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 2021-06-02 13:17 

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PA government agency confiscates lieutenant governor's gay pride flag after he flew it in violation of state law...

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2022 U.S. Senate race in his state, has been a strong supporter of gay rights — and he recently displayed a gay pride flag on the balcony of his office in Harrisb...

 2021-06-02 13:00 

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Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell are still feeding Trump's delusions of overturning the election: NY Times reporter...

On June 1, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported, on Twitter, that former President Donald Trump still believes that the 2020 election results will be overturned and that he will be...

 2021-06-02 11:53 

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GOP's Paul Gosar implicated in plot to disrupt Biden's Arizona win using Proud Boys: leaked messages...

Messages leaked to the Washington Post implicate Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in a plot to create a so-called...

 2021-06-02 11:13 

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Not 'going to meet us halfway': Top progressive presses Biden to cut off infrastructure talks with GOP...

As President Joe Biden prepared to continue talks with the Senate GOP's lead infrastructure negotiator on Wednesday, progressive Democrats in Congress implored the White House to stop wasting precious time wrangling with a party that has repeatedly sh...

 2021-06-02 10:28 

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McConnell's blatant cover-up of Republican complicity on Jan. 6 forces Pelosi's hand on select committee...

The bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is not going to happen, thanks to the machinations of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. That opens the possibility for an inquiry that could actually be more effective than tha...

 2021-06-02 10:22 

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'A new inauguration date is set': Inside the latest QAnon conspiracy theory to 'reinstate' Trump...

Hundreds of people gathered in Texas for a QAnon-sponsored conference over Memorial Day weekend to hear the biggest boosters of Donald Trump's Big Lie downplay the Capitol riot and bandy about new threats of a coming coup. Key Trump allies, including ...

 2021-06-02 10:16 

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MAGA-loving hat store owner doubles down on using the Holocaust despite 'apology'...

She's issued an...

 2021-06-02 01:47 

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DeSantis kicks off Pride Month by signing 'appalling' and 'shameful' attack on trans kids...

As part of an ongoing series of GOP attacks on the rights of transgender youth, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida marked the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month on Tuesday by signing a bill to bar trans girls and women from participating in public secon...

 2021-06-02 01:33 

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'A huge victory': Advocates cheer the end of Trump's cruel 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy...

Migrant rights advocates on Tuesday welcomed an announcement by the Biden administration that it is ending the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols—commonly known as the...

 2021-06-02 01:08 

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The next major extinction event is here...

Roughly 66 million years ago, an asteroid or comet struck the planet and wiped out three-quarters of every animal and plant species alive. Known as the CretaceousPaleogene extinction event (KPg), it has been immortalized in popular culture because of its ...

 2021-06-02 00:22 

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Why so many Trump supporters crave apocalyptic bloodshed...

Donie O'Sullivan is a reporter for CNN. His beat appears to be American conspiracy theories. He was on Anderson Cooper's show last night with reporting on a QAnon conference last weekend during which former Donald Trump adviser and pardoned traito...

 2021-06-01 23:40 

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A disastrous vaccine shortage worsens the COVID crisis in India — as Modi repeats Trump's mistakes...

If the month of April was marked by images of endless rows of burning funeral pyres from major Indian cities, the images of floating bodies in the Ganges River near the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in May were a grim reminder of the unch...

 2021-06-01 23:07 

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A world unraveling in smoke and death — and how one teacher and her students dealt with it...

It seems appropriate that the 2020-2021 school year in Portland, Oregon, began amid toxic smoke from the catastrophic wildfires that blanketed many parts of the state for almost two weeks. The night before the first day of school, the smoke alarm in my be...

 2021-06-01 22:31 

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Biden takes a veiled swipe at two Democratic senators...

President Joe Biden on Tuesday took an apparent swipe at two of the most conservative Democrats who are blocking critical parts of his agenda, Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona."June should be a month of action on Cap...

 2021-06-01 21:08 

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A new warning from 100+ scholars raises alarm that 'the future of our democracy' is at risk...

As Republican lawmakers continue to push for legislation to restrict voting, a Washington Post columnist is shedding light on a major warning from more than 100 scholars and experts: America's democracy is at risk. More than 100 scholars of democracy ...

 2021-06-01 20:36 

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Journalist details how Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has become a 'super villain' to the left...

When centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Martha McSally in Arizona's 2018 U.S. Senate race, it was a political shocker — as Arizona, for decades, had been synonymous with the right-wing politics of Sen. John McCain and his prede...

 2021-06-01 19:52 

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CNN host slams Trump for lying about tear gas use at Lafayette Square protest after new admission...

Following Memorial Day Weekend, CNN's Brianna Keilar looked back on the one-year anniversary of former President Donald Trump's so-called...

 2021-06-01 19:15 

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'This is different': Legal analyst says 'all signals are toward indictment' in Trump case...

