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 2021-06-21 19:52 

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Trump's Republican allies wanted to sabotage government. They largely succeeded...

A New York Times story on the ongoing effects of Team Trump's spectacular mismanagement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is notable for two reasons. First, because of a seeming unanimity in assigning blame: Everyone involved wh...

 2021-06-21 19:49 

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Meteorologist is latest local newscaster to announce on-air she's teaming up with right wing Project Veritas...

A Detroit weekend weather anchor is the latest local reporter to announce on-air she is teaming up with the far right wing deception activists Project Veritas to attack their employer.On Sunday April Moss, smack in the middle of her weather forecast, snuc...

 2021-06-21 18:07 

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The mythologizing of Jan. 6: How the right is playing the victim to rewrite the history of the Capitol riot...

Tucker Carlson, whose nightly prime time show on Fox News draws millions of viewers, used his massive platform to preposterously claim he's being silenced. This time the...

 2021-06-21 18:03 

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Princeton historian busts Ted Cruz for echoing southern segregationist rhetoric...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the weekend drew criticism when he said that critical race theory was just as...

 2021-06-21 18:00 

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Jen Psaki delivers take down of Jim Jordan's gas price complaint with a reminder of Trump's disastrous economic record...

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Monday complained about gas prices being higher now than they were a year ago -- and got promptly shut down by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.Writing on Twitter, Jordan complained that the average price of gas now is just ...

 2021-06-21 17:57 

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Criminal probe into DeJoy demanded over 'suspicious' GOP donations...

An election watchdog organization on Monday demanded a state-level criminal probe into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy after research uncovered "suspicious" new details surrounding a straw donor scheme he allegedly orchestrated during his time as c...

 2021-06-21 17:54 

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'Just the worst': Internet slams Meghan McCain for claiming Biden 'doing grave spiritual harm'...

Meghan McCain is attacking President Joe Biden with the sword of religion and the Internet is not having it. Having once presented herself as a moderate, McCain has increasingly moved to the far right, but her latest diatribe may be her most extreme yet.&...

 2021-06-21 17:47 

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GOP Missouri Senate hopefuls are promoting baseless election lies: 'Damage to our democracy'...

With Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri retiring, Republicans are competing for the nomination to run against a Democrat in Missouri's 2022 U.S. Senate race. Kansas City Star reporters Bryan Lowry and Jonathan Shorman, in an article published on June 20, emph...

 2021-06-21 16:47 

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Living in fear and unemployable: Far-right extremists are finding themselves doxed and out of work...

According to a Washington Post deep dive into the fall-out after a pro-Trump couple from the Portland area were exposed after harassing a reporter at the Million MAGA March in Washington, D.C., last November, the report notes that far-right extremists are...

 2021-06-21 16:30 

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Pence chief of staff made key decision that paved way for masks to be politicized: new book...

In 2020 Marc Short, the chief of staff to then-Vice President Mike Pence, made a fateful decision that paved the way for the politicization of wearing masks. Had he chosen differently there's no question countless lives could have been saved.Short, wh...

 2021-06-21 16:15 

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Republicans threaten to shut down Tennessee Health Dept. for 'pushing vaccines on children'...

Trutherism comes in many forms among far-right conspiracy theorists: coronavirus truthers, January 6 truthers, 9/11 truthers, 2020 election truthers, vaccine truthers. And in Tennessee, far-right Republicans in the state legislature, the Tennessee Lookout...

 2021-06-21 15:42 

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These far-right white evangelicals remain unwavering MAGA loyalists: 'Trump is my president'...

In the past, former President Donald Trump was hardly a likely contender for icon of the Christian Right. He was a centrist Democrat most of his life, he grew up in Queens, he was twice divorced, and he was a non-practicing Presbyterian who used off-color...

 2021-06-21 14:43 

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Watch: Dem senator squirms when reporter confronts him on membership at private 'all-white wealthy club'...

In Newport, Rhode Island, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and his wife have been members of Bailey's Beach Club, a private club with an all-White membership. Recently, a reporter for GoLocalProv in Providence asked the Rhode Island Democrat about the club'...

 2021-06-21 13:58 

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'What about Guantnamo?': Here are 5 disturbing bombshells in a new book on Trump's 'rudderless' COVID response...

The United States recently passed yet another grim milestone in the 2020/2021 pandemic when Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported that the COVID-19 death count had passed 600,000 in the United States. Nonetheless, there is reason for optimism whe...

 2021-06-21 13:27 

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New research suggests Darwin got sexual selection backwards...

Tamas Szekely, University of BathCharles Darwin was a careful scientist. In the middle of the 19th century, while he was collecting evidence for his theory that species evolve by natural selection, he noticed it didn't explain the fancy tails of male ...

