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 2021-09-04 10:06 

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Conservative explains how Kevin McCarthy went from Trumpian 'groveler' to 'demagogue in his own right'...

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson has not been shy about attacking fellow conservatives when he believes they are in the wrong, and that includes House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — who he slams as a "demagogue" in his September 2 ...

 2021-09-04 09:45 

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'Cruella DeVille' Kellyanne Conway blasted for 'gloating' over low jobs numbers: She 'helped get many people killed'...

Former Trump White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway is getting blasted for gloating over a disappointing jobs report.235,000 new jobs were created, and unemployment fell to 5.2%, the lowest in 18 months. President Joe Biden spoke about the report F...

 2021-09-04 09:23 

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'Abuse of the shadow docket': Powerful senator slams conservative Supreme Court...

The powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is blasting the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of their 5-4 decision to allow Texas' unconstitutional abortion ban to become law after women's rights groups urged...

 2021-09-04 09:04 

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Why the spotted lanternfly must die...

Like many people, I try to avoid killing insects or spiders unless it is absolutely necessary. Yet according to officials, this nonviolent stance towards insects could end up being a threat to the ecosystem of the Northeast. Indeed, the Pennsylvania Depar...

 2021-09-04 08:57 

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'On the kill floors': Essential workers in meatpacking plants still lack safety and COVID protections...

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, we look at the experiences of meatpacking workers during the pandemic and beyond. Dulce Castaeda, a founding member of Children of Smithfield, a Nebraska-based grassroots advocacy group led by the children and family member...

 2021-09-04 08:37 

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Lawlessness is a feature of the GOP -- not a bug...

I would like to think, given all the press coverage this week, that most people most of the time now understand that Roe is in the throes of entering a vegetative state. I'd like to think most people most of the time now understand that the brief era ...

 2021-09-03 17:37 

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Former Georgia prosecutor indicted for allegedly protecting defendants in Ahmaud Arbery case...

Three months before the May 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery — an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man in Glynn County — was pursued by three white men and fatally shot. Now, according to the Associated Press, a fo...

 2021-09-03 17:33 

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'QAnon Shaman' found competent and guilty of felony during Jan. 6 insurrection — could face years in jail...

Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, but best known as the bare chested, horned fur hat wearing, spear and bullhorn carrying man with the red, white and blue face paint whose image was plastered on the front pages of numerous media outlets, has plea...

 2021-09-03 16:43 

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Report reveals how Joe Manchin made millions of dollars pushing coal and 'relaxing environmental regulations'...

The League of Conservation Voters gives scorecards to members of Congress based on their environmental records, and LCV's National Environmental Scorecard gives Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia a 54% favorable score for 2020 and an overall lifetime s...

 2021-09-03 15:54 

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Leaked video catches Jim Jordan spox in a lie over claim GOP rep 'did not say' Trump plans to announce 2024 run...

Lauren Windsor has reported that Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio told her that former President Donald Trump will announce that he's running for president in 2024...

 2021-09-03 15:22 

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Ivanka's shoemaker racks up $1.5 million in unpaid rent as Trump Tower tenants 'implode': report...

Tenants at Trump Tower in New York City — once...

 2021-09-03 15:14 

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Watch: Scathing video slams far-right MAGA anti-vaxxers as 'phony populists' who prey on 'suffering suckers'...

Conservative Tim Miller, an ex-Republican who once served as communications director for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has been creating a series of videos he calls "Not My Party" — and typically, they offer reasons why Miller now distances ...

 2021-09-03 14:46 

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Texas abortion law a 'radical expansion' of who can sue whom — and an about-face for Republicans on civil lawsuits...

By Erin Douglas, The Texas TribuneSept. 3, 2021"Texas abortion law a "radical expansion" of who can sue whom, and an about-face for Republicans on civil lawsuits" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media org...

 2021-09-03 14:32 

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Supreme Court sanctions GOP's vigilante strategy to stay in power...

In the wee hours of November 9th, 2016, I sat slumped in front of my computer trying to gather my thoughts to write my piece for Salon that was scheduled for later in the morning. The feeling I had, as did millions of others, was one of utter shock and de...

 2021-09-03 14:25 

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Watch: GOP senator blasts Trump for 'completely unacceptable' behavior and says he shouldn't be 2024 nominee...

Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey ripped into former president Donald Trump on Friday, calling his behavior in the wake of the 2020 election...

 2021-09-03 14:20 

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Christian nationalists' end game may not be abortion and Roe v. Wade...

With Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law having gone into effect on September 1 and the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, letting it stand, reproductive rights activists fear that it is only a matter of time before the High Court strikes down ...

 2021-09-03 14:03 

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Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy have good reason to be 'nervous' about the Capitol riot investigation: former House member...

