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 2021-04-28 22:57 

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Why Workers Memorial Day is a national call to action...

The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 959 safety committee leapt into action a few years ago after discovering that more and more workers at the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, were exposed to knife injuries on the job.Committee members soli...

 2021-04-28 22:27 

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A storm is brewing in Arizona: Why QAnon is obsessed with the state's shady election audit...

There is a storm brewing in Arizona. For the past week, Maricopa County — the state's major population center — which narrowly favored President Joe Biden during the 2020 general election, has been holding its very own election audit follo...

 2021-04-28 20:58 

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Fox News host slams the 'right-wing echo chamber' on his own network for pushing false reports...

A Fox News host is displeased with his network's publishing of false reports over the last several days....

 2021-04-28 20:35 

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New body camera footage show officers kneeling on a California man's back for 5 minutes before he died...

The family of a 26-year-old man, Mario Gonzalez, is demanding an independent investigation into the California man's death following the release Tuesday of body camera footage by the Alameda Police Department which shows three officers kneeling on his...

 2021-04-28 19:53 

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Columnist explains why the GOP's voter suppression attempts could backfire...

Many pundits have described the 2020 U.S. Census results as good news for Republicans, noting that one or two congressional seats will be added in Texas, Montana, North Carolina and Florida — all of which are states that former President Donald Trum...

 2021-04-28 19:24 

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An ugly picture is coming into focus as the state-level GOP attempt to strangle dissent...

As we passed the one-year mark of the pandemic lockdown, the media was flooded with assorted lookbacks, memorials for the dead and even quizzes designed to remind people of what the country and the world were like before the coronavirus descended.One sugg...

 2021-04-28 18:55 

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'Very substantial evidence': Why legal experts think the federal raid on Rudy Giuliani is a big deal...

Legal experts are weighing in on the bombshell news that federal agents on Wednesday raided former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's home and office in New York City. The New York Times, which broke the news, says the execution of the search warrants are...

 2021-04-28 18:24 

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Why Republicans are trying to drive us insane...

Forgive me for repeating myself. The right-wing media apparatus, which is global in scale, is so powerful it can bend political reality. The latest evidence comes from James Carville, whom I'd normally recommend ignoring with prejudice. The former adv...

 2021-04-28 18:02 

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Kansas GOP calls Sen. Joe Manchin their bipartisan hero...

he Kansas GOP has a history of being seen as credible brokers of moderate proposals. After all, Sen. Roger Marshall was one of only six senators to refuse to certify President Joe Biden, and their state legislature has just spent months debating anti-tran...

 2021-04-28 17:40 

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'Poetic justice': Internet explodes after federal investigators execute search warrant on Giuliani's NYC home...

On Wednesday, April 28 in New York City, federal investigators executed a search warrant in the Upper East Side apartment of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and were, according to reporting in the New York Times, trying to determine whether Giuli...

 2021-04-28 17:17 

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Pro-Trump Republicans have found a way to avoid talking about the January 6 insurrection...

January 6, 2021 is, to borrow President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's words following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, a date that will live in infamy. But it's also a date that Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump woul...

 2021-04-28 16:55 

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Federal investigators carry out search warrant on Rudy Giuliani's apartment...

Federal investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant on the Upper East Side, New York home of Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani, former New York City mayor and personal attorney for former President Donald Trump.According to The New York Times, pros...

 2021-04-28 16:43 

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger fires back after Kelly Loeffler demands an investigation of him...

Five months after now-President Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump in Georgia, many Republicans in the Peach State continue to make bogus claims that widespread voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election. Former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who w...

 2021-04-28 16:14 

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Biden announces CDC's new mask guidance. Will it stop the right-wing outrage cycle?...

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidelines for activities that vaccinated people can now enjoy, including attending small outdoor gatherings without having to wear a mask, hours after T...

 2021-04-28 16:09 

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Top Michigan Republican urges workers to sue employers who make them wear masks...

The co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party this week promoted a tweet that encouraged workers to file lawsuits against employers who ask them to wear "harmful" masks during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Detroit Free Press reports that Mesh...

 2021-04-28 16:05 

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Poll shows people of the world think US significantly less awful now that Trump is gone...

The percentage of people with favorable views of the United States has increased in at least a dozen countries since former President Donald Trump left office, according to a new poll released Tuesday."President Joe Biden inherited a tarnished America...

 2021-04-28 15:50 

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Ted 'Cancun' Cruz gets destroyed by Trevor Noah after starting Twitter war over people 'fleeing' blue states...

Comedy Central host Trevor Noah on Wednesday fired back at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he attacked the comedian on Twitter.During his Tuesday Daily Show program, Noah highlighted the fact that a newly release U.S. Census reports suggests that New York will...

 2021-04-28 15:46 

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Why the embarrassing Arizona vote audit exemplifies GOP's 'metastasizing season of crazy': conservative...

