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WATCH: HBO’s Bill Maher brutally destroys the GOP as the ‘party of the insane’

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HBO’s Bill Maher took more than a few shots at former Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz on Friday for claiming that both the Democrats and the Republicans are to blame for the state of the country — bluntly stating it begins and ends with the GOP.

“Instead of saying both parties are to blame for the mess we’re in, just admit that you haven’t followed politics for the last 20 years,” he began.

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“I’m not here to pick on Howard, because I don’t believe in kicking billionaires when they’re down … But this idea of a pox on both of their houses is just factually wrong.”

“Both parties are not extreme,” explained Maher using a Venn diagram show a perfect circle for “insane” and “Republicans.”

“It’s a stupid person’s idea of a smart thing to say,” he added. “It’s a cheat that says you’re above it all when you’re really just too lazy to tell shit from Shinola.”

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‘Malignant’ GOP voters will keep backing ‘dumber and angrier’ candidates no matter what happens in November: Conservative

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Even if the Republican Party suffers crippling losses in November's election, that won't solve the problem of the "malignant Republican voter."

President Donald Trump's conservative opponents have been publicly debating whether the GOP deserves to survive, but The Week columnist Damon Linker says reducing the party to cinders and ash won't root out the party's rotten core.

"The head of the party is a corrupt and malicious imbecile," Linker wrote. "Republicans in Congress are a mix of Trump enablers, obstructionist-demagogues out to maximize the wealth of their donors, know-nothing conspiracist loons, and a few reformers experimenting with the most politically palatable way to blend nationalism with socialism. All of them are primarily motivated by the drive toward self-promotion within the right-wing media complex. And when we move further down the Republican hierarchy to the state and local level, things only get worse."

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Another government watchdog resigns — months after Trump fired the old one: report

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On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that the State Department inspector general is resigning — just four months after Trump brought him on to replace the one he previously fired.

"Stephen Akard’s departure, which will be effective Friday, was announced to staff by his deputy, Diana R. Shaw, who told colleagues she would temporarily become the acting inspector general in his stead," reported John Hudson.

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Trump has now predicted COVID will ‘go away’ in each of the last seven months

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday told "Fox & Friends" that the novel coronavirus "will go away, like things go away."

As Democratic political operative Daniel Wessel notes on Twitter, this is not the first time the president has made bold declarations about the virus disappearing.

Back in February, Trump said the virus "miraculously goes away," then said in March that "it'll go away," and then in April declared that "it's going away."

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