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‘Shameless grifter’ Mitch McConnell and wife scorched by conservative for quietly doling out taxpayer dollars to their Kentucky pals

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, columnist Andrew Eggers cast a jaundiced eye at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY ) and his Transportation Secretary wife, Elaine Chao, over their old-school-style “grifting” by quietly funneling taxpayer dollars to the Senate leader’s pals in his home state.

Reacting to a report in Politico that stated that Chao had designated an underling at the Transportation Department to specifically handle transportation grant applications for the state of Kentucky, the columnist sarcastically applauded the couple for keeping the Washington D.C. “swamp” alive.

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“In the Trump era, we’ve become accustomed to political grift looking a certain way: goofy, cartoonish, and almost entirely shameless. The president who swept into Washington full of promises to ‘drain the swamp’ has instead helped a whole rogue’s gallery of boosters, fans, and hangers-on into the public eye,” Eggers began as he focused on the D.C. power couple.

“On the scale of political transgressions, this is admittedly pretty tame stuff—ranking somewhat below, say, the petty grandeur of using your political position to help your wife score a Chick Fil-A franchise. After all, that federal money is going somewhere, so why not Kentucky?” he wrote before adding, “But it’s hard to deny there’s a special spice to the thought of Elaine and Mitch hashing out the details of federal spending projects at the dinner table.”

According to the conservative columnist, grifting has become more open under President Donald Trump and snidely suggested that McConnell and Chao should at least be given credit for keeping theirs on the down-low.

“The kind of grift Trumpworld traffics in is explosive and outrageous, creaking under the weight of its own shamelessness. For all those reasons, it’s also likely not to outstay its equally outrageous and shameless presidential lodestar,” he wrote, before concluding, “McConnell-style grift is a horse of a different color: quiet, unassuming, boring, built to last.”

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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