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Republicans Cory Gardner and Tom Tillis more likely to lose reelection after ‘caving’ to Trump: MSNBC panel

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Republican senators in competitive states are more likely to lose reelection after standing by President Donald Trump on the vote to rescind the designation of national emergency to build his border wall.

On Thursday, 12 Republicans sided with Democrats in calling the emergency declaration unconstitutional — but 41 Republican senators stood by Trump.

“Today, senators from his own party, as we mentioned, voted to defeat the president’s signature campaign issue,” MSNBC “The 11th Hour” anchor Brian Williams reported. “As the president was handed a major political blow with the U.S. Senate voting to block his self-declared national emergency to fund the border wall.”

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Politico congressional reporter Melanie Zanona explained how Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) approached the vote.

“He caved to the pressure,” Zanona noted. ‘He had come out in an op-ed and said ‘I’m going to vote with the resolution and vote against the president’ — and he got a lot of conservative backlash.”

“Of course, he’s up for re-election in 2020, so this was going to be a difficult vote for him either way,” she explained.

“If he voted against the president, he was going to be vulnerable to primary challenges and face criticism from the right. But now that he flip-flopped his position and voted against the resolution and voted in favor of the president, he’s going to be facing challenges in the general election from Democrats who are going to say he’s unprincipled, that he doesn’t stand up for what he believes in, that he’s hypocritical,” she continued.

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“He made it worse for himself by reversing his position,” she noted.

Tal Kopan, the Washington correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, explained the impact of the vote on the re-election chances of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO).

On Thursday evening, the Denver Post rescinded their support for the Republican lawmaker.

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“If you look at Cory Gardner from Colorado, he may be at the top of Democrats’ target list for the Senate in 2020,” Kopan noted. “That’s a state that’s been trending Democratic.”

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Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of ‘Thrones’ and ‘Veep’

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TV stars from Westeros to the White House will hit the red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday as "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" take their final tilts at Emmys glory.

The long-running HBO smash hits helped the premium cable network raise the game for the small screen -- with 74 Emmys between them, they are among the most decorated shows ever at television's answer to the Oscars.

Both hope to add to their record hauls before they bow out at the glittering ceremony in downtown LA's Microsoft Theater.

While the divisive final season of "Thrones" enraged many fans, it is the Television Academy's 24,000-plus voters who get to choose the winners.

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WATCH: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son

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President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.

“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.

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BREAKING: President Trump admits that he talked to the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Biden. #MTP #IfItsSunday@kristenwelker: "From the president's perspective, the only way to put this story to bed is to release the transcript." pic.twitter.com/aaJ6DjMN0E

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‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump

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Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.

Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.

On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."

"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."

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