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 2021-04-23 15:17 

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Rep. Nancy Mace believes support of DC statehood is 'ideological terrorism'...

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) caused quite a stir with her recent remarks condemning the idea of statehood for the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. On Thursday, April 22, Mace delivered a speech on the House floor where she lambasted the proposed stateho...

 2021-04-23 15:16 

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Little-known court case helps to put the pieces together in cop dragging during Capitol insurrection...

The U.S. Department of Justice has managed to compile one of its most complex investigations into the U.S. Capitol insurrection based on findings relative to a case that has received far less publicity compared to the high-profile cases surrounding arrest...

 2021-04-23 14:32 

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One recent event makes it abundantly clear that so-called 'low-skill workers' are 'vital economic utilities'...

Conservatives and libertarians have often insisted that minimum-wage service workers are not underpaid — that if they had the skills of computer programmers, attorneys or cardiologists, they would be able to command higher wages. But during the COVI...

 2021-04-23 13:56 

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There was a brief time when civil courts could force cops to pay damages -- then SCOTUS stepped in...

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin was convicted this week of murdering George Floyd, marking the first time a white police officer has been convicted in the death of a Black person in the history of Minnesota, and the second time a police officer had been convicted of...

 2021-04-23 13:17 

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Oklahoma passes law that exonerates drivers who injure or kill protesters...

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed a bill into law that would ultimately protect drivers who injure or kill protesters while attempting to flee the scene of demonstrations. The law also imposes more rigid penalties for protesters obstructing public ...

 2021-04-23 13:02 

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Democracy is still 'under attack' in the US — and authoritarian extremists aren't backing down: conservative...

The distinction between conservatism and far-right radicalism is an important one. For all their policy differences, progressive Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and conservative GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Never Trumper, recognize the value of lib...

 2021-04-23 12:01 

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How House Republicans are continuing Trump's war with the FBI and CIA...

Former President Donald Trump departed Washington, D.C. months ago but the political fires he started with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) continue to simmer as House Republicans do his bidding. According to...

 2021-04-23 10:47 

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How is Marjorie Taylor Greene's failed 'America First' caucus any different from the GOP?...

As reported last weekend, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona, perhaps the two most right-wing members of Congress, were planning to create an "America First" caucus in the House. This is similar to the way neo-Nazis,...

 2021-04-23 10:46 

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'What is going on here?' Shock ensues as document reveals USPS is monitoring social media posts...

An internal government bulletin obtained by Yahoo News this week revealed that the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service is monitoring social media posts as part of a surveillance operation known as iCOP, a secretive program that sparked alarm am...

 2021-04-23 02:03 

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The truth about the 8 glasses of water a day myth...

by Tamara Hew-Butler, Wayne State UniversityThe warmer weather and longer days have inspired reminders to "stay hydrated...

 2021-04-23 01:59 

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Meet the Texas doctor developing a 'people's vaccine' to help inoculate billions around the world...

We look at the state of the pandemic and vaccine rollout in the United States and around the world with Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicin...

 2021-04-23 01:53 

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Trump's 'depression' predictions flopped — and now the GOP is scrambling to find an economic message...

On Thursday, writing for The Washington Post, David Lynch noted that former President Donald Trump's dire predictions that...

 2021-04-23 01:09 

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The other George Floyd story: How media freedom led to conviction in his killer's trial...

by Michael J. Socolow, University of MaineWhen 17-year-old Darnella Frazier started recording video of Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd, she initiated a series of historic events that led to Chauvin's conviction.But for all t...

 2021-04-23 00:43 

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Why corporate America appears to be drifting away from the Republican Party...

by M. K. Chin, Indiana UniversityThere's a growing rift between corporate America and the GOP two groups that have long been bedfellows.The latest incident involves a restrictive voting law passed in Georgia with dozens of other states working on thei...

 2021-04-22 23:58 

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American capitalism has passed its peak — and the signs of decline are piling up...

Like all previous economic systems in recorded history, capitalism is on track to repeat the same three-step trip: birth, evolution, and death. The timing and other specifics of each system's trip differ. Births and evolutions are commonly experienced...

 2021-04-22 23:20 

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A new GOP 'big lie' plot is in the works...

The 21st-century version of the Confederacy is fixing to repeat the Big Lie strategy of its 19th-century forebearers. And this one goes beyond the Big Lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Now they're trying to sanitize treason as well.George O...

 2021-04-22 22:50 

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Republicans repeat a big mistake in their counteroffer to Biden's infrastructure plan...

Remember back when Senate Republicans presented a ridiculously underfunded and insulting COVID-19 relief plan in response to President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan? One that solved absolutely nothing for hurting Americans and was so blatantly bad ...

