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Bundy-backing ex-lawmaker tapped as backup mayor in Las Vegas

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A city councilwoman who has threatened rivals and law enforcement was tapped as Las Vegas mayor pro tem.

Michele Fiore, a former Nevada state assemblywoman with ties to anti-government extremists, was unanimously approved by the City Council to take over for Lois Tarkanian, who gave up the pro tem seat last month, reported KTNV-TV.

The 49-year-old Fiore is best known for her outspoken love of guns and for her association with the Bundy family, who have engaged in a standoff with federal agents and took over an Oregon wildlife preserve to protest government regulations.

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Fiore also has made national news for threatening a Republican primary rival and justifying the use of guns against law enforcement.

She lost the 2016 GOP congressional primary, after serving two terms in the state assembly, and was elected to Las Vegas City Council in 2017.

The mayor pro tem serves essentially as the backup to Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who is serving her third and final term, and steps in cases of death, physical incapacity, impeachment or resignation.

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Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine

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The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.

But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.

The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."

Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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Turkey launches ‘massive attacks’ on the Kurds — US military are ‘sickened’ by Trump’s betrayal: report

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Turkey launched a new offensive against the Kurds in Northern Syria, NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported Saturday evening.

Engel hashtagged his update with #AmericanBetrayal.

"Massive attacks underway against the kurds in northern syria. No ceasefire. Total nonsenses there is," Engel reported.

President Donald Trump reportedly greenlighted the operation against the Kurds during a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

"US military officials tell me they are ashamed, 'sickened.' It’s cold now outside. What about the families, and kids, out of their homes?" he wondered.

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