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 2021-09-08 18:39 

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Rep. Jim Jordan accidentally shows the true face of the American fascist...

United States Representative Jim Jordan wrote the following to accompany a video of University of Wisconsin students going wild before the opening game of the college football season:...

 2021-09-08 18:18 

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CNN's John Avlon delivers epic take down of GOP's 'post-Trump' trend of 'eye-popping hypocrisies'...

CNN host John Avlon delivered an epic assessment of how the post-Trump Republican Party has reached a heightened level of hypocrisy as they struggle to find a new direction without the former president. On Wednesday, September 8, Avlon discussed a number ...

 2021-09-08 17:46 

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Fox News can't resist 'undermining American democracy' with voter fraud lies and 'idiocy': media critic...

When Tomi Lahren appeared on Fox News'...

 2021-09-08 17:37 

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Nobel economist to Biden: Ditch Fed chair Powell if you want to 'Build Back Better'...

If U.S. President Joe Biden wants to fulfill his "Build Back Better" agenda, he should not appoint Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to another four-year term, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said in an interview released Wednesday...

 2021-09-08 17:01 

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How GOP governors may doom Republicans in Congress...

Back in 2012, Republicans were on one of their tears against women's rights, thinking that it was the ticket to win the election and oust President Barack Obama from office. They decided to attack contraception, confirming once again that their allege...

 2021-09-08 16:55 

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This psychological reaction might explain the bizarre mindset of anti-maskers: study...

A new study may explain why some individuals refuse to wear masks despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ever-mutating variants of the virus that are continuing to spread. The PLOS ONE study, authored by Steven Taylor and Gordon J. G. Asmundso, suggests the ad...

 2021-09-08 16:41 

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There's one MAGA Republican who doesn't want Donald Trump to run in 2024: report...

Although it remains to be seen whether or not Donald Trump will run for president in the 2024 election, his influence on the Republican Party is undeniable. Everyone from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to...

 2021-09-08 15:22 

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Employer of anti-masker caught on camera coughing on supermarket shoppers says they are 'investigating'...

A video of a woman in a Nebraska supermarket without a mask and "appearing to deliberately cough" on other shoppers has gained national attention, and now her employer says they are investigating. The video went viral, with one copy garnering near...

 2021-09-08 15:16 

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Less than half of West Virginia residents believe the presidential election was legitimate: poll...

Less than half of residents in the state of West Virginia believe the presidential election was legitimate and vote counts were accurate, according to a new poll. The findings are the result of a recent MetroNews West Virginia Poll. The publication analyz...

 2021-09-08 15:07 

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Jared Kushner 'misses the party' on Brooklyn real estate as high-profile project 'ends in disappointment'...

Former president Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, appears to have...

 2021-09-08 15:03 

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Minnesota parents file lawsuit demanding statewide mask mandate for public schools...

In some states, parents who hold far-right MAGA views have been angrily railing against mask mandates in public schools. But in Minnesota, a group of parents who favor a statewide mask mandate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has filed a lawsuit again...

 2021-09-08 15:02 

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Economist Paul Krugman: Corporations refusing to pay taxes for climate change programs is 'unforgivable'...

While the United States' west coast was battling wildfires on September 1, the Northeastern Corridor suffered tornadoes, torrential rainfall and record flooding — and major streets in New York City and Philadelphia looked like rivers thanks to t...

 2021-09-08 14:28 

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OSMA accuses Oklahoma governor of 'stifling dissent' by removing 'the only physicians from the OHCA Board'...

The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) is expressing concern about Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's (R) removal of the board's only physicians.On Saturday, September 5, Stitt removed Jean Hausheer, M.D., and Laura Shamblin, M.D. from the Oklahom...

 2021-09-08 13:57 

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Angry group of QAnon believers flood hospital with phone calls to demand COVID patient be treated with livestock drug...

Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory recently launched a protest to demand an ill COVID patient be treated with the controversial livestock drug, Ivermectin. According to The Chicago Sun Times, QAnon backers targeted the Amita Resurrection Medical Ce...

 2021-09-08 13:11 

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Psychologist and criminologist explain why anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers present a real threat of violence...

Not all opponents of mask mandates and anti-vaccine activists are alike. They constitute a diverse and heterogeneous group. But a certain segment of the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers comprise extremists who represent a violent and nefarious influence in o...

 2021-09-08 13:05 

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QAnon Republican known for coronavirus denial is now hospitalized with COVID-19: 'He's pretty darned sick'...

MAGA Republican Fred Lowry — a far-right Christian fundamentalist, conspiracy theorist and QAnon supporter who serves on the Volusia County Council — has been one of Central Florida's most unhinged COVID-19 deniers, railing against social ...

 2021-09-08 13:00 

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'Legend': Texas dad drops his pants at school board meeting to make a point about wearing masks...

