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 2021-09-22 20:26 

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'They're such jerks': House Democrat slams his Senate colleagues' bipartisan bill...

Rep. Peter DeFazio, the 74-year-old Oregon Democrat who chairs the House Transportation Committee, has been an outspoken proponent of green energy — and this week, he lambasted his Senate colleagues for watering down his proposals and recommendation...

 2021-09-22 20:00 

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A law professor calls out Texas to Sen. Ted Cruz's face when he asks if voter ID laws are 'racist'...

When a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on voting rights this week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas forcefully grilled law professor Franita Tolson. The far-right Republican senator has been an aggressive supporter of GOP-sponsored voter suppression la...

 2021-09-22 19:21 

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McConnell's threats are pushing the US 'toward a massive fiscal cliff' — as Trump cheers on the brinksmanship...

Republicans and Democrats in the federal government still haven't reached an agreement on the United States' debt ceiling. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Washington Post sources, recently met with Treasury Secretary Janet...

 2021-09-22 18:58 

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A sociologist explains the truth about cancel culture...

The topic of "cancel culture" has been discussed ad nauseam in the national media. As far as I see it, it goes something like this.Conservatives believe that progressives are far too sensitive and censorious. According to conservatives, progressiv...

 2021-09-22 18:31 

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The shocking new evidence of the GOP conspiracy against the U.S....

By now, you've read about John Eastman's secret memo outlining six points by which he believed the vice president could overturn the results of the 2020 election on January 6. I defer to legal scholars to explain the memo's legal absurdities. ...

 2021-09-22 17:52 

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Nevada gubernatorial candidate Dean Heller refuses to say Biden is president...

Although Republicans maintained their U.S. Senate majority in the 2018 midterms — Democrats didn't retake the Senate until January 2021 — they were disappointed when then-Sen. Dean Heller was voted out of office in Nevada. Trumpism did not...

 2021-09-22 17:10 

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Leaked audio of 'surreptitiously' recorded meeting prompts Arizona GOP official's resignation...

A Republican official in charge of supervising Maricopa County, Ariz., submitted his resignation following the release of a recording that featured him criticizing members of his political party for pushing back against efforts to review the 2020 election...

 2021-09-22 17:02 

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Internal Trump campaign memo shows Giuliani and Powell knew everything they spewed was a lie...

A memo obtained by The New York Times makes clear that the Trump campaign not only spread propaganda and misinformation about the results of the 2020 election, they did so with full knowledge that what they were telling the American people was simply a li...

 2021-09-22 16:55 

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Some left-wing 'crunchy anti-vaxxers' are falling down 'far-right rabbit holes': report...

President Joe Biden and members of his administration have been describing the current COVID-19 surge in the United States as a...

 2021-09-22 16:49 

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Mitch McConnell packed the Supreme Court with right-wingers. The American public no longer trusts it...

Despite the protestations of the Supreme Court's conservative justices, the American public gets it—the court's center of gravity is now too far outside the mainstream to be trusted.On Wednesday, yet another poll found the high court's a...

 2021-09-22 16:16 

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Watch: Madison Cawthorn challenger accuses him of being 'radicalized' in devastating ad that's going viral...

One of U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's Democratic challengers has just released an ad accusing the North Carolina Republican of appearing to have been...

 2021-09-22 16:09 

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17 Nobel Prize-winning economists sign letter endorsing Biden's $3.5 trillion 'human infrastructure' plan...

It remains to be seen whether or not President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion...

 2021-09-22 16:06 

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How Mike Pence's 6-point plan to steal the election leaves a roadmap for future authoritarians...

One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don't always crumble as a resu...

 2021-09-22 16:02 

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President Biden had two vulgar words to say when he first encountered one of Trump's 'toys' in the White House...

According to the book...

 2021-09-22 15:56 

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'Code red for democracy': How Trump supporters who backed voter fraud claims are gaining control over the next elections...

Supporters of former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims are strategizing to run for key positions in battleground states across the country. At first glance, their intent to run for office might seem innocent, but there is an ulterior motive ...

 2021-09-22 15:45 

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A Texas Republican defended Border Patrol agents seen abusing Haitian migrants — others call it 'horrific'...

U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback were recently filmed using their reins to whip at Haitian migrants who were trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border, and Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas — not to be confused with fellow Republican Rep. Anthony Gonza...

 2021-09-22 14:41 

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Florida reverses course, applies for $820 million in federal food assistance after DeStantis spox claimed it wasn't needed...

Florida has made the decision to reverse course and request federal funding for food aid. According to The Miami Herald, the state has announced its intent to access the $820 million in funding designated for children living in low-income households. On T...

 2021-09-22 14:37 

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'Hawley's threat to our republic is real and ongoing': Missouri newspaper slams 'insurrectionist' senator in brutal op-ed...

Never one to shy away from cheap political theatrics, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has been calling for President Joe Biden to resign in response to the Taliban taking over Afghanistan — failing to mention that Biden was essentially following former...

