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Trump White House Gatekeeper Was Fired for Comments About His Daughters

Looks like she got a little drunk at an off the record meeting with reporters and said too much. And of course, she made the mistake of trusting the reporters. According to Politico: Madeleine Westerhout, who left her White House job suddenly on Thursday as President Trump’s personal assistant, was fired after bragging to reporters that she had a better relationship with Trump than his

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Trump Denies Responsibility for Blowing Up Iranian Rocket

Here’s what happened, according to AP: A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed launch this year alone. Israelis? Iranian incompetence? We actually did do it? All plausible explanations.

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Buttigieg Calls Pence a Christian Hypocrite for Condoning Trump’s “Naked Sins”

From the Washington Examiner: Pete Buttigieg criticized Vice President Mike Pence and Christian politicians who support controversial Trump policies as hypocritical, but stopped short of calling them “sinful,” as Joe Biden did. “I’ll be careful to use that word to kind of point out a speck in my brother’s eye,” the South Bend mayor told Religion News Service when asked whether politicians who supported family separation at the

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