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 2021-05-31 15:17 

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Americans demand Dems in Congress show same 'fighting spirit' as Texas Democrats to protect voting rights...
 2021-05-31 15:14 

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Mobile billboard in West Virginia urges Manchin to champion Dream Act passage...

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of West Virginia ran a mobile billboard outside the local offices of Sen. Joe Manchin, urging him to champion passage of the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would put young undocumented immigrants on a path...

 2021-05-31 15:10 

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GOP strategist shreds Texas Republicans for ramming through bill that would have helped Trump stay in power...

Republican strategist Alice Stewart told CNN on Monday that she did not approve of Texas Republicans' efforts to ram through a new bill that would make it easier for defeated candidates to challenge and overturn election results.While appearing on CNN...

 2021-05-31 14:24 

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Kyrsten Sinema spokesperson says Arizona senator 'would've voted' for Jan 6 commission — but she skipped vote...

Although a bill calling for a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, it suffered a defeat in the U.S. Senate on Friday, May 28. Sen. Kyrsten Sinena of Arizona, a centrist Democrat ele...

 2021-05-31 13:35 

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Here's the real reason Fox News 'went crazy' with Kamala Harris' Memorial Day weekend tweet: NYT's Haberman...

Fox News over the weekend gave obsessive coverage to Vice President Kamala Harris's tweet urging Americans to...

 2021-05-31 13:32 

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Democrats must 'become the nation's majority party' to save US democracy from Trumpism: conservative...

In the past, Never Trump conservative Bill Kristol was often highly critical of the Democratic Party. But in the 2020 presidential election, the neocon pundit enthusiastically rooted for now-President Joe Biden — and in an article published by The B...

 2021-05-31 13:30 

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Trump sychophants have taken over Republican Party — but a handful of rebels play long game...

All Republicans are awful. They are greedy, selfish, death-worshipping assholes. Let's just stipulate that because it's objectively true—it's no accident that while they were happy to toss aside their supposed fealty to...

 2021-05-31 13:28 

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Texas Democrats walk off House gloor to block 'one of the ugliest voter suppression bills in the country'...

Texas Democrats blocked final passage of a Republican-authored voter suppression bill late Sunday by abruptly walking off the state House floor, denying the chamber's GOP majority the quorum necessary to proceed to a vote.The last-ditch move by Democr...

 2021-05-31 13:00 

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'You're a joke': Nikki Haley faces furious backlash for smear of Kamala Harris...

Former Donald Trump administration official Nikki Haley was harshly criticized on Sunday night after she complained about a Memorial Day weekend tweet posted by Kamala Harris, calling the vice president "Unprofessional and unfit" to hold the job A...

 2021-05-31 12:28 

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Miami newspaper slams Ron DeSantis for 'not caring one bit' about Floridians' health during COVID-19...

On Friday, May 28, Florida's Office of the Inspector General told attorneys for Rebekah Jones — a former data analyst for the Florida Health Department who openly criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic — that s...

 2021-05-31 11:10 

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'How Democracies Die' author warns US faces perilous authoritarian threat: 'We can't be vigilant enough'...

In the 2018 book...

 2021-05-31 11:08 

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Americans demand court-martial for Flynn after call for military coup: 'Honor veterans — arrest this traitor'...

Lt. Gen Michael Flynn proclaimed that he thinks there should be a military coup to replace President Joe Biden with Donald Trump in the White House. It's something that sent many to demand he be court-martialed, the legal process of prosecution in the...

 2021-05-31 11:01 

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Investigators reportedly approaching Trump Org. as if it were a mafia family...

Prosecutors appear to be treating their investigation of former President Donald Trump's business empire as if it were a mafia family, according to several reports out this week. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is likely considering criminal char...

 2021-05-31 10:17 

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Texas GOP's response to COVID-19 pandemic is to make it more difficult to vote...

Through what the Texas Tribune described as "closed-door negotiations" between the state House and Senate, Texas Republicans worked late into the night on Saturday to pass sweeping legislation to cut early voting hours and increase access for "...

 2021-05-30 18:43 

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No Republican is going to save the Republican party from itself...

The media have focused a lot of attention on those few Republicans -- Liz Cheney, for example — who have spoken out publicly as the GOP transformed itself before our eyes into an authoritarian Trump cult, committed to overturning fair elections whil...

 2021-05-30 18:14 

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'The GOP is destroying democracy': Alabama GOP hit with a barrage of criticism after curbside voting ban...

First, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey came after women, signing into law in 2019 a bill outlawing abortions, even for victims of rape and incest, except when medically necessary. Then, she targeted transgender youth and signed into law on April 23 a bill prohibiti...

 2021-05-30 18:06 

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GOP's blocking of January 6 commission will blow up in their faces in 2022 — and beyond: columnist...

