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GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) appeared to display a highly questionable understanding of climate change on Twitter, and promptly got hauled over the coals.

The lawmaker was on Friday widely ridiculed for the way in which he responded to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for action on the climate crisis. Schumer had tweeted about July 2019 being “the hottest month ever, of any month, on record” and described climate change as “the greatest threat facing our planet.”

Cornyn replied: “It’s summer, Chuck.”

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee and actress Patricia Arquette were among those to fire back at Cornyn’s post, with many people explaining the difference between climate and weather to the senator.

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GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) appeared to display a highly questionable understanding of climate change on Twitter, and promptly got hauled over the coals.

The lawmaker was on Friday widely ridiculed for the way in which he responded to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for action on the climate crisis. Schumer had tweeted about July 2019 being “the hottest month ever, of any month, on record” and described climate change as “the greatest threat facing our planet.”

Cornyn replied: “It’s summer, Chuck.”

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee and actress Patricia Arquette were among those to fire back at Cornyn’s post, with many people explaining the difference between climate and weather to the senator.

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GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

Westlake Legal Group 5d57a93e3b0000a912dce889 GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) appeared to display a highly questionable understanding of climate change on Twitter, and promptly got hauled over the coals.

The lawmaker was on Friday widely ridiculed for the way in which he responded to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for action on the climate crisis. Schumer had tweeted about July 2019 being “the hottest month ever, of any month, on record” and described climate change as “the greatest threat facing our planet.”

Cornyn replied: “It’s summer, Chuck.”

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee and actress Patricia Arquette were among those to fire back at Cornyn’s post, with many people explaining the difference between climate and weather to the senator.

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Maine man pleads not guilty in 1993 rape, murder of Alaska woman; bail kept at $1M

A Maine man charged in a 26-year-old cold case rape and murder of a Native woman in Alaska pleaded not guilty in a Fairbanks courtroom Thursday.

But at a hearing Friday, a judge kept the bail for defendant Steven Downs at $1 million despite his defense attorney’s efforts to get it reduced.

“We’re not surprised by the outcome,” his attorney said, according to the Sun Journal. “We’re talking about a serious homicide here and the individual here has no current connections to the state of Alaska.”

COURT DOCUMENTS: DNA TRAIL LED TO ALASKA COLD CASE SUSPECT

Downs, 44, was arrested outside his home in February after new DNA evidence linked him to the 1993 killing of Sophie Sergie at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which he attended from 1992 to 1996.

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​​​​​​​Steven Downs is led into a courtroom for arraignment in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2019. (Associated Press)

The DNA was linked through Downs’ aunt who had submitted a sample to a genealogy website.

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Sergie was found sexually assaulted, stabbed and shot in the back of the head in a bathtub at the university dorm where Downs lived.

Her mother participated in the arraignment via phone through a Yupik language interpreter and asked if Downs was going to be “let out.”

“We fully expected there would be no change to the bail, but it was a good opportunity for us to advance some of our concerns about the evidence in this case,” his attorney said, the Sun Journal reported.

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Sergie’s family attended the bail hearing and advocated for keeping it at $1 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Maher doubles down on call for recession to oust Trump; says it would be ‘very worth’ it

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher doubled down Friday on his desire for the U.S. economy to fall into recession in hopes of blocking a second term for President Trump — telling his panel of guests any hardship that results would be “very worth” it.

“I’ve been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession and people get mad at me,” said Maher, a multimillionaire who would likely be well insulated from a financial downturn.

“I’m just saying we can survive a recession,” he continued. “We’ve had 47 of them. We’ve had one every time there’s a Republican president! They don’t last forever, You know what lasts forever? Wiping out species!”

MAHER SLAMS FAR-LEFT DEMS FOR BACKING ANTI-ISRAEL BDS MOVEMENT: A ‘BULLS— PURITY TEST’

The HBO star then pointed to a U.N. report warning how many species of plants and animals are at the risk of extinction and went on to blast the Trump administration for rolling back regulations from the Nixon-era Endangered Species Act “like any evil villain would do.”

“So yes, a recession would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump and these kinds of policies,” Maher reiterated. “A recession would definitely knock him out of office.”

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Earlier this month, Maher revived his argument in favor of a recession and last week found an ally in NBC News correspondent Richard Engel during a panel discussion.

“Short-term pain might be better than long-term destruction of the Constitution,” Engel argued.

“Right!” Maher replied. “Thank you very much.”

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Rhode Island guard resigns after video shows truck driving into anti-ICE protesters

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A Rhode Island correctional officer resigned Friday, one day after being placed on administrative leave following an incident in which a truck driver plowed the vehicle into a small crowd of anti-ICE protesters — reportedly injuring two of them.

It remained unclear whether Capt. Thomas Woodworth — who had worked at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, a government facility operated by a private contractor — was behind the wheel of the truck in the Wednesday incident. The operator holds contracts to detain illegal immigrants on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Providence Journal reported.

In a now-viral video posted on social media, a black pickup truck is seen advancing toward a group of protesters as they block the entranceway to the ICE facility. The truck stops briefly as protesters rise to their feet and move toward the vehicle, chanting “Shame!” and “The whole world is watching!”

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The truck then suddenly moves forward while some protesters remain in its path. A female protester can be seen jumping on the back bed of the truck. A second video shows a group of detention officers approach the protesters after the confrontation with the truck driver. The officers reportedly told the crowd to back away before allegedly using pepper spray on them.

The Rhode Island State Police and facility officials are both investigating the incident, the Providence Journal reported.

