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Trump spokesman gets burned to the ground for his awkward attempt to dodge question on Russian interference

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley was apparently confused by a question a reporter asked about Russia on Tuesday — and earned himself the scorn of Twitter.

CNBC White House correspondent Eamon Javers noted on Twitter that when he asked Gidley if President Donald Trump will “accept Russian help in the 2020 election,” the deputy press secretary replied: “I don’t understand the question.”

He then added that the president “already denounced multiple times Russian involvement” in 2016.

As Daily Beast reporter Sam Stein noted, the website “asked every 2020 candidate if they would commit to not using hacked materials.”

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“The Trump campaign was the only one who didn’t take that pledge,” Stein added.

“When did you ‘denounce’ their involvement?” another user mused. “He’s asked for their help…we have video proof.”

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Trump asked right-wing conspiracy theorist congressman to help him pick his next Director of National Intelligence

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On Monday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump is consulting with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) about who he should consider to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Nunes has led the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee since 2015 and chaired the committee for four years, despite having no professional qualifications of any kind for that role. Since 2017, he has been known for his stunts and conspiracy theories intended to discredit the Russia investigation and throw suspicion on anyone who looks into Trump's conduct.

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Conservative newspaper hilariously trolls Trump about his failure to build any new border wall

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

The conservative Washington Examiner trolled President Donald Trump for his failure to construct any new border barricade during his 30 months in office.

On Monday, Trump lashed out at the media on Twitter for not giving him positive coverage for his wall, which he erroneously claimed would be paid for by Mexico.

The Examiner replied to Trump on Twitter, posting an article headlined, "Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office."

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Here’s how a new study implies the Supreme Court has killed 16,000 people since 2012

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A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research looked into the effects of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion to people below 138 percent of the poverty line, which has seen nearly 15 million people enrolled in participating states. The results were encouraging: the mortality rate for near-elderly adults has dropped over 9 percent in the four years for which data is available.

But while this is cause for celebration, The Atlantic staff writer Annie Lowrey offered a darker take on the implications of these numbers:

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