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Chelsea Clinton accidentally scorches Meghan McCain while dismissing congressional rumors on The View

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Chelsea Clinton dismissed the rumors that she’s considering a run for Congress — while taking a subtle swipe at fellow political daughter Meghan McCain.

Clinton filled in Wednesday as co-host on “The View” for Joy Behar, who’s been out all week, and was asked right away to comment on rumors that she might run for the House seat vacated by the retiring Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY).

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“I understand why people are asking, and someone has asked me some version of this question for literally as long as I can remember,” Clinton said.

Clinton looked at co-host Abby Huntsman, whose father Jon Huntsman served as Utah governor, ran for the Republican presidential nomination and then served until recently as the U.S. ambassador to Russia.

“Abby’s nodding,” she said. “One of my earliest memories is being 3 or 4, and someone asking, are you going to run for governor of Arkansas one day?”

Clinton’s father Bill Clinton served as governor at that time, before going on to serve two terms as president, and her mother has served in the U.S. Senate and as secretary of state before winning the 2016 presidential nomination.

“I share that because it’s a question that shouldn’t just be asked of someone whose last name is Clinton or Huntsman,” Clinton said, as McCain looked on from the next seat.

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McCain’s father John McCain served two terms in the House before going on to serve in the Senate from 1987 until his death last year.

“Ask kids, young people, women, and I hope that if the answer to that question is yes, I’m considering it,” Clinton said. “You go to other resources that will help you do that.”

Clinton wouldn’t rule out entering politics at some point, but not now.

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“I don’t know, but right now the answer is no,” she said.

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Trump’s latest and most ludicrous con job

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Donald Trump is con artist in chief of the United States. His many apparent and impeachable crimes, such as the Ukraine scandal, collusion with Russia and violations of the Emoluments Clause, flow from that fact. Of course, Trump’s long con involves millions and perhaps even billions of dollars. But Trump’s big score, his ultimate goal, is permanent control of the presidency of the United States and the power for him and his family and allies to engage in legal theft indefinitely.

This article first appeared on Salon.

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I was an impeachment skeptic. Here’s why I’m now convinced Trump must be removed

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Despite all the uncertainty surrounding impeachment, we can capture the current moment succinctly: President Trump’s fate hinges on whether Republican senators are more fearful of losing in a primary or in the general election. Now that the live impeachment hearings are about to fuel nationwide prime-time programming, those senators’ fears are likely to intensify.

While that dynamic will determine whether Trump will be removed from office, it doesn’t tell us whether he should be.  I am generally an impeachment skeptic. My recent book—Impeaching the President: Past, Present, Future—argues that impeachment should be regarded as a last resort that, as a general proposition, is inappropriate in a president’s first term.  The American people are capable of rendering judgment and should be given the first crack.

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Nicolle Wallace tells Colbert why she cursed at Fox News host Laura Ingraham — and that she left the GOP

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace appeared on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Wednesday after spending hours analyzing the impeachment hearings that began that morning.

One of the first things Colbert asked about was the recent smackdown from Wallace about Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her guests going after Col. Alexander Vindman. Ingraham proposed that because Vindman was born in Ukraine that he was somehow a traitor to the United States for coming forward about President Donald Trump's admitted crimes.

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