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 2021-07-14 13:00 

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'It just spews out': Michael Wolff reveals more details about 'deranged' Trump in his scathing new book...

Author Michael Wolff is shedding light on some of the most scathing details included in his new book chronicling former President Donald Trump's last days in office. On Tuesday, July 13, Wolff appeared on MSNBC's...

 2021-07-14 12:50 

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Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment accuser breaks 17-year-old NDA...

Andrea Mackis, the Fox News producer who accused former Fox pundit Bill O'Reilly of four years of sexual harassment, opened up about her experiences on Tuesday to The Daily Beast, revealing a much fuller picture of both the her abuse and tumultous set...

 2021-07-14 12:46 

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WATCH: Blistering supercut takes aim at Fox and NewsMax for spreading 'deadly' propaganda 'as Americans die'...

In a blistering supercut, CNN took aim Wednesday morning at right-wing media outlets and elected officials for spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations. "607,771 Americans have died of the virus, and 99 percent of the people dyin...

 2021-07-14 12:42 

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Mike Lindell pushes election fantasies at CPAC -- and accuses reporter of destroying the country...

MyPillow CEO turned 2020 election truther Mike Lindell, whom I have interviewed many times by phone, got his first chance to meet me in person on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering here. He did not waste the opportunit...

 2021-07-14 11:50 

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WATCH: Biographer Michael Bender reveals Trump's top priority...

As the United States grappled with the crippling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the adverse affects that it created nationwide, author Michael Bender claims former President Donald Trump had only one goal in mind: winning the 2020 presidential electi...

 2021-07-14 10:54 

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Trump's DOJ attempted to seize records of WaPo journalist over report Russian leaks: report...

The Trump-led U.S. Department of Justice attempted to seize communication records for three Washington Post by way of legal action as a response to their reports on Russian interference, unsealed court documents reveal.According to Axios, the latest repor...

 2021-07-14 10:19 

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The actual reason why Republicans and their media are discouraging people from getting vaccinated...

Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a CNN Medical Analyst, said last week,...

 2021-07-14 10:15 

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Tennessee official drops vaccine outreach for kids — for all diseases — under GOP pressure: report...

The politically-ambitious Commissioner of the Tennessee Dept. of Health, Dr. Lisa Piercey, on Monday fired the official in charge of vaccines. On Tuesday she banned outreach on any vaccines not just coronavirus to any minors. Among the programs eliminated...

 2021-07-13 23:57 

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There are two problems with a Biblical passage Christians cite to show that scripture is without error...

Geoffrey Smith, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal ArtsIn his farewell address at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention, outgoing president J.D. Greear acknowledged the internal disputes but assured attendees that the Baptist faith contin...

 2021-07-13 23:46 

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'It's devastating': Unvaccinated woman thought she could 'escape' Covid now she'll 'never be the same'...

After a rough battle with COVID-19, a North Carolina woman who was unvaccinated is now urging people to get the shot, 13News reports."I thought I was healthy enough and that I could escape it," said Linda Edwards, who contracted the virus about th...

 2021-07-13 23:34 

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Watch: Author reveals Trump's threatening response to publishing his shocking Hitler quote...

Michael Bender's new book revealed a shocking conversation between former President Donald Trump and his former chief of staff John Kelly in which Trump said that late Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler had a legacy of positive achievements.The new book, Fran...

 2021-07-13 23:18 

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'He knew I'd never consented': Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment accuser speaks out...

Andrea Mackis, the Fox News producer who accused former Fox pundit Bill O'Reilly of four years of sexual harassment, opened up about her experiences on Tuesday to The Daily Beast, revealing a much fuller picture of both the her abuse and tumultous set...

 2021-07-13 22:58 

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Democrats need to play hardball to force the GOP to moderate...

Monday night, Democrats in the Texas state legislature were forced to flee. Again. Republicans who control the state legislature and the governor's mansion have called a special session for the purpose of passing laws meant to make it difficult for re...

 2021-07-13 21:57 

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On the brink in 2026: A vision of the bleak future of zero-sum conflict between the U.S. and China...

It's the summer of 2026, five years after the Biden administration identified the People's Republic of China as the principal threat to U.S. security and Congress passed a raft of laws mandating a society-wide mobilization to ensure permanent U.S....

 2021-07-13 20:31 

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Trump goes off on Justice Brett Kavanaugh in a new interview: 'Totally disgraced'...

No matter how much fellow Republicans jump through hoops to please Donald Trump, the former president will inevitably hold grudges against all the ones he believes have let him down in some way — a list that includes everyone from former U.S. Attorn...

 2021-07-13 20:22 

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'I was there': Reporters sharply rebuke Megyn Kelly for claiming the media exaggerated the insurrection...

