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February 20, 2019

BERNIE SANDERS RAISES $4 MILLION IN HALF A DAY

Money is pouring in for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Sanders hauled in $4 million in fundraising Tuesday from about 150,000 people just hours after announcing his 2020 presidential bid, The Hill reports.

Sanders is running for the Democratic nomination for the second time after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country,” he wrote in an email to supporters following an interview on Vermont Public Radio.

MAGA Teen Sues Washington Post for $250 Million

A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist iThe lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic.

The lawsuit claims that the newspaper “wrongfully targeted and bullied” the teen to advance its bias against President Donald Trump because Sandmann is a white Catholic who wore a Make America Great Again souvenir cap on a school field trip to the March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18.

Representatives from the Washington Post did not respond to a request for a comment.

Ala. Pols Want KKK ‘Ride Again’ Editor to Resign

Alabama’s congressional representatives have called for the publisher and editor of a local newspaper to resign after he wrote the Ku Klux Klan should “ride again.”

“Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again,” Goodloe Sutton wrote in the small town of Linden, Alabama’s newspaper, the Democrat-Reporter, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. “Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.”

Sen. Doug Jones, R-Ala., tweeted Monday night: “OMG! What rock did this guy crawl out from under? This editorial is absolutely disgusting & he should resign -NOW! I have seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those with influence- publish racist, hateful views. Words matter. Actions matter. Resign now!”

Roger Stone Complains About Gag Order

Political consultant and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Tuesday complained of a gag order issued in his criminal case, The Hill reports

The “real reason they want to gag me is so I cannot raise money necessary to mount a vigorous legal defense,” he wrote in a fundraising email.

Additionally, he said he has been targeted because of his relationship with the president, and has been surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 

“We both know I have been targeted by Mueller and the Deep State simply because I am a long-time confidant and friend of the president and I effectively helped defeat Hillary Clinton,” Stone wrote. “The Democrats want me side-lined in 2020 so I cannot help the president.”

Ariana Grande Matches Beatles Billboard Record

Singer Ariana Grande made history this week by becoming just the second musical act — along with the Beatles in 1964 — to own the top three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Billboard reported Tuesday that three songs from Grande’s latest album “Thank U, Next” are sitting atop the chart.

“7 Rings” is at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, while “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” made its debut as the No. 2 song. Sitting in the third spot is “Thank U, Next,” which moved up four spots.

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