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 2021-03-05 03:00 

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The FBI just arrested a Trump appointee for his role in the Capitol insurrection: report...

A former appointee of President Donald Trump was arrested on Thursday by the FBI for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report from Politico.Federico Klein had worked in the State Department under the previous administration. ...

 2021-03-05 02:39 

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FBI urged to investigate vaccine favoritism under Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday accused the state's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of staging...

 2021-03-05 02:22 

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Trump and Biden's secret bombing wars...

On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which ...

 2021-03-05 02:07 

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Why some New Agers think Trump is a 'lightworker' — in a troubling parallel to mysticism in Nazi Germany...

Lorie Ladd gazes into the camera with glossy eyes, a look that mimics the long stare one gets after meditating. She's about to give one one of her sermons, one of...

 2021-03-05 01:39 

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An education camp for far-right radicals...

This year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was both a school and a celebration for right-wing extremists and other neofascists.Donald Trump was the featured speaker. In that role, he delivered a speech consisting of lies about how the...

 2021-03-05 01:23 

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Republicans have already seized on their strategy for winning in 2022...

It's early, but Republicans have already seized on their strategy for winning the 2022 and 2024 elections.Of course, it does not depend on mundane tactics like...

 2021-03-05 00:47 

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GOP senator's attack on Democrats'voting rights bill hilariously backfires: 'Truest thing you have said'...

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), one of the most devoted acolytes of former President Donald Trump, on Thursday tried to gaslight her constituents in a lie-filled attack on the House Democrats' bill that protects and expands voting rights.The Hou...

 2021-03-05 00:19 

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The spectacular and expensive failures of the U.S. military...

Cancel culture is a common, almost viral, term in political and social discourse these days. Basically, somebody expresses views considered to be outrageous or vile or racist or otherwise insensitive and inappropriate. In response, that person is "can...

 2021-03-04 22:29 

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The Democrats are no longer playing by the GOP's rules...

On Wednesday, I said US Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, perhaps the most conservative Democrats in the United States Congress, didn't have much incentive to support raising the minimum hourly wage from $7.50 to $15. Their states already have ...

 2021-03-04 21:55 

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Here's the reality behind the fights over conservative Democrats...

On Saturday, the US House of Representatives passed a covid relief package totaling almost $2 trillion. The US Senate is taking up the bill this week. The upper chamber will probably send it to the president as-is, mostly, but for a major exception. It...

 2021-03-04 21:12 

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Georgia Republicans push a draconian bill to criminalize giving food and water to people in voting lines...

On Monday, the GOP-controlled Georgia House passed, by a 97-72 margin, a voter suppression bill that would greatly restrict absentee voting, early voting, weekend voting and ballot drop boxes in that state. And on top of that, North Carolina law professor...

 2021-03-04 21:02 

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White House's Jen Psaki fires back after the Texas governor's attack: 'We're about facts around here'...

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is attacking President Joe Biden, falsely claiming he is "importing Covid" by allowing migrant children to enter the country."The Biden administration must stop importing Covid into our country," Abbot...

 2021-03-04 20:42 

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Texas Gov. Abbott lashes out at Biden and immigrants for COVID-19 — after rolling back safety measures...

President Joe Biden and health experts have been highly critical of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week for lifting the state's mask mandate and allowing businesses to fully reopen — a premature move even as spread of the virus has declined. But ev...

 2021-03-04 20:16 

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'The clock is ticking': Paul Krugman explains why Democrats must pass Biden's relief bill quickly...

President Joe Biden has agreed to compromise with some of the more centrist Democratic senators on parts of the latest coronavirus relief bill, limiting the number of people who will receive direct payments from the federal government. Liberal economist a...

 2021-03-04 19:39 

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The truth about the downfall of star reporter at the New York Times...

It wasn't the utterance of the n-word that ended Donald McNeil's career with The New York Times. It was his incuriosity about maybe the most important story of our time, his comfort wrapped in a kind of blinkered ignorance, that likely did him in....

 2021-03-04 19:35 

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Idaho Republican slammed for opposing federal education grant because it encourages mothers to 'come out of the home'...

