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CNN analyst said Obama’s child separation policy was done ‘for their protection’, slams policy under Trump

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A former Obama administration official turned CNN analyst said her administration’s policy of separating children from their families at the border was done “for their protection,” while decrying the same policy under President Trump as “inhumane treatment.”

Samantha Vinograd made the eyebrow raising claims on Tuesday during an appearance on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. At no point CNN disclosed to its viewers in the chyron of her work at the Obama administration, where she held a number of roles, including being on the National Security Council.

“When President Obama separated children from their families, it was for their protection. It was if there was a risk of trafficking or other kind of harm that might have been incurred,” Vinograd said.

TRUMP SAYS NO PLAN TO REVIVE FAMILY SEPARATIONS, BLAMES OBAMA FOR UPROAR

“But even if he did do that, why is Donald Trump saying that two wrongs make a right? Again, Obama wasn’t wrong, but so he’s saying that because something happened under President Obama, he’s repeating it and upping the ante.

“That’s an incredibly poor excuse. He’s systemized that inhumane treatment that, again, Obama was doing to protect the children.”

“[Trump] systemized that inhumane treatment that, again, Obama was doing to protect the children.”

— Samantha Vinograd

Vinograd’s remarks came after Trump’s said that the policy of separating children at the U.S.-Mexico border is unlikely to come back and blamed Obama for the uproar over the policy.

FROM ‘NO CRISIS’ TO ‘BREAKING POINT’: MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ON BORDER CRISIS AMID ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SURGE

“Obama separated the children, just so you understand. President Obama separated the children,” Trump said. “The cages that were shown, very inappropriate, they were built by President Obama and the Obama administration –not by Trump.”

“The press knows it, you know it, we all know it,” he said. “I’m the one that stopped it.”

Initial images of cages with children inside that spread on social media last year were from the Obama administration. The photos, taken in 2014 by The Associated Press, were wrongly described as illustrating imprisonment under the Trump administration.

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But while some family separations may have happened under Obama, it was not nearly as widespread as it was during the Trump administration, amid a “zero tolerance” policy that led to the separations.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Lawyer Avenatti made 254 TV appearances in year leading up to legal troubles, research shows

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Attorney Michael Avenatti made a name for himself with his heavy presence on cable news, but a new study shows exactly how heavy that presence was in the year leading up to his current legal troubles.

The Media Research Center has determined that Avenatti made a whopping 254 television appearances over the course of a year. This, after he entered the news cycle in early 2018 as the outspoken lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, who locked horns with President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen over an affair she claims to have had years ago with Trump.

ASSANGE ARREST DRAWS FIERCE REACTIONS ON ‘THE VIEW’

Avenatti appeared most frequently on CNN, which welcomed him an astonishing 121 times. MSNBC also had a high tally, having him on 108 times. He made 24 appearances on broadcast news; 12 on ABC, seven on CBS and five on NBC.

Avenatti appeared on Fox News twice.

Roughly 70 percent of his television appearances took place between March and June of 2018 as his client’s legal battle with the president repeatedly made headlines. Later in the year, Avenatti floated a presidential run, releasing a memo of his various policy positions and making a trip to the battleground state of Iowa.

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Washington Free Beacon’s David Rutz previously calculated that the lawyer earned roughly $175 million in free media.

Avenatti has since faced two rounds of indictments. In March, he was charged for attempting to extort Nike for $20 million. On Thursday, he was hit with an additional 36 indictments; he was accused of fraud, false statements, obstruction and nonpayment of taxes.

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Julian Assange’s arrest draws fierce reactions on ‘The View’

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When “The View” addressed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange‘s arrest in London on Thursday, co-hosts Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin didn’t hold back their feelings, arguing over whether he’s protected by the First Amendment.

Whoopi Goldberg began the segment by reading a tweet from WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account, which said in part that Assange “has won dozens of journalism awards” and has “been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 2010.”

“This is just a campaign by the CIA to delegitimize and dehumanize him,” Goldberg, 63, continued before opening up the panel.

