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 2021-04-27 16:18 

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Here's why MAGA rioters thought they'd get away with posting selfies taken at the Capitol...

Many Trump supporters who took part in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building made the job of law enforcement officials much easier by snapping incriminating photos of themselves committing crimes as they were happening.MLive.com this...

 2021-04-27 15:59 

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Watch: CEO fired after allegedly harassing teenage boy wearing a dress to prom...

18-year old Dalton Stevens wore a bright red dress to a high school prom on Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee. Sam Johnson, the CEO of a telehealth company saw him at the Harpeth Hotel and allegedly harassed him, as video that went viral shows.Johnson, Visu...

 2021-04-27 15:49 

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Sen. John Kennedy gets hammered on Twitter over weak argument in support of cops: 'Stupid is as Kennedy does'...

When Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) laid out his argument against defunding the police, Twitter users quickly fired back, noting one glaring issue: he does not understand what it means to "defund the police" On Monday, April 26, Kennedy appeared on ...

 2021-04-27 15:33 

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US Supreme Court rejects Texas-led lawsuit seeking to protect a Trump immigration policy...

"U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas-led lawsuit seeking to protect a Trump immigration policy" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about publ...

 2021-04-27 15:25 

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MAGA donor's private school says it is now 'policy not to employ' vaccinated teachers...

The founder of the first "happiness school" in America is a Miami-based anti-vaxxer who has just announced she is banning any teacher who has been vaccinated from being in contact with students to "protect" the students. Teachers are requi...

 2021-04-27 15:09 

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Fox Host pushes false claim VP's book being given to migrant children despite fact check moments before...

It was one book.An unknown Californian donated one copy of Vice President Kamala Harris' 2019 kid's book,...

 2021-04-27 15:04 

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Biden order will raise minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour...

President Joe Biden on Tuesday plans to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers under federal contracts to $15 an hour by next March, a move that will significantly increase the pay of hundreds of thousands of low-wage employees.Under...

 2021-04-27 14:51 

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Here's how the Proud Boys weaponize irony to pretend they're 'funny dudes — not Nazis'...

Right-wing extremists have long fled behind humor and irony to escape consequences for their hateful ideology, and that allowed some of them to hide in plain sight before Donald Trump's supporters tried to violently overturn his election loss.They'...

 2021-04-27 14:41 

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How 'anti-corporate rhetoric' captured 'the paranoid, vindictive post-Trump GOP': conservative...

Historically speaking, right-wing Republicans are strident defenders of corporate America. Economist Milton Friedman argued that corporations had no obligation to anyone but their shareholders, and the late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh equated anti-corpo...

 2021-04-27 14:02 

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A disturbing Republican plot is unfolding before our eyes. Will their scheme be completed by 2024?...

Americans thought January 6 was the peak of the effort to end democracy in America and replace it with strongman authoritarian rule. But January 6 was merely the tip of the iceberg.This article was originally published at The Hartmann ReportAnd it's n...

 2021-04-27 13:34 

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Republicans are facing an 'identity crisis' while longing to take back the House in 2022: report...

Five months have passed since former President Donald Trump was voted out of office, but three months into Joe Biden's presidency, Republicans find themselves debating what role Trump should play in their party. Journalists Rick Klein, Averi Harper an...

 2021-04-27 13:27 

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Behind the shady Florida consulting firm trying to upend election results in Arizona and Michigan: 'Such a farce'...

An Arizona judge is demanding more information about a Florida-based ballot firm's audits of the 2020 presidential election results as others raise concerns about the firm's reputation.According to Politico, Cyber Ninjas consulting firm has caused...

 2021-04-27 13:22 

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Kevin McCarthy wants Liz Cheney to 'tone down' her scathing anti-Trump rhetoric — but she isn't budging: report...

More than five months after Donald Trump was voted out of office and over three months after Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, Trump continues to have a major influence on much of the Republican Party — including House Minori...

 2021-04-27 11:34 

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'Actions have consequences': Republican group begins grading GOP members — and Kevin McCarthy gets an F...

The Republican Accountability Project, an anti-Trump conservative group has gone from holding top GOP lawmakers such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accountable on social media to launching a new "scorecard" website that grades GOP members...

 2021-04-27 11:22 

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Fox News host admits his show misled viewers about Biden's nonexistent war on red meat...

A Fox News host admitted that his broadcast included inaccurate reporting about President Joe Biden's nonexistent plan to sharply reduce the amount of red meat Americans can consumeOn Monday, April 26, John Roberts the host of...

 2021-04-27 10:15 

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'Stop this bill': GOP-led Florida Senate sparks alarm with attack on voting rights...

Bolstering recent calls for federal legislation to protect and expand voting rights, the GOP-controlled Florida state Senate marked Confederate Memorial Day on Monday by advancing a bill that—similar to a law enacted by Georgia Republicans last mont...

