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 2021-09-26 12:57 

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This Republican hasn't been vaccinated for COVID-19 — but plays a major role in shaping Florida's health policies...

Although he was infected with COVID-19 during the 2020/2021 winter and recovered from it, Florida State Sen. Manny Diaz remains unvaccinated. Diaz, an ally of Gov. Ron DeSantis, is also the top Republican shaping health care policy in the Florida Senate, ...

 2021-09-25 12:24 

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Mitch McConnell refuses to commit to confirming a Biden Supreme Court nominee if GOP takes back the Senate...

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to say he will not "mount a blockade" against a possible Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Joe Biden, should the opportunity arise, if Republicans take back the Senate after ...

 2021-09-24 12:09 

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McConnell slammed the idea of Trump being a future asset to the GOP: new book...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not sold on the possibility of former President Donald Trump being a valuable, future asset to the Republican Party, a new book says.Weeks after presidential nomination, McConnell reportedly spoke to Sen. ...

 2021-09-23 18:03 

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Hobby Lobby's Bible museum forced to give Iraq back prized stolen religious artifact...

Hobby Lobby has been one of the powerhouses behind muddying our country's separation of church and state. Before the Supreme Court became stacked with radical right-wing legal embarrassments, it was still a painfully conservative court. In 2014, they ...

 2021-09-23 15:11 

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Details about Matt Gaetz's investigation were leaked to Dilbert cartoonist before reports were made public...

Just days before reports of Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-Fla.) sexual abuse investigation began circulating, a Trump-supporting cartoonist and an affiliate of the Israeli consulate began discussing the Federal Bureau of Investigations' (FBI) probe via tex...

 2021-09-22 20:26 

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'They're such jerks': House Democrat slams his Senate colleagues' bipartisan bill...

Rep. Peter DeFazio, the 74-year-old Oregon Democrat who chairs the House Transportation Committee, has been an outspoken proponent of green energy — and this week, he lambasted his Senate colleagues for watering down his proposals and recommendation...

 2021-09-22 20:00 

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A law professor calls out Texas to Sen. Ted Cruz's face when he asks if voter ID laws are 'racist'...

When a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on voting rights this week, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas forcefully grilled law professor Franita Tolson. The far-right Republican senator has been an aggressive supporter of GOP-sponsored voter suppression la...

 2021-09-22 00:06 

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There's a message buried in John Durham's latest indictment — and it isn't pretty...

Last week, Special Counsel John Durham secured an indictment against an obscure cyber-lawyer and Democratic insider named Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI about who his clients were when he relayed a tip about possible digital communication...

 2021-09-21 19:19 

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Top House Democrat blasts 'yahoos in Texas' and 'negligent Supreme Court' over abortion ban...

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) Tuesday morning vowed to protect women's reproductive rights, blasting the Republicans in Texas who enacted a vigilante law that effectively bans almost all abortion, and the conservatives on the Su...

 2021-09-21 13:12 

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'Remarkably thin': Legal experts slam John Durham case against Clinton campaign lawyer...

Although John Durham has managed to get an indictment for Michael Sussmann as part of the investigation into the origin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) inquiry into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia, legal experts are still not ...

 2021-09-21 00:42 

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Two longtime Republican operatives indicted — and there's a Russia connection: report...

Reuters legal reporter Jan Wolfe revealed Monday evening that two Republican Party operatives have been indicted after helping Russians donate to political campaigns in 2016.The Justice Department revealed in a statement that Kentucky's Jesse Benton a...

 2021-09-20 16:55 

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There is 'little appetite for' Trump's plan to oust McConnell from his GOP leadership role: report...

Although Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't go out of his way to openly criticize former President Donald Trump — unlike outspoken Never Trump conservatives such as The Lincoln Project, attorney George Conway, former Republican Natio...

 2021-09-20 12:44 

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DC lobbyists are going to great lengths to influence Joe Manchin and 'see inside his head': report...

Ever since he entered the U.S. Senate in 2010, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has made it abundantly clear that he will often cross party lines and vote with Republicans — and during the Biden era, the decidedly centrist Democrat has been a frequ...

 2021-09-19 16:10 

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Former prosecutor accuses John Durham of trying to hand Trump a new weapon...

