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Trump may have just lost another key Republican vote for his Fed nominee

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President Donald Trump may have just lost another Republican vote for his nominee for the Federal Reserve.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) told Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim that she’s not a big supporter of Stephen Moore.

“I’m not enthused about what he has said in various articles,” she reportedly said. “I think it’s ridiculous.”

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Moore has faced a huge backlash after the president nominated him. He was outed for being a deadbeat dad who refused to pay child support until the court attempted to repossess his Virginia home and he had tens of thousands in unpaid taxes. Last week, Moore was outed for calling it is a “travesty” that women “feel free” to play sports with men.

When it comes to his economic policies, the details are even worse. Moore has argued that the United States economy should return to the gold standard, pegging the dollar to the value of gold. He claimed the gold standard is “a lot better than what we have now.”

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The Atlantic explained why that is a reckless and idiotic idea using just two charts.


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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.

Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.

"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.

"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.

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Trump will inevitably abandon his GOP enablers ‘like a sack of rotten fruit’: NYT editorial

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On Saturday, The New York Times editorial board published a warning to Republicans that it is time they took a stand on principle against President Donald Trump — because Trump himself will not protect the GOP when they need it.

"In the summer of 1950, outraged by Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist inquisition, Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican senator from Maine, stood to warn her party that its own behavior was threatening the integrity of the American republic," wrote the board. "'I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny — fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear,' she said. 'I doubt if the Republican Party could — simply because I don’t believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely, we Republicans aren’t that desperate for victory.'"

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