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 2021-08-26 16:00 

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Reports from FBI and DHS suggest a dangerous rift in law enforcement over the Jan. 6 coup plot. We need the truth...

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump's followers took place on the most documented crime scene in history.On that day, Trump and his agents attempted to overthrow American democracy. We now know his conspiracy to nullify the results of the...

 2021-08-26 15:53 

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Trump sued by Capitol police officers over Jan. 6 attack in lawsuit alleges 'bias-motivated acts of terrorism': NYT...

Donald Trump is being sued by a group of seven Capitol Police officers for his role in the January 6 insurrection in what is being called the "most expansive civil effort to date" to hold the former president and his associates and allies accounta...

 2021-08-26 15:31 

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'Huff and puff': Legal experts pan Trump's 'desperation' executive privilege attempt to block Jan. 6 committee...

Legal experts are weighing in after Donald Trump released an angry statement Wednesday night following reports the bipartisan U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has ordered a massive trove of documents related to the insurrection, includi...

 2021-08-26 13:59 

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Explosion outside Kabul airport: Pentagon...

As the Biden Administration scrambles to get U.S. citizens out of Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover over the country, an explosion has been reported at the Kabul International Airport.President Joe Biden has been briefed in the White House ...

 2021-08-26 13:47 

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Florida hospitals are suffering dangerous oxygen shortages as COVID-19 surges: report...

From Florida to Texas to South Dakota, numeorus states are suffering surges of COVID-19's highly infectious Delta variant. And the situation is so dire in Florida that many hospitals, according to Central Florida News, are experiencing major oxygen sh...

 2021-08-26 13:08 

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Sturgis was a major 'superspeader' event — just as warnings predicted: report...

Two years in a row, medical experts warned South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem that the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could become a superspreader event if COVID-19 precautions and social distancing measures weren't taken. The far-right Republican governo...

 2021-08-26 12:57 

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GOP lawmaker deletes tweet comparing COVID vaccine to the Holocaust...

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appears to have deleted his controversial tweet about the COVID-19 vaccine, but as we all know, the internet is forever.Screenshots circulating on Twitter show an Wednesday, August 25 post shared by Massie that featured an image...

 2021-08-26 12:45 

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'Democracy for sale': Analysis ties corporate consolidation to increased lobbying...

An analysis published Wednesday about corporate consolidation and political lobbying in the United States found that large mergers—particularly in Big Tech, the pharmaceutical industry, and the oil and gas sector—has increased corporate contro...

 2021-08-26 12:40 

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DeSantis is failing Florida on COVID-19. New polling shows Floridians know it...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' crusade against masking and other pandemic mitigation efforts isn't playing well for him among Floridians, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.The fact that 60% of Floridians support in-school masking, acc...

 2021-08-26 12:04 

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'There is no basis': Fact-checker dismantles Rep. Kevin McCarthy's 7-minute flurry of false claims...

Fact-checkers immediately pushed back against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after the GOP leader shared a flurry of misinformation during a recent interview.Following the top ranking Republican lawmaker's Fox News appearance on Sunda...

 2021-08-26 11:56 

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Trump Jr. mocked for tweet claiming troops refusing vaccine will get 're-education'...

Donald Trump Jr. is being mocked after retweeting a post from the far right wing website The Daily Caller that claims troops refusing the Military's mandatory coronavirus vaccination program will go through...

 2021-08-26 11:37 

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'Smoking gun' evidence shows Trump made illegal donation to Florida attorney general's campaign...

Newly revealed records show Donald Trump likely broke the law by issuing a campaign donation to the Florida attorney general investigating his fraudulent university.The Trump Foundation issued a $25,000 check in 2013 personally signed by the real estate m...

 2021-08-26 11:09 

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Rep. Matt Gaetz finally disclosed his book profits. Laughter ensued...

After making headlines for allegedly being part of a sex trafficking investigation, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is making headlines again and not just for his marriage. Days after reports of Gaetz eloping with Ginger Luckey, the congressman who confirmed he w...

 2021-08-26 10:48 

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The Supreme Court's sloppiness reveals its radicalism...

Donald Trump appointed three Supreme Court justices, and progressive America's reaction to the last two — Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — can fairly be described as...

 2021-08-26 10:22 

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Gov. Abbott takes aggressive step to close a loophole in his vaccine mandate ban...

Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbott, still recovering from contracting COVID-19 and still in a tight re-election campaign on Wednesday changed his executive order banning coronavirus vaccine mandates to include those that have received FDA approval...

 2021-08-26 10:22 

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'This lawsuit should never have been filed': Judge issues searing ruling against pro-Trump 'Kraken' lawyers...

Federal Judge Linda Parker on Wednesday referred a group of pro-Trump attorneys, including Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, for potential suspension and disbarment for their misconduct in a lawsuit that sought to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 win in Michigan.M...

