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 2021-05-05 14:17 

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Facebook board upholds ban on Donald Trump — for now...

An external oversight board created by Facebook has upheld the social media platform's decision to ban Donald Trump, saying on January 6 two of his posts...

 2021-05-05 14:08 

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'Fox & Friends' host mocks a 6th grade student for saying Biden is doing a better job than Trump...

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade interviewed three young students Wednesday morning about virtual learning while pushing his agenda that children should return to in-person learning immediately regardless of any potential consequences.Kilmea...

 2021-05-05 14:02 

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Trump may be gone — but state GOP lawmakers are still doing his bidding...

Its been months since former President Donald Trump survived a second impeachment attempt after inciting an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, but Republican lawmakers are still lashing out at their colleagues who voted in favor of Trump being impeached. A...

 2021-05-05 13:54 

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A 'whistleblower complaint' from 2019 may come back to haunt Mike Pompeo: report...

During his years in the White House, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a belligerent and combative Trump defender — angrily attacking anyone who dared to question former President Donald Trump. Pompeo, in 2019, was often mentioned as a possi...

 2021-05-05 12:59 

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Why infighting among Texas Republicans is a 'grim omen' for the GOP: report...

During the 2020 presidential election, Democrats were hoping that Texas was in play for Joe Biden. But then-President Donald Trump won the Lone Star State by 6%, which for Democrats, was an improvement over the major double-digit losses they typically suf...

 2021-05-05 12:28 

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Florida's Republican governor will make majority-Black district wait 280 days for new representation...

A month after Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings' death on April 6, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that the special election for Florida's 20th Congressional District would not take place until Jan. 11 of next year, meaning the seat...

 2021-05-05 12:26 

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Tennessee GOP lawmaker slammed by Dems and applauded by his own party for whitewashing the Three-Fifths compromise...

A Tennessee Republican lawmaker attempted to justify the Three-Fifths Compromise by falsely declaring that its purpose was to usher in the ending of slavery. According to the Associated Press, Rep. Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville, Tenn.) on Tuesday, May 4 pa...

 2021-05-05 12:08 

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Conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board slams House Republicans for efforts to 'purge Liz Cheney'...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has asked Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to tone down her criticisms of former President Donald Trump; instead, the arch-conservative GOP congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is sticking to her g...

 2021-05-05 11:30 

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Judge rules Kushner companies violated multiple laws in massive tenant dispute...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.It's been six years since Dionne Mont first saw her apartment at Fontana Village, a rental housing compl...

 2021-05-05 11:25 

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Local Texas Democratic party declines to accept resignation of chair who called US Sen Tim Scott an 'oreo'...

"Local Texas Democratic party declines to accept resignation of chair who called U.S. Sen Tim Scott an "oreo"" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages wi...

 2021-05-05 11:13 

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Ted Cruz uses bizarre Jason Bourne reference to mock the CIA's inclusive recruitment ad. It did not go well...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is being mocked on social media yet again for his latest blunder suggesting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had...

 2021-05-05 11:08 

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US climate envoy John Kerry says 'we just have to end' fossil fuel subsidies...

John Kerry, President Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, said Tuesday that...

 2021-05-05 11:04 

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Miami-Dade mayor pushes back on DeSantis after Florida governor suspends COVID safety measures...

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D) has responded to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' order suspending all state and local COVID-related safety measures and restrictions. According to CBS Miami, Cava has made it clear that DeSantis' order will not...

 2021-05-05 10:01 

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'It's a blog': Trump mercilessly mocked for his new 'Dollar Store Twitter' platform...

Donald Trump, the former president, on Tuesday launched what Fox News called a new "platform," but in reality, as many are saying, is just a blog. It even sounds like what blogs were called in the early days of the medium: From the Desk of Donald ...

 2021-05-05 01:39 

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Here's how to force Biden to cut the Pentagon's budget...

Imagine this scenario: A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declared,...

 2021-05-05 01:24 

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Israeli man trying to take over Palestinian home says 'If I don't steal it, someone else' will...

In what Palestinian observers and advocates call a glaring example of settler colonialism in action, a video circulating on social media this week shows a Palestinian woman confronting an Israeli man who admits he is trying to steal her family's home ...

 2021-05-05 00:25 

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Why Republicans are so obsessed with attack the 1619 Project...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., argued on Monday that the year 1619, widely thought of as the year the first African slaves were trafficked to what would become the U.S., is not especially noteworthy in the arc of U.S. history. "I think...

 2021-05-05 00:14 

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Paul Ryan can't save the GOP — he's still a huge part of the problem...

