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 2021-05-20 14:14 

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Republican quits the GOP because he can't 'stomach' being associated with their behavior anymore...

According to the Times Union, Benny Zlotnick, a town supervisor in Milton, New York who describes himself as "a Republican since the day I could vote," has announced he is leaving the party, citing multiple grievances."The town supervisor, who...

 2021-05-20 14:06 

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Mitch McConnell wants to cover up what happened on January 6. He can only do that with Joe Manchin's help...

Generations of senators who came before us put their heads down and their pride aside to solve the complex issues facing our country. We must do the same. The issues facing our democracy today are not insurmountable if we choose to tackle them together.Th...

 2021-05-20 14:03 

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Trump tried to install Devin Nunes lackey in top FBI job — until Bill Barr threat upended the scheme...

Former president Donald Trump was fixated on firing the FBI director he appointed, Christopher Wray, but backed away from the brink of shaking up the bureau after then-attorney general William Barr threatened to quit rather than go along.The twice-impeach...

 2021-05-20 14:00 

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'Get over it': COVID-denying congressman refusing to wear a mask slammed for saying he's 'just tired of it'...

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) made headlines last week when he insisted the thousands of rioters and insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 wearing MAGA hats and Trump shirts, draped in Trump flags, shouting Trump's name, putting their ...

 2021-05-20 13:54 

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'Careful what you wish for': Dem lawmaker warns McConnell will regret blocking MAGA riot probe...

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday warned Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that he would come to regret blocking a bipartisan commission to probe the January 6th MAGA riots.While appearing on CNN, Speier explained why the commission was needed and why Repub...

 2021-05-20 13:44 

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Sanders introduces bill to audit the Pentagon to 'end the absurdity' of wasteful military spending...

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2021, which would require the Department of Defense to do starting in 2022 something unprecedented in its history: pass a full independent audit."The...

 2021-05-20 13:41 

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Johnson torched after bizarre claim: 'Peaceful protests' took place on Jan. 6 except for some 'agitators'...

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Mo.) is in the midst of a Twitter firestorm for his recent, bizarre assessment of the U.S. Capitol riots as he attempted to downplay all that transpired on that day. Despite Americans across the country having witnessed what happened, ...

 2021-05-20 13:38 

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The main ingredient of the Maricopa County audit is appalling, unapologetic 'cynicism': columnist...

In Maricopa County, Arizona, far-right Trumpistas are continuing to conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential election results — an audit that, unlike the legitimate bipartisan Arizona vote recounts that were conducted after the election, has exclud...

 2021-05-20 13:35 

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Arizona vote 'audit' sinks deeper into insanity as state GOP chair threatens her own officials with arrest...

The Trump-backed...

 2021-05-20 11:53 

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There is one glaring reason why the GOP does not want a commission in place for the Jan. 6 insurrection...

Senate Republicans have political reservations about the formation of a January 6 commission to examine all that transpired amid the Capitol riots: they believe it could interfere with the 2022 midterm elections as it could become "weaponized politica...

 2021-05-20 10:18 

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The simple truth behind the Supreme Court's decision to take up a major abortion case...

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would formally review a Mississippi law that bans abortions before viability. The question before the court will be whether pre-viability abortion bans can ever be constitutional. In order to say...

 2021-05-20 01:40 

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A cautionary lesson: Evidence suggests far-right extremists still pose a major threat post-insurrection...

by Brian McQuinn, University of Regina and Laura Courchesne, University of OxfordIn the coming weeks, trials will begin for more than 400 people accused of attacking the United States Capitol. Was the siege chaotic, impromptu and disorganized, or was it t...

 2021-05-20 01:09 

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The dark side of Mother Teresa's order...

One of the most striking things about the new podcast...

 2021-05-20 00:57 

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Joe Manchin could be Biden's biggest problem — but there's a sign of hope in his latest statement...

We seem to be returning to the idea that the president has a Joe Manchin problem. The latest comes from my friend Greg Sargent. The Post columnist said Tuesday the United States senator from West Virginia seems to have a distorted view of recent political...

 2021-05-20 00:26 

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Republican governors are weaponizing a Reagan-era myth to punish those in need...

Years ago, I was conducting a months-long journalistic investigation into the street violence plaguing a small community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Doing that reporting was brutal. But a theme emerged among the moms that has never left me.They felt ...

 2021-05-19 23:43 

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Criminal investigation into Trump just gained 'a lot of leverage': former federal prosecutor...

On CNN Wednesday, former federal prosecutor Laura Coates explained how the newly coordinated criminal investigations by the Manhattan district attorney and New York attorney general into the Trump Organization escalate the legal problems for former Presid...

 2021-05-19 23:35 

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35 House Republicans join Democrats to pass a Jan. 6 Commission — despite Trump's demands...