In Idaho, the GOP-dominated state legislature has rejected a $6 million federal grant designed to improve early childhood education. And one Republican culture warrior who has been applauding that decision is Rep. Charlie Shepherd, who serves in the Idaho...

 2021-03-04 18:38 

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Three Republicans accused of ethics violation after they attempted to alter colleague's votes...

Something strange happened in Congress last night that may tag three Republican members with an ethics violation. The House held an overnight session so that they could avoid the U.S. Capitol amid the fears of another attack on the building from militia m...

 2021-03-04 18:23 

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Trump's aversion to long flights may interfere with his vendetta against Lisa Murkowski: report...

Former President Donald Trump has sworn revenge against the minority of Republicans in Congress who supported his impeachment, and that includes Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Murkowski was among the seven GOP senators who voted...

 2021-03-04 17:14 

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'What do you mean by wrong?' QAnon shaman's mom offers absurd defense of her son storming the US Capitol...

Jacob Chansley is probably one of the most memorable Capitol rioters as photos captured him wearing face paint, bull horns and fur while carrying a carrying a six-foot spear. But despite his apparent presence at the U.S. Capitol, one woman is fiercely def...

 2021-03-04 17:02 

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'Don't normalize insurrection': CBS News slammed for 'complicit' jailhouse interview of 'QAnon shaman'...

Should Americans hear from an individual in jail facing felony charges related to their alleged participation in the January 6 insurrection, especially on the day terrorism experts say the QAnon cult might again engage in violence so dangerous the House h...

 2021-03-04 16:53 

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'DC is dissolved': Trump supporters freak out because they can't properly read Google Maps...

Qanon followers have become convinced that Washington, D.C. has been "dissolved" ahead of the purported re-inauguration of former president Donald Trump.Some conspiracy theorists believe the former president will be restored to power Thursday, on ...

 2021-03-04 16:40 

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Here's why the Pentagon lied about Michael Flynn's brother's role in the Capitol riots response: report...

In the aftermath of the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, many questions loomed about the Pentagon's delayed response as a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the federal building. In fact, one aspect that really raised concerns was the fact that th...

 2021-03-04 16:15 

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Utah bill would prevent voters from switching parties 3 months before primaries...

In the United States, it isn't uncommon for swing voters to change their party affiliations — at least temporarily — in order to vote in primaries. But in Utah, House Bill 197, if it becomes law, would prevent residents of the deeply Repub...

 2021-03-04 16:02 

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North Carolina Republicans furious with state GOP for ignoring sexual misconduct claims against Madison Cawthorn...

North Carolina's Republican Party hasn't shown any interest in sanctioning newly elected Rep. Madison Cawthorn over numerous claims of sexual misconduct made against him.More than 150 students and graduates from Patrick Henry College signed a lett...

 2021-03-04 15:49 

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Gov. Abbott never told the Texas Department of Public Health that he was ending state's mask mandate: report...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) this week announced his plan to repeal a mask mandate and fully reopen the state. And according to Click 2 Houston, that decision is one the Republican governor did not discuss with Texas' Department of Public Health.Three o...

 2021-03-04 15:41 

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House Republican mocked for faux 'outraged' tweet attacking Democrats' voting rights bill...

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is being criticized and mocked after posting a tweet insisting Americans should be...

 2021-03-04 15:29 

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Senators introduce resolution to repeal some presidential war powers after airstrikes in Syria...

As frustration is building among federal lawmakers over President Joe Biden's recent retaliatory airstrikes on facilities in Syria that the administration said belonged to Iran-backed militia groups, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introdu...

 2021-03-04 15:12 

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Former Trump officials say they're struggling to pay rent after lump-sum vacation payouts get delayed...

Political appointees of former President Donald Trump say they're struggling to pay their rent because promised lump-sum vacation payouts still have not been delivered.Politico talked with seven different Trump appointees who say they're strugglin...

