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CNN’s Bakari Sellers slams Rick Santorum for claiming slavery and abortion are the same thing

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CNN conservative Rick Santorum on Tuesday got into hot water when he suggested that women who get abortions were committing a sin on par with owning slaves.

During a debate about the removal of assorted monuments across the United States, Santorum said that Sellers should learn to live with statues of people who once owned slaves the same way that he lives with Democrats who favor giving women reproductive rights.

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“I have a hard time reconciling people who are allowing people to be killed in the womb, but you know what, I do, and we all do,” he said. “And we all have to reconcile things that we have differences about.”

Sellers immediately jumped in to call B.S. on Santorum’s analogy.

“Slavery and abortion are not the same things,” he said.

“Yes it is!” Santorum insisted.

“That’s like apples and bobcats,” Sellers shot back. “There’s nothing the same about slavery and abortion… If there is a mother who is about to die or if she is raped or the victim of incest and she makes a decision, Rick, that’s not the same thing as dragged over here against your will!”

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Veteran Republican operative shames the GOP — and warns they won’t get rid of Trumpism ‘for at least a generation’

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Stuart Stevens is a veteran Republican campaign operative from five presidential races. When he spoke to PBS's Judy Woodruff Wednesday, he lamented the GOP failed the moral test it was presented with Donald Trump.

"Well, I think there's been two strains in the party. Call it an Eisenhower strain going back to the '50s and a McCarthy strain," Stevens said, recalling when the GOP would talk about expanding their party and bringing in more African-American voters. "Now we don't even hear any talk anymore of a big tent. And we seem to have settled into a very comfortable white grievance identity."

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Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s Axios interview where he ‘couldn’t even remember his own BS — that’s how fried his brain is’

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In his response to President Donald Trump's bizarre interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, "Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers explained the Trump interview in a single photo:

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Former Trump ambassador tells Rachel Maddow ‘it’s a big red flag’ that Trump is trying to hide investigation of Turnberry scam

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Former acting ambassador to the U.K., Lewis Lukens, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that the inspector general raised questions to him and embassy staff in the U.K. about President Donald Trump's demand for the ambassador to lobby for the British Open to be hosted at Trump's golf course in Scotland.

According to Lukens, he told those questioning how to go about getting the British Open at Trump Turnberry, and Lukens said he was clear that it was "unethical" and "possibly illegal." Still, Trump's cronies persisted.

He explained that when the inspector general did the investigation they went back to Washington to write up the report and that it should have been released by now, but it obviously has not. Today, the acting IG, who took over just three months ago, abruptly resigned.

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