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 2021-04-17 23:09 

Slate Magazine

Photo of Queen Sitting Alone Becomes Enduring Image From Philip's Funeral...

Many were touched by the photo that served as a reminder of the many people who had to grieve alone during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-04-17 22:18 

The Daily Beast

Times Square AK-47 Suspect Had Just Lost His Dad in a Police Shootout...

Details about the father of Saadiq Teague have come out as questions swirl about what the 18-year-old was doing in New York City and why he was carrying a weapon....

 2021-04-17 22:00 

Daily Kos

Donald Trump and the Republican party have set up their own voters to get COVID-19...

Not that it should come as a surprise to anyone, but the findings of a county-by-county breakdown conducted by The New York Times confirms that, on average, the counties with the lowest percentage of people willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are th...

 2021-04-17 21:56 

Talking Points Memo

WH Officials Tell Advocates On Call That Refugee Cap Is Now Likely To Be Raised Quickly...

White House officials signaled in a conference call with refugee advocates on Friday night that after wavering, President Joe Biden......

 2021-04-17 21:25 

Slate Magazine

Plans for Caucus Promoting "Anglo-Saxon Political Traditions" Scrapped Amid Criticism...

Reports of plans for the America First Caucus by pro-Trump lawmakers has sparked an uproar in Washington....

 2021-04-17 21:00 

Daily Kos

Notorious ex-Democrat launches GOP primary challenge to Georgia governor...

Former state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Trump-obsessed Democrat-turned-Republican, announced Thursday that he would oppose Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in next year's GOP primary. Jones' challenge comes as Kemp is also preparing for a widely anticipated rema...

 2021-04-17 20:39 

Washington Post

Many veterans don't trust coronavirus vaccines. For a VA crew in the rural West, that means changing minds, one by one....

Faced with rampant skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine in rural areas, the Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer it to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the natio...

 2021-04-17 20:10 

Vox

Global deaths from Covid-19 have now topped 3 million...

There are now more people who have died from the coronavirus worldwide than there are residents in Chicago....

 2021-04-17 20:00 

Daily Kos

Pro-Trump website 'TheDonald' confirms detailed plans to storm Capitol and kill members of Congress...

If there were any lingering doubts as to the violent intentions and motives of those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, those doubts may now be put to rest. From minute details, such as the most effective type of zip ties to restrain elected officials to ...

 2021-04-17 19:40 

Mother Jones

Republicans, Saying the Quiet Part Loud, Discuss Plans for "Anglo-Saxon" Traditions Caucus...
 2021-04-17 19:00 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: 4 Theories to Explain the Blood-Clot Problem...

Plus: Streaming queue looking a bit sparse? Our critic picks three shows for you to start this weekend....

 2021-04-17 19:00 

Daily Kos

Colorado Republican makes lynching joke before whitesplaining the Three-Fifths Compromise...

I'm not sure if I liked Republicans better when they were secretly racist or if it's better now that they've decided to wear their racism on their sleeves. Seriously, the way Tucker Carlson is going lately, I expect him to show up on the air i...

 2021-04-17 18:10 

Vox

Biden vows to increase refugee cap after criticism from Democrats...

By May 15, he'll raise the number of refugees permitted into the country....

 2021-04-17 18:00 

Crooks and Liars

Fox Celebrates 'Record Shattering Class' Of GOP Congresswomen...

Mele's excuse for this Republican lovefest was the "record shattering" number of GOP women now in the House, reaching their 100th day in office. She didn't mention that Republican women represent only a quarter of the female members and le...

 2021-04-17 18:00 

Crooks and Liars

Republicans Squabble Over How Tiny An Infrastructure Package To Demand...

As President Joe Biden pushes for his American Jobs Plan, which repairs and upgrades existing U.S. infrastructure while expanding into what the country will need for the future, Republicans are trying to figure out exactly what they are for. Some Republic...