The protest was organized by Never Again Action, a Jewish youth movement that compares current federal immigration policies, including immigrants being held at detention facilities, to the atrocities of the Holocaust. The group’s Twitter page has more than 53,000 followers.

The detention facility’s managers have not confirmed the identity of the driver, citing the ongoing investigation, the Journal reported.

Never Again Action, which claims Woodworth was the driver, issued a statement Friday after the officer’s resignation. In addition to the two injuries, the group also claims three people were treated for exposure to pepper spray, the Journal reported.

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One of the protesters, Jerry Belair, 64, suffered a broken leg and internal bleeding and was being examined for a possible back injury, the organization told Boston’s WBZ-TV.

“We hope that will not be the end of an effort to hold him accountable for attempting to run over multiple Jewish youth and elders peacefully protesting,” Never Again Action’s statement said.

Never Again Action said about 300 protesters gathered at the detention center Wednesday, and about 30 of them were blocking the entrance when the truck first approached.

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Shell Workers Had To Attend Trump Speech To Be Paid, Were Ordered Not To Protest: Report | They were instructed: “No yelling, shouting, protesting or anything viewed as resistance,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Your attendance is not mandatory,” one manager told workers, summarizing a memo that Shell sent to union leaders, the Post-Gazette reported, but only those who showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their ID cards and prepared to stand for hours through lunch would be paid.

“No scan, no pay,” workers were warned.

In addition, workers who decided not to listen to the president’s speech reportedly would not be paid overtime rates routinely built in for extra time during the week.

Hm, Trump claimed that protesters against his boofing justice were paid by Soros. And now we’re finding out his rallies are filled with people who are basically being paid for it.

What a delight, Mr. President. You might be the one person on this planet who actually adopts the conspiracy theories you yourself spouted.

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Andrew Yang Gets Shoutout From Chance The Rapper After Busting ‘Cupid Shuffle’

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Who knew Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang could rock the “Cupid Shuffle” in a Jazzercise class? Even Chance the Rapper was impressed.

Before a campaign meeting Thursday in Beaufort, South Carolina, with the Black Chamber of Commerce and city mayor, Yang popped in to say hello at a Jazzercise class in the building. When asked to join in, he stepped up, and a viral video (posted by Politico reporter Michael Kruse) was born.

Yang’s campaign manager Zach Graumann insisted on Twitter that “no one is having more fun” on the campaign trail than Yang.

 As for Chance the Rapper the “confidence of that head bob” … “mighta made me #YangGang.” he tweeted.

Yang responded that he’d “love that.”

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Bill Walton joined White Sox booth to call a game against the Angels and it was amazing

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Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton has had an equally legendary career in the broadcast booth, where he currently calls primarily Pac-12 basketball games for ESPN. 

On Friday night, he took part in a different type of venture, joining the Chicago White Sox booth as color analyst for their game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

The results were amazing, and quintessential Walton.  

Fans probably figured they were in for a wild night when a pregame clip emerged of Walton talking about hitting a home run so far it would go “into many other galaxies yet named.” 

His enthusiasm in the first inning — and pretty much the whole game — was off the charts. He let out a victorious yell for a mere foul ball. 

He proposed carrying over outs to the next inning after his comment of “How about a triple play” got a response of “With one out, it’d be difficult” from play-by-play man Jason Benetti: 

“Oh yes, go, over the fence! Come on! Please! Aw man, so close,” Walton yelled on a routine fly ball to left field to end the second inning. He then seemingly pondered the rules of baseball, asking “What happens now?” 

He was fired up by the White Sox’s first run: 

And also their second (and even called their 2-0 lead “insurmountable”): 

The White Sox’s run-scoring bunt blew his mind. Walton called it “brilliant” multiple times and called it a “strategic victory”:

“What is the record for the most strikeouts in a single inning?!?” was a thing he said.

“Swimming upstream, avoiding all the flies, and sending one ricocheting through the universe,” was Walton’s call of a Mike Trout homer in the fifth. 

There was a spirited demonstration regarding tags.

Walton, who stood up while celebrating a White Sox grand slam in the eighth inning, finished his call of that homer with this great line: “What a fantastic turn of events if you love the Chicago White Sox, and I’m falling in love by the breath.” 

Walton capped off his wild night with an emphatic call as the White Sox wrapped up a 7-2 win over the Angels with Trout getting called out looking. 

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Trump must keep US troops in Afghanistan, Florida rep says: ‘It will follow us home’

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President Trump should not withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a member of the House Armed Services Committee who served in the country as a member of the U.S. Army said Friday.

“Half the world’s terrorist organizations still exist there and can attack the United States,” U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., said Friday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “And if you believe the Taliban’s promises, which I don’t, but if you believe them, how do they have the capability to keep a lid on these groups that the American Army has struggled with?”

On Friday, Trump met with his top security advisers about the way forward in Afghanistan — possibly moving toward a phased withdrawal, something critics warn could lead to the Taliban taking hold of the country once again.

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Waltz, who served as a Green Beret, expressed his concern about neighboring Pakistan and urged Trump not to make the same mistakes that he claims President Obama did with Iraq.

“Right next door to Afghanistan is Pakistan with seven times the population and potential of loose nukes if Afghanistan devolves into chaos,” Waltz said. “Pakistan will go with it.”

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“So I guess my message is, ‘Mr. President, do not be to Afghanistan — please — what President Obama was to Iraq.”

The first-term congressman from the Jacksonville area urged Trump to keep the conflict in Afghanstan to avoid losing more American lives.

“Let’s fight these wars in places like Kabul, [otherwise] it will follow us home,” he said. “I do not want to lose Americans fighting their way back in.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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