According to a former Republican House member, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are very nervous about being drawn into the House select committee investigation into the Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection -- and he believe...

 2021-09-03 13:39 

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#BoycottTexas movement targeting Lone Star State companies grows over Abbott's abortion ban...
 2021-09-03 12:49 

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McCarthy on Jan. 6 committee's list sent to telecoms: report...

House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's name is on the records preservation request list the House January 6 Committee has sent telecom companies.McCarthy exploded in anger when news was first reported this week that the House Select Committ...

 2021-09-03 12:07 

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WSJ editorial board slams Texas abortion law: A 'misfire' that Democrats will use as a 'political hand grenade'...

Although far-right Christian nationalists, social conservatives and white evangelicals are applauding Texas' new draconian anti-abortion law — which the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, declined to block — the law is not universally lo...

 2021-09-03 11:59 

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Prosecution of Kevin McCarthy 'increasingly plausible' after bombshell new report: former federal prosecutor...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is among the group of GOP lawmakers whose communications records are being scrutinized by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.On Thursday, CNN reported t...

 2021-09-03 11:53 

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Georgia's Brad Raffensperger looking for evidence of collusion between Stacey Abrams and DOJ...

Georgia's secretary of state is using a sunshine law typically used by journalists to hunt for evidence of collusion between the federal government and civil rights activists against his state's new voting restrictions.The U.S. Justice Department ...

 2021-09-03 11:41 

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Trump led a fascist purge of his Republican Party. Now his base is finishing what he started...

A new ProPublica investigation highlights the nationwide push by pro-Trump Republican conspiracy theorists to invade, overwhelm, and annex the lowest tiers of their local Republican parties. Their stated goal is to alter how elections are run—and ho...

 2021-09-03 11:37 

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Manchin blasted for urging 'pause' to Dems' $3.5T spending plan as climate change batters US infrastructure...

With dozens dead across the Eastern United States in the wake of Hurricane Ida this week, Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday drew the ire of progressives by opposing Democrats' plan to quickly pass a $3.5 trillion package that would improve social programs ...

 2021-09-03 11:10 

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Judge declines to throw out former coal magnate's lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr....

Although Donald Trump Jr. and former coal baron Don Blankenship have a lot in common — both are far-right bullies, both are extremists, and both are aggressive defenders of fossil fuels — there is a considerable amount of bad blood between the...

 2021-09-03 10:23 

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Manchin releases op-ed opposing Biden's infrastructure plan following corporate lobbying blitz...

Sen. Joe Manchin, R-Va., is calling for a...

 2021-09-03 10:17 

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'A device to enslave children': Anti-mask Florida father rants to school board about the 'deep state'...

The Seminole County, Florida school board has been holding a marathon meeting on masks, which started Thursday at 8:30 AM, and is still going on after nearly nine hours. While there were many anti-science extremists, one parent's speech stood out.A ma...

 2021-09-03 00:59 

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Former GOP Senate majority leader blasts Tennessee's governor over COVID crisis...

A former Republican Senate Majority Leader is blasting his home state of Tennessee's GOP Governor, Bill Lee, over the horrific coronavirus crisis and urging him to...

 2021-09-03 00:46 

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Trump led a fascist purge of the Republican Party — now his base is finishing what he started...

A new ProPublica investigation highlights the nationwide push by pro-Trump Republican conspiracy theorists to invade, overwhelm, and annex the lowest tiers of their local Republican parties. Their stated goal is to alter how elections are run—and ho...

 2021-09-03 00:35 

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Republicans advance their goal of ending abortion — but Democrats see a political game-changer...

Sometimes something doesn't seem real to voters until it's real. For years, voters have been comfortably ignoring the perennial threat that Republicans could gain enough control of the nation's legislatures and courts to finally quash abortion...

 2021-09-02 23:28 

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Brett Kavanaugh played Susan Collins for a chump...

Sen. Susan Collins isn't eating crow — at least not yet — about her support for right-wing political operative-turned federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment after this week's surprise 5-4 d...

 2021-09-02 23:04 

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The truth about Christianity and abortion is much messier than the religious right wants you to think...

by Luis Josu Sals, Scripps CollegeThe U.S. Supreme Court has failed to rule on an emergency application to block SB8, a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. As such, the legislation went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021.Wh...

 2021-09-02 22:35 

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The bigotry built into Texas' anti-abortion law...

In 1915, the suffragist Alice Duer Miller wrote a delightful book of satirical poetry titled "Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times." Here we are, 106 years later, and Texas and the Supreme Court have weighed in with their opinion,...

 2021-09-02 22:14 

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New report reveals Kevin McCarthy's records are being targeted by the Jan. 6 committee...

