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Fox’s Chris Wallace mocks network’s own contributor for calling impeachment ‘unconstitutional’

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On Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump would backfire on Democrats. He also called the investigation unconstitutional.

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace Chris Wallace wasn’t sure about how impeachment would play out electorally. But he did note that Gingrich was wrong about the constitutionality of the proceeding.

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“We don’t know what the results are going to be,” Wallace said. “I’m a little surprised at Speaker Gingrich who I greatly respect. This is the exact opposite of unconstitutional. The Constitution specifically says impeachment is left to Congress, with very little statement as to how they want to conduct it.”

“I think I remember that Newt Gingrich did an impeachment effort, led an impeachment effort against Bill Clinton in 1998. Was that an effort to overturn an election? No, he was investigating stuff,” he added. “We may find out there is no there there, but to say it’s to overturn an election that’s a reach for somebody like Newt Gingrich who was involved in the last impeachment effort.”

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Google tightens political ads policy in effort to stop abuse

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Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those with political messages, from lying in ads. But it is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video.

"It's against our policies for any advertiser to make a false claim -- whether it's a claim about the price of a chair or a claim that you can vote by text message, that election day is postponed, or that a candidate has died," Google ads product management vice president Scott Spencer said in an online post.

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour with visit to Buddhist temple

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Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his Asian tour aimed at promoting religious harmony.

The 82-year-old pontiff is on his first visit to Buddhist majority Thailand, where he will spend four days before setting off to Japan.

His packed schedule a day after touching down in Bangkok includes a meeting with the king and the prime minister before leading an evening mass expected to draw tens of thousands of people from across Thailand, where just over 0.5 percent of the population is Catholic.

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Hong Kong campus stalemate persists while US congress passes bill of support for democracy protesters

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Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city's pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.

Beijing did not immediately respond to the passage in Washington of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which voices strong support for the "democratic aspirations of the Hong Kong people."

But China had already threatened retaliation if the bill is signed into law by President Donald Trump, and state-run media warned Thursday the legislation would not prevent Beijing from intervening forcefully to stop the "mess" gripping the financial hub.

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