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 2021-09-14 17:22 

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'Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer': Texas GOP website hacked over new abortion ban...

The Texas Republican Party's website is back up after being penetrated and commandeered over the weekend by hacktivist group Anonymous, who used the site to protest the state's embattled abortion ban. According to the Dallas Morning News, members ...

 2021-09-14 17:01 

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Top military advisor secretly had defense officials take an oath blocking Trump from launching nukes without his OK...

General Mark Milley, President Donald Trump's top military adviser and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assembled senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center two days after the January 6 insurrection, telling ...

 2021-09-14 16:34 

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Idaho senator blasted for his 'nutters' questioning of Antony Blinken during Afghanistan hearing: 'Full-on Q'...

On Tuesday, September 14, Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho was among the senators who questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan. Risch is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Com...

 2021-09-14 16:19 

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'Totally fed up': Florida Trump voter slams DeSantis for acting like a 'dictator' and endangering public health...

On Tuesday, writing to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Patrick Bennett of Dade City, a self-described conservative who voted for former President Donald Trump twice, proclaimed he was...

 2021-09-14 16:11 

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'The president speaks for himself': Blinken shuts down GOP senator claiming someone has 'a button' to silence Biden...

During a September 14 hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho — a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — aggressively questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken. And Risch...

 2021-09-14 15:10 

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How Steve Bannon is using 'homeschooling moms' to push his far-right MAGA agenda: report...

Steve Bannon has a long history of promoting the homeschooling movement. Back in 2010 — seven years before he became White House chief strategist in the Trump Administration — Bannon and his ally David N. Bossie pushed homeschooling in their d...

 2021-09-14 14:18 

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George Will reveals the disturbing reason why Trump's GOP turned against conservatives...

George Will lamented that the Republican Party no longer had room for conservatives like himself, and he offered a disturbing explanation for that dynamic.The Washington Post columnist appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's...

 2021-09-14 14:13 

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Madison Cawthorn crashes school board mask mandate meeting to attack Democratic governor...

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) Monday night attended the Henderson County, North Carolina school board meeting on mask mandates and was one of about 20 people who addressed its members but instead of focusing his remarks on the evening's topic of m...

 2021-09-14 13:51 

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At least 4 candidates challenging Gavin Newsom have expressed 'some level of support' for QAnon: report...

On Tuesday, September 14, voters in California will decide whether they want to keep Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom or replace him with someone else — and the leading Republican candidate is Larry Elder, a far-right talk radio host, conspiracy theoris...

 2021-09-14 13:48 

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Unvaccinated conservative pastor who successfully sued Colorado over mask mandates dies of COVID-19...

A conservative pastor who adamantly opposed mask mandates and vaccinations to combat the spread of COVID-19 has died from complications of the virus. On Monday, September 13, Fred Williams, who co-hosts on the conservative radio show The Real Science, con...

 2021-09-14 12:48 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Joe Manchin over 'that young lady' comment: 'Weird, patronizing behavior'...

The progressive and centrist wings of the Democratic Party continue having testy policy debates — and this tension is evident in the war of words between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia over infra...

 2021-09-14 11:23 

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Judge strikes down DeSantis' anti-protest law...

In the fight to strip their constituents of their right to protest, Republican governors in states throughout the country have been pushing legislation to criminalize protesting. Well, a federal judge said I don't think so on Thursday to Florida Gov. ...

 2021-09-14 11:18 

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Idaho Republicans pushed their state into a COVID crisis. Now it's spreading over state borders...

Here's a nicely written little story from The New York Times about how the state of Idaho's near-complete incompetence at dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in adjacent Washington State hospitals having to pick up the slack. Northern ...

 2021-09-14 11:14 

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn takes his COVID-19 circus to other districts...

If you decide to hop in a car from North Carolina's 11th Congressional district where Republican wanker Rep. Madison Cawthorn does next to nothing and travel across the Tar Heel State to Johnston County, it'll take you about five hours—give ...

 2021-09-14 10:30 

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All hell breaks loose at congressional hearing after GOP lawmaker accuses Tony Blinken of treason...

A congressional hearing on the withdrawal from Afghanistan devolved into shouting and chaos on Monday when Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) accused Secretary of State Anthony Blinken of committing treason and then refused to let him respond.Mast started his questio...

 2021-09-14 10:21 

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Capitol Police arrest man with a machete and white supremacist symbols on his truck near DNC HQ: report...

A California man claiming he was "on patrol" was arrested Monday morning near the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.Donald Craighead, 44-year, had a bayonet and machete with him, according to NBC News, and his Dodge Dak...

 2021-09-14 01:47 

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How Trump is making it difficult for Republicans to win...

The absurd recall election to replace California's Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, is upon us. All registered voters in California were sent mail-in ballots weeks ago and Tuesday is the last day for people to either turn them in or vote in person. ...

