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 2021-09-03 10:23 

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Manchin releases op-ed opposing Biden's infrastructure plan following corporate lobbying blitz...

Sen. Joe Manchin, R-Va., is calling for a...

 2021-09-03 10:17 

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'A device to enslave children': Anti-mask Florida father rants to school board about the 'deep state'...

The Seminole County, Florida school board has been holding a marathon meeting on masks, which started Thursday at 8:30 AM, and is still going on after nearly nine hours. While there were many anti-science extremists, one parent's speech stood out.A ma...

 2021-09-03 00:59 

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Former GOP Senate majority leader blasts Tennessee's governor over COVID crisis...

A former Republican Senate Majority Leader is blasting his home state of Tennessee's GOP Governor, Bill Lee, over the horrific coronavirus crisis and urging him to...

 2021-09-03 00:46 

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Trump led a fascist purge of the Republican Party — now his base is finishing what he started...

A new ProPublica investigation highlights the nationwide push by pro-Trump Republican conspiracy theorists to invade, overwhelm, and annex the lowest tiers of their local Republican parties. Their stated goal is to alter how elections are run—and ho...

 2021-09-03 00:35 

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Republicans advance their goal of ending abortion — but Democrats see a political game-changer...

Sometimes something doesn't seem real to voters until it's real. For years, voters have been comfortably ignoring the perennial threat that Republicans could gain enough control of the nation's legislatures and courts to finally quash abortion...

 2021-09-02 23:28 

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Brett Kavanaugh played Susan Collins for a chump...

Sen. Susan Collins isn't eating crow — at least not yet — about her support for right-wing political operative-turned federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment after this week's surprise 5-4 d...

 2021-09-02 23:04 

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The truth about Christianity and abortion is much messier than the religious right wants you to think...

by Luis Josu Sals, Scripps CollegeThe U.S. Supreme Court has failed to rule on an emergency application to block SB8, a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. As such, the legislation went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021.Wh...

 2021-09-02 22:35 

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The bigotry built into Texas' anti-abortion law...

In 1915, the suffragist Alice Duer Miller wrote a delightful book of satirical poetry titled "Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times." Here we are, 106 years later, and Texas and the Supreme Court have weighed in with their opinion,...

 2021-09-02 22:14 

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New report reveals Kevin McCarthy's records are being targeted by the Jan. 6 committee...

House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's name is on the records preservation request list the House January 6 Committee has sent telecom companies.McCarthy exploded in anger when news was first reported this week that the House Select Committ...

 2021-09-02 22:07 

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Pelosi announces vote on abortion rights bill after the Supreme Court's 'cowardly, dark-of-night decision'...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House will vote on a bill to guarantee abortion rights nationwide after the chamber returns from recess later this month, a legislative effort aimed at countering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to gr...

 2021-09-02 21:37 

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Far-right extremists sparks fears of more violence with a plan for another Capitol rally...

Amid rising fears of the threat posed by the GOP's mobilization of out-and-out fascists and its intensifying assault on democracy, lawmakers and intelligence officials are voicing concerns about a September 18 U.S. Capitol rally that far-right extremi...

 2021-09-02 21:18 

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Jen Psaki schools a right-wing reporter asking about Biden's Catholic faith and abortion...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again was forced to school a right-wing reporter, this time not Fox News'Peter Doocy, but Owen Jensen, who is the Washington, D.C. correspondent for EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network....

 2021-09-02 20:21 

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Fox News cuts away from storm press conference — saying it's 'political' for mentioning climate change...

After inflicting widespread misery in Louisiana, Hurricane Ida was downgraded to a...

 2021-09-02 19:38 

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Former Bush speechwriter warns Republicans may come to 'regret' the Texas abortion law...

This week, Texas' draconian anti-abortion law went into effect, and the U.S. Supreme Court — in a 5-4 decision — let the law proceed. Far-right social conservatives in the Republican Party are delighted, as they are optimistic that the Hig...

 2021-09-02 19:26 

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Texas gives anti-abortion vigilantes license to destabilize equal treatment under the law...

The United States Supreme Court finally spoke about a new Texas law that, in effect, creates a market for abortion vigilantism, according to the Editorial Board's Mia Brett. While the law stands, it invalidates Roe. The high court should have said any...

 2021-09-02 18:42 

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The stolen election myth inspired thousands of Trump supporters to take over local elections on Bannon's call...

This was first published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump's supporters to push for overtur...

 2021-09-02 17:27 

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Tornadoes hit New Jersey, floods swamp Brooklyn and Philadelphia — welcome to the brutal reality of climate change...

After Hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana and made its way north, meteorologists downgraded it to a "tropical storm." But when the remnants of Ida pounded the Northeastern Corridor on Wednesday, September 1, they inflicted considerable damage — ...

