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 2021-04-10 14:11 

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I'm built for the battle': Gaetz makes it clear he has no plans to go anywhere despite allegations...

For the last 10 days, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has been at the center of an ever-developing investigation amid a litany of sex scandal allegations but now he has reemerged with a new outlook on the ongoing situation. According to The Daily Beast, the Flor...

 2021-04-10 13:00 

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Oath Keepers' founder under increased scrutiny as part of Capitol riots investigation...

As more than a dozen alleged members and associates of the Oath Keepers militia group face charges for their involvement in the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, investigators are continuing their probe into the group's sordid history. The extremist g...

 2021-04-10 12:53 

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WATCH: Activist slammed to the ground by cops during Iowa capitol protest...

Mulvihill has been charged with assaulting a police officer, although a fellow protester told the Register she didn't see her assaulting the officer...

 2021-04-10 12:45 

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How Cuba beat the pandemic: From developing new vaccines to sending doctors overseas to help others...

Since last year, approximately 440 Cubans have died from COVID-19, giving Cuba one of the lowest death rates per capita in the world. Cuba is also developing five COVID-19 vaccines, including two which have entered stage 3 trials. Cuba has heavily investe...

 2021-04-10 12:07 

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Trump held steady among believers at the ballot — it was the nonreligious vote he lost in 2020...

For all the predictions and talk of a slump in support among evangelicals, it appears Donald Trump's election loss was not at the hands of religious voters.As an analyst of religious data, I've been crunching data released in March 2021 that break...

 2021-04-10 11:47 

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GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert inadvertently admits to 'destroying our freedoms' in latest Twitter rant...

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is facing heightened backlash on Twitter for her latest controversial tweet about America's...

 2021-04-10 10:58 

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Busted: Mike Pence quietly adds hate group leader to advisory board for his new organization...

Former Vice President Mike Pence launched his new organization, Advancing American Freedom, on Wednesday.Since then, one name has quietly been added to the advisory boardthat was announced at launch.Pence's advisory board now includes Mike Farris, the...

 2021-04-10 10:40 

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MyPillow's Mike Lindell tells Steve Bannon he's hired private investigators to probe Fox News...

MyPillow founder and purveyor of the...

 2021-04-10 10:32 

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Michele Bachmann sounds off on John Boehner after he calls Fox viewers 'lunatics'...

Republican former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Fox News Friday night to attack former Speaker of the House John Boehner, who calls her a "lunatic" in his new book.Bachmann, a far right religious extremist who retired from Congre...

 2021-04-10 10:24 

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Union preparing to file charges against Amazon over 'blatantly illegal conduct' in Bessemer election...

As Amazon on Friday received the votes needed to defeat a unionization effort at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union announced that it intends to formally object to the election results and file unfair labor ...

 2021-04-09 23:39 

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John Boehner wants us to forget he was taken down by the Frankenstein monster he helped create...

John Boehner is clearly worried about his legacy. The former Republican speaker of the House is on a mission to rehabilitate his image and position himself as a noble, principled conservative who is at odds with the current slate of bug-eyed Donald Trump ...

 2021-04-09 23:03 

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The Supreme Court paved the way for Republicans' voter suppression...

Voting rights have a long complicated history in this country and we've never quite achieved the aspirational goal of a true democracy with universal enfranchisement. For much of US history, laws explicitly sought to limit the vote based on race, gend...

 2021-04-09 22:46 

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Antarctica's ice shelves are trembling as global temperatures rise...

by Ella Gilbert, University of ReadingImages of colossal chunks of ice plunging into the sea accompany almost every news story about climate change. It can often make the problem seem remote, as if the effects of rising global temperatures are playing out...

 2021-04-09 21:37 

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Inside the vexed fight over online voting...

National disability rights organizations are urging the Senate to revise the massive House-passed election reform bill to allow an internet-based voting option for their constituents, who represent one-sixth of the national electorate, and to recognize on...

 2021-04-09 20:45 

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Watchdog group calls for investigation of GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn after police stop...

Following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, Congress has been on high alert. But some Republicans in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives have been lax about respecting security measures, and the Center for Accountability...

 2021-04-09 20:22 

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A North Carolina bill exposes the real agenda of the anti-trans coalition...

On Monday, legislators introduced a bill to the North Carolina Senate that would not only ban health care for trans people under 21. It would require schoolteachers to...

 2021-04-09 20:03 

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Ethics Committee launches broad investigation into Matt Gaetz...

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), reportedly under investigation by the Dept. of Justice, is now also under investigation by the House Ethics Committee....

 2021-04-09 19:47 

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Newly revealed Trump administration emails show depravity and conspiracy against the country...

The select subcommittee in the United States House of Representatives that is now investigating how the federal government managed the country's response to the covid pandemic released emails Thursday showing top officials in the Trump administration ...

 2021-04-09 19:11 

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Paul Krugman explains why Trump's biggest policy win was a 'complete flop'...

President Joe Biden has proposed raising the United States' corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28% in order to pay for the ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan he recently unveiled — a proposal that not surprisingly, many Republican poli...

 2021-04-09 18:54 

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Fox News comes under fire after egregiously airing explicit images of alleged Hunter Biden sex tape...

Two of Fox News' primetime hosts on Thursday evening aired explicit images that allegedly captured President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden engaging in sexual acts.According to Mediaite, Fox News host Tucker Carlson was joined by Josh Boswell, the D...

 2021-04-09 18:06 

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Insanity, cruelty, and perversity: The twisted world that came to Derek Chauvin's defense...

The image of Derek Chauvin, a cop, a supposedly good citizen with a badge and uniform supposedly charged with doing good things, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, won't ever leave me. But it's what went on around them for nine minutes and 29 s...

