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Republican lawmaker ‘visibly shaken’ after pro-life conservatives troll her for being a rape victim

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South Carolina State Rep. Nancy Mace (R) said that weeks after sharing a personal story about being raped, she was attacked by her Republican colleague.

Mace, “gave the speech two weeks ago, successfully persuading the House to allow exceptions for rape and incest in a proposed 6-week ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban. On Tuesday, she returned to her desk to find a card left there by Magnuson,” a report from The Charlotte Observer explained.

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State Rep. Josiah Magnuson had distributed the card, produced by Personhood SC, which said: “In the case of conception due to rape it is a twisted logic that would kill the unborn child for the misdeed of the parent.”

“Calling rape a misdeed is ignorant, disgraceful and degrading toward women,” Mace told the State News. “I didn’t get sent to Columbia to put up with bullsh*t like that.”

In response, Magnuson distributed a letter from Personhood SC that said: “The problem of some is not the ‘poor wording’ of this sentence, but that these people just simply want abortion in cases of rape and incest.”

“It was one of the most detestable things that I have seen in my 21 years in the General Assembly. A response to rape by this pro-life crowd was to take Nancy Mace’s face and rub it in it,” said House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, adding that Mace was “visibly shaken” by the letter.

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Magnuson, meanwhile, is refusing to back down from his position. He still opposes exceptions to abortion restrictions in cases of rape or incest, and plans to push for even harsher anti-abortion legislation.

“[Mace] has put herself out there as a defender of her position,” Magnuson said. “I’m putting myself out there as a defender of my position. We need to have a legitimate conversation on the issues.”

But he does now admit that the initial Personhood SC card was “poorly worded.”

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Feds seek interviews with Ukraine’s state-run energy company as Giuliani probe heats up

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Federal prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York are seeking to interview people who have knowledge of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's dealings with Naftogaz, which is Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company.

CNN reports that prosecutors have reached out to multiple people with knowledge of Naftogaz in recent weeks, which the network says suggests "investigators have opened a line of inquiry into whether Giuliani and his associates sought to secure energy deals by asserting influence on the company."

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Bill Barr’s fascist manifesto: Is this man the real threat to American democracy?

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The biggest moment in former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's impeachment-hearing testimony on Friday was when House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told her that President Trump was attacking her on Twitter as she was speaking.

Trump's defenders came out in force, offering various explanations for his mob-like behavior. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has been arguing that Trump was just testing the Ukrainians to see if they would fall into his trap and prove they were corrupt. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., using the abusive-husband excuse, insisted that it's Trump's political opponents who make him behave the way he does — they are "tormenting" him and should have just covered up his crimes for the good of the country. It's clear that the only thing they can settle on is the inane story that Trump prefers: He did absolutely nothing wrong and anyone who says otherwise is a partisan hack acting in bad faith.

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Soledad O’Brien scorches media for failures covering Trump: ‘Quoting lies is a bad strategy!’

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Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien this week gave a scorching rebuke to what she says have been failures by the media in covering President Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, O'Brien argues that the American press simply isn't equipped to handle Trump's rampant and record-breaking dishonesty.

"What drives me more nutty than the president -- who I think is obviously a terrible human being in a lot of ways -- is the way in which the media does not know how to handle him,” she said. “Quoting people who are saying lies is a really bad strategy. When President Trump says the moon is made of cheese, well, it’s not."

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