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Roy Moore-endorsing Alabama Republican pushes bill that would chemically castrate child molesters

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A Republican lawmaker in Alabama is pushing new legislation that would chemically castrate convicted child molesters.

Local news station WJBF reports that Alabama State Rep. Steve Hurst has filed a new bill that would make chemical castration a precondition for child molesters to be freed from prison.

In an interview with WJBF, Hurst said he hoped the threat of chemical castration would make pedophiles think twice before they molest children.

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“If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers,” he said.

Hurst was also dismissive of criticisms that the procedure, which would permanently scar its recipients, constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

“I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said don’t you think this is inhumane?” he said. “I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through.”

In an interview with the Anniston Star from 2017, Hurst said he would not withdraw his endorsement of failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore even after he was credibly accused by multiple women of molesting them when they were teenagers.

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“If he admitted guilt or was proven guilty, that would change everything,” explained Hurst, who seemed to believe that Moore was being set up by his political opponents.


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‘Sharpie corrected?’ Internet cracks up as Trump continues to obsess over Fox News impeachment poll 5 days later

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President Donald Trump is still upset about the recent Fox News poll that showed not only support for his impeachment, but it also showed him losing to Democratic challengers in the 2020 election.

When the poll was revealed, the president took to his rally stage to rant about Fox News not being supportive enough of him. Attorney General Bill Bar went so far as to meet with network owner Rupert Murdoch.

"The Fox Impeachment poll has turned out to be incorrect. This was announced on Friday. Despite this, the Corrupt New York Times used this poll in one of its stories, no mention of the correction which they knew about full well! 'Fox News Pollster Braun Research Misrepresented Impeachment Poll: Analysis'" Trump said, citing an editorial by the conservative Murdoch-owned New York Post.

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Trump encourages Russia and China to help Syria ‘protect’ the Kurds he betrayed: ‘I hope they all do great!’

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President Donald Trump on Monday washed his hands of any responsibility for Kurdish forces whom he abandoned last week.

Writing on Twitter, the president suggested that the Syrian government, which the United States has accused of committing multiple war crimes including using chemical weapons on civilians, could help "protect" the Kurds from invading Turkish forces.

"Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte," the president wrote. "I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!"

....and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!

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Columnist reveals why Democrats shouldn’t write off Ohio in 2020

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As the 2020 election kicks into gear, political analysts have argued that Ohio could be a lost cause to Democrats, but one columnist disagrees.

According to Vanity Fair's Peter Hamby, recent polls indicate Democrats shouldn't write it off just yet.

https://twitter.com/PeterHamby/status/1183792769560502273

"As Democrats bring their next primary debate to Ohio on Tuesday, they're grappling with whether the new Republican dominance in those industrial and rural pockets has pushed Ohio out of their reach," the Associated Press reported Monday. "Some Democratic presidential campaigns are contemplating once unheard-of White House victory scenarios that leave out Ohio. The storied swing state — a place that sided with the winning presidential candidate in all but one election since 1944 — seems likely to be eclipsed by Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in next year's election."

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