Republicans had a golden opportunity to finally kick Donald Trump to the curb after Jan. 6. Instead, the majority of elected Republicans, both in Congress and across the country, have stood by him. They've spent the last five months steamrolling over ...

 2021-05-04 23:30 

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America's 'forever prisoners': Biden actually has a chance to close Guantnamo...

The Guantnamo conundrum never seems to end.Twelve years ago, I had other expectations. I envisioned a writing project that I had no doubt would be part of my future: an account of Guantnamo's last 100 days. I expected to narrate in reverse, the episod...

 2021-05-04 22:56 

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How the right wing uses language as a weapon...

Right-wing operatives have recently mounted a campaign against the idea and practice of "wokeness." The word has the pretense of a neutral reference, but is increasingly used to debase and belittle the underlying meaning of anti-racism and anti-bi...

 2021-05-04 22:30 

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Here's what Liz Cheney is really aiming for...

United States Representative Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, must be banking on the notion that much can happen between now and 2022, and even more by 2024. Why else would she have gone out of her way last week to fist-bump President Joe Biden at ...

 2021-05-04 22:13 

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What Joe Biden doesn't understand about racism...

Last Friday, NBC's...

 2021-05-04 20:46 

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Trump's much-touted new media 'platform' lands with a thud...

Donald Trump, the former president, on Tuesday launched a new social media "platform" that is merely a message board that allows other people to post his thoughts to Twitter or Facebook. Currently, the "like" button does not work.Trump had...

 2021-05-04 20:39 

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New report reveals Trump's DOJ targeted academics who exposed the Bolivian coup regime...

Evo Morales' 13 years as president of Bolivia came to an end when, in 2019, he was removed from power via a coup. According to reporters Ken Klippenstein and Ryan Grim, e-mails that have been obtained by The Intercept and were sent during former Presi...

 2021-05-04 20:19 

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QAnon cultist businessman goes on Newsmax to say 'Trump is president' and JFK Jr. is his VP...

Far right wing cable channel Newsmax TV hosted a QAnon conspiracy theorist Monday night who told viewers Donald Trump is still president and his vice president is John F. Kennedy, Jr., who died in a tragic plane accident in 1999 at the age of 38.JFK, Jr. ...

 2021-05-04 19:59 

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Federal judge was 'lied to' by Trump's DOJ about Bill Barr's key decision in the Mueller probe...

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was a major source of frustration to Donald Trump during his presidency, sentencing two of his closest allies — veteran GOP operative Roger Stone and former 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort — to federal pri...

 2021-05-04 19:08 

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The tide is turning against conservatism as the failures of the greed-based ideology are exposed...

My friend and fellow New Havener Tom Krattenmaker has a new piece in USA Today worth amplifying, in my own modest way, but also worth setting in the larger context of ideological shifting taking place in the country. Tom argues that big profit-seeking cor...

 2021-05-04 18:51 

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A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned...

A federal appeals court has ruled that unless the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can prove that the pesticide chlorpyrifos is safe, it must be banned. The chemical, which has been widely used on agricultural crops for more than 50 years, has been l...

 2021-05-04 18:27 

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Kevin McCarthy reportedly gets caught on hot mic railing against Liz Cheney: 'I've had it'...

In light of how arch-conservative Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is, it's ironic to hear far-right Trump supporters describe her a RINO: Republican in Name Only. But Cheney, in the minds of former President Donald Trump's devotees, committed an unpard...

 2021-05-04 17:13 

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Disney rejects DeSantis mask order for Florida's theme parks...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) may have signed new legislation ending all COVID-related government mandates, restrictions and mask requirements but Disney is making it clear that their parks will not be following in the governor's footsteps. According ...

 2021-05-04 17:09 

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Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments...

"Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them —...

 2021-05-04 17:04 

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A GOP pundit attempted to downplay and whitewash the Capitol riot. It backfired big time...

A right-wing conservative pundit found himself at the center of criticism and controversy when he attempted to whitewash the deadly series of events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. According to The HuffPost, political commentator and Trump en...

 2021-05-04 16:50 

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Constitutional law professor points out the major flaw in GOP lawsuits against Biden's COVID-19 relief plan...

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law in March, some far-right Republicans in red states complained vehemently about a provision of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package: the provision that states that cannot us...

 2021-05-04 16:22 

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Tucker Carlson launches vaccine attack on 'creepy' Obama — and gets a taste of his own medicine...

When Fox News' Tucker Carlson leveled an attack on former President Barack Obama following his public service announcement about the COVID-19 vaccine, social media users were quick to turn the tables on him. According to The HuffPost, the former presi...

