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 2022-05-24 14:00 

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DOJ alumni makes the case for prosecuting Trump's post-election crimes: 'A prosecution is both winnable and necessary'...

Sixteen months into Joe Biden's presidency, former President Donald Trump continues to be the target of a variety of investigations — from the January 6 select committee to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to Fulton County, Georgia ...

 2022-05-24 11:33 

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'Substantial reason to believe' Ronny Jackson unlawfully spent thousands in campaign funds on club membership: report...

Trump White House Physician turned far-right MAGA Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson may have unlawfully used thousands of dollars in campaign funds to buy memberships at a private Texas dinner club, a non-partisan federal watchdog office revealed Monda...

 2022-05-23 14:46 

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Conservative Alice Stewart humiliated after trying to tell a Catholic how Catholicism works...

Conservative Alice Stewart and Democrat Maria Cardona got into it over some Catholic bishops weaponizing communion. In the past, bishops have tried to threaten President Joe Biden because he doesn't believe in legislating abortion. Last week, House Sp...

 2022-05-21 10:29 

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Second most-powerful Senate Republican says bill to fight domestic terrorism after Buffalo is too 'partisan' to pass...

Senate Republican Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota immediately poured cold water on a just-passed House bill to help fight rising domestic terrorism, in the wake of his past weekend's massacre of ten Black people in Buffalo by a self-avowed wh...

 2022-05-20 20:30 

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'Blood all over the walls': Trevor Reed offers a harrowing account of Russian detention center...

Former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed is sharing details about his harrowing, years-long detainment at a Russian prison.Reed, who had been held in Russia since 2019, was just released last month. Now he's sat down for an exclusive interview with CNN. Speakin...

 2022-05-20 19:30 

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Florida Dems lodge complaint against Rubio for improper use of Senate resources: report...

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is now facing an ethics complaint filed by the Florida Democratic Party. According to Florida Politics, the Republican lawmaker is accused of improperly utilizing official U.S. Senate resources for his campaign's Twitter acco...

 2022-05-20 11:49 

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Republican rancher takes down a Trump-backed extremist in Idaho's gubernatorial primary...

Former President Donald Trump had his successes and disappointments on Tuesday, May 17, when more GOP primaries were held. Some Trump-endorsed Republicans were victorious in their primaries, including Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race...

 2022-05-19 19:30 

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Herschel Walker failed to disclose millions in earnings over several months: report...

Herschel Walker, the Georgia Republican candidate running for the U.S. Senate endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is facing scrutiny for failing to report more than $3 million in earnings over a five-month period as part of his federal financial di...

 2022-05-19 11:23 

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House votes almost unanimously to condemn antisemitism but one Republican voted 'no'...

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday in a near-unanimous vote passed a bipartisan resolution condemning antisemitism. The final tally was 420-1.Congressman Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky, was the only "no" vote, as local Kentucky ...

 2022-05-18 23:00 

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Holocaust meme-tweeting House Republican casts only 'no' vote on resolution condemning antisemitism...

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday in a near-unanimous vote passed a bipartisan resolution condemning antisemitism. The final tally was 420-1.Congressman Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky, was the only "no" vote, as local Kentucky ...

 2022-05-18 12:03 

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DOJ transcript request shows criminal probe of Trump allies just moved into the open: legal expert...

The Department of Justice has asked for transcripts of interviews conducted by the House select committee, and a legal expert explained how that shows the criminal investigation of Jan. 6 has moved out into the open.The pace of the DOJ probe of the insurr...

 2022-05-18 11:07 

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MAGA alternative GOP candidate takes political jab at Trump...

A Senate Republican candidate in Pennsylvania has taken aim at former President Donald Trump amid her rapid surge in the polls. According to The New York Times, Kathy Barnette is firing back at the former president who recently raised questions about her ...

 2022-05-18 10:48 

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Kentucky progressive Charles Booker wins Democratic Senate primary...

Charles Booker—the progressive former Kentucky state lawmaker with a plan to tackle rampant inequality—cruised to victory in Tuesday's U.S. Senate Democratic primary, setting up a November contest against two-term Republican incumbent Rand...

 2022-05-17 17:15 

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Republicans block bill to stop fossil fuel companies from price-gouging consumers because of 'socialism'...

Take a walk through U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' tweets and you'll find complaint after complaint about the price of gas. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers, Republican of Washington, is the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committ...

 2022-05-17 15:20 

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Republicans block bill to stop price gouging at the pump as gas hits new record high...

Take a walk through U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' tweets and you'll find complaint after complaint about the price of gas. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers, Republican of Washington, is the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committ...

 2022-05-17 10:58 

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Analysis warns Trump DOJ is casting a long shadow over Biden admin...

More than 16 months into Joe Biden's presidency, his Department of Justice and other agencies continue to defend and advance legal positions held by the Trump administration, an analysis by a leading government watchdog revealed Monday.Former Presiden...

 2022-05-16 18:05 

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The three-legged stool of the Republican Party...

