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Michael Cohen sought to be Donald Trump’s running mate: report

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Longtime Donald Trump lawyer and convicted felon Michael Cohen sought to run for public office alongside his boss, The Washington Post reports.

In the fall of 2013, when Trump was considering a run for New York governor, Cohen wanted a piece of the action.

Republican political strategist Michael Caputo said Cohen also floated the idea of running for mayor of New York City and wanted a Trump-Cohen ticket to run statewide.

“He kept bringing it up,” Caputo said. “It went from Michael Cohen interested in running for mayor to, well, ‘I’ll run for lieutenant governor under Donald Trump.’ I didn’t want to disabuse him of it, because he was our liaison. I felt like, ‘Yeah, okay Michael.’”

Cohen saw Trump as his ticket to greatness.

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“Yet, even while doting on ‘Mr. Trump,’ as he called his boss, Cohen was squarely focused on his own ambitions,” The Post reported. “Trump was Cohen’s ticket to greater wealth, TV appearances and Page Six, the New York Post’s daily serving of intel about Manhattan’s jet set.”

Cohen is scheduled to report to federal prison on March 6 to begin serving a three-year sentence.

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GOP looks like it’s in a ‘state of panic’ after labeling combat veteran a ‘socialist loser’ for running as a Democrat: columnist

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Republicans in Cincinnati, Ohio, may have overstepped the boundaries of poor taste, calling a former Air Force pilot a "socialist loser."

As columnist Jason Williams writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer, the GOP majorly flubbed their campaign against the Democrat.

"Yeesh, not a good look for the Trump Party," Williams writes. "Democrat Nikki Foster is neither a socialist nor a loser, from what little we know about the Mason moderate after she launched her campaign in Ohio's 1st Congressional District on Monday."

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Nebraska woman attacks local Spider-Man statue as a ‘hate crime’ against Christianity after mistaking it for Satan

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A resident of Lincoln, Nebraska this week publicly slammed her city for committing a purported "hate crime" against Christianity because she mistook a statue of Spider-Man located at a local zoo for a statue of Satan.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that an offended Christian woman wrote an email to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird demanding that he remove a statue depicting Spider-Man's hands spinning a web, as she believed the statue depicted devil horns.

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‘The worst thing he’s done’: GOP insider freaks out about what Trump’s racist attacks mean for 2020

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A Republican Party insider has told the Washington Examiner's David Drucker that President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen are doing real damage to his efforts to get reelected in 2020.

In particular, GOP insiders fear the president is permanently driving away the suburban women and college-educated white voters that he will need to secure any kind of victory next year, as these voters will not want to be associated with overt racism.

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