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The Daily BeastJun 16, 2019
Jon Stewart Shames Mitch McConnell for Failing 9/11 First Responders on ‘Fox News Sunday'
"We don't want to be here," Jon Stewart told the handful of lawmakers who showed up to watch him plea for an extension of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund last week. The former host of The Daily Show likely didn't want to be on Fox News Sunday this weekend either, but there he was making his case to Chris Wallace.

Given the subject matter, it was an understandably serious interview. However, there was one fleeting moment of levity when Wallace noted that even if the Democratic-led House passes the full bill extending health care funding through the lives of the 9/11 first responders, then it will have to go to the Senate.

Making a fearful expression, Stewart exclaimed, "The Senate!"

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The Daily BeastJun 13, 2019
The Group That Helped Elect AOC Has Its First 2020 Democratic Lawmaker Target
Chip Somodevilla/GettyJustice Democrats, the progressive insurgent group that recruited and helped elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has found its first Democratic primary challenger to support during the 2020 cycle.

The group is supporting immigration and human rights attorney Jessica Cisneros in her attempt to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in Texas' 28th Congressional District. Cisneros formally launched her campaign on Thursday with a platform of ending family separation, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and a rejection of all corporate PAC and lobbyist contributions.

"Our congressman claims to be a Democrat, but he's voted with Trump nearly 70 percent of the time,"

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