In a scorching column for Cleveland.com, editorial board member Ted Diadiun claims Republicans will come to regret blocking the Democrat's attempt to create a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.According to the c...

 2021-05-30 17:52 

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Fox News melts down at 'spoiled' Kamala Harris after she calls Memorial Day holiday a 'long weekend'...

Fox News hosts on Sunday lashed out at Vice President Kamala Harris after she told her Twitter followers to "enjoy the long weekend" during the Memorial Day holiday. "There are many who are upset the leaders in this country do not quite rememb...

 2021-05-30 17:29 

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Trump furious over his massive legal fees as investigators close in: report...

According to a report from Business Insider, former president Donald Trump is growing increasingly furious over his mounting legal fees stemming from a multitude of lawsuits as well as state and federal investigations into his business dealings.With repor...

 2021-05-30 17:26 

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Why 2022 promises to be a critical test of our democracy...

Many Americans across the country are kicking off their Memorial Day celebrations, traveling to see loved ones, and reflecting on just how much has changed for the better since this time last year, when the pandemic was starting to take hold in the countr...

 2021-05-30 16:32 

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Biden in space: NASA budget includes largest boost ever for science programs...

This week, President Joe Biden released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2022. Parts of that budget include proposals already working their way through Congress—or smashed up against Republican opposition in the Senate—such as the infrastruct...

 2021-05-30 16:29 

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Texas GOP finalizes 'ruthless' voter suppression bill — sparks calls for congressional action...

After reaching a deal less than a day earlier, overnight Sunday Texas state senators debated then passed along party lines a GOP voter suppression bill that was condemned by rights advocates and political figures across the United States—including P...

 2021-05-30 14:52 

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How Fox News falsely linked Black Lives Matter to the militant Hamas...

On May 17, some Black Lives Matter activists tweeted,...

 2021-05-30 14:49 

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'You've lost your mind': GOP Rep. repurposes MLK tribute — in celebration of an insurrectionist...

These days, there's a pretty crowded field in the race for...

 2021-05-30 12:27 

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Conservatives keep telling judges that 'no reasonable person' would believe what they say: analysis...

Conservatives are increasingly relying on a courtroom defense that they don't know what they're talking about and everyone knows it, according to a new piece by Jake Whitney published in The Daily Beast.That defense, dubbed the 'No Reasonable ...

 2021-05-30 11:28 

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Meet the anti-legalization GOP Congresswoman cashing in on marijuana stocks...

Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican with an influential post on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has spent her Congressional career advocating against the legalization of marijuana — while also loading up on hundreds of thous...

 2021-05-30 10:33 

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'My Pillow' man strands Kristi Noem in Nashville after getting tossed from Governors Association meeting: report...

The most disturbing part about this story is that MyPillow guy Mike Lindell still has a jet. Why hasn't he been sued into a lukewarm puddle of adipose and hotdish-redolent mustache clippings yet? Come on, Dominion. Go do that voodoo that you do so wel...

 2021-05-30 10:28 

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Joe Manchin: 'This job's not worth it to me to sell my soul'...

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Friday afternoon after failing to help get at least 10 Republicans to join with Democrats to not filibuster a vote on a bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, expressed frustration...

 2021-05-29 18:53 

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FBI plans to join NYPD in addressing increased anti-semitic crimes in NYC...

With federal agents investigating more than two dozen anti-Semitic hate crime cases across New York City, they have opted to join forces with the New York Police Department (NYPD). According to The Wall Street Journal, officials with the Federal Bureau of...

 2021-05-29 18:52 

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White supremacist shop set to be converted into a memorial honoring civil rights...

A former Ku Klux Klan and Neo Nazi landmark in South Carolina is set to undergo drastic renovations in an effort to divert its focus from hatred to hope. According to WRAL, one of the most infamous white supremacy shops in America is being repurposed to b...

 2021-05-29 18:51 

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You have the right to decline the COVID vaccine -- but here's why you could still lose your job...

Even as COVID vaccine distribution stabilizes across the United States, there is still a substantial number of Americans who are refusing to take the vaccine. While everyone has the right to decline vaccination, there are growing debates about whether emp...

 2021-05-29 18:50 

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'Inside Job?': Republican strategist explains how GOP's vote against the Jan. 6 commission really looks...

One Republican strategist has a relatively different take on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. While an overwhelming number of Americans have blamed former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection, one strategist actually views the entire ...

 2021-05-29 16:01 

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Here is the disturbing reason behind GOP lawmakers' efforts to ignore the truth about the US Capitol insurrection...

The insurrection on the U.S. Capitol was a disturbing historical event that an overwhelming number of Americans witnessed by way of social media. While photos and footage make what transpired very difficult to dispute, Republican lawmakers have pushed bac...

 2021-05-29 15:05 

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How younger generations are pushing back against their immigrant parents' racism...

