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 2021-10-04 20:14 

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Biden calls out Manchin and Sinema for holding up his agenda...

Although Democrats control the White House and both branches of Congress, their majority in the U.S. Senate is razor-thin — so thin that either Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia or Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona can easily make or a break a bill. An...

 2021-10-04 19:40 

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'Get out of the way': Biden blasts the 'dangerous' GOP as McConnell lays down threat over the debt limit...

President Joe Biden is calling Republicans...

 2021-10-04 19:19 

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New report reveals how neo-Nazis and other violent extremists have 'taken refuge in digital currencies'...

Historically, one of the ways in which opponents of White supremacists, neo-Nazis and other domestic terrorists have attacked them was by going after them monetarily. But extremists, according to the Associated Press and PBS'...

 2021-10-04 18:41 

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The child tax credit is a proven boost to families — so why are conservative Democrats trying to gut it?...

American families have struggled for decades to make ends meet with wages simply not rising as fast as the cost of living and a government social safety net that has been so deeply decimated that the U.S. now spends less on children than nearly any other ...

 2021-10-04 17:58 

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Sen. Ted Cruz aims to dilute a campaign finance law designed to deter bribery: report...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing to weaken a campaign finance law in place to deter candidates from committing bribery.According to The Chicago Sun-Times, the Texas lawmaker's attempt to make changes to America's campaign finance law could negat...

 2021-10-04 17:56 

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Lindsey Graham gets shouted down by his fellow Republicans at South Carolina event...

Although Sen. Lindsey Graham has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the South Carolina Republican became a breakthrough case and was infected in August. Graham's infection, although unpleasant, wasn't life-threatening — and he has been enco...

 2021-10-04 17:14 

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Conservative debunks 3 anti-Biden talking points...

Although Jennifer Rubin voted Republican in one presidential election after another — from Ronald Reagan in 1980 to Mitt Romney in 2012 — the Washington Post columnist turned against the GOP in a big way thanks to Trumpism, supporting Hillary ...

 2021-10-04 16:55 

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'Christian Taliban leader' Madison Cawthorn accused of calling for 'holy war' against Democrats...

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), facing growing and heated opposition from North Carolina Democrats and Republicans, is now being accused of calling for a...

 2021-10-04 16:51 

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Trump says he may not run in 2024 for 'health' reasons...

Former President Donald Trump revealed recently that he may not run for another term in 2024 due to health reasons.During an interview with Real Clear Politics, the former president was asked what could prevent him from running in 2024."Well, one reas...

 2021-10-04 16:35 

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Historically red Tarrant County diversified in the last decade. Now Republicans are trying to divide up its voters of color...

By James Barragn, The Texas TribuneOct. 4, 2021"Historically red Tarrant County diversified in the last decade. Now Republicans are trying to divide up its voters of color." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media ...

 2021-10-04 16:02 

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Medical expert debunks Ron Johnson's bogus anti-vaxxer claims: 'The vaccine has been very effective'...

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is among the far-right Republicans who promotes anti-vaxxer views while claiming that he isn't an anti-vaxxer. And some of the things that Johnson has been saying, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Molly Be...

 2021-10-04 15:53 

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The Supreme Court is gunning to cement itself as a fully partisan Republican institution...

The Supreme Court is teeing up its next round of far-right decisions, after which the far-right justices making those decisions will doubtless trot out for another round of claiming that the court is not partisan. Following its shadow docket decision effe...

 2021-10-04 15:27 

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'Dead right': Florida resident's letter to the editor brutally mocks DeSantis' new Surgeon General...

Florida residents are deeply criticizing the state's new surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo for his deadly, anti-scientific advice on COVID-19. In a letter to The Tampa Bay Times with the title,...

 2021-10-04 15:21 

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How Trump is being imperiled by his own use of NDAs: 'A massive blow'...

Former President Donald Trump is famous — or infamous — for his use of nondisclosure agreements, or NDAs. But journalists Roger Sollenberger and Asawin Suebsaeng, in an article published by the Daily Beast on October 4, explain how that policy...

 2021-10-04 14:50 

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A former Trump strategist hopes to make election-reversal possible at 'precinct level' — and the GOP is on board...

One of the more memorable quotes from the 2020 post-election period was the one in which a Republican insider blithely told a reporter for the Washington Post that there was no harm in letting Trump cry himself out: "What is the downside for humoring ...

 2021-10-04 14:44 

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'MAGA defectors' threaten to expose Trump's 'unhinged' behavior in wake of Omarosa decision...

A New York arbitrator's decision last week, in a lawsuit involving former White House adviser and Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman, could open the floodgates for Donald Trump's staff and associates to publicly discuss his...