 2021-04-27 10:09 

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New York just lost a seat in Congress by 89 people: Census data...

New York State will lose a seat in Congress because of just 89 people."If 89 people more had been counted in New York, the state would not have lost a congressional seat," USA Today/Gannett reporter Mike Ellis reports. Voting rights and statistics...

 2021-04-27 10:01 

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Tucker Carlson demands viewers harass people wearing masks outside: 'It's repulsive!'...

On Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson demanded that Americans stop wearing masks outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, calling the practice "repulsive" and even urging his viewers to harass mask-wearers and to call the police on parent...

 2021-04-27 02:00 

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When women become allies to save watersheds and wildlife...

The word "Minnesota" derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem.I traveled to no...

 2021-04-27 00:02 

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Why Joe Biden's popularity baffles the media...

I'm sure you all remember the endless media forays into so-called Trump country after the 2016 election to find out what...

 2021-04-26 23:43 

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Jen Psaki had a hilarious response to a right-wing reporter pushing GOP talking points...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki again was forced to deal with a right wing reporter trying to inflame American politics by dredging up old GOP talking points.David Brody, a reporter for Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, asked Psaki...

 2021-04-26 23:30 

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The case for expanding the Supreme Court just got a lot stronger...

Capping off a month that has already featured more than 40 mass shootings across the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a National Rifle Association-backed challenge to a New York state gun control law—triggering new call...

 2021-04-26 23:20 

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The truth behind the rhetoric of Biden's first 100 days...

by Ronald W. Pruessen, University of Toronto and Matthieu Vallires, University of TorontoWho could blame United States President Joe Biden for celebrating the Perseverance mission to Mars? The February Rover landing is an irresistible symbol for Biden as ...

 2021-04-26 22:44 

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The graveyard of empire: Why American failure in Afghanistan was guaranteed...

On May 1st, the date Donald Trump signed onto for the withdrawal of the remaining 3,500 American troops from Afghanistan, the war there, already 19 years old, was still officially a teenager. Think of September 11, 2021 — the 20th anniversary of the...

 2021-04-26 22:06 

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Ex-conservative explains why the GOP looks even worse post-Trump...

During the 2020 presidential election, many Never Trump conservatives were hoping that if Joe Biden won, the Republican Party would reject Trumpism and return to a more Reaganesque conservatism — not necessarily expecting that, but hoping. Washingto...

 2021-04-26 20:51 

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This is how new Census data will shift political power in the United States...

by Dudley L. Poston Jr., Texas A&M; UniversityNew data from the 2020 U.S. census released April 26, 2021, indicates that starting in 2023 after the next congressional elections seven states will have fewer seats in Congress than they do now, and six will ...

 2021-04-26 20:32 

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Bill Gates comes under fire after comments on the global vaccine shortage...

Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on Covid-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with t...

 2021-04-26 20:13 

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'It's a hunting license': Heather Heyer's mom is horrified by new laws protecting drivers who hit protesters...

Many of the anti-protest laws pushed by Republicans include measures that provide civil or criminal immunity to drivers who hit demonstrators with their vehicles. A pending Oklahoma measure would offer both....

 2021-04-26 19:43 

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The group recounting the 2020 ballots in Arizona is trying to keep a big secret...

Five months after the 2020 presidential election and three months into Joe Biden's presidency, Republicans in the Arizona State Senate are using a Florida-based firm, Cyber Ninjas, to conduct an audit of votes in Maricopa County (which includes Phoeni...

 2021-04-26 19:26 

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Republican state senator reportedly banned from an airline for fighting mask policy...

For many Republicans, not wearing a face mask in public during a deadly pandemic is a badge of honor. One such Republican is Alaska State Sen. Lisa Reinbold, who according to the Associated Press, has been banned by Alaska Airlines for refusing to wear a ...

 2021-04-26 18:55 

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How the Supreme Court just revealed the true face of American conservatism...

In Friday's column, I said the Republicans seem to have frightened David Brooks, which suggests the party has frightened respectable white people, too. I consider the Times columnist to be representative of the conventional wisdom of that great globul...

 2021-04-26 18:32 

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The party of Charlottesville: Trump's praise of white nationalists is now the GOP mainstream...

Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean had some choice words for the modern Republican Party during a recent interview with Molly Jong-Fast of The Daily Beast. He called the GOP "racist" and "neo-fascist"; and, hilariously, ...

 2021-04-26 17:29 

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'Incredible ignorance': Rick Santorum slammed for clueless remarks about Native Americans...

Although former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was voted out of office in 2006 and hasn't won any elections since then, he has kept busy as a GOP activist and CNN pundit — and he emphasized his usual socially conservative...

 2021-04-26 17:21 

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How Larry Kudlow set off a right-wing anti-Biden smear campaign...

Fox News host and former economic Trump adviser Larry Kudlow set off something of a right-wing smear campaign over the weekend when he went on a tirade against President Joe Biden's nonexistent plan to force...

