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CNN’s Tapper shreds Fox News’ ‘hideous’ smear of debate moderator because her parents donated to Dems

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Both Fox News and the New York Post this week launched a campaign against NBC News’ Kristen Welker, who will be serving as the moderator at the final 2020 presidential debate this Thursday.

The Post got the ball rolling when it claimed that Welker had “deep ties” to the Democratic Party because her parents in the past had donated money to Democratic candidates.

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Fox News amplified the Post’s reporting on Monday by creating a graphic showing how much Welker’s parents had given to Democratic presidential candidates including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden.

CNN’s Jake Tapper, however, called B.S. on the attacks against Welker by pointing out that she can’t be held accountable for anything her parents do.

“If any other outlet started covering the political donations of *the parents* of folks who work at Fox there would be widespread outrage and rightly so,” he wrote on Twitter. “This is hideous and unjournalistic. And another example of how bad actors use standards against those who uphold them.”

In a follow-up tweet, Tapper argued that both Fox and the Post “know better” than to launch these sorts of attacks on Welker, but that they “don’t care.”

“It’s not about truth it’s just about smearing,” he wrote.

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Ivanka Trump wants to be the ‘first female president’ — but there’s one major obstacle

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Ivanka Trump is harboring political ambitions after she leaves the White House after her father's election loss.

It's not clear where President Donald Trump's eldest daughter will live, along with her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner, but their former friends, colleagues and associates believe Ivanka Trump will try to build up her influence in the Republican Party, reported the Washington Post.

“I think she’d want to be the [first] female president,” said Marissa Velez Kraxberger, a film producer who worked for Ivanka for two years at her now-defunct company. “I don’t think she’s actually ever had any interest in fashion but everything was an angle to gain more power in whatever possible way.”

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Mark Becker, the former Chairman of the Brown County Republican Party, writes at The Bulwark that he had a conversation with Johnson after the election in which the senator acknowledged Trump's defeat.

However, Johnson said that he was loath to admit it publicly because of the strong support the president had received from Wisconsin GOP voters, despite the fact that the president narrowly lost the state this year.

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‘Dumbest senator ever’: Morning Joe mocks Republican Ron Johnson

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for demanding proof of something that doesn't exist.

Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice had found no evidence of voter fraud, as President Donald Trump has claimed, and Johnson called on Barr to "show everybody" the proof that the election had not been stolen.

"The man Guinness Book of World Records has called the dumbest senator to ever be sworn in in this constitutional republic," Scarborough said. "I'm speaking, of course, of Ron Johnson, who said that William Barr must show his evidence that he has no evidence."

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