 2021-09-14 00:52 

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The Republican Party now poses a clear and present danger to the values it once espoused...

I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government when Ronald Reagan thundered...

 2021-09-14 00:41 

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The $3.5 trillion bill that terrifies corporate America...

Right now, Democrats are working to pass a $3.5 trillion package that will provide long overdue help for working Americans.The final bill hasn't yet been determined, so we don't know the exact dollar amounts for all its policies. We'll probabl...

 2021-09-14 00:07 

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Americans broadly support Biden's aggressive vaccination push — despite GOP outrage...

Amid rising concerns over the delta variant spread, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted after President Joe Biden announced a new vaccine push last week found widespread support for key provisions in the initiative. Chiefly, nearly 3 in 5 Americ...

 2021-09-13 23:59 

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Here's why progressives are slamming House Dems' tax plan...

Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee are reportedly planning to unveil a slate of changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise the rates paid by large corporations and the rich—but not to the extent that President Joe Biden prop...

 2021-09-13 23:34 

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The real reason the right-wing elites are so threatened by Biden's vaccine mandates...

Republican leaders are really mad about President Joe Biden's executive order issued last week, which mandates vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing for employees of any company with 100 employees or more. Within less than a day, the battle cry of th...

 2021-09-13 22:47 

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New report finds a bizarre link between Steve Bannon and Jeffrey Epstein...

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon coached convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for a...

 2021-09-13 22:30 

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Jim Crow tactics are reborn in Texas abortion law...

by Stefanie Lindquist, Arizona State UniversityThe new Texas law that bans most abortions uses a method employed by Texas and other states to enforce racist Jim Crow laws in the 19th and 20th centuries that aimed to disenfranchise African Americans.Rather...

 2021-09-13 22:12 

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'One of the most grievous acts': House Democrats shuts down GOP lawmaker who famously insulted Obama...

Few members of Congress are able to instantaneously gain national attention on live television, catapulting their status from unknown backbencher to overnight demagogue, but U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) is one of the few.Many remember his outburst during a...

 2021-09-13 20:32 

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The defeat of the American superpower — and the real winner in Afghanistan...

The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp....

 2021-09-13 20:11 

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'Doomed French queen': Melania Trump lashes out as her ex-staffer prepares to release an explosive tell-all...

Stephanie Grisham, who worked as Melania Trump's press secretary both before and after her stint as White House press secretary, has written a tell-all book about the former first lady:...

 2021-09-13 19:25 

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The real threat to democracy in California is the letter of the law...

As a reporter, I have to know who the governor of California is. He, or she, is the chief executive of a state where one out of every eight Americans lives, and has an economy that would be one of the world's largest if California were a country. When...

 2021-09-13 18:56 

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Far-right Project Veritas claims it was defrauded of $165,000 by hoaxsters...

Project Veritas, the far-right group known for its...

 2021-09-13 18:23 

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A conservative denounces the GOP's reaction to Biden's vaccine mandates as 'hysterical' and inflammatory'...

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his far-reaching COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers, larger companies and health care workers. The mandate, according to CNN, "could apply to as many as 100 million Americans" and "close to tw...

 2021-09-13 17:03 

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'No time for idiots': Howard Stern slams Joe Rogan for taking 'horse dewormer' instead of COVID-19 vaccine...

Right-wing libertarian comedian/podcast host Joe Rogan recently became infected with COVID-19 after refusing to take a vaccine, and he is now crediting the drug Ivermectin with his recovery. But veteran shock jock Howard Stern is saying that Rogan should ...

 2021-09-13 16:25 

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Fox News host storms out of restaurant after he's asked for photo ID with his vaccine card...

Fox News host Bill Hemmer revealed on Monday that he had walked out of a restaurant because he was asked to present a picture ID with his vaccine card.Hemmer made the admission during a report on New York City's vaccine rules for restaurants....

 2021-09-13 15:56 

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'Likely to be a prime witness': Pelosi's Jan. 6 committee asks tech companies to preserve Mark Meadows' records...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been urging tech companies not to cooperate with requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee on the January 6 insurrection, even going so far as to threaten retaliation if they do. Regardless, P...

 2021-09-13 15:47 

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Funeral worker details devastating toll of COVID on 'unrecognizable' bodies...

While the plight of healthcare workers has gotten a lot of attention throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, relatively few media reports have addressed the impact on licensed embalmers who work in the funeral-home industry.One Texas-based embalmer of 30 years,...

 2021-09-13 15:32 

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Greg Abbott blames 'crime' on poor parenting and not enough 'God'...

The nation is not suffering a crime wave, as much as Republicans like Greg Abbott would like Americans to believe now that there's a Democratic president, but the Texas Governor running for re-election says he has a simple one-two-three solution to re...

