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 2022-01-26 20:45 

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Madison Cawthorn Lawyer Cites Confederate Amnesty Act To Defend Rep's Job...

A lawyer for Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) cited an 1872 congressional action granting amnesty to Confederate soldiers to defend his own client's eligibility for office.A lawyer for Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) cited an 1872 congressional action......

 2022-01-26 18:26 

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Senators React To Breyer's Retirement...

Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire at the end of this term, according to multiple reports.Justice Stephen Breyer announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the......

 2022-01-26 18:04 

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MyPillow Guy Just Decides To Stop Complying With Dominion Suit Discovery Process...

MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell's lawyers are refusing to comply with the discovery process for Dominion Voting System's $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell, according to a court filing on...MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell's lawyers are refusi...

 2022-01-26 17:26 

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Indicted Shock Jock In Gaetz's Circle Is Cooperating In Trafficking Probe, Lawyer Says...
 2022-01-26 17:24 

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Reports: Justice Breyer To Retire...

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to retire, NBC's Pete Williams and CNN report. Breyer has faced calls for his retirement from Democrats since President Biden was elected and Democrats...Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning...

 2022-01-26 17:04 

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BREAKING...

Multiple news organizations report that Justice Breyer plans to retire at the end of this term. More shortly.Multiple news organizations report that Justice Breyer plans to retire at the......

 2022-01-26 14:16 

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Sen. Kelly Doesn't Support Arizona Dems' Censure Of Sinema, Spokesperson Says...

Sen. Mark Kelly has spoken out against the Arizona Democratic Party's (ADP) decision to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for killing voting rights legislation.Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) has spoken out against the Arizona Democratic Party's......

 2022-01-26 13:06 

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Alex Jones Says His Lawyer Had Him Plead The 5th Almost 100 Times In Front Of Jan. 6 Panel...

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Alex Jones Says His Lawyer Had Him Plead The 5th Almost 100 Times In Front Of Jan. 6 Panel The right-wing conspiracy-theorizing broadcaster told...A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things...

 2022-01-25 23:54 

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Texas Dem Rep Announces Re-Election Bid Amid Federal Probe...

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on Tuesday announced that he plans to continue his re-election campaign, following the FBI's raid of his home in Laredo, Texas last week. In a video posted to Twitter...Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on Tuesday announced that he p...

 2022-01-25 23:14 

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Where Things Stand: FDA Halting Use Of Some Monoclonal Antibodies Treatments Bursts GOP's Anti-Vax Bubble...

But some Republicans are already using the Biden administration's new, common sense decision to pour gasoline on their baseless federal overreach fights. The Food and Drug Administration removed two...But some Republicans are already using the Biden a...

 2022-01-25 23:08 

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Deputy Attorney General Says DOJ Looking Into Fake Trump Electors...

The deputy attorney general on Tuesday acknowledged that the department is looking into fake Electoral College certificates submitted by Trump supporters in the wake of the 2020 election.The deputy attorney general on Tuesday acknowledged that the departm...

 2022-01-25 22:33 

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Nashville's Dem Rep Announces Retirement After GOP-Drawn Map Carves Up His District...

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), who represents a very blue congressional district in the Nashville area, on Tuesday announced that he will not seek re-election in the aftermath of the state Republicans'Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), who represents a very blue congre...

 2022-01-25 21:59 

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Some Early Indications Of What Texas' Restrictive Voting Law Will Mean...

Matt Shuham's article on the chaos unfolding in Texas right now is worth a read from beginning to end. In short, in the wake of the state's new voter restriction law, voters are confused and election...Matt Shuham's article on the chaos unfold...

 2022-01-25 20:48 

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Officials Scramble To Contend With Texas' New Restrictive Voting Law Ahead Of Primaries...

When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the state's big new election bill, SB 1, into law in September — part of a Trumpian wave of new election restrictions across the country — the governor said...When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed th...

 2022-01-25 18:20 

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Judge Bats Away John Eastman's Attempt To Hide Trump-Related Work Emails...

A federal judge rejected ex-Trump legal adviser John Eastman's attempt to quash the House Jan. 6 select committee's subpoena to Chapman University requesting his work emails from when he was a law...A federal judge rejected ex-Trump legal adviser ...

 2022-01-25 18:12 

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Officer Goodman Doesn't Want Jan 6 Recognition: A Statue Is For Birds 'To Take A Dump On'...

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman issued his first remarks since the insurrection last year during an episode of the podcast "3 Brothers No Sense."Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman on Tuesday expressed his mixed feelings about......

 2022-01-25 16:15 

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DOJ Civil: Progressives Should Pay Attention To The Actions Of This Powerful Litigating Division...

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. If you search for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Google, you'll find an overwhelming majority of...This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's ho...

 2022-01-25 15:50 

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Court Tosses Alabama GOP's New District Map Because It Crammed Black Voting Power Into Just One District...

