriage” for straight couples.

Now, one Republican lawmaker’s own daughter slammed him over the legislation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Rep. Ron Highland’s adult daughter, Christel Highland, posted an open letter to him on Facebook denouncing her father for his “cruel actions.”

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“Your actions strike against what this country is meant to become,” Highland wrote. She quoted Charles Darwin to remind her father that he’s a scientist and a successful businessman—not a bigot working to further marginalize some of his most vulnerable constituents. “Shame on you,” she wrote.

In a statement published in the Manhattan Mercury, her dad apologized and said he regrets his support of the bill.

“The bill that I should not have signed on to cosponsor contained some hateful language which I do not condone, and it is against our Lord’s command to love our neighbors,” he wrote. “I have asked for my name to be removed from the bill. The process for doing so is in motion.”

Gay marriage was legalized in the state in 2015.

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Paranoid Trump suspects John Bolton is trying to destroy his presidency with media leaks

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President Donald Trump suspects that former national security adviser John Bolton is out to get him.

Bolton left the White House last month, and he and the president's relationship had soured so badly they argued over whether he quit or was fired, and Trump now suspects the hawkish career bureaucrat is behind a flood of leaks against him, reported The Daily Beast.

Three people familiar with Trump's private conversations said the president speculated that his former national security adviser was behind the anonymous accounts that listed Bolton as one of the top officials deeply disturbed by the Ukraine pressure campaign.

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‘Deep into stupid’: Morning Joe gleefully trashes Lindsey Graham after Fiona Hill destroys his Trump excuses

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Following reports of multiple and very detailed accusations made by former Donald Trump Russia advisor Fiona Hill in closed-door testimony to a House committee on the extent of White House administration involvement in possibly illegal dealings with Ukraine, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough leveled some of the president's most avid defenders -- including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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Trump’s census shenanigans continue while no one’s looking — even after his Supreme Court defeat

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One of the first changes Donald Trump made after inheriting the White House from Barack Obama was to hang a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office. The president viewed as a vicious racist even by the standards of his time once pushed back at a Supreme Court chief justice following a decision involving Jackson's treatment of the Cherokee nation, saying: “John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”

Almost 200 years later, Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden hours after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had voted with the "liberal" justices to stop the administration’s attempt to rig the 2020 census — and declared his own intention to go around that ruling. After a two-year-battle to politicize the census by including a question about citizenship status, which experts say would result in an undercount, the Trump administration dropped its pursuit following the Supreme Court’s decision.

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