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Ted Lieu doubles down on Candace Owens’ disastrous white nationalism panel appearance — and mocks the GOP for inviting her

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After his headline-grabbing performance grilling far-right activist Candace Owens during what was meant to be a hearing on white nationalism, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) nailed exactly why it was so sad that the GOP had to call her to testify in the first place.

During the hearing, Lieu decided to let Owens’ words speak for themselves by playing a clip of the “Blexit” pundit saying that Adolf Hitler should not be called a “nationalist” — a term she defends — because he had “dreams outside of Germany.”

“This was a very serious House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism,” Lieu told MSNBC’s Alex Witt on Saturday morning. “The point I was trying to make is the Republican Party gets to select their own witnesses and of all of the people they could have picked, they picked Candace Owens, who had been criticized earlier this year for making those exact statements about Hitler.”

“The Republican, he added, “happened to choose her from any other witness they could have.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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