A federal court rejected the new Alabama district map drawn by the state's GOP-controlled legislature on Monday in two lawsuits alleging that the district lines had been racially gerrymandered.A panel of three federal judges rejected the new Alabama d...

 2022-01-25 12:53 

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Red-Blooded Patriot And Senate Candidate JD Vance Calls America 'A Joke'...

The hillbilly elegist's latest attempt to out-Trump his Ohio Senate race rivals led to a spectacular belly flop.A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. A......

 2022-01-24 23:23 

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Biden Mutters 'Stupid Son Of A B*tch' At Fox News' Peter Doocy In Hot Mic Moment...

President Biden on Monday was caught on a hot mic calling a Fox News reporter a President Biden on Monday was caught on a hot mic calling a......

 2022-01-24 23:22 

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Russian Invasion Talk Mounts. Ukrainian Officials Urge Everyone To Please Calm Down....

A key Ukrainian national security official sat down today and told the country's allies what they could do to help: please, calm down. But also: Keep the weapons coming. A key Ukrainian national security official sat down today and told the......

 2022-01-24 22:54 

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Where Things Stand: Cheney Isn't Entertaining Newt's Call For Her (And Others) To Be Jailed...

The only two Republicans on the Jan. 6 Committee have responded to calls made by a member of their own party — Newt Gingrich — suggesting that they, and the rest of the panel, should be jailed for...The only two Republicans on the Jan. 6 Commi...

 2022-01-24 22:06 

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Georgia County Judges Grant DA Request For Special Grand Jury In Trump Election Steal Probe...

A request by Georgia's Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for a special grant jury in her election interference probe into former President Trump was granted by a panel of county judges on...A request by Georgia's Fulton County District A...

 2022-01-24 20:09 

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Kazakhstan's Internet Shutdown Is Latest Episode In An Ominous Trend: Digital Authoritarianism...

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. It was originally published at The Conversation. The Kazakhstan government shut off the internet nationwide on Jan. 5, 2022...This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home ...

 2022-01-24 18:40 

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Defiant School Boards Across Virginia Sue Over Youngkin's Anti-Mask Order...

Seven Virginia school boards on Monday sued to stop a mask-optional order by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on the first day it was scheduled to take effect. The order, which the school boards argue violates...Seven Virginia school boards on Monday sued to stop ...

 2022-01-24 18:04 

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Unvaccinated Palin Gets COVID, Derailing Her NYT Defamation Suit Trial...

What was supposed to be the first day of the trial in ex-GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's defamation case against the New York Times on Monday has been pushed back to next week after she tested positive for COVID-19, the judge in the case a...

 2022-01-24 16:16 

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Conservative Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action Cases, Raising Alarms...

The Supreme Court added another two cases to a docket full of hot-button issues. Both concern universities' use of race in college admissions.The Supreme Court, with its weighty conservative majority, has shown its cards......

 2022-01-24 14:47 

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Trump Team Coordinates Legal Fund For Select Cronies In Jan. 6 Panel Probe...

Ex-President Donald Trump's team is collaborating with American Conservative Union (ACU) chair Matt Schlapp to decide which of Trump's former staffers who've been subpoenaed by the House Jan.Ex-President Donald Trump's team is collaboratin...

 2022-01-24 13:00 

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Virginia's New GOP AG Fires State University Attorney Helping Jan. 6 Panel...

New Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares (R), has fired University of Virginia's counsel, who was on leave to assist the House Jan. 6 select committee in its investigation.A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. This......

 2022-01-23 22:02 

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Jan. 6 Committee Chair Reveals Bill Barr Has Spoken With Investigators...

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the Jan. 6 committee, on Sunday said that the panel has had conversations with former Attorney General Bill Barr. During an interview on CBS...Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the Jan. 6 committee, on Sunday....

 2022-01-23 20:08 

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Coons: 'Frustrations' Among Dems After Sinemanchin Joined GOP's Opposition To Filibuster Carveout...

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) on Sunday highlighted the jarring difference between most Senate Democrats and Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) when it comes to the urgency of passing voting...Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) on Sunday highlighted the ja...

 2022-01-23 17:53 

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Sanders: Arizona Dems' Censure Of Sinema For Torpedoing Voting Bills Was 'Absolutely' Appropriate...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Sunday threw his support behind the Arizona Democratic Party's censure of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) following her vote against rules changes to help pass Democrats'Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Sunday threw his suppo...

 2022-01-23 15:30 

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Arizona Democrats Censure Sinema For Blow To Voting Rights Legislation...

She's officially taking heat: the Arizona Democratic Party has had enough of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-AZ) bold mavericking. The party voted on Saturday to formally censure Sinema...She's officially taking heat: the Arizona Democratic Party has...

 2022-01-22 16:09 

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'No More Crazies': Trump's Final Days In Office, As Documented By The Jan. 6 Committee...

