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Liz Cheney — of all people — calls on Trump allies to stop smearing Purple Heart recipient

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) called out Fox News and President Donald Trump’s allies for smearing an active-duty Army officer who’s testifying in the impeachment inquiry.

The Wyoming Republican spoke out against the attacks on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who earned a Purple Heart while serving in the Iraq War, because he came forward to give lawmakers an account of the July 25 phone call he heard while serving as the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council.

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“Now I also want to address something that’s been going on for the last several hours, and last night, which I think is also shameful, and that is questioning the patriotism and questioning the dedication to country of people like Mr. Vindman, Lt. Col. Vindman, who will be coming today, and others who have testified,” Cheney said.

The lawmaker, whose father Dick Cheney won re-election as vice president in a campaign that questioned the patriotism and service of Purple Heart recipient John Kerry, called on Trump’s allies to hold back on their attacks on Vindman.

“I think that we need to show that we are better than that as a nation,” Cheney said. “Their patriotism, their love of country, we’re talking about decorated veterans who have served this nation, who have put their lives on the line, and it is shameful to question their patriotism, their love of this nation, and we should not be involved in that process.”

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Critics of sweeping policy changes always make one huge mistake: Robert Reich

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In last Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50 trillion. Holy Indiana.

Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic advisor for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60 trillion. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.

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Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’

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MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.

Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.

"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."

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‘Breathtaking fiscal hypocrisy’ of the GOP may win Trump reelection: Nobel economist

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Donald Trump was blasted for his economic policies by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman -- who worries it just might work to get the president reelected.

"It may have slipped by you, but last week Donald Trump suggested that he may be about to give U.S. farmers — who have yet to see any benefits from his much-touted trade deal with China — another round of government aid," Krugman wrote in The New York Times. "This would be on top of the billions in farm aid that Trump has already delivered, costing taxpayers several times as much as Barack Obama’s auto bailout — a bailout Republicans fiercely denounced as 'welfare' and 'crony capitalism' at the time."

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