According to former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, the last-minute indictment offered up by Special Counsel John Durham won't hold up to scrutiny and was likely intended to hand Donald Trump a weapon to fend off claims that Russia had a hand in his 20...

 2021-09-19 10:41 

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FBI Director Wray faces 'new scrutiny' over Kavanaugh investigation: report...

When then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford — a psychology professor at Palo Alto University — in 2018, the FBI conducted an investigation. But Kavanaugh's critics argued t...

 2021-09-18 12:05 

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Top gymnasts blast FBI for bungling sexual abuse probe of Dr. Larry Nassar...

This week some of gymnastics' biggest stars shared scathing testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI's failure to stop Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor and serial sexual abuser. Lawyers say that after the FBI was first told...

 2021-09-17 20:42 

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McConnell denied that GOP voting changes were racist — but a NC law just got knocked down as discriminatory...

Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that the voting bills being passed or proposed by Republicans in state legislatures all around the United States are not racist. But on Friday, a state court in North Carolina dramatically...

 2021-09-17 12:04 

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Trump was enraged after McConnell admitted he lost the presidential election, new book says...

Former President Donald Trump was left seething when former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) finally acknowledged he'd lost the presidential election, a new book says.According to HuffPost, Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Rob...

 2021-09-16 20:26 

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'Cut him off now!': Newsmax host totally loses it when a veteran criticizes Trump's Afghanistan policy...

Newsmax TV has been promoting itself as the cable news outlet that is even more right-wing and more pro-Trump than Fox News or Fox Business. This week, Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield had a major temper tantrum when a guest on his show, Joe Saboe — a...

 2021-09-16 17:02 

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Sinema has become a major obstacle to Biden's legislative agenda by 'adopting the party-snubbing mantle' of John McCain...

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is widely regarded as the most conservative Democrat in the U.S. Senate, but Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona easily runs a close second. Journalist Mike DeBonis, in an article published by the Washington Post on September ...

 2021-09-16 11:37 

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John Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to DNC over the Russian investigation: report...

John H. Durham, the attorney tapped by the Trump administration to oversee a special assessment of the Russian investigation, is now seeking an indictment of a cybersecurity lawyer accused of providing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with a fals...

 2021-09-16 10:23 

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'Just as flawed': Sen. Whitehouse questions FBI probe of Kavanaugh after failed Larry Nassar investigation...

Talk about perfect timing. During a hearing on the FBI's mishandling of allegations against Larry Nassar, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse raised questions about whether the Nassar investigation was the only FBI case that was bungled. Whitehouse used the inves...

 2021-09-16 10:06 

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Kavanaugh probe must be reopened after FBI allegedly ignored thousands of tips about him: ex-federal prosecutor...

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner is demanding an investigation into the FBI after it was revealed that there were 4500 complaints filed against then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh that went ignored and were merely handed over to the White House. The Guard...

 2021-09-15 17:43 

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McKayla Maroney reveals FBI agent's horrifying question after she reported Larry Nassar's sexual abuse...

Star athletes from the USA Gymnastics team, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday on the circumstances that allowed disgraced Olympic doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abu...

 2021-09-15 13:57 

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FBI Director Wray faces ' ew scrutiny' over Kavanaugh investigation: report...

When then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford — a psychology professor at Palo Alto University — in 2018, the FBI conducted an investigation. But Kavanaugh's critics argued t...

 2021-09-15 10:29 

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DOJ files for an emergency order to block the Texas abortion ban...

The U.S. Dept. of Justice late Tuesday night asked a federal judge to block Texas from implementing Republican Governor Greg Abbott's near-total ban on abortion, saying prohibiting the law from taking effect is...

 2021-09-14 20:17 

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Reporters debunk a new Biden conspiracy theory that has Republicans and right-wing media 'running wild'...

When Sen. James Risch of Idaho questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week during a hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, he promoted the latest far-right conspiracy theory: that members of the Biden White House are con...

 2021-09-14 16:34 

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Idaho senator blasted for his 'nutters' questioning of Antony Blinken during Afghanistan hearing: 'Full-on Q'...

On Tuesday, September 14, Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho was among the senators who questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan. Risch is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Com...

