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 2021-08-24 21:43 

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Rep. Mo Brooks gets backlash at Trump rally when he says they should move on from the 2020 election...

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., is a hardcore Donald Trump loyalist and alleged architect of the...

 2021-08-24 20:36 

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Alex Jones turns on Trump: 'My god, maybe you're not that bright'...

Former President Donald Trump is "a dumbass," according to far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.The Sandy Hook shooting denier made the colorful comments during a segment of an episode of Infowars on Sunday. Jones was condemning the former pre...

 2021-08-24 20:22 

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'I don't like being told what I have to do': Libertarian explains vaccine refusal as he struggles to breathe...

Although the COVID-19 Delta variant is potentially deadly all over the United States, the areas that are being hit especially hard tend to be Republican-leaning areas with low vaccination rates — areas like the one that New York Times reporter Alexa...

 2021-08-24 20:15 

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The UN Human Rights Council calls on the US and its allies to stop 'the punishment of innocent civilians'...

Following President Joe Biden's plan for the US military forces to withdraw from the 20-year war in Afghanistan, it's worth reminding ourselves that war and the devastating impacts of it are not only represented by boots on the ground and the pres...

 2021-08-24 19:48 

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Damning timeline shows how Jim Jordan spent a year promoting Trump's election lies: report...

When House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recommended Rep. Jim Jordan for Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee on the January 6 insurrection, Pelosi was quick to reject the far-right Ohio congressman. She argued that while she welcomed Republican p...

 2021-08-24 19:25 

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A Democrat calls out and dismantles the media's 'fantasy' on Afghanistan...

Yesterday, I told you about an interview between the editor-in-chief of USA Today and her brother. It was intended to illuminate why some Americans refuse to get vaccinated. The reason, Nicole Carroll concluded, is trust. Public institutions like the Cent...

 2021-08-24 18:58 

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The world is getting too hot for a new cold war...

In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China's ever-expanding air, naval, and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country's current capabilities, which remain vastly i...

 2021-08-24 18:20 

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Candace Owens faces $20 million defamation lawsuit: report...

When Republican Kimberly Klacik ran against Rep. Kweisi Mfume in Maryland's 7th Congressional District in 2020, one of her harshest critics was a fellow Republican: right-wing author and talk show host Candace Owens. Now, according to the Baltimore Su...

 2021-08-24 17:49 

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Judge tosses Devin Nunes' defamation suit against GOP strategist 'for being mean to him on Twitter'...

Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-Calif.) second defamation lawsuit filed against a Republican strategist has been dismissed by a Virginia judge. According to The Fresno Bee, Nunes accused Republican political strategist Liz Mair of being responsible for spreading...

 2021-08-24 16:58 

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Dispelling the myth of the 'lone wolf': We can expect many more like the would-be D.C. bomber...

As the late comedian Paul Mooney observed, "Whiteness is the complexion for the protection."Last Thursday, Floyd Ray Roseberry, an apparent follower of Donald Trump, traveled from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. He parked his pickup truck outsi...

 2021-08-24 16:32 

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How a 'wild-eyed' legal theory could bring a 'death blow to the republic': law professor...

When President Joe Biden was sworn into office on January 20, the former president/ex-U.S. senator inherited the most right-wing U.S. Supreme Court in generations — one in which only three of the nine justices were appointed by Democratic presidents...

 2021-08-24 16:20 

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'Tinkering around the edges of the climate crisis': Central banks accused of 'dawdling' as world burns...

Despite needing to "play a critical role in catalyzing the rapid shift of financial flows away from oil, fossil gas, and coal," 12 major central banks "have instead tinkered at the edges," according to a report released Tuesday.The new ana...

 2021-08-24 15:53 

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Florida doctors stage walkout to raise awareness about the COVID health crisis in the state...

A group of more than 70 aggravated doctors recently staged walkouts from several hospitals in South Florida to protest against individuals who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Florida faces an unprecedented health crisis as a result of the resurgence o...

 2021-08-24 15:45 

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GOP governors have a new sick ruse: Pretending 'personal freedom' means freedom for everyone...

Four days after testing positive for COVID-19, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott reported testing negative over the weekend. As he did so, he credited his own vaccination for keeping the disease in check and plugged getting inoculated."I am told that ...

 2021-08-24 15:25 

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Wisconsin newspaper slams Ron Johnson: A 'con artist' whose 'grifting' made his billionaire cronies even richer...

A recent report by ProPublica, published on August 11, found that Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin made the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 even more generous to the ultra-rich by insisting that it include a major tax break for what are called "pass-throug...

 2021-08-24 14:53 

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Tennessee GOP lawmakers push 'horse paste' treatment despite FDA warning...

Despite a recent warning from the FDA about using livestock medication to treat COVID-19, Tennessee GOP lawmakers are calling for...

