‘Just win, baby’: Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats it’s OK to run against her

The House minority leader has become the target of Republican attack ads but she tells candidates victory in the midterms is all that counts

Nancy Pelosi has a simple message for Democrats running for Congress this fall: “Just win, baby.”

The House minority leader said Democrats running in conservative House districts across the country should do what they must to win – including running against her.

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Obama condemns ‘misguided’ violation of Iran deal as Republicans cheer move

  • Former president warns of damage to ‘America’s credibility’
  • Reaction to decision is split along party lines

Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned Donald Trump’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal as “misguided” joining a throng of other outspoken Democratic critics – even as many Republicans praised the move.

The former president, for whom the landmark 2015 accord was a signature foreign policy accomplishment, issued a lengthy written statement shortly after Trump announced the US would break with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) despite the urging of European allies and some of his own advisers.

“In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers,” Obama said.

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Alyssa Milano says NRA member who asked about her gun-toting guards was ‘sent’ to ‘intimidate’ her

Actress and anti-gun activist Alyssa Milano says that a National Rifle Association member was “sent” to an #NoRA rally in Dallas over the weekend to “intimidate” her.

Milano appeared at the rally with her own gun-toting guards in tow, which smacked of hypocrisy to some, considering her anti-gun stance.

What’s the background?

An NRA member approached the liberal actress, who was speaking Saturday at an anti-gun rally in Dallas. The NRA simultaneously held its annual convention in Dallas over the weekend.

Conservative writer Ben Howe caught the exchange on video.

The incident featured a conversation between the unnamed NRA member and one of Milano’s bodyguards (a second video features Milano herself).

The NRA member can be heard asking if Milano’s guards were armed.

They were.

Despite the NRA member’s ease in carrying on a civil conversation, one of Milano’s bodyguards eventually maneuvered the NRA member away from the area in which the actress was speaking, effectively ending any dialogue.

What’s happening now?

Howe shared the second video on Monday, which featured the NRA member’s verbal exchange with Milano.

On Wednesday, Milano retweeted the video and wrote, “My conversation with an NRA member sent to the #NoRA Rally to intimidate me.”

Along with her tweet, the actress-turned-activist shared video featuring the discussion between her and the NRA member.

Despite the conversation between the NRA member and Milano being what appeared to be quite civil, Milano still insisted that the man was sent to “intimidate” her.

One person having none of it was NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, who responded to Milano’s tweet on Tuesday.

Loesch wrote, “No one ‘sent’ anyone anywhere to ‘intimidate’ you. The man was walking with his young sons and when he politely asked question (on video) your hired gun pushed him from the public park, in front of his kids. The law-abiding NRA member deescalated the situation your guard caused.”

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