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A little love on the campaign trail – Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker

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Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include “Rent” and “Men in Black II,” has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him “a wonderful human being” who she loves and admires.

Dawson, 39, went public about her relationship with the New Jersey Democrat in an on-camera interview with the celebrity news website TMZ.com as she was strolling through Reagan National Airport near Washington. The video was posted on Thursday.

Asked if there was any truth to recent media reports that she was involved with the 49-year-old bachelor politician, Dawson gamely replied, “Yes, very much so.”

“He’s a wonderful human being. It’s great to spend time together when we can,” she said.

Asked whether an engagement might be on the horizon, she said, “I have no idea. I’m just grateful to be to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much who is so brilliant and kind and caring and loving.”

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The New York Post reported in January that the actress and former Newark, New Jersey, mayor had been seeing each other since at least December 2018.

Neither Booker nor his representatives were immediately available for comment. Asked during a radio interview last month about how his bachelor status might play in the presidential race, Booker said he was “dating somebody now who’s very special.” Questioned whether she would make a “nice first lady,” he replied, “Yes, she would.”

The senator, who gained national prominence in the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, formally launched his presidential campaign on Feb. 1, joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for the White House in 2020.

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Booker initially won his Senate seat in a 2013 special election, and then was re-elected to a full six-year term in 2014. He became the second African-American to enter the 2020 presidential race, after fellow Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California.

Dawson, a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry, made her film debut in the 1995 indie drama “Kids.” Her movie credits include two Spike Lee dramas – “He Got Game” and “25th Hour” – “Sin City,” “Josie and the Pussycats” along with “Rent” and “Men in Black II.”

Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Tom Brown


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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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Stephen Colbert says Trump hates The Squad because ‘he’s the leader of the rival gang The Klan’

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Stephen Colbert returned to "The Late Show" on Monday after a two-week summer vacation and wasted no time updating his viewers on the latest from "Racist-in-Chief" Donald Trump.

"There were some big stories while we were gone. The sun rose in the East, a bear relieved itself in the woods, Donald Trump was racist," Colbert said.

"And this wasn't just any run-of-the-mill, this was a humdinger. A new personal best at being the worst," he explained.

"Yesterday the president pinched out a steaming pile of tweets against freshman Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Oman of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachuttes and Rashida Tlaib on Michigan -- known in DC as 'The Squad,'" Colbert said, while the audience clapped loudly at the mention of "The Squad."

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Seth Meyers hilariously ridicules Trump for not knowing the Constitution: ‘Article II — nobody’s ever seen it before’

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After a long vacation, late-night shows returned to bring some levity to the difficulty of the news cycle. Such was the case when "Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed President Donald Trump for not knowing The Constitution that well.

"Number one: there's no crime. And how do you obstruct when there's no crime?" Trump asked during a brief statement Friday. Martha Stewart would take issue with that statement.

"Also take a look at one other thing. It's a thing called Article II. Nobody ever mentions Article II. It give me all these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don't even talk about Article II," Trump said.

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