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 2021-10-17 16:47 

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'Put some facts out there': Dem clashes with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo over 'bank surveillance' conspiracy theory...

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagreed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday after she accused Democrats of "bank surveillance" because of a new proposal from the Biden administration. The new tax law proposal would require banks to report the tot...

 2021-10-17 16:20 

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Trump is dividing the GOP against itself in ways Republicans couldn't have imagined...

Remember when Donald Trump won the election and everyone knew his presidency was going to be a disaster, but then it turned out to be a supercalifragilisticexpial-atrocious walk on the dark side, resulting in a record-breaking two impeachments along with ...

 2021-10-17 15:40 

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Head of Koch-tied group urges Sinema to 'stay strong' as she opposes tax hikes on rich...

The head of a right-wing organization with ties to the Koch network offered words of encouragement to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday amid reports that she's holding up her party's budget reconciliation package over its proposed tax hik...

 2021-10-17 15:37 

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Jon Stewart explains why it's 'a mistake' to focus too much on Donald Trump...

Appearing on CNN's...

 2021-10-17 15:36 

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Joe Rogan calls out right-wing media for cherry-picking clips of interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta...

Joe Rogan doesn't appreciate it when media outlets cherry-pick his lengthy interviews for confrontational moments.This week, it was right-wing media the popular podcast host appeared to be calling out, after a number of prominent conservative outlets ...

 2021-10-17 14:43 

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Peter Thiel's right-wing bet: Tech tycoon spending millions to bankroll 'Trump wing' of GOP...

Billionaire Republican donor Peter Thiel is bankrolling election conspiracists and primary challengers against Republicans who backed Donald Trump's impeachment after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including an Arizona Senate candidate who is literally on h...

 2021-10-17 14:40 

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Is it too little too late for Joe Biden?...

Democratic voters are depressed, demoralized, and tuning out — and there's no use in denying it.President Joe Biden's economic agenda is stuck in the mud, supported by 96% of Democrats in the Senate yet blocked by two senators whose massive ...

 2021-10-17 14:38 

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Kyrsten Sinema pads campaign coffers with even more Big Pharma funds: new FEC filing...

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the ...

 2021-10-17 14:34 

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Manchin threatening key climate provision...

Advocates for bold action to slash planet-heating emissions expressed concern Friday and Saturday following reports that a key climate program in the still-evolving reconciliation package may be neutered or taken out completely.Resistance to the program&#...

 2021-10-17 14:15 

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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene's PAC has blown through all of its money in six months: report...

According to a report from Mother Jones, the PAC created by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) with great fanfare and a national tour has already blown through what money it had and now is close to broke.As Russ Choma reports, the p...

 2021-10-17 12:17 

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Former DOJ official facing disbarment and criminal referral for taking part in the Trump's 'election subversion scheme': report...

According to a report from the Guardian's Peter Stone, former assistant attorney general and high-ranking Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark is facing the very real threat he will be disbarred and face criminal charges for assisting Donald Trum...

 2021-10-17 12:15 

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The 'War on Christmas' rhetoric began on Oct. 4 with a Fox & Friends segment — and it won't stop anytime soon...

Christmas is still more than two months away — but that hasn't stopped President Joe Biden from ruining the holiday, at least in the minds of Republican lawmakers and right-wing pundits....

 2021-10-17 12:12 

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WI brewery sues school boards for indulging 'Tucker Carlson-watching zombies' and ignoring science...

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC announced it would be helping lend financial support to a class-action lawsuit filed against the Waukesha School Board and the superintendent for failing to follow the CDC's guidelines for C...

 2021-10-17 10:33 

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Joe Manchin is lying through his teeth on climate denial...

Sen. Joe Manchin has made clear that there is no way will he cast his crucial vote for the Democrats' reconciliation bill if it includes the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), the most powerful part of President Joe Biden's climate agen...

 2021-10-17 10:27 

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The ivermectin craze is being fueled by medical front groups with ties to right-wing dark money...

Two years ago, ivermectin was an obscure drug consigned only to those who had the rare displeasure of contracting parasites like scabies or river blindness. American doctors wrote a mere 150,000 prescriptions for the drug in 2019 roughly 0.1% of the presc...

 2021-10-17 10:25 

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Trump brings up 'golden showers' during private event with GOP senators — unprompted...

Donald Trump denied ever enjoying...

 2021-10-17 10:20 

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Joe Manchin fumes after Bernie Sanders op-wd in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden agenda...

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia lashed out Friday after a major newspaper in his home state published an op-ed by Sen. Bernie Sanders that called out Manchin's obstruction of his own party's Build Back Better reconciliation package....

 2021-10-16 17:56 

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Irate United Airlines passenger ejected from plane after berating flight crew and threatening to break someone's neck...