 2021-10-04 14:24 

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'Fox & Friends' freak out: Co-hosts complain 'Grinch' Fauci is 'about to cancel Christmas'...

"Fox & Friends" co-hosts kicked off the week by attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, complaining the famous head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is going to "cancel Christmas" while comparing him to the "Gr...

 2021-10-04 14:00 

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How anti-vaxxers are finding 'clever workarounds' to Instagram's anti-misinformation algorithms: report...

No matter how high the COVID-19 death count climbs — Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, as of October 4, reports more than 4.8 million deaths worldwide, including 701,000 in the United States — many anti-vaxxers continue to falsely claim t...

 2021-10-04 13:46 

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McKinsey never told the FDA it was working for opioid makers while also working for the agency...

by Ian MacDougall for ProPublicaProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: McKinsey's RulesWhen Consultants Work For Governments......

 2021-10-04 13:07 

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Intel expert warns domestic extremism is only getting worse: 'Every failed coup is just practice'...

Right-wing media outlets like Fox News, Newsmax and Breitbart News have a long history of downplaying the terrorist threat posed by far-right White nationalists, white supremacists and militia groups — even after the January 6 assault on the U.S. Ca...

 2021-10-04 13:07 

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REVEALED: Mike Flynn hid $200K payments for Middle East nuclear plan before joining White House...

Michael Flynn received $200,000 in undisclosed payments for consulting work in the Middle East before joining Donald Trump's administration.The retired U.S. Army general was paid for his work in 2014 and 2015 on a plan to build 40 nuclear power plants...

 2021-10-04 12:59 

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Current and former Blue Origin employees say it's a hellish workplace — like another Bezos company...

So remember when multibillionaire e-tailer Jeff Bezos got shot into space and acted like it was something brand new that a monkey hadn't done seven decades ago? And how he thanked his long-beleaguered Amazon employees for paying for his ride, and did ...

 2021-10-04 12:59 

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Here's the cynical reason Ohio Republicans punted on drawing a new congressional map...

In a very strange development, Ohio's Republican-run legislature has ceded control of congressional redistricting to a so-called...

 2021-10-04 12:24 

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Senator's unhinged rant on Build Back Better plan shows how desperate GOP is to stop it...

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) appeared...

 2021-10-04 11:47 

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'Biggest peddler of financial secrecy': US denounced after Pandora Papers leak...

The leak of an enormous trove of tax haven files over the weekend offered a further glimpse into the secretive world of offshore finance—a system facilitated by the U.S. and other rich nations—and prompted calls for immediate changes to global...

 2021-10-04 11:27 

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Watch: Kyrsten Sinema dashes to the bathroom after being approached by protesters...

A viral video is making the rounds on social media after social justice group Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) shared it via Twitter on Sunday, October 3.The video highlights protesters confrontation with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over her ...

 2021-10-04 10:34 

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'Utterly trash': Fox News faces backlash after attacking amputee Tammy Duckworth for using veteran benefits...

Fox News faced backlash over the weekend due to a report about Sen. Tammy Duckworth's taxes.In a column on Sunday, Fox News writer Dom Calicchio reported that Duckworth had not paid property tax on her Illinois home since 2015.The headline for the col...

 2021-10-04 10:19 

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America is amusing itself to death...

America remains in the grip of an existential democracy crisis: Donald Trump's Republican-fascists and their movement are on the march, winning victory after victory while the Democrats and the...

 2021-10-03 18:19 

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Voting rights: Redistricting heats up as four states pass new maps for House and legislature...

Leading Off Redistricting: The decade's long-delayed redistricting process finally got into swing last week, as several states adopted final maps for both Congress and their legislatures, while others passed key hurdles or introduced major proposals. ...

 2021-10-03 18:13 

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'God's will is being thwarted': Hard-liners seek more partisan control of elections — even in solid Republican counties...

by Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica and The Texas TribuneProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.HOOD COUNTY, Texas — Michele Carew would seem an u...

 2021-10-03 17:57 

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Companies vowing climate action also back lobby groups trying to kill landmark climate bill...

A new analysis out Friday makes clear the wide gap between corporations' stated commitments to fighting the climate crisis and the lengths they are currently going to in order to stop the passage of the biggest climate action spending package in U.S. ...

 2021-10-03 17:36 

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Kyrsten Sinema's antics make come back to cripple her political future — here's why...

According to a CNN election analyst, Sen. Krysten Sinema's grandstanding and obstructionism on infrastructure negotiations may come back to haunt the Arizona Democrat because she is misreading her strength in her home state that is becoming more liber...

