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 2021-10-18 16:43 

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'You know nothing about us': Ted Cruz humiliated by Australian leader for lecturing them on COVID-19...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was on the receiving end of an international smackdown after he tweeted about Australia's COVID-19 rates, only to have Australia's Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner fire back, telling the Texas Republican,...

 2021-10-18 16:30 

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'Indefensible': US billionaires became $2.1 trillion richer in 19 months of pandemic...

American billionaires grew in number and expanded their collective fortunes by $2.1 trillion since Covid-19 sparked a worldwide pandemic nineteen months ago, according to a new analysis unveiled Monday.An overall 70% surge of wealth among the nation's...

 2021-10-18 16:12 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign is in bad shape — but Matt Gaetz's is even worse...

Back in July, we learned that the joint promotional tour of Rep. Matt Gaetz (linked to a Florida sex trafficking operation that led to the indictment of a key ally) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (booted off all House committees by her fellow Republicans...

 2021-10-18 16:03 

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These GOP governors saw their approval plummet after fighting vaccine requirements: report...

Some Republican MAGA governors have not only been slamming President Joe Biden for his vaccine/COVID-19 testing mandate — they have also been forbidding school districts or private businesses from having vaccine or mask requirements for their adult ...

 2021-10-18 15:44 

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How the Republican Party is making the Democrats look like rank amateurs when it comes to being in 'disarray'...

As anyone could have predicted, much of the media is once again obsessed with the...

 2021-10-18 15:41 

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Watch: A doctor explains why Colin Powell was susceptible to COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated...

Appearing on CNN Monday morning just hours after it was reported former Secretary of State Colin Powell had passed away due to complications from COVID-19, a doctor explained how his death could have come about despite being fully vaccinated.Speaking with...

 2021-10-18 15:07 

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Fox News reporter deletes tweet after being blasted for using Colin Powell's death to promote vaccine disinformation...

John Roberts, Fox News' co-anchor of...

 2021-10-18 14:54 

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Why a right-wing think tank's 'censorship' claims are nonsense: conservative...

John C. Eastman — the far-right attorney, Donald Trump ally and Claremont Institute extremist who devised a memo outlining a game plan for preventing now-President Joe Biden's Electoral College certification by Congress on January 6 — is b...

 2021-10-18 13:34 

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Why 'turn Texas blue' won't be a rally cry for 2022: analysis...
 2021-10-18 13:29 

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Steve Bannon faces criminal charges over Jan. 6 panel snub — setting up a showdown over executive privilege...

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State UniversityThe House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is tasked with providing as full an account as possible of the attempted insurrection. But there is a problem: Not everyone is cooperating.As of...

 2021-10-18 13:26 

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Former US secretary of state Colin Powell remembered by those who knew him...

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State, died Monday morning of complications from COVID-19. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was 84. His family in a statement said he was fully vaccinated.Powell served under both Republican ...

 2021-10-18 13:21 

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Arkansas' GOP governor believes Trump's unending obsession with 2020's election results could be a 'disaster' for 2022...

Almost a year after President Joe Biden's decisive victory over former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Trump continues to make the false and debunked claim that the election was stolen from him because of widespread voter fra...

 2021-10-18 12:36 

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Colin Powell dies from complications of COVID-19...

Lt. Gen. Colin Powell has died from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 84, the Daily Mail is reporting. Powell, however, was a rare example of someone dying from the COVID-19 coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated.On Facebook, Powell's family...

 2021-10-18 12:18 

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Republicans fear Trump will 'drive the car off the cliff' as they look at midterms: report...

As Republicans begin to ramp up their efforts to reclaim the House and the Senate in the 2022 midterm election that is just over a year away, there is increasing concern among party leaders and campaign consultants that former president Donald Trump will ...

 2021-10-18 11:02 

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Virginia GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin forced to ask white supremacist supporter to leave campaign event...

MANASSAS, Virginia — A routine campaign stop for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin turned chaotic on Saturday night after the candidate's team was forced to boot a local Republican leader and apparent white nationalist from the eve...

 2021-10-18 10:32 

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GOP congressman appears unaware of how unemployment insurance works — so Ocasio-Cortez helps him out...

Tim Burchett is an actual U.S. representative from the state of Tennessee, and he apparently has no idea how unemployment insurance (UI) works. As in, we don't (very rarely, anyway) pay people who quit their jobs. The people who are quitting are frequ...

 2021-10-18 10:27 

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Intelligence expert explains how Trump took over Russia's war against the US with his own...

Intelligence expert Malcolm Nance spoke to MSNBC about the ways in which the Russian government are able to wage a war against a country without even firing a shot. Host Maria Teresa Kumar noted that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans seem ...

