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 2021-05-04 01:47 

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Top Republicans are running scared — and relinquishing the GOP to the monster they helped create...

Like a bunch of lemmings, Republican lawmakers in Congress and across the country have clung to Donald Trump's Big Lie that the only reason he lost the 2020 election was because it was riddled with fraud.Of course, Trump never once proved a single ins...

 2021-05-04 01:02 

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Biden reverse himself on refugees after backlash — but the new policy comes with a caveat...

Following intense pushback from migrant rights campaigners and progressive politicians after President Joe Biden said last month that he would continue his predecessor's historically low refugee cap, the White House on Monday officially announced it w...

 2021-05-04 00:44 

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The Proud Boys mark their threatening return in Oregon...

When the Proud Boys and their far-right cohorts led the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, they did so largely operating under their longstanding belief that the police were on their side. This weekend, breaking their weeks of quiet amid a s...

 2021-05-04 00:18 

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Here's why American third parties are almost always doomed...

by Marjorie Hershey, Indiana UniversityFormer President Donald Trump has claimed at times that he'll start a third political party called the Patriot Party. In fact, most Americans 62% in a recent poll say they'd welcome the chance to vote for a t...

 2021-05-03 23:59 

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A massive flare erupts at our neighboring star — here's what it means for the chances of alien life...

by R. O. Parke Loyd, Arizona State UniversityThe Sun isn't the only star to produce stellar flares. On April 21, 2021, a team of astronomers published new research describing the brightest flare ever measured from Proxima Centauri in ultraviolet light...

 2021-05-03 23:30 

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Trump is actually still trying to contest the 2020 election...

Former President Donald Trump claims to believe it's only a matter of time before he will be reinstated as commander in, chief, apparently by way of a phony...

 2021-05-03 22:52 

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Will new voting laws crush turnout — or backfire? Here's what the research says...

In the 2020 presidential election, 66 million Americans voted with a mailed-out ballot after most states loosened restrictions on qualifications to vote by mail to make voting safer in the pandemic. Another 36 million people voted in person at an early vo...

 2021-05-03 21:30 

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This paragraph from a Clinton-to-GOP voter shows the country has reached a dark place...

A new piece from the New York Times published this weekend and focusing on the rightward shift of south Texas politics included a remarkable quote from a voter highlighting the deep divides in the U.S. over basic understandings of social reality.Reporter ...

 2021-05-03 20:38 

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Senate Judiciary chair zeroes in on the FBI's 'troubling' and conspicuous failures before the Capitol riot...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin is among the Democrats in the U.S. Senate who is demanding answers about the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building by far-right extremists. The Connecticut Democrat, in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wra...

 2021-05-03 20:12 

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Democratic senator under fire for invoking Jan. 6 attack to justify 'vaccine apartheid'...

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons is facing backlash for invoking the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to justify his opposition to a temporary waiver of coronavirus vaccine patents, a measure that would help enable generic manufacturers to ramp up gl...

 2021-05-03 19:42 

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'The mask slips': Columnist explains why the Florida GOP's gambit exposed its 'fake justification'...

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has agreed to sign into law a voter suppression bill that has been passed by Republicans in the Florida State Legislature. Although the bill is designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote, some Republicans fear it could ...

 2021-05-03 19:19 

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New poll confirms the GOP's fears on voting rights...

Zero GOP lawmakers have backed the For the People Act, congressional Democrats' comprehensive plan to strengthen U.S. democracy by making it easier to vote, curbing partisan gerrymandering, and limiting the influence of money in politics.Republican vo...

 2021-05-03 18:58 

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Why the right wing is so susceptible to dangerous, twisted logic...

Herd immunity just ain't happening, folks. Once anti-vaccine rhetoric became normal on the right, the goal of herd immunity to stop the spread of COVID-19 was doomed. Many folks have been saying it for a few months now, but it appears that the slower-...

 2021-05-03 18:19 

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The messy truth about America that the right wing can't bear to admit...

I got a second dose Saturday. I was bed-ridden Sunday. I'm feeling better today, but writing is hard labor. I won't do the usual dissection of recent events. I'll instead swing for the fences and see what happens. Even if I strike out, it migh...

 2021-05-03 17:57 

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Hypocrite-in-chief McConnell reaches new heights with claim Biden commission will 'politicize' the Supreme Court...

William Hazlitt:...

 2021-05-03 17:51 

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'I'm getting pushed to the back of the bus': White Republican anti-masker slammed for comparing herself to Rosa Parks...

Although California has become increasingly Democratic in recent years, it still has its share of far-right GOP wingnuts — and Jessica Alexander, a Republican anti-masker who serves on the Temecula City Council, has been drawing a great deal of crit...