 2021-06-21 12:54 

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How the mainstream media fell for the Lafayette Square whitewash...

The gassing of protesters at Washington's Lafayette Square in June 2020, by all appearances intended to clear the area for a photo op by then-President Trump, was witnessed in person by dozens of reporters and remotely by millions of television viewer...

 2021-06-21 12:51 

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Self-proclaimed Parler investor Dan Bongino claimed he was leaving Twitter to own the libs. Now he's back...

Fox News host Dan Bongino has returned to posting on Twitter after telling his supporters in January of this year that he would be leaving and never returning to the "anti-American" social platform after giving it up for Parler, the right-wing alt...

 2021-06-21 12:45 

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Critics denounce Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick's 'invasion' rhetoric on immigration...
 2021-06-21 12:41 

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DeSantis beats Trump in presidential straw poll...

Want to nip Ron DeSantis' likely 2024 presidential bid in the bud? Tell the kaiser of GQP-land there's another rooster in the henhouse. If there's one thing a cult leader won't abide it's a threat to his authority.It's way too earl...

 2021-06-21 12:38 

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The field of Wyoming Republicans looking to unseat Liz Cheney has become a Trumpian circus: report...

Ever since Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming aggressively supported the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump and made it abundantly clear that she accepted Joe Biden as the legitimately elected president of the United States — policy differe...

 2021-06-21 11:23 

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'Craven cynicism': St. Louis paper slams pro-Trump GOP for preaching law and order while honoring 'anti-democracy thugs'...

On June 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to the police officers who defended the U.S. House of Representatives against a violent insurrectionist mob on January 6. It was a 406-21 vote, and the 2...

 2021-06-21 11:19 

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Why Tucker Carlson loves UFOs: Profession skeptic explains the hidden links between conspiracy theories...

The American people live in the same country. That does not mean they share a common reality. This inability to agree upon basic empirical facts and the nature of the truth is undermining the country's democracy. Moreover, a type of collective maligna...

 2021-06-21 10:04 

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Trump's tour with Bill O'Reilly conflicts with August reinstatement theory — driving QAnons bonkers...

Seeing QAnon adherents puzzle their way through reality is a bit like watching Donald Trump try to sound out a raw vegan menu. Eventually he orders the portobello mushroom steak—and then we sit back and wait to see his face contort into ever-lower d...

 2021-06-20 14:57 

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'Half-baked': Greg Abbott scorched by major Texas paper for 'ludicrous' plan to finish Trump's border wall...

Calling his plans to complete the building of Donald Trump's border wall...

 2021-06-20 14:23 

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'Bipartisanship isn't working': Chris Wallace busts Lindsey Graham lying about Joe Manchin's voting bill...

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for making misleading comments about a voting rights bill that he objects to. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace asked Graham if he could support Sen. Joe Manchin'...

 2021-06-20 14:18 

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Why the neoliberal drive to privatize everything is running out of gas...

Most Chileans recently voted out the remnants of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, along with Milton Friedman's policies and many U.S. interventions. They are at work on a radically new Constitution. In the United States, former President Donald Tru...

 2021-06-20 14:15 

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A Father's Day guide to paid family leave...

As announced recently, President Biden has included paid family and medical leave in the American Families Plan. Additionally, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced a similarly generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave bill. Both proposals ra...

 2021-06-20 14:09 

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'Epic failure of humanity': Global displaced population hits all-time high...

A report released Friday by the United Nations Refugee Agency finds that more than 82 million people across the globe were forcibly displaced by war, persecution, the climate crisis, and other factors by the end of 2020, a record high that one internation...

 2021-06-20 14:06 

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'Pipehitters': There is nothing funny about Mike Pompeo's violent PAC recruitment ads...

America feels like it's stuck in a version of Bill Murray's classic 1993 film...

 2021-06-20 14:02 

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Clinical psychologist explains how to break the twisted bond between Trump and his supporters...

Manhattan's district attorney has convened the grand jury that will determine if charges should be brought against former President Donald Trump. The Boston Globe editorial board has stated that Trump should be criminally prosecuted. These development...

 2021-06-20 13:58 

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Could a human actually be engulfed by a whale? A marine biologist weighs in...

Last week, headlines about a humpback whale briefly "swallowing" a lobster diver in Cape Cod splashed across news outlets. "Diver describes being nearly swallowed by a humpback whale," CNN reported of the modern-day Jonah. "MA lobster ...

 2021-06-20 13:53 

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Watch: Ron Johnson booed for showing up a Juneteenth celebration after trying to block the holiday...

Controversial Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) received a cold welcome from constituents in Milwaukee on Saturday....

