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 2021-09-30 19:17 

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How a hard-right Supreme Court is 'rolling back progress' on multiple fronts: legal expert...

Although Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the United States' last eight presidential elections, they have had terrible luck with the U.S. Supreme Court in recent decades. Six of the nine justices were appointed by Republican presidents,...

 2021-09-30 18:55 

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Kevin McCarthy gets flummoxed when asked if he supports same-sex marriage...

After long-time anti-LGBTQ and anti-Islam activist-turned-Republican U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney announced this past weekend she now supports same-sex marriage, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, was asked if he does as well...

 2021-09-30 18:33 

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Why aggressively taxing the obscenely rich is key to fighting fascism...

A reader asked the other day why the Republicans are voting against the full faith and credit of the United States when the GOP comprises so many millionaires and billionaires invested in financial markets. In other words, why would the very obscenely ric...

 2021-09-30 18:03 

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'Clear and present danger': Majority of Trump voters believe it's 'time to split the country' in two...

The highly-respected University of Virginia's nonpartisan Center for Politics has released a new study that finds a majority of Trump voters believe it's time to split the country into two, with...

 2021-09-30 17:59 

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COVID-19 is killing rural Americans at 'twice the rate' of their urban counterparts: report...

During the 2020 spring, the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting New York City especially hard. But that was before the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. Now, according to Kaiser Health News reporter Lauren Weber, it is Rural America — where people are less li...

 2021-09-30 17:36 

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'Frankly, there's some anger': GOP lawmaker who lost his mom to COVID-19 slams 'politically motivated' anti-vax misinformation...

In Idaho and other deep red states in the U.S., it isn't hard to find MAGA Republicans who are quick to promote anti-vaxxer and anti-masker conspiracy theories and engage in different forms of coronavirus denial. But one Idaho Republican who is encour...

 2021-09-30 17:25 

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw slapped with $5,000 fine for bypassing Capitol security procedures...

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) is now facing a $5,000 fine for failing to adhere to security protocols while entering the Republican cloakroom at the U.S. Capitol, according to an announcement made by the House Committee on Ethics on Wednesday.According to Th...

 2021-09-30 15:47 

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Texas AG argues women are 'stimulating' interstate commerce for out-of-state abortions in pushback against DOJ litigation...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is pushing back against the U.S. Department of Justice's litigation challenging the Lone Star state's anti-abortion law, which aims to discourage doctors and abortion providers from performing abortion procedu...

 2021-09-30 15:09 

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Four more GOP Reps. under scrutiny for potential stock trading violations...

After a year full of headlines about Congressional scrutiny over members' stock trading practices, it appears four more GOP representatives may have run afoul of laws meant to prevent insider trading on Capitol Hill — in addition to a fifth Repu...

 2021-09-30 14:57 

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'Coward' Lauren Boebert blasted for turning charity event into QAnon pedophile conspiracy attack against Biden...

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) decided to turn a local D.C. Boys & Girls Club into a tool of her relentless attacks against President Joe Biden Thursday morning, after Wednesday's annual Congressional Baseball Game.Every year for the past 112 years (...

 2021-09-30 14:29 

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Kyrsten Sinema is singlehandedly blowing up the entire Democratic agenda...

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia isn't exactly helping the White House forge a compromise between the liberal and centrist wings of the Democratic party. But let's be real, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is almost single-handedly blowing up the e...

 2021-09-30 14:23 

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Republican lawmaker pushes resolution to make the Bible Texas' official state book...

Republicans in Texas have not been shy about pandering to far-right white evangelicals and the Christian nationalist movement, and now, a Republican in the Texas House of Representatives is pushing a resolution to make the Bible Texas' official state ...

 2021-09-30 14:10 

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Ending abortion rights and voting rights are part of the right's long-term plan...

Decades of strategizing by anti-abortion forces and a relentless conservative focus on winning the courts culminated this month in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to allow the nation's most restrictive rollback of reproductive rights to go i...

 2021-09-30 13:29 

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Far-right 'MAGA medical group' files lawsuit against the Pentagon's COVID vaccine mandate: report...

When a coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 4.7 million people worldwide and over 695,000 of them are in the United States — according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — a vaccine mandate for the U.S. Armed Forces makes perfect se...

 2021-09-30 12:55 

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Top GOP influences have been associating with leaders of far-right extremist organizations: report...

Members of the Republican Party have been linked the Council for National Policy (CNP) which gives them the opportunity to network with far right extremists who support some of the party's more controversial campaigns, a newly leaked document shows.Th...

 2021-09-30 11:14 

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Ted Cruz torched after tweeting #YourBodyYourChoice while supporting Texas anti-abortion law...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) found himself at the center of controversy as a result of his latest tweet in support of individuals making their own choice with their bodies.On Wednesday, September 29th, the Republican lawmaker verbalized his support for NBA sta...