 2021-04-17 18:00 

Daily Kos

Republicans double down on their losing position against Biden's American Jobs Plan...

The more one thinks about the position Republican lawmakers are taking on President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan, the more preposterous it seems. In essence, they are eager to kill an infrastructure proposal that will create millions of jobs, in ord...

 2021-04-17 17:54 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ Sues Roger Stone Alleging Millions In Unpaid Taxes And Fees...

The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone alleging nearly $2 million in unpaid tax bills that date back more......

 2021-04-17 17:46 

Crooks and Liars

LNMC With Paul Pena...

But I dig this version more. And I can't wait until I'm able to get on a big ol' jet airliner again......

 2021-04-17 17:36 

The Daily Beast

How the Royals Wore Their Love and Respect at Prince Philip's Funeral...

The queen wore a brooch that was a wedding present for her grandmother Queen Mary's nuptials. Princess Diana had once worn Kate Middleton's necklace. And there were many medals....

 2021-04-17 17:35 

CBS News

French President Emmanuel Macron says international community must draw "clear red lines" with Russia...

In an interview on "Face The Nation," Macron said that sanctions alone on Russia are not sufficient....

 2021-04-17 17:15 

Crooks and Liars

I'm A Pediatrician Who Cares For Transgender Youth...

Transgender medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach to help trans youth live happier lives. Sudowoodo/iStock via Getty Images Plus Mandy Coles , Boston University When Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn't look at me or...

 2021-04-17 17:14 

NY Times

Debating Exit From Afghanistan, Biden Rejected Generals' Views...

Over two decades of war, the Pentagon had fended off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan. But President Biden refused to be persuaded....

 2021-04-17 17:01 

CBS News

West Point cadets expelled over worst cheating scandal in 40 years...

The military academy is also ending a program meant to encourage cadets to adhere to its honor code....

 2021-04-17 17:00 

Daily Kos

After judicial gerrymandering bill fails, Texas GOP opts for new strategy: Create a whole new court...

Following the recent withdrawal of a bill that would have allowed GOP lawmakers to redraw Texas' appellate court districts to Republicans' advantage, state Senate Republicans have surfaced a different approach to limiting the power of Democratic j...

 2021-04-17 16:57 

Slate Magazine

Falwell Jr. Says Liberty University Has "Gone Off the Rails" After it Sues Him for $40 Million...

The Christian university accused its former president of withholding information from the institution that was founded by his father....

 2021-04-17 16:48 

Mother Jones

More Than 3 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide...
 2021-04-17 16:20 

Crooks and Liars

Donors To Rittenhouse Defense Include Cops, Public Officials...

The Guardian wrote a report based on breached information from the "Christian" crowdfunding group, GiveSendGo, which is known to work with Proud Boys and other white supremacy groups. The report focused on the donors to the defense funds for Ruste...

 2021-04-17 16:12 

The Atlantic

Who Wants to Watch Black Pain?...

More Black storytellers are turning to the horror genre to unpack the traumas of racism. But some viewers are growing tired of these stories....

 2021-04-17 16:00 

Daily Kos

'Bullhorn lady' openly mocked a judge's order to wear a mask in public. Then a judge found out...

Some people just never learn. After being released pretrial, Rachel Powell, known as "bullhorn lady" for using a megaphone during her participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, has once again gone viral for posting a picture of herself in a Pennsyl...

 2021-04-17 16:00 

Washington Post

Biden's relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors...

An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president's resolve to talk with Iran over Israel's objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship....

 2021-04-17 16:00 

The Daily Beast

This Is the Only First Aid Kit I Keep Around for Small Emergencies...

The next time you get a paper cut, dive into this fun and functional First Aid kit from Welly....

 2021-04-17 15:51 

The Daily Beast

Prince Harry and Prince William Reunite After Prince Philip's Funeral, Where the Queen Sat Alone...

The queen cut a solitary figure as she reportedly wiped away tears sitting alone at Prince Philip's funeral, while Harry and William were seen chatting after the funeral ended....