For decades now, race relations have been an intense topic of discussion and the disturbing death of George Floyd only made things worse. Now younger generations are confronting their immigrant parents on the topic of racial disparities in the United Stat...

 2021-05-29 13:22 

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Krysten Sinema torched on Twitter after insisting the Jan. 6 commission was 'critical' as she failed to vote...

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is facing serious backlash for her remarks explaining the importance of the Jan. 6 commission. While her perspective does acknowledge the need for the commission, there is one glaring reason why so many people are angry with ...

 2021-05-29 12:55 

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Not Again: Maricopa County, Ariz. could be heading toward a second election audit...

Since its inception, the highly controversial ballot audit in Maricopa County, Ariz. has faced a number of hurdles that have ultimately contributed to it being weeks behind schedule. From conspiracy theories to concerns about dark money from undisclosed d...

 2021-05-29 12:54 

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'Spineless McWorm': New York Daily News delivers stinging rebuke of Mitch McConnell with mocking nickname...

New York Daily News took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) with its scorching new front cover. On Saturday, May 30, the publication debuted a mocking cover that featured an image of the Kentucky lawmaker with a scathing headline that r...

 2021-05-29 12:53 

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Tech groups slap DeSantis with lawsuits over social media bill...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R) efforts to crack down on social media censorship are being challenged by two technology groups. According to Politico, the groups have filed a lawsuit against the governor's controversial bill aiming to expand censor...

 2021-05-29 11:04 

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U.S. Marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre, when white mob destroyed Black Wall Street...

Memorial Day marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in U.S. history, when the thriving African American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — known as "Black Wall St...

 2021-05-29 10:57 

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Trump Org appears 'rotten to its core' — their modus operandi was 'corrupt': legal expert...

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman on Friday explained why the Trump Organization is facing state racketeering charges in New York during an appearance on MSNBC....

 2021-05-29 10:51 

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Key Trump property at center of fraud investigation, newly published subpoenas show: report...

The Daily Beast on Friday evening published three subpoenas that have not yet been previously seen by the general public."As two separate investigations into the Trump Organization heat up, a series of subpoenas issued by the New York attorney general...

 2021-05-29 10:46 

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Leadership tensions, potential special session loom as Texas legislative session hits uncertain end...

The 2021 Texas legislative session is heading into its final weekend fraught with uncertainty and tension between the two chambers that could lead to a special session.After three of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's priorities effectively died Tuesday night in ...

 2021-05-29 10:38 

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Rand Paul blames 'exorbitant taxes' for police killing of Eric Garner (Video)...

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says the NYPD's 2014 killing of an unarmed Black man, Eric Garner, by suffocation, was because of...

 2021-05-29 10:33 

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Republicans demand Congressional investigation into COVID origins after condemning efforts to 'litigate the past'...

In an angry 4-page letter House Republican leadership on Friday issued a demand Speaker Nancy Pelosi begin a congressional investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The demand comes just weeks after GOP Minority Leader ...

 2021-05-29 10:27 

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'Repulsive': Tennessee shop faces backlash for selling wearable yellow stars of David that say 'not vaccinated'...

A Nashville, Tennessee store is under fire after promoting its latest product, wearable yellow Stars of David, mimicking the Nazi symbol Jews were forced to wear. It reads: not vaccinated. Just days ago Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), said ha...

 2021-05-28 23:07 

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Native American communities living on the route of the Line 3 pipeline project rally to stop it...

A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade sparking fierce resistance from Indigenous communities living along the route. Line 3 is being replaced in order to enable the transport...

 2021-05-28 22:42 

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There's a 'neglected' emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo as millions face displacement and hunger...

We go to Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where tens of thousands of people are evacuating the city of Goma after a volcanic eruption killed dozens on May 22 and amid warnings that Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world's most active volcanoe...

 2021-05-28 22:23 

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Justice Stephen Breyer urged to 'quit' after absurd political pundit analysis of Republicans...

Justice Stephen Breyer, who has faced calls to retire, was harshly ridiculed on Friday for comments he made while teaching a class at the National Constitution Center.Steven Mazie, a Supreme Court correspondent for The Economist, noted Breyer's views ...

 2021-05-28 22:02 

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The Supreme Court radically altered the meaning of the 1st Amendment — in an unsigned opinion...

The United States Supreme Court issued on April 9 a decision in Tandon v. Newsom that struck down California's covid pandemic-related rule that limited the size of all events held in private homes, including religious gatherings, to three people per h...

 2021-05-28 21:03 

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Here's the truth behind the right-wing attacks on critical race theory...

When North Carolina public school teacher Justin Parmenter penned an opinion piece for the Charlotte Observer about the difficulties of teaching in hybrid mode during the pandemic, with students both in-person in the classroom and remote online, he didn&#...

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