 2021-04-22 22:25 

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Andrew Yang tried to win an LGBTQ group's support in the mayoral race — it did not end well...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was a surprising breakout success but suffered criticisms about...

 2021-04-22 21:59 

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Two inspector general reports show how Trump officials punished Puerto Rico and undercut the EPA...

A pair of just-issued reports show just how bad...

 2021-04-22 21:51 

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Tucker Carlson's bait-and-switch betrays his desperation...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is really determined to sell his audience on what is — and this cannot be stressed enough — a literal neo-Nazi conspiracy theory. Neo-Nazis and other white nationalist groups have long pushed the idea that a shadow...

 2021-04-22 20:35 

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The rise of the 'New Right intellectuals': Political theorist explains how the Trump era warped conservatism...

During Donald Trump's four years in the White House, some prominent conservatives — from former Republican strategist Rick Wilson to media figures like the Washington Post's Max Boot, The Bulwark's Charlie Sykes and MSNBC's Joe Scarb...

 2021-04-22 19:57 

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The dark underbelly of conservatism has finally been exposed for those who refused to see it...

There was a little "post-racial America" in the air Tuesday after a jury found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd. It felt similar to the night Barack Obama was elected. If a Black man can be presi...

 2021-04-22 19:27 

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Capitol Police release the transcription of controversial pre-insurrection remark about anti-Trump protests...

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the California Democrat who chairs the House Administration Committee, has alleged that on January 6, the Capitol Police were directed to only pursue left-wing groups in Washington, D.C. But the Capitol Police, according to Politico repo...

 2021-04-22 19:02 

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Josh Hawley slammed for being the only senator to vote against new hate crimes bill...

Missouri Republican Josh Hawley just became the only U.S. Senator to vote against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes bill to protect Asian Americans. The vote was 94-1.The bill is sponsored by Hawaii Democrat Maize Hirono: Hawley was criticized for his vote, with m...

 2021-04-22 18:47 

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The great forgetting: Why past epidemics faded from memory — and why that can't happen again...

The second Moderna shot made me sick — as predicted. A 24-hour touch of what an alarmed immune system feels like left me all the more grateful for my good fortune in avoiding the real thing and for being alive at a time when science had devised a 95...

 2021-04-22 18:13 

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Alternate juror reveals why Derek Chauvin made her 'pretty uncomfortable' during the trial...

Lisa Christensen was an alternate juror in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who, this week, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his role in the death of George F...

 2021-04-22 17:45 

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Georgia AG resigns from group that promoted a rally in support of Capitol insurrection...

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R) submitted his resignation from a national advocacy group for Republican attorney generals amid scrutiny of the group's support of a rally that took place prior to the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. According ...

 2021-04-22 17:21 

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Here's how the GOP's takeover of the Supreme Court is blowing up in their faces — for now...

The legislation to expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats appears dead, at least for now. Senate Republicans will not sign on, it cannot pass without reform of the filibuster, and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has said it's a waste of time unti...

 2021-04-22 17:03 

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Scathing attack ad from conservative group reminds Trump that Mitch McConnell now runs the GOP...

With Democrats now in control of the White House and both branches of Congress, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the most powerful Republican in Washington, D.C. Former President Donald Trump, meanwhile, continues to act like he won the 2020 pres...

 2021-04-22 16:20 

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Marjorie Greene wants to debate AOC over the Green New Deal — but admits she's yet to read 'all 14 pages' of the bill...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) claims she is interested in debating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the details of the Green New Deal. According to Business Insider, Greene on Wednesday, April 21, tweeted about the possibility of her and the Democ...

 2021-04-22 15:58 

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Sonia Sotomayor rips Brett Kavanaugh with warning new justices are 'willing to overrule precedent'...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered a strong warning to the American people and a strong rebuke of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the newest far right wing Justices on the Trump-shaped conservative-majority Court in a blistering but brillian...

 2021-04-22 15:49 

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13-page report by Nevada's Republican secretary of state shows 'no evidentiary support' of voter fraud in 2020 election...

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a conservative Republican, has been censured by Trumpian wingnuts in the Nevada GOP for maintaining that there is no evidence that widespread voter fraud occurred in her state during the 2020 presidential electi...

 2021-04-22 14:54 

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CVS Health quietly donated a staggering amount to a dark money group advocating against health care access...

Last year, as the United States was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, CVS Health donated a staggering amount of money to a dark money group that advocated for limiting health care access. According to The Intercept, CVS Health which also owns the healt...

 2021-04-22 14:53 

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Rand Paul slammed for 'stupid' recommendation that Joe Biden 'burn his mask' to encourage COVID-19 vaccination...

Although half of adults in the United States have been at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19, President Joe Biden and his top medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, have been emphasizing that the U.S. still needs to get a lot more Americans vaccinated b...