House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's name is on the records preservation request list the House January 6 Committee has sent telecom companies.McCarthy exploded in anger when news was first reported this week that the House Select Committ...

 2021-09-02 22:07 

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Pelosi announces vote on abortion rights bill after the Supreme Court's 'cowardly, dark-of-night decision'...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House will vote on a bill to guarantee abortion rights nationwide after the chamber returns from recess later this month, a legislative effort aimed at countering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to gr...

 2021-09-02 21:37 

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Far-right extremists sparks fears of more violence with a plan for another Capitol rally...

Amid rising fears of the threat posed by the GOP's mobilization of out-and-out fascists and its intensifying assault on democracy, lawmakers and intelligence officials are voicing concerns about a September 18 U.S. Capitol rally that far-right extremi...

 2021-09-02 21:18 

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Jen Psaki schools a right-wing reporter asking about Biden's Catholic faith and abortion...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again was forced to school a right-wing reporter, this time not Fox News'Peter Doocy, but Owen Jensen, who is the Washington, D.C. correspondent for EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network....

 2021-09-02 20:21 

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Fox News cuts away from storm press conference — saying it's 'political' for mentioning climate change...

After inflicting widespread misery in Louisiana, Hurricane Ida was downgraded to a...

 2021-09-02 19:38 

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Former Bush speechwriter warns Republicans may come to 'regret' the Texas abortion law...

This week, Texas' draconian anti-abortion law went into effect, and the U.S. Supreme Court — in a 5-4 decision — let the law proceed. Far-right social conservatives in the Republican Party are delighted, as they are optimistic that the Hig...

 2021-09-02 19:26 

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Texas gives anti-abortion vigilantes license to destabilize equal treatment under the law...

The United States Supreme Court finally spoke about a new Texas law that, in effect, creates a market for abortion vigilantism, according to the Editorial Board's Mia Brett. While the law stands, it invalidates Roe. The high court should have said any...

 2021-09-02 18:42 

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The stolen election myth inspired thousands of Trump supporters to take over local elections on Bannon's call...

This was first published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump's supporters to push for overtur...

 2021-09-02 17:27 

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Tornadoes hit New Jersey, floods swamp Brooklyn and Philadelphia — welcome to the brutal reality of climate change...

After Hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana and made its way north, meteorologists downgraded it to a "tropical storm." But when the remnants of Ida pounded the Northeastern Corridor on Wednesday, September 1, they inflicted considerable damage — ...

 2021-09-02 17:21 

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As Kavanaugh helps gut Roe, here are all the times Susan Collins said he wouldn't...

In a 2018 speech announcing her decisive vote in favor of confirming right-wing judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine insisted—despite the abundance of evidence to the contrary—that he would value l...

 2021-09-02 17:20 

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Donald Trump Jr. might actually be held accountable for his lies: analysis...

President Donald Trump's eldest son and namesake suffered a legal loss Wednesday when a judge allowed a defamation lawsuit to move forward in West Virginia, noted Aaron Blake in a Washington Post analysis. Donald Trump Jr. stands accused of defaming 2...

 2021-09-02 16:21 

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This concept is key to understanding evangelical culture's hypocrisy — according to an anthropologist...

A new book by anthropologist Sophie Bjork-James takes a look at what biblical decrees white evangelicals take metaphorically and which ones they take literally.As Religion Dispatches points out, Bjork-James' book...

 2021-09-02 16:01 

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This Miami hospital is being inundated with COVID-19 patients — and many are unvaccinated Millennials...

When the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated during the 2020 spring, many of the fatalities were Baby Boomers in their sixties and seventies and Gen-Xers in their fifties. Millennials died from it as well, but older people appeared to be especially vulnerable. ...

 2021-09-02 15:54 

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Biden blasts SCOTUS for 'unprecedented assault' on women's rights...

Less than 12 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to take no action to protect the civil rights of women in Texas to obtain abortions President Joe Biden announced he has ordered federal government agencies to determine what actions they can take ...

 2021-09-02 15:18 

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Fox News host complains vaccinated are 'otherizing' anti-vaxxers: 'Next step' is putting unvaccinated into camps'...

The anti-vaxx movement continues to co-opt language used by liberals, declaring...

 2021-09-02 15:01 

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'He's got zero interest in having any heir': Republicans fear Trump will sabotage 2024 GOP primary...

Potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates are...

 2021-09-02 14:57 

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'NYC subway has fallen': 'Wild scenes' captured as Hurricane Ida dumps record rain...

Hurricane Ida tore through New York City overnight, bringing tornadoes, record rain and flash flooding.Eight people, including a 2-year-old boy, died in four separate flooding incidents in the city, and another person died in a submerged vehicle in New Je...

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