 2021-03-04 14:43 

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Republican governor's coronavirus grant fund gave $600,000 to her family's ranch...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is coming under fire after it was discovered that the businesses of her family members were given $600,000 in COVID-19 funds from a state grant program pushed by her. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that out of th...

 2021-03-04 14:25 

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CEO of Texas power grid operator terminated in aftermath of winter storm...

By Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune March 3, 2021"CEO of Texas power grid operator terminated in aftermath of winter storm" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Te......

 2021-03-04 14:20 

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'Liar' Ted Cruz absurdly blames Biden for non-existent 'ban' on Dr. Suess books — gets hilariously mocked...

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is joining the right wing pile-on attacking liberals for a ban that does not exist on Dr. Seuss books but the Republican from Texas is going one step further, placing blame for the non-existent ban directly on President Joe Biden. Am...

 2021-03-04 12:30 

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Elaine Chao used DOT resources for her personal errands, family business: inspector general...

Elaine Chao, former secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation, joined a number of Trump administration officials in submitting her letter of resignation just one day after the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. But now, details about her question...

 2021-03-04 11:39 

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Suffering 'beyond belief': Family of teen cyclist killed by CIA operative's wife braces for Virginia trial...

The family of Harry Dunn, the 19-year-old United Kingdom teenage motorcyclist killed in a head-on collision, is continuing to suffer "beyond belief" as they brace for the continuation of the trial in Virginia. According to CBS News, the legal proc...

 2021-03-04 11:34 

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Trump's 'verified' Gab account used email address belonging to far-right platform's CEO: hacked data...

Gab, a far-right social media platform that has had up to 4 million users, recently suffered a major hacking — and the platform was so compromised that countless passwords were stolen. Journalist Micah Lee discusses the hacking this week on The Inte...

 2021-03-04 11:27 

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Damning OCE report accuses Mississippi GOP lawmaker of using campaign money as his 'personal slush fund'...

A Mississippi Republican lawmaker is at the center of controversy as the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) raises questions about his use of campaign and congressional funds.According to The Washington Post, a 47-page report includes substantial eviden...

 2021-03-04 11:13 

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A group of astronomers has honed a new way of searching for alien civilizations in the stars...

NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars last month in a mission to, in part, search for signs of ancient microbial life on our neighboring planet. If any evidence of such extraterrestrial organisms — likely long dead — is found, it will b...

 2021-03-04 02:16 

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Girls against Trump: What the end of the Trump years means...

by Mayurika Chakravorty, Carleton UniversityIn Kamala Harris's rousing victory speech in November 2020, the vice-president-elect of the United States directly addressed the country's children — but first, she spoke specifically to girls:"...

 2021-03-04 01:57 

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Why the Supreme Court may stand in the way of Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax...

by Beverly Moran, Vanderbilt UniversitySen. Elizabeth Warren says it's time to tax wealth. The Massachusetts senator on March 1 introduced a bill to tax households worth over US$50 million and up to $1 billion at a rate of 2%, and anything over that a...

 2021-03-04 01:30 

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Wealthy Florida community got vaccines before anyone else — then the governor got a $250k donation...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may have scored big in the CPAC Straw Poll last weekend, but his citizens aren't likely to appreciate wealthy communities being able to jump the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that Florida&#...

 2021-03-04 01:09 

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The humiliation of Mike Pence: Trump's ex-VP is hailing to a chief that reportedly no longer wants him...

On Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence broke his post-election silence to attack H.R. 1, the Democratic-backed election reform and anti-corruption bill, to stir up the same baseless election conspiracies that he and his former boss peddled leading...

 2021-03-04 00:55 

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What can I do once I'm vaccinated? The CDC is finally giving answers...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing to release guidelines for how people who have received COVID-19 vaccines can prepare to transition to normal life. The name of the game seems to be: Baby steps.Although the CDC guidance has...

 2021-03-04 00:07 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns Biden is making a big mistake in the COVID relief bill...

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday strongly pushed back against a move by Senate Democrats and President Joe Biden to further restrict the number of people who will receive direct payments under the emerging coronavirus aid package, warni...

 2021-03-03 