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 2021-10-08 20:15 

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Joe Biden says Kyrsten Sinema is ignoring his calls — but she talks to Mitch McConnell...

President Joe Biden is frustrated that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is refusing to budge in negotiations on his Build Back Better plan and won't even returning his calls, according to CNN.Biden has sounded...

 2021-10-08 19:45 

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America is sleepwalking towards fascism...

AT&T; and Facebook are unaccountable. Donald Trump's still free. This week saw an overwhelming number of stories all pointing to the same conclusion: American authoritarianism is on the rise, juiced and protected by some of the richest and most powerf...

 2021-10-08 19:15 

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Manchin plan to gut Biden agenda would support 2 million fewer jobs per year: Economic Policy Institute...

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's proposal to lop $2 trillion off his own party's social spending and climate agenda would support nearly two million fewer jobs per year than the full $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan backed by President Joe Biden, pr...

 2021-10-08 19:01 

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'Unique and extraordinary circumstances': Biden WH counsel blocks Trump from claiming executive privilege in scathing letter...

In scathing letter...

 2021-10-08 19:00 

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This conservative lawyer played a key role in lawsuits filed by GOP state attorneys general to overturn the election...

A well-known Conservative Christian lawyer played a behind-the-scenes role in the December lawsuit filed by Republican attorneys general to overturn the 2020 presidential election....

 2021-10-08 18:24 

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'The end of shame': Politics reporter shreds GOP for letting Trump shatter 'the basic norms society follows'...

A Des Moines register poll released in early October found that in Iowa — a state that Donald Trump won in both 2016 and 2020 — the former president enjoys 53% approval among the general population and 91% approval among Republicans. Sen. Chuc...

 2021-10-08 17:38 

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How Trump continues to be a major thorn in Mitch McConnell's side...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — unlike outright Never Trumpers such as attorney George Conway, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson and Washington Post columnists George Will and Max Boot — doesn't go out of his way to criticize form...

 2021-10-08 16:59 

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Journalist wonders 'how dumb' America can get during a pandemic 'and still survive'...

As much as there is to criticize about Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the right-wing Republican senator made perfect sense when he recommended getting vaccinated for COVID-19 during a recent speech at a GOP event in his state. But anti-vaxxers in ...

 2021-10-08 16:47 

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Ohio Supreme Court rules GOP governor can be questioned under oath in gerrymandering suits...

Gov. Mike DeWine (R), Senate President Matt Huffman, and other members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission can be questioned under oath as part of redistricting lawsuit proceedings, according to a new ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court.On Thursday, October...

 2021-10-08 15:58 

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Trump's DC Hotels lost $70 million during his presidency 'despite reaping millions in payments from foreign governments'...

During the 2016 presidential election, it wasn't uncommon to hear Republicans say they were voting for Donald Trump because...

 2021-10-08 14:55 

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Unvaccinated Capitol riot suspect asks to be spared jail time because of COVID concerns...

A Capitol riot suspect is asking a judge for leniency amid concerns about exposure to COVID-19.On Friday, October 8, NBC4 Washington reporter Scott MacFarlane reported that Dona Bissey, of Indiana, is seeking to avoid jail time because she fears incarcera...

 2021-10-08 13:59 

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Idaho plans to hit Mike Lindell with a bill for audit that discredited his baseless election conspiracy...

When MyPillow CEO contested Idaho's 2020 election results amid false claims of voter fraud, officials conducted an audit for three of the counties that were scrutinized. Now, the state office is sending Lindell the bill.According to the Idaho-Statesma...

 2021-10-08 13:49 

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'This is American fascism': A disturbing event will bring together gun nuts, Trumpians and 'End Times' Moonies...

Freedom Festival is a far-right event held in Greenley, Pennsylvania and organized by a combination of Moonies and gun manufacturers. The speakers at this year's event will include former National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch and former ...

 2021-10-08 13:27 

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We're losing our humanity — and the pandemic is to blame...

Kurt Thigpen clenched his hands around the edge of the table because if he couldn't feel the sharp edges digging into his palms, he would have to think about how hard his heart was beating. He was grateful that his mask hid his expression. He hoped th...

 2021-10-08 13:23 

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'Roadkill': Conservative sticks a fork in Mike Pence and Nikki Haley's presidential chances...

In his column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis wrote the epitaphs for former vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), saying they might as well leave the national scene because neither will ever be president unless th...

 2021-10-08 13:23 

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MSNBC's Morning Joe laughs at Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham for whining about failed plot to 'trash the economy'...

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough openly mocked Donald Trump and his Senate allies for bellyaching after their plan to wreck the economy flopped.The twice-impeached one-term president, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), groused on Fox N...

 2021-10-08 12:58 

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Jan. 6 Select Committee subpoenas top 'Stop the Steal' rally organizer who Says GOP Congressmen were involved...

