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 2021-08-01 17:38 

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'It just went boom': Florida ICU's swamped with younger COVID victims...

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Florida hospitals are being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients once again in frightening numbers as the Delta variant spreads rapidly among the unvaccinated in the state.Florida has long been a hot spot for COV...

 2021-08-01 17:32 

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Male fertility is declining. Studies show environmental toxins could be a reason...

Ryan P. Smith, University of VirginiaIn the U.S., nearly 1 in 8 couples struggles with infertility. Unfortunately, physicians like me who specialize in reproductive medicine are unable to determine the cause of male infertility around 30% to 50% of the ti...

 2021-08-01 17:26 

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Ron DeSantis is leading Florida into utter destruction while COVID-19 cases spike to record level...

Two days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order preventing schools from requiring students to wear masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing the state broke records with 21,683 new cases of the virus in...

 2021-08-01 17:20 

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'Have you no shame': GOP lawmaker's family urges him to resign after 'betraying the country'...

In a withering column for NBC, the siblings of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) accused him of "betraying his country" and said the time has come for him to resign in light of his most recent antics with regard to the Jan 6th Capitol insurrection.Dave, Jenn...

 2021-08-01 17:16 

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'What an embarrassment': Critics pile on Susan Collins after her Capitol riot committee comments...

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) came under withering attack on Twitter Sunday morning after she tried to undermine the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan 6th that sent her and her colleagues fleeing for their lives. During an appearanc...

 2021-08-01 17:06 

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Kevin McCarthy jokes about hitting Nancy Pelosi at Republican dinner...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joked this weekend about "hitting" Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel if the GOP were to reclaim the House and he were ever elevated to her position.The comments, made at a Republican dinner in Nashvi...

 2021-08-01 15:41 

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'A devastating failure': Eviction ban expires as House goes on vacation and Biden refuses to act...

A nationwide eviction moratorium officially expired Saturday after the Biden administration refused to extend it unilaterally and Congress failed to act in time, putting millions of people across the U.S. at risk of losing their homes in the near future a...

 2021-08-01 15:37 

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Former RNC Chair Michael Steele merrily rips into Jim Jordan's selective Jan. 6 amnesia...

You'll have fun watching this—but not nearly as much fun as Michael Steele had recording it, apparently.Steele, a former GOP state lieutenant governor and one-time head of the Republican National Committee, is now an anti-Trump apostate and memb...

 2021-08-01 15:24 

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Laura Ingraham learns some rights are not in the Constitution...

There are many great stories about the constitution, our amendments, and the rights that come from these documents and the laws of our country. Through good and bad, we have had an open debate on how we become a better nation. Our preamble states: "We...

 2021-08-01 15:21 

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Utility companies want everyone to believe the climate crisis caught them completely by surprise...

There needs to be a word. A word that combines frustrating, terrifying, and infuriating. A word for a story that contains information that lets you know that the people who are not just riding on the bus, but steering it toward a cliff, have absolutely no...

 2021-08-01 12:44 

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Mental health expert lays out 10 thought patterns that trip up former Christians...

Perhaps it's been years or even decades since you left biblical Christianity behind. You may have noticed long ago that there are human handprints all over the Good Book. It may have dawned on you that popular Christian versions of heaven would actual...

 2021-08-01 11:44 

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CA secretary of state candidate says she knows Trump won state because she's an empath who can 'feel the vibe of places'...

You know, if we're just going to go with our hunches about political races and assume they mean something, then I must insist that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election by a final score of 154 million to, I don't know, 8. Total votes, that ...

 2021-08-01 11:39 

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Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more carbon dioxide per passenger than flights. Now imagine a whole industry...

Eloise Marais, UCLThe commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. On Sunday 11 July, Branson ascended 80 km to reach the edge of space in his piloted Virgin Gala...

 2021-08-01 11:35 

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3 GOP lawmakers face ethics complaints for failing to disclose $22 million in stock trades...

Three Republican lawmakers were accused of violating a federal ethics law through their prolific stock trading, according to complaints filed by a watchdog group Friday.Sen. Tommy Tuberville and Reps. Pat Fallon and Blake Moore all reportedly failed to di...

 2021-08-01 11:04 

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Madison Cawthorn facing ethics complaint after screaming match with fellow GOP Congressman...

Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing an ethics complaint following a Friday altercation on the House floor that colleagues reportedly feared would boil over into an actual fistfight, reports said. The spat between Cawthorn and Rep. David McKi...

 2021-08-01 10:59 

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Journalists who present GOP's attack on democracy as normal politics are complicit in Republican propaganda...

The first witnesses in the House select committee's investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack last week were clear about what its goals ought to be. Officer Harry Dunn put it most bluntly:...

 2021-08-01 10:37 

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History shows 2020 wasn't especially close or controversial — except for the loser's massively wounded ego...