Three things happened this weekend. They are connected.They are the GOP's three-legged stool.First, several high-profile Republicans, including the No. 3 House leader, accused the president of giving preferential treatment to undocumented Americans at...

 2022-05-16 13:42 

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All eyes are on Pennsylvania as parties nominate gubernatorial, Senate candidates...

This Tuesday, May 17 will be a major day in the swing state of Pennsylvania, which will be holding Democratic and Republican primaries for a variety of positions — including primaries for lieutenant governor, seats in the U.S. House of Representativ...

 2022-05-14 12:25 

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A 'vile person and hypocrite': Ted Cruz slams GOP lawmakers for sucking up to Trump and Twitter users let him have it...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apparently is not pleased with Republican lawmakers who are still sucking up to former President Donald Trump. On Friday, May 13, the Texas senator campaigned for Pennsylvania Senate candidate David McCormick. During his brief spee...

 2022-05-14 11:45 

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Trump has only himself to blame for Kathy Barnette, Pennsylvania's terrifying new MAGA darling...

Donald Trump is not happy about the shape of the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania. His fame and celebrity thirst led him to endorse TV star Dr. Mehmet Oz, an accomplished surgeon who gave it all up for the easy cash of peddling snake oil. But now...

 2022-05-13 11:47 

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This far-right, anti-gay Islamophobe is gaining on Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania — and Trump is worried...

This Tuesday, May 17, two major GOP primary elections will be held in Pennsylvania: one for governor, one for the U.S. Senate seat presently held by conservative Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, who isn't seeking reelection. And in the Senate primary, an u...

 2022-05-13 11:07 

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'Truth will be your kryptonite': Democrat Hakeem Jeffries calls out Clarence Thomas 'Have a conversation with Ginni'...

Democratic House Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday, telling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas he should "have a conversation" with his spouse. The far-right activist and lobbyist Ginni Thomas repo...

 2022-05-12 20:45 

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Why Pennsylvania could become Ground Zero for a major constitutional crisis: journalist...

In the 2022 midterms, two of the most closely watched races will take place in Pennsylvania: a gubernatorial election to replace Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf (who is term-limited) and a U.S. Senate election to replace two-term Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, who ...

 2022-05-12 18:45 

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House January 6th panel subpoenas multiple GOP lawmakers...

The House committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas this Thursday to five Republican congressmen, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Congressman Jim Jordan, NBC News reports.The subpoenas come in the wake of the...

 2022-05-12 15:32 

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Why Lauren Boebert's 'straight-talking small-town business owner' image is a total sham: report...

Not unlike Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado is a far-right MAGA Republican who has gone out of her way to court controversy since being sworn into the U.S. House of Represe...

 2022-05-12 11:07 

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National security expert compares 'cult-like' Big Lie supporters to 'what we see in violent Jihad'...

Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant FBI Director for Counterintelligence, is likening Trump disciples in the Republican Party supporting and promoting the "Big Lie" that the election was stolen to "violent jihadists," because they are &#...

 2022-05-11 22:06 

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Joe Manchin joins Republicans in blocking the Women's Health Protection Act...

Every Republican in the U.S. Senate and one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Wednesday afternoon voted against legislation that would codify into federal law the right to abortion. The vote 49-51 vote against allowing debate to proceed on the Women...

 2022-05-11 15:30 

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Journalist lays out a long list of reasons not to trust anything Mitch McConnell has to say...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate and the White House, he would be open to supporting a nationwide abortion ban; the Kentucky Republi...

 2022-05-11 10:30 

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Mike Flynn believes he's being 'persecuted' because he's getting fined by the US Army for being on Russia's payroll...

Former Donald Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on Tuesday complained about the United States Army concluding he violated the Constitution by accepting payment from the Russian government.Former Donald Trump National Security Advisor Michael F...

 2022-05-10 01:15 

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Anti-choice House Democrat covers up firing pregnant staffer who asked for maternity leave and had a stillbirth...

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), an anti-abortion Texas Democrat, fired his acting chief of staff in 2018 after she requested maternity leave -- during a pregnancy that resulted in a stillbirth.Then, after the fact, the congressman allegedly attempted to coerce...

 2022-05-09 19:45 

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How Mitch McConnell made the Senate a 'hyperpartisan battle zone': former Clinton official...

In 2022, there is a considerable amount of bad blood between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former President Donald Trump. McConnell blames Trump for the January 6, 2021 insurrection; Trump wants McConnell replaced as GOP leader in the U.S. Se...

 2022-05-08 17:03 

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Mitch McConnell floats federal abortion ban if right-wing Supreme Court overturns Roe...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled that the GOP could pursue a federal ban on abortion if the right-wing Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and Republicans regain control of Congress in the fast-approaching midterm elections.Senate Minor...

 2022-05-06 12:58 

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This Trump election lawyer and 'Big Lie' promoter owes the IRS more than $100,000...

Following the 2020 presidential election, Virginia-based attorney Jesse Binnall was an aggressive promotor of Donald Trump's Big Lie — falsely claiming, along with fellow Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, that the election was sto...