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has just released the latest round of subpoenas, including one to one of the top "Stop the Steal" rally organizers, conspiracy theory promoter Ali Alexander. In a press release Select Committee Ch...

 2021-10-08 12:10 

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Arizona Republicans testify that Biden's victory was 'free, fair and accurate'...

Former President Donald Trump continues to promote the false and totally debunked claim that he won Arizona in the 2020 election. But when three Arizona Republicans testified before the House Oversight Committee on October 7, they reiterated that in fact,...

 2021-10-08 11:30 

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Never Trump conservative warns Democrats to 'wake the hell up' if they want to keep Congress in 2022...

In his Not My Party videos for The Bulwark, Never Trump conservative Tim Miller has made it clear that he considers the Trumpified GOP a threat to U.S. democracy — and Miller, who supported Joe Biden in 2020, views the Democratic Party and Never Tru...

 2021-10-08 11:26 

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'Wait until he hears about Florida': Trump slammed after racist rant suggesting Haitian migrants 'probably have AIDS'...

Former President Donald Trump found himself at the center of a brutal Twitter storm after his offensive remarks about Haitian migrants.On Thursday, October 7, Trump appeared on Fox News with primetime host Sean Hannity where he suggested Haitian asylum se...

 2021-10-08 11:00 

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'Probably have AIDS': Trump goes on xenophobic fear-mongering rant against Haitian tefugees...

Donald Trump Thursday night served up a xenophobic attack against Haitian refuges fleeing their country and seeking asylum in America during a telephone interview on Fox News.According to the former president, "many" of the Haitian refugees "p...

 2021-10-08 02:00 

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Chris Hedges: The US judiciary is now engineered to favor the interests of capital above all else...

Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday for misdemeanor contempt of court after he had a...

 2021-10-08 01:45 

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Jim Jordan rages at Dems for attacking Trump's Big Lie: They think COVID went 'from a bat to a pangolin to Joe Rogan'...

This Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing on the election audit in Arizona's Maricopa County. According to a press release, the hearing is being called...

 2021-10-08 01:30 

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Leaders want us to 'look forward' — never backwards — on Afghanistan. Without accountability, that's impossible...

The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was marked by days of remembrances — for the courageous rescue workers of that moment, for the thousands murdered as the Twin Towers collapsed, for those who died in the Pentagon, or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, ...

 2021-10-08 01:00 

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How the right wing uses the Constitution and the Supreme Court to squeeze liberty out of Americans they don't like...

Yesterday, I described a situation in which local boards of education are being squeezed between two separate but related forces. On the one hand are shadowy nonprofit organizations funded by the very obscenely rich that are staging "protests" aga...

 2021-10-07 23:30 

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Here's the real reason Trump didn't follow through with his 2020 plot has been exposed in new Senate report: analysis...

Citing the new Senate Judiciary Committee report on Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake says that it reveals new details about the ex-president's alleged plot....

 2021-10-07 22:45 

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'I know where you live': Hospital workers face daily threats and violence...

At one point, health care workers here and abroad were receiving standing ovations and loud cheers for helping to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, these same health care workers and professionals on the front lines of the fight against COVID...

 2021-10-07 22:30 

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Sanders hits Manchin over demand to drop child, Medicare provisions: 'Explain that to the people of West Virginia'...

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is pushing to drop many of the Democrats' key priorities from President Biden's Build Back Better plan — but has drawn a harsh rebuke from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for playing coy abo...

 2021-10-07 22:00 

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Republicans thought the Supreme Court could stealthily ban abortion. Here's why they were wrong...

Late Wednesday night, there was finally the first snippet of good news this year in the never-ending abortion wars. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman temporarily blocked Texas' near-total ban on abortions. The injunction was in response to a lawsuit f...

 2021-10-07 21:45 

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'McConnell caved': Mitch slammed by both Trump and Senate Democrats following debt ceiling standoff...

Donald Trump accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of "folding" in the current debt ceiling standoff after the legislator signaled that he would support a short-term extension, allowing the federal government to avoid default for ...

 2021-10-07 21:00 

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Ex-White House aide explains how Trump could be 'just as dangerous' as when he was in office — without ever running again...

Former President Donald Trump is out of the White House but there are still concerns about his hold on the Republican Party. Trump may not be on any ballots for the upcoming 2022 primary but one former White House aide has emphasized that does not mean Tr...

 2021-10-07 20:30 

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GOP operative warns Mike Pence is up to something dangerous with Jan. 6 denials: 'He was all in'...

Conservative operative Amanda Carpenter isn't fooled by Mike Pence's claims about the Jan. 6 insurrection....

 2021-10-07 20:15 

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A former aide to Clarence Thomas' wife became a rising GOP star after admitting she 'hates Black people'...

An unapologetic racist is on the fast track to becoming one of the Republican Party's rising stars. According to The Daily Beast, Crystal Clanton's sordid history in the public eye began in 2017 when she made headlines for infamously claiming,...