 2021-08-24 14:49 

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Fox News host falsely claims FDA vaccine approval came 'out of nowhere.' It's been imminent for weeks...
 2021-08-24 14:40 

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Anti-vaxxers are becoming increasingly unhinged and 'violent': report...

With the COVID-19's highly infectious Delta variant overwhelming many hospitals in the U.S. — especially in red states with low vaccination rates — the Biden Administration is describing the crisis as a...

 2021-08-24 14:04 

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Hilarious Jordan Klepper report exposes low-information anti-vaxxers: 'Those are diametrically opposed ideologies'...

In New York City, far-right anti-vaxxers and coronavirus deniers are furious with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has ordered all public school employees in New York City to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and has mandated proof of vaccination for certain public ind...

 2021-08-24 14:04 

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'Too much of the wrong news': Hawaii Lt. Gov. is fed up with COVID misinformation...

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green (D) is voicing concerns about the spread of misinformation while offering details about the COVID reality he witnesses working in a hospital emergency room on a daily basis. Speaking to MSNBC's Joy Reid, Green described the ...

 2021-08-24 14:00 

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Newlyweds shot to death at Utah campground...

A newlywed couple was found shot to death at their campsite in southeastern Utah, according to local officials. Their deaths reportedly came days after they'd expressed concern to their friends about a...

 2021-08-24 12:24 

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'We'll look at everything': Jan. 6 House committee to subpoena phone records of lawmakers and others — possibly Trump...

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) has announced the bipartisan House Select Committee on the January 6 insurrection will issue subpoenas to telecommunications companies to obtain records of several hundred people, including lawmakers, CNN reports.By the end...

 2021-08-24 12:08 

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'Extreme weather' ads target Democrats defending fossil fuel subsidies...

More than two dozen advocacy groups launched "extreme weather ads" in five state newspapers on Monday to pressure right-wing Senate Democrats to stop giving taxpayer money to the oil, gas, and coal companies most responsible for the climate emerge...

 2021-08-24 12:00 

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What's this Texas Republican's answer to the climate crisis? 'Turn the damn air conditioner up'...

Whether you believe it is branded better as climate change or global warming, one thing is clear: Human-driven environmental disasters are a very real thing, and it is only going to get worse. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha...

 2021-08-24 11:40 

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Mississippi health officials say 70 percent of recent calls relate to people using livestock drug to treat COVID...

As the Delta variant of COVID ravages the southeastern region of the United States, officials in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates are pleading with residents to refrain from using a livestock drug to treat COVID-19. Approximately 70% of re...

 2021-08-24 11:12 

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Did Andrew Cuomo ditch his dog while moving out of the governor's mansion?...

Disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's dog, Captain, was reportedly left behind at the Executive Mansion in Albany after Cuomo moved out last week.Cuomo, a Democrat, will officially step down on Monday after New York Attorney General Letitia James, al...

 2021-08-24 10:42 

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Cyber Ninjas' Arizona 'audit' report gets delayed — because the team is 'quite sick' from COVID...

The CEO of Cyber Ninjas, the company hired by the Arizona Republican state senate president Karen Fann to "audit" the 2020 election has hit yet another snag: COVID.On Monday the company was supposed to release its audit findings, which some, inclu...

 2021-08-24 01:46 

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How will Delta evolve? Here's what the theory tells us...

by Hamish McCallum, Griffith UniversityThe COVID-19 pandemic is a dramatic demonstration of evolution in action. Evolutionary theory explains much of what has already happened, predicts what will happen in the future and suggests which management strategi...

 2021-08-24 01:14 

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Here's what FDA approval really means...

On Monday morning, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, the highly efficacious two-shot mRNA vaccine was being distributed under what is called "emergency use authorization,&...

 2021-08-24 01:02 

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New report on once-secret health care prices exposes the US medical system's 'irrational and cruel' nature...

With hospitals across the U.S. refusing to comply with a new federal rule requiring them to disclose the prices they negotiate with health insurers, a sampling of previously secret data published late Sunday reveals how much basic medical procedures cost ...

 2021-08-24 00:48 

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Why Americans hate and fear the poor...

It is expensive to be poor in America. These costs are both small and large. Together they accumulate into a sum that is almost insurmountable.For example, people in poor and working-class communities often pay more for the same goods and services —...

 2021-08-24 00:27 

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Ron DeSantis and the for-profit medical death trap...

It has to be a scurrilous lie. Seriously: nobody is that evil.Although it is the sort of thing that we've come to expect because our unique-in-the-world, for-profit health insurance system leaves Americans financially vulnerable to sickness but offers...

 2021-08-23 23:53 

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Conservatives are recycling a claim from World War II to oppose bringing in Afghan refugees...

United States immigration and naturalization history is one of grouping people into "desirable" and "undesirable"; immigrants. There was a short period after 1967 when the US accepted refugees outside of this "desirability4; framewor...