In his cascade of lies about the 2020 election, Donald Trump preys on the desire of his snowflake supporters to believe that they're special. The thing is, they're not.I live in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, a swing region in a swing state. Li...

 2021-08-01 10:33 

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Here's why Jim Jordan is about to get legally dragged over whether he colluded with Trump to subvert 2020...

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio really wasn't interested in answering questions about the conversation he had with Donald Trump on Jan. 6. When Fox News' Bret Baier first asked Tuesday whether he had spoken to Trump that day, Jordan's mouth started fi...

 2021-08-01 10:22 

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Texas AG Ken Paxton backs away from Trump's fraud claims to keep his law license...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, an ardent Trump supporter who was the lead plaintiff in a last-ditch Supreme Court case aimed at overturning the 2020 election, appears to be backing away from his past claims of widespread election fraud. Facing discipl...

 2021-08-01 10:18 

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Pentagon to order military members to comply with Biden federal employee COVID vaccination requirements...

The Pentagon said Thursday evening it will order members of the military to comply with President Joe Biden's requirement that all federal employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus or face a regime of regular testing, social distancing, mask we...

 2021-08-01 10:05 

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'Dangerous and unlawful': AG Garland urges Texas Gov. Abbott to roll back executive order barring mask mandates...

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to consider undoing his executive order prohibiting cities across the state from enforcing mask mandates. The order came as states across the country are fighting to combat the ris...

 2021-07-31 17:58 

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Mark Meadows threatens that TrumpWorld will 'move forward in a real way'...

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows still believes there is hope for TrumpWorld to progress. On Friday, July 29, Meadows appeared on Newsmax where he offered some details about Trump's political future. He revealed the former president has ...

 2021-07-31 17:29 

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Eric Swalwell: Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan are right to worry about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection committee...

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is still pushing for Republican lawmakers to be held accountable for their blind support of former President Donald Trump's attempted coup on Jan. 6. While many Republican lawmakers have made an arduous effort to downplay...

 2021-07-31 16:47 

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Large percentage of Republicans believe 'patriotic Americans' could 'take the law into their own hands'...

Nearly half of Republican voters believe there will come a time when the so-called "American patriots" will "have take the law into their own hands," the findings of a new survey reveal. The new survey, conducted by GW Politics Poll, analy...

 2021-07-31 16:12 

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Madison Cawthorn and GOP colleague trade barbs in heated argument on House floor...

An aide, working on behalf of Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), recently filed an ethics complaint Rep. Madison Cawthorn following their intense exchange on the House floor.According to Politico, the heated exchange took place on Thursday, July 29 and was wi...

 2021-07-31 16:10 

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Congressman blasts Trump's AG Rosen for protecting former president by dodging direct questions...

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is blasting former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen for his behavior during the select committee hearing. According to MSNBC, the Democratic lawmaker weighed in with his opinion of Rosen's refusal to answer direct...

 2021-07-31 16:08 

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Arizona GOP lawmakers now joining critics to push back against the 'botched' election audit...

Arizona Republicans' botched partisan audit of the 2020 presidential election may have come to an end but that hasn't quelled voting rights advocates' concerns about the fragile state of democracy. According to Local 10, the highly publicized ...

 2021-07-31 12:28 

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This Trump phone call may have led to the attempted coup at the Capitol...

Former President Donald Trump was relentless in his efforts to overturn the presidential election. Although he has adamantly insisted that his actions were not an attempt at a coup, there is reportedly evidence to support that it was. According to The Dai...

 2021-07-31 12:26 

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Horseshoes and widow's peaks: Why do men go bald in different patterns?...

In a 1997 episode of...

 2021-07-31 12:09 

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J.D. Vance thinks George Washington wasn't fit to be president...

Unless we are pursuing politics for a living, we generally try to avoid spending actual time outside of elections thinking about individual candidates.That is, we ignore them unless they do and say things that are just so nuts that we question whether we ...

 2021-07-31 12:06 

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NRA affiliate's challenge to strict New York handgun law could trigger a new Constitutional test...

Federal judges have rejected most Second Amendment arguments of gun rights activists since a 2008 landmark case. Now the Supreme Court will hear a case that could invalidate state laws restricting who can be armed on our streets.The New York State Rifle &...

 2021-07-31 11:49 

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The murder rate rose in Republican cities, too...

Fort Worth Police at the scene of a violent crime. If you're worried by the rise in violent crime — a real and troubling phenomenon — don't ask Republicans for solutions. All they can offer is a blame game that relies on dubious cherry...

 2021-07-31 11:44 

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'We can't trust the unvaccinated': Dr. Leana Wen on vaccine mandates and how to stop Delta...

The highly contagious Delta variant is causing a rise in cases around the world, from the Olympics in Tokyo to Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines suggesting that people resume wearing ma...

 2021-07-31 11:39 

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Michael Che and the 'edgy' male comedian's obsession with rape jokes...

