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 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...

 2021-04-30 10:36 

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Counties at highest risk for COVID harm often have lowest vaccination rates...

As the U.S. rushes to vaccinate its population against the coronavirus, most counties with the sickest residents are lagging behind and making only incremental progress reaching their most vulnerable populations.A ProPublica analysis of county data mainta...

 2021-04-30 03:03 

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The only thing keeping Republicans from electoral oblivion...

United States Rep. Glenn Grothman was kind enough to send his thoughts on DC statehood in an e-newsletter last weekend, as he does for his constituents. If you haven't had the fortune to know the congressman from Wisconsin's Sixth, well, bless you...

 2021-04-30 02:48 

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Matt Gaetz wingman penned a letter claiming they both had sex with a minor — but thought she was 19: report...

The shocking and salacious scandals surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) escalated on Thursday."A confession letter written by Joel Greenberg in the final months of the Trump presidency claims that he and close associate Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex wit...

 2021-04-30 02:18 

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Something smells rotten in the new report on the Rudy Giuliani case...

While the federal raid on Rudy Giuliani's home has attracted the national media's attention, there's a thread in the story leading up to the issuance of the search warrant that may be underplayed.The New York Times story that initially reporte...

 2021-04-29 23:33 

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A timeline of carnage: The U.S. refuses to be at peace...

Here's the strange thing in an ever-stranger world: I was born in July 1944 in the midst of a devastating world war. That war ended in August 1945 with the atomic obliteration of two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the most devastating bom...

 2021-04-29 23:13 

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How a Florida school improved test scores with a simple but powerful community approach...
 2021-04-29 22:46 

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The COVID crisis in India declare a 'crime against humanity'...

With Covid-19 cases soaring in India, acclaimed author and activist Arundhati Roy wrote Wednesday that her country is witnessing "an outright crime against humanity" as outside observers fear the crisis could hamper global efforts to rein in the p...

 2021-04-29 22:03 

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Meghan McCain fumes after Biden's speech and warns he'll be the 'most progressive president of my lifetime'...

36-year-old Meghan McCain shared with...

 2021-04-29 20:47 

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Leftist pundit says he's increasingly impressed by Biden — and zeroes in on the key to making him better...

When now-President Joe Biden defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressives in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, leftist journalist Mehdi Hasan had strong reservations about the centrist Democrat. But Hasan, who now hos...

 2021-04-29 20:28 

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GOP Sen. Blackburn offers an odd excuse after she's caught spreading lies about Biden's plans...

During his Wednesday night speech before members of Congress, President Joe Biden outlined some proposals of his American Families Plan. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, appearing on Fox Business earlier in the day, wrongly claimed that part...

 2021-04-29 20:04 

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How Joe Biden turned the tables on Republicans and used their tactics against them...

President Joe Biden's plans are ambitious. I know this because every headline Thursday morning after Biden gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress said so....

 2021-04-29 19:25 

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Rudy Giuliani is an 'idiot' who 'drinks too much' and will give up Trump 'in a heartbeat': Michael Cohen...

Speaking CNN this Thursday, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, addressed the recent raid by federal agents on the home and office of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, saying that...

 2021-04-29 19:13 

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'Conservatives beware': Paul Krugman explains why Biden's ambitions are a big threat to the GOP...

Proponents of New Deal/Great Society liberalism have long argued that social programs and policies that help the middle class are not anti-business, but are good for business — and liberal economist Paul Krugman takes a Biden-era approach to that th...

 2021-04-29 19:00 

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Here's what made Biden's big speech such a major departure from recent Democratic presidents...

Last night's speech by the president before a (sparsely attended yet still) joint session of the United States Congress was the most republican speech I have seen. As a matter of fact, Joe Biden may end up being the most republican Democrat of my life...

 2021-04-29 18:31 

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Psychiatrist explains how the American Psychiatric Association functioned as 'as an agent of the state' under Trump...

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...

 2021-04-29 18:21 

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Senate committee approves 3 Biden nominees for USPS board — setting the stage for a Democratic majority...

A Senate committee voted in favor of President Joe Biden's three nominees for governing board overseeing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).According to the Associated Press, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday app...

 2021-04-29 18:17 

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The misguided prophets of a new conservatism: Why right-wing intellectuals struggle to make sense of Trump...

If you're like most people, you haven't followed the twists and turns of conservative intellectual efforts to gin up a new account of American conservatism distinguishing it from Trumpism. But if the past is any guide, don't worry. You're ...

