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Democratic Presidential candidate and Southbend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Photo:Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

The New Republic pulled down an article on Saturday that criticized Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg — which its editor-in-chief Win McCormack described as "inappropriate and offensive."

Details: The article by openly gay literary critic Dale Peck described Buttigieg as "the gay equivalent of Uncle Tom" and referred to the South Bend, Indiana, mayor as "Mary Pete" throughout, per NBC News, which notes there was a swift backlash to Friday's piece on social media.

  • TNR said it would no longer co-host a climate change forum for Democratic presidential hopefuls as a result of the article.

What he's saying: Buttigieg told AP he appreciated that article was taken down. "I don’t think it really reflects the New Republic that I know," he told the news agency.

This article has been updated to include Buttigieg's comments.

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The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.

Trump political team disavows "Patriot Party" groups

Marine One carries President Trump away from the White House on Inauguration Day. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.

Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at the helm. But others have formed their own "Patriot Party" entities during the past week, and Trump's team wants to make clear it has nothing to do with them.