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 2021-04-18 12:46 

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'This is insane': Employees at OAN furious network is still pushing election fraud stories...

According to a report from the New York Times, more than a few employees at One America News Network (OAN) are unhappy with their employer because the network is still pushing the narrative that Donald Trump is the legitimate president of the United State...

 2021-04-18 12:19 

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Republicans lock in 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 orde...

 2021-04-18 11:09 

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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...

 2021-04-18 10:21 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene forced to abandon America First Caucus after Republican outrage...

White pride might not remain as alive and well in the Republican Party as it appeared just one day ago, as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was forced to walk back plans for a new House caucus meant to promote...

 2021-04-17 18:07 

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Roger Stone has something to say about the lawsuit alleging he owes IRS nearly $2M...

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Roger Stone on Friday, April 16, alleging that he owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) nearly $2 million. Now, Stone is firing back with his take on the latest lawsuit. As reports about the lawsuit...

 2021-04-17 16:23 

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Footage of cops tackling grandma with dementia is a reminder of what AOC really means by 'defund the police'...

The Loveland Police Department in Colorado is facing heightened backlash amid the release of body cam footage showing one of its officers tackling a 73-year-old grandmother with dementia. The harrowing footage also serves as a reminder of what Rep. Alexan...

 2021-04-17 15:13 

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Matt Gaetz and Andrew Cuomo: A troubling new 'school of politics'...

As a number of lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle find themselves at the center of controversy, there is one common occurrence between most of them: despite mounting allegations, none of them have plans to adhere to the calls for their resig...

 2021-04-17 13:32 

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'White Supremacy Caucus': GOP lawmaker torches 'America First Caucus' as he offers his take on lawmakers joining it...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) did not mince words when he shared his opinion of the right-wing America First Caucus. The Republican lawmaker also criticized his colleagues interested in joining the caucus as he stressed that there should be consequences fo...

 2021-04-17 12:20 

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Ron DeSantis faces backlash as pandemic rages in Florida...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is adamantly refusing to consider increasing unemployment benefits in his state as many works are still struggling due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a news conference held on Friday, April 16, the Republican gove...

 2021-04-17 11:56 

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Kevin McCarthy mocked for claim GOP is not party of 'nativist dog whistles' after Greene's new 'Anglo-Saxon' caucus...

"The nativist call is coming from inside your own caucus, Kevin"After four years of a Republican President who worked almost daily to spread or lend support to racism, white nationalism, or white supremacism including having top advisors inside th...

 2021-04-17 11:33 

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Mitch McConnell flat-out tells Republicans to use Manchin and Sinema to obstruct Biden...

Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican leader Mitch McConnell strategized this week with their conferences on the filibuster, and both had as their focus the two problem children of the Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and K...

 2021-04-17 11:32 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar launch 'America First Caucus' -- and it's pretty bad...

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 Will...

 2021-04-17 11:31 

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Trump breaks custom again...

Public figures live on within the words they are remembered by. To understand the effect they had on history, their words need to be documented. No one is absolutely sure of exactly what Abraham Lincoln said in his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Addre...

 2021-04-17 00:02 

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Are mass shootings an American epidemic?...

by Lacey Wallace, Penn StateThe U.S. has suffered yet another mass shooting, with a deadly attack in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. This was the fifth mass shooting in five weeks, including a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado that took the...

 2021-04-16 23:04 

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A 'lifetime member' of the Oath Keepers just sealed a cooperation deal in Capitol insurrection case...

A self-described "lifetime member" of the Oath Keepers has become the first defendant in the Jan. 6 insurrection cases to enter a guilty plea as part of a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, following a hearing in U.S. District Court in Washin...

 2021-04-16 22:41 

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New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup is lethal to bumblebees...

Commonly used herbicides across the U.S. contain highly toxic undisclosed "inert" ingredients that are lethal to bumblebees, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Applied Ecology.The study reviewed several herbicide products ...

 2021-04-16 22:32 

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America's minority rule problem is deadly...

Friday morning, Americans awoke yet again to another round of headlines about a senseless mass shooting, this time with 8 people dead at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. After a year of an unimaginable amount of death from COVID-19, it appears Americans ...

 2021-04-16 22:06 

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Why America needs to go big on infrastructure...

Chris Sova and his coworkers at Bay County Medical Care Facility endured years of staffing shortages before COVID-19 made a grim situation even worse.Workers sacrificed vacations and other personal time to keep the Essexville, Michigan, facility operating...