 2021-04-29 17:30 

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Ted Cruz blasted for saying the quiet part out loud: He 'explicitly linked campaign contributions to policy'...

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, like many other far-right Republicans, has been railing against corporate America for what he sees as promoting "woke" liberalism and has been tweeting "get woke, go broke" — a phrase that has become popular o...

 2021-04-29 17:12 

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Missouri GOP Senate goes to war with state's Republican governor for agreeing to honor the will of the people...

Missouri Senate Republican lawmakers are not pleased with Gov. Mike Parson (R) putting the will of the people above his own party's political agenda. According to The Kansas City Star, Parson has decided to move forward in support of expanding Medicai...

 2021-04-29 16:48 

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Trump may have botched the census — and screwed Republicans in the process...

Both Democrats and Republicans across the country are scratching their heads over the U.S. Census data released this week, and the one thing everyone knows is that there's a better-than-decent chance that Donald Trump and his bumpkins messed it up.Fir...

 2021-04-29 16:24 

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Americans observe one year anniversary of the day Trump and Kushner 'washed their hands of the pandemic'...

It was one year ago today. The Trump administration effectively announced it had done all it planned to do to control the coronavirus pandemic, declaring it essentially over and the recovery was here. At that point, more than 60,000 Americans had died fro...

 2021-04-29 16:16 

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Here's how 'bogus' anti-Biden 'nonsense' gains momentum at Fox News — and 'goes viral': report...

While CNN and MSNBC are busy reporting on President Joe Biden's policies, their cable news competitors Fox News and Fox Business are promoting nonsense about the Democratic president — for example, claiming that Biden is declaring war on meat co...

 2021-04-29 15:57 

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McConnell claimed Democrats are 'addicted to divide and conquer.' Critics offered him a GOP history lesson...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is apparently still reeling from the shift in power that ultimately stripped Republicans of the Senate majority. Now, as he is accusing Democrats of being power-struck, Twitter users are reminding him of Repu...

 2021-04-29 15:31 

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Scholars react to Biden's vision on how to 'win the 21st century'...

Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University; Ivory A. Toldson, Howard University, and Veronika Dolar, SUNY Old WestburyPresident Joe Biden spoke to Congress April 28, 2021, with a historic duo flanking him: two women, one of them African American. Vi...

 2021-04-29 15:23 

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'Worst speech writer in American history' Stephen Miller mocked for attacking Biden's speech as 'lifeless and dry'...

Former Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, who is responsible for most of the former president's speeches along with his child separation policy, is attacking President Joe Biden's Joint Address to Congress. Miller continues to advise Trump and h...

 2021-04-29 15:15 

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Right-wingers erupts after Biden declares Jan. 6 'worst attack on democracy since Civil War'...

President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night that the U.S. Capitol siege by a mob of Trump supporters on Jan. 6 was "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War," a claim that angered many right-wing and pro-Trump pundits online.Biden ma...

 2021-04-29 15:11 

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Josh Hawley has invested 'tens of thousands of dollars' in the 'very tech companies he denounces': report...

Railing against big tech and...

 2021-04-29 15:09 

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Arizona Democratic Party could deny support for Sen. Sinema over her push to maintain the filibuster...

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-Ariz.) adamant refusal to support Democratic lawmakers' push to end the legislative filibuster and her work with Senate Republicans could lead to...

 2021-04-29 13:38 

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Chris Wallace said Biden's speech will be 'popular' among Americans — and Meghan McCain's husband wasn't happy...

After President Joe Biden gave a speech before members of both houses of Congress on Wednesday evening, April 28, many pundits in the right-wing media responded with predictable rhetoric and knee-jerk claims that Biden was promoting a "radical sociali...

 2021-04-29 13:23 

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Derek Chauvin would have been hit with DOJ charges had he been acquitted of George Floyd's murder: report...

Even if Derek Chauvin had been acquitted of murdering George Floyd or it ended in a mistrial, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had another plan to ensure he faced consequences for his actions, according to a new report.Federal prosecutors reportedly p...

 2021-04-29 12:52 

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Josh Hawley brutally mocked for railing against big tech while using big tech to promote his book...

Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, one of the most stridently Trumpified Republicans in the U.S. Senate, has been railing nonstop against corporate America — especially big tech — for, as he sees it, promoting "woke" liberalism. And his new...

 2021-04-29 12:46 

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GOP Leader brazenly lies about Biden after president's first address to Congress...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went on Fox News to lie about President Joe Biden.On Monday, Fox News reporter John Roberts conceded that Joe Biden's climate plans do not actually limit consumption of meat. CNN's fact checker described...