WIKILEAKS’ JULIAN ASSANGE’S ARREST DRAWS FIERY RESPONSES FROM US LAWMAKERS 

JULIAN ASSANGE’S ARREST DRAWS FIERCE INTERNATIONAL REACTION 

At one point during the discussion, Goldberg asked what her fellow co-hosts thought was “going to happen” to Assange, who hours before his arrest was charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for his work aiding Chelsea Manning in cracking a password that helped her gain access to classified U.S. government files in 2010.

“I hope he rots in hell!” McCain, 34, stated.

Responded Hostin, 50: “I think that if you have a problem with Julian Assange and what he released in terms of national security, then you need to have a problem with the Pentagon Papers, you need to have a problem with the Panama Papers, you need to have a problem with the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs being released.

“Because those items, I think being released, protected our democracy and the reason that the Obama administration and Eric Holder decided not to punt, but decided that our constitution protected Julian Assange is because our constitution does protect Julian Assange.”

“I’m sorry, ” McCain quickly interjected. “I’ve got to push back hard on that.”

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Julian Assange’s arrest drew fierce reactions from ‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin during Thursday’s show. (Getty Images)

MEGHAN MCCAIN LASHES OUT AT JOY BEHAR ON ‘THE VIEW’: PART OF YOUR JOB IS TO LISTEN TO ME’ 

“You can push back after I’ve finished speaking,” Hostin fired back. “The Constitution protects freedom of the press.

“It is our First Amendment to the Constitution because I believe it is our most important amendment, so it is very clear that the Constitution protects information, investigative journalism even if that information is gotten illegally,” she continued. “Even if that information is a matter of national security.”

“I think what you said was just straight propaganda, just so we’re clear,” McCain told Hostin. “I’m sorry.”

“Well, if the law is propaganda, then I’m sorry,” responded Hostin, which drew a fiery response from McCain.

“They’re not First Amendment,” McCain lamented. “He was a cyber-terrorist from Day 1, which is how we got in the situation we’re in right now.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gados contributed to this report. 

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says he’s target of ‘SWATing’, takes shot at NBC’s Chuck Todd

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo revealed he’s been the targeted of so-called “SWATing” and threw shade at NBC’s Chuck Todd, saying he “ain’t Jake Tapper” and doesn’t have a comparable influence on politics.

Cuomo, who hosts the “Cuomo Prime Time” program, was moved from struggling morning show “New Day” to the prominent 9 p.m. slot last year at the expense of Anderson Cooper’s two-hour show.

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The move proved to be less fruitful than initially anticipated. In February, while Cuomo’s show was the network’s most-watched program, it was just No. 23 among cable news in general, behind 14 FNC programs and eight MSNBC shows.

Yet this doesn’t deter Cuomo, the son of Democrat icon Mario Cuomo and younger brother of New York’s powerful governor, who told the Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview that he was “built for the battle.”

Yet Cuomo’s style of show, which often addresses virulent anti-Trump talking points, has drawn some detractors, including those who take it too far.

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Earlier this year, a SWAT team descended on Cuomo’s posh beach house in the Hamptons after someone reported a “possible shooting and hostage situation,” a practice calling “SWATing” that endangers the target, sometimes fatally.

“I’ve got to move because it spooked my f—ing wife,” Cuomo told the outlet. “I have people f—ing threatening me on a regular basis. … That’s a whole new reality for me.”

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In the same interview, Cuomo took a shot at his network’s NBC competitor Chuck Todd, who hosts “Meet the Press” on Sundays.

“Anderson Cooper is a hell of a lot bigger than any male anywhere on network television,” he says. “I would argue that Chuck Todd ain’t Jake Tapper. Jake Tapper has a much bigger footprint in politics than Chuck Todd does.”

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocks Trump’s border wall: Maybe it exists in ‘deep outer space’

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper had some fun at the expense of President Donald Trump’s border wall on Wednesday night during his appearance on “The Late Show.”