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former U.S. president, will "likely" be indicted, says ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams, insisting that this time accountability will be hard for him to escape."All signs point to a likely indictment," Ab...

 2021-06-01 19:00 

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The GOP's delusional attachment to Trump sets the stage for the accelerating proto-fascism...

Liz Cheney's removal from House GOP leadership over her rejection of Trump's election lies and Republican senators' blocking of a bipartisan proposal to create an independent panel that would investigate the Capitol siege reveal in stark terms...

 2021-06-01 18:26 

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The U.S. is complicit in the global war on workers...

Global capitalists have turned back the clock to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. The working class is increasingly bereft of rights, blocked from forming unions, paid starvation wages, subject to wage theft, under constant surveillance, fired...

 2021-06-01 18:04 

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'A spit in the face': Partner of fallen Capitol Police officer slams GOP lawmakers who blocked Jan. 6 commission...

The partner of fallen U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is speaking out to express her frustration with Republican lawmakers who voted against the establishment of a commission to investigate the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. According to CBS...

 2021-06-01 18:00 

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'Never trust Republicans': Journalist explains what Schumer can learn from Harry Reid's time as Senate majority leader...

Democrats obtained a narrow majority in the U.S. Senate when Republicans lost two Senate runoffs in Georgia in early January, and on January 20, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York went from being Senate minority leader to being Senate majority leader — ...

 2021-06-01 17:31 

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Trump's refusal to block White House counsel McGahn from testifying in private will come back to haunt him: columnist...

In a column for the New Republic, editor Michael Tomasky asserted that Donald Trump may well come to regret not spending the money needed to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from speaking in private and under oath before members of the Senate J...

 2021-06-01 16:57 

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Former GOP activist arrested in connection with Capitol riot — and her Facebook posts are among the evidence...

These days, social media posts are being used more and more in law enforcement investigations — and that includes probes of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. Social media, according to Business Insider reporter Erin Snodgrass, was a...

 2021-06-01 15:49 

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Robert Kennedy's daughter explains how opponents of DC statehood are 'distorting' his words...

On November 20, 1963, Robert F. Kennedy — brother of President John F. Kennedy and U.S. attorney general at the time — appeared before a House subcommittee on the District of Columbia. Opponents of a bill calling for D.C. statehood, including ...

 2021-06-01 15:46 

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'It wasn't just right-wing extremists': GOP's Louie Gohmert tries to shift blame for US Capitol insurrection...

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) over the weekend appeared before a crowd of hundreds of QAnon believers where he and a number of other keynote speakers continued to spew falsehoods and misgivings about the pandemic, presidential election and most recently the...

 2021-06-01 14:50 

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MAGA heads go berserk over 'incompetent failure' Jenna Ellis after she correctly notes Trump can't be 'reinstated'...

Jenna Ellis, an attorney who fought to overturn the 2020 presidential election, was blasted by conservatives over the Memorial Day holiday after she insisted that former President Donald Trump cannot be "reinstated.";Ellis made the assertion on Twi...

 2021-06-01 14:42 

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Bill calling for winterization of Texas' energy grid sidesteps climate change threat...

On Sunday night, May 30, a bill calling for the winterization of Texas' energy grid was sent to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. And some Texas Democrats wish the bill made it clear that climate change played a role in the winter disaster that the Lone S...

 2021-06-01 14:34 

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'Selective use of the facts and lack of logic': Kentucky columnist rips McConnell for blocking Jan. 6 commission...

A Kentucky columnist is sounding off about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) role in blocking a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission, which would have established an entity to further investigate the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.Although Mc...

 2021-06-01 14:03 

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Trump tells followers he 'expects to be reinstated' in August as MAGA extremists call for Myanmar-style coup...

Four months into Joe Biden's presidency and almost seven months after the 2020 presidential election, some far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump continue to believe that he will be returning to the White House sometime in 2021. Accordi...

 2021-06-01 13:23 

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'Abuse of power': Idaho governor slams state lieutenant governor for suspending mask mandates in his absence...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) was not pleased to hear about Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R) placing a ban on mask mandates. According to The Independent, Little reversed an order by McGeachin just one day after it was signed. McGeachin's order took aim at ...

 2021-06-01 13:08 

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Michigan resident explains why anti-maskers and coronavirus deniers made his town 'COVIDville, USA'...

Michigan is among the midwestern states that now-President Joe Biden won in the 2020 election, and its Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has been quite proactive in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. But Michigan has also been plagued by domestic terror...

 2021-06-01 12:47 

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Matt Gaetz, Matt Schlapp and Dinesh D'Souza duped into posting tweets in honor of Lee Harvey Oswald...

Writer Ken Klippenstein, over Memorial Day weekend, managed to reel in Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), American Conservative Union Chairman chair Matt Schlapp, and conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza into a ruse honoring Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who a...

 2021-06-01 12:11 

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Historian says politics aside, Trump was an ineffective manager and leader...