 2021-09-22 13:21 

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Legal experts highlight 3 glaring flaws in Trump's lawsuit against NYT and his niece...

President Donald Trump is moving forward with a lawsuit against his niece, Mary Trump, and the New York Times along with three of its reporters. However, legal experts are already pointing out glaring flaws in the lawsuit. According to HuffPost, Trump is ...

 2021-09-22 12:55 

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Journalists break down Manchin's 'considerable financial interests' in fossil fuels...

During the Biden era, centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has been a frequent source of frustration to the progressive wing of his party. The Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate is razor-thin, and the West Virginia senator can easily derail President ...

 2021-09-22 11:48 

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Republican mayor of Tennessee county vows to defy Biden's vaccine mandate despite high 'COVID-19 rates'...

Frustrated by the fact that many Americans remain unvaccinated during the current coronavirus surge, President Joe Biden recently mandated that employees of the federal government and larger companies get vaccinated for COVID-19. Countless Republicans hav...

 2021-09-22 11:46 

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The new anti-abortion law is even alienating some Texas pro-lifers: report...

Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law is not only drawing vehement criticism from abortion rights activists, but also, from some critics of abortion —including conservative columnist Mona Charen (who believes the law hurts the...

 2021-09-22 11:44 

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Boris Johnson says working with Biden is 'a breath of fresh air'...

British prime minister Boris Johnson recently offered his take on what it's like to work with President Joe Biden and his administration compared to his previous interactions with the Trump administration.On Tuesday, September 21, Johnson appeared on...

 2021-09-22 11:40 

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Clark County officials pass resolution declaring the spread of COVID misinformation a 'public health crisis'...

Officials in Clark County, Nevada have expressed deep concern about the rapid spread of COVID misinformation campaigns while declaring the issue a "public health crisis."On Tuesday, September 21, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones took to Twit...

 2021-09-22 10:22 

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Election expert warns 2024 may be corrupted but there's still an 'ultimate safeguard of American democracy'...

A top elections law expert has issued a strong warning that the 2024 presidential election may not be conducted fairly, and wants "millions" of Americans to take to the streets "for peaceful protests."Rick Hasen, a Professor of Law and Pol...

 2021-09-22 01:41 

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'Who do you work for?': Kyrsten Sinema gets targeted for her obstruction of Biden's agenda...

Hours after 13 Sunrise Movement activists were arrested at the Students March on Congress for Climate Action in Washington, D.C., members of the youth-led environmental group rallied for a Monday evening protest outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's Phoenix o...

 2021-09-22 01:01 

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'Every node of this supply chain is maxed out' — and the consequences could hit you at home...

Bare toilet paper shelves in supermarkets were a big story early in the coronavirus pandemic but they may not remain a thing of the past, and consumers are being warned to do their holiday shopping early—like, now—thanks to supply chain proble...

 2021-09-22 00:06 

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There's a message buried in John Durham's latest indictment — and it isn't pretty...

Last week, Special Counsel John Durham secured an indictment against an obscure cyber-lawyer and Democratic insider named Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI about who his clients were when he relayed a tip about possible digital communication...

 2021-09-21 23:50 

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DeSantis hires a new surgeon general: A hydroxychloroquine pusher who appeared in 'demon sperm' doc's video...

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, responsible for one of the worst COVID-19 responses in the nation, has just announced his new Surgeon General, Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, a UCLA Medical Center physician and health policy researcher who appeared i...

 2021-09-21 23:10 

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'Oh my God Jesus': Paul Ryan floored when he learned of Trump White House chaos — according to Woodward book...

It was during the time of the 2018 omnibus spending bill going to President Donald Trump's administration and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) was furious after hearing Fox News pundits trash it on the morning shows, the new book Peril said from the Washin...

 2021-09-21 22:53 

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The Capitol riot committee now has a clear roadmap for subpoenas: reporter...

There's a clear roadmap for the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter explained on MSNBC on Tuesday.MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace interviewed Carol Leonn...

 2021-09-21 22:37 

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In first UN speech, President Biden declares U.S. has 'turned the page' on war...

President Joe Biden delivered his first United Nations General Assembly address as president on Tuesday, with rallying cries of global cooperation in the midst of the many crises facing the world in recent months. "To deliver for our own people, we mu...

 2021-09-21 21:50 

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How corporate America cashed in on the post-9/11 Pentagon spending surge...

The costs and consequences of America's twenty-first-century wars have by now been well-documented — a staggering $8 trillion in expenditures and more than 380,000 civilian deaths, as calculated by Brown University's Costs of War project. Th...

 2021-09-21 21:31 

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Democrats aren't in disarray — they're being held hostage by so-called centrists...

If there was ever a time to hit the panic button in the Biden era, Monday was that day.Monday marked one week before so-called moderates in the House of Representatives attempt to force a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package passed at the center ...

 2021-09-21 20:29 

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The new 'revelations' about Trump are an indictment of the American political class...

