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Ex-Obama speechwriter humiliates Ted Cruz for whining about NYT’s racism coverage

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday got more than he bargained for when he went after former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who had criticized the senator for complaining about the New York Times’ “1619 Project.”

After Cruz accused the Times of trying to foment division in the United States by shining a light on the legacy of slavery and racism in the country, Favreau hit back at him for relying on right-wing propaganda websites instead of actual news sources.

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“Ted Cruz picking a bad faith media bias fight with the New York Times and then retweeting all of the glowing coverage from right-wing propaganda sites is literally everything you need to know about Ted Cruz,” Favreau wrote.

Cruz responded by accusing Favreau of engaging in bad faith regarding his criticisms of the Times.

“He attacks, impugning motives, and ignores the substance,” Cruz complained.

It was at this point that Favreau dropped the hammer on the senator.

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“You’ve been on a days long tirade because the NYT ran a few essays about the history and consequences of slavery, and its editor made the outlandish claim that…race is a big issue in American politics,” Favreau wrote. “You were less upset when Trump attacked your wife and father.”

During the 2016 Republican primary, Trump infamously promoted a meme that mocked Heidi Cruz’s appearance and even mused about a National Enquirer-led conspiracy theory about Cruz’s father somehow being involved in the assassination of former President John Kennedy.

Despite this, and despite the fact that Trump never apologized to Cruz, the senator still endorsed him for president and welcomed him during campaign rallies while facing a tough 2018 reelection battles against Beto O’Rourke.

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Here are the five world leaders Trump spoke with just prior to the bombshell DNI whistleblower complaint

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Following up on the Washington Post's bombshell report about a phone call promise that Donald Trump made to a world leader which set off alarm bells and resulted in a whistleblower complaint from an intel official, CNN reported the names of five foreign leaders the president spoke with prior to the filing.

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Drain the swamp? Trump has named more lobbyists to Cabinet than Bush or Obama did in 8 years

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President Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet positions in his first three years in office than Barack Obama or George W. Bush did over eight years, The Associated Press reports.

Former lobbyist Eugene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is set for a confirmation hearing to be Trump’s new labor secretary on Thursday, marking the seventh former lobbyist the president has named to a Cabinet-level position.

Scalia, who spent much of his career fighting against labor regulations, would replace acting Labor Secretary Pat Pizzella, another former lobbyist who previously worked with disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Former lobbyists similarly run the Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the office of the U.S. trade representative. Dan Coats, another former lobbyist, resigned as Trump’s intelligence chief last month.

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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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