 2021-08-26 01:00 

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South Dakota COVID cases explode after Sturgis motorcycle rally...

For the second year in a row, the Sturgis motorcycle rally has become a super-spreader event. In the 14 days since the rally, Meade County has had more than 1,500 percent increase in cases....

 2021-08-26 00:45 

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Capitol riot probe is 'taking off' — and they seem to know exactly what they're after: Ex-FBI official...

Former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi said that looking at the requests from the Jan. 6 committee it appears they know what they're looking for.Speaking to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Wednesday, Figliuzzi explained that it isn't going to be a smoking gun...

 2021-08-26 00:14 

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Unvaccinated pregnant women face a high risk of severe COVID-19...

A new report published earlier this month is shedding new light on the risk of being pregnant and unvaccinated against COVID-19.The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), compared childbirth outcomes between pregnant w...

 2021-08-25 23:31 

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Republicans are openly turning on Arizona's fake 'audit' — as the Cyber Ninjas fumble at the finish line...

The effort by former President Donald Trump and his ardent supporters to delegitimize Arizona's 2020 presidential election was supposed to reach a turning point during the third week of August. But as has been typical with this hyperpartisan effort, t...

 2021-08-25 22:31 

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Officials reveal that atmospheric CO2 levels have reached an 800,000-year peak...

Bolstering the case for meaningful climate action, a major report released Wednesday found that Earth's atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and sea levels both hit record highs in 2020.Based on the contributions of more than 530 scientists from ...

 2021-08-25 22:07 

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New York's new governor admits 12,000 Covid deaths were hidden under Cuomo...

Newly-appointed New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday admitted that the state saw about 12,000 more COVID-10 deaths than were officially counted....

 2021-08-25 21:26 

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Jen Psaki replies to Peter Doocy's claim about negotiating 'with terrorists' by explaining the 'reality'...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to urge Fox News reporter Peter Doocy to face the "reality on the ground" when he asked why the U.S. is working with the Taliban to ensure Americans and Afghans are able to safely exit Afghanistan.&...

 2021-08-25 20:25 

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New report reveals Trump's conservativism cost him crucial votes in 2020...

Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville is fond of saying that "elections are about addition, not subtraction" — meaning that politicians are more likely to win if they can appeal to a wider range of voters without alienating their base...

 2021-08-25 20:15 

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The real reason unvaccinated Americans are dying in hospital beds and claiming they love 'freedom'...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report showing the dominant delta variant of the coronavirus is now making vaccines against catching it less effective. Before delta, they were 91 percent effective. After delta, they are 66 pe...

 2021-08-25 19:47 

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Top House Democrat unleashes fury on the GOP over voting rights...

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) delivered a rip-roaring speech Tuesday evening after the House passed H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in a 219-212 straight party line vote.Congressman Jeffries, a member of the House leadership team w...

 2021-08-25 19:27 

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How Democrats would tie the Supreme Court's hands on voting rights...

After passing the For the People Act in March, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed another voting rights bill this week: the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named after the late Rep. John Lewis of Georgia (who died in 2020)....

 2021-08-25 19:11 

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Teacher slams Oklahoma lawmakers as Delta variant of COVID spreads in schools...

An Oklahoma teacher is blaming lawmakers for the surge in COVID cases in the state, citing the Republican-led Senate Bill 658, which prohibits mask mandates in schools. Speaking to News on 6, high school teacher Aaron Baker offered a brief timeline leadin...

 2021-08-25 19:03 

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The Trumpist Supreme Court just took off its mask...

Donald Trump appointed three Supreme Court justices, and progressive America's reaction to the last two — Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — can fairly be described as...

 2021-08-25 18:28 

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The secret corporate memo behind today's guerilla war on campus progressives...

As college students return to classes this fall, the latest culture war campaigns will join the pandemic in upsetting campus life. If recent experience is any guide, their proximate cause will be well-funded right-wing groups that thrive on provoking and ...

 2021-08-25 18:04 

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Jan. 6 committee demands tons of records — including any attempts by Trump 'to remain in office after January 20'...

The bipartisan U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has just ordered a massive trove of documents and information from several federal agencies and departments, including the White House, the Dept. of Defense, and the DOJ. Included in that ...

 2021-08-25 17:55 

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Why Kristi Noem now joins the ranks of Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis as one of America's 'worst governors'...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are often slammed by Democrats for being among the United States' worst Republican governors when it comes to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But Abbott and DeSantis have some major competition ...

 2021-08-25 17:53 

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Pentagon spox sounds off on lawmakers' stunning decision to charter a flight to Afghanistan amid chaos in Kabul...

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby voiced his disapproval of Reps. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) and Seth Moulton's (D-Mass) decision to travel to Afghanistan amid the chaotic Taliban takeover in Kabul.Officials familiar with the lawmakers' impromptu fl...

