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Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time and keeper of what is perhaps the most insidery blog on politics and D.C. in existence, also contributes to MSNBC, but was suspended this morning for jokingly characterizing the president as having been “kind of a dick” at his press conference yesterday (watch the video below):

Attempts to delay/censor the remarks failed, and Halperin’s former Time colleague, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, didn’t hold back, reportedly calling the network to complain about the “inappropriate” remarks.

The irony here is great. Halperin regularly handicaps debate performances and grades candidates on speeches, the language they use, and their public image. If one were writing a “report card” for Halperin’s “Morning Joe” performance, he’d earn between a D and an F.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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