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Watch Mike Pence gasp when no one claps at his terrible applause line

Watch Mike Pence gasp when no one claps at his terrible applause lineVice President Mike Pence isn't a complicated man. He likes Chili's, using his personal AOL account for official government business, and gay conversion therapy. And so, when he addressed attendees at the Middle East conference in Poland on Feb. 14, it's clear he believed that same down-home flavor that's treated him so well in Trump Country would garner rounds of applause from his European audience. That, dear reader, is where he went wrong.Speaking about the widely supported Iran nuclear deal, Pence told those in attendance that it was time to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. and withdraw. The response, or rather lack thereof, from the crowd appeared to shock the veep. SEE ALSO: Sure looks like Trump declared a 'national emergency' via the Notes app"The time has come for our European partners to stand with us and the Iranian people, to stand with our allies and friends in the region," he told the audience. "The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and join with us as we bring the economic and diplomatic pressure necessary to give the Iranian people, the region, and the world, the peace, security, and freedom they deserve."The video pretty much says it all. > OMG — Pence was visibly shook in Poland when he received absolutely no reaction to what was clearly supposed to be an applause line about how "the time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal." pic.twitter.com/biRxARZkcM> > — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 16, 2019Amazing, right? The people of the internet think so, too. > Surprised no one threw a shoe at him.> > — Warren (@Rusty94582) February 17, 2019> His desperate gasp for breath is priceless!!!> > — Craig Lapierre (@clspartan) February 17, 2019> Not sure what's more embarrassing: That he has so many beats for applause written into his script, or that the applause never came.> > — Johnny Moonrock (@JohnnyMoonrock) February 17, 2019Notably, this has been happening to Pence a lot lately. On Feb. 15, he was speaking at the 55th annual Munich Security Conference, and told those gathered that Trump says hello."I bring greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump."Deafening silence followed. Better luck next time.  WATCH: Cardi B speaks out on government shutdown



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Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice

Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal JusticeDemocratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 — so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it’s my opinion that we still have a long way to go — and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.



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Covington Catholic Is the Terrible Sequel to the Kavanaugh Case

Covington Catholic Is the Terrible Sequel to the Kavanaugh CaseOver the last 72 hours, I’ve been asking myself a simple question: What would happen if a group of Black Israelites had spent an hour taunting my son’s high-school football team? How would they have reacted if a Native American elder had walked into their midst – apparently not saying anything intelligible to them, but rather banging a drum and chanting inches from one kid’s face. The boys wouldn’t have reacted all that differently from the kids at Covington Catholic.



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Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'

Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.



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Donald Trump Rips Into CNN's Jim Acosta: 'You Are A Rude, Terrible Person'

Donald Trump Rips Into CNN's Jim Acosta: 'You Are A Rude, Terrible Person'President Donald Trump tore into CNN's Jim Acosta during a press conference in



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Trump clashes with 'rude, terrible person' Jim Acosta of CNN

Trump clashes with 'rude, terrible person' Jim Acosta of CNNThe president has a heated exchange with the man his supporters love to hate.



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Steve King's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Tuesday

Steve King's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad TuesdayAfter 16 years of tolerating his outrageous and offensive comments, it appears that the Republican Party has finally reached its limit with Iowa Rep. Steve King.



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Famous Ivan the Terrible painting 'badly damaged' after vandal attacks Moscow gallery

Famous Ivan the Terrible painting 'badly damaged' after vandal attacks Moscow galleryA vandal enraged by what he claimed is a misleading portrayal of Ivan the Terrible has badly damaged one of the most iconic paintings of the infamous Tsar.  The attacker, who has not been named, used a metal pole to break the glass protecting Ilya Repin's Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16th, 1581, just before closing time at Moscow's Treyakov gallery on Friday.  "The painting is badly damaged, the canvas is ripped in three places in the central part…. The falling glass also damaged the frame," the gallery said in a statement.  "Luckily, the most valuable images, those of the faces and hands of the tsar and prince were not damaged," the statement said. A 37-year old man from the town of Voronezh was arrested at the scene, police said in a statement.  The suspect told officers that he had acted because of what he called the "falsehood of the historical facts depicted on the canvas." Ilya Repin was one of the greatest Russian artists of the 19th century Credit: GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo “I came to see the painting. I wanted to leave, but then dropped into the buffet and drank 100 grams of vodka. I don’t drink vodka, and became overwhelmed by something,” he said in a video released by police.   Repin's painting, which was completed in 1885, depicts the moment of deranged grief when the aging Ivan the Terrible realizes he has murdered his son and heir apparent in a rage.  It is considered one of Repin's most emotionally intense paintings, and it has been said that Ivan the Terrible's eyes can drive viewers mad.  Tsar Alexander III disliked the painting so much he banned its display for several months after it was unveiled – making it the first painting subject to censorship in Russia. The painting after the 1913 knife attack Credit: Wikipedia Commons In 1913 a mentally ill man called Abram Balashov cut it with a knife in three places, shouting "enough death, enough blood!" Gregory Khruslov, the curator responsible for the painting, threw himself under a train when he heard about it.   Repin, who is widely considered the greatest Russian painter of the 19th century, was still alive to help restore the painting after that attack.  The painting has been held by the Tretyakov since the 19th century. In 2011 Repin's A Parisian Cafe fetched  £4.5 million at auction.  Ivan the Terrible ruled Russia from 1547 to 1584.  Putin last year defending Ivan the Terrible (not that bad, look at all the other leaders back then!) "Take the famous legend about how [in English, here] Ivan the Terrible, Ivan Grozny, killed his son. That's known yet, whether he killed his son or not"https://t.co/Ko0tyZZSG2— Scott Rose (@rprose) May 26, 2018 Most sources agree he killed his son Ivan in a quarrel over the Tsar's handling of a war with Poland and his treatment of the Tsarevich's wife, who had miscarried after being beaten by her father-in-law.  But some Russian nationalists argue that his reputation for brutality, including the story that he murdered Ivan, is actually a product of Western propaganda.  Vladimir Putin said last year that "its is not known yet" whether Ivan the Terrible killed his son, and that the whole story may have been made up by envoys from the Vatican who wanted to convert Russia from Orthodoxy to Catholicism.  In 2013, a nationalist group called Holy Rus sent an open letter the Tretyakov's director and Russia's minister of culture demanding Repin's painting be removed on the grounds that there was no evidence for the murder and that the painting was thus "a libel against the Russian people."  In October 2016 the Russian town of Oryol courted controversy by erecting the first public statue of Ivan the Terrible. 



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Russian police arrest man who vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Russian police arrest man who vandalised Ivan the Terrible paintingRussian police on Saturday said they arrested a man for vandalising one of the best known works of 19th century painter Ilya Repin, depicting Ivan the Terrible killing his son, at a gallery in Moscow. The Tretyakov Gallery said the work was “seriously damaged” as a result. “The canvas has been ripped in three place in the central part of the Tsar’s son.



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Joe Biden 2020 Is A Terrible Idea In A Post-Weinstein America

Joe Biden 2020 Is A Terrible Idea In A Post-Weinstein AmericaBehind those famous aviators, he’s surveying the landscape to see if 2020 might just be his year to fulfill his presidential dreams.



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