 2021-09-30 10:23 

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Texas appears to be paying a secretive Republican political operative $120,000 annually to work on redistricting...

"Texas appears to be paying a secretive Republican political operative $120,000 annually to work behind the scenes on redistricting" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — ...

 2021-09-30 10:21 

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Hacker reveals right-wing health care network made millions off ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine...

Instead of getting vaccinated and following the very simple social distancing and mask requirements public health officials at every level are suggesting, millions of (mostly) conservative Americans continue to put their faith in unproven drugs to free th...

 2021-09-30 10:15 

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Corey Lewandowski out at 'Trump world' after allegations he 'stalked' and 'inappropriately touched' donor...

orey Lewandowski once again is gone from...

 2021-09-30 01:31 

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Jan. 6 Committee issues new round of subpoenas targeting 'Stop the Steal' organizers...

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has just issued its second round of subpoenas, this time targeting organizers of the "Stop the Steal" rally and those close to them and the Trump White House.Eleven subpoenas were issued to severa...

 2021-09-30 01:03 

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The government's disturbing treatment of the Proud Boys is a clear and present danger...

Far-right extremism, or white supremacy, is the fastest growing ideology in the United States. The impact of white supremacists terrorizing Black communities has led to calls for serious action, even an anti-lynching bill. This alone reflects how dangerou...

 2021-09-30 00:34 

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New report exposes corporate scheme to derail Biden agenda and 'upend democracy'...

Corporations threatened by the prospect of paying a slightly higher tax rate and exercising a little less power over working people are spending millions to sabotage a far-reaching Democratic reconciliation bill that would expand the social safety net and...

 2021-09-29 23:57 

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Calls to 'fire DeJoy' grow as his 10-year plan to sabotage the Postal Service takes effect...

Defenders of the U.S. Postal Service are urgently renewing their calls for the ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as his 10-year plan to overhaul the cherished government institution is set to take effect Friday, ushering in permanently slower mail ...

 2021-09-29 23:35 

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A racist delusion has become a Republican talking point...

A growing number of Republican pundits and politicians are entertaining or outright embracing the "great replacement" theory — a once-fringe white nationalist worldview that in recent years has crept into mainstream political discourse.This ...

 2021-09-29 22:54 

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Progressives can't let Sinema and Manchin get away with their sabotage...

When the two-track plan to pass President Joe Biden's ambitious jobs and infrastructure program first emerged, many progressives understandably thought it was a trap. To summarize an impossibly complex situation: Earlier this year, Biden proposed a gi...

 2021-09-29 22:26 

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'My jaw dropped': Lawyer who investigated Trump University stunned by this detail in Weisselberg indictment...

The New Yorker this week highlighted a little-noticed detail in the indictment of longtime Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg that some legal experts say is a sign of potential trouble for former President Donald Trump.According to prosecutors, Weis...

 2021-09-29 22:01 

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There's a big insidious problem in opinion polling that the media is missing...

Lee Drutman — a scholar in worthy pursuit of a means of fixing America's vicious polarization — recently offered an analysis in the Times that demonstrated an aspect of American politics that's at least skewed, at most broken. The core...

 2021-09-29 21:36 

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Reports details the signs that Kyrsten Sinema is negotiating in 'bad faith' on infrastructure bills...

Although Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona played a key role in the negotiations with Republicans for a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, the centrist Democratic senator has maintained that she will not vote for a separate $3.5 trillion...

 2021-09-29 20:32 

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'Close to quid pro quo corruption': Journalist calls out 'corporate Democrats' threatening Biden's agendada...

Progressives in the House of Representatives say they will oppose the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would seek a vote on the measure separately from the Build Back Better Act, the $3.5 trillion bill that expand...

 2021-09-29 20:15 

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What would justice look like if all missing women got the attention Gabby Petito did?...

The mysterious disappearance of Gabby Petito took the internet by storm. Gabby Petito's boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, returned home from a heavily documented road trip without her. Because there was so much information available online, her story captiva...

 2021-09-29 19:52 

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'Not even close, congressman': Matt Gaetz clashes with Gen. Milley in heated hearing...

On Wednesday, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan. One of the House Republicans who questioned him was Rep. Matt Gaetz of ...

 2021-09-29 19:34 

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How the FBI's latest data on murders is being twisted to serve the whims of those in power...

The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report is severely limited. Although 85 percent of America's 15,875 police agencies send their local crime data for inclusion, participation is completely voluntary and several major cities—including New York, ...

 2021-09-29 19:03 

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The anti-vaxxers' lies are collapsing around them as mandates come into full force...

Monday was the deadline here in Connecticut for state employees to get vaccinated, per order of the governor, Ned Lamont. The state press corps spent last week speculating about the number of workers who'd walk off the job before being forced to get t...

