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Minnesota Republican encourages gun owners to curb stomp Democrats in unhinged rally speech

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Republican Minnesota State Rep. Cal Bahr has found himself in hot water after he told a group of gun owners that Democrats deserve to be curb stomped for proposing new gun safety measures.

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that Bahr made his incendiary remarks at the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rally on Saturday, where he was whipping up opposition to two different gun control proposals that are coming up for debate at the Minnesota state government.

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“There’s a lot of us in this room that have had enough, and it’s time to start riding herd on the rest of these people that want to take your rights away from you,” Bahr said at the rally. “They will not go quietly into the good night. They need to be kicked to the curb and stomped on and run over a few times.”

Bahr’s attacks on gun control supporters come as the state legislature mulls taking up bills to enact universal gun background checks and to enact a “red flag” law that will give police the rights to confiscate firearms from people who have been deemed dangerous.

Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz quickly condemned Bahr for spouting violent rhetoric in anticipation of the debate on gun safety.

“Encouraging violence endangers our communities and undermines our democracy, particularly when the statement is made by an elected official,” Walz said. “While heated debates are a healthy part of the political process, this type of language is unacceptable and demands condemnation from people of all political parties.”

Watch video below. Bahr’s comments are around the 1:02:00 mark.

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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Bloomberg and Biden attack Sanders supporters’ ‘Trump-like’ tactics

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On Monday, The New York Times analyzed the state of the Democratic presidential primaries heading into the Nevada caucuses. One of the key new developments is a fresh volley of attacks on the behavior of supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which is being characterized as "Trump-like" by former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, which has largely focused its attacks on President Trump, on Monday mounted a frontal offensive against one of his Democratic rivals for the first time, comparing Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign tactics with those employed by the president," wrote Thomas Kaplan, Kate Conger, and Reid Epstein.

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