Footage of an unmasked United Airlines passenger's disturbing outburst is now going viral on multiple social media platforms. The incident, which took place on a flight heading to Los Angeles, Calif., was filmed and posted online by a TikToker named A...

 2021-10-16 16:51 

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The 'race to the bottom: Conservative commentator slams 'absolutely bats--t crazy' GOP...

A Conservative pundit recently expressed concern about Republicans in Arizona, Texas, and Florida as he detailed what he describes as the "race to the bottom" to "see who can be the most MAGA."On Friday, October 15, Charlie Sykes, founder ...

 2021-10-16 16:50 

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A QAnoner wielding a tomahawk is now crashing school board meetings...

Parents in Ankeny, Iowa, were not pleased with the school board's decision to reinforce its mask mandate to mitigate COVID-19. In fact, many outraged parents responded with lambasting remarks toward school board members as they hurled a litany of thre...

 2021-10-16 16:49 

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Former Trump officials' new career ventures suggest very little has changed despite them being out of the White House...

Now that former President Donald Trump's reign is over, the members of his administration have been forced to take their careers in different directions. So, where are the members of the Trump administration now? According to The Intelligencer, many a...

 2021-10-16 16:48 

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Florida withholds school board salaries for an entire county due to mask mandate...

The Florida Board of Education on Friday withheld the salaries for all school board members in Leon County, Fla. On Friday, October 15, Leon County school board member Alva Striplin took to Facebook with an image of a letter from Florida Education Commiss...

 2021-10-16 12:09 

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Trump won't stop trying to hijack democracy -- but Adam Schiff is not having it...

Former President Donald Trump is still obsessed with his election defeat and continues to hoover over the Republican Party like a dark cloud. However, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-N.Y.) is determined to make Trump's actions on Jan. 6 and his longterm agenda cr...

 2021-10-16 11:03 

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Trump's 'Big Lie' is on the ballot by way of delusional GOP candidates anxious for his endorsement...

Democracy may have prevailed in the face of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election but unfortunately the...

 2021-10-15 23:52 

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French outrage over US submarine deal will not sink a longstanding alliance...

by Herv-Thomas Campangne, University of MarylandFrance's recent recall of its ambassador to the United States was an exceptional move in the long history of France-U.S. relations, which began with the 1778 treaties that created a military and commerci...

 2021-10-15 23:24 

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Pete Buttigieg brilliantly destroys Tucker Carlson after the Fox host's homophobic hit job...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg responded to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's vile, homophobic attack from Thursday night, by defending the right of every new parent to take paternity or maternity leave and spend time building bonds that...

 2021-10-15 23:12 

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Tucker Carlson widely panned as homophobic for remark about Pete Buttigieg's parental leave...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday mocked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave after adopting twins.Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, announced in August that they had adopted newborn twins. Buttigieg's office tol...

 2021-10-15 22:51 

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How many lives have coronavirus vaccines saved? Our new analysis finds out...

by Sumedha Gupta, IUPUIMore than 200 million U.S. residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine with the expectation that the vaccines slow virus transmission and save lives. Researchers know the efficacy of the vaccines from large-scale c...

 2021-10-15 22:32 

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Why record numbers of workers are quitting and striking...

On September 14, a young woman in Louisiana named Beth McGrath posted a selfie Facebook video of herself working at Walmart. Her body language shows a nervous energy as she works up the courage to speak on the intercom and announces her resignation to sho...

 2021-10-15 22:10 

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New study reveals the group that was crucial to toppling Trump in 2020...

Calling into question widespread perceptions of lower-income Americans and their level of political engagement, a new study released Friday detailed the high turnout among poor voters in the November 2020 elections—particularly in battleground state...

 2021-10-15 21:33 

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Trump demands to be 'declared the winner' of 2020 race — or get a do-over election...

Former President Donald Trump is pushing a new conspiracy theory while demanding to be either reinstated as president or get a do-over election.The United States Constitution does not allow for either option, but facts have never seemed to matter when it ...

 2021-10-15 21:25 

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Baseball-bat wielding woman bites Capitol Police officer: report...

A woman wielding a baseball bat who "appeared agitated" allegedly attacked U.S. Capitol Police officers Friday morning including by biting one of them.Police say several officers approached her, but she "did not cooperate" and "instead...

 2021-10-15 21:18 

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'We warned you': Jenna Ellis mocked by a legal expert for comparing herself and Giuliani to Atticus Finch...

Former Trump personal and campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis is getting blowback from at least one top legal expert after she falsely compared herself and her colleague, Rudy Giuliani, to fictional hero attorney Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird,"...

 2021-10-15 19:58 

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How Facebook's algorithms promote hate and drive toxic content...