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday evening passed bipartisan legislation to form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, including the riots and attempted coup incited by Donald Trump, the president at the time attempti...

 2021-05-19 22:54 

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US Capitol Police gets in an awkward spot after anonymous letter says members are outraged at GOP leaders...

A new letter to Congress revealed on Wednesday said an anonymous group of U.S. Capitol Police officers are denouncing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy because of their opposition to a bipartisan commission to...

 2021-05-19 22:22 

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Rep. Tim Ryan loses his cool and explodes at House Republicans for opposing 1/6 commission...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, blasted House Republicans for opposing a 9/11 style commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection.While his speech was short, his words were strong."Benghazi!" he shouted."You guys chase the former ...

 2021-05-19 20:38 

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Journalist argues the GOP is caught in a 'downward spiral' with Trump...

During the 2020 presidential election, many Never Trump conservatives were hoping that if Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden, his influence on the Republican Party would fade. But four months into Biden's presidency, Trump hasn't lost his iron grip on...

 2021-05-19 20:22 

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180 House Republicans just voted against condemning anti-Asian hate...

Wednesday afternoon the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244-180 to pass a resolution condemning anti-Asian hate, after eight people, including seven Asian Americans, six of whom were women, were shot and killed at spas in Atlanta, Georgia in a series ...

 2021-05-19 19:57 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a stand against Biden over Israel...

With time running out to act, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday introduced a resolution aimed at blocking the Biden administration's proposed sale of $735 million in advanced weaponry to the Israeli government as it continues its dea...

 2021-05-19 19:38 

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The case for locking Trump up...

Let's get one thing out of the way first: The main reason to prosecute Donald Trump is that he's a shameless criminal. If the former president doesn't start tasting real consequences for it soon, he will only become more emboldened. No doubt o...

 2021-05-19 19:00 

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Biden has a chance at greatness — if he can avoid repeating LBJ's biggest mistake...

Is President Biden afflicted with the political equivalent of a split personality? His first several months in office suggest just that possibility. On the home front, the president's inclination is clearly to Go Big. When it comes to America's ro...

 2021-05-19 18:30 

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Progressives win a major victory in Philadelphia — here's how...

The first re-election bid of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner—probably the figure most associated with the "progressive prosecutor" movement—was closely watched throughout the nation. Krasner has declined the vast majority ...

 2021-05-19 18:07 

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'Cognitive contagion': Behavioral scientist explains how far-right fearmongering suppresses your higher brain function...

The right-wing media, from AM talk radio to Fox News to Breitbart, have a good reason for promoting conspiracy theories and engaging in nonstop fear-mongering: fear sells. Andy Norman, who specializes in human behavior and is the author of the new book, &...

 2021-05-19 18:00 

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Trump demanded McConnell and McCarthy oppose Jan. 6 commission. They are dutifully complying...

Donald Trump, the former president, Tuesday night in a blog post called on the top two Congressional Republicans to put an end to "discussions"; to form a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection and attempted coup that he incited.They ...

 2021-05-19 17:34 

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'Take this country back': Gun-toting Mark McCloskey announces Senate run as he faces criminal weapons charges...

St. Louis resident Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, became celebrities in the right-wing media following an incident on June 28, 2020, when they stood in front of their home brandishing firearms at George Floyd demonstrators. And now, Mark...

 2021-05-19 17:05 

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'Fraud': GOP pollster Frank Luntz claimed to be impartial — but was paid by Ted Cruz during 2018 Texas race...

Longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz and his friend and short-term roommate Kevin McCarthy — who is now House minority leader — have been repeatedly targeted in recent weeks by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has claimed that Luntz's...

 2021-05-19 15:59 

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Devin Nunes' latest 'unmasking' scandal clearly exposes the corruption within Bill Barr's DOJ...

I was just wondering the other day whatever happened to Congressman Devin Nunes. During the first two years of the Trump administration, the California Republican was Trump's most loyal henchman, running interference for the White House from within th...

 2021-05-19 15:54 

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Trump supporters at OAN are raising money for the Arizona election audit — and promoting it on-air...

With devotees of former Present Donald Trump currently conducting a blatantly partisan audit of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, One America News Network has been offering glowing coverage of that event. Journalist Sarah Mimms, in an...

 2021-05-19 15:31 

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There's now even a right-wing conspiracy about Biden's electric F-150 drive...

The Gateway Pundit, a Trump-loving website notorious for peddling bogus conspiracy theories, is now falsely claiming that President Joe Biden faked his drive of an electric SUV earlier this week.The president this week traveled to Michigan to pitch his ne...

 2021-05-19 15:18 

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Why the DOJ's war on Devin Nunes' cow is anything but funny...

The saga of Devin Nunes' thin-skinned attempts to not just shut down a Twitter account belonging to an imaginary bovine, but sue the human being behind that account, are legendary. And hilarious. When the congressman most famous for leaping from an Ub...

