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Following swift bipartisan backlash, a Democratic state senator in Illinois apologized over the weekend after photos of two men posing for a mock assassination of President Trump during his fundraiser were posted on Facebook
President Trump’s increasing vexation toward his favorite cable news network reached a new height over the weekend when he expressed genuine disbelief over Fox News’ latest poll, which featured him losing by head-to-head match up against four top Democrats.
An avowed white nationalist who attended the infamous 2017 Charlottesville rally was arrested over the weekend for allegedly making threats online to shoot up a Jewish community center in New Middleton, Ohio, ABC News reported.
We spent the past week focused on a probe far more morbid than what’s surrounding President Trump: the series of federal investigations into the death of billionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. While you may have been distracted by the President’s efforts to tie the sex offender’s death to former President Bill Clinton, we covered some updates to a few key Trump probes.
While several prominent Republicans, including the President himself, have vocalized support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to ban to sitting congresswomen from entering the country, an odd consortium of conservative voices have spoken out against it.
Despite being officially banned from entering the country by the Israeli government, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) requested special permission to enter this weekend so she can visit her grandmother, according to a Haaretz reporter.
MSNBC sent reporter Josh Lederman to Fort Dodge, Iowa, part of Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) home district, to search far and wide for someone, anyone, who might defend the lawmaker’s latest disturbing remarks.