 2021-08-25 17:09 

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Erik Prince has found a new way to profit from the 'chaos' and desperation in Afghanistan: report...

With Afghanistan having fallen to the Taliban and countless Afghans desperately trying to leave the country, former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince has found a way to profit from the crisis, according to the Wall Street Journal.The WSJ's Dion Nissenbaum re...

 2021-08-25 16:49 

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South Carolina parent tells school board CDC has plan to use COVID to develop Nazi-style 'concentration camps'...

A South Carolina parent told the Greenville County School Board the CDC is considering using the coronavirus pandemic to develop Nazi-style...

 2021-08-25 16:08 

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A 'half-baked self-exoneration': Attorneys sound off after Paxton's office clears him in bribery case...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) who has been at the center of a years-long securities fraud investigation, has been cleared of any possible wrongdoing in connection with bribery allegations brought against him by former employees, new findings sugge...

 2021-08-25 16:03 

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There's big money behind the band of Democrats looking to torpedo Biden's agenda...

The House passed a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, but not before a group of centrist Democrats backed by big money groups tried to stall the vote in an effort to scuttle the unprecedented spending package. Democrats can now move forward with vote...

 2021-08-25 15:54 

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Anti-vaxx lawyer for dozens of Capitol rioters is now on a 'ventilator' with COVID-19: report...

Attorney John Pierce, who has represented Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse as well as more than a dozen Capitol rioters, reportedly is on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19. Pierce's illness was first reported Wednesday after...

 2021-08-25 15:39 

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Scathing St. Louis editorial slams Republicans for keeping silent about a 'deranged, would-be' Capitol bomber...

Capitol Hill has been on pins and needles since the January 6 insurrection, and there was plenty of anxiety in Washington, D.C. on August 19 during a five-hour police standoff with a suspect and Donald Trump supporter who claimed to have a bomb, ranted ab...

 2021-08-25 15:19 

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Texas Democrats say House Republicans cheated to get quorum...

"Texas House finally makes quorum, but Democrats say Republicans cheated to get there" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public pol...

 2021-08-25 15:15 

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States that ended unemployment benefits early didn't see significant job gains: economic study...

A common talking point among Republicans and Libertarians — and even some centrist Democrats — is that unemployment benefits make Americans complacent about looking for work. But liberal economists such as Robert Reich and New York Times colum...

 2021-08-25 14:42 

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'Reprehensible': Ex-CIA counter-terrorism official unleashes fury on two lawmakers' unauthorized trip to Afghanistan...

Philip Mudd, a former CIA counterterrorism Deputy Director is blasting the two U.S. Congressmen who just took an unauthorized trip to Kabul to oversee the massive airlift operation being conducted by the Biden administration.By the end of Wednesday approx...

 2021-08-25 13:34 

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'Demagogic fakery' is alive and well as Republicans compete for the evangelical vote in Ohio Senate race: journalist...

The late conservative Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater was spot on when he warned, in the early 1980s, that if the Republican Party pandered to the Christian Right, it would never break free of its toxic influence. Forty years later, countless MAGA Republican...

 2021-08-25 12:22 

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'What planet' is Kayleigh on? McEnany's latest mind-boggling claim has critics offering a history lesson...

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany triggered quite a few critics when she claimed the United States did not see...

 2021-08-25 11:33 

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Damning supercut highlights Fox News' glaring hypocrisy on COVID vaccine...

A new supercut featuring Fox News' top anchors is highlighting their hypocrisy where the COVID-19 vaccine is concerned. The quick video clip, which aired on...

 2021-08-25 10:17 

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Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist accused of robocall voter suppression faces a massive fine...

Jacob Wohl, a "deceptive, pro-Trump internet hoaxer," and "conservative activist and far-right conspiracy theorist" who allegedly targeted Black Americans in a robocalling scheme to suppress the 2020 vote and help Donald Trump win re-elect...

 2021-08-25 01:41 

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Climate crisis putting a billion children at 'extremely high risk,' warns new UN report...
 2021-08-25 01:17 

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The Supreme Court launches a 'political torpedo' right at the Biden administration...

On Tuesday night, the Supreme Court announced a consequential decision that amounted to an aggressive assertion of judicial authority against President Joe Biden.In a four-sentence order, the justices left in place a lower court's injunction preventin...

 2021-08-24 23:42 

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Josh Duggar's attorneys ask court to drop child porn charges...

Attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have filed several motions, including asking the court to drop all charges related to child pornography against him, and to suppress photos of his hands and feet taken after his arrest.Duggar is charged wit...

 2021-08-24 23:28 

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Indiana school board deems LGBTQ pride flag 'controversial' after one parent voices concern...

An Indiana school board received a complaint from one parent about an LGBTQ pride flag hanging in an 8th grade classroom, and has obtained legal counsel after deeming it "controversial."The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District will hold ...

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