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 2021-05-21 23:48 

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A supermoon, lunar eclipse, and red blood moon will soon all happen at once — here's what it means...

by Shannon Schmoll, Michigan State UniversityThe first lunar eclipse of 2021 is going to happen during the early hours of May 26. But this is going to be an especially super lunar event, as it will be a supermoon, a lunar eclipse and a red blood moon all ...

 2021-05-21 23:42 

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Watch: Joe Biden cracks up the room with his response to a Fox News question about UFOs...

Fox News personality Peter Doocy, the son of Fox News personality Steve Doocy, got to ask a question at President Joe Biden's Friday news conference.The younger Doocy was ridiculed in March after complaining about not being called on by the president....

 2021-05-21 23:19 

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Bill Barr is desperately trying to rehab his image as the dirty truth comes out...

Former Attorney General Bill Barr's record leading the U.S. Justice Department is coming into clearer light as Merrick Garland takes the reins of the agency, and new revelations are bringing the much-maligned Trump acolyte under new scrutiny. It's...

 2021-05-21 21:34 

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'Weak or stupid': Trump lashes out at Republican officials — even as they continue to defend him...

Donald Trump lashed out at Republicans for not further embracing his debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.Trump was interviewed by Chanel Rion on OAN on Thursday....

 2021-05-21 20:40 

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New interview shows the central principle of Biden's presidnecy...

During his many years in politics, President Joe Biden has had a reputation for being a centrist — first during his decades in the U.S. Senate, then as vice president under President Barack Obama for eight years. But during his four months as presid...

 2021-05-21 20:04 

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Ex-federal prosecutor explains why Trump should be 'very concerned' by the NY attorney general's latest move...

New York State Attorney General Letitia James made a major announcement this week when she notified the media,...

 2021-05-21 19:38 

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This message from Chuck Schumer is a big deal — but almost everyone is missing why...

The Editorial Board, as I hope you have noticed, is not in the business of making arguments for the sake of argumentation. It does not invest time in fights over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. (The Editorial Board, for this reason, will n...

 2021-05-21 19:07 

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'The warning signs are all there': Ex-Reagan aide fears Trump is leading the party to more political violence...

During Donald Trump's presidency, long-time conservative activist Peter Wehner wrote a series of anti-Trump articles for The Atlantic. And although Trump has been gone from the White House for four months, Wehner remains a vehement critic of the GOP&#...

 2021-05-21 18:51 

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'I haven't even read it': GOP senators are wary of the Jan. 6 commission — but they're clueless about it...

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill by a vote of 252-175 to establish a commission on the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. Rep. John Katko of New York State, a conservative Republican, played a key role in ...

 2021-05-21 17:46 

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GOP congressman draws suspicion after bizarre comment suggests he knew of pre-planning on Jan. 6...

A Republican congressman is at the center of controversy for his latest remarks suggesting he was aware of planning for the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. During an appearance on CNN, Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) explained why he did not vote in fa...

 2021-05-21 17:23 

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The long, cruel shadow of a 45-year-old Supreme Court death penalty case still haunts us...

In 1976, the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty after a four-year moratorium in Gregg v. Georgia. Rather than taking the opportunity to rule once and for all that capital punishment constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" violating the ...

 2021-05-21 16:47 

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New analysis reveals one key reason Trump lost Arizona — and deflates his claim of 'rigging'...

About 75,000 Republican-leaning voters in Arizona's two most populous counties did not vote to re-elect President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to an analysis of every vote cast by a longtime Arizona Republican Party election observer a...

 2021-05-21 16:25 

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The ceasefire in Gaza is welcomed — but progressives demand real justice...

While welcoming the cease-fire agreement that brought about a desperately needed pause to Israel's 11-day assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, progressive lawmakers and Palestinian rights advocates stressed Thursday that an end to the bombing in itself...

 2021-05-21 15:40 

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Trump sends Secret Service a $40K Mar-a-Lago bill after leaving office...

The Secret Service with a five-figure bill from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate following his departure from the White House, according to The Washington Post. Federal spending records indicate that Trump charged his own Secret Servi...

 2021-05-21 15:39 

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DC insider says Democrats need to drop the 'faculty lounge jargon' and quit saying 'Latinx' if they want to keep the House in 2022...

During a recent interview with Vox, veteran Democratic strategist James Carville declared that for the Democratic Party,...

 2021-05-21 15:03 

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Stress from the 2016 election caused a 77% increase in the risk of heart problems in North Carolina: study...

In the United States, 2020 went down in history as one of the most stressful years of the 21st Century, between the COVID-19 pandemic, the unrest that followed George Floyd's murder and former President Donald Trump's attempt to steal the presiden...

 2021-05-21 14:18 

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These newly released text messages could spell big trouble for Matt Gaetz...

The investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-Fla.) alleged involvement with a minor may be taking a different turn due to the discovery of potentially incriminating text messages sent between the Florida lawmaker and his associate, former Seminole Coun...

 2021-05-21 12:55 

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REVEALED: Congressman scolded others for capitalizing on the pandemic -- while he was doing the exact same thing...

At the onset of the pandemic, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) scolded those who were interested in capitalizing on the health crisis as he stressed that it is "not the time for anybody to be profiting." However, it appears the New Jersey lawmaker did...

 2021-05-21 12:51 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recalls the 'terrorist' horrors of January 6 in new interview: 'This was an all-out attempted coup'...

Rep. Jody Hice, Rep. Andrew Clyde and other far-right Trumpistas in the Republican Party have been claiming that the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building was "not an insurrection." Clyde has even likened that violent attack to a harmless...

 2021-05-21 11:43 

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Jimmy Kimmel jokes Trump would sacrifice his own children to stay out of legal trouble...

When Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, said that he believes the former president would flip on his own children, Jimmy Kimmel admitted he agrees. The discussion began on Wednesday when Cohen appeared on MSNBC. That day, reports began circulatin...

 2021-05-21 11:10 

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WATCH: Veterans group trolls Josh Hawley with an interesting nickname...

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) may be a rising star among Trump supporters and other far-right members of the Republican Party but due to his support of the former disgraced president's attempted coup, there are a lot of people who are not pleased with his ...

 2021-05-21 10:42 

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For the first time in more than 4 decades, media were not allowed to witness a Texas execution...

For the first time in the modern death penalty era, Texas did not let the media witness an execution.Reporters have always been present at executions to observe the state as it wields its greatest power over life. Texas media reports often provide detail ...

 2021-05-21 10:33 

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Employees feel burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture 'BS' as employers try to return to offices...

As vaccinations and relaxed health guidelines make returning to the office a reality for more companies, there seems to be a disconnect between managers and their workers over remote work.A good example of this is a recent op-ed written by the CEO of a Wa...

 2021-05-21 10:30 

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The parentification trap: How evangelical daughters like the Duggar girls become mothers in training...

By the time she was 13 years old, Ruth's daily schedule was almost identical to that of her mother's.Both would wake up at 5:30 a.m. and spend an hour picking away at the seemingly endless list of chores associated with running what would eventual...

 2021-05-21 10:22 

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Duggar family's 'cult' teaches 'no personal responsibility' for boys -- and girls are blamed for being sexually abused...

Former members of the Christian offshoot "cult" that the Duggar family belongs to teaches that boys are not responsible for their actions but girls are entirely responsible not only for their actions but for the actions of boys and men, including ...

 2021-05-21 10:19 

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Jen Psaki torches Fox News' Peter Doocy: Trying to 'disprove a negative' is 'never the responsible approach'...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again was challenged by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who regularly tries to create news, often by leaning into right wing conspiracy theories, as he did on Thursday....

 2021-05-21 01:44 

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Ted Cruz actually promotes a Russian army recruitment video to mock the U.S. military...

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas mostly spends his days saying foolish and easily debunked things out loud and then tweeting out similar witless things. It's not a unique stance for a Republican to take these days. In fact, it seems to be the GOP's concept ...

 2021-05-21 01:34 

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Republicans sink to new, amoral lows this week on everything that matters...

Let's check in on this week in congressional Republicans, just a kind of check up to see how that revered institution of Joe Manchin's is doing vis-a-vis the GOP.On Tuesday, the House passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, intended to address the ri...

 2021-05-21 01:00 

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CNN's Chris Cuomo comes under fire over revelation that he counseled his brother on misconduct allegations...

In the days after several women accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, his brother, the CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, joined a series of calls with senior members of the elder Cuomo's staff and others to strategize how the governor should ...

 2021-05-21 00:38 

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The secret tax loophole making the rich even richer...

How do we prevent America from becoming an aristocracy, while also funding the programs that Americans desperately need? One way is to get rid of a tax loophole you've probably never heard of. It's known as the...

 2021-05-21 00:11 

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Judge orders Betsy DeVos to testify — citing 'exceptional circumstances'...

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will have to testify in a class action lawsuit over her handling of the Education Department's student debt loan forgiveness program.Judge William Alsup said...

 2021-05-20 23:33 

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'A real hotspot': Study finds the Arctic warming 3 times faster than the rest of the Earth...

Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the f...

 2021-05-20 23:08 

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Sen. Gillibrand has a warning for Biden — and he should heed it...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is worried. Congressional Republicans have tied up President Joe Biden and other Democrats in endless "negotiations4; over the American Jobs Plan and Gillibrand, for good reason, believes Republicans are just trying to hamst...