 2021-08-23 23:37 

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'He must be disqualified': Progressives fume after Biden picks Rahm Emanuel as ambassador...

Progressive members of Congress called on the Senate to reject President Joe Biden's nomination of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over his role in the cover-up of the police killing of Laquan McDonald.Biden on Friday announced his intent to nominat...

 2021-08-23 23:25 

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Judicial power grab: A Wisconsin judge defies the law by doubling as a 'probation officer'...

In the opinion of Amanda Skorr, an attorney and former public defender, Outagamie County, Wisconsin Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic acts as both judge and probation officer because he...

 2021-08-23 23:09 

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GOP congressman denounces Speaker Pelosi with a Nazi slur...

It was barely months ago the U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) promised she finally understood how using Nazi and Holocaust references are "offensive," and can hurt and cause great pain to whole groups of people, and vowed to not do...

 2021-08-23 21:55 

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A handful of Democrats are holding the rest of the party hostage in a critical game of chicken...

It appears we're moving toward a massive investment in infrastructure. The Senate recently passed a $1.2 trillion...

 2021-08-23 20:30 

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Jen Psaki calls Fox News' Peter Doocy 'irresponsible' for saying Americans are 'stranded' in Afghanistan...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki blasted Fox News reporter Peter Doocy for claiming the Biden administration has "stranded" Americans in Afghanistan.The Biden administration has airlifted out of that country about 40,000 people, including Afg...

 2021-08-23 20:10 

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Report reveals the reason Lindsey Graham cannot divorce himself from the 'far reaches of Trumpism'...

After a mob of Donald Trump supporters violently attacked the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina briefly appeared to be frustrated with the outgoing president. But that frustration didn't last. Graham has been st...

 2021-08-23 19:53 

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Republican congressman hypes up his call for Joe Biden's resignation...

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has issued a statement demanding President Joe Biden's...

 2021-08-23 19:36 

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The tragic vulnerability of American elites is making the pandemic worse...

Nicole Carroll is the editor-in-chief of USA Today. Earlier this month, her newspaper ran an interview between her and her brother. Chris Carroll refuses to get vaccinated. He's educated, conservative, religious and Texas-proud. He's a Trump suppo...

 2021-08-23 19:11 

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New numbers show Florida's Covid surge is more deadly than ever before...

Florida has become one of the most dangerous states in the U.S. for COVID-19's highly infectious Delta variant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five new COVID-19 infections is occurring in the Sunshine Sta...

 2021-08-23 18:52 

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How the forever war will continue — even after the Afghanistan disaster...

It ended in chaos and disaster. Kabul has fallen and Joe Biden is being blamed (by congressional Republicans in particular) for America's now almost-20-year disaster in Afghanistan. But is the war on terror itself over? Apparently not. It seems like c...

 2021-08-23 17:46 

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Why Tucker Carlson intentionally makes maddeningly stupid arguments...

One thing was inevitable: The Republican propaganda machine was always going to latch onto racist hysterics about Afghan refugees as their primary response to the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Actually surprising, however, is how the propagandists h...

 2021-08-23 17:45 

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Kentucky governor's anti-mask opponents are fighting against 'the common good': journalist...

With COVID-19's highly infectious Delta variant raging in Kentucky, centrist Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order on August 10 requiring students to wear protective face masks in public schools throughout the state. Kentucky Republic...

 2021-08-23 16:52 

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Meet the 9 Democratic House reps who continue to threaten President Biden's infrastructure agenda...

The House of Representatives is taking a few days off from August recess to do some legislative work, convening Monday at 5:00 PM when they will take a procedural vote to advance three measures—the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the hard ...

 2021-08-23 16:40 

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Watch: Mehdi Hasan rips war hawks for lecturing world on Afghan exit...

In a brief and fiery monologue on national television Sunday night, MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan took aim at the journalists, hawkish politicians, and defense industry-funded ex-military officials who are currently denouncing the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Af...

 2021-08-23 16:29 

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GOP's 'Big Government' lie exposed: Republicans rush to quash local control in fight against COVID...

Not too long ago, there was a time when Republicans insisted that they were against Big Government and wanted to push it down as much as possible to local control. They extolled the virtues of town councils, school boards and community commissions for bei...

 2021-08-23 16:24 

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Slew of new mandates announced after FDA grants full approval to Pfizer vaccination...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday officially granted full legal approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, opening the floodgates to a slew of new vaccination mandates.Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company, the Pentagon and New York ...

 2021-08-23 16:05 

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Ohio Senate candidate slammed for encouraging people to go to work sick during a pandemic: 'Ignorance and stupidity'...

In Ohio, former State Treasurer Josh Mandel is among the far-right Republicans competing in the Buckeye State's 2022 U.S. Senate race. And the Trump loyalist is being slammed by critics following a Friday, August 20 visit to an Ohio brewery where he p...

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