 2021-04-22 13:13 

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Foxconn 'drastically' scales back the Wisconsin project that was a key part of Trump's 'America first' agenda...

In 2017, then-President Donald Trump and his allies promised that the Foxconn deal — a key part of his "America first" agenda — would create countless new jobs in Wisconsin. But the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, according to C...

 2021-04-22 13:06 

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'Unconstitutional': Federal lawsuit in Orlando takes aim at Florida GOP's 'anti-riot' law...

A civil rights attorney in Orlando, Fla. is pushing back against state lawmakers' Republican-led...

 2021-04-22 11:28 

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101 Nobel laureates urge world leaders to 'keep fossil fuels in the ground'...

On the eve of Earth Day and the start of U.S. President Joe Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate, a group of 101 Nobel laureates published a letter urging world leaders and governments to...

 2021-04-22 11:20 

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These conservative populists lead GOP hypocrisy on 'Big Tech' — while raking in cash from Silicon Valley...

Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel received financial backing from technology executives and investors despite railing against "Big Tech" censorship and "ultra-liberal thugs in Silicon Valley" on the campaign trail.Mandel, a care...

 2021-04-22 11:16 

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'Holy smokes': Capitol Police IG reveals there is no supervision over law enforcement agency's board...

As congressional leaders continue to dissect the events that transpired on Jan. 6, and the law enforcement agencies that responded to the deadly unrest that erupted on Capitol Hill that day, they have managed to uncover one startling revelation. According...

 2021-04-22 10:45 

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Arizona lawmaker uses racist slur and calls for Black representative to 'be sat down' and not 'be allowed to speak'...

A Republican state lawmaker used a racist slur on the floor of the Arizona state legislature and then called for another lawmaker, who is Black, to be ordered to "be sat down" and "not be allowed to speak."On Tuesday Rep. Travis Grantham, ...

 2021-04-22 10:40 

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GOP congressman slammed for making false emergency calls to Capitol police to test their response time...

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has been making false emergency calls to Capitol Police to test their response time. The Nebraska Republican did it twice last week, HuffPost reports, and the Capitol Police are "furious," with one calling it "repreh...

 2021-04-22 10:27 

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Louis DeJoy's postal inspectors are secretly monitoring social media accounts via a 'covert' program: report...

An almost entirely undisclosed program under U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's purview is secretly monitoring social media posts under the guise of needing to protect U.S. Postal Service employees and...

 2021-04-22 10:12 

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The anatomy of a spin job: How Fox News tried to smear George Floyd protesters after a peaceful night...

Despite the fact that Derek Chauvin's murder of George Floyd was captured on film and widely denounced even by fellow police officers, right-wing commentators had a bizarre collection of reactions to the jury's finding on Tuesday that the former c...

 2021-04-22 01:52 

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Nancy Pelosi shrugs off criticism after her bizarre comment about George Floyd's death...

On Tuesday, after a three-week trial, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who Chauvin pinned to ground on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill until Floyd died of...

 2021-04-22 01:07 

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Trump's legacy is being humiliatingly defeated by $5 ladders: 'Unlike the wall, these are functional'...

Former President Donald Trump's purportedly impenetrable border wall is reportedly getting beaten by the simplest of means.A new report from Texas Monthly claims that the United States Border Patrol finds itself constantly having to destroy cheap $5 l...

 2021-04-22 00:20 

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In 'paradigm shift,' Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute prostitution...

The Manhattan district attorney's office in New York announced Wednesday what it called a...

 2021-04-22 00:04 

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New report reveals what Joe Manchin told corporate lobbyists behind closed doors...

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Tuesday reportedly mocked the popular push for a $15 federal minimum wage during a private event with restaurant industry lobbyists, telling attendees he prefers an hourly wage floor of $11 and nothing "...

 2021-04-21 23:37 

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We're plagued by misinformation in a dangerous world — a problem with ancient roots...

by Michael J. O'Brien, Texas A&M-San; Antonio and Izzat Alsmadi, Texas A&M-San; AntonioSorting through the vast amount of information created and shared online is challenging, even for the experts.Just talking about this ever-shifting landscape is con...

 2021-04-21 22:51 

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My Pillow guy Mike Lindell's new 'free speech' website turns out to be a hilarious disaster...

I can't stop watching the MyPillow Guy, Mike Lindell, and his...

 2021-04-21 22:11 

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Officer under investigation for allegedly saying to only target 'anti-Trump' protesters before Capitol riot...

On Wednesday at a congressional hearing with Capitol Police inspector general Michael Bolton, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) revealed that an officer is under investigation for telling units to stand down against the pro-Trump insurrectionists who broke into the...

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