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After President Donald Trump withheld congressionally approved military aid from Ukraine, urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump's allies insisted that the move was to root out corruption, rather than an example of corruption itself.

As abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles head to the House floor for an impeachment vote, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) tried to employ the familiar excuse to CNN's Jake Tapper.

It didn't go well.

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From telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries to using rhetoric that inspires white supremacist mass shooters, President Donald Trump's racism is growing even more blatant as the 2020 presidential election creeps closer.

South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday. Tapper asked Mayor Pete if he considered it a "racist act" to vote for Donald Trump in 2020.

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World leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 Summit. While there, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Financial Times:

"...the so-called liberal idea...has outlived its purpose...Our Western partners have admitted that some elements of the liberal idea, such as multiculturalism, are no longer tenable."

CNN anchor Jake Tapper reported on the remarks from Putin, sharing the link to the Financial Times article on Twitter.

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It's no secret that the climate change crisis is one of the most urgent threats facing the entire planet. If drastic action isn't taken in the next few years, the consequences will be irreversible.

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back Obama-era limits on carbon emissions in coal-fueled power plants, allowing states to set their own carbon emissions standards. According to the EPA's own findings, the move could result in as many as 1300 deaths by 2030.

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In advance of his state visit to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump sat down in the Oval Office with British tabloid The Sun. During the course of the recorded interview the President referred to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, as "nasty"—which Trump promptly denied as "fake news."

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On June 9, 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and key members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign met with Russian operatives inside Trump Tower in New York City hoping to obtain damaging material on Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Roughly six weeks later, Junior - who attended the Trump Tower meeting intending on getting help from Russia to boost his dad's campaign - dismissed rumors about Russian election interference efforts as "disgusting," "phony," and "lies."

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US President Donald Trump speaks with members of the US Customs and Border Patrol as he tours the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California on April 5, 2019. - President Donald Trump landed in California to view newly built fencing on the Mexican border, even as he retreated from a threat to shut the frontier over what he says is an out-of-control influx of migrants and drugs. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump reportedly instructed border agents to stop all migrants from entering the United States after he declared that "our country is full" during a visit to Calexico, Calfornia last week.

“This is our new statement- the system is full,” Trump proclaimed on Friday. “We can’t take you anymore. Whether it’s asylum or anything you want – illegal immigration – we can’t take you anymore. Our country is full. Our area is full. The sector is full. Can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry. Turn around. That’s the way it is.”

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