 2021-06-20 13:48 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott feels the heat: analysis...
 2021-06-20 13:46 

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Few cops who used force on George Floyd protesters faced discipline: analysis...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Last summer, ProPublica compiled 68 videos that appeared to show police officers using disproportionate forc...

 2021-06-20 13:43 

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Trump transcended class divisions between white people. GOP governors are inflaming them...

The idea that the Republicans are the party of the working class is now conventional wisdom among some members of the Washington press corps. That has bothered me for a variety of reasons, but I don't recall reporting the following annoyance. If the R...

 2021-06-20 13:39 

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Here are the damaging policies Betsy Devos left behind...

George W. Bush promised he would change American education with the No Child Left Behind Act. There are certainly significant problems with a system geared toward "teaching the test," as national educators pointed out from the beginning. Betsy DeV...

 2021-06-20 13:37 

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How a bipartisan infrastructure plan 'would facilitate a Wall Street takeover'...

Refusing to touch the 2017 GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, a bipartisan group of 21 senators is proposing a series of alternative infrastructure funding mechanisms that critics say amount to a thinly veiled scheme to privatize the nat...

 2021-06-20 13:32 

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'Not good signs for the Republican Party': GOP lawmakers have a problem with their own voters...

In a column for the Los Angeles Times, longtime political observer Doyle McManus pointed out that the Republican leadership is finding itself put into a corner by the more extreme elements in the party -- from far-right GOP lawmakers who excuse violence a...

 2021-06-20 12:48 

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Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights...

Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts LowellIt wasn't a dramatic expansion of religious rights not yet. But the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia's foster programs for...

 2021-06-20 12:09 

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Mo Brooks snared by local paper over Alabama's Confederate holidays — after he voted against Juneteenth...

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL, provided a reminder this week of why intellectually challenged politicians are best served by not trying to explain their votes.Brooks was one of just 14 Republicans to oppose the overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that made Juneteenth a...

 2021-06-20 11:23 

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Trump admin lawyers having trouble finding jobs post-Jan. 6 insurrection...

BREAKING NEWS: Saruman's orcs are having a hard time finding jobs in the new post-Mordor economy. Several Uruk-hai have applied for au pair positions in the Shire and been flatly refused. Who knows why? Might have something to do with their brazen att...

 2021-06-20 10:40 

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North Carolina GOP blasted by local paper for 'cheating voters out of their vote' with suppression bills...

Republicans in North Carolina were blasted for attempting to cheat in elections in a hard-hitting new editorial by the Winston-Salem Journal."A little context is in order. Over the years, Republican legislators in North Carolina have invested a consid...

 2021-06-19 23:40 

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Texas gov vetoes funding for state Legislature as punishment for Democrats' walkout on elections bill...
 2021-06-19 23:09 

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How Manchin's voting rights proposal puts GOP on defense...

After months of heartache over Democrats' signature voting rights bill, the For The People Act, progressives finally got a small but distinct glimmer of hope this week. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia detailed what he thinks should be included in th...

 2021-06-19 22:45 

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At least eight Royal Caribbean crew test positive for COVID-19 despite vaccinations...

At the start of the pandemic, multiple cruise lines made headlines for having passengers or crew members on board who tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the cruise lines were forced to either dock at the nearest port or delay their trips. The stru...

 2021-06-19 21:40 

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How Congress — and your wallet — subsidize the richest Americans...

ProPublica scored a fantastic scoop when it obtained and meticulously analyzed 15 years of raw income tax data on the wealthiest Americans. This leak of Internal Revenue Service records is by far the biggest and most important tax news in the 55 years tha...

 2021-06-19 21:29 

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Donald Trump and the new Lost Cause...

Lies are a denomination of power. The bigger the lie, the more power it represents. Right now in this country, we are being treated daily to the Big Lie that Donald Trump was the true winner of the presidential election of 2020, and the only reason he'...

 2021-06-19 20:30 

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When a grifter gets swindled: Former GOP chairman accused of stealing from Paul Manafort's PAC...

Former Colorado Republican Party chairman Ryan Call allegedly stole nearly $280,000 from a pro-Trump super PAC over the course of three years while he was the committee's treasurer, according to a newly filed complaint....

 2021-06-19 20:02 

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'Surreal' and 'distressing': Climate experts' dire predictions come true with US heatwave...

As what the National Weather Service described as "dangerous and record-breaking heat" affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to re...

 2021-06-19 18:51 

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Georgia GOP has a new voter suppression tactic: Here's how they are targeting Black election officials...

Republicans in the state of Georgia are making arduous efforts to further contribute to voter suppression across the state. In addition to enacting laws to make it more difficult for people of color to vote, they are now targeting Black election officials...

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