 2021-10-17 18:00 

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School board candidate's unrepentant antisemitism seems to be a plus for Idaho Republicans...

Most of us are old enough to remember when Republicans eager to court the evangelical Christian vote would recoil in (not entirely genuine) horror at any hint of antisemitism in any political candidate, particularly on a GOP slate. But for the new post-in...

 2021-10-17 16:47 

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'Put some facts out there': Dem clashes with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo over 'bank surveillance' conspiracy theory...

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagreed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday after she accused Democrats of "bank surveillance" because of a new proposal from the Biden administration. The new tax law proposal would require banks to report the tot...

 2021-10-17 16:20 

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Trump is dividing the GOP against itself in ways Republicans couldn't have imagined...

Remember when Donald Trump won the election and everyone knew his presidency was going to be a disaster, but then it turned out to be a supercalifragilisticexpial-atrocious walk on the dark side, resulting in a record-breaking two impeachments along with ...

 2021-10-17 15:40 

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Head of Koch-tied group urges Sinema to 'stay strong' as she opposes tax hikes on rich...

The head of a right-wing organization with ties to the Koch network offered words of encouragement to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday amid reports that she's holding up her party's budget reconciliation package over its proposed tax hik...

 2021-10-17 15:37 

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Jon Stewart explains why it's 'a mistake' to focus too much on Donald Trump...

Appearing on CNN's...

 2021-10-17 15:36 

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Joe Rogan calls out right-wing media for cherry-picking clips of interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta...

Joe Rogan doesn't appreciate it when media outlets cherry-pick his lengthy interviews for confrontational moments.This week, it was right-wing media the popular podcast host appeared to be calling out, after a number of prominent conservative outlets ...

 2021-10-17 14:43 

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Peter Thiel's right-wing bet: Tech tycoon spending millions to bankroll 'Trump wing' of GOP...

Billionaire Republican donor Peter Thiel is bankrolling election conspiracists and primary challengers against Republicans who backed Donald Trump's impeachment after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including an Arizona Senate candidate who is literally on h...

 2021-10-17 14:40 

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Is it too little too late for Joe Biden?...

Democratic voters are depressed, demoralized, and tuning out — and there's no use in denying it.President Joe Biden's economic agenda is stuck in the mud, supported by 96% of Democrats in the Senate yet blocked by two senators whose massive ...

 2021-10-17 14:38 

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Kyrsten Sinema pads campaign coffers with even more Big Pharma funds: new FEC filing...

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the ...

 2021-10-17 14:34 

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Manchin threatening key climate provision...

Advocates for bold action to slash planet-heating emissions expressed concern Friday and Saturday following reports that a key climate program in the still-evolving reconciliation package may be neutered or taken out completely.Resistance to the program&#...

 2021-10-17 14:15 

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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene's PAC has blown through all of its money in six months: report...

According to a report from Mother Jones, the PAC created by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) with great fanfare and a national tour has already blown through what money it had and now is close to broke.As Russ Choma reports, the p...

 2021-10-17 12:17 

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Former DOJ official facing disbarment and criminal referral for taking part in the Trump's 'election subversion scheme': report...

According to a report from the Guardian's Peter Stone, former assistant attorney general and high-ranking Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark is facing the very real threat he will be disbarred and face criminal charges for assisting Donald Trum...

 2021-10-17 12:15 

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The 'War on Christmas' rhetoric began on Oct. 4 with a Fox & Friends segment — and it won't stop anytime soon...

Christmas is still more than two months away — but that hasn't stopped President Joe Biden from ruining the holiday, at least in the minds of Republican lawmakers and right-wing pundits....

 2021-10-17 12:12 

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WI brewery sues school boards for indulging 'Tucker Carlson-watching zombies' and ignoring science...

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC announced it would be helping lend financial support to a class-action lawsuit filed against the Waukesha School Board and the superintendent for failing to follow the CDC's guidelines for C...

 2021-10-17 10:33 

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Joe Manchin is lying through his teeth on climate denial...

Sen. Joe Manchin has made clear that there is no way will he cast his crucial vote for the Democrats' reconciliation bill if it includes the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), the most powerful part of President Joe Biden's climate agen...

 2021-10-17 10:27 

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The ivermectin craze is being fueled by medical front groups with ties to right-wing dark money...

Two years ago, ivermectin was an obscure drug consigned only to those who had the rare displeasure of contracting parasites like scabies or river blindness. American doctors wrote a mere 150,000 prescriptions for the drug in 2019 roughly 0.1% of the presc...

 2021-10-17 10:25 

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Trump brings up 'golden showers' during private event with GOP senators — unprompted...

Donald Trump denied ever enjoying...

