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Some of the same circles of white nationalists and nativist hard right activists who have rallied around Donald Trump are now hoping the presumptive GOP nominee will pick Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his vice presidential candidate, according to a report by MSNBC.

Kobach, an early endorser of Trump, was the architect behind some of the harshest anti-immigration laws -- including Arizona's "show us your papers" measure SB 1070 -- and has also been advocate of restrictive voting laws, including a proof-of-citizenship requirement that has been partially blocked by a federal court.

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Though Ken Starr is best known for relentlessly spearheading a string of highly politicized investigations of Bill Clinton, the former prosecutor now seems to have kind words for the former president.

During a panel discussion last week in Philadelphia, Starr called Clinton "the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation," according to the New York Times.

"His genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear," he said. "It is powerful, it is palpable and the folks of Arkansas really understood that about him — that he genuinely cared. The ‘I feel your pain’ is absolutely genuine."

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