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Ryan Kearney

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Executive Web Editor — New Republic
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Executive Editor @NewRepublic. facebook.com/rkearney

Bless your heart, Brian Babin.

newrepublic.com — Babin, a Republican congressman and erstwhile dentist, shared some profound thoughts about Donald Trump's "nasty woman" comment on the Alan Colmes Show yesterday evening. Via MSNBC: "You know what, she's saying some nasty things," the Texas congressman answered.Colmes asked again if the comment was appropriate, to which Babin responded, "Well, I'm a genteel Southerner, Alan.""So that means no?"

Donald Trump is the candidate the pro-life movement deserves.

newrepublic.com — In The Washington Post today, Fordham University professor Charles Camosy argues that Trump represents an existential threat to the pro-life movement:[I]f he is elected president, our opponents on abortion will be able to rightly point out that the anti-abortion movement is led by a misogynist, racist, narcissist who is blinded by his own privilege.

Of course Mark Halperin is trying to defend Donald Trump.

newrepublic.com — Every episode of Morning Joe is special, but today's episode was truly very special. Morning Joe bullied Bill Kristol and almost made him cry. And grade-obsessed android and objective member of the elite media Mark Halperin dropped by to decry the elite media's fixation on Trump's refusal to say he would respect the results of the election.

The twisted reason Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton is “such a nasty woman.”

newrepublic.com — At the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton slipped in a dig at her opponent while explaining how she wants to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for Social Security."My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's-assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it," she said.

Are America’s Christian soldiers getting soft?

newrepublic.com — According to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute/The Atlantic, most white evangelicals now believe that a politician can be immoral in private and ethical in public. That's a significant shift from 2011, when less than a third agreed with the same position: Public Religion Research Institute It's tempting to pin this uptick solely to Donald Trump, but that doesn't quite capture ...

The Podesta emails reveal that Bernie Sanders is his own food group.

newrepublic.com — The leaked emails show that Hillary Clinton's initial long list of vice presidential candidates was organized into seven "rough food groups." These groups were, apparently, as follows: Latino men, white women, boring ol' white men, black men, buff military men, the 1 percent, and, last and seemingly least, man of the people Bernard Sanders.

Who is most key ppl in race?

newrepublic.com — This tweet, from broken font of conventional wisdom Mark Halperin, is perfect. Most key ppl in race now in order1 Chris Wallace2 Putin3 Assange4 @KellyannePolls 5 D Trump6 H Clinton7 B Clinton8 B Obama9 Pence- Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) October 17, 2016 Why is B Clinton more key than B Obama?

Is Lawrence Lessig trolling Neera Tanden and John Podesta?

newrepublic.com — Lessig, the Harvard professor and former single-issue presidential candidate, was in Iceland when the news broke of his guest appearance in the hacked emails of Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Presumably, Lessig does not have an international data plan, for when he landed at JFK his inbox was "flooded with questions" about this exchange between Podesta and Tanden, the presiden...

The Trump-Kardashian wars have begun.

newrepublic.com — According to The Huffington Post, Donald Trump criticized Khloe Kardashian's weight during a 2009 taping of Celebrity Apprentice, before firing her from the show. He described her as a "piglet" and wondered aloud why the show couldn't "get the hot one" (presumably a reference to Kim Kardashian West).

Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos says Donald Trump sexually harassed her.

newrepublic.com — Trump has partly defended himself from a wave of allegations of sexual assault and harassment by arguing that he does not know the victims. Melania Trump's lawsuit against a People magazine reporter who accused Trump of groping her exists for this reason-the entire lawsuit is about the reporter's claim that she and Melania were "friendly," which Melania denies.
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Oct 21, 2016

RT @GrahamVyse: I wrote on how Trump's #AlSmithDinner humiliation brings him full circle from that fateful Correspondents' Dinner. https://t.co/A4Ol0Th48P

Oct 19, 2016

The biggest joke: that the Portuguese ambassador is somehow a power player in D.C.  https://twitter.com/brfreed/status/788801481281536003 

Oct 19, 2016

@mikeschinkel I’m sorry you didn’t have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. Maybe next time.

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