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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.”

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“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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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier

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Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.

The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.

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UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report

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At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.

Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.

There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.

The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.

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Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report

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Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.

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