 2021-09-13 15:10 

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'I'm not an alcoholic ... I'm a functioning': Rudy Giuliani denies he was drunk during rambling 9/11 speech...

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went full MAGA on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when, during a rambling speech at the Mid-Town Manhattan restaurant Cipriani, he mocked the Queen of England's British accent and slammed Joi...

 2021-09-13 15:01 

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'I'm standing in the way': Alabama governor channels George Wallace in opposing Biden vaccine mandate...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was one of about 20 Republican governors to attack President Joe Biden's new rules on vaccines last week, but she stood apart in the historical context framing her anger.Ivey, 76, channeled a hero of her youth, former Gov. George...

 2021-09-13 14:18 

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North Carolina governor shoots down GOP anti-Critical Race Theory bill as 'conspiracy-laden politics'...

All around the United States, far-right Republicans in state legislatures have been pushing bills that propose outlawing the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools. But in North Carolina, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed such a bill.The G...

 2021-09-13 14:12 

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'Next level BS': Barrett tried to claim the US Supreme Court isn't full 'of partisan hacks.' Critics brought the receipts...

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court whose nomination was rammed through the Senate by then-Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Sunday told guests invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the McConnell Cent...

 2021-09-13 13:42 

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QAnon conspiracist dies from COVID-19 — and Trump-loving attorney accuses hospital of 'medical murder'...

A QAnon conspiracist has died from COVID-19 after becoming the center of a harassment campaign against the Chicago hospital where she was being treated for the deadly virus.Veronica Wolski died early Monday after spending weeks at Amita Resurrection Hospi...

 2021-09-13 13:24 

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The nightmare scenario that could make former Trump adviser Stephen Miller a U.S. senator...

At its best, the California recall election aimed at unseating Gov. Gavin Newsom may serve as a wakeup call for 2022. An election that shouldn't even be happening — much less be close — has energized Republicans in a most unlikely place, h...

 2021-09-13 13:12 

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5 Southern California siblings lost both un-vaccinated parents to COVID-19 within weeks...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75% of U.S.-based adults have been at least partially vaccinated for the COVID-19 coronavirus. But the pandemic continues to be deadly in the United States — especially among the unvaccina...

 2021-09-13 12:47 

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Here are 4 factors that increase the risk of vaccinated people getting COVID...

Vassilios Vassiliou, University of East Anglia; Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, University of East Anglia, and Ranu Baral, University of East AngliaTwo weeks after your second COVID-19 vaccine dose, the protective effects of vaccination will be at their highest. A...

 2021-09-13 12:10 

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Houston paper shreds Greg Abbott's 'outrageous' refusal to fight COVID-19 as deaths mount and economy sputters...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's stubborn refusal to fight back against the coronavirus isn't just endangering lives in his state, he's also hurting the economy.The Republican governor's refusal to enact pandemic safety measures has cost the state...

 2021-09-13 11:09 

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Majority of Republicans say belief in Trump election hoax important part of Republicanism...

A new CNN poll shows the nation remains politically divided, and by "politically divided" that primarily means Republicans continue to lurch farther and farther into hoax-promoting, anti-democratic extremism.Two specific poll questions are worth c...

 2021-09-13 10:54 

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'He looks better than our president': Fox News guest compliments dictator Kim Jong Un...

It seems like tabloids and magazines aren't the only ones concerned with just appearances. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has become the talk of the town after making an appearance at a military parade this week, looking a lot slimmer. Of course, o...

 2021-09-13 10:39 

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Experts explain how to tell if someone is lying to you — without even hearing them talk...

In a court hearing that went viral earlier this year, Coby Harris, a Michigan man accused of assault, is caught red-handed at his alleged victim's house. As the presiding judge notes, the bizarre moment would have been inconceivable before COVID-19 fo...

 2021-09-13 10:30 

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Newsmax tricked by pranksters into fake Paul Wolfowitz interview — twice...

A group of pranksters tricked Newsmax into interviewing a fake Paul Wolfowitz Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — the second time the exact same ruse has worked on the right-wing cable network. Host Tom Basile first fell for the ...

 2021-09-13 10:24 

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Manchin's obstruction of reconciliation bill is 'absolutely not acceptable': Bernie Sanders...

Conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's recent vow, repeated on Sunday morning, to oppose a reconciliation bill larger than $1.5 trillion is...

 2021-09-12 17:54 

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Experts warn we must ditch 90 percent of world's coal and 60 percent of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5C...

Daniel Welsby, UCL; James Price, UCL, and Steve Pye, UCLGlobal mean surface temperatures reached 1.2C above the pre-industrial average in 2020, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in its recent report that Earth could hit 1.5C in as l...

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