Cruz: GOP Leadership ‘Prepared to Roll Over’ On Iran Deal and Move to ‘Their Real Priorities’

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Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stated of GOP leadership’s handling of the Iran deal, “it appears that they’re prepared to roll over, to have a show vote, to lose the show vote, and then move on to their real priorities, which is growing government, passing corporate welfare, and passing cronyist programs like the Export-Import Bank” on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.” Cruz, after denouncing the deal, said, “Sadly, Congress has given away its constitutional authority to ratify it as a treaty, or reject it as a treaty. And so it’s going to take 2/3ds of the Senate and 2/3ds of the House to defeat it. Which means Obama needs to hold on to 34 Democratic Senators to push through this terrible deal.” Cruz later added that the deal should be treated as a treaty, and “Even at a bare minimum, leadership, [Sen.] Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and [Rep.] John Boehner
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Maher: Trump’s China Rhetoric ‘The Way Hitler Used To Talk About The Jews’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about China “the way Hitler used to talk about the Jews” on Friday. Maher stated, while talking about one of Trump’s speeches on Tuesday, “Then he goes to China, ‘They’ve taken our money and our jobs. … It’s one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world…’ That’s the way Hitler used to talk about the Jews. Okay, they didn’t steal anything. We gave them our jobs. Rich people like that f*ck sent them overseas on purpose.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Maher: Mexican Immigrants Just ‘Friendly’ And Want to Pick Fruit

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HBO host Bill Maher argued, “We have just friendly people south of our border, who want to come here and exploit us by picking our fruit” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Maher said, “the right-wing parties in Europe are getting stronger, and it’s — a lot of it is because the liberals had their eyes shut about this issue for a long time. It’s not my fault. But it’s so interesting that, you know, Europe has a really nasty immigration problem that can be violent. We have just friendly people south of our border, who want to come here and exploit us by picking our fruit.” He continued, “And the racism out of Trump camp is getting really kind of nasty. ‘Get out of my country’ is what his bodyguard said to Jorge Ramos. Trump said, ‘Go back to Univision.’ He said the man was very emotional. These are not that
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Maher: Some GOP Views on Abortion Are ‘Terrorist-y’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher argued that some Republican presidential candidates have “terrorist-y” abortion views on Friday. Maher, after arguing that Hillary Clinton wasn’t comparing Republican candidates to terrorists, said, “considering that there are now three — and by the way the Republicans are threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood clinics. there are three republicans now, Walker, Huckabee and Rubio, who have taken the abortion debate to a place from I think, extremism to absolutism, where they’re saying even in the case of the life of the mother, we do not commit — we do not perform an abortion. That is a little, I’m sorry, but terrorist-y.” Later in the segment, after Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said Planned Parenthood was selling body parts, Maher objected, “They’re not body parts. Their fetal tissue. ‘Body parts,’ you make it sound like Frankenstein is in there.” Follow Ian Hanchett on
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Sold-Out Conservative Jackson Hole Summit Rages Against the Fed

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The sold-out Jackson Hole Summit, which seeks to be a conservative counter-balance to the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole Symposium, kicked off with a fascinating history lesson by a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations on how the Bretton Woods Conference at the end of WW II led to the massive monetary expansion of Federal Reserve and impoverishment of America.
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Trump On Taxes: ‘I Believe We’ll End Up With a Tax Reduction,’ But ‘Hedge Fund Guys’ Aren’t Paying ‘Fair Share’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that he would release his tax plan over the next month and “I believe we’ll end up with a tax reduction.” Trump also said that while he wants to lower taxes, some people, like “hedge fund guys” are “not doing their fair share” at a press conference in Norwood, MA on Friday. Trump was asked to explain his tax plan, who he was going to raise taxes on, and whether he was “rejecting trickle-down economics.” He answered, “So, we will be announcing a tax plan over the next four weeks, probably some time during the month of September. Who knows taxes more than me? I know the taxes very well. I would say that probably before the end of September we’ll have a very comprehensive plan, and one of the things will be simplification. And I believe we’ll end up with a tax reduction,
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Trump: ‘CNN Is Terrible’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said “CNN is terrible” after one of its reporters asked him about protesters outside his press conference in Norwood, MA on Friday. After being asked about the protesters outside the event, Trump stated, “I don’t see many protesters. I see thousands of people, and there’s a few protesters. And I figured you’d ask that question because you know — no, that’s the way it is. CNN is terrible. CNN, you’re with CNN? Are you with CNN?” After the reporter answered that they were, Trump continued, “You people do not cover us accurately at all. So they have a few protesters outside, and they have thousands of people, and the first question from CNN is about protesters.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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