 2021-10-03 17:32 

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Koch-funded group provides pointers for harassing your local school board...

There's a meme commonly shared on social media that goes something like this:...

 2021-10-03 17:17 

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Think Biden is a 'failed' president who can't get re-elected? Consider Bill Clinton...

It is historically ignorant to describe Joe Biden as a failed president, which hasn't stopped pundits from trying. From MSNBC to New York Magazine, the view has emerged that if Biden's package of infrastructure and spending bills falls flat, it wi...

 2021-10-03 17:13 

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'Unprecedented': Ted Cruz accused of 'undermining' America's national security...

According to a report from the New York Times, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is taking withering fire for delaying dozens of appointments to the State Department and leaving multiple ambassadorship appointees in a holding pattern as he squabbles with President Joe...

 2021-10-03 16:13 

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Women rally for abortion justice amid 'unprecedented attack' on reproductive rights...

Amid an escalating Republican assault on reproductive rights and a looming U.S. Supreme Court reckoning, women and allies across the United States and around the world took to the streets Saturday to #RallyForAbortionJustice and defend Roe v. Wade.Tens of...

 2021-10-03 15:45 

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Texas schools have reported more coronavirus cases in two months than they did in the entire 2020-21 school year...

By Kalley Huang, Mandi Cai and Brian Lopez, The Texas TribuneSept. 17, 2021"Texas schools have reported more coronavirus cases in two months than they did in the entire 2020-21 school year" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, no...

 2021-10-03 15:42 

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Republicans sabotage the global economy as Democrats pursue Biden's legacy bill...
 2021-10-03 15:39 

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Watch: Obstructionist Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema hilariously roasted in SNL's cold open...

Add Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong's list of dead-on impressions as the Arizona Democrat was mocked for her spotlight-hogging and obstructionism in the cold opening of SNL's new season.With new cast-member Ja...

 2021-10-03 12:45 

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An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties...

Karen Musalo, University of California, HastingsThe U.S.'s top envoy to Haiti resigned abruptly on Sept. 22, 2021, over the Biden administration's "inhumane...

 2021-10-03 12:15 

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The New York Times paints a dark portrait of another Trump presidential run...

As part of a grim editorial from the editors of the New York Times, they warn that, not only have new revelations exposed how much work went into subverting the election, but the American public can expect the former president to make another run in 2024 ...

 2021-10-03 11:45 

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'Abortion rituals': Here's how the Satanic Temple is claiming religious liberty against Texas' 'heartbeat bill'...

Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State UniversityTexas's controversial anti-abortion law known as the "Heartbeat Bill...

 2021-10-03 11:15 

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'A reckoning is taking place': Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists are finding their lives turned upside down: analysis...

According to an analysis by the Washington Post's Aaron Blake, ongoing lawsuits and investigations into members of Donald Trump's inner circle -- as well as conspiracy-mongering conservatives -- are bringing them down to earth as the legal system ...

 2021-10-03 11:00 

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The fascists are still winning...

Just over a week ago, the company that calls itself the Cyber Ninjas announced the results of its supposed...

 2021-10-03 10:30 

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Of course Bill Maher is defending Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema: They 'have their thumb' on average voter...

"Real Time" host Bill Maher defended an obstructionist streak among moderate Democrats this week, saying Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema "might have their thumb more on the pulse on the average Democrat" than the hundreds of other Con...

 2021-10-03 10:00 

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Climate critics warn Joe Manchin is 'holding a gun to the planet's head'...

Climate campaigners on Friday responded to Sen. Joe Manchin's unrelenting obstruction of his own party's efforts to spend $3.5 trillion to combat the climate crisis and make other major social investments by accusing the right-wing West Virginia D...

 2021-10-03 00:15 

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Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist explains...

Richard Bloomer, University of MemphisI'm a fitness enthusiast. I also adhere to a nutrient-dense, "clean...

 2021-10-03 00:00 

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DOJ argues Texas ban on school mask mandates violates disabled students' rights...

By Brian Lopez, The Texas TribuneOct. 1, 2021...

 2021-10-02 23:13 

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Supporters of the Arizona audit are turning against each other...

Avid supporters of Arizona's Republican-led election audit are turning against each other after the effort failed to provide solid evidence to back former President Donald Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud. In fact, according to The Daily B...

 2021-10-02 19:36 

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Here's how Trumpism continues to erode the Republican Party...

Former President Donald Trump is no longer in office but his influence on the Republican Party remains intact. In fact, the latest debacle involving Republican candidate Harriet Hagerman is a prime example of the descent of the political party as a result...

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