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 2021-09-16 10:30 

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Anti-yoga Republican who endorsed Roy Moore in 2017 eyes primary bid against governor of Alabama...

Businessman Tim James, who came in a very close third during the 2010 Republican primary, confirmed Wednesday that he was thinking about waging an intra-party campaign against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and would decide by the end of the year. James is the son...

 2021-09-16 10:26 

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Republicans demand the debt ceiling be raised — and promise to block Democratic attempts to do so...

The nation is now used to seeing political standoffs whenever the time again comes to raise the now-infamous "debt ceiling." The nation is also generally aware of the dynamic that plays out each time the United States needs to raise the artificial...

 2021-09-16 10:23 

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'Just as flawed': Sen. Whitehouse questions FBI probe of Kavanaugh after failed Larry Nassar investigation...

Talk about perfect timing. During a hearing on the FBI's mishandling of allegations against Larry Nassar, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse raised questions about whether the Nassar investigation was the only FBI case that was bungled. Whitehouse used the inves...

 2021-09-16 10:14 

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New climate analysis highlights near total global failure to meet 1.5C targets...

A new analysis reveals a near total global failure of governments to have climate action and targets on track for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.Released Wednesday by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), the assess...

 2021-09-16 10:06 

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Kavanaugh probe must be reopened after FBI allegedly ignored thousands of tips about him: ex-federal prosecutor...

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner is demanding an investigation into the FBI after it was revealed that there were 4500 complaints filed against then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh that went ignored and were merely handed over to the White House. The Guard...

 2021-09-16 09:59 

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How anti-vaxxers co-opt sciences to spread disinformation...

Since the covid pandemic struck, Americans have been exposed to scientific information at an unprecedented rate. While such availability of science is a welcome development, the news is not all good. Given the nature of science and academic research, even...

 2021-09-16 09:58 

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'Don't go condemning': Pope gives a warning to US Bishops over attacks against Biden...

Pope Francis is offered up strong criticism against America's conservative bishops for their attacks against President Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, over his stance on abortion. The Roman Catholic Church opposes abortion, among many other acts, but U....

 2021-09-16 01:33 

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The Supreme Court suffers a major blow to its reputation...

Just over a third of all Americans support the Supreme Court's conduct, with nearly half saying they don't support the court, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday. The figures mark the Supreme Court's...

 2021-09-16 01:24 

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The predictable logic behind North Korea's latest missile provocation...

by Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts UniversityThe firing off of two long-range missiles by North Korea shows that rather than being unpredictable, the isolationist state is quite the opposite.Announced on Sept. 13, 2021, the testing of the cruise missiles which repor...

 2021-09-16 00:53 

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Sanders holds the line against right-wing Democrats trying to cut Biden's spending bill...

Pushing back against conservative Democrats' attempts to shrink the Build Back Better Act's price tag, Sen. Bernie Sanders reiterated Tuesday night that anything less than $3.5 trillion is unacceptable.Asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper how the si...

 2021-09-16 00:16 

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3 House Democrats under fire for blocking plan to lower drug prices...

Update:The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday failed to adopt Democrats' plan to let Medicare broadly negotiate prescription drug prices after three Democrats—Reps. Kathleen Rice of New York, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Scott Pete...

 2021-09-15 23:50 

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Roger Stone interrupted during radio interview to get served papers for Capitol riot lawsuit...

Notorious GOP dirty-trickster and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone had a radio interview interrupted by a process server.Audio of the event was posted to Twitter by former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski....

 2021-09-15 23:09 

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The California recall victory shows Democrats the path forward against Trumpism...

Despite the polls looking hairy for a few weeks over the summer, Wednesday morning brought relieving news as California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom crushed a well-financed recall effort. Republicans had seen Newsom as a soft target ever since he wa...

 2021-09-15 22:40 

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Larry Elder throws Trump under the bus in the end...

I think the GOP must have read Dartagnan's article, because ridiculously claiming every election they lose is rigged was never going to work. Engaging in conspiracy theories simply highlights how pathetic they are, and encourages their own supporters ...

 2021-09-15 21:56 

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'Misinformation killed her': Bride who bought into vaccine infertility myth dies of COVID...

Another woman is dead after buying into myths about the COVID-19 vaccine.NBC News reported on Samantha Wendell, who was going to have her dream wedding on Aug. 21, instead, she ended up in the hospital, dying from the deadly virus.Her fianc, Austin Eskew,...

 2021-09-15 21:27 

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'Wasted so much time': Trinidad health minister slams Nicki Minaj for bogus vaccine claims...

Everyone from Dr. Anthony Fauci to MSNBC's Joy Reid has been responding to rap star Nicki Minaj's anti-vaxxer claims — and now, the government of Trinidad & Tobago is weighing in as well.Minaj claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine had caused the...

 2021-09-15 20:16 

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A new book's troubling revelations make Mike Pence look much worse than originally thought...

