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Baltimore church kicks Ben Carson off their property after he shows up to defend Trump’s attacks on their city

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson traveled to Baltimore on Wednesday to defend President Donald Trump’s attacks on the city — but his defense of the president was cut short when the church where he was speaking booted him off their property.

CBS Baltimore reports that Carson went to the city to talk up the HUD’s work in Baltimore and to reassure residents that the president wants to work with them to help improve their city.

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Carson had wanted to speak on property that belonged to the Morning Star Baptist Church in Baltimore — but the church told him that it didn’t want him on their property and asked them to leave.

Carson eventually gave his speech at another location, but he couldn’t help knocking the church for booting him out.

“It’s a church — they say, ‘Get off of our property!'” Carson complained. “I mean, a church! When we’re talking about helping people! This is just the level to which we have sunk!”

But Gregory Evans, a member of the Morning Star Church, told CBS Baltimore that Carson never told the church beforehand of his plans to use its property.

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Is Trump a master of ‘3-D chess’? Expert says nope

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Politics is often conceived as a type of game. To win, a person or group must amass more power than the other players in order to advance their own goals. Victory can be achieved through cooperation with the other players, domination over them or some combination of the two.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Alternatively, a person or group can decide not to participate in this current version of politics, while they seek to invent their own game with different rules.

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‘Game changer’: Morning Joe panel nails Giuliani’s confessional outburst as evidence for Trump impeachment

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Panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" agreed President Donald Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president should be a "game changer" -- and was clearly "impeachable."

The July 25 call appears to have triggered a complaint from a whistleblower, after the president allegedly offered military and financial aid to Ukraine in exchange for pursuing an investigation into Joe Biden's son doing business there.

"It does feel like a moment in time," said MSNBC's Donny Deutsch. "We've sat on this set after so many Trump's snafus and this is it -- this is a game changer. If the Democrats can't smell this. I've been going all along, step away from impeachment because when it's a process thing, when it's campaign finance, this is the big one. If this is the case, this is the Super Bowl, and the Democrats need to pounce aggressively."

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Mike Pompeo says US building anti-Iran coalition after Saudi oil attack

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The United States said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Iran has warned U.S. President Donald Trump against being dragged into a war in the Middle East and said it would meet any offensive action with a crushing response.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Trump, who has ordered more sanctions on Iran, wants a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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