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 2021-04-17 21:56 

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WH Officials Tell Advocates On Call That Refugee Cap Is Now Likely To Be Raised Quickly...

White House officials signaled in a conference call with refugee advocates on Friday night that after wavering, President Joe Biden......

 2021-04-17 17:54 

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DOJ Sues Roger Stone Alleging Millions In Unpaid Taxes And Fees...

The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone alleging nearly $2 million in unpaid tax bills that date back more......

 2021-04-17 14:54 

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Kinzinger Says GOPers Who Join Nativist Caucus Should Be Stripped Of Committees...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) suggested on Friday that members of Congress who join a newly-formed, far-right caucus that has espoused......

 2021-04-16 22:36 

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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup...

The Pause The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on distributing Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while the......

 2021-04-16 21:24 

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IG Knocks Pompeo For Having State Staff Do Errands That Were "Personal In Nature"...

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo relied on State Department staff to do errands for......

 2021-04-16 20:41 

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New GOP Caucus Pushes Nativist Agenda With Calls For 'Uniquely Anglo-Saxon Political Traditions'...

A new "policy platform" document sprinkled with nativist and white supremacist language emerged Friday from a newly launched far-right caucus linked......

 2021-04-16 20:23 

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Republicans Flail At Saying Anything But 'No' To Infrastructure...

Democrats have put together a multi-trillion dollar, expansive legislative package and are pushing hard for it — touting it at......

 2021-04-16 19:21 

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Watch The New Episode Of The Josh Marshall Podcast: Politics of Opaqueness...

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast just landed. You can listen to it here. This week, Josh and......

 2021-04-16 18:40 

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Biden To Keep Trump's Historically Low Refugee Limit, Breaking Pledge To Lift Cap...

Multiple outlets report that President Joe Biden will sign an emergency declaration on Friday preserving the Trump administration's historically low......

 2021-04-16 17:27 

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2020 Election Conspiracy Theorists Rush To Bankroll Arizona Senate GOP's Sketchy Audit...

The audit that Arizona's GOP Senate has ordered of the 2020 election in the state's largest county will be partially......

 2021-04-16 16:45 

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Metal Guitarist Capitol Rioter Will Be First Insurrectionist To Reach Plea Deal With Gov't...

A metal guitarist will be the first defendant in the Capitol insurrection case to reach a plea deal with the......

 2021-04-16 15:53 

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READ: Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr. For Millions In Damages Over Granda Episode...

Liberty University sued its former leader Jerry Falwell Jr. on Thursday, accusing the son of its founder of a "business......

 2021-04-16 15:34 

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Extremism in US Special Forces...

I wanted to flag your attention to this NBC article about radicalization among current and retired US Special Forces personnel.......

 2021-04-16 14:41 

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GOPers Who Impeached Trump Now Pouring Tens Of Thousands Into Personal Security...

Some of the few Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him after he incited a violent insurrection at the Capitol......

 2021-04-16 14:30 

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Defense Dept Confirms Video Of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Was Shot By Navy...

The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of "unidentified aerial phenomena" originally taken in 2019 that have been......

 2021-04-16 12:59 

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White House Stops Short Of Sanctioning Russia Over Inconclusive Russian Bounties Intel...

The Biden administration stopped short of imposing sanctions on any Russian officials over suspected bounties offered to militants to encourage......

 2021-04-16 12:46 

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Biden Admin Seizing Land In Continuation Of Trump's Border Wall Construction Efforts...

President Joe Biden's Justice Department is moving forward with the previous administration's process of building ex-President Donald Trump's notorious wall......

 2021-04-15 22:57 

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Kemp Will Run Against Dem-Turned-GOPer Who Peddled Trump's Falsehoods...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who refused to go along with then-President Trump's demand to overturn the election results, will......

 2021-04-15 21:42 

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'Shut Your Mouth': Waters Scolds Jordan Amid Shouting Match With Fauci...

Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) repeated attempts to grandstand during a hearing with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci......

 2021-04-15 20:33 

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From Expired Munitions To Civilians Delivering Supplies, Capitol Police IG Details Failures...

During the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, when officers from Washington, D.C's Metropolitan Police Department came to help the overwhelmed U.S.......

 2021-04-15 19:38 

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Alleged Capitol Insurrectionist's Foiled Plan To Flee To Switzerland Lands Him In Jail...

An alleged Capitol insurrectionist's unsuccessful plans to escape to Switzerland to avoid extradition led to time in custody. In court......

 2021-04-15 19:09 

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Hawley Has The Nerve To Accuse Dems Of Trying To 'Overturn' Past Elections With SCOTUS Bill...

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who exerted an all out effort to overturn former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020......

 2021-04-15 17:49 

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Report: Biden Resists Boosting Refugee Cap From Trump's Historically Low Limit Due To Optics...

President Joe Biden has yet to make good on his promise in February to raise the country's refugee acceptance cap,......

 2021-04-15 17:35 

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Senate Dems Get Closer To Confirming Prominent Civil Rights Attorney To Top DOJ Role...

Vanita Gupta, the high-profile civil rights advocate who's been nominated for the number three position at the Justice Department, got......

 2021-04-15 17:00 

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McCarthy Says He's Spoken To Gaetz, Plans To Take Action If He's Charged...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday that he has spoken to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) about the allegations......

