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Jared and Ivanka would be fined $1000 a day under bill by Intel Democrat: ‘Our national security is at risk’

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) explained how a new bill would fine Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump $1,000 a day for circumventing federal laws against nepotism.

Speier is the author of the “Restoring Integrity, Governance, Honesty, and Transparency Act of 2019″ which is also known as the “RIGHT Act of 2019.”

She was interviewed Tuesday by MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews.

“For the past two years I’ve warned about the dangers of unelected family members living in the white house and claiming to be serving there,” Matthews noted. “I warned that mixing family and business removes a vital guardrail.”

“Congresswoman, I don’t know what to say here, anybody who’s seen the “Godfather” has seen Fredo here being manipulated by the guy out west. So what do you make of this?” Matthews asked. “He looks manipulatable.”

“Mo Green, I was thinking of,” he added.

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“This is yet just another episode in the tabloids that we see on the grocery store racks,” Speier answered.

“I mean, this is a president who abuses power. He says, ‘they don’t know how to play the game.’ Yeah, he thinks this is a game, but we have rules and they were put in places after Bobby Kennedy was the attorney general and that law basically said no more nepotism,” she explained.

“So what does this president do? He decides he’s going to make his daughter and son-in-law volunteers so they won’t be subject to the nepotism law,” Speier continued. “And he wants to give the two volunteers top security clearances.”

“Our country’s status is at risk. Our national security is at risk,” the intelligence committee member concluded.

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“They shouldn’t be in the White House as volunteers and my bill — HR 1028 — is one that would require that, if you’re a volunteer in the White House, you’re going to be paying $1,000 a day fine for trying to manipulate the laws in this country as it relates to nepotism,” Speier explained.

“This is wrong, it shouldn’t have happened in the first place,” she added.

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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