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This week on the Sunday news shows: Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick refuses to disavow super PAC support for his campaign, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise defends President Donald Trump's decision to pardon military service members, and CNN's Brian Stelter said "truth still matters" before introducing the former news anchor that impugned George W. Bush's military service record.
Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick on Sunday refused to disavow support from super PACs.
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"I'm not crazy about super PAC money either. I'm not sure—if I understand the rules correctly, I don't even have a say about that," Patrick said during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press.
Host Chuck Todd said Patrick can publicly discourage it, prompting him to say he believes his campaign needs to do some catch-up on campaign fundraising, and that they will be looking at multiple sources of money. Todd followed up by asking Patrick whether he will disavow a super PAC if one supports his campaign.
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"No, I'm not. I will say that I would like to see any contributions to such a PAC fully disclosed. I think dark money—first of all, I think there's too much money in the system," Patrick said. "I'm going to have something to say about that from a policy point of view as we get a little further along, but if there is going to be super PAC money that supports me, the sources should be fully disclosed."
Scalise: Trump's Military Pardons Are Boosting Troop ‘Morale'
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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to pardon two military service members, and restore the rank of a third, after all three were accused or convicted of war crimes.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Scalise whether he had any issues with Trump pardoning the two service members, prompting Scalise to say...
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