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Furious GOP congressman erupts after Adam Schiff lets David Holmes answer questions

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Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) on Thursday grew furious with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) after the House Intelligence Committee chairman insisted that he allow witness David Holmes to answer his question.

During a testy exchange with Holmes, Conaway got upset at the State Department official for reporting a call that he overheard between Trump and European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland while the two of them were at a restaurant in Kiev.

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“Sir, I think it was Gordon Sondland who showed indiscretion by having that conversation over a public phone line,” Holmes replied.

At this point, Conaway interjected and started talking over Holmes, and Schiff told him to let the witness finish his answer.

After Holmes and Conaway talked briefly, the Republican congressman chided Schiff for telling him to let Holmes answer.

“Mr. Chairman, that’s patently unfair!” he said.

“It’s fair, Mr. Conaway, not to interrupt the witness,” Schiff replied.

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“You’re willing to interrupt me and my five minutes!” Conaway complained. “The only person with unlimited time! Absolute unlimited time and you abused that power and continue to do that!”

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Tulsa man shot for making ‘racial derogatory remark’ to random passerby — after being stabbed for the same thing

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According to Tulsa police, a man has been hospitalized after being shot in the back after using a "racial derogatory remark" to another man he encountered while walking home, a local ABC affiliate reports.

No one has been arrested for the crime. Speaking to police, the victim's girlfriend said this was the second time he's been attacked for using racist remarks, the first time being when he was stabbed by someone he racially insulted.

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DOJ argues Congress can’t stop Trump Org from taking foreign payments — despite Constitution’s emoluments clause

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The so-called emoluments clause has been the center of a case that many legal scholars have been making that President Donald Trump is regularly violating the Constitution by continuing to accept payments from foreign governments via his businesses.

The Washington Post reports that an attorney from the Trump Department of Justice argued on Monday that the emoluments clause doesn't actually prevent Trump from accepting payments from foreign governments, even though the clause specifically states that "no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."

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Trump unleashes yet another maddening scandal as he opens the door to Saudi Arabian interference

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I don’t often talk about how mad I am. I don’t often talk about how mad I am, because talking often about how mad I am prevents me from speaking clearly and rationally. I want to speak clearly and rationally. There is so much need for speaking clearly and rationally amid the endless streams of waste and filth polluting our public discourse.

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But I can’t speak clearly and rationally at the expense of morality. Morality often begins with a feeling. The Gospels tell us of Jesus looking on the poor—he could hear and smell their misery—and he was “moved with pity.” But another way of putting it, another way of translating ?????????????, is that the rabbi felt compassion “in his guts.

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