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Condoleezza Rice spars with The View host while discussing Capitol riot


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Meghan McCain Spars With Cory Booker Over Civility: Beto Was ‘Very Nasty’ to Me!

Meghan McCain Spars With Cory Booker Over Civility: Beto Was ‘Very Nasty’ to Me!During a Wednesday interview with Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, The View’s Meghan McCain did what she apparently does best: Make the conversation about herself and, in this case, her personal beef with a presidential hopeful.After applauding Booker for saying Medicare for All is unrealistic, the conservative View co-host took issue with the New Jersey senator’s support for mandatory gun buybacks. This then prompted McCain to lump Booker in with former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who has made buybacks a central focus of his campaign.“When I heard you and Beto say that, to me, that’s like a left-wing fever dream,” McCain said. “And I want to know how you think you and Beto are going to go to red states and go to my brother’s house and get his AR-15s because, let me tell you, he’s not giving it back.”Booker, meanwhile, asserted he is not nearly where O’Rourke is when it comes to gun buybacks, causing McCain to reply: “Good! Because he’s crazy!”“We should watch the way we talk about each other,” Booker shot back. “Seriously, we can’t tear the character of people down. We have different beliefs.”McCain, however, invoked her ongoing feud with the one-time Texas Senate candidate, complaining that O’Rourke “has no problem doing it to me.”“He was very nasty to me about this,” the ex-Fox News star lamented.Last month, reacting to McCain’s overt warning that gun buybacks would lead to “a lot of violence” from gun owners, O’Rourke said “that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful” and it could become “self-fulfilling” and give permission to violence.“You and I both know that just because somebody does something to us, doesn’t mean we show the same thing back to them,” Booker responded to McCain, garnering audience applause.“I’m not running for president, with all due respect,” McCain snapped back. “And the way he talks about me inciting violence on this, I take very seriously and I speak for a lot of red state Americans whether he likes it or you like it or not, there’s a lot of Republicans you have to win over.”The New Jersey lawmaker reacted by telling McCain that her voice was one he respected before noting that “what we say about other people says more about us than it does about them.”Booker would then go on to relay an anecdote from the campaign trail in which he defused a voter’s call for violence against President Trump. McCain, meanwhile, brushed it aside and went back to pressing Booker on his buyback proposal and how he’s going to take her brother’s guns.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 News' Chris Wallace spars with Stephen Miller over Trump's call to use attorneys to seek dirt on Joe Biden

Fox News' Chris Wallace spars with Stephen Miller over Trump's call to use attorneys to seek dirt on Joe BidenFox News host Chris Wallace grilled White House adviser Stephen Miller on why President Trump used personal attorneys to press a foreign country to investigate a political rival rather than seek official channels for justice.



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Republican Rep Spars with Al Sharpton over Past Anti-Semitic, Racist Remarks during Congressional Hearing

Republican Rep Spars with Al Sharpton over Past Anti-Semitic, Racist Remarks during Congressional HearingSparks flew at a House Judiciary Committee on policing last Thursday as Representative Matt Gaetz (R., Flo.) questioned witness Al Sharpton regarding derogatory comments he allegedly made about Jews, whites and African Americans.Gaetz posted a shortened version of the exchange on YouTube, which nevertheless runs to almost a quarter of an hour. Gaetz, like Sharpton, is known for his combative style.Reading from a Congressional resolution introduced in 2000 by then-congressman Joe Scarborough, Gaetz asked Sharpton, “Have you ever referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘white interlopers’ or ‘diamond merchants?'”Sharpton, who now appears regularly on Scarborough's MSNBC program Morning Joe, replied that he had referred to one person in Harlem as an "interloper," but that he didn't know the person was Jewish at the time.At one point Gaetz asked Sharpton whether he made the statement, "We [Africans] taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."After Gaetz pressed him on whether or not he made this and other bigoted statements, Sharpton responded "I think that any statement I've made that was wrong…I have clearly said that we should not make bigoted statements, including me."Gaetz then jumped at Sharpton's possible admission, asking repeatedly "Have you made bigoted statements?" before the hearing descended into chaos.Sharpton meets frequently with prominent Democratic politicians as part of his work running the progressive political advocacy group National Action Network. Gaetz



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Sanders spars with journalists over responsibility for divisiveness after violent week

Sanders spars with journalists over responsibility for divisiveness after violent weekAt the first White House press briefing in weeks, press secretary Sarah Sanders receives questions from the news media about rhetoric and responsibility the week after bombs were sent to prominent Democrats and CNN and a mass shooting took place at a Pittsburgh synagogue.



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Salesforce’s Benioff Spars With Twitter’s Dorsey Over Support for Homeless

Salesforce’s Benioff Spars With Twitter’s Dorsey Over Support for Homeless(Bloomberg) — Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff gave fellow San Francisco corporate titan Jack Dorsey a piece of his mind on Twitter Friday. Benioff is one of the few tech leaders willing to criticize his own so openly.On Twitter, Benioff questioned Dorsey’s commitment to combating the city’s homeless crisis and drew attention to tax breaks that he said Dorsey’s companies, Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., got for putting their offices on Market Street, a main San Francisco thoroughfare that is a nexus of poverty and urban renewal. …



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Trump spars with Kerry over 'possibly illegal' talks on Iran deal

Trump spars with Kerry over 'possibly illegal' talks on Iran dealFormer Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday brushed aside President Trump’s suggestion that his discussions with the Iranian foreign minister about salvaging the Iran deal are “possibly illegal.”



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Trump spars with Kerry over 'possibly illegal' talks on Iran deal

Trump spars with Kerry over 'possibly illegal' talks on Iran dealFormer Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday brushed aside President Trump’s suggestion that his discussions with the Iranian foreign minister about salvaging the Iran deal are “possibly illegal.”



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Kellyanne Conway spars with Anderson Cooper over Trump’s firing of Comey

Kellyanne Conway spars with Anderson Cooper over Trump’s firing of ComeyThe CNN host grilled the president’s special counselor on Tuesday night over his firing of the FBI director.



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Sean Spicer spars with White House press corps over alleged wiretapping

Sean Spicer spars with White House press corps over alleged wiretappingWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a heated exchange with a pair of reporters at his daily briefing on Thursday. The tense back-and-forth began with questions about President Trump’s allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. It devolved into shouting, repeated interruptions and an accusation from Spicer that the media is attempting to “perpetuate a false narrative” about Trump’s relationship with Russia.



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