 2021-10-17 10:20 

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Joe Manchin fumes after Bernie Sanders op-wd in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden agenda...

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia lashed out Friday after a major newspaper in his home state published an op-ed by Sen. Bernie Sanders that called out Manchin's obstruction of his own party's Build Back Better reconciliation package....

 2021-10-16 17:56 

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Irate United Airlines passenger ejected from plane after berating flight crew and threatening to break someone's neck...

Footage of an unmasked United Airlines passenger's disturbing outburst is now going viral on multiple social media platforms. The incident, which took place on a flight heading to Los Angeles, Calif., was filmed and posted online by a TikToker named A...

 2021-10-16 16:51 

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The 'race to the bottom: Conservative commentator slams 'absolutely bats--t crazy' GOP...

A Conservative pundit recently expressed concern about Republicans in Arizona, Texas, and Florida as he detailed what he describes as the "race to the bottom" to "see who can be the most MAGA."On Friday, October 15, Charlie Sykes, founder ...

 2021-10-16 16:50 

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A QAnoner wielding a tomahawk is now crashing school board meetings...

Parents in Ankeny, Iowa, were not pleased with the school board's decision to reinforce its mask mandate to mitigate COVID-19. In fact, many outraged parents responded with lambasting remarks toward school board members as they hurled a litany of thre...

 2021-10-16 16:49 

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Former Trump officials' new career ventures suggest very little has changed despite them being out of the White House...

Now that former President Donald Trump's reign is over, the members of his administration have been forced to take their careers in different directions. So, where are the members of the Trump administration now? According to The Intelligencer, many a...

 2021-10-16 16:48 

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Florida withholds school board salaries for an entire county due to mask mandate...

The Florida Board of Education on Friday withheld the salaries for all school board members in Leon County, Fla. On Friday, October 15, Leon County school board member Alva Striplin took to Facebook with an image of a letter from Florida Education Commiss...

 2021-10-16 12:09 

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Trump won't stop trying to hijack democracy -- but Adam Schiff is not having it...

Former President Donald Trump is still obsessed with his election defeat and continues to hoover over the Republican Party like a dark cloud. However, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-N.Y.) is determined to make Trump's actions on Jan. 6 and his longterm agenda cr...

 2021-10-16 11:03 

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Trump's 'Big Lie' is on the ballot by way of delusional GOP candidates anxious for his endorsement...

Democracy may have prevailed in the face of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election but unfortunately the...

 2021-10-15 23:52 

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French outrage over US submarine deal will not sink a longstanding alliance...

by Herv-Thomas Campangne, University of MarylandFrance's recent recall of its ambassador to the United States was an exceptional move in the long history of France-U.S. relations, which began with the 1778 treaties that created a military and commerci...

 2021-10-15 23:24 

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Pete Buttigieg brilliantly destroys Tucker Carlson after the Fox host's homophobic hit job...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg responded to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's vile, homophobic attack from Thursday night, by defending the right of every new parent to take paternity or maternity leave and spend time building bonds that...

 2021-10-15 23:12 

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Tucker Carlson widely panned as homophobic for remark about Pete Buttigieg's parental leave...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday mocked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave after adopting twins.Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, announced in August that they had adopted newborn twins. Buttigieg's office tol...

 2021-10-15 22:51 

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How many lives have coronavirus vaccines saved? Our new analysis finds out...

by Sumedha Gupta, IUPUIMore than 200 million U.S. residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine with the expectation that the vaccines slow virus transmission and save lives. Researchers know the efficacy of the vaccines from large-scale c...

 2021-10-15 22:32 

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Why record numbers of workers are quitting and striking...

On September 14, a young woman in Louisiana named Beth McGrath posted a selfie Facebook video of herself working at Walmart. Her body language shows a nervous energy as she works up the courage to speak on the intercom and announces her resignation to sho...

 2021-10-15 22:10 

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New study reveals the group that was crucial to toppling Trump in 2020...

Calling into question widespread perceptions of lower-income Americans and their level of political engagement, a new study released Friday detailed the high turnout among poor voters in the November 2020 elections—particularly in battleground state...

 2021-10-15 21:33 

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Trump demands to be 'declared the winner' of 2020 race — or get a do-over election...

Former President Donald Trump is pushing a new conspiracy theory while demanding to be either reinstated as president or get a do-over election.The United States Constitution does not allow for either option, but facts have never seemed to matter when it ...

 2021-10-15 21:25 

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Baseball-bat wielding woman bites Capitol Police officer: report...

A woman wielding a baseball bat who "appeared agitated" allegedly attacked U.S. Capitol Police officers Friday morning including by biting one of them.Police say several officers approached her, but she "did not cooperate" and "instead...

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