On Thursday evening, as the world continued to needlessly react to Olympic champion Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from the women's gymnastics team all-around final for her safety,...

 2021-07-31 11:06 

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Here's how Trump's chaos contributed to today's Delta variant problems...

The United States' COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it does not appear that the resurgence of soaring cases will wane anytime soon. But how did the United Statez get to this point after months of low cases? Scientists and infectious disease experts ...

 2021-07-31 10:11 

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Committee releases DOJ official's handwritten notes quoting Trump's demand they help overturn the election...

The House Oversight Committee has just published damning contemporaneous notes written by a former top Dept. of Justice official that are proof before he left office Donald Trump demanded the DOJ help him overturn the 2020 presidential election.Oversight ...

 2021-07-30 23:42 

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Marco Rubio embarrasses himself again by doubling down on false attack of defense secretary...

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has embarrassed himself once again. For the second day in a row the Senator from Florida who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee decided to falsely attack the U.S. Secretary of Defense who is on an overseas trip.On Thursday Ru...

 2021-07-30 23:28 

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DeSantis spending $3.6m of Florida taxpayers' money for checks his Logo to go to cops and teachers...

Ron DeSantis is spending $3.6 million to send $1000 paper checks emblazoned with the logo of the Florida Governor through the mail to the state's police officers and first responders, and teachers and principals, rather than use the direct deposit pay...

 2021-07-30 22:57 

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'Planning to foment a coup': Legal experts say new evidence shows Trump trying 'to overthrow the government'...

Legal experts are cautiously weighing in on the bombshell news out of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee and The New York Times revealing how the former president, Donald Trump, pressured top DOJ officials to declare the election "c...

 2021-07-30 22:26 

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The free rider problem: Republicans are reveling in their own recklessness as the country suffers...

Late Thursday night, the Washington Post published leaked documents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which showed the data used to draft the new federal recommendations that vaccinated people in COVID-19 hot spots wear masks in indoor public spa...

 2021-07-30 21:45 

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Why America needs union workers to drive the success of a national infrastructure program...

Tom Conway is the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW).Visitors to National Airport in Washington, D.C., have often gazed in awe at a grand, wide hall with soaring, vaulted ceilings intended to evoke the grandeur of government bu...

 2021-07-30 20:47 

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The legal system often leaves survivors of abuse with only one viable option...

A common refrain in attacking women who have accused men of sexual assault (especially rich men) is that they are just looking to bring a civil suit and get a payday.This accusation gets worse if these women so much as breathe in the direction of legal re...

 2021-07-30 20:19 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brilliantly breaks down what's really going on with inflation...

A talking point that right-wing media outlets have repeatedly used against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City is that the progressive congresswoman...

 2021-07-30 20:10 

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Republicans are making an unprecedented, risky bet — but almost no one is acknowledging it...

There had been a question of whether the Republicans were going to stick with the losing president. That question seems settled now. But sticking with the losing president raises another question, one that's not getting nearly as much attention as the...

 2021-07-30 19:34 

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'I AM TALKING': Capitol riot hearing goes 'off the rails' as Judge loses patience with defendant and attorney...

Daniel Goodwyn, a freelance web developer and self-described "Proud Boy" who was arrested earlier this year for his alleged role in the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building, is continuing to battle charges of entering a restricted buildi...

 2021-07-30 19:12 

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New report says Kyrsten Sinema insists on taking vacation even as Democrats rush to finish infrastructure...

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is making it clear that she has no intention to delay or postpone her vacation plans for the sake of voting on the Democratic-led infrastructure bill, according to a report Friday from Politico's Playbook.Last month, when...

 2021-07-30 18:13 

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The Justice Department just announced the administration 'must' hand Trump's taxes to Congress...

In a new opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, officials concluded that the administration is legally obligated to hand over former President Donald Trump's taxes to Congress, as has been requested.The announcement is the ...

 2021-07-30 17:36 

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'Because we're a strong conservative family': A dad with Covid regrets the reason he didn't get vaccinated...

As the United States suffers another COVID-19 surge driven by the Delta variant, doctors are seeing a troubling pattern in some deep-red states: low vaccination rates combined with a lot of hospitalizations and serious infections. One such red state is Mi...

 2021-07-30 17:11 

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'Just a matter of time': Former Trump official issues grim warning to the unvaccinated...

A former Trump-era coronavirus official is speaking out with a warning to the unvaccinated. According to The Hill, Adm. Brett Giroir, Trump's coronavirus testing czar, is appealing to the unvaccinated American public to get vaccinated as soon as possi...

 2021-07-30 16:45 

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'This reeks of criminal intent': Bombshell notes expose Trump's pressure campaign on the DOJ...

Lawmakers in the House Oversight Committee released new evidence on Friday of former President Donald Trump's extensive pressure campaign to use the Justice Department to help him overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election in the final days...

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