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 2021-05-06 20:41 

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Republicans want to expand the Arizona audit — but DOJ may shut it down...

Arizona's Republican-led Senate is looking to expand its post-election audit of 2.1 million ballots in the state's most populous county, while Arizona's Democratic secretary of state and the U.S. Department of Justice appeared headed to federa...

 2021-05-06 20:00 

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Journalist argues that Liz Cheney 'helped create' the 'monster' she's now fighting...

In 2021, arch-conservative Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has often found herself being praised by an unlikely combination of liberals, progressives, Democrats and Never Trump conservatives while being lambasted by former President Donald Trump and his devote...

 2021-05-06 19:37 

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Former DOJ official says Bill Barr now faces a potential 'criminal investigation' after judge's revelation...

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the federal judge who gave prison sentences to two of former President Donald Trump's close allies — his 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort and veteran GOP operative Roger Stone — was highly critical of former U....

 2021-05-06 19:24 

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Christian outlet reporter gets outraged because Biden didn't include the word 'God' in statement...

David Brody, a political analyst for Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), is getting criticized for attacking President Joe Biden's National Day of Prayer Proclamation. Brody, a Trump acolyte, slammed the proclamation because it d...

 2021-05-06 18:41 

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The GOP is falling into mass delusion — and the time is coming for Biden to call McConnell's bluff...

Something I have learned since taking up national politics as a vocation is that most people won't see what's happening even as what's happening is happening right in front of them. There's just something about the human mind that won'...

 2021-05-06 18:17 

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Joe Biden faces the return of a recurring nightmare...

Many of us have had a recurring nightmare. You know the one. In a fog between sleeping and waking, you're trying desperately to escape from something awful, some looming threat, but you feel paralyzed. Then, with great relief, you suddenly wake up, co...

 2021-05-06 17:59 

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Missouri Democrats are looking to win big in the 2022 primaries...

A Democratic comeback appears to be in the making in Missouri. It is no secret that Republican leaders and lawmakers in the state have been plagued with ongoing issues. Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) has been at the center of sexual misconduct all...

 2021-05-06 17:55 

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Mitch McConnell gets blasted by his alma mater for downplaying role of slavery in US history...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was blasted by his alma mater, the University of Louisville, for his comments about the importance of slavery in American history.The Kentucky Republican was asked Monday at a university event about the New York Time...

 2021-05-06 17:37 

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Analysis busts Ron DeSantis claim that Florida is 'leading the way' on pandemic recovery...

On Monday, May 3, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order ending COVID-19-related restrictions in his state — declaring,...

 2021-05-06 17:05 

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George Conway wonders if Giuliani was dropped 'on his head' and warns he's 'going to go through some things'...

Conservative attorney George Conway is warning former Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani he may be...

 2021-05-06 16:59 

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Trump spawned a new group of mega-donors who now hold sway over the GOP's future...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Wesley Barnett was just as surprised as anyone to learn from news reports that the Jan. 6 Trump rally that t...

 2021-05-06 16:49 

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GOP rep demands Republican lawmakers address officers' concerns about downplaying the US Capitol insurrection...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is taking aim at Republican leaders and lawmakers who downplayed the severity of the deadly U.S. Capitol riots. According to Talking Points Memo, Kinzinger's ire stems from a letter penned by Michael Fanone, an officer wit...

 2021-05-06 16:42 

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Trump's former Navy secretary spent 'about $2.4 million in air travel': report...

Three months into Joe Biden's presidency, many Republicans are complaining that his ambitious economic recovery program will greatly increase the United States' federal deficit — which is not something they were worried about when former Pre...

 2021-05-06 16:04 

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'Tyranny': Liz Cheney's likely replacement says Twitter suspensions are 'unconstitutional'...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the most-likely the next Chair of the House Republican Conference after embattled Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), who has served in that role for the past two years, is getting pushed out fast.House Republicans want Che...

 2021-05-06 15:59 

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Trump's election lies may cost Republicans the House in 2022: former GOP pollster...

If the presidencies of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are any indication, President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee need to think long and hard about the 2022 midterms. Obama, Reagan and Clinton are three examples of U.S. pre...

 2021-05-06 15:55 

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'Great humanitarian' Caitlyn Jenner blasted for complaining homeless people are forcing private plane owners to move...

Caitlyn Jenner's interview on Fox News'...

 2021-05-06 15:49 

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Former Republican governor slams her party as an unhinged 'cult'...

Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, still a Republican, infuriated Trump supporters when she endorsed now-President Joe Biden over then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election — and she continued to lament the Trumpificat...

 2021-05-06 15:46 

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Economist Paul Krugman explains why Biden's ambitious 'family plan' offers 'big returns' for the US...