Facebook has been in the limelight for two issues of late—both damaging from the company's perspective, but in terms of public interest, each has its own level of usefulness. The news item with less long-term significance but more sensational me...

 2021-10-15 19:49 

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'Always a wackadoo': Political scientist explains why so many people were susceptible to QAnon myths...

These days, the term "far-right conspiracy theory" is often used in connection with the QAnon cult, "Infowars" host Alex Jones and other supporters of former President Donald Trump. Joseph Uscinski, a political science professor at the Uni...

 2021-10-15 19:43 

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Trump-loving restaurateur's anti-Biden 'only serving patriots' sign backfires...

A Trump-loving restaurateur in the shadow of the former president's Mar-a-Lago resort says he regrets posting an anti-Biden sign after his business declined, his phone lines blew up with complaints, and his Yelp page was shut down after being flooded ...

 2021-10-15 19:28 

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Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug but not for COVID-19...

by Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, University of ConnecticutIvermectin is an over 30-year-old wonder drug that treats life- and sight-threatening parasitic infections. Its lasting influence on global health has been so profound that two of the key researchers in ...

 2021-10-15 19:19 

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Trump supporters hurl profanities at Joe Biden as he meets with young kids: report...

Trump's MAGA supporters were out in full force Friday afternoon, chanting...

 2021-10-15 18:50 

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Why progressives are outraged about the advice from Biden's Supreme Court panel...

Progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups on Friday urged President Joe Biden to disregard the advice of a bipartisan panel he convened earlier this year and embrace Democratic legislation that would add four justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, an effort ...

 2021-10-15 18:15 

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The facade of the GOP's respectability is crumbling...

I speculated Thursday. I said 2020 might have been the Republican Party's best and last shot at an authoritarian takeover. I said I can't know if that's true. The time for knowing is not yet here. But if it is true, it's because respectabl...

 2021-10-15 17:58 

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Democrats hit the panic button...

Democratic voters are depressed, demoralized, and tuning out — and there's no use in denying it.President Joe Biden's economic agenda is stuck in the mud, supported by 96% of Democrats in the Senate yet blocked by two senators whose massive ...

 2021-10-15 17:25 

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'Wanted to give you a heads up': New charges say a Capitol Police officer obstructed the Jan. 6 riot probe...

Michael Angelo Riley has spent more than 25 years with the U.S. Capitol Police. And now, the Justice Department is charging him with obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to help one of the rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6...

 2021-10-15 17:06 

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DOJ pushes to put the Texas abortion ban back in the hands of the Supreme Court...

The Biden Dept. of Justice will formally ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas' near-total ban on abortion, one many legal experts say is unconstitutional.CNN reports the DOJ will make the formal request to block implementation of the law...

 2021-10-15 16:51 

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Voters really like Biden's Build Back Better Act — and are happy to tax the rich for it: poll...

The $3.5 trillion dollar Build Back Better Act of 2021, in its current form, faces opposition in Congress not only from Republicans, but also, from centrist Democrats like Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. However, that...

 2021-10-15 16:35 

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New report finds Charleston prosecutors treat Black and white men equally. Really?...

How many former prosecutors does it take to give a white elected prosecutor in the Deep South a glowing reference on racial equality? A couple—so long as they convince Big Philanthropy funders that they are doing more than handing out undeserved pos...

 2021-10-15 15:18 

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Anti-Trump GOPers form alliance to support centrists and Democrats to keep the GOP from winning the 2022 midterms...

A group of anti-Trump Republicans has vowed to put their support behind vulnerable centrists and Democratic candidates in an effort to ensure the Republican Party does not regain control of Congress in 2022.On Thursday, October 14, Renew America Movement ...

 2021-10-15 15:18 

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Some progressive Democrats forget that 'Never Trump conservatives' are 'actually conservative'...

Centrist Democrat Joe Biden enjoyed a broad range of support during his 2020 presidential campaign, from right-wing Never Trump conservatives like Cindy McCain, former Sen. Jeff Flake, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough (a former GOP congressman) and Washington ...

 2021-10-15 14:14 

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'Male chauvinist pig' was the ultimate feminist insult during the 1960s — and they are 'alive and kicking' in 2021: historian...

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the term...

 2021-10-15 14:13 

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PACs masquerading as charitable organizations have created a massive new scam for political gain...

October may be Breast Cancer Awareness month but there is one organization reportedly capitalizing on the month of observance for personal gain. According to Daily Beast political reporter, Roger Sollenberger, the American Breast Cancer Coalition (ABCC) i...

 2021-10-15 13:06 

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Kyrie Irving is being 'deeply irresponsible' by falling down the 'anti-vaccine rabbit hole: journalist...

Far-right MAGA Republicans often demonize African-American basketball stars for having liberal/progressive politics, but the Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving has recently been praised by the MAGA crowd for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Washington Post co...

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