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CNN host slaps down GOP’s Dan Bishop for portraying himself as the underdog in NC special election

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Appearing on CNN the morning after he won a close special election for a House seat representing North Carolina in Congress, GOP lawmaker Dan Bishop got a reality check from CNN’s John Berman after he boasted about what he called his come-from-behind victory.

According to Bishop, who squeaked out a narrow victory over Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District race on Tuesday, he felt his election was a big deal because he started so far behind his Democratic challenger.

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“I’ve only been in six months,” Bishop stated about the special election being re-held over evidence of voter fraud in last November’s midterm election. “Really, in just six weeks we had a level playing field with the campaign on the other side that 10 to 12 million dollars from the outside seeking to flip the seat.”

“We were far behind, we were making progress, but the president and Vice President Mike Pence coming in, I think put us over the top,” Bishop asserted.

“Just one point of clarification,” Berman interrupted. “People call it a Republican district because it is. I mean, it’s been in Republican hands since the 60s, and President Trump won it by 12 points in 2016.”

“It is a district that is consistently, and easily, gone towards Republicans,” the CNN host added.

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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