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Rand Paul Fires Back at Jon Stewart on Fox News: He’s ‘Not Using His Brain’

Rand Paul Fires Back at Jon Stewart on Fox News: He’s ‘Not Using His Brain’A day after former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and 9/11 responder John Feal came on Fox News and eviscerated him and fellow GOP Sen. Mike Lee for blocking the reauthorization of the 9/11 victims' compensation fund in the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Fox to return fire.And not only did the Kentucky lawmaker toss a lot of insults Stewart’s way, but Paul also claimed he should be lauded as a hero for holding up additional funding for 9/11 victims.“I know Jon Stewart,” Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Thursday. “Jon Stewart is sometimes funny, sometimes informed. In this case, he’s not funny nor informed.”Asserting that he always asks for “pay-fors” in all funding bills, even ones for disasters, the libertarian senator said Stewart’s name-calling exposes him as a “left-winger” before accusing the 9/11 victims’ advocate of being “part of the left-wing mob that is not using his brain.”“It's really disgusting,” he continued. “He pretended for years when he was on his comedy show to be somebody that could see both sides and see through the B.S., now he is the B.S. The B.S. meter is through the roof when you see him calling people names and calling people an abomination when I'm asking for something reasonable.”Cavuto would go on to press Paul about his support for Trump’s massive tax cut, asking him if it was OK to not pay for the tax breaks but not 9/11 funding. Paul brushed that off by noting he wanted a “paygo provision” added but his colleagues voted it out. He then went on to accuse Stewart of “telling a lie” about his support for deficits.Moments later, after saying he was one of the few people in Congress who cares about balancing the budget, Paul then demanded that he be celebrated for his principled stand.“I'm trying to have a debate in our country about whether or not deficits matter and whether or not we should offset new spending,” he exclaimed. “I think I should be commended and loudly cheered for being one of the few fiscally responsible people up here.”Paul concluded: “And I think we ought to set the record straight. Because Jon Stewart can't just have a free pass to lie. He's a celebrity and thinks facts don't matter.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Fox’s Jesse Watters Says He’s ‘Tired and Bored’ of AOC, Proceeds to Talk at Length About Her

Fox’s Jesse Watters Says He’s ‘Tired and Bored’ of AOC, Proceeds to Talk at Length About HerFox News host Jesse Watters on Wednesday insisted that he is getting “kind of tired and bored” with one of the conservative network’s favorite targets: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Of course, he then proceeded to go on a minute-long rant against her.On noon-time gabfest Outnumbered, co-host Lisa Boothe led off a discussion of Ocasio-Cortez’s recent tour of border detention facilities, noting that the outspoken progressive lawmaker recently said the U.S. is heading to fascism and alleged the rampant abuse of migrants at the hands of detention center guards.“This is what frustrates me about politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Boothe grumbled, turning to Watters. “They run their mouth, but she voted against funding for the humanitarian condition. If she cares, why did she vote against that funding?”Watters, serving as the female-hosted show’s “One Lucky Guy,” called on AOC to “put your money where your mouth is” while claiming she is “running out of hand grenades at this point.” “I’m kind of tired and bored of her,” the right-wing pundit asserted.This, of course, would be news to anyone who semi-regularly watches Fox. Back in April, liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America found that during a six-week period, Fox News and Fox Business Network talked about Ocasio-Cortez every single day and mentioned her name 3,181 times. Watters, who hosts both The Five and weekend show Watters’ World, was one of the key contributors to that obsessive coverage.And so, immediately after declaring his boredom with the congresswoman on Wednesday, Watters delivered a lengthy anti-AOC tirade.“She calls everybody Nazis and starts screaming at the Border Patrol agents, yet refuses to actually tour the facility,” he yelled. “Speaks to someone, mischaracterized the drinking water comment, and then comes out and creates this huge controversy.”Ocasio-Cortez, however, wasn’t the only lawmaker who was told by detained migrants that guards told them to drink from the toilet. And a recently released report from the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that squalid conditions and overcrowding at detention camps are widespread and worse than initially revealed by the Trump administration. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelection

Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelectionPresident Trump declared that he is not “prepared to lose” reelection in 2020, saying he does not believe the official results of the popular vote count from his first election.



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With Border Talks Set to Start, Trump Says He’s Willing to Close Government Again

With Border Talks Set to Start, Trump Says He’s Willing to Close Government Again“Does anybody really think I won’t build the WALL?” Trump said late Sunday in a tweet that ran through what he termed more success in two years than any other president. Trump’s acting chief of staff said earlier that Trump was prepared to shutter the government again or declare an emergency if needed to get the wall money. The first formal meeting of the Homeland Security Appropriations House-Senate conference committee will be on Wednesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Trump for dismissing her: 'The real reason he’s hiding his taxes'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Trump for dismissing her: 'The real reason he’s hiding his taxes'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has fired back at Donald Trump after he dismissively asked: “Who cares?” when a journalist him about her. The president made the throwaway remark in front of reporters on the White House lawn, prompting Ms Cortez to tweet: “I bartended for *years* in New York City. The youngest-ever Congresswoman then suggested the real reason the president is hiding his taxes from the public is because he doesn’t actually make the amount he suggests.



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Trump Suggests He’s Open to a Shutdown Deal

Trump Suggests He’s Open to a Shutdown DealIt’s the first sign of a possible opening for negotiations to break the stalemate that’s had parts of the government shut for 11 days. Congressional aides said the offer was extended to the eight top leaders from both parties in the new House and Senate that convenes on Thursday and will include a briefing by Homeland Security officials. Democratic leaders haven’t publicly said whether they’ll accept the invitation.



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Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s progressive: ‘I’m not big on labels’

Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s progressive: ‘I’m not big on labels’Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is tiptoeing away from branding himself as a progressive despite his status as one of the leading lights of the left-wing of the Democrats. Mr O’Rourke is struggling to find his place in a battle for the Democratic party’s soul between establishment and progressives within his party, while also maintaining the support of more traditionally conservative Texas.



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Trump claims he’s ‘not concerned’ about impeachment because there would be a ‘revolt’

Trump claims he’s ‘not concerned’ about impeachment because there would be a ‘revolt’Donald Trump has insisted he is “not concerned” about the threat of impeachment because “the people would revolt if that happened”. The president, who has been implicated in campaign finance violations admitted by his former personal lawyer, claimed it would be “hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong”. Federal prosecutors said last week that Mr Trump had directed Michael Cohen to make six-figure payments to two women to stop them speaking about alleged affairs with the Republican candidate ahead of the 2016 presidential election.



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Trump Calls Report That He’s Questioning Pence Loyalty ‘Phony’

Trump Calls Report That He’s Questioning Pence Loyalty ‘Phony’“I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President,” he said in a tweet Saturday. The New York Times report on Friday cited unidentified sources who said Trump was repeatedly asking aides and advisers about whether Pence was loyal. “The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence.



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Trump cites Harry Reid to back his position on birthright. He’s 25 years out of date.

Trump cites Harry Reid to back his position on birthright. He’s 25 years out of date.Harry Reid on Wednesday responded to President Trump after the commander in chief used a speech the former Democratic senator from Nevada made 25 years ago to justify a push to end birthright citizenship.



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