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Convicted murderer claims his life sentence was served — because he died and was resuscitated

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A convicted murderer serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the Iowa State Penitentiary tried a novel argument to get out of prison: His sentence was served, because he had already died four years ago.

Specifically, according to the Des Moines Register, Benjamin Schreiber’s heart stopped in 2015 after being rushed to the hospital for sepsis brought on by severe kidney stones. Doctors had to resuscitate him five times, put him on an IV, and performed surgery to repair his kidneys.

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Schreiber told a district court in 2018 that since he was medically “dead” for a few minutes during this hospitalization, this meant he must be released, because he was sentenced to life without parole, “but not to life plus one day.” He also argued that his rights were violated by doctors saving his life in the first place, as he had a “do not resuscitate order” in effect.

The court ruled his argument “unpersuasive and wholly without merit,” and on Wednesday, a state appellate court, agreed, with Judge Amanda Potterfield writing, “Schreiber is either still alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is actually dead, in which case this appeal is moot.”


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Trump’s damage to the federal government is driving voters to turn to more liberal candidates: report

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's tenure has not resulted in voters becoming more conservative, and instead, he is driving them into the arms of more liberal and progressive candidates at the local level who are then using their newfound power to change Democratic policies at the national level.

Trump's negative influence is turning into a positive for those candidates -- particularly in the big cities.

"From New York City to Los Angeles, many of the nation’s biggest cities have turned even harder to the left under President Donald Trump, putting pressure on local officials to embrace the leading progressive presidential candidates — or withhold their endorsements entirely for fear of antagonizing newly energized activists," the report states. "It’s a drastic political shift in some places, where for decades entrenched party bosses crushed any signs of life on the left or tended to put the weight of big-city institutional support behind Democratic establishment-oriented candidates."

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GOP’s Collins demands delay in impeachment hearing after being overwhelmed with Dem’s massive case against Trump

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has demanded that Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) postpone a scheduled House Judiciary Committee hearing slated for Monday after being blindsided by a massive report from the Democrats on the committee making the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

According to Newsmax, Collins -- who has become one of the president's main surrogates opposing ouster of the president -- fired back at the Democrats over their Saturday release of thousands of pages of documents to be considered from the House impeachment investigation.

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Trump revealed his impeachment strategy 21 years ago — when he defended Bill Clinton

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Digging back into the archives, Politico reveals that President Donald Trump appears to be re-purposing the advice he suggested to Bill Clinton when the embattled Democratic president faced impeachment 21 years ago.

According to the report, Trump made an appearance on NBC's Hardball during the Clinton impeachment saga, where he told host Chris Matthews that Clinton needed to "go after his enemies," which has, to date, been Trump's main response to his own impeachment.

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