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 2021-05-02 15:14 

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Ivy Leaguer Ted Cruz attended Kentucky Derby — then told Fox News the GOP is a 'blue collar party'...

After attending two private high schools, Ted Cruz attended Princeton University followed by Harvard Law School. On Saturday, the Texas Republican posted a picture of him at the Kentucky Derby.. Then Sen. Cruz went on Fox News to argue the GOP is a blue c...

 2021-05-02 15:05 

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Conservatives claim to hate 'cancel culture' — but it's the heart of the right-wing agenda...

You know who's not canceled? The endless parade of conservative pundits and politicians complaining about...

 2021-05-02 14:56 

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'Children in Louisiana are in poverty': Chris Wallace busts GOP senator for opposing child care bill...

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) of Louisiana over his opposition to government child care services despite the high rate of child poverty in his state. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace noted that Presi...

 2021-05-02 14:21 

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Susan Collins confronted on CNN with her Trump 'learned his lesson' comments before the Capitol riot...

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 2021-05-02 13:42 

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Right-wing pundits are feigning outrage over one line in Biden's speech...

In his speech to a joint session of Congress earlier this week, President Joe Biden called for a series of programs to rescue the economy, rebuild the nation's infrastructure, and help workers and families reach new levels of success. But a large numb...

 2021-05-02 11:39 

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Republicans slammed for gutting the IRS and using it for their own agenda...

The Republican Party is responsible for gutting the U.S. (IRS) and shaping it into a government entity that works in favor of the wealthy, according to a new op-ed. Mother Jones senior editor Michael Mechanic highlighted the history of Republican lawmaker...

 2021-05-02 11:35 

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Watch: Mitt Romney heckled as Utah Republican convention turns into Trump party...

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Republican state conventions this year are more out of control than ever. Bitter about losing the White House, control of the Senate and House, Republicans are up in arms, and they are eager to not blame President Don...

 2021-05-02 10:24 

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GOP launches 'unprecedented' attack on abortion rights in 2021...

From Arkansas' near-total ban on abortion to a trio of...

 2021-05-02 10:20 

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar thank Americans for 'continued prayers' as son Josh's trial date is set...

33-year old former "19 Kids and Counting" reality TV star Josh Duggar pleaded "not guilty" to federal charges related to child pornography on Friday in Arkansas and his parents released a statement thanking Americans for their "continu...

 2021-05-01 18:16 

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Kansas GOP lawmaker arrested after allegedly attacking student...

A Kansas Republican House member was arrested after a bizarre encounter he had with the students while substitute teaching at a Wellsville, Kan., public school.According to The Daily Beast, Rep. Mark Samsel (R-Wellville, Kan.) reportedly left students agh...

 2021-05-01 16:51 

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Why are Republicans so terrified of taxpayer-supported child care?...

In other countries, universal resources are common. From daycare to healthcare and college, many countries have incorporated these benefits to assist citizens and now President Joe Biden is looking to do the same. An op-ed published by The Guardian discus...

 2021-05-01 15:49 

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Joe Biden appears to be Ronald Reagan — in reverse: NYT...

Four decades after the Reagan era, the United States has embraced another president who could reshape the ideology behind the size of the American government. A new op-ed published by The New York Times highlights the similarities and differences between ...

 2021-05-01 15:06 

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Joe Biden learned a lot during the Obama-era on how to deal with the GOP: report...

President Joe Biden and his administration appear to have learned a few hard lessons from the first term of former President Barack Obama's presidency. When Obama entered the White House, he too had a Democratic majority and a crisis to attend to. He ...

 2021-05-01 14:48 

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How America was not founded as 'a Christian country' based on 'Judeo-Christian' values...

A common rallying cry of the right in America, to justify regressive morality laws, is often to say that "America was founded as a Christian country" with "Judeo-Christian values" while the common response from the left is to declare that ...

 2021-05-01 14:23 

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Scathing new ad torches 'radicalized' GOP and 'twisted people' on Fox News...

A progressive political action committee (PAC) is urging Americans to resist the "radicalized"; Republican Party while highlighting the negative influence right-wing media outlets like Fox News have on its voters. On Saturday, May 1, the MediasTouc...

 2021-05-01 12:58 

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Tucker Carlson's attack on GOP pollster Frank Luntz leads to a litany of 'angry, misspelled messages'...

Fox News' Tucker Carlson leveled an attack on Republican pollster Frank Luntz during his broadcast on Friday evening and apparently, his viewers continued the attacks with a barrage of messages sent directly to Luntz inbox. During the primetime show, ...

 2021-05-01 11:54 

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Matt Gaetz investigation evolves from sex trafficking to marijuana: report...

The investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) continues to evolve as federal authorities find more information to expand their case. Over the last several weeks, the case, which began as an investigation into sex trafficking, has expanded to an investig...

 2021-05-01 11:12 

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Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent US history...

by Perla Trevizo, Ren Larson, Lexi Churchill, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune; Mike Hixenbaugh and Suzy Khimm, NBC NewsProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in...

 2021-05-01 10:52 

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'Zero tolerance': Navy vet and former neo-Nazi explains how to fight white nationalism in the military...

A former neo-Nazi and U.S. Navy veteran is sharing details about his past along as he explains what could help the U.S. combat white supremacy in its armed forces. During an interview with Insider, Chuck Leek admitted he had spent a good portion of his li...

 2021-05-01 10:41 

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Black Monday: What caused the Stock Market crash of 1987?...

In the days between October 14 and October 19, 1987, major indexes of market valuation in the United States dropped 30 percent or more. On October 19, 1987, a date that subsequently became known as"Black Monday," the Dow Jones Industrial Average p...

 2021-05-01 10:30 

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The Handmaid's Tale tireless cycle of torture...

Since its second season I've likened...

 2021-05-01 10:27 

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It's time to end the war on Appalachia...

On Earth Day this year, as President Biden assembled world leaders to a climate summit to focus on a "clean energy future," retired coal miner Chuck Nelson hunkered down in the green hills of West Virginia, recovering from a recent stroke and with...

 2021-05-01 09:59 

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'Didn't help us': Guy Fieri calls out Jeff Bezos for not donating to relief fund for food workers...

Food Network star Guy Fieri claimed that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos did not contribute to an emergency relief fund that the honorary Flavortown mayor formed for out-of-work restaurant employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with The Hollywo...

 2021-05-01 09:55 

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Right-wing Newsmax blasted after apologizing for broadcasting Trump's voter fraud lies...

Newsmax was harshly criticized after the company settled a lawsuit and issued a public apology for their lies about election fraud....

 2021-05-01 09:49 

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Video shows Jerry Falwell Jr. inviting students to his home for 'the real liberty graduation'...

A video posted to social media purports to show former Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. speaking to a group of college seniors and inviting them to his home for the "real" graduation.Save71, a group of Liberty University alumni, stu...

 2021-05-01 09:46 

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Louis DeJoy ordered postal inspectors to monitor Americans' social media posts amid George Floyd protests...

Embattled U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been under fire by Democrats ever since he directed the slowdown of mail delivery before the November 2020 election along with the dismantling of hundreds of millions of dollars of proprietary federal gove...

 2021-05-01 09:43 

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'Joe Manchin is the worst': Critics pile on senator after he declares opposition to DC statehood bill...

If it's an important Democratic agenda priority chances are pretty good U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is opposed to it.For the uninitiated, Manchin isn't some far right wing Republican like Louisiana Senator John Kennedy who hides behind a southern dra...

 2021-05-01 09:39 

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Army report finds Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guilln reported being sexually harassed twice before she was killed...

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.A U.S. Army investigation found that Spc. Vanessa Guilln reported being sexually harassed two times by a fellow soldier at Fort Hood before she was...

 2021-05-01 00:22 

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Obama faced a swift Tea Party backlash — here's why Biden has avoided it so far...

Writing for the HuffPost on Friday morning, reporter Igor Bobic published a fascinating piece finding that Republicans are optimistic that President Joe Biden's generous spending policies will trigger a second wave of the Tea Party that erupted under ...

 2021-04-30 22:23 

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Joe Manchin comes out against DC statehood — critics explain why his view is 'deeply ironic'...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was blasted on social media on Saturday over his stance on DC statehood....

 2021-04-30 21:41 

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Psychiatrist says Trump's 'glaring psychological problems' were misinterpreted and led us to disaster...

Dr. Bandy X. Lee was interviewed by Prof. Johanna Fernndez, author of The Young Lords: A Radical History (UNC Press, 2020), a history of the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panther Party. She is the editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Wri...

 2021-04-30 20:37 

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Reporter catches a Republican who allegedly went to the Capitol riot counting ballots in the shady AZ audit...

This week, Arizona has had a blatantly partisan, Republican-inspired 'audit' of Maricopa County's votes in the 2020 presidential election. And one of the people seen counting ballots, according to reporter Brahm Resnik, was former Arizona Stat...

 2021-04-30 20:22 

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Biden's biggest threat is sabotage from his own allies...

President Joe Biden gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress this week and by most accounts, it was a successful event. The TV ratings weren't high but according to snap polls, those that did watch liked what he had to say and the media we...

 2021-04-30 19:49 

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Mike Pence wants a comeback — but it's already looking rocky...

After months of keeping a relatively low profile, former Vice President Mike Pence has started making himself more visible — and on Friday, Politico published two separate articles on him: a piece by Alex Isenstadt discussing Pence's recent publ...

