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GOP House candidate challenging Maxine Waters has been arrested on felony stalking and extortion charges

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A prominent Republican voice and Republican challenger to Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) was arrested over the weekend, according to The Daily Beast.

Saturday night, businessman Omar Navarro was arrested after he was seen near his ex-girlfriend DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero’s apartment. Tesoriero is running a campaign against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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She told The Beast that she saw Navarro outside her home before getting a text message from an unknown number saying, “Bitch, I came to see you.” He allegedly offered her money to marry him and threatened to give her relatives’ address to the anti-fascist group known as “Antifa.” He also threatened her pets.

“He would have stolen my cats,” Tesoriero said.

She called the police, and he was arrested on three felony charges, including felony stalking, criminal threats and attempted extortion. He also faces violating a five-year restraining order Tesoriero got this year.

“Clearly, he has a lot of screws loose,” Tesoriero said of Navarro. “I think a lot of this power has gotten into his head. He has a lot of money now from campaign donations.”

Navarro has managed to make more than $1 million in campaign dollars from supporters of President Donald Trump by opposing Waters. As a result, Navarro has parlayed that into failed campaign attempts in 2016 and 2018, where Waters won by more than 50 percent. Despite the losses, Navarro announced he’ll run again in 2020.

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He has denied any wrongdoing and blamed it on the way men are treated “unjustly” in “this country.”

“Just because a woman says something doesn’t mean it’s true,” he said.

Read the full report by The Daily Beast.

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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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