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A day after Senators took an oath of impartiality in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, the President eagerly announced the team of lawyers who will be defending him.

Two names on the list stood out.

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After weeks' worth of leaked White House schedules revealed that President Donald Trump has spent 60% of the last three months having "executive time," Americans were chiding the President for remaining in the residence to tweet and watch television all day.

As a result, Trump allies are frantically praising the President's productivity, with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisting that "the results speak for themselves."

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Throughout the tumultuous confirmation process of now-Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Republicans painted Democrats' opposition to the appointment as ridiculous, frequently citing Kavanaugh's breadth of experience and upstanding moral character.

Now that Kavanaugh is safely tucked into his lifetime appointment, Trump supporters are making their motives more transparent. One of those is Republican former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who shocked the audience at a Washington Post event with his answer to what would happen if the president was subpoenaed for his tax returns.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great" rally in Missoula, Montana, on October 18, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Wednesday told Sean Hannity that the 2018 midterms are going to be determined by two words - and President Donald Trump tried to turn them into a campaign slogan.

“I think two words are going to define the 2018 election in the next three weeks," Gingrich predicted on Fox News. "One is Kavanaugh and the other is caravan."

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COLUMBIA, SC - DECEMBER 23: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters on December 23, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. Gingrich has been leading in the polls in South Carolina, although South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently endorsed rival former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Wednesday said the murder of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts presents an opportunity for Republicans because Tibbetts was killed by an immigrant from Mexico.

In an email to Axios, Gingrich wrote that Democrats should worry about Tibbetts becoming a "household name" ahead of the midterm elections.

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) said the political situation facing President Donald Trump is similar to the one that plagued Abraham Lincoln during an interview on Hannity Monday night.

Gingrich and host Sean Hannity were discussing the recently released FISA warrants that were used by the Justice Department to monitor nefarious conduct by Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

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Over the last two months, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed two bills that will egregiously affect the lives of LGBTQ children and adults in the state of Texas. These two bills are just the tip of the iceberg. According to LGBT advocates, as many as 25 to 30 anti-LGBT bills have been proposed in the Texas legislature.

Most recently, the Republican governor signed House Bill 3859, which makes it legal to refuse adoptive rights to qualified Texans based on their sexual or gender identity, their faith or marital status—i.e., not only are single parents at risk, but so are married couples where either partner was previously divorced. The bill would allow adoption agencies to tout religious objection to deny placement to any prospective parent. It also allows welfare agencies to refuse to provide certain kinds of care to a child based on the provider’s religious beliefs. In essence, it sanctions discrimination against LGBTQ couples who hope to adopt. Further, it gives child placement agencies that are beneficiaries of taxpayer money the power to claim “religious objections to certain groups of people—effectively giving them a license to deny adoption and fostering opportunities to LGBTQ, single, or non-Christian parents.”

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