 2021-05-19 14:42 

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How Trump and his allies are trying to use a 'fringe' COVID-19 conspiracy as a 'culture war' weapon...

In 2020, then-President Donald Trump went from bragging about his ability to make deals with Chinese government officials to pushing the conspiracy theory that the COVID-19 coronavirus was invented in a lab in Wuhan, China and leaked out. Never Trump cons...

 2021-05-19 14:02 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene heading House GOP revolt as a dozen Republicans refuse to mask up...

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)is leading the charge among House Republicans to refuse to follow Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rule continuing the mask mandate, with at least a dozen far right lawmakers flouting their obligation....

 2021-05-19 13:58 

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Arizona GOP election auditors suffer embarrassing setback after GOP official blows up their latest false claim...

According to the Press-Enterprise, the private...

 2021-05-19 13:31 

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Intelligence agencies gathered the information predicting violence on Jan. 6 — then DHS sat on it...

Since hours after Trump supporters surged up the steps of the Capitol; pushed, punched, beat, and bear sprayed their way past police; smashed open windows; shattered doors; and streamed into the building to a chorus of...

 2021-05-19 12:56 

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Missouri Legislature nixes 'Rush Limbaugh Day' after Dems decry radio host's 'racist and homophobic comments'...

In Missouri, right-wing admirers of the late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh were hoping that January 12, his birthday, would be named Rush Limbaugh Day in the midwestern state. But the proposal to honor Limbaugh, according to St. Louis Today reporter Jack ...

 2021-05-19 12:54 

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Democrats move to censure GOP House members who downplay the Capitol riot...

House Democrats want accountability laid bare against Republican lawmakers who continue to indulge in election conspiracy theories and downplay the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by introducing a measure to censure three far-right GOP members as Republican l...

 2021-05-19 12:45 

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'New York AG saw something': Former federal prosecutor says new coordination in Trump Org. case is 'big move'...

Legal experts and politicos flocked to Twitter upon the news that the New York attorney general is joining the criminal complaint against former President Donald Trump's New York company. In a statement from Attorney General Letitia James' spokesp...

 2021-05-19 12:06 

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'You lie': Katie Porter wields 'whiteboard of justice' while grilling pharma CEO on price hikes...

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday took the CEO of the maker of the world's bestselling drug to task for high product prices, with Rep. Katie Porter using her famed...

 2021-05-19 12:02 

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Meet the familiar faces who went from boosting 2020 election conspiracies to hyping the Arizona audit...

Although the 2020 election wasn't the across-the-board annihilation of Republicans that many Democrats were hoping for — the Democratic majority shrunk in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democrats were disappointed that Susan Collins, Jon...

 2021-05-19 10:23 

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Kevin McCarthy throws one of his own under a bus — and falls on his face...

Republican House Minority Leader announced on Tuesday that he will not be supporting the bipartisan deal for a commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. And not only that, but the No. 2 Republican in the House, Rep. Steve Scalise, r...

 2021-05-19 01:23 

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Trump's DOJ targeted a Devin Nunes critic — but Biden's DOJ quickly backed off...

Many legal observers were shocked this week to find that under former President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr, the U.S. Justice Department sought to use a grand jury subpoena to reveal the identity of an online parody account critical of Cal...

 2021-05-19 00:15 

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New report reveals the conservative freakout over a simple 'community for all' resolution in Wisconsin...

Some members of a rural Wisconsin community wanted to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion during the racial protests last year, but the debate over how to express that has ripped the town apart.Older white conservatives in Marathon County, whose 135,000...

 2021-05-18 23:45 

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Why Big Pharma's arguments against patent waivers don't add up...

Days after he publicly opposed the waiving of patents for lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had a change of heart. He released a statement saying, "No barriers should stand in the way of equitable access to vaccines, ...

 2021-05-18 23:23 

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State Department ends anti-LGBTQ policy that targeted same-sex parents...

The U.S. State Dept. under Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday ended a Trump-era policy targeted directly against LGBTQ families. The policy, supported by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, mandated that children born outside the United States ...

 2021-05-18 22:34 

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'It is pathetic': Democrat unloads on Kevin McCarthy as 'unfit to serve' after 1/6 commission betrayal...

The top Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee is furious with Kevin McCarthy after the Republican Minority Leader on Tuesday pulled his support for a January 6 Commission Tuesday. McCarthy had initially supported one and even set demands on how i...

 2021-05-18 22:13 

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The FBI reveals probe of 'massive scheme' to funnel money to Susan Collins' 2020 campaign: report...

On Tuesday, Axios reported on a newly public search warrant from the FBI revealing an investigation into a...

 2021-05-18 20:32 

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The decades of deceit behind the 'Big Lie'...

Since the 2020 presidential election, the phrase...

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