For decades, far-right social conservatives in the Republican Party have been declaring the GOP to be the party of "family values" and claiming that Democrats are anti-family. Liberal economist and long-time New York Times columnist Paul Krugman v...

 2021-05-06 15:43 

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Hypocrisy at its best: GOPers are lauding the pandemic relief they unanimously voted against...

As Democrats worked to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, Republicans did everything in their diminished power to block the much-needed bill. But despite their deep criticism of Biden's Democrat-backed bill, many of ...

 2021-05-06 14:28 

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Arizona election auditors now dissecting ballots for bamboo fiber to placate wild conspiracy theory...

Arizona election auditors are now conducting a probe into allegations surrounding bamboo fibers allegedly found on thousands of votes. According to Law & Crime, the already-perplexing circumstances surrounding the Maricopa County audit just got even weird...

 2021-05-06 14:13 

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'That's not normal': DeSantis signs voter suppression bill into law — bars all local news but gives Fox 'exclusive'...

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis Thursday morning signed a voter suppression bill into law that massively restricts access to the ballot box, following the lead of Georgia GOP Governor Brian Kemp. DeSantis, a Trump acolyte rumored to be a possible...

 2021-05-06 14:09 

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'History is watching': Liz Cheney warns fellow Republicans have declared war on the Constitution itself...

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is the third highest ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, but that is likely to change because of her relentless criticism of former President Donald Trump — who she blames for the January 6 assault on ...

 2021-05-06 12:28 

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Watch: Brutal supercut exposes Republicans who pushed back against Trump — before falling back in line...

A new supercut leveled an attack at Republican lawmakers who condemned former President Donald Trump's actions amid the U.S. Capitol riots and then pivoted to embrace him. According to The Huff Post, on Tuesday, May 4, the montage was featured on CNN&...

 2021-05-06 11:52 

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Watch: Joe Manchin goes down in flames when confronted with McConnell's pledge to totally obstruct Biden...

On Wednesday, in discussion with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) talked about his reverence for the Senate and his conviction that its existing rules can be used to forge compromise — but grew evasive and resistant when Cuomo reminded...

 2021-05-06 11:34 

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'Reminiscing about attempted coups': AOC trolls Ted Cruz's photo with Trump at Mar-a-Lago...

When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) posted a photo of his visit to former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago luxury golf community, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wasted no time firing back to mock their meeting. On Tuesday, May 4, Cruz shared the ...

 2021-05-06 11:04 

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Ukraine prosecutor reveals he was likely ousted for refusing to launch Hunter Biden probe...

The former top Ukrainian prosecutor believes he was ousted last year over his refusal to open an investigation into Hunter Biden; an investigation Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's aide ensured would be opened following former President Donald ...

 2021-05-06 09:56 

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Nikki Haley is spreading myths for white people that cover up the truth of her own personal history...

White fragility is real. Whatever else you think about educator Robin DiAngelo, she has correctly identified one of the most persistent and pernicious phenomena of 21st-century American life, the discomfort and defensiveness white people feel when they ar...

 2021-05-06 01:33 

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As India gasps to breathe, Modi abdicates responsibility...

The COVID-19 pandemic continues its brutal march across India. Figures of new infections reached 355,828 on May 3—which accounted for more than 62 percent of the world's new infections on that day. As hospitals run out of beds, ICU capacity, and...

 2021-05-06 01:22 

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GOP secretary of state slams fellow Republicans for attempting Arizona 'recount'...

In a rare move, Washington's Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman blasted her own party's move in Arizona to...

 2021-05-06 00:58 

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Joe Biden is a devoted Catholic — but he highlights deep divisions in the church...

by Steven P. Millies, Catholic Theological UnionPresident Joe Biden is the highest-profile and most powerful lay Catholic in American life today but he also holds policy views that diverge from many Catholic bishops. And that is causing some problems.The ...

 2021-05-05 23:34 

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Why Mitch McConnell is about to destroy the GOP...

Nobody's asking,...

 2021-05-05 22:49 

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Mike Pompeo's bizarre story of a woman at the CIA inspires hilarious mockery...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a 2024 GOP presidential hopeful, weighed in on the latest far right outrage, that the CIA is seeking diverse candidates. Pompeo, who served as CIA Director before Trump moved him to Foggy Bottom, insisted that h...

 2021-05-05 22:25 

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Study warns of 'rapid and unstoppable' sea-level rise if world misses Paris climate targets...

A new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature warns that if the world's governments fail to meet warming targets set by the Paris climate accord, sea level rise from the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will accelerate at a...

 2021-05-05 21:58 

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Trump doesn't get to vomit lies on Facebook — but freedom of speech is intact...

After Donald Trump incited an insurrection on Jan. 6 that led to the trashing of the U.S. Capitol, the deaths of multiple people, and the delay — though not the cancellation he sought — of the certification of Joe Biden's election as presi...