 2021-09-29 18:45 

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'I'm even more frightened now': Election expert says voter suppression isn't the biggest threat to democracy...

On September 23, 2020, Slate published an article by law professor/election law expert Richard L. Hasen, who was worried about the type of "power grab" that then-President Donald Trump and his allies would try to pull off with the presidential ele...

 2021-09-29 18:17 

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'Vile and disgusting': Longtime Trump aide Corey Lewandowski gets accused of lewd sexual advances...

A donor and longtime aide for former President Donald Trump is facing accusations after allegedly making sexual advances toward a female victim. According to Politico, Trashelle Odom — wife of Idaho executive John Odom — is accusing Corey Lewa...

 2021-09-29 18:08 

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The reality of electing an assassin-in-chief...

What a way to end a war! Apologies all around! We're so damn sorry — or actually, maybe not!I'm thinking, of course, about CENTCOM commander General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.'s belated apology for the drone assassination of seven children...

 2021-09-29 16:59 

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'Wide racial, ethnic and partisan gaps': Study finds white support of social justice issues has severely declined...

Congressional Black Caucus members are growing increasingly frustrated with Democratic lawmakers' presumed passivity and apathy where social injustice, police brutality, and systemic inequality are concerned, according to a new editorial published by ...

 2021-09-29 16:04 

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Prosecutions of Jan. 6 'insurrectionists' must be vigorous and forceful: conservative...

From Fox News' Tucker Carlson to former President Donald Trump, it isn't hard to find MAGA Republicans who are defending the January 6 insurrectionists as martyrs. In fact, far-right extremists held a...

 2021-09-29 15:27 

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Trump's latest legal loss may open the door for more broken NDAs and exposed secrets...

Former President Donald Trump may have opened another can of worms with his latest failed attempt to enforce a former White House staffer's nondisclosure agreement (NDA). Now, Omarosa Manigault Newman's attorney John Phillips is encouraging others...

 2021-09-29 14:52 

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MAGA Republicans push for more 2020 election audits: 'Trump's never going to admit that he lost'...

After spending months auditing the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, the Florida-based firm Cyber Ninjas found that President Joe Biden won the state — which, of course, anyone with common sense already knew. But far-right MAGA Repu...

 2021-09-29 13:35 

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Proud Boys set their sights on a new political agenda amid turmoil and setbacks...

Following former President Donald Trump's jaw-dropping remarks during the presidential debate with then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the far-right group The Proud Boys garnered national attention they'd never experienced before. Howe...

 2021-09-29 13:13 

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South Dakota AG is 'actively reviewing' Kristi Noem's 2020 meeting with state officials and her daughter: report...

When far-right South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and her daughter, Kassidy Peters, met with two state employees in 2020, Peters was seeking a real estate appraiser license. Some South Dakota lawmakers, according to the Associated Press, have expressed concern...

 2021-09-29 12:39 

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Bob Woodward's new book paints a damning picture of Josh Hawley's 'big role in the Big Lie': Missouri newspaper...

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's new book,...

 2021-09-29 12:37 

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'It was all made up!' Maddow reveals bombshell Rudy Giuliani testimony about origins of Trump's big election lie...

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday examined the origins of former President Donald Trump's...

 2021-09-29 11:47 

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Trump to file a lawsuit against Biden White House to keep a lid records documenting the Jan. 6 riots: report...

Former President Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against the White House in hopes of claiming executive privilege and blocking records from his presidential administration being sent to the House Select Committee, the group of lawmakers examining the Jan...

 2021-09-29 11:10 

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Jimmy Kimmel may have just revealed one of Trump's biggest secrets...

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel may have finally answered one big question about former President Donald Trump that's gone unanswered for years. When Trump checked into Walter Reed Medicsl Centrr back in 2019, he never disclosed his reason for the hospit...

 2021-09-29 09:58 

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Newly revealed Jan. 6 email from DHS is a damning addition to the timeline...

At 1:30 PM on January 6, during the growing insurrection, President Donald Trump's Dept. of Homeland Security sent an email to the Pentagon declaring there was nothing to worry about....

 2021-09-29 01:58 

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Warren calls Fed Chair Powell 'a dangerous man'...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said Tuesday that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's record of weakening post-2008 Wall Street regulations makes him...

 2021-09-29 01:54 

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Jen Psaki mocks Newsmax reporter for yelling questions after briefings end...

White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki has apparently had enough of Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson's tendency to continue shouting additional questions after White House press briefings have concluded.On Monday afternoon, near ...

 2021-09-29 01:43 

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Trump endorses conspiracy theorist for Arizona governor one day after she says he belongs on Mt. Rushmore...

Donald Trump has joined MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in endorsing conspiracy theorist Kari Lake in the 2022 Republican primary for governor.With Gov. Greg Ducey prevented from seeking re-election due to term limits, there is a crowded GOP primary. Former Rep...

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