 2021-05-20 22:36 

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COVID is surging in a highly vaccinated country — why?...

by C Raina MacIntyre, UNSWThe small archipelago nation of Seychelles, northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, has emerged as the world's most vaccinated country for COVID-19. Around 71% of people have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and...

 2021-05-20 22:20 

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The 2020 election mystery that we still haven't solved...

by W. Joseph Campbell, American University School of CommunicationMore than six months after the astonishing polling embarrassment in the 2020 U.S. elections, survey experts examining what went wrong are uncertain about what led to the sharpest discrepanc...

 2021-05-20 20:49 

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A dark preview of the right-wing Supreme Court's sweeping agenda...

This story was first published in The Progressive.Don't be fooled by the Supreme Court's rejection of former President Donald Trump's baseless challenges to the results of the 2020 election. The high tribunal is no friend of liberals and progr...

 2021-05-20 20:34 

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Arizona taxpayers are left on the hook for the phony GOP audit's latest disaster...

Arizona's Republican Senate President Karen Fann's...

 2021-05-20 20:19 

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An old quote from Kevin McCarthy comes back to haunt him after he turns against the Jan. 6 commission...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made it abundantly clear that he is adamantly opposed to the type of bipartisan commission on the January 6 insurrection that is being proposed by a fellow GOP conservative: Rep. John Katko of Upstate New York. But...

 2021-05-20 19:55 

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This GOP congressman tears apart the excuses his Republican colleagues used to oppose the 1/6 commission...

On May 11, Democratic Rep. Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi announced that an agreement for a bipartisan commission on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building had been reached with Republican Rep. John Katko of New York State. But despite the k...

 2021-05-20 19:24 

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The challenge beyond climate change: Why the shift to renewables brings its own global strife...

Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough t...

 2021-05-20 19:01 

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New report details the craven way the GOP became dependent on Trump...

Former President Donald Trump has been gone from the White House for four months. But his influence on the Republican Party hasn't disappeared, and most Republicans in Congress — apart from outspoken critics like Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Sen....

 2021-05-20 18:27 

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This quote from a top Republican exposes how the party's unity is built on a house of cards...

After Republicans leaders in both chambers of the United States Congress said they opposed forming a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, I was like a lot of people—there it is, I thought. It's over. The Democrats in the United ...

 2021-05-20 17:23 

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Corporations have sent $2.6 million to 'Sedition Caucus' Republicans who promoted the January 6 sinsurrection': report...

A common talking point among far-right Trumpistas — from Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri to Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida — is that Corporate America, especially big tech, has it in for Republicans and is using "cancel culture" in an effort ...

 2021-05-20 16:57 

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Trump ally Allen Weisselberg has been at the center of a criminal probe over taxes for several months: report...

Allen Weisselberg, trusted chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, is reportedly at the center of a criminal investigation launched by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. On Wednesday, May 19, details about the ongoing inves...

 2021-05-20 16:52 

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Pence and Pompeo headline launch of think tank founded by Korean 'cultist' whose church Says 'Christian era has ended'...

Mike Pence, the former Trump vice president, and Mike Pompeo, the former Trump secretary of state, headlined an event called the...

 2021-05-20 16:07 

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This computerized program can produce QAnon-like 'conspiracy theories': report...

Conspiracy theories typically come from the dark corners of the human mind, whether they were invented by the John Birch Society during the 1950s and 1960s or QAnon in the late 2010s/early 2020s. But Vice reporter David Gilbert, in an article published on...

 2021-05-20 14:59 

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Far-right Republicans blame Biden for Chick-Fil-A sauce shortage: 'It's just so embarrassing'...

Last week, Chick-Fil-A announced that because of supply chain difficulties, it was limiting the amount of sauce it was giving to customers. And some far-right Republicans, insanely, are blaming President Joe Biden for the sauce shortage the fast food chai...

 2021-05-20 14:44 

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Conservative law professor explains why Trump's 'criminal liability' just escalated...

This week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James made a major announcement: her investigation of the Trump Organization is now a criminal investigation rather than a civil investigation. Kimberly Wehle, a Never Trump conservative and former assist...

 2021-05-20 14:37 

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Missouri's three Republican Senate candidates are leading the race to be worse than Trump...

At the end of the current term, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has said he'll end his run as the head of the Blunt Family Lobbying Enterprises. Which leaves an opening for a new senator in an increasingly red state that Trump took by over 15% in 2020. Back i...

 2021-05-20 14:27 

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Joe Arpaio's racist shenanigans to soon cost taxpayers over $200 million...

The total haul that Arizona taxpayers have been forced to shell out over Joe Arpaio's racist shenanigans as former Maricopa County sheriff will total over $200 million by next year, NBC News reports. Because the department under current sheriff Paul P...

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