One of the most intriguing aspects of current politics is the fealty of the Republican Party to Donald Trump. Central to this loyalty is the view that Trump was an effective leader. As a candidate in 2016, the future president claimed that he was uniquely...

 2021-06-01 12:07 

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'Playing a game of chicken': Cruise lines square off against Florida's 'pro-business governor' over vaccine passports...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is going head-to-head and risking support of cruise line CEOs over a controversial law he recently signed to impose a statewide ban on COVID vaccine passports. According to NBC News, cruise line operators argue that DeSantis&...

 2021-06-01 11:35 

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GOP billionaire governor personally on the hook for $700 million in loans after business failure: WSJ...

According to an exclusive report from the Wall Street Journal, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) is looking at a major cash crunch and owes nearly $700 million due to personally guaranteeing loans linked to a business failure of a lender.The report notes...

 2021-06-01 11:01 

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The greatest danger to American democracy is not coming from inside the House...

The greatest danger to American democracy right now is not coming from Russia, China, or North Korea. It is coming from the Republican Party. Only 25 percent of voters self-identify as Republican, the GOP's worst showing against Democrats since 2012 a...

 2021-06-01 10:56 

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'Ultimate betrayal of oaths sworn': Michigan GOP congressman slams 'treacherous snakes' who 'salivate for civil war'...

Rep. Pete Meijer (R-Mich.) is fed up with the pro-Trump conservative Republicans whom he describes as "treacherous snakes." On Monday, May 31, Meijer, a military veteran, took to Twitter with a post in observance of Memorial Day as he criticized t...

 2021-06-01 10:44 

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Pastor who said vaccines were part of 'global genocide' reportedly has COVID...

Honestly, I don't want right-wing COVID deniers and anti-vaxxers to die. I just want them to learn a lesson. Apparently, that lesson has to be learned one gormless goober at a time.Of course, it would be easy enough to look at the past year, with its ...

 2021-06-01 10:32 

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Climate crisis and negligent policymakers blamed for 'record sickening levels' of manatee deaths in Florida...

Conservation advocates in Florida are warning that 1,000 manatees in the state's water could die this year—hundreds more than in recent years—due to starvation driven by water pollution, the climate crisis, and other man-made harms to the ...

 2021-06-01 10:13 

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Mike Flynn: I did not call for a coup despite what that video shows...

Fired former Trump National Security Advisor and retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is now denying he ever called for a violent Myanmar military-style coup in the U.S., despite numerous reports and video that appear to show or say he did.Flynn reportedly told a ...

 2021-06-01 10:09 

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MAGA hat store owner attacks BLM as brands distance themselves over antisemitic anti-vaxx stars...

A Trump-loving, QAnon-promoting, anti-vaxx, anti-mask Nashville hat store owner who boasted she had "one of the largest selections in the world" is finding brands speaking out against the antisemitic yellow wearable "not vaccinated" stars ...

 2021-06-01 10:03 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails...

May 31, 2021"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and ...

 2021-05-31 18:53 

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Pastors are 'expressing alarm' at QAnon's growing influence among fundamentalist evangelicals: report...

Those who had been warning that the QAnon conspiracy cult was dangerous were reminded just how dangerous when QAnon supporters — along with members of the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters and other extremist groups — attacked...

 2021-05-31 17:44 

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US defense secretary slams Ted Cruz for claiming Biden wants a 'woke, emasculated military'...

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been attacking the Biden Administration for promoting a...

 2021-05-31 16:40 

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'Historic' Illinois bill makes it illegal for police to lie to or trick juveniles during questioning...

Civil libertarians have long complained about police being able to mislead suspects during interrogation in order to get a confession out of them. But the Illinois State Legislature, Fox 32 Chicago reports, has passed a bill making it illegal to lie to or...

 2021-05-31 16:08 

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Even right-wing media are slamming Arizona's bizarre 'election audit'...

The conservative Washington Times, a noted purveyor of conspiracy theories, didn't mince words in criticizing the spectacle of a partisan election...

 2021-05-31 15:56 

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Trump appointees furious after being asked to 'immediately' pay thousands in deferred payroll taxes...

In August 2020, then-President Donald Trump sidestepped Congress and used an emergency declaration to defer some payroll taxes — and according to Politico reporters Brian Faler and Daniel Lippman, some ex-members of his administration are not happy ...

 2021-05-31 15:52 

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'Hypocrite' Nikki Haley slammed for posting Memorial day photo 'spending time' with son — after attacking VP...

For the second time in 24 hours former Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is under fire for a Memorial Day holiday tweet.On Sunday Haley was one of the leaders of the attack on Vice President Kamala Harris, who was torn apart by Republicans and Fox News for ...

 2021-05-31 15:23 

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'Illiberal flame': Why 'smarmy' Republicans who want Trump to recede from politics won't abandon his worst ideas...

Although a minority of Republicans in Congress openly express their disdain for former President Donald Trump — including Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah — the others range from Republicans who flat-out adore Trump...

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