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Connecticut town’s KKK history recalled ahead of controversial upcoming GOP event

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The town of Shelton, Connecticut was brutally whacked for its history of racism ahead of a Connecticut Republican Party event.

Fun fact. In the 1980s, the Imperial Wizard (the national leader) of the Ku Klux Klan lived in Connecticut,” columnist Colin McEnroe noted in The Middletown Press.

The host of WNPR’s “The Colin McEnroe Show” explained how James Farrands ran the KKK out of his garage in Shelton.

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“This may be an unfair memory to bring up, right when Shelton is having another bad run. In recent weeks, the school system there had to deal with a Snapchat pic of a student in blackface lifting both middle fingers and using a common distasteful racial epithet,” McEnroe explained.

That wasn’t the only incident.

“What could be worse? Funny you should ask. On Oct. 11, a student field trip from Shelton was kicked out of the Smithsonian, specifically its National Museum of African American History and Culture, after a student spat off the balcony, apparently hitting an African-American person in the crowd below,” he noted.

“We just have to hope and pray Shelton gets six months or a year, trouble-free, to collect itself,” he wrote. “What’s that you say? Oh dear. Next week, the Connecticut Republican Party is hosting an evening of ‘enlightenment’ featuring political activist James O’Keefe at a venue in … Shelton.”

McEnroe blasted the far-right activist.

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“O’Keefe, leader of Project Veritas, is a trafficker in fraudulence posing as a crusader for truth. More succinctly, he is muck pretending to be a muckraker,” he explained. “O’Keefe was arrested for trying to tamper with the phones of then U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu while posing as a telephone repairman. He tried to discredit a CNN journalist by luring her onto a boat full of sex toys and props. Creepy, weird and unsuccessful.”

“This is who the Connecticut GOP has seen fit to bring to Shelton. It is trouble not of Shelton’s making, but it doesn’t help. I’m not sure how the party picked out its venue for this gig, but Shelton did go big for Donald Trump in 2016, by about 20 percentage points,” McEnroe added.

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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.

They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz, who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein, O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.

But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.

McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."

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CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.

The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.

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Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."

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