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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” last night to discuss how Karl Rove’s “social welfare” group, Crossroads GPS, shamelessly exploits Federal Election Commission loopholes.

“I find it hard to believe that the IRS is going to fall for Karl Rove’s story that this is a social welfare group,” he told Matthews. “Hopefully they will decide that they ought to audit his group and see where they’re actually spending the money, not take their word for it.

Video of his appearance is below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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