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Republican Matt Bevin spent four years trying to lose — ‘and he succeeded’: Elections expert Larry Sabato

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Kentucky’s Republican governor had to actually try to lose re-election in such a red state, an elections expert explained on MSNBC on Tuesday.

Larry Sabato, the director of U.Va’s Center for Politics, was interviewed my Lawrence O’Donnell on “The Last Word.”

“And Larry, a quick word about what we’re seeing in Kentucky tonight. The president went down last night, he nationalized the race, he put himself on the ballot in Kentucky,” O’Donnell noted.

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“He put impeachment on the ballot in Kentucky, the Republican advertising campaign put Donald Trump and put impeachment on the ballot in the Kentucky governor’s race, and it was a very bad night for Republicans,” he continued.

“It sure was,” Sabato replied. “Yeah, it’s true they won everything below governor, but governor matters more than all the other things put together.”

“And Trump put his reputation on the line. He picked Kentucky for the election-eve visit because he thought he could have the most influence there. But Matt Bevin lost. And when you’re a Republican running statewide in Kentucky you have to try to lose. And Bevin tried for four years — and he succeeded,” Sabato concluded.

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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