 2021-05-04 16:11 

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'We're hosting you': Washington Post reporter hits back at Josh Hawley after he accuses her of trying to 'cancel' him...

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has ridden the fake "cancel culture" wave for almost a year. He tried to do it again Tuesday morning but one Washington Post reporter was not having it.Hawley, blamed by many as one of the leaders of the January 6 a...

 2021-05-04 15:39 

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'Ticking every box': MSNBC's Chris Hayes breaks down how Biden managed to succeed where Trump failed miserably...

MSNBC's Chris Hayes took some time to explain how President Joe Biden has managed to succeed in his first 100 days where former President Donald Trump failed. On Monday, May 3, the primetime host discussed the stark contrasts between Biden and Trump. ...

 2021-05-04 15:27 

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Why Trump is delusional to think that a 'weird little' voting 'glitch' in a New Hampshire town means he won the state...

Half a year after the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump and many of his sycophants refuse to accept the fact that now-President Joe Biden won 306 electoral votes and defeated him by more than 7 million in the popular vote. This mon...

 2021-05-04 15:11 

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'Tit for tat with Russia not good': Private undisclosed emails leaked from the Mueller Investigation...

Private, previously undisclosed emails in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into former President Donald Trump have now come to light. On Monday, May 3, Buzzfeed News and CNN received a cache that included more than 300 pa...

 2021-05-04 14:36 

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'We need to act': Biden's defense secretary explains why climate change is an 'existential' national security threat...

During his four years in the White House, former President Donald Trump was an outspoken climate change denier — loudly voicing his unwavering support for fossil fuels over green energy. But President Joe Biden and his administration acknowledge cli...

 2021-05-04 14:02 

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Leaked data reveals a surprising fact about who funds the Proud Boys...

According to a report from USA Today, the Proud Boys were the recipients of a flood of donations after they were involved in Washington, D.C. street skirmishes in late December -- just weeks before the Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection.Of note, the reports st...

 2021-05-04 13:52 

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'Unquenchable thirst for Fox News appearances': Josh Hawley's hometown paper slams vote against anti-hate crime bill...

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate seldom agree on much these days, but recently, a wide range of senators voted in favor of an anti-hate crimes bill — that is, everyone except Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. And the Kansas City Star's e...

 2021-05-04 13:32 

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Devastating supercut shows Republicans crawling back to Trump after blasting him for inciting MAGA mob...

The January 6th mob attack on the United States Capitol building briefly pushed Republican lawmakers to publicly criticize former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the riot.However, as a CNN supercut video that aired on Tuesday showed, Repub...

 2021-05-04 13:21 

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Democrats bankrolled by Big Pharma are refusing to back COVID vaccine patent waiver...

The leading Democratic recipients of pharmaceutical industry cash in Congress are refusing to endorse calls for a temporary suspension of patents for coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics, an indication of Big Pharma's influence as it lobbies aggressi...

 2021-05-04 13:10 

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'Aren't you embarrassed?': Conservative explains why Romney's question is wildly appropriate for 'crazy' GOP...

When Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah was loudly booed by fellow Republicans at a Utah GOP event, he asked the crowd,...

 2021-05-04 13:06 

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'Out of touch' Mitch McConnell is 'stunned' that CEOs are ignoring the GOP on culture war issues...

During an MSNBC discussion on corporations taking stances on hot button political issues that don't align with Republican Party beliefs, contributor Eugene Robinson told...

 2021-05-04 12:53 

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'Tells you a lot': George Conway explains why Trump's former lawyer is in deep legal trouble...

'Tells you a lot': George Conway explains why Trump's former lawyer is in deep legal trouble...

 2021-05-04 12:18 

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CNN's Chris Cuomo corners Rick Santorum over Native American comments...

Rick Santorum had to answer for his offensive remarks about Native Americans when he appeared on CNN and primetime host Chris Cuomo refused to let him live it down. On Monday, May 3, Santorum was asked about his remarks as Cuomo noted that it "seemed ...

 2021-05-04 10:30 

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Joe Manchin says his 'better judgment' was a 'bipartisan' COVID bill — but Biden 'wants to show strength'...

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, says he knows President Joe Biden is "trying to bring everybody together" but he disagreed with the new leader of the free world who worked hard and acted fast to get relief t...

 2021-05-04 10:24 

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Fox News 'The Five' says Biden is an 'anti-vaxxer' and Trump was 'ahead of the science' on masks...

Co-hosts on Fox News'...

 2021-05-04 10:18 

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'They are trying to frame me': Rudy Giuliani goes off the deep end in new interview...

Former Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says federal investigators...

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