 2021-09-14 16:11 

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'The president speaks for himself': Blinken shuts down GOP senator claiming someone has 'a button' to silence Biden...

During a September 14 hearing on the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho — a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — aggressively questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken. And Risch...

 2021-09-14 10:30 

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All hell breaks loose at congressional hearing after GOP lawmaker accuses Tony Blinken of treason...

A congressional hearing on the withdrawal from Afghanistan devolved into shouting and chaos on Monday when Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) accused Secretary of State Anthony Blinken of committing treason and then refused to let him respond.Mast started his questio...

 2021-09-13 20:32 

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The defeat of the American superpower — and the real winner in Afghanistan...

The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp....

 2021-09-13 15:56 

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'Likely to be a prime witness': Pelosi's Jan. 6 committee asks tech companies to preserve Mark Meadows' records...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been urging tech companies not to cooperate with requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee on the January 6 insurrection, even going so far as to threaten retaliation if they do. Regardless, P...

 2021-09-13 14:12 

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'Next level BS': Barrett tried to claim the US Supreme Court isn't full 'of partisan hacks.' Critics brought the receipts...

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court whose nomination was rammed through the Senate by then-Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Sunday told guests invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the McConnell Cent...

 2021-09-09 21:07 

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'Clearly unconstitutional': Merrick Garland reveals DOJ's strategy to fight the Texas abortion law...

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas in response to its draconian new anti-abortion law, which went into effect on September 1.The Texas law outlaws...

 2021-09-09 17:27 

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Former Senate majority leader explains why Democrats need to 'abolish the filibuster once and for all'...

Although some centrist Democrats have been vigorously defending the filibuster — namely, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — many other Democrats have been expressing their frustration with it. One of them is...

 2021-09-09 10:20 

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'So you agree, Republicans are just like the Taliban?' Texas lawmaker mocked for odd comparison...

A Republican lawmaker in the Texas House of Representatives was recently ridiculed for seemingly boasting that abortion is so immoral that even the Taliban prohibits the practice. His comments come in response to a Houston Chronicle op-ed headlined "T...

 2021-09-09 10:11 

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Biden DOJ to sue Texas over abortion ban: WSJ...

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is finalizing plans to sue the State of Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott's abortion ban, which some legal experts have called unconstitutional....

 2021-09-08 19:44 

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Mitch McConnell sends 'lots of love' to Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he prays...

 2021-09-08 16:41 

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There's one MAGA Republican who doesn't want Donald Trump to run in 2024: report...

Although it remains to be seen whether or not Donald Trump will run for president in the 2024 election, his influence on the Republican Party is undeniable. Everyone from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to...

 2021-09-07 20:01 

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The American empire unmade Afghanistan — and fueled its own decline...

They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the...

 2021-09-07 12:24 

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Ex-FBI chief urges law enforcement in DC to take upcoming right-wing rally 'very seriously'...

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official recently weighed in with his concerns about the upcoming right-wing rally planned for later this month in Washington, D.C.During an appearance on CNN, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe urged t...

 2021-09-06 16:30 

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Lindsey Graham stuns host with claim the US will invade Afghanistan again: 'Are you serious?'...

When MAGA Republicans appear on the BBC's...

 2021-09-06 10:33 

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'Cruel on purpose': Americans rage at Times writer who claims Biden grieves his family too much...

When President Joe Biden addressed the families of the 13 military members killed in Afghanistan last week he referenced losing his son Beau. It's a reference he frequently makes when addressing people who have lost loved ones and experienced profound...

 2021-09-05 14:55 

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When Trump abandoned the Kurds...

While a majority of Americans say they continue to react poorly to an apparent lack of planning in the hastened, chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, maybe we should be looking more closely at the distinctly Republican attempt to politicize the efforts of...

 2021-09-05 11:00 

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Kevin McCarthy slapped down hard by House insurrection committee over bogus claim about Trump...

According to a report from CNN, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was slapped down in a statement from the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection, after telling a local news outlet that former president Donald Trump has al...

 2021-09-04 11:33 

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A CIA drone analyst apologizes to the people of Afghanistan...

As the United States ends a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, a former intelligence analyst for the CIA's drone program offers an apology to the people of Afghanistan...

 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 ...

 2021-09-03 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 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 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 ...

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