In their forthcoming book...

 2021-09-15 19:47 

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'They're gonna kill me': MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launches into a paranoid rant about the government...

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell defended his appallingly bad and debunked three-hour election conspiracy theory...

 2021-09-15 19:29 

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There's only one reasonable response to the GOP losers who undermine democracy...

Larry Elder was the leading GOP candidate in California's recall election Tuesday. The talk-show host lost by a mile. He conceded last night, but not before raising doubts about the election's legitimacy. As the Editorial Board's Lindsay Beyer...

 2021-09-15 19:10 

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'Wait times can now be measured in days': How non-COVID patients are paying the price for the Delta surge...

This was first published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.What first struck Nathaniel Osborn when he and his wife took their son, Seth, to t...

 2021-09-15 18:28 

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Jen Psaki fires back at GOP attacks on Gen. Milley by saying Trump was 'fomenting an insurrection'...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was bombarded by at least six reporters wanting to know if President Joe Biden has confidence in General Mark Milley, after news about a soon-to-be published book claims the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff durin...

 2021-09-15 18:05 

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Viral montage reveals 'despicable' GOP history of rape comments: 'This is the Republican Party'...

When a reporter recently asked Gov. Greg Abbott to address the fact that Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law makes no exception for rape or incest victims, his bizarre response was that the law doesn't punish rape victims because Texas will...

 2021-09-15 17:43 

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McKayla Maroney reveals FBI agent's horrifying question after she reported Larry Nassar's sexual abuse...

Star athletes from the USA Gymnastics team, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday on the circumstances that allowed disgraced Olympic doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abu...

 2021-09-15 17:38 

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'Unacceptable': CA poll worker dismissed after viral photo showed him clad in head-to-toe 'Trump 2020' gear...

A poll worker in West Hollywood, Calif., was pulled from a poll center after a photo of his attire picked up steam on social media.According to Fox LA, the now-viral photo of the poll worker was uploaded to Twitter by a user named @Frank_K_Santoyo. The ma...

 2021-09-15 17:03 

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Fox News promotes 'no politics public school' that 'encourages' parents to obtain a vaccination waiver...

"Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy on Wednesday promoted a Colorado school that uses what one of its co-founders told Fox News is an "innovative approach" for funding since its application to establish a charter school was denied.Merit Ac...

 2021-09-15 16:57 

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West Virginia governor implores residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19: 'A bunch of' patients 'will die'...

West Virginia, a deep red state that former President Donald Trump carried by 39% in the 2020 presidential election, has more than its share of anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers and coronavirus deniers — and the state is being hit hard by the United States...

 2021-09-15 16:52 

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Capitol Police officer reported by friend 'of 40 years' after disclosing lawmakers' secret location on Jan. 6...

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been accused of disclosing the location he evacuated lawmakers to during the January 6th insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. According to The Miami Herald, a special agent for USCP's Protective Services Bureau is now fa...

 2021-09-15 16:36 

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'A colossal miscalculation': Conservatives explain how Trumpism failed the GOP in California...

Gov. Gavin Newsom has not only survived the California recall election — he survived by a landslide. With roughly 70% of the votes counted, CNN reported that California voters had decided, by about 28%, not to recall Newsom. Some Never Trump conserv...

 2021-09-15 16:04 

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New York in 2050: How a flood-prone metropolis could win the battle against climate change...

The 2020s were lean years in New York, as elsewhere. But the city's 2022 lawsuit against the Big Five—Chevron, BP, Shell, Exxon, and ConocoPhillips—picked up where their 2018 lawsuit had failed, seeking to defray the skyrocketing costs of ...

 2021-09-15 15:21 

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How 'confrontational Christian nationalists' are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report...

Not all Christians are extremist anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers or coronavirus deniers who encourage churchgoers to put themselves at risk of being killed by COVID-19. But the lunatic fringe of Christianity — the far-right Christian nationalist movement...

 2021-09-15 15:10 

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Right-wing commissioner snaps after reporter points out her anti-vaccine resolution is toothless: 'That is treasonous'...

This week, an anti-mask county commissioner in western Michigan suggested President Joe Biden would be committing treason if he implemented vaccine mandates, when confronted by local reporters from Fox 17 News.Muskegon County Commissioners on Tuesday afte...

 2021-09-15 14:59 

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Democrat says GOP lawmaker Madison Cawthorn brought weapon to school board meeting...

A Democratic candidate running against Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) claims the freshman congressman brought a weapon to a school board meeting, according to Citizen Times.On Monday, September 13, Jay Carey took to Twitter with a photo of Cawthorn attend...

 2021-09-15 14:39 

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Climate inaction leaves majority of young people believing humanity is 'doomed'...

Amidst a sharp increase in deadly wildfires and flooding, increasingly violent storms, and extreme heat, new research published Tuesday found that refusal by governments to act on the climate emergency is causing a widespread sense of hopelessness and eco...