 2021-05-03 17:20 

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Chris Hedges warns Americans not to be 'fooled' by Biden: 'What's exceptional about America is its culture of sadism'...

Don't be fooled by Joe Biden. He knows his infrastructure and education bills have as much chance at becoming law as the $15-dollar minimum wage or the $2,000 stimulus checks he promised us as a candidate. He knows his American Jobs Plan will never cr...

 2021-05-03 17:04 

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Conservative maps out why 'the 'derangement of the Republican Party' is only getting worse...

The state of the Republican Party in the Biden era was the topic of a robust discussion on MSNBC's...

 2021-05-03 16:01 

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How the COVID-19 pandemic made Clarence Thomas go from 'monkish silence' to 'gregarious engagement': report...

Justice Clarence Thomas, now 72, is not the oldest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, but he is the one with the most seniority. The far-right justice was appointed by the late President George H.W. Bush in 1991, when Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marsh...

 2021-05-03 15:29 

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Former GOP congressional candidate says vaccinating people is the 'modern day Holocaust'...

DeAnna Lorraine, a QAnon conspiracy theorist, right wing religious extremist, and former Republican candidate who tried to win Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat last year, says working to get people vaccinated and to trust science...

 2021-05-03 15:26 

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Republican lawmaker charged for role in Oregon Capitol riot...

Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican state legislator from Polk County, now faces criminal charges as he stands accused of purposely letting rioters breach the state Capitol last December. The charges include first-degree official misconduct and s...

 2021-05-03 15:17 

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Top ethics lawyer slams Ted Cruz over 'openly corrupt' admission that he 'sells access' to government...

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, now 50, has spent much of his career vigorously defending corporate America. But now that Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, Dell Computer and other major companies are speaking out against GOP voter suppression bills, Cruz is railing agai...

 2021-05-03 15:12 

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Documents show Trump officials skirted rules to reward politically connected firms with huge pandemic contracts...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: CoronavirusThe U.S. Response to COVID-19A top adviser to former President D......

 2021-05-03 15:05 

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Here's the case for increasing the size of the US House of Representatives...

Across the country today, newspapers are headlining the results of the 2020 Census and the coming reapportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives. There are, the Census Bureau tells us, now 331,449,281 Americans in the 50 states and the District of C...

 2021-05-03 15:01 

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Chilling new video shows Capitol rioters attacking cornered police officers...

A newly released video shows a group of rioters at the Capitol attacking police officers during the failed insurrection on Jan 6.The video was obtained by NBC Washington through a legal challenge. It was shared online by NBC's Scott MacFarlane.In the ...

 2021-05-03 14:58 

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FDR's court packing plan backfired in the south. Will Biden repeat the error?...

In assessing recent moves by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats pointing to possible expansion of the Supreme Court, it helps to recall the immediate and long-term consequences of an earlier Democratic attempt to alter the makeup of that body...

 2021-05-03 14:42 

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Montana Republicans pass bill to gerrymander the same state Supreme Court that could rule on new GOP voting laws...

After winning total control over state government in 2020 for the first time in 16 years, Montana Republicans have orchestrated an all-out assault on voting rights, democracy, and the rule of law that culminated in late April with GOP legislators voting t...

 2021-05-03 14:30 

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'The law of unintended consequences': Some Florida Republicans fear voter suppression bill will backfire...

On April 29, the Republican-controlled Florida State Legislature passed a voter suppression bill that, among other things, will make it more difficult to vote by mail — and Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he will sign it into law. Florida Senate Bill 90 ...

 2021-05-03 14:11 

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How Trump's Republican Party is helping Joe Biden build back better...

People tend to think of...

 2021-05-03 14:06 

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Right-wing 'Redcoat' terrorists openly proclaim their goal of an ideological war against democracy itself...

Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney being booed in his own home state raise an urgent question: Are the Redcoats back?The Republican party has now introduced over 300 pieces of legislation designed to make it more difficult for American c...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

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'It's a mess': GOP election lawyer undercuts Arizona 'audit' to find Trump votes...

Appearing on CNN early Monday morning, an Arizona lawyer who specializes in election law undercut the audit of 2020 presidential ballots from Maricopa County by an outside company looking for evidence of election fraud that might bolster Donald Trump'...

 2021-05-03 13:44 

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Fox News thrilled voters just elected 'anti-woke' candidates to 75% white wealthy Texas town's school board...

In 2018 and 2019 Southlake, Texas had several incidents of white students caught on video shouting the "n" word. One local ABC affiliate reporter called it "a pattern of hate." Many parents and teachers expressed outrage. One student appea...

 2021-05-03 13:37 

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Lin Wood hopes to chair the South Carolina GOP — and is 'still flogging the whole QAnon program': conservative...