The Jan. 6 Committee has been gathering texts that reveal the unraveling of the Trump presidency.One week before Jan. 6, Fox News host Sean Hannity was trying......

 2022-01-22 15:19 

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'No More Crazies': Trump's Final Days In Office, As Documented By The Jan. 6 Committee...

The Jan. 6 Committee has been gathering texts that reveal the unraveling of the Trump presidency.One week before Jan. 6, Fox News host Sean Hannity was trying......

 2022-01-21 19:25 

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The Sunsetting Of The Child Tax Credit Expansion Could Leave Many Families Without Enough Food On The Table...

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis.It first appeared at The Conversation. The discontinuation of the Biden administration's monthly payments of the child tax...This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's hom...

 2022-01-21 19:10 

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Jan. 6 Committee Obtains Draft Trump-Era Order Laying Out Plan To Seize Voting Machines...

A draft Trump-era executive order directed the Defense Secretary to seize voting machines and authorized the appointment of a special counsel to investigate them weeks after the 2020 elections...A draft Trump-era executive order directed the Defense Secre...

 2022-01-21 18:04 

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DOJ Task Force On Election Worker Threats Makes First Arrest...

The Justice Department charged a man from Texas on Friday with threatening three government officials, the first criminal case brought forward by the department's task force on combating violent...The Justice Department charged a man from Texas on Fri...

 2022-01-21 16:45 

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The Mystery Of Thousands Of Potentially Fraudulent Signatures For Florida Casino Expansion...

Thousands of signatures in support of expanding casino gaming in Florida are suspected of being fraudulent. In counties across the state, election officials have flagged suspicious petition signatures...Thousands of signatures in support of expanding casi...

 2022-01-21 15:32 

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Gohmert Didn't Get Anywhere Near $1M Goal For Texas AG Bid. Yet He Proudly Claimed He Did Anyway...

You may recall when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) promised on Nov. 9 that he'd challenge Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if he raised $1 million in 10 days, then followed up on Nov.You may recall when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) promised on Nov. 9......

 2022-01-21 13:04 

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Arizona Democrats Have Just About Had It Up To Here With Sinema...

The Arizona Democratic Party announced on Thursday that the committee's executive board will be meeting to "address previously passed resolutions concerning" Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. The......

 2022-01-21 00:01 

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Report: A Glimpse At What Jan 6 Committee Has Gotten So Far From National Archives...

Days after the Jan. 6 committee began receiving records from the National Archives following the Supreme Court's rejection of former President Trump's effort to bar the release of documents...Days after the Jan. 6 committee began receiving records...

 2022-01-20 23:35 

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Where Things Stand: DeSantis Campaigns On Ensuring White Floridians Don't Feel 'Discomfort' About Systemic Racism...

It is hard to accept when you might actually be the real snowflake. But that's the bitter pill Florida Republicans find themselves having to swallow. The latest news: Florida state Republicans just...It is hard to accept when you might actually be the...

 2022-01-20 23:13 

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Podcaster Who Chatted With Alleged Jan. 6 Seditionist Says FBI Came Knocking...

Soon after a federal grand jury indicted several members of the Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy, accusing them of plotting to disrupt Congress, prosecutors cited an odd piece of...Soon after a federal grand jury indicted several members of...

 2022-01-20 22:02 

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The Sausage Making: Manchin Takes His Revenge...

After sinking the voting rights push, Manchin sliding into his old role: chief antagonist to Democrats' attempts to pass the Build Back Better reconciliation bill.Your intermittent update on how Build Back Better negotiations are going (quite......

 2022-01-20 18:09 

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Listen To This: The Voting Rights Crescendo...

Josh and Kate discuss the seeming end of (most) Democrats' push to reform the filibuster and pass voting rights laws.A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week,......

 2022-01-20 18:02 

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Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump To Cooperate With Investigation...

The Jan. 6 congressional committee on Thursday sent a letter to Ivanka Trump asking for her voluntary cooperation with its investigation into the attack on Congress.The Jan. 6 Select Committee on Thursday sent a letter to Ivanka......

 2022-01-20 17:57 

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Georgia County DA Requests Special Grand Jury In Trump Election Steal Probe...

Georgia's Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested a special grand jury in her election interference investigation into ex-President Donald Trump on Thursday. Willis sent the request to...Georgia's Fulton County District Attorney Fani...

 2022-01-20 17:01 

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Treasury Department Sanctions Two Ukrainians Who Worked With Manafort...
 2022-01-20 16:59 

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Perdue Vows To Copy DeSantis' Bogus Voter Fraud-Hunting Police Unit...

It's been clear from the start that former Sen. David Perdue's (R-GA) gubernatorial campaign would be centered on the Big Lie. And now, he's taking notes from the best of 'em. Perdue...It's been clear from the start that former Sen. Da...

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