 2021-09-15 14:32 

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'Lying a lot': CNN fact checker busts Trump spokesperson's false election 'fraud' claims attacking Democrats...

The current spokesperson for the former president is being criticized for "lying a lot" after she posted false statements about the California recall election, which failed Tuesday night. Voters by an overwhelming majority clearly chose to retain ...

 2021-09-15 13:57 

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FBI Director Wray faces ' ew scrutiny' over Kavanaugh investigation: report...

When then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford — a psychology professor at Palo Alto University — in 2018, the FBI conducted an investigation. But Kavanaugh's critics argued t...

 2021-09-15 13:23 

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Democrats propose 'TEXAS Act' to allow $10,000 bounties for sexual predators...

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for $10,000 bounties to be put on the heads of rapists in Texas following the state's passing of its controversial anti-abortion law.Now, Democratic lawmakers in other states are running with th...

 2021-09-15 12:55 

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'It's crazy': Conservative New Hampshire lawmaker leaves GOP for Democratic party over anti-vaxxer 'extremists'...

Countless Republicans, terrified of the MAGA movement, have been afraid to criticize anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers — even though the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has killed more than 4.6 million people world...

 2021-09-15 11:36 

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'A jaw-dropping level of cynicism': Washington Post editorial board says DeSantis has reached an all-time low...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is displaying "a jaw-dropping level of cynicism" with his ongoing efforts to rail against COVID-19 mitigation guidelines, according to the Washington Post editorial board. On Tuesday, September 15, the publication rel...

 2021-09-15 10:29 

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Log Cabin Republicans go full MAGA with Melania and a Mar-a-Lago event...

Melania Trump will attend the Log Cabin Republicans' annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner in November, where the gay GOP group will give the former First Lady an award. The move is being seen by some as a further attempt by Mrs. Trump to appear pro-LGBTQ, ...

 2021-09-15 10:29 

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DOJ files for an emergency order to block the Texas abortion ban...

The U.S. Dept. of Justice late Tuesday night asked a federal judge to block Texas from implementing Republican Governor Greg Abbott's near-total ban on abortion, saying prohibiting the law from taking effect is...

 2021-09-15 01:38 

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National security attorney shuts down Trump's claim that Gen. Milley committed 'treason'...

A top national security attorney is pushing back against Donald Trump's false claim that Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff committed...

 2021-09-15 01:21 

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The deaths in Afghanistan that the media forgets...

As the mainstream press spent this past weekend once again ensuring that Americans never forget the fear and anger of 9/11 which prompted 20 years of war, 10 of the latest victims of 9/11 were being wiped from historical memory. Just two weeks before the ...

 2021-09-15 00:52 

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The California recall is a microcosm of what has become the GOP's strategy of trickery...

The stakes of the California recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom couldn't be higher. Voting, either by mail or in person, ends Tuesday, and if Newsom is recalled, the bluest state in the country will not just have a Republican governor, bu...

 2021-09-15 00:29 

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Arizona Republicans' attempt to hide so-called 'audit' documents from the public goes down in flames...

Republicans in Arizona were blocked by the state's supreme court from concealing documents about the controversial audit....

 2021-09-15 00:12 

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'Absolutely terrifying': CNN's Jake Tapper reacts in horror to new revelations about Trump and Capitol riots...

CNN host Jake Tapper on Tuesday reacted with horror after reporter Jamie Gangel broke down new details from the new bombshell book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.While appearing on Tapper's show, Gangel explained the crucia...

 2021-09-14 23:42 

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Trump's unique brand of American fascism is still haunting us...

Donald Trump was no ordinary conservative American president. Far from it. But how should we describe his presidency and the Make America Great Again political movement he spawned? Is it sufficient to refer to Trump and his MAGA supporters as anti-democra...

 2021-09-14 23:09 

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The crisis of right-wing lawlessness that no one is talking about...

So, again, with feeling: Anti-vaccine GOP leaders are lawless. Their followers are often criminal. (I mean this literally.) I'm going to keep repeating myself no matter how many times they claim to be...

 2021-09-14 22:43 

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Republicans show signs that they've given up on elections...

On Monday, Republican recall hopeful Larry Elder refused to say whether he would accept defeat if he failed to unseat Democratic incumbent Gavin Newsom. The far-right radio host urged his supporters to go to the StopCAFraud website to report election voti...

 2021-09-14 22:35 

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We made a key mistake before COVID-19 came — but we can fix it before the next pandemic...

The House of Representatives just took a much-needed first step in preparing for the next pandemic. The Energy and Commerce Committee announced that the Build Back Better Act will include $15 billion for pandemic preparedness. This modest investment -- le...

 2021-09-14 21:44 

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GOP senator demands top Biden officials resign — and threatens to block nominees until they do...

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), best known as the...

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