 2022-05-06 11:31 

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Susan Collins Throws Cold Water on Democrats' Bill to Protect the Right to Abortion, Because Catholic Hospitals...

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, who claims to be an ardent supporter of the right to abortion, will be a "no" vote next week when Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forces a vote on legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into law. The Maine Re...

 2022-05-05 20:00 

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Associated Press raises questions about the actual agenda for the new DHS disinformation board...

Questions and concerns are being raised about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's newly-formed Disinformation Governance Board. The Associated Press' Amanda Seitz and Nomaan Merchant penned a piece about the new board and its actual agenda....

 2022-05-05 11:52 

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McCarthy torched 'atrocious and totally wrong' Trump behind his back amid Jan. 6 chaos: audio...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is at the center of controversy due to newly-released audio that captures him slamming former President Donald Trump for a second time. According to HuffPost, the recorded remarks were reportedly made during...

 2022-05-02 21:30 

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'I'm not sure if this has been in your reporting': Jen Psaki bulldozes Steve Doocy's 'Ministry of Truth' propaganda...

Conservatives are going all-in on attacking a Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) agency called the Disinformation Governance Board, falsely insisting President Joe Biden has created an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" that will censor everything online...

 2022-05-02 16:30 

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Federal judge orders RNC to hand over Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising data to House January 6th panel...

A federal judge has rejected efforts by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to keep its mass email marketing records from the House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.The committee is seeking records held...

 2022-05-02 15:34 

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May's GOP primaries will seriously test Trump's 'clout' in his party: report...

This Tuesday, May 3, Republican primary voters will decide whether they want to nominate "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance or someone else in Ohio's 2022 U.S. Senate race. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Vance, and that GOP primar...

 2022-05-02 12:36 

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Trump pal JD Vance says Big Tech data collection should be 'illegal' — but set to profit from it...

Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance stands to profit from the same Big Tech data collection tactics he has attacked on the campaign trail.Vance, the author of Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance stands to profit from the same Big Tech data...

 2022-05-01 15:24 

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'It is true!' ABC reporter busts Chris Christie for whitewashing Kevin McCarthy's Jan. 6 lies...

ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl clashed with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's lies about Jan. 6.During a panel discussion on ABC, Christie argued that reports claiming McCarthy called...

 2022-04-29 14:38 

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Trevor Reed's parents say Biden saved their son's life. Why can't McCarthy give credit where due?...

Wednesday brought news of a surprise prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Russia, with Russia releasing former Marine Trevor Reed as the U.S. released Konstantin Yaroshenko. The decision to make the exchange came amid the relentless advocacy of Reed'...

 2022-04-28 20:45 

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Democrats must fight to keep Republicans from getting a 'filibuster-proof' majority: journalist...

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, a staunch defender of the Senate filibuster and a frequent source of frustration to the progressive wing of her party, has stressed that if Republicans had a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate, Democrat...

 2022-04-28 17:45 

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Kevin McCarthy's leaked anti-Donald Trump comments may give the ex-president 'leverage' over him: report...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been in damage-control mode ever since the New York Times reported that following the January 6, 2021 insurrection, he privately called for then-President Donald Trump's resignation during a January 10 phone co...

 2022-04-28 15:09 

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Conservative blasts GOP leaders who continue to 'shovel their garbage' in Trump's defense — despite knowing the truth...

What Republicans say publicly and what they really think can be two very different things, and there is no greater example than House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Newly released audio from January 10, 2021 shows McCarthy, during a phone conservation wi...

 2022-04-28 12:01 

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Trump and Club For Growth's president have a bitter falling out over Ohio Senate race: report...

President Ronald Reagan believed in a big-tent approach to the Republican Party and the conservative movement, famously saying that someone who agreed with him 80% of the time was an 80% ally rather than a 20% enemy. Donald Trump, on the other hand, tells...

 2022-04-28 11:11 

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Watch: Tense moments at House hearing after Republican accuses Dems of 'lynching' Justice Thomas...

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert accused Democrats of a Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert accused Democrats of a "lynching" on Wednesday during a hearing on court reform.The House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing titled, "Buildin...

 2022-04-27 22:30 

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How an obscure House Republican fueled Donald Trump's election conspiracy theories...

Outside of Pennsylvania, five-term Republican Rep. Scott Perry doesn't have much in the way of name recognition. But now, in the wake of testimony from a former Trump White House aide, the House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurre...

 2022-04-27 19:45 

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Kevin McCarthy gets standing ovation from House GOP while defending remarks about Donald Trump...

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Wednesday reportedly got a standing ovation from House Republicans at a conference meeting at which the House Minority Leader defended his comments about former President Donald Trump's actions in the wake of the deadly J...

 2022-04-27 17:45 

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Former Telemundo reporter turned House Republican responds to damning Kevin McCarthy audio with unhinged rant about 'neo-Marxists'...

A newly uncovered audio recording from January 10, 2021 shows how dramatically House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has flip-flopped since the days following the Capitol insurrection. In that recording, McCarthy can be heard telling Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyo...

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