At times during the last five or so years, some of us have been living in the future. Sometimes just a day or two, but at other times it has felt like a week or perhaps even a month. During rare moments of immense clarity, it's like being in a time wa...

 2021-09-21 20:09 

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This right-wing Breitbart writer thinks Democrats are using 'reverse psychology' to get Trump voters killed...

Veteran shock jock Howard Stern, now 67, has grown increasingly fed up with far-right anti-vaxxers, noting all the MAGA radio hosts who railed against COVID-19 vaccines before dying from COVID-19. And Breitbart News' John Nolte has come up with a very...

 2021-09-21 20:00 

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There is no 'border crisis' — the threat comes from lawless US immigration enforcement...

We need to talk more about the situation in Del Rio, Texas, where over 10,000 Haitians are living under a bridge. The first thing you need to know, and perhaps the last thing you need to know, is that this situation, like all others before it, does not co...

 2021-09-21 19:19 

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Top House Democrat blasts 'yahoos in Texas' and 'negligent Supreme Court' over abortion ban...

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) Tuesday morning vowed to protect women's reproductive rights, blasting the Republicans in Texas who enacted a vigilante law that effectively bans almost all abortion, and the conservatives on the Su...

 2021-09-21 19:03 

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'I fear for my safety': Michigan lawmaker says she was 'threatened and harassed' by a GOP colleague...

Last week, an attorney for Michigan State Rep. Mari Manoogian revealed that the Democratic lawmaker had obtained a personal protection order against a fellow member of the Michigan House of Representatives: Rep. Steve Marino. Manoogian alleges Marino thre...

 2021-09-21 18:49 

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Eric Trump to headline an anti-vaxx event alongside QAnon promoters: report...

Eric Trump is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an anti-vaxxers conference in October, despite his father, the former president, claiming credit for the three COVID-19 vaccines.It's just the...

 2021-09-21 17:37 

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'Essentially invited by this doctor': Here's the strategy behind two lawsuits filed against one Texas abortion provider...

One Texas doctor is garnering national attention after performing an illegal abortion in the state of Texas, and subsequently challenging the state's new controversial abortion law. To draw attention to his action, San Antonio, Texas abortion provider...

 2021-09-21 17:00 

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NY Pizzeria forces Brazilian president to eat outside after he refuses to show proof of vaccination...

A New York pizzeria forced Trump-loving Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to eat outside this week after he refused to show proof of being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.Via The Daily Beast, Brazilian publication Correio Braziliense reported th...

 2021-09-21 16:57 

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Texas abortion opponents are furious someone is taking advantage of their bounty hunter law...

A Texas doctor is being sued under the state's new abortion vigilante law, and the anti-abortion groups that pushed the law are not happy about it....

 2021-09-21 16:55 

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COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the Spanish flu: 'We botched the response'...

Worldwide, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918/1919 continues to have a much higher death count than the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021. But in the United States, COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the Spanish flu, according to figures from John...

 2021-09-21 16:53 

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Idaho nurse dies of COVID-19 after believing misinformation from 'social media' and 'YouTubers': brother...

A registered nurse in Idaho has died of COVID-19 after allowing misinformation to trump her science-bested medical education, her brother says. Speaking to CNN on Monday, September 20, Daryl Rise detailed the discussions he had with his sister, Natalie Ri...

 2021-09-21 15:33 

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'We need to deliver': Anger mounts as Manchin and Sinema revel in obstruction of Democratic priorities...

Democrats are still divided over President Biden's sweeping $3.5 trillion spending plan to expand the social safety net, increase taxes on the rich and corporations, improve worker rights and combat the climate crisis. Senate Democrats are hoping to u...

 2021-09-21 15:30 

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Long-time activist: 'Excluding women' in the nuclear age 'has brought us to the brink of possible extinction'...

Throughout the Cold War, many politicians in both the United States and the Soviet Union embraced the MAD theory — meaning they realized that if a nuclear war came about, there would be "mutually assured destruction." The Cold War ended in t...

 2021-09-21 15:16 

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Convicted tax evader from Arkansas sues Texas doctor who defied state abortion ban over 'duty of care'...

A Texas doctor is facing a lawsuit in what appears to be the first since Texas' near-total abortion ban went into effect this month. According to NBC News, Dr. Alan Braid has been sued by a former attorney named Oscar Stilley after admitting that he p...

 2021-09-21 14:58 

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Tucker Carlson has a mind-boggling new conspiracy theory about the COVID-19 vaccine...

Fox News' Tucker Carlson has a new conspiracy theory about the United States armed forces and COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday, September 20, Carlson voiced his disapproval about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. According to Carlson, the vaccine mandate appea...

 2021-09-21 14:22 

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Head of anti-LGBTQ group worked with Trump on secret scheme to get Pence to overturn election: report...

The head of a once well-known anti-LGBTQ organization that spent countless millions in dark money to try to block the advancement of same-sex marriage worked with then-President Donald Trump and his legal team on a secret scheme to try to get Vice Preside...

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