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Giuliani cancels plan to join Putin as paid guest at Kremlin-sponsored event next week: report

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On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Rudy Giuliani was scheduled to make a paid appearance at a pro-Kremlin event in Armenia, sponsored by Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union — where he will appear alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

According to the report, Giuliani would “participate in a panel led by Sergey Glazyev, a longtime Putin adviser who has been under U.S. sanctions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine five years ago.” He was to be the only American participating in the conference.

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Asked about the propriety of attending this event, Giuliani reacted with scorn. “I will try to not knowingly talk to a Russian until this is all over,” he told the Post. He also refused to confirm how much he was being paid or who was paying him, but said that “It goes to my company.”

But faced with immediate backlash over the report, Giuliani soon changed his mind and canceled, texting “not going” to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.

The Eurasian Economic Union is a Moscow-based organization designed to be a counterweight to the power of the European Union.

This comes just as Giuliani is making the rounds on national television running interference for President Donald Trump on the scandal involving his attempts to strong-arm the president of Ukraine — a country militarily threatened by Russia.

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Wake Forest slammed for inadequate response to threatening emails labeled ‘white supremacist terrorism’

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Tensions remain high at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC after emails considered "white supremacist terrorism" threatened the school.

"Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he's still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response," the Associated Press reported Saturday."

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Economists warn Trump policies will result in lost jobs and lower wages for American workers

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The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US authorities found immigrants working there illegally.

In April, a small Nebraska town lost a potato processing plant, and the local revenue it generated, in the wake of an immigration raid on its facilities. A restaurant in New York appears to have suffered similar fate in August.

Farmers say they are planting less, turning to automation, eliminating some crops, leaving them to rot in the field or contemplating selling out of the business altogether -- all because they cannot find enough immigrant labor.

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Trump supporter Steve Cortes loses it after Rick Wilson brings up war crimes prosecutions

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The spokesperson for the "official" pro-Trump SuperPAC was admonished twice by an MSNBC anchor on Saturday night during a segment on impeachment that quickly went off the rails.

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid was anchoring a Saturday night special titled, "the impeachment trial of Donald Trump."

Her panel included Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and Steve Cortes, the spokesperson for America First PAC.

Wilson explained why Republican senators refuse to stand up to Trump.

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