During former President Donald Trump's four years in the White House, conservative pundit Charlie Sykes was among his most persistent critics on the right — and during the 2020 election, Sykes enthusiastically supported now-President Joe Biden. ...

 2021-04-28 15:25 

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Lindsey Graham trolled after making desperate plea for campaign cash — with Trump's help...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is peddling a new gimmick for campaign cash — and this time he is hoping to use former President Donald Trump to push his agenda. On Tuesday, April 27, the Republican senator appeared on "The Sean Hannity Show" w...

 2021-04-28 14:30 

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Postal union slams DeJoy plan to close mail processing facilities: 'A slap in the face'...

The 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union reacted with outrage Tuesday to news that USPS management is moving ahead with a plan to consolidate 18 mail processing facilities as part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's sweeping overhaul of delive...

 2021-04-28 14:27 

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Ex-GOP speechwriter explains why the party's 'radicalization' has become a 'grave threat to American democracy'...

Many Never Trump conservatives were hoping that after former President Donald Trump was voted out of office in 2020, the Republican Party would abandon far-right Trumpism and return to a more traditional Reaganesque conservatism. But three months into Joe...

 2021-04-28 14:21 

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'Alternative Facts': Outrage and mockery target publisher who just gave Kellyanne Conway a book deal...

Simon & Schuster has given Kellyanne Conway a book deal, the deputy editor of The New York Times Book Review reports, and people both inside and outside the company are furious. The 97-year old worldwide publisher also recently handed former vice presiden...

 2021-04-28 13:34 

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NY Times columnist slams Marco Rubio's 'sudden' anti-corporate posturing as 'toothless' and devoid of substance...

After decades of bowing down to large corporations, prominent Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio are now attacking corporate America for coming out against the suppression bills that have come ...

 2021-04-28 13:32 

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Last-ditch attempt to undermine the presidential election came from another disturbing QAnon conspiracy...

The 2020 presidential election was over several months ago, but there is still an audit underway in Maricopa County, Ariz. — and it's contributing to another full-blown conspiracy being perpetrated by QAnon believes.According to The Daily Beast,...

 2021-04-28 12:08 

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Louisiana GOP lawmaker schooled on House floor after insisting students should learn about the 'good' of slavery...

A Louisiana state representative was quickly corrected after he suggested schools teach about the "good of slavery." Subsequently, he also became a laughing stock on the House floor. On Tuesday, April 27, Rep. Ray Garofalo (R-La.) spoke out in sup...

 2021-04-28 11:23 

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'Embarrassing racist': Native American leaders slam Rick Santorum for claiming 'nothing' was in the US before colonizers...

Leaders of multiple Native American organizations are slamming former lawmaker Rick Santorum for his remarks arguing that white European colonizers...

 2021-04-28 10:35 

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New York's Conservative Party threatens to spurn GOP congressman who voted to impeach Trump...

he Conservative Party in Onondaga County, which makes up most of New York's 24th Congressional District, says it won't endorse Republican Rep. John Katko next year, putting the congressman at risk of losing a ballot line that's played a key ro...

 2021-04-28 10:20 

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Murkowski challenger is pro-Trump pastor who says being gay is a 'choice' but people are 'born conservative'...

Kelly Tshibaka, the Republican challenging Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, is a far right wing, pro-Trump religious extremist who believes being gay is "a choice" but being conservative is not.Tshibaka has written in years past in support of so-cal...

 2021-04-28 01:37 

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Scathing Human Rights Watch report says Israel is guilty of apartheid...

Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that the policies and actions of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people amount to systematic...

 2021-04-28 01:20 

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Sen. Joe Manchin comes under fire for his disturbing excuse for blocking democracy reform...

Sen. Joe Manchin won praise from the Daily Caller and Fox News contributors while infuriating voting rights advocates on Tuesday with his suggestion that scrapping the filibuster and passing sweeping, popular pro-democracy reforms would spark a second ins...

 2021-04-28 01:05 

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Biden is on the path to repeat Obama's 'mistake'...

Rights group United We Dream warned Tuesday that unless he takes immediate steps to improve his administration's treatment of immigrants, President Joe Biden is at serious risk of repeating the destructive failures of former President Barack Obama, wh...

 2021-04-28 00:51 

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QAnon hasn't gone away — here's what it's morphing into...

by Sophie Bjork-James, Vanderbilt UniversityBy this point, almost everyone has heard of QAnon, the conspiracy spawned by an anonymous online poster of enigmatic prophecies. Starting with an initial promise in 2017 that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be immi...

 2021-04-28 00:44 

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The FBI's fraught history with Judaism looms today...

by Sarah Imhoff, Indiana UniversityThe FBI wants to hear from Hasidim, or "ultra-Orthodox" Jews. The Hate Crimes Unit said as much when it issued announcements in both Yiddish and Hebrew asking Jews to report antisemitic incidents in an outreach c...

 2021-04-28 00:20 

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The evidence of Trump's final act of 'sabotage'...