 2021-04-30 19:20 

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The last refuge for Republicans with no defense left...

Over a year ago, and in violation of my own good advice, I got caught up in a Facebook argument with a Republican relative about Donald Trump. I don't remember what the topic was, and it hardly matters now, since the past four years was just a constan...

 2021-04-30 18:41 

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This maniacal anti-vaccine quote highlights the GOP's embrace of sadism...

I think normal people possess an instinct the Washington press corps does not, which is this: some things are debatable while others are not. Specifically, very few things are debatable at all. More specifically, very few are worth debating. Who's got...

 2021-04-30 18:16 

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'Far from fair': New report exposes why Republicans have electoral advantage — even as a 'minority party'...

Countless pundits have noted that changing demographics in the United States do not favor the Republican Party, whose base tends to be older, predominantly white and largely concentrated in small towns and rural areas. Regardless, Democrats continue to fa...

 2021-04-30 18:00 

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West Virginia governor comes up short on TV when he tries to defend his anti-trans law...

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle delivered blow after blow when she shredded West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's (R) futile argument in defense of the state's newly-passed anti-trans bill that restricts transgender girls and women from competing on athlet...

 2021-04-30 17:17 

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Legal experts warn the GOP's new elections laws could've changed the result of the 2020 race...

Voter suppression has long been an issue in the United States as some lawmakers have worked tirelessly to make it more and more difficult for Americans to vote. However, there is a deeper layer of voter suppression that also threatens to further disrupt t...

 2021-04-30 17:05 

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The risk of the Cheney-Biden fist bump that infuriated MAGA world...

Before President Joe Biden gave a speech before members of Congress on Wednesday night, he enjoyed a friendly fist bump with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. The arch-conservative GOP congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney was not endo...

 2021-04-30 16:22 

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Prime Minister Modi's culpability for India's COVID crisis has become startlingly clear...

India has become the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with daily infections surpassing 300,000 per day and the official death toll—likely a massive underestimate—nearing a quarter of a million people. Hospitals are being overr...

 2021-04-30 14:54 

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Biden and his allies have a plan for preventing a 2022 red wave...

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan are three examples of U.S. presidents who were clobbered in the mid-terms — Obama in 2010, Clinton in 1994 and Reagan in 1982 — but nonetheless went on to win a second term. And in 2021, with Joe Bi...

 2021-04-30 14:49 

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A 'sweet stress relief': DOJ releases info about sheriff's deputy who allegedly bragged about beating Black man...

A violent extremist's phone records have led to the discovery of a group chat that included racial epithets and threats from a law enforcement officer. According to The Washington Post, the man in the group chat labeled himself as...

 2021-04-30 13:52 

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These 'Stop the Steal' agitators promoted Trump's election lies — and now they're running for office...

On January 6, 2021 — a date that will live in infamy, to borrow President Franklin Delano's Roosevelt's words describing the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack — insurrectionists from all over the United States visited Washington, D....

 2021-04-30 13:34 

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George W. Bush meets with Never Trumpers to discuss post-Trump GOP...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) traveled to Texas to meet with former President George W. Bush to discuss ways to unite the side of the Republican Party that opposes Trumpism. According to CBS DFW, the rising Illinois politician has been working tirelessly t...

 2021-04-30 12:43 

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Legal expert lays out the most important 'takeaways' from the FBI's Rudy Giuliani raid...

On Wednesday, April 28, the New York City home/office of Republican Rudy Giuliani — former New York City mayor and a personal attorney for former President Donald Trump — was searched by FBI agents. Kimberly Wehle, a law professor at the Unive...

 2021-04-30 12:36 

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Mario Gonzalez's brother insists police footage shows they 'blatantly lied' about his death...

Just one day before former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a man named Mario Gonzalez died at the hands of police officers with the Alameda Police Department in California. With the latest rollout of th...

 2021-04-30 11:49 

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Did Ted Cruz just accidentally drop a major confession?...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently announced in the Wall Street Journal that he will no longer accept high-dollar donations from corporations in an effort to stand firmly on principle. However, he also accidentally dropped a major confession in the process,...

 2021-04-30 11:02 

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Widespread outrage ensues over Joel Greenberg's confession letter: 'How is Matt Gaetz still in Congress?'...

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was buried in scorn and mockery following a bombshell report published by The Daily Beast on Thursday evening."A confession letter written by Joel Greenberg in the final months of the Trump presidency claims that he and close as...

 2021-04-30 10:50 

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Michele Bachmann blasts Biden speech: He's going to 'snatch' toddlers to 'indoctrinate' them in 'the LGBTQ curriculum'...

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland's The Victory Channel aired a special edition of its...

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