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Marine Corps tells scandal-plagued GOP lawmaker to stop using its emblem on bigoted campaign mailings

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has been using the Marine Corps’ official emblem in campaign mailers that smear his prospective Democratic opponent as a terrorist sympathizer.

NBC News reports that Hunter has been using the Marine Corps’ emblem along with the slogan “No Better Friend, NO Worse Enemy” on campaign mailers that link prospective Democratic rival Ammar Campa-Najjar to terrorism.

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The fliers link Campa-Najjar to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and it refers to them all as “radical Democrats” who “want you to forget their anti-Semitism or Family-Terrorist Ties!”

Hunter then touts his experience serving as a Marine and says, “I’ll never forget the 1983 Beirut bombings and the 1972 Olympic murders!”

The Marine Corps this week send a letter to Hunter demanding that he “immediately remove the Emblem and the Phrase from its mailers, and, without limitation, from all other campaign materials including websites and other instances where the Emblem or the Phrase are being used.” The Marine Corps also asked for the campaign to deliver a timeline of its plans to comply with its requests.

Hunter was indicted last year on multiple corruption-related charges. In a filing released last month, the Department of Justice claimed that Hunter had illegally used campaign funds to “carry out a series of intimate relationships” with multiple women, including three registered lobbyists and one of his own staff members.

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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

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