Democratic lawmakers and election experts expressed concerns that Monday's release of the Census Bureau's congressional apportionment data reflected a systematic undercount of Latino residents that may be linked to former President Donald Trump...

 2021-04-28 00:03 

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NRA's Wayne LaPierre inspires backlash over video showing his horrifying elephant hunt...

For 40 years Wayne LaPierre has been the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, and yet can't seem to shoot straight.A just-published article at The New Yorker exposes the top gun lobby group's chief as having...

 2021-04-27 23:22 

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NY Post reporter leaves job — says she was 'ordered' to write a false story about Kamala Harris...

New York Post reporter Laura Italiano announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that she had resigned from her position after controversy erupted around a false story she had printed.She had published a story claiming that the U.S. government was giving copi...

 2021-04-27 22:20 

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The signs are mounting that the GOP is falling deeper into a world of fantasy...

In the real world, there are real problems that serious people are worried about: global pandemic, climate change, economic inequality, systematic racism, mass shootings, and gendered violence, just to name a few. The problem for Republicans, of course, i...

 2021-04-27 21:22 

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The coming cyber-apocalypse:A cold war has already turned hot...

America has a serious infrastructure problem.Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes on your street. Or the dismal state of public transportation in your city. Or crumbling bridges all over the country. But that's so twentieth ce...

 2021-04-27 20:55 

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Joe Biden's plans would target the ultra-wealthy for more tax dollars — and they're getting nervous: report...

President Joe Biden has been highly critical of the corporate tax cuts of the Trump era, complaining that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 mostly benefitted the wealthiest Americans while doing precious little for the United States' middle class. Bid...

 2021-04-27 20:23 

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The disturbing re-emergence of 19th-century pseudoscience...

The second half of the 19th century left a lot of junk in America's mental attic: that place we let old notions, impressions and delusions pile up rather than taking them to slumber in a faraway landfill. Our dead and outmoded ideas have gathered dust...

 2021-04-27 19:35 

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The Supreme Court's shocking ruling sends a cold-blooded message...

Take a walk with me inside the mind of Brett Jones. He was the plaintiff in Jones v. Mississippi, the United State Supreme Court case I told you about Monday. In a 6-3 opinion, written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court rolled back two previous rulings...

 2021-04-27 19:16 

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New report exposes thousands of dollars of taxpayer funds that the Trump family sent to their company...

Former President Donald Trump is at the center of controversy as a new report details how he and members of his family benefited financially from his time in the White House. According to a new report published by The Scotsman, U.S. taxpayers were left to...

 2021-04-27 19:00 

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Reporter warns far-right Republicans may be close to achieving a 'radical rewrite' of the Constitution...

Paul Krugman, liberal economist and long-time columnist for the New York Times, has argued that Republicans have long since ceased to view Democrats as the loyal opposition — and that they don't believe that Democrats even have...

 2021-04-27 18:01 

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LeVar Burton schools Meghan McCain on 'The View': It's 'consequence culture' — not cancel culture...

LeVar Burton, the legendary children's television host from...

 2021-04-27 17:26 

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Broward County church received COVID relief loan but state has no record of any of the employees...

A church belonging to a Tamarac, Fla. city commissioner received more than $36,000 in COVID relief funding for its employees facing financial hardships, but public records suggest that the church may not have been eligible to receive the funding. Accordin...

 2021-04-27 17:02 

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Fact checker debunks Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick's bogus attempt to justify voter suppression...

In Texas, Republicans in the state legislature have aggressively ramped up their voter suppression efforts — and the GOP-sponsored Texas Senate Bill 7 proposes, among other things, eliminating drive-through voting centers. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has c...

 2021-04-27 16:52 

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Krugman: Biden's nonexistent 'war on meat' fits into broader GOP narrative that Democrats aren't 'real Americans'...

In the right-wing media — from Fox News and Newsmax TV to AM talk radio — wingnuts have been falsely claiming that President Joe Biden is trying to bully Americans into consuming little or no red meat. CNN and other outlets have debunked this ...

 2021-04-27 16:49 

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Barrett slammed for refusing to recuse herself from case involving Koch-funded group that bankrolled ads for her confirmation...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is facing backlash for her refusal to recuse herself from a case involving the Koch billionaires who spent a substantial amount of money on political ads ahead of her confirmation. According to Law & Crime, on ...

 2021-04-27 16:45 

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Democrats, Sanders demand Biden release secret COVID vaccine contracts inked under Trump...

Dozens of congressional Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday urged top Biden officials to release unredacted copies of multi-billion-dollar coronavirus vaccine contracts that the Trump administration negotiated in secret with major pharmaceutical c...

 2021-04-27 16:31 

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Trump Jr lied during testimony over whether his father's inauguration committee misused charitable funds: report...

A sworn deposition given by Donald Trump Jr. on February 11 contained some inaccuracies, according to a new report from Mother Jones.Trump Jr. was testifying in regards to a lawsuit that was filed last year against Donald Trump's inauguration committe...

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