 2021-04-26 17:12 

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Slashing methane emissions must play larger role in fighting climate crisis: UN...

The United Nations will release a report next month on methane, calling for a reduction in emissions of the main component of natural gas to play a greater role in fighting the climate crisis—a step that could result in relatively rapid benefits for...

 2021-04-26 16:56 

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How Trump hopes to take revenge against Arizona's Republican governor: report...

Former President Donald Trump's political vendettas are not limited to Democrats by any means. There are also some Republicans he despises for acknowledging Joe Biden as president-elect following the 2020 presidential election, including Rep. Liz Chen...

 2021-04-26 16:43 

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'Guns apocalypse': Legal experts deliver warnings after Supreme Court decides to take up big 2A case...

Legal experts are issuing warnings after the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will take up a major Second Amendment case, its first in a decade and warning of a "guns apocalypse" given the extremely conservative makeup of the Court."This...

 2021-04-26 16:36 

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Experts say Arizona effort to undermine election results is 'reckless' and has made 'bad mistakes'...

Donald Trump's Big Lie continues to bear toxic, conspiracy-theorist fruit in Arizona, where the Republican state Senate's effort to...

 2021-04-26 15:55 

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MAGA rioter grovels before judge after getting caught making a mockery of court's mask mandate...

Indicted MAGA rioter Rachel Powell has formally apologized to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after making a mockery of its face mask order.A filing made by Powell's attorneys on Monday claimed that the pro-Trump rioter...

 2021-04-26 15:51 

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Republicans are using a loophole to declare war on voting rights in Michigan — despite its Democratic governor...

Many of the states where Republicans are aggressively pushing voter suppression bills have Republican governors who are likely to sign them into law if they are passed, including Texas (Gov. Greg Abbott) and Arizona (Gov. Doug Ducey). In Michigan, Democra...

 2021-04-26 15:11 

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Republicans still can't find a coherent line of attack against Biden: 'The president is popular'...

With Joe Biden now three months into his presidency, Republicans are attacking him in a variety of ways — and many of them are quite ridiculous. Regardless, Biden generally has decent approval ratings, according to various polls. And reporter Tim Mu...

 2021-04-26 14:13 

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Marco Rubio slammed for threatening companies he claims are 'bending a knee to woke progressive craziness'...

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to crown himself the leader of what he calls the GOP's...

 2021-04-26 13:39 

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Idaho indulges in its traditional anti-environmental hysteria with new wolf extermination bill...

Amid hysterical claims that wolves are driving ranchers out of business, Idaho's Republican state Senate this week approved legislation that would enable hired contractors to exterminate up to 90% of the state's wild wolf population. The bill, if ...

 2021-04-26 13:37 

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'Totally fabricated': Fact checker dismantles bogus right-wing claim that Biden is declaring war on red meat...

Some far-right Republicans, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Idaho Gov. Brad Little, have been politicizing red meat consumption, claiming that President Joe Biden — as part of his policies to combat climate change — is declaring war on re...

 2021-04-26 13:33 

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'Sad, pathetic and weak': Kevin McCarthy demolished for his mealy-mouthed defense of Trump's insurrection...

Sharing then-and-now clips of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talking about Donald Trump's actions on Jan. 6th as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol building and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives, Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski a...

 2021-04-26 13:28 

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'Change the culture': Texas lawmakers react to allegations a lobbyist gave date rape drug to Capitol aide...

"Texas lawmakers, lobby firm react to allegations that a lobbyist gave date rape drug to Capitol aide" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — ...

 2021-04-26 13:18 

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Former OAN and Alex Jones producers recall pushing 'disinformation' in far-right media's 'massively funded ecosystem'...

From Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham at Fox News to Alex Jones'...

 2021-04-26 12:37 

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AlterNet and Raw Story extended 'family' member Aviva Okeson-Haberman struck down by stray bullet...

You may know reporter Sarah Okeson's work through Raw Story's partnership with DC Report. Today, we learned that her 24-year-old daughter, Aviva Okeson-Haberman, was tragically killed in what appears to be an incident involving a random, stray bul...

 2021-04-26 11:49 

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'Fascist' Ron DeSantis burned to the ground by Florida reporter for his latest Trump-like move...

In a scorching column in the Miami Herald, Fabiola Santiago brutally called out Florida Gov. Don DeSantis (R) for the latest piece of legislation that he has signed which she called just another step down the path to fascism as he sets himself up for a Wh...

 2021-04-26 11:10 

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New research suggests that for many white men, owning a gun is a mark of 'good citizenship' — and racial conflict...

Too many Americans love guns more than they do other human beings. There have been at least 50 mass shootings in America since the massacre and apparent hate crime attack against Asian Americans in the Atlanta area on March 16. The COVID-19 pandemic has d...

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