 2021-04-29 12:41 

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Senate Democrats must make a choice: Democracy or authoritarianism...

Republican-controlled state legislatures have introduced over 361 voter suppression bills in 47 states, and some states, like Georgia, have already enacted them into law. There's only one way to stop this assault on our democracy. It's called the ...

 2021-04-29 12:28 

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Watch: Father arrested for going over allotted time while testifying against Arkansas ban on trans healthcare...

The concerned father of a transgender teenager in Arkansas was arrested while testifying in opposition to the state's anti-transgender healthcare bill. The reason for his arrest has sparked deep criticism of the state and its court system.According to...

 2021-04-29 12:02 

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Devin Nunes is caught up in Giuliani's 'Russian mob' scandal: Trump impeachment prosecutor...

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has exposure in Rudy Giulian's legal scandal, according to former prosecutor Daniel Goldman, who served as majority counsel in Donald Trump's first impeachment trial.Goldman offered his analysis after The New York Times rep...

 2021-04-29 11:54 

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This climate 'solution' is actually adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere...

by Lisa Song, ProPublica, and James Temple, MIT Technology ReviewProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Along the coast of Northern California near...

 2021-04-29 11:44 

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White House slams Joe Rogan after podcaster tells younger listeners not to get COVID vaccine...

In a rare move several Biden White House officials are responding to podcaster Joe Rogan, a popular culture warrior on the right who appeals to a wide audience, in an effort to combat vaccine hesitancy as COVID inoculations drop thanks to conservatives sp...

 2021-04-29 11:33 

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'They don't care': Republicans blasted for refusing to applaud for cutting child poverty in half...

In his Joint Address to Congress Wednesday night President Joe Biden worked to sell his vision for the future and for America.Republicans refused to offer support.Unlike years past, for Joint Addresses or State of the Union Addresses, this was a socially-...

 2021-04-29 11:27 

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These Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6. Now, they're political candidates...

Several individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol and participated in the deadly riots on Jan. 6 are now running for public office.From city council to governor, fierce supporters of former President Donald Trump are seeking all types of government positio...

 2021-04-29 11:13 

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DC cop beaten on Jan. 6 calls out Trump supporters for 'whitewashing' MAGA mob...

Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten by pro-Trump vigilantes on Jan. 6 on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, reflected on that dark day Tuesday night during an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. In particular, Fanone...

 2021-04-29 11:02 

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'I have to compose myself': Doctor smacks down Orange County Republican who asked if COVID vaccine embeds a tracking device...

To be honest, I'm not all that concerned that the COVID vaccine I took last Friday might have a tracking device in it. For one thing, it doesn't, because that would be bonkers. For another, I can't fathom who the hell would want to track me. I...

 2021-04-29 10:53 

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A former Georgia deputy boasted of charging Black people with felonies to make sure they lost their vote...

In recent months, as less and less white people support voter suppression and more and more people of color organize around gaining political power, our country has once again reached an inflection point. Republican operatives across the country, long pus...

 2021-04-29 10:48 

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It may be time to give up on getting GOP permission for a commission on Republican sedition...

During the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Officer Michael Fanone was attacked, beaten, Tased, and suffered a resulting heart attack at the hands of the violent pro-Trump mob. He was one of the hundred officers injured during the mob's attemp...

 2021-04-29 10:45 

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New 'weapons of mass destruction' charges filed against accused Whitmer kidnap plotters...

Federal prosecutors filed new...

 2021-04-29 10:43 

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'It's about damn time': Advocates welcome DOJ hate crime charges in Ahmaud Arbery killing...

Racial justice advocates welcomed Wednesday's announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that three men imprisoned in Georgia on murder and other charges in connection with the death of unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery last February also have been ...

 2021-04-29 10:28 

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Legal reporter argues even Antonin Scalia would be 'aghast' at the right-wing Supreme Court justices...

During his many years on the U.S. Supreme Court, the late Justice Antonin Scalia lived up to his reputation as a staunch social conservative — and he not only had strong disagreements with liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but also, with the righ...

 2021-04-29 01:00 

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WATCH: President Joe Biden delivers first address to Congress...

Hours after unveiling his American Families Plan Wednesday morning and on the eve of his 100th day in office, U.S. President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress at 9:00 pm ET.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invited th...

 2021-04-29 00:29 

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WATCH: Newly released disturbing video shows assault on deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick...

On Wednesday night, Capitol Police released new body camera footage that shows the assault of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died shortly after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.The video, which according to the report was hidden for weeks by Cap...

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