 2021-10-07 19:50 

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'Less food. More traffic accidents': Biden pushes federal agencies to evaluate climate change threats...

In contrast to former President Donald Trump and many other climate change deniers in the Republican Party, President Joe Biden's administration has acknowledged climate change as a very real danger. Under Biden, top officials in federal government ag...

 2021-10-07 19:39 

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Mini-insurrections: Right wingers cynically declare war on teachers and nurses after one big failed coup...

This week, Attorney General Merrick Garland convened a task force to combat the recent spike in violence and intimidation against school board members, school administrators and teachers. Earlier this year, the Justice Department announced a structurally ...

 2021-10-07 19:30 

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Damning Senate Judiciary report details Pennsylvania Republican's role in Trump's attempted coup...

A report released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, October 7 offers troubling details on former President Donald Trump's efforts to bully U.S. Department of Justice officials into helping him overturn the results of the 2020 presidential...

 2021-10-07 19:00 

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This liberal activist, posing as a MAGA devotee, is getting prominent Republicans to say 'revealing things': report...

What MAGA Republicans say during their Fox News appearances and what they're actually thinking can be two different things. Lauren Windsor, a liberal activist and executive director of American Family Voices, has been doing a type of undercover work b...

 2021-10-07 18:56 

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'I need my next meal': Flustered Lindsey Graham delivers bizarre response to claims of freeloading off Trump...

Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham paints an unflattering picture of Sen. Lindsey Graham in her new book,...

 2021-10-07 18:40 

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Senate refers ex-DOJ attorney who became 'Trump's Big Lie lawyer' to DC bar for investigation: report...

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has referred a former top Trump Dept. of Justice attorney to the Washington, D.C. Bar Association, requesting he be investigated for "compliance with applicable rules of professional conduct," according to Law &...

 2021-10-07 18:15 

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'Planetary health declaration' issued ahead of key biodiversity summit...

Just ahead of a major United Nations summits on biodiversity and the climate—and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—a global consortium has launched a planetary health declaration in which they...

 2021-10-07 18:09 

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Trump just directed his top four deputies to ignore lawful House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas...

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack sent subpoenas to four of Donald Trump's top deputies, ordering them to hand over documents related to the insurrection by today and appear before investigators next week.Trump has ordered the four me...

 2021-10-07 17:53 

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Trump world forced to create new PAC to boot 'amoral psychopath' Lewandowski...

After news broke that Corey Lewandowski was accused by a major donor of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, Trump world moved to fire the longtime advisor to the former president, but they ran into a problem. Lewandowski, who headed the offic...

 2021-10-07 16:57 

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'Stunning distortion of DOJ's authority': Here are 6 key findings in Senate Judiciary's report on Trump election interference...

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has released a sweeping report detailing how former President Donald Trump and a former high-ranking lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.The Democratic-le...

 2021-10-07 15:30 

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'Trump is guilty': Bombshell Senate Judiciary report offers frightening new details on effort overturn the election...

The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election was unprecedented in U.S. history, with then-President Donald Trump losing to now-President Joe Biden by more than 7 million votes, but claiming he really won and doing everything imaginable to overturn the ...

 2021-10-07 13:27 

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Accused war criminal's foundation forced to refund MAGA donors angered by anti-Trump posts...

Bitter TrumpWorld donors want their money back after Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, once an outspoken pro-Trump voice opposed to President Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal, apparently turned on his far-right supporters and slammed former President Tru...

 2021-10-07 13:07 

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Tucker Carlson and Ron Johnson promote yet another deadly pandemic hoax...

Hoax network OAN may be among the most identifiable promoters of "new" Republicanism, a movement that now fully embraces hoaxes and disinformation to gain public support that its policies and record cannot muster, but the centrality of hoax promot...

 2021-10-07 13:02 

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Trump official billed US for $456,000 in private jets over five months: report...

New information is coming out about the use of private jets by Tom Price, the former Georgia congressman who spent eight months as Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2017."Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, resigned under press...

 2021-10-07 12:58 

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'Entirely unsurprising': Merck slammed for 4,000% markup of taxpayer-funded Covid drug...

The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck is facing accusations of price gouging after it charged the U.S. over $700 per patient for a taxpayer-funded coronavirus treatment that, according to research, costs just $17.74 to produce....

 2021-10-07 12:54 

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PA attorney general announces slew of environmental charges against pipeline developer...

Pennsylvania's attorney general, the man behind the explosive investigation into the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse of over 1,000 children, and who took Postmaster Louis DeJoy to court, arguing that DeJoy's cuts could ...

 2021-10-07 12:50 

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Did you know Kyrsten Sinema did a paid internship at a California winery during the pandemic?...

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either. My girlfriend, a political junkie just like me, charged into the kitchen just the other day to ask me,...

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