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Trump asserts executive privilege over documents about Census scandal as Dems prepare contempt vote

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On Wednesday, the White House asserted executive privilege on documents pertaining to the administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, in a move to block Democrats from investigating the matter.

House Democrats on the Oversight Committee are planning a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failure to turn over these documents in response to congressional subpoenas, as the House investigates whether the Trump administration is changing the Census to deliberately undercount or disadvantage Democrats or people of color.

Read the letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd below:

 

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Video busts white man ‘literally stalking’ and calling cops on black women ‘just cause we were at the pool’

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A black Maryland woman says that she was "stalked" by a man because she was using the pool at her apartment.

In a tweet Sunday night, Twitter user @BestFlaw shared video of a man, who is white, appearing to stalk her from behind.

"This white man literally stalked us from his apartment for damn near a mile just cause we were at the pool drinking wine and taking pictures," she wrote on Twitter. "Called the police and all...I cannot make this up

"White people love to lie on black women," @BestFlaw says in the video as the man following her apparently speaks with police on his phone.

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WATCH: Rosie O’Donnell takes a shot at Meghan McCain over her treatment of Joy Behar

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Rosie O'Donnell took some shots at Meghan McCain for her recent behavior on "The View."

The former co-host left about two years before McCain joined the five-woman panel in October 2017, and O'Donnell said she should show more respect to the show's veterans, reported Hollywood Life.

“I do have some compassion for her," O'Donnell said, referring to the loss of her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). "Although I wish she wouldn’t be mean to Joy Behar, who is like a living legend and who should be respected for no other reason than she’s the elder statesman in the room.”

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Paul Krugman drops the hammer on the GOP’s growing ’embrace of cruelty’ under Trump

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In a damning column for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman called out Republican lawmakers for turning their backs on the needs of their constituents saying it is nothing less than incomprehensible cruelty.

Pointing to a Washington Post article on the desperate need for medical services for the poor in red-state Tennessee, Krugman said that Americans in rural communities that voted heavily for Donald Trump are bearing the brunt of the GOP's desire to gut the Affordable Care Act.

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