 2021-09-02 17:21 

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As Kavanaugh helps gut Roe, here are all the times Susan Collins said he wouldn't...

In a 2018 speech announcing her decisive vote in favor of confirming right-wing judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine insisted—despite the abundance of evidence to the contrary—that he would value l...

 2021-09-02 17:20 

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Donald Trump Jr. might actually be held accountable for his lies: analysis...

President Donald Trump's eldest son and namesake suffered a legal loss Wednesday when a judge allowed a defamation lawsuit to move forward in West Virginia, noted Aaron Blake in a Washington Post analysis. Donald Trump Jr. stands accused of defaming 2...

 2021-09-02 16:21 

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This concept is key to understanding evangelical culture's hypocrisy — according to an anthropologist...

A new book by anthropologist Sophie Bjork-James takes a look at what biblical decrees white evangelicals take metaphorically and which ones they take literally.As Religion Dispatches points out, Bjork-James' book...

 2021-09-02 16:01 

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This Miami hospital is being inundated with COVID-19 patients — and many are unvaccinated Millennials...

When the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated during the 2020 spring, many of the fatalities were Baby Boomers in their sixties and seventies and Gen-Xers in their fifties. Millennials died from it as well, but older people appeared to be especially vulnerable. ...

 2021-09-02 15:54 

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Biden blasts SCOTUS for 'unprecedented assault' on women's rights...

Less than 12 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to take no action to protect the civil rights of women in Texas to obtain abortions President Joe Biden announced he has ordered federal government agencies to determine what actions they can take ...

 2021-09-02 15:18 

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Fox News host complains vaccinated are 'otherizing' anti-vaxxers: 'Next step' is putting unvaccinated into camps'...

The anti-vaxx movement continues to co-opt language used by liberals, declaring...

 2021-09-02 15:01 

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'He's got zero interest in having any heir': Republicans fear Trump will sabotage 2024 GOP primary...

Potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates are...

 2021-09-02 14:57 

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'NYC subway has fallen': 'Wild scenes' captured as Hurricane Ida dumps record rain...

Hurricane Ida tore through New York City overnight, bringing tornadoes, record rain and flash flooding.Eight people, including a 2-year-old boy, died in four separate flooding incidents in the city, and another person died in a submerged vehicle in New Je...

 2021-09-02 14:04 

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Madison Cawthorn's home town newspaper calls for Republicans to 'stop ignoring' his calls for violence...

Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has not only been promoting the Big Lie and encouraging voter suppression — the far-right Republican and Donald Trump ally is now threatening violence against Democrats, progressives and anyone else who promot...

 2021-09-02 14:02 

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Right-wing youth organizer Charlie Kirk illegally threatened employees over COVID precautions...

Over the weekend, youth right-wing organizer Charlie Kirk threatened to fire any employee of his organization, Turning Point USA, who asks about COVID-19 safety precautions in the workplace. According to labor law experts, that was clearly illegal.After s...

 2021-09-02 12:58 

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Robert Mueller probed a 'member of the news media' while investigating Russia hacking conspiracy: report...

More than two years after the release of the Mueller Report, new details continue to emerge about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — and on Wednesday, September 1, according to the New York Times, the U.S. Department of Justice...

 2021-09-02 11:31 

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Revealed: Robert Mueller investigated 'member of the news media' for conspiracy: report...

The United States Department of Justice on Wednesday disclosed special counsel Robert Mueller scrutinized "a member of the news media suspected of participating in the conspiracy" to hack Democrats and publish their emails online, The New York Tim...

 2021-09-02 10:14 

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180 COVID cases linked to maskless — and mostly unvaccinated — church camp and men's conference: report...

180 new coronavirus cases have been directly linked to a church camp and a men's conference. The majority of those who contracted COVID-19 were unvaccinated. Everyone 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated.One organization hosted the events in Illi...

 2021-09-02 05:14 

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'Stunning': Justice Sotomayor writes a furious dissent as the Supreme Court lets Texas violate Roe v. Wade...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a clearly furious dissent late Wednesday night to the majority's order allowing a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to stay in force....

 2021-09-02 02:17 

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Biden's statement on the Supreme Court's destruction of Roe v. Wade is not enough...

It has taken a lot of right-wing think-tanking and a lot of anti-democracy maneuvering, but the United States Supreme Court has successfully ended the decades of legal protections afforded women by Roe v. Wade. They were able to do this...

 2021-09-02 01:33 

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The anti-abortion myth about when life begins...

by Sahotra Sarkar, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal ArtsA Texas law that aims to eliminate almost all abortions in the state is part of a long-standing nationwide movement to restrict the right to abortion. The Texas law went into effe...

 2021-09-02 00:58 

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Evidence shows coerced drug treatment is harmful as well as wrong...