Megyn Kelly is under fire after telling a Trump-voting comedian on her podcast that the...

 2021-07-13 19:44 

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Kristi Noem still brags about defying public health advice — but an expert just showed why it was a disaster...

South Dakota and Vermont are not only two very different states politically — they are also two states that have had very different COVID-19 outcomes. And Dr. Ashish Jha, a dean at the Brown University School of Public Health who is often featured a...

 2021-07-13 19:02 

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The surprising and cold rationality of white evangelicals' destructive ideology...

Members of the pundit corps seem to believe white evangelical Protestants (WEPs) have politicized their faith. They seem to believe the disgraced former president is the reason why. To be sure, there is something to this. After all, some adherents, especi...

 2021-07-13 18:19 

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'Greedy, hungry and desperate': Bank executive found guilty of bribing Manafort for a Trump admin job...

A former executive banker in Chicago has been found guilty on multiple charges after allegedly conspiring with former President Donald Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort to approve high-risk bank loans in exchange for a top position in the Trump admini...

 2021-07-13 18:05 

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Trump tries to play coy about 2024 — but a new report finds he may have already broken election law...

It remains to be seen whether or not former President Donald Trump will run in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, or whether he will instead throw his support to the most Trumpian of the candidates. But according to Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger...

 2021-07-13 17:32 

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The Supreme Court is poised to radically expand the Second Amendment...

This story was first published at The Progressive.The United States is locked and loaded. This nation has more guns than people and, not surprisingly, an appalling level of gun violence.The gun homicide rate in the United States is nearly eight times high...

 2021-07-13 17:09 

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Kevin McCarthy tried to attack Democrats by using MLK's words — and inspired a rapid backlash...

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) caused quite a stir when he failed miserably at invoking the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words to support his push back against Critical Race Theory (CRT). On Monday, July 12, the California lawmaker appeared ...

 2021-07-13 17:03 

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Abortion rights advocacy groups file lawsuit against controversial Texas law...

Abortion rights advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing back against Texas' new controversial law. According to The Washington Post, multiple abortion rights groups, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and th...

 2021-07-13 16:41 

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The dark post-conservative ideas at a right-wing think tank give a foreboding glimpse of Trumpism's future...

Although not as well-known as other right-wing think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and the libertarian Cato Institute, the Claremont Institute has been around since 1979 — when it was founded in California by students of the late Harry V. Ja...

 2021-07-13 14:55 

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'Lovefest? I'm sorry, that's bonkers!': MSNBC host slams Trump's claim that the Capitol rioters were 'peaceful people'...

Fox News' Maria Bartiromo has been drawing a great deal of criticism for her Sunday, July 11 interview with former President Donald Trump, who described the January 6 insurrection as a...

 2021-07-13 14:48 

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Mel Gibson gets torched on Twitter after appearing to salute Trump...

Famed actor Mel Gibson found himself at the center of controversy after he appeared to salute former President Donald Trump when he spotted him at the UFC fight last weekend. On Saturday, July 10, Gibson attended Conor McGregor's fight with Dustin Poi...

 2021-07-13 13:57 

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How 'Anti-Black racism' makes Trump supporters 'uniquely drawn' to him...

Lilliana Mason, who specializes in political science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has had a lot to say about identity politics in the United States and how ugly, divisive and bitter they have become. Mason is the author of the 2018 book "...

 2021-07-13 13:47 

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Facebook doesn't have much desire to discourage extremism on its platform -- here's why...

While Facebook has publicly condemned the circulation of misinformation and extremism on its platform, one analysis is the one reason why they may not completely want to discourage such activity, internally. A recent analysis that was conducted has shed l...

 2021-07-13 13:25 

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Furious Trump demanded leaker who revealed he fled to his bunker during protests be executed: report...

According to Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender's bombshell book,...

 2021-07-13 13:11 

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How Trump's 'Big Lie' got started with the help of his unscrupulous sycophants: new book...

The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election was unprecedented in U.S. history. Never before had a U.S. president who was decisively voted out of office falsely claimed that the election was stolen from him because of widespread voter fraud, and never ...

 2021-07-13 12:40 

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New York throws a parade -- and essential workers say 'Fuhgettaboutit!'...

New York City threw essential workers a ticker tape parade along the canyon of heroes last week. And somehow, Gotham's gilded oligarchs were spared the unsavory sight of marchers in matching...

 2021-07-13 11:59 

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'Ahead of his time': How astrophysicist Carl Sagan predicted 2021's problems -- 25 years ago...

Carl Sagan in 1995 ultimately predicted a number of pitfalls and challenges the United States would be facing 25 years later when he published his last both just months before his death in 1996.During the July 12 segment of MSNBC's...

 2021-07-13 11:29 

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'Even crazier than I thought': Author Michael Wolff recalls Trump's desperate days following election loss...