 2021-04-16 21:00 

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Liberty University sues Jerry Falwell, Jr. for 'at least $30 million in damages' over sex scandal: report...

Before a sex scandal forced his resignation in 2020, former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was among the most prominent White Christian fundamentalist evangelicals of the Trump era. These days, there is bad blood between the 58-year-old F...

 2021-04-16 20:52 

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Democratic congressman calls for Justice Breyer to step down: 'My goodness, have we not learned our lesson?...

At 82, Bill Clinton appointee Stephen Breyer is now the oldest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York reflected on Breyer and the High Court's future during an interview with J.D. Durkin — and encouraged Br...

 2021-04-16 20:23 

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'The most nakedly nativist rhetoric': House Republicans launch caucus for 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions'...

Although former President Donald Trump has been gone from the White House for almost three months, many far-right Republicans in Congress continue to push an equally nativist...

 2021-04-16 19:50 

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Greene and Boebert torched after being the only lawmakers to vote against crucial health care bill...

Right-wing Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) are facing critical backlash for being the only two House lawmakers to vote against the TRANSPLANT Act, a legislative measure that would renew the National Marrow Donor Program fo...

 2021-04-16 19:23 

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America does not have to wait for the next insurgency. We're living in one...

Daniel Block is a brilliant young editor at the Washington Monthly. In the latest print edition of the magazine, which I encourage you to read and support,1 he explores the possibility of prolonged, acute civil violence in the wake of an authoritarian pre...

 2021-04-16 18:50 

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A 'nightmare scenario' for democracy: The 'desperate' GOP may sink to new depths to fight election reform...

While Republicans in state legislatures are proposing voter suppression bills all around the U.S., Democrats are pushing the For the People Act at the federal level — a comprehensive voting rights bill that has passed in the U.S. House of Representa...

 2021-04-16 18:10 

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Joe Biden's big betrayal of a key promise comes at a terrible time...

After a steady increase in pressure from outside groups and questions from the media, the Biden administration officially decided on Friday to break its pledge to lift President Donald Trump's strict limits on refugee admissions for the fiscal year en...

 2021-04-16 17:14 

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Jen Psaki had the perfect response to a Newsmax reporter trying to get Biden's UN ambassador fired...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a reporter from the right wing website Newsmax who asked if President Joe Biden will fire the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield joined the U.S. Foreign Service four ...

 2021-04-16 17:07 

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I'm a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids — here's the truth about their treatment...

by Mandy Coles, Boston UniversityWhen Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn't look at me or my colleague. Angry and crying, he insisted to us that he was cisgender that he was a boy and had been born male. A few months befor...

 2021-04-16 16:39 

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Data leak exposes cops' donations to Kyle Rittenhouse following Kenosha shooting...

A data breach of a Christian crowdfunding website has uncovered donations police officers and public officials made to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen accused of murdering two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the officer-...

 2021-04-16 15:33 

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Presidential historian lays out the reasons why George Floyd's death sealed Trump's fate as a one-term president...

Historian Jon Meacham is great at explaining how modern events fit into the big picture and how events of the past offer insights on the present, and he did exactly that when — during an April 16 appearance on MSNBC's...

 2021-04-16 15:16 

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The history that went into killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo...

Adam Toledo, 13, is one of about 1,000 people every year who are killed by police officers. Video of the incident was released reluctantly Thursday by the Chicago Police Department. It shows a cop, who is white, shooting Toledo once in the chest after the...

 2021-04-16 14:34 

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Proud Boys member who pepper-sprayed Capitol police officer catches COVID in jail...

A member of the Proud Boys facing federal charges for his alleged involvement in the Capitol insurrection is urging a federal judge to release him from jail after contracting COVID-19 behind bars. According to Politico, Christopher Worrell is currently in...

 2021-04-16 13:55 

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Liberal economist Paul Krugman believes that a leading Democratic NYC mayoral candidate is 'demonstrably wrong' on economics...

Economist Paul Krugman is a liberal. New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is a liberal/progressive. But in a New York Times column published on April 15, Krugman explains why he is vehemently opposed to one of Yang's most talked-about proposals...

 2021-04-16 13:13 

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Michigan parents protest for their kids to attend school maskless as state faces COVID surge...

Parents of students at a Michigan school recently staged a protest for their children to be able to attend school maskless as the state battles another uptick in COVID cases. According to MLive, dozens of parents with students attending Hudsonville Public...