 2021-04-09 17:59 

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The right wing launches a new sexist attack against First Lady Jill Biden...

Over the weekend, First Lady Jill Biden's patterned tights went viral on conservative Twitter. It began when a photograph of her deplaning at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland — wearing a tailored black blazer, an A-line leather skirt, the afor...

 2021-04-09 17:39 

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Amazon defeats push for a union — and organizers charge the company took 'blatantly illegal actions'...

Amazon managed to secure enough votes to halt the formation of the company's first United States union in Bessemer, Ala., according to a current tally of the votes. According to The Verge, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has counted more tha...

 2021-04-09 17:00 

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Joe Manchin learned all of the wrong lessons from the Capitol riot...

Those of us who've been watching politics for a while knew that the 50-50 Senate was going to be a challenge for the Biden administration. Yes, it's much, much better to have the majority and be able to set the agenda. But passing legislation with...

 2021-04-09 16:47 

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This columnist pulls the mask off far-right Sen. Josh Hawley as he tries to play the victim...

During a Thursday-night appearance on Fox News this week, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri railed against the...

 2021-04-09 16:22 

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Anti-Defamation League chief says Tucker Carlson 'must go' after endorsing neo-Nazi conspiracy theory...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday endorsed the...

 2021-04-09 15:05 

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Testimony in Derek Chauvin's trial shows wildly contrasting views of police work...

Although libertarian journalist/author Radley Balko is right-of-center politically and has been active in the Cato Institute, he has been a blistering critic of police overreach — especially with the War on Drugs. Some far-right pundits have accused...

 2021-04-09 14:27 

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CDC director warns that racism is a 'serious threat' to public health in America...

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned that racism is a "serious threat" to public health in the United States as the pandemic rages on. According to Talking Points Memo, Walensky noted how the ...

 2021-04-09 13:42 

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Conservatives are attacking Biden's economic agenda as 'socialism' — just as they did with FDR and LBJ: journalist...

Conservative economist Michael R. Strain, director of economic policy for the American Enterprise Institute, has been critical of President Joe Biden's expanded child tax credit — which he believes...

 2021-04-09 13:41 

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YouTube shuts down video featuring DeSantis that suggests children do not need to wear masks...

YouTube quickly moved to axe a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and several...

 2021-04-09 12:42 

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Trump is still 'raking in the cash' from many gullible supporters who buy into his scam: legal expert...

Although former President Donald Trump has been gone from the White House since January 20, his diehard supporters remain true believers — and many of them are still sending him money. Richard W. Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawye...

 2021-04-09 12:29 

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DeSantis takes legal action against the CDC -- but some legal experts believe it's a 'political stunt'...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is pushing back against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) extension of the pandemic-related...

 2021-04-09 11:55 

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Fox & Friends host links Prince Philip's death to his reported 'rage' over Meghan Markle's Oprah interview...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II announced on Friday that husband Prince Philip had passed away at the age of 99 -- and...

 2021-04-09 11:46 

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Constitutional law expert explains the surprising ending to 2020's battle over absentee ballot deadlines...

Richard Pildes, New York UniversityOne of the most heavily contested voting-policy issues in the 2020 election, in both the courts and the political arena, was the deadline for returning absentee ballots.Going into the election, the policy in a majority o...

 2021-04-09 11:28 

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Kansas GOP Senate leader went on wild, drunken police chase, called officer 'donut boy': officials...

In the early hours of March 16, Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop (R-Wichita, Kan.) led state highway patrol officers on a disturbing, drunken chase. Now, more details about his arrest are being made public. On Thursday, April 8, the Topeka P...

 2021-04-09 11:19 

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NRA chief Wayne LaPierre faces tough questions in court — 'Russia' expense remains a mystery...

National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre, on the virtual witness stand during the third day of the group's highly anticipated bankruptcy trial in Texas, was peppered with a harsh line of questioning, including one about a $60,000 invoice marked...

 2021-04-09 11:14 

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Congress urged to reject Biden's 'unconscionable' $715 billion Pentagon budget...

President Joe Biden on Friday is reportedly expected to request a $715 billion budget for the Pentagon for fiscal year 2022, a slight increase from the previous year and a far cry from the substantial reduction that progressive lawmakers and advocacy grou...

 2021-04-09 10:59 

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Attorney for Matt Gaetz 'wingman' facing child sex trafficking charges calls congressman 'potential co-defendant'...

The attorney for Joel Greenberg, the former Florida tax collector who Rep. Matt Gaetz once called his "wingman," just labeled the Republican Congressman a "potential co-defendant." He also said, "I am sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling ver...

 2021-04-09 10:46 

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GOP official seeks to 'build an army' of poll watchers as Texas lawmakers target voting rights...

Common Cause Texas on Thursday shared a leaked video of a Harris County GOP official discussing plans to "build an army" of 10,000 election workers and poll watchers, including some who "will have the confidence and courage" to go into Bla...

 2021-04-09 10:46 

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell still believes Trump will be heading back to the White House...

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has no plans of backing down from his fight to prove there was widespread election fraud in 2020 election, despite the total absence of any legitimate evidence. The pillow magnate is now faced with a $1.3 billion dollar lawsuit f...

 2021-04-09 10:44 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci warns the US is 'racing' to avoid another COVID-19 surge...

In an interview, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a dire warning to the American people: Don't celebrate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic just yet. Another surge could happen if we're not careful.Speaking wi...

 2021-04-09 10:19 

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Another Gaetz top aide abruptly quits — congressman hid resignation for a week...

A second top aide to Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has resigned amid the growing scandals of alleged child sex trafficking and a sexual relationship with a 17-year old.Gaetz legislative aide Devin Murphy resigned last week on Friday, The New York Times re...

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