Attorney Lin Wood — a far-right conspiracy theorist and Sidney Powell ally who tried to help former President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election results and urged Trump to declare martial law — is running for chairman of the South Carolin...

 2021-05-03 13:09 

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'Deranged lies': Supercut busts GOP leader McCarthy for brazenly flip-flopping on Trump's insurrection...

After the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building by a violent mob of far-right insurrectionists, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was appalled by then-President Donald Trump's role in promoting that insurrection. But he has since flip-flop...

 2021-05-03 13:01 

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Employers are outraged that workers won't come crawling to work for peanuts in a pandemic...

The big push is on to blame the American Rescue Plan for businesses not being able to find enough workers to fill their jobs. Business owners—restaurant owners in particular—are lining up to tell reporters how those darn lazy workers would rat...

 2021-05-03 12:40 

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Louis DeJoy strikes again: How our postal service helped Amazon win controversial Alabama union battle...

This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here.After the failed union vote at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, the critical postmortems ignored a reality that ma...

 2021-05-03 11:51 

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Austin voters reinstate city's ban on public homeless encampments in one of several local Texas elections...
 2021-05-03 11:42 

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Staffers beg Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson — but there's a 'dirty little secret' that makes him 'untouchable'...

Fox News staffers called on the network to fire Tucker Carlson over his call to harass parents and children for wearing masks, but the highly rated host is "invincible.";Current and former employees were embarrassed and outraged when Carlson urged ...

 2021-05-03 10:43 

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Biden's ambitious agenda is an outreach to the next generation. Could it finish off the Republicans for good?...

At 100-plus days into his presidency, Joe Biden is committed to being a champion, not just a caretaker or placeholder. His first speech to Congress last week outlined a bold and transformative plan to improve American society. The genius of Biden's pr...

 2021-05-03 10:35 

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'You still have time to delete this': Ted Cruz buried for 'tragically awful' attempt at Twitter humor...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pull off a joke on his Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that fell so flat that even critics of the Texas conservative admitted they felt embarrassed for him.Cruz, who has provided critics with plenty of ammo since the ...

 2021-05-03 10:30 

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Trump rants about 2020 election as MAGA cultist claims the former president 'has never actually been wrong'...

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I'd have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster.I've never understood how you can s...

 2021-05-03 10:25 

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Biden releases Trump's 'repugnant' secret rules on use of lethal force overseas...

President Joe Biden faced a fresh call to fully end...

 2021-05-03 10:23 

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Sanders blasts Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for 'working overtime' to reward the rich and block progress...

Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky on Sunday to slam the GOP chieftain for...

 2021-05-02 16:49 

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Joe Biden and Democrats finally grasp that major change is necessary to redeem democracy — if it's not too late...

It's a debased truism of our decaying two-party system: Every moment of political conflict is an apocalypse waiting to happen. Since at least the beginning of this century, Republicans have depicted every presidential election as the last chance to...

 2021-05-02 16:38 

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Tim Scott says he realized the 'beauty' of cops after being pulled over 18 times for 'driving while Black'...

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that systemic racism in policing is offset by the "beauty" of officers handing out Christmas gifts to their community. During an interview on Face the Nation, Scott revealed that he had been pulled over 18...

 2021-05-02 16:13 

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NYT, Washington Post and NBC News issue corrections to Giuliani stories...

A trio of national news outlets issued major corrections Saturday evening to previous stories alleging the FBI had warned Rudy Guiuliani that he was the target of Russian agents looking to spread disinformation — with all noting that such a meeting ...

 2021-05-02 16:11 

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The NRA's Wayne LaPierre tried to keep this footage buried for 8 years...

The last couple of years at the National Rifle Association have been filled with lawsuits, firings, resignations, and accusations of gross mismanagement of membership money by the top executives of the nonprofit. The NRA filed for bankruptcy in January, i...

 2021-05-02 16:09 

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Here's what Homer's 'Odyssey' can teach us about reentering the world after a year of isolation...

Joel Christensen, Brandeis UniversityIn the ancient Greek epic "The Odyssey,...

 2021-05-02 15:40 

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Republicans still try to claim Abe Lincoln's heritage — that's offensive and absurd...

The challenge these days isn't proving that the Republican Party has become a hotbed of racism and fascism. It's figuring out where to start with the evidence. Do we begin with Donald Trump's Hitler-esque Big Lie about the 2020 election? Shoul...

 2021-05-02 15:21 

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A complex new phase of the pandemic has arrived. Here's what experts say will happen next...

When the COVID-19 era is chronicled in the history books, the first phase will be marked as beginning with the outbreak itself and ending with the development of successful vaccines. The last phase, of course, will be the one in which we have contained th...

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