 2021-04-16 13:11 

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Protesters destroy memorial for Daunte Wright: 'we could have done worse'...

At least four people destroyed a Los Angeles makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright, the 20-year old Black man fatally shot by a white police officer, Kim Potter, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.This appears to be the memorial, part of a vigil, before it was ...

 2021-04-16 12:56 

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How the rise of the automobile and modern policing became a perilous combination for Black Americans...

Racism and police misconduct certainly didn't start with the advent of the automobile. There were plenty of African-Americans who, during the 19th Century, got around via horse-drawn vehicles and were victimized by police aggression. But journalist Mi...

 2021-04-16 12:29 

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Watch: Eyewitness describes 'hooded figure' with 'an AR' at Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting...

A FedEx worker who is an eyewitness to the overnight mass shooting in Indianapolis says he saw a "hooded figure" who had an "AR" style rifle, shouting. Levi Miller says he ......

 2021-04-16 12:07 

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Secret Facebook groups reveal America's top soldiers' racist beliefs, election lies and QAnon theories...

A disturbing number of Facebook users who belong to America's military and other special forces have deep-rooted beliefs and views on racism and other conspiracy theories such as the QAnon movement and the falsehoods surrounding the presidential elect...

 2021-04-16 11:34 

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Bill Barr sued by watchdog for records in potential DOJ corruption scheme...

On Thursday, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced a lawsuit against former Attorney General William Barr to obtain the records of a meeting he took with infamous Blackwater founder Erik Prince."CREW ...

 2021-04-16 11:24 

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Here's why 'every American' can relate to cults...
 2021-04-16 10:42 

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'Completely unreasonable': Dems push back against GOP demand for no corporate tax hike in infrastructure plan...

Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said Thursday that keeping in place the current 21% corporate tax rate is a "non-negotiable red line" in infrastructure negotiations, a position that Democratic lawmakers rejected as "compl...

 2021-04-16 10:33 

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Police crackdown in Minnesota shows stark contrast in treatment of protesters compared to Capitol rioters...

America's police and other law enforcement agents all too frequently use lethal violence. But in fact they are capable of great restraint and self-control when they decide to employ it. The decision to use force against a given person or group is all ...

 2021-04-16 04:43 

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Chicago officials release horrifying video of police officer killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo...

On Thursday, after weeks of protests and calls for answers and action, the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released footage of the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer on...

 2021-04-16 02:15 

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Trump is refusing to hand over key records — leaving a big gap in the historical record...

by Shannon Bow O'Brien, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal ArtsPublic figures live on within the words they are remembered by. To understand the effect they had on history, their words need to be documented. No one is absolutely sure...

 2021-04-16 01:47 

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Warren and Smith reintroduce 'critical' bill to block US from starting nuclear war...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Adam Smith on Thursday reintroduced legislation to establish that "it is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first.""Threatening to use nuclear weapons first makes America less safe because...

 2021-04-16 01:14 

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There's only one way to exit the forever war honorably...

The courage of President Biden's decision to bring our troops home from Afghanistan should not be underestimated. But neither should that withdrawal be mistaken for the end of the...

 2021-04-16 00:55 

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Florida pushes ban on trans girls in sports — including a disturbing 'reproductive anatomy' exam provision...

Florida House Republicans have passed legislation that bans transgender girls from participating in girl's sports, and allows anyone to dispute a student's gender, which would legally result in an examination of...

 2021-04-16 00:21 

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Fox News goes off the rails in fiery clash between two guests: 'You're nothing but a punk!'...

Conservative cable news pundits who were once pals have now turned into bitter foes. That's the story of Fox News' Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino.The two initially faced off on Monday debating policing in America and, more specifically, outrage sp...

 2021-04-15 23:31 

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Doctors Without Borders is horrified by the 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Brazil's Covid-19 response...

Doctors Without Borders on Thursday denounced what it called the Brazilian government's...

 2021-04-15 23:03 

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How the Derek Chauvin trial broke down the 'blue wall of silence'...

We get the latest on the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, with Minneapolis-based civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong. She says prosecutors in the case have successfully chipped away at t...

 2021-04-15 22:31 

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Q is exposed. Will he face consequences?...

A month before the sacking and looting of the United States Capitol on January 6, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the FBI for an updated assessment of the threat posed by QAnon. At a hearing on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray...

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