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Donald Trump Lied 87 Times Last Week – Or Once Every 3 Minutes, 15 Seconds

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GOP Nominee Made Erroneous Statements Four Times More Often Than Democrat Hillary Clinton, According To Politico

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump made 87 erroneous statements in five days last week.

That’s an average of one misstatement, exaggeration or falsehood for every three minutes, 15 seconds worth of remarks on the campaign trail, according to an analysis by Politico. 

The news site also analyzed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s remarks during the same period — and found that she made only eight erroneous statements, or one every 12 minutes. 

“The conclusion is inescapable: Trump’s mishandling of facts and propensity for exaggeration so greatly exceed Clinton’s as to make the comparison almost ludicrous,” Politico reports. “Though few statements match the audacity of his statement about his role in questioning Obama’s citizenship, Trump has built a cottage industry around stretching the truth.”

Trump’s lies included whoppers like falsely accusing Clinton of starting the birther movement and claiming he opposed the Iraq war.

The Politico analysis helps explain why Trump’s campaign doesn’t want moderator Lester Holt to fact-check him during Monday’s debate. But the analysis also reveals that Trump faces a different standard among voters than Clinton. A recent CNN poll found that 50 percent of voters believe Trump is honest and trustworthy, while only 35 percent believe Clinton is honest and trustworthy. 

Check out all 87 of Trump’s lies here. 

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Watch: Madison Cawthorn Urges Mothers of Young Boys to ‘Raise Them to Be a Monster’

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is urging parents to turn their young children into monsters.

The North Carolina Republican Congressman lamented that American “culture is trying to completely demasculate all the young men,” presumably meaning “emasculate.”

“You can look at testosterone levels in young men today, and they are lower than throughout all of history,” he added.

“But my friends they’re trying to demasculate the young men in this country ’cause they don’t want people who are going to stand up.”

“If you are raising a young man, raise them to be a monster,” he urged mothers, to applause.

The clip was posted by Right Wing Watch:

 

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'HIRED ACTOR'

Psaki Again Destroys Doocy So Bad Some Are Asking if He Is a ‘Deep State’ Actor or a ‘Plant’ to Make Her Look Good

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s near-daily ritual of educating Peter Doocy took such a dramatic step up on Monday some are asking if perhaps the Fox News correspondent is a “plant” or a “deep state hired actor” designed to make her look good.

When today’s exchange was all done Psaki had reminded Doocy that Trump “used his office to incite an insurrection,” and “put political pressure on senior DOJ officials to propagate lies about the election to the point where they threaten to resign en masse.”

Doocy Monday afternoon had jumped on President Joe Biden’s response to a reporter’s question Friday. When asked if the January 6 Committee’s subpoenas against those who refuse to comply should be enforced, the President said they should be.

Some, including Doocy, are accusing Biden of reneging on a promise to not weigh in on the Justice Dept.’s decisions whether or not to prosecute cases – something Donald Trump did on a regular basis. But enforcing a subpoena is not deciding whether or not to prosecute a case. The DOJ, or, in this case, U.S, Attorneys, have a legal mandate to enforce congressional subpoenas.

Here’s part of the exchange:

And here’s how people are responding:

 

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Legal Experts Explain DOJ’s Latest Emergency Move to Try to Get SCOTUS to Block Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

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On Monday the Dept. of Justice moved one step further to try to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s near-total ban on abortion, which legal experts and now the DOJ itself say is unconstitutional.

“For half a century, this Court has held that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability,'” DOJ’s 39-page emergency filing signed by Acting Solicitor General Brian H. Fletcher reads.

DOJ is asking SCOTUS to “vacate” the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s stay on a lower court’s ruling injunction that effectively stopped the law, known as SB 8, from going into effect.

But perhaps the most important part, as Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, Buzzfeed’s Zoe Tillman, and others point to, is that DOJ is asking the Supreme Court to consider taking up the Texas law “this Term,” rather than using the highly-criticized shadow docket to enact its will.

Reuters’ U.S. Supreme Court reporter Lawrence Hurley notes that the “appeals court decision that allowed the law to be enforced ‘enables Texas’s ongoing nullification of this Court’s precedents and its citizens’ constitutional rights,’ the Justice Department says.”

“The Texas law ‘defies’ the Supreme Court’s abortion precedents by ‘banning abortion long before viability — indeed, before many women even realize they are pregnant,’ the filing says,” Hurley adds.

He adds:

Rewire News Group’s Senior Editor of Law & Policy, Imani Gandy adds:

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