A paper published by the International Journal of Drug Policy confirms what harm reductionists have been saying since the dawn of the movement: Coerced drug treatment causes more harm than good.Researchers first executed a systematic review to locate all ...

 2021-09-02 00:28 

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'Catastrophic injustice': Judge OKs Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that Shields the Sacklers...

In a bench ruling delivered over several hours on Wednesday, a U.S. judge approved a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan widely criticized for giving the Sackler family immunity from civil lawsuits related to the company's drug OxyContin and and profiteerin...

 2021-09-01 23:48 

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How civilizations thwart extinction in the face of existential crises...

Humans set ourselves apart from other animals in our ability to recognize and stave off coming threats. A tiger or a dove cannot plan for a flood that might be decades off, and then build their dens defensively; humans, on the other hand, are blessed with...

 2021-09-01 23:12 

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Joe Rogan reveals he contracted COVID in Florida...

Joe Rogan says he contracted COVID-19 while doing his popular podcast show in Florida and immediately "threw the kitchen sink at it," using, among other treatments, monoclonal antibodies, which in some cases are an approved drug for the coronaviru...

 2021-09-01 23:00 

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The Supreme Court's latest salvo exposes the trick John Roberts has played on the country...

At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, the Supreme Court suddenly overturned Roe v. Wade.The move was quiet and it very well may be temporary (they could still issue a short decision any minute now, or not) but make no mistake, a Roe overturn is exactly ...

 2021-09-01 22:15 

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Mitch McConnell shoots down GOP hopes of impeaching Biden...

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is growing tired with far-right Republicans who are making noise about impeaching Joe Biden despite the fact Democrats control both houses of Congress....

 2021-09-01 21:29 

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'All about controlling women': Gov. Abbott slammed over tweet promoting near-total abortion ban...

At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday Texas became the first state since the Supreme Court ruled in 1973's Roe v. Wade that women have a constitutional right to abortion, to effectively take that right away. Wednesday afternoon Governor Greg Abbott, ...

 2021-09-01 20:35 

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'There should be consequences': Legal expert says the lawyers behind Trump's 2020 lie must be shunned...

Election law expert Richard L. Hasan has been stressing that one of the reasons the United States' system of checks and balances held up following the 2020 presidential election was the fact that some right-wing Republicans, including Georgia Secretar...

 2021-09-01 20:22 

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The real reason abortion opponents also hate mask and vaccine mandates...

I received this morning a message via Twitter from a very well-known television news host. It seemed to be regarding yesterday's column about what I think is the proper place of abortion in American politics. It isn't a fight for the sanctity of l...

 2021-09-01 19:52 

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'Massive hypocrites': Fox News pudnit called out after he cheers on a restaurant banning Biden voters...

Far-right Fox News pundit Pete Hegseth has spent a lot of time railing against...

 2021-09-01 19:28 

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The lab leak theory is falling apart...

America's spies still don't know where covid came from. In May, President Joe Biden called for a three-month sprint to discover the origins of Covid-19, but according to a recently-released report by the Office of the Director of National Intellig...

 2021-09-01 18:57 

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Progressives should add sex worker rights to their agenda — it's a matter of social justice...

Labor Day is "an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers." There is one industry that is far from celebrated. It provides income to many people who would otherwise have difficulty finding meaningful work. It ...

 2021-09-01 18:37 

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Susan Collins' vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh haunts her as abortion rights hang in the balance...

In Texas, the United States' most restrictive anti-abortion law — even more restrictive than Mississippi's recent legislation — has gone into effect, prohibiting any abortions after about six weeks into a pregnancy. The U.S. Supreme Co...

 2021-09-01 16:55 

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FBI investigates Doug Ducey staffers' push to give tax refunds to a top supporter: report...

In Arizona, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's staffers pushed a deal to bring major tax refunds to one of his supporters — and now, according to Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris, the FBI's Public Corruption Unit is investigating....

 2021-09-01 16:33 

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McConnell 'prays' for Manchin and Sinema to help him defeat Biden...

Maybe this is entirely coincidental: The day that news dropped of a...

 2021-09-01 15:54 

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'Extremely dangerous': This Oklahoma GOP rep 'threatened' US Embassy staff in effort to travel to Afghanistan...

With Afghanistan having been taken over by the Taliban and the Biden Administration scrambling to evacuate U.S. citizens, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been urging members of Congress to stay away from that country. But one far-right GOP congressman who ...

 2021-09-01 15:20 

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Former federal prosecutor: Marjorie Taylor Greene's threat against telecom companies is 'pure corrupt thuggery'...

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) made an astonishing threat against telecommunication companies Tuesday night, warning them to not comply with the House January 6 Committee's request to preserve the records of some members of the...

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