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Trump’s Israel ambassador torn to shreds for saying America supports Netanyahu barring US congresswomen

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David Friedman, the American ambassador to Israel appointed by President Donald Trump, got torn to shreds on Thursday after he issued a statement saying that the United States government supports Israel’s decision to ban two American lawmakers from entering their country.

“The United States supports and respects the decision of the Government of Israel to deny entry to the Tlaib/Omar Delegation,” Friedman wrote.

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The ambassador went on to cite the congresswomen’s support for the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign, which is designed to punish the Israeli government for its continued occupation of the West Bank, as justification for not allowing them in.

Friedman’s statement immediately drew harsh criticism, including from J-Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, who slammed the ambassador for not “defending the rights of Americans.”

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Lindsey Graham lashes out at Mattis for criticizing Trump — and suggests he’s been duped by the ‘liberal media’

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Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) lashed out at Gen. James Mattis, President Donald Trump's former Defense secretary. Writing an op-ed in The Atlantic on Wednesday, the general highlighted the president's tendency toward fascism and authoritarianism. It prompted Graham to tell the general he doesn't know what he's talking about.

"To General Mattis, I think you're missing something here, my friend. You're missing the fact that the liberal media has taken every event in the last three-and-a-half years and laid it at the president's feet," Graham said on Fox News, according to Axios.

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California cop shoots through his own windshield to kill suspect on his knees — after mistaking his hammer for a gun

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A police shooting in the California city of Vallejo has a community on edge, according to a report from NBC Bay Area.

Sean Monterrosa, 22, was kneeling when a Vallejo police officer shot and killed him. The shooting happened while police were trying to stop looters from invading a local Walmart.

"This individual appeared to be running toward the black sedan, but suddenly stopped, taking a kneeling position, and placing his hands above his waist, revealing what appeared to be the butt of a handgun," Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said.

But Monterrosa was carrying a hammer, not a gun.

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‘Party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead’: Ex-House Republican lawyer says it’s time to give up on ‘hopeless’ GOP

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Former House Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel Sophia Nelson this week published a scathing column about her former party in which she encouraged Americans to simply give up hope that it will ever properly serve as a check on President Donald Trump.

In her latest Daily Beast column, Nelson called the GOP "hopeless" and declared that "the party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead" after so many of its members stayed silent in the wake of Trump's widely panned photo-op stunt at St. John's Church in Washington D.C.

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