 2021-04-15 13:49 

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New Sanctions On Manafort Deputy Suggest Deeper Role Of Russian Intel In 2016...

The Biden administration slapped Konstantin Kilimnik, an assistant of Paul Manafort and alleged Russian spy, with sanctions on Thursday as......

 2021-04-15 13:16 

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Pelosi Slams McConnell As 'An Enabler Of Some Of The Worst Stuff'...

Apparently there's no love lost between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Punchbowl obtained......

 2021-04-15 13:11 

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CDC Advisory Group Wants More Data Before Vote On J&J COVID-19 Vaccine's Blood-Clotting Risk...

A recommendation by the federal government to pause using Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in place after an......

 2021-04-15 12:36 

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Indicted Gaetz Friend Made More Than 150 Venmo Payments To Dozens Of Women Plus A 17-Year-Old...

Joel Greenberg, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who has been indicted for sex trafficking and dozens of other......

 2021-04-15 12:26 

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Democrats To Introduce Bill To Expand Supreme Court To 13 Justices...

Congressional Democrats are expected to introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, likely intensifying......

 2021-04-15 01:09 

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GOPers Crack Down On The Private Election Grants That Helped Avoid A Pandemic Fiasco...

As the global pandemic required election officials to drastically rethink how voting would work in 2020, philanthropic groups stepped up......

 2021-04-14 23:01 

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WH Set To Appoint Erika Moritsugu As AAPI Liaison After Dem Sens' Ultimatum...

President Biden has reportedly tapped Erika Moritsugu, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, to serve as......

 2021-04-14 22:48 

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'Frankly, I Think Everyone Is Baffled': Searching For Clues In SCOTUS' Abortion Silence...

When Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 2020, the anti-abortion community celebrated the beginning......

 2021-04-14 22:25 

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Kemp Censured By Two County GOP Parties Even After Signing Restrictive GA Law...

Despite signing Georgia's GOP-led restrictive voting rights legislation into law, Gov. Brian Kemp's (R) reputation among fellow Republicans hangs in......

 2021-04-14 19:12 

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Baseball Has Always Been Political...

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. Major League Baseball (MLB) did the right......

 2021-04-14 19:04 

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Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Motorist Arrested, Will Be Charged With Manslaughter...

The officer that fatally shot a black motorist in a Minneapolis suburb over the weekend will face a second-degree manslaughter......

 2021-04-14 18:58 

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House Panel On DC Statehood Bill Ruptures Into Squabble Over GA Voting Restrictions...

The House Oversight Committee's markup session on H.R. 51, the bill aiming to make the District of Colombia a state,......

 2021-04-14 18:21 

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Republicans Use Confirmation Hearing For Key DOJ Nom To Defend State Voting Restrictions...

In her confirmation hearing to head the civil rights division of President Biden's Justice Department, Kristen Clarke faced intense questioning......

 2021-04-14 17:57 

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Armed Oath Keeper Allies Waited In VA Hotel, Ready To Deploy At 'Moment's Notice,' Feds Say...

Multiple affiliates of the Oath Keepers, and multiple cases that appeared to contain firearms, made the trip to a Virginia......

 2021-04-14 17:29 

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A Tiny Number Of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why....

This article was originally published in ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to......

 2021-04-14 17:21 

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WH: J&J News Should Increase Confidence In CDC And FDA...

Americans should have more trust in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)......

 2021-04-14 15:23 

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CNN: Women Who Partied With Gaetz Detail Drug Scene And Payments Provided For Sex...

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) allegedly took part in Orlando-area house parties where attendees shared drugs like cocaine and ecstasy and......

 2021-04-14 14:07 

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USCP Leadership Barred Officers From Using Strongest Non-Lethal Weapons On Jan. 6, IG Finds...

The top brass at the U.S. Capitol Police ordered officers not to use their most aggressive non-lethal equipment, including stun......

 2021-04-14 13:39 

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Biden's Nom For DOJ Civil Rights Head Faces Contentious Confirmation Hearing...

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hosting a confirmation hearing for Kristen Clarke, President Biden's pick to lead the Justice Department's......

 2021-04-14 13:01 

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Who's Repping Matt Gaetz?...

I've heard so much on the PR front from Matt Gaetz that I was curious whether he even has a......

 2021-04-14 12:52 

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New Details Revealed In Gaetz Bahamas Trip...

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) departed on a Bahamas trip in September 2018 that included at least five young women, including......

 2021-04-14 12:15 

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Report: Gaetz Buddy Greenberg Assisting Feds In Investigation Into Lawmaker...

Joel Greenberg, Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) associate who has been slapped with dozens of criminal charges, is reportedly assisting Justice......

 2021-04-13 22:59 

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WH Held Distressing Call With Governors As It Scrambled To Explain J&J News...

White House officials reportedly spent Tuesday morning on the phone with governors trying to explain federal health agencies' sudden recommendation......

 2021-04-13 21:49 

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After J&J News, Pfizer CEO Says It Can Deliver 10% More Vaccine Doses To U.S....

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Tuesday said that the pharmaceutical giant ramped up production of its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine and......

 2021-04-13 20:58 

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Biden Picks Prominent Statistics Expert To Be First Latino Census Bureau Director...

American Statical Association president Rob Santos has been picked by President Biden to lead the Census Bureau. The ASA played......

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