The conversation began with Attorney General William Barr’s testimony on Capitol Hill this week where he offered very little details about the Mueller Report. Cooper knocked members of Congress for wasting time “making statements” instead of having question and answer sessions. But then “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert pivoted to the first captured image of a black hole.

“You’re obsessed with this black hole,” Cooper smirked.

“It’s very exciting,” Colbert said.

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper had some fun at the expense of President Donald Trump’s border wall on Wednesday night during his appearance on “The Late Show.” (AP)

The CNN anchor expressed how the black hole “blows his mind” while reading more about it.

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“Like how is space endless? What does that mean?” Cooper asked. “How is that possible? What does endless mean?”

“I’m not sure if it actually is endless,” Colbert responded.

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Cooper knocked members of Congress for wasting time “making statements” instead of having question and answer sessions. But then “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert pivoted to the first captured image of a black hole. (AP)

“What, does it stop? Is there a wall?” the “60 Minutes” correspondent shot back. “Is that where the wall actually exists, somewhere in deep outer space?”

Cooper continued riffing on President Trump’s long-fought border wall.

“If you tear down an old wall and you replace it in the exact same spot, it’s new wall,” Cooper chuckled. “Mexico still hasn’t paid for it but it’s allegedly new wall in the upside down universe we all live in.”

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Meghan McCain says she’s ‘grateful that Trump is president’ because it helps her succeed on ‘The View’

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Meghan McCain isn’t a big fan of President Trump, but she said she’s “grateful” he’s the commander in chief because it helps her on “The View.”

McCain said in Ramin Setoodeh’s book, “Ladies who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View,’” that Trump makes her “job a little easier” on the ABC show, People magazine reported.

“If Trump wasn’t president, I don’t think I would be successful here,” McCain said about working on “The View.” “For that reason, I guess I’m grateful that Trump is president. It’s just made my job a little easier because I know why it happened.”

MEGHAN MCCAIN LASHES OUT AT JOY BEHAR ON ‘THE VIEW’: ‘PART OF YOUR JOB IS TO LISTEN TO ME’

McCain joined “The View” in October 2017 as the panel’s conservative commentator and quickly became an outspoken critic of Trump, who has continued to criticize her father, Arizona Sen. John McCain, following his death last August.

Meghan McCain launched into a rant about Trump last month, saying it was “extremely emotional and exhausting” to come on the show and constantly talk about the president’s attacks on her father.

“[Trump] spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it, I know it, and all of you know it, he will never be a great man,” McCain said on the show. “My father was his [Trump’s] kryptonite in life and he was kryptonite in death. On a personal level, all of us have love and families and when my father was alive until adulthood we would spend our time fishing, cooking, really celebrating life and I think it’s because he almost died.”

“And I just thought ‘your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends but obsessing.’ Obsessing over great men you could never live up to. That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life,” she added.

The 34-year-old host said in the book that although Trump does help her on “The View,” the president isn’t the reason why the show has strong ratings.

“That I don’t concede to. Everyone is like, ‘Oh, you’re popular because Trump.’ I think everyone is more interested in politics,” McCain said, per People magazine. “Young women are different now than when I was younger. Everyone is involved, civically engaged, and informed. I think that’s also why the show is doing so well.”

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McCain said she is the “first real Republican” the show has hired and believes she’s “more of a Republican” than Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who was fired from “The View” in 2013. McCain said earlier this year that she sees herself as a “conservative first and foremost before being a Republican.”

“I hope it’s in my obituary that I was the first Republican since Elisabeth Hasselbeck to survive more than one season on The View,” McCain said. “It’s one of my proudest moments.”

McCain frequently clashes with co-host Joy Behar, often getting into heated exchanges when the show is airing. The ABC talk show staple has also recently been plagued with bad publicity over its behind-the-scenes drama.

Fox News’ Liam Quinn and Jessica Sager contributed to this report. 

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Boston Globe opinion writer wished he peed on Bill Kristol’s dinner, says Nielsen must be blackballed

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The Boston Globe posted an Op-Ed by a one-time waiter expressing regret he didn’t urinate on the dinner of a conservative pundit and hope that outgoing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen be kept unemployed and face confrontation in public over what he deemed “ethnic cleansing.”

“Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” read the headline of the article published on Wednesday, written by Luke O’Neil, an occasional writer for the Guardian, with bylines as well in The New York Times, New York magazine, and elsewhere.

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“One of the biggest regrets of my life is not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon,” read the article’s first sentence before it was shortly scrubbed, with the Globe issuing a prominent editor’s note saying that while the previous tone wasn’t appropriate, they now embrace the content of the article. “A version of this column as originally published did not meet Globe standards and has been changed. The Globe regrets the previous tone of the piece,” the note read.

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Luke O’Neil, an occasional writer for the Guardian, with bylines as well in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. (Facebook)

The piece goes on to accuse Nielsen of being a “reluctant triggerman for Donald Trump’s inhumane policies of ethnic cleansing” and call for throwing out current and former administration officials from restaurants over the administration’s zero-tolerance enforcement of anti-illegal immigration policies that existed prior to Trump’s election.

O’Neil wrote that “it was the last time I remember being proud to be an American” after a string of instances last year in which Nielsen, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and others were forced to leave restaurants due to rowdy protesters.

“It was also one of the only times it seemed like any of the architects of this ruinous xenophobic pre-pogrom might be forced to contend, however briefly, with the consequences of their policy decisions,” he added.

“It was also one of the only times it seemed like any of the architects of this ruinous xenophobic pre-pogrom might be forced to contend, however briefly, with the consequences of their policy decisions.”

— Luke O’Neil

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The article then criticized media figures for “scolding” the protesters who ushered the officials from public places, stating that he supports America becoming a country where Republicans aren’t allowed to eat at certain restaurants.

“Sadly, the scolding seems to have done its job,” O’Neil bemoaned. “It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to a soulless Trumpist going viral for going hungry, and the sacristy of the restaurant seems to have held.”

“It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to a soulless Trumpist going viral for going hungry, and the sacristy of the restaurant seems to have held.”

— Luke O’Neil

The writer admits that the situation at the southern border predates the Trump administration, but he adds that members of both the Trump and Obama administrations should be sent to prison, or at least be thrown away out of a restaurant.

“Yes, much of our mistreatment of migrants was ongoing long before the Trump gang came along. Throw the Obama-era lot in prison too, for all I care. At the very least, throw them out of a restaurant,” he wrote.

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The article concludes by giving a “permission” to the members of the public to tell Trump officials “where to go and what they can do with themselves when they arrive there, but, you know, said in a more specific and traditional Boston colloquialism.”

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Media take issue with AG Barr for saying ‘spying did occur’ on Trump campaign

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Many members of the media are criticizing Attorney General William Barr for stating under oath Wednesday that “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.

“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016. I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “I think spying did occur, yes. I think spying did occur. The question was whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting it wasn’t predicated. I need to explore that.”

NBC News’ Chuck Todd accused the attorney general of giving credence to a “conspiracy theory.”

“Using the word spying,” the “Meet the Press” moderator said, “plays into the president’s language and argument that the Russia investigation to him is just a witch hunt, and every time they’ve brought up this allegation, there has been zero factual basis for it. Every effort to perpetrate the spying conspiracy theory has been debunked.”

Todd continued, “It doesn’t matter what the truth is, does it? I mean, I hate to say this now, but that’s the whole point. It feels like that basically the attorney general gaslit the country.”

MSNBC legal analyst Nick Akerman claimed that Barr’s remarks were “all part of the White House’s cover-up” of the Mueller probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. He also accused the attorney general of telling the White House what’s in the special counsel’s report.

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper classified Barr’s use of the term “spying” as “uncharacteristically broad,” coming from someone who is usually “lawyerly and precise.” Cooper insisted that Barr had “fanned the flames” for President Trump and the GOP. His colleague Chris Cuomo said the spying terminology was “an insult to the men and women” who work for Barr and a “defamatory way to refer to surveillance.”

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin added that Barr’s remarks were ”loaded” and “false” and declared that the “paranoid lunacy of the right wing” has now taken over the Department of Justice.

