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Rapper ‘Scarface’ of Geto Boys announces bid for Houston City Council

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A pioneering hip hop artist is running for political office in Texas.

“Award-winning artist and philanthropist Brad Jordan, also known as Scarface from Geto Boys, announced Sunday that he has his eyes focused on Houston City Council, District D seat,” Click 2 Houston reports. “Jordan, a Houston native, said he is joining the race because he is passionate about creating change in the disadvantaged communities where he grew up.”

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“I’m running for Houston City Council District D to advocate for the people in the communities I’m from,” Jordan said. “This is personal. Day after day and year after year, I’ve watched families, my neighbors, struggle to get ahead. As the next council member for District D, I want to work with every community in this diverse district to make it the best place to live here in the city of Houston. This is our future and I’m ready to stand up and fight for it.”

Last year, June 26 was declared “Brad ‘Scarface’ Jordan Day” by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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‘This is bad news for Trump’: Morning Joe drops bombshell on president over blowback from impeachment trial

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Referring to a new poll that shows Donald Trump is losing to virtually every Democrat who is running for their party's presidential nomination, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" suggested the president may survive impeachment but not the 2020 election.

"Why don't we see what the American people are thinking about these proceeding, because when you listen to Republicans, they will tell you that this has just been -- that Nancy Pelosi mishandled this, Adam Schiff mishandled it," host Scarborough began. "That the American people are angry and this is going to help Donald Trump and help the Republicans so much. Poll after poll after poll shows that to be a lie."

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Is Trump’s base of support a cult? Ask 3 people who left it

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Critics of President Donald Trump have often accused his supporters — both in government and in the public — of essentially belonging to a cult. Their senses of identity, in many cases, have become wrapped around the president, and their primary political motivations revolve around serving his whims and interests rather than any higher policy goals.

But is the “cult” label really fair? Does it accurately describe the phenomenon we’re seeing?

In a recent article for The Conversation, Sharday Mosurinjohn, a professor of cultural and religious studies at Queen’s University, argued that calling Trump’s base of support a “cult” is unhelpful.

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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