Michael Wolff, author of the highly anticipated book,...

 2021-07-13 11:19 

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Rudy Giuliani hatched Trump's 'big lie' on Election Night after 'drinking too much': new book...

A new book appears to detail the genesis of former president Donald Trump's...

 2021-07-13 11:14 

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'I will stand for truth': Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis quits 'corrupted' GOP live on air...

One former Trump elections lawyer is fed up with the Republican Party and announced on...

 2021-07-13 10:59 

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Rep. Porter weighs in after angry Trump supporters crash her town hall meeting...

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) Is reflecting on the disheartening turn of events that transpired at her recent Town Hall meeting. Based on the level of disruption caused by the group of Trump supporters who crashed the event, Porter believes their actions w...

 2021-07-13 09:57 

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'Do not question my procedure': Judge dresses down lawyers in 'Kraken' case in dramatic hearing...

A federal judge overseeing a sanctions hearing for several attorneys who are alleged to have filed false documents in cases supporting Donald Trump's lie that the election was stolen and Joe Biden won as a result of massive fraud blasted those lawyers...

 2021-07-13 01:23 

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Dr. Fauci reacts to the CPAC crowd's 'horrifying' attitude toward vaccines...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, expressed horror on Sunday over a crowd at a conservative gathering this past week celebrating the federal government's inability to meet its vaccination goals....

 2021-07-13 01:11 

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Ocasio-Cortez urges Biden not to send US troops to Haiti...

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday morning that the Biden administration should resist calls to deploy American troops to Haiti in the wake of the assassination of the Caribbean nation's president last week, warning that such a mo...

 2021-07-13 00:55 

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In a surreal moment, Trump told the truth about his lies at CPAC...

During a speech filled with lies, boasts, and bullying attacks that observers have come to expect, former President Donald Trump offered a rare moment of self-effacing honesty over the weekend to the audience at CPAC.He brought up the conservative confere...

 2021-07-13 00:19 

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The federal criminal system is fundamentally morally bankrupt — because Congress refuses to act...

Around 90 percent of criminal cases are handled by county court systems, where inflexibility on disproportionately harsh sentencing outcomes is largely a local political choice. Prosecutors can reopen old cases to correct injustices with relative ease, an...

 2021-07-12 23:44 

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Trump Social Security chief threatened to come in after being fired — but the White House isn't having it...

Last week, Andrew Saul, a GOP donor former President Donald Trump appointed as a Social Security Commissioner, was fired by the Biden administration — but he vowed to ignore the firing and come right in to work on Monday anyway.But that threat may b...

 2021-07-12 23:25 

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'Laughed out of court': Leaked emails show RNC's top lawyer thought Trump election lawsuits were 'a joke'...

The Republican National Committee's top lawyer said that the elections lawsuits filed by Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis were doomed to get thrown out of court -- and he advised against the RNC getting involved.The Washington Post reports ...

 2021-07-12 22:51 

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Teetering on the existential edge, we have one more last, best chance for survival...

In San Francisco, we're finally starting to put away our masks. With 74% of the city's residents over 12 fully vaccinated, for the first time in more than a year we're enjoying walking, shopping, and eating out, our faces naked. So I was start...

 2021-07-12 22:27 

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How the 'boy mayor' put himself on a collision course with the monied elites who ran the city...

Originally published at ScheerPost....

 2021-07-12 21:32 

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'There is but one remedy': It's time for the Senate to trigger the nuclear option...

The US Senate is back in session this week, as Texas Republicans prepare to pass another massive voter suppression bill. The only remedy available to the American people is for the federal government to use its constitutional authority to regulate federal...

 2021-07-12 21:08 

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'Trumpist' Republicans are pushing an 'anti-history' agenda in the Biden era: journalist...

Critical race theory has become an obsession among far-right Republicans and allies of former President Donald Trump, who are pushing for...

 2021-07-12 20:15 

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Newly found unmarked graves for Native children are a dark reminder of an ongoing legal battle...

This past month hundreds of unmarked graves of Native children have been found at two separate residential schools in Canada. Unfortunately, the United States has its own history with residential schools and removal of Native children, amounting to cultur...

 2021-07-12 19:50 

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The real source of the American housing crisis...

We need more housing.We need more luxury housing.We need more affordable housing.We need all of it. The US has always thought about housing backward. In spite of overwhelming, empirical evidence showing that housing is a key metric to building a stable, t...

 2021-07-12 19:05 

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Allen Weisselberg's family plays a 'pivotal' role in criminal case against the Trump Organization: report...

Employees of the Trump Organization will no doubt remember Thursday, July 1 as the day in which Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg was arrested on charges that include grand larceny, falsifying business records and criminal tax fraud. Reporter Jose...

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