 2021-04-17 15:50 

CBS News

Biden administration invests $1.7 billion to fight COVID-19 variants...

The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations....

 2021-04-17 15:47 

NY Times

Biden Choice for Justice Dept.'s No. 2 Is Seen as a Consensus Builder...

Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration's push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department's inquiry into the Capitol attack....

 2021-04-17 15:35 

NY Times

Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election...

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations....

 2021-04-17 15:24 

Crooks and Liars

CARTOON: We Need Gaetz's Gas Mask Now...

Midday open thread below....

 2021-04-17 15:23 

Crooks and Liars

'Bullhorn Lady' Ordered To Explain Why She Shouldn't Be In Jail After Mocking Judge's Order...

Rachel Powell, an arrested Capitol rioter, was released under strict conditions, one of which was that she had to wear a mask. She's also a COVID denier, adding to her awfulness. Well, when a video surfaced online of her wearing a mesh mask, useless a...

 2021-04-17 15:10 

NY Times

On Afghanistan, Biden Ditches the Generals...

Another casualty in the graveyard of empires....

 2021-04-17 15:02 

Mother Jones

Justice Department Goes After Roger Stone, Again. This Time for $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes....
 2021-04-17 15:00 

Daily Kos

Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell Jr. for millions, says he lied about his 'loose lifestyle'...

The transparent moral and religious hypocrisy of the evangelical movement in our country has never been better exemplified than in the ongoing salacious allegations, images, lawsuits, and claims going on between Liberty University and its former leader, J...

 2021-04-17 14:54 

Talking Points Memo

Kinzinger Says GOPers Who Join Nativist Caucus Should Be Stripped Of Committees...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) suggested on Friday that members of Congress who join a newly-formed, far-right caucus that has espoused......

 2021-04-17 14:51 

Crooks and Liars

White Man In MN Drags Cop, Lives To Tell The Tale...

A white man in Minnesota has been arrested after he dragged a police officer beside his vehicle following a traffic stop. In a news release on Wednesday, Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson revealed that the 61-year-old man is accused of using a piece o...

 2021-04-17 14:51 

Crooks and Liars

Reps. Greene And Gosar Launch 'America First Caucus'...

Do not—Do. Not.—dismiss this as just a handful of Republicans: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar are starting an "America First Caucus" in the House of Representatives , and they might as well go ahead and call it the You Wil...

 2021-04-17 14:48 

Washington Post

Latest massacres test gun-control advocates' resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act...

With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns....

 2021-04-17 14:12 

The Daily Beast

Prince Harry and Prince William Join Royal Family Procession Behind Prince Philip's Coffin...

The brothers were separated in the procession by their cousin Peter Phillips. The queen will sit alone during her husband's funeral service....

 2021-04-17 14:11 

Slate Magazine

Justice Department Lawsuit: Roger Stone Owes Almost $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes...

Stone, a longtime ally of former president Donald Trump, claimed the lawsuit was politically motivated and vowed to fight....

 2021-04-17 14:00 

Daily Kos

Extremism within Facebook groups for elite forces exposes how deep military's problems run...

Conservatives may be having a hissy fit over the Pentagon's post-Jan. 6 efforts to examine and counter the extent of infiltration by right-wing extremists within the ranks of America's military forces. But a recent NBC News report on a secret Face...

 2021-04-17 14:00 

Washington Post

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump...

Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration....

 2021-04-17 14:00 

Slate Magazine

The Best Photo We Didn't Use This Week: I'm Obsessed With This Man Wearing Lingerie on His Head...

He's certainly making a bold statement....

 2021-04-17 13:30 

Crooks and Liars

Prosecutors Secure First Guilty Plea In Capitol Riot Cases...

As part of his guilty plea, Schaffer will be cooperating with the government from now on, which should give them even more information on the planning behind the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer is also a guitarist for the heavy metal band, Iced Earth...

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