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Some 300 people have been killed since April in a country of 6.2m according to human-rights groups, almost all of them unarmed protesters at the hands of paramilitary thugs acting in cahoots with Mr Ortega’s police.
NBC News Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell on Tuesday deleted a tweet that had triggered backlash, claiming President Trump and retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy were in cahoots to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat.
That is exactly what Playboy model Karen McDougal claims happened in 2016 when the National Enquirer bought her story about her affair with Trump and killed it, in cahoots with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
The sight of the CHP, a secularist party, in cahoots with the SP, an Islamist one, probably has their respective founders, Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, and Necmettin Erbakan, a former prime minister, turning in their graves.
The Fourth Estate's fly-on-the-wall, nuts and bolts look at how the sausage gets made has the potential to undercut outlandish right wing conspiracy theories about corrupt, liberal journalists in cahoots to poison the sausage.
Amid all the backlash, Schlossberg also was kicked out of his Madison Avenue workspace, because who really wants to be in cahoots with a racist?
Prosecutors have said Holiefield was in cahoots with Iacobelli, who siphoned $4.5 million from a training fund and steered it to himself, Holiefield, Morgan and others.
The cartoon The Boondocks even devoted an entire episode to this theme, showing Coulter working in cahoots with a liberal foe.
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Did You Know?
Cahoot is used almost exclusively in the phrase "in cahoots," which means "in an alliance or partnership." In most contexts, it describes the conspiring activity of people up to no good. (There's also the rare idiom go cahoots, meaning "to enter into a partnership," as in "they went cahoots on a new restaurant.") "Cahoot" may derive from French cahute, meaning "cabin" or "hut," suggesting the notion of two or more people hidden away working together in secret. "Cahute" is believed to have been formed through the combination of two other words for cabins and huts, "cabane" and "hutte."
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