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Bloomberg opinion writer Tim O’Brien compared Barr to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, during the “Red Scare” of the 1950s, saying the current attorney general was “trying” to act like “the ruthless and sleazy attack dog who taught Trump how to weaponize the legal system.”

Washington Post columnist and self-described “conservative blogger” Jennifer Rubin, who referred to Barr as a “Trump toady,” called on lawmakers to push for the attorney general’s resignation.

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Fox News beats MSNBC, CNN combined on night CNN hosted Kirsten Gillibrand Town Hall

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Fox News Channel was again the ratings winner for cable news on Tuesday night, beating MSNBC and CNN’s combined numbers for the CNN Town Hall special featuring Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand. The event was moderated by CNN’s Erin Burnett.

According to Nielsen’s early time period viewership numbers, for the airing of the town hall (from 10 pm – 11:15 pm), Fox News Channel drew in 2,381,000 average viewers and 434,000 in the desirable age group 25-54 years old. Meanwhile, MSNBC came in third with 1,857,000 average viewers and 300,000 in the previously mentioned age group and CNN came in third with 491,000 average viewers and 115,000 in the 24-54 demo, despite their special guest.

Fox News Channel also boasted the highest viewership numbers in the 8 pm – 11 pm primetime news slot. FNC delivered 2,815,000 average viewers and 476,000 in the prized 25-54 age-group range, MSNBC 2,014,000 average viewers and 335,000 in the demo, and CNN brought in 761,000 average viewers and 194,000 in the age range.

In the 8 pm timeslot, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” delivered 2,742,000 viewers and 457,000 viewers aged 25-54, MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” delivered 1,538,000 viewers and 245,000 in the age range, while CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” delivered 848,000 viewers and 236,000 age 25-54.

In the 9 pm hour, “Hannity” brought in 3,158,000 viewers and 510,000 in the age 25-54 demo, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” drew in 2,580,000 viewers and 452,000 age 25-54, and CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” delivered 921,000 viewers and 220,000 in the age range.

These ratings may vary slightly in the afternoon when final cable news ratings come out. Early news ratings are subject to rounding.

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Newsweek’s Ilhan Omar cover, article, slammed for ‘normalizing’ hate, anti-Semitism

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Newsweek magazine is in hot water for “normalizing” hate after featuring embattled Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar as the cover story about how she shifted the Democratic Party and the conversation about Israel.

Omar, who has faced repeated controversies over her comments about Israel and supporters of the Jewish state, was put on the cover of Newsweek’s latest issue with the headline “Ilhan Omar, The Democrats And Israel.”

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Social media went into a frenzy over the magazine’s issue, criticizing the publication for further legitimizing Omar’s views on Israel.

“Normalizing and even elevating an anti-Semite is a new low even for Newsweek. It’s been a shame to see a once decent publication devolve into such a clickbait rag,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote in a tweet.

National Rifle Association’s Dana Loesch pointed out recent controversies involving the congresswoman

“Calls a Jewish man a ‘white nationalist,’ accused Jewish people of dual loyalty, described 9/11 as ‘some people did something’ — if Newsweek is talking about Omar ‘changing the conversation’ to include more anti-Semitism, they’re right,” she tweeted.

Omar was first accused of anti-Semitism for tweeting in 2012 that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

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She then drew bipartisan uproar in February after she suggested politicians in the U.S. were bought by AIPAC, a non-partisan organization that seeks to foster the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Omar then reignited the controversy, saying groups supportive of Israel were pushing members of Congress to have “allegiance to a foreign country,” echoing the anti-Semitic trope of dual loyalty.

The Newsweek article credits Omar with shifting leftwards the debate on the U.S. support for Israel, adding that her views are becoming increasingly shared among the Democratic voters, which will force any candidates in the future to embrace Omar’s views.

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“To remain a viable candidate in the upcoming primaries, it will be vital for contenders to win the support of the Democratic base, which skews younger, more multiethnic and progressive — in short, Omar’s supporters,” the article concluded.

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