 2021-05-05 20:59 

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Trump-appointed judge rules against CDC moratorium on pandemic evictions...

Delivering another blow to people across the United States still struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic and related economic crisis, a Trump-appointed federal judge on Wednesday vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

 2021-05-05 20:55 

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The real reason right-wingers hate vaccines...

"Go get vaccinated, America," the president urged the nation last Wednesday in his State of the Union address. Joe Biden had a lot of good news to report to the US Congress on the COVID vaccination effort: 220 million shots have been administered ...

 2021-05-05 20:03 

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Biden sparked outrage calling Jan. 6 'the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War' — he was right...

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden called the January 6 insurrection "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War." This is an apt comparison. The insurrection was the worst attack on our democracy s...

 2021-05-05 19:30 

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'A sense of fear': Trump's inner circle is reportedly spooked they might be next after Giuliani raid...

The Manhattan home and office of Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and a personal attorney for former President Donald Trump, were recently raided by federal investigators for the U.S. Department of Justice. A CNN report found that those April ...

 2021-05-05 19:04 

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Sen. Tim Scott set a trap — then both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris fell into it...

Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate. In that role, like other Black conservatives, Scott is a professional...

 2021-05-05 18:38 

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How to take on the power of American dynasties...

I follow the thinking of a handful of conservative-but-honest writers. Nearly all think infrastructure investments are wise. That would be good for business. Whatever's good for business is ipso facto good. What they quibble with is cost. How on earth...

 2021-05-05 18:07 

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Biden-era reunions of migrant families marks dramatic departure from Trump's 'cruel' separation policy: report...

So far, Joe Biden's presidency has marked a return to the U.S./Mexico border policy of the Obama years. Biden and others in his administration have stressed that border security is a priority but firmly rejected the widely criticized policy of separat...

 2021-05-05 17:59 

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Observers of election audit in Arizona were required to sign NDAs: report...

Volunteers who observed the Republican-backed audit in Maricopa County, Ariz., were required to sign non-disclosure agreements, according to ABC-15.The publication reports that the terms of the agreement, provided by Cyber Ninjas, Inc., require volunteers...

 2021-05-05 17:38 

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Nikki Haley slammed for claiming 'kids don't see color' after saying she was bullied...

2024 GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley is once again under fire. Once seen by some as a stalwart who held to her beliefs regardless of political consequence, the former South Carolina governor and former Trump UN Ambassador has flip-flopped on nearly e...

 2021-05-05 17:20 

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Rocket debris from China's space launch is on its way back to Earth — and scientists have no idea where it will fall...

A large piece of space debris is expected to make an unexpected re-entry back into the Earth's atmosphere and scientists are raising concerns about the large amount of rubble and where it will end up. According to CBS News, the debris, which is leftov...

 2021-05-05 17:10 

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Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. torches Republican lawmakers for going after Cheney to 'keep one person in Florida happy'...

Lieutenant Gov. of Georgia, Geoff Duncan (R) is firing back at Republicans who are seeking to censure Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for telling the truth about former President Donald Trump.According to Talking Points Memo, Duncan defended the embattled House ...

 2021-05-05 17:02 

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Why Amy Coney Barrett's 'brand of conservatism' has changed the Supreme Court more than Brett Kavanaugh: legal analyst...

Although Donald Trump went down in history as a one-term president when he was voted out of office in 2020, he accomplished something that the United States' last two one-term presidents—Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican George H.W. Bush &mda...

 2021-05-05 16:27 

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Here's the insidious reason Liz Cheney angers Republicans...

The biggest news in Washington continues to be Liz Cheney's ongoing refusal to bend the knee to the former president and formally repudiate her inexplicable fealty to the truth. It's one thing to be investigated by the FBI for paying for sex with ...

 2021-05-05 16:02 

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Legal experts mock Republican activist for asking the Supreme Court to 'overturn' Trump's Facebook ban...

On Wednesday, May 5, former President Donald Trump and his supporters suffered a major disappointment when Facebook announced that the suspension of his account would continue. One of those sycophants is GOP activist and Turning Point USA co-founder Charl...

 2021-05-05 15:31 

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A 'subset' of liberals and progressives don't want to ease any COVID-19 restrictions: journalist...

Many articles published by The Atlantic have addressed COVID-19 denial among Republicans, including former President Donald Trump. But Emma Green, in article published by The Atlantic on May 4, describes another extreme: liberals and progressives who don&...

 2021-05-05 15:23 

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Republican Lauren Boebert threatens legal action against a parody website — and it quickly blows up in her face...

A group looking to defeat GOP Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is auctioning off the logo to her gun-themed restaurant after discovering she let the business's state and federal trademarks lapse, Colorado Politics reports. The group decided to auction off...

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