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Black state legislator says he was pulled over for ‘looking suspicious’ while campaigning against Mitch McConnell

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A black lawmaker in Kentucky claims police pulled him over while he was on a “listening tour” to explore challenging Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2020 election.

Democratic state Rep. Charles Booker of Louisville launched an exploratory effort in November, saying he would support the Green New Deal, Medicare for all and “taxing millionaires like Mitch McConnell,” the Courier Journal reported at the time.

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In a video posted to Twitter, Booker explained the incident that occurred on the second day of his listening tour.

“We’re on the road here to Eastern Kentucky, leaving my neighborhood in the West End, and our team got pulled over,” he explained. “The officer said we looked suspicious, we don’t belong around here, what are you doing?”

“And what I want to say is, it might look suspicious to see someone like me saying that we can do something bold for our future and that we cand stand and build a movement,” Booker said. “So don’t be alarmed. When you see our truck headed down the road, just beep a horn, put a fist in the air, and know that we’re fighting for you.”

Booker was born only a few months after McConnell was first elected to the Senate in 1984.

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AG Bill Barr will ‘try to interfere’ in the 2020 election to re-elect Trump: MSNBC national affairs analyst

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Attorney General William Barr will use the Department of Justice to "try to interfere" in the 2020 presidential election to re-elect Donald Trump, MSNBC's national affairs analyst predicted on Tuesday.

John Heilemann was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

"The attorney general, from the moment he walked into this job, has behaved in a -- as a ruthless, relentless political hack and a thug and who has behaved not as attorney general of the United States," Heilemann said.

"He made a travesty of the Mueller report and continues to lie on Donald Trump's behalf at every opportunity," he added.

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Trump welcomed Russia’s Sergey Lavrov to the White House — to humiliate us all

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Despite the fact that President Donald Trump still refuses to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington for an officials meeting — a topic at the center of the scandal driving Trump’s impeachment — the White House hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday.

And while Lavrov was honored with his second private Oval Office meeting (the first one was a cataclysmic disaster) and a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the foreign minister took his opportunity here to repeatedly humiliate the United States.

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United States, Mexico, Canada finalize Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal

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The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to ratification after more than two years of arduous negotiations.

However, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate would likely delay Congressional ratification of the agreement until next year, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In reality, it is the second time the three countries have triumphantly announced the conclusion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal meant to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA, which President Donald Trump complains has been "a disaster" for the US.

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