So many times my kids will say to me,...

 2021-09-08 12:51 

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'Exponential' increase: More than a quarter million children contracted COVID just last week...

COVID-19 infection cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are skyrocketing, due to the delta variant, still large numbers of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated or wear masks, and children going back to school, many with no mask or vaccine mandates.Well o...

 2021-09-08 12:40 

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Gov. Greg Abbott wanted state lawmakers to ban mask mandates in public schools. They didn't...

By Joshua Fechter, The Texas TribuneSept. 7, 2021...

 2021-09-08 12:36 

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'Biology 101': AOC torches Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for misinformed rape claim and 'deep ignorance' on abortion...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) delivered a blistering assessment of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's rape claim and his attempts to defend the state's controversial abortion law.On Tuesday, September 7, the Democratic lawmaker spoke with CNN's...

 2021-09-08 10:28 

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Women slam Gov. Abbott for not 'knowing how women's bodies work' after making false 6-week abortion claim...

Women across the country are responding to a viral video posted Tuesday afternoon showing Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott clearly confused about how women's bodies work, after he falsely claimed his new abortion law doesn't require rape victims ...

 2021-09-08 10:19 

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Ted Cruz slammed for telling unemployed Americans to 'get a job' as unemployment benefits expire: 'What do you do again?'...

As several million jobless Americans braced for the loss of COVID-enhanced unemployment benefits on Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) only had one suggestion for them: get a job. On Tuesday, September 7, the Republican lawmaker shared a link to a new ABC Ne...

 2021-09-08 10:09 

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Federal judge rules that a gay teacher's firing by a Catholic school is sex discrimination...

A federal judge has ruled a Charlotte, North Carolina, Catholic high school and a Roman Catholic Diocese's firing of a gay teacher is sex discrimination.The teacher, a gay man, posted about his marriage to a man and his upcoming wedding on Facebook, a...

 2021-09-08 10:08 

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'Global warming is upon us': Extreme weather strengthens calls to pass Biden's infrastructure bill...

On August 30, 2021, President Joe Biden committed the federal government to help Louisiana and Mississippi recover from Hurricane Ida's devastation for...

 2021-09-08 01:24 

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WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner bizarrely claims she's pro-choice while backing the Texas abortion ban...

On Tuesday, CNN's Brianna Keilar interviewed transgender former Olympian and Republican California recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner about several key issues in the election and around the country.In the interview, Keilar asked if Jenner had...

 2021-09-08 01:01 

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Unvaccinated woman sent a chilling TikTok video from her hospital bed she died of COVID just days later...

A TikTok creator has died from COVID-19 after urging people to get vaccinated in her final video, filmed in her hospital bed....

 2021-09-08 00:35 

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The pernicious fake audit in Arizona is spreading to other states as GOP leaders bow to Trump...

Donald Trump is succeeding in mainstreaming his fringe politics at the state level just like he did at the federal level.Originally, the Arizona sham audit was an outlier—replicated in no other state and only gaining prominence among Trumpy bit play...

 2021-09-08 00:25 

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Teacher removed from classroom after video joking about pledging allegiance to Pride flag went viral...

If one thing doesn't change, it's the ability of conservatives to become enraged at the slightest bit of LGBTQ+ pride or acceptance. Sure, it's a global pandemic and we're facing climate-related disasters on what feels like on a regular ba...

 2021-09-07 23:58 

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Former Trump aide Jason Miller detained in Brazil over alleged 'anti-democratic acts': report...

Jason Miller, ex-adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign and current CEO of right-wing social media platform Gettr, was detained and released by Brazilian police on Tuesday....

 2021-09-07 23:27 

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Bolsonaro faces calls for impeachment as he incites far-right rallies in Brazil...

Opponents of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets and to social media Tuesday to counter large pro-government, anti-judiciary demonstrations, and to condemn what they called the...

 2021-09-07 23:06 

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A climate disaster is unfolding before our eyes — but politicians won't heed the warnings...

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall off the coast of Louisiana, triggering a slow-moving disaster as floodwaters breached the levees around New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 people were killed over several weeks, hundreds of thousands of homes wer...

 2021-09-07 22:40 

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New research challenges our basic theories about how the brain works...

by David Kleinfeld, University of California San DiegoThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaMy colleagues and I recently found that we were able to train mice to voluntarily increase the size and frequency of seemi...

 2021-09-07 21:50 

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Report reveals new cases of Covid in children have reached their highest rate ever...

COVID-19 infection cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are skyrocketing, due to the delta variant, still large numbers of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated or wear masks, and children going back to school, many with no mask or vaccine mandates.Well o...

 2021-09-07 20:31 

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The Supreme Court may end Roe v. Wade — but there's another line of defense against anti-abortion laws...

Ever since President Trump started nominating new Supreme Court justices, reproductive health activists and court observers have sounded the alarm that Roe v. Wade was in jeopardy. Conservative legislators also took note—passing laws that would cont...

 2021-09-07 20:12 

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Tomi Lahren claims that only 'voter fraud' will save Gavin Newsom from recall — despite his strong polling...

California's recall election is set for Tuesday, September 14, when voters will decide to either keep Democrat Gavin Newsom as governor or replace him with someone else. Although some polls are showing that California voters, by double digits, want to...

 2021-09-07 20:01 

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The American empire unmade Afghanistan — and fueled its own decline...

They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the...

 2021-09-07 19:34 

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Gov. Abbott gives a 'bizarre' explanation when asked about rape victims under Texas abortion law...

Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law, which went into effect on September 1, does not make an exception for either rape or incest. This week at a press conference in Texas, a reporter asked Gov. Greg Abbott about the effect the law will have on rape...

 2021-09-07 19:00 

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Theocratic Christianity has come to Texas...

Trolling is largely associated with humor-impaired right-wing bullies, but there are still some on the left who know how to troll with wit and style while serving the forces of good instead of evil.Take, for instance, the Satanic Temple of Salem, Massachu...

 2021-09-07 18:41 

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The problem of suicidal authoritarian politics...

That some southerners are refusing to get vaccinated against the covid and are instead eating horse paste, or injecting sheep drench, has sparked yet another round of tedious debate over "messaging." If federal officials could say the right thing ...

 2021-09-07 17:49 

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Hungarian conservative blasts Tucker Carlson for praising strongman Viktor Orbn: 'You've been had'...

Fox News' Tucker Carlson recently visited Hungary, where he praised far-right authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn — and the praise continued after Carlson's return to the United States. But not everyone on the right in Hungary appreciat...

 2021-09-07 17:45 

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'COVID is kicking humanity's ass': Texas ER doctor offers brutally honest assessment of the pandemic...

An emergency room doctor in Texas recently shared a glimpse of the brutal reality he and other frontline workers have faced "for the past three weeks" as they continue battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to CBS News, Dr. Hasan Kakli, a doctor...

 2021-09-07 17:30 

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'Judges are not doctors': Ohio judge reverses colleague's decision on use of Ivermectin to treat COVID...

An Ohio judge has reversed his colleague's court order requiring a hospital to honor a patient prescription for Ivermectin as treatment for COVID-19. According to The Washington Post, Butler County Judge Michael A. Oster Jr. delivered the ruling for t...

 2021-09-07 17:22 

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'Not true at all': Fauci gives DeSantis a history lesson over 'completely incorrect' claim about vaccines...

Dr. Anthony Fauci offered Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R) a critical history lesson when he corrected the Republican governor for his careless remarks about the importance of getting vaccinated. On Tuesday, September 7, the top infectious disease exper...

 2021-09-07 16:35 

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Miami newspaper slams Ron DeSantis for misleading comments about COVID-19 vaccines: 'A profile in selfishness'...

December will mark the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and it continues to imperil people all around the world — especially those who haven't been vaccina...

 2021-09-07 15:50 

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'Unprecedented': Idaho rations hospital care due to 'massive increase' in COVID patients...

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) on Tuesday announced it has implemented a hospital care rationing program due to a "massive increase" in coronavirus patients in the northern part of the state that is causing a "severe shortage...

 2021-09-07 15:39 

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Jim Jordan gets a badly needed fact-check after claiming that 'vaccine mandates are un-American'...

Always determined to attack Democrats any way he can, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has been loudly pushing anti-vaxxer ideas. On Monday, September 6, the far-right Republican congressman tweeted that...

 2021-09-07 14:44 

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Legal expert maps out how Texas' anti-abortion law will pave the way for more threats to the US Constitution...

One legal expert is explaining just how dire the circumstances are surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to block Texas' anti-abortion law and how it paves the way for more controversial legislation that could threaten democracy.In a recent...

 2021-09-07 14:26 

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A tweet praising Alex Jones shows J.D. Vance's 'desperate'need to prove he's an 'authentic MAGA man': conservative...
 2021-09-07 13:38 

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Caitlyn Jenner says she supports Texas abortion ban and Ron DeSantis — but trashes 'illegals' in CNN interview...

California Republican gubernatorial recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner says she supports a woman's right to choose but also supports the right of Texas to ban abortion. She opposes the leading Republican in the recall race, Larry Elder, but says she does...

 2021-09-07 13:35 

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'A dumpster fire': Texas Lt. Gov. loses it over 'depraved' Portland leaders after city floats plan to boycott state...

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) slammed leaders in Portland, Ore. on Monday after city officials announced a vote on boycotting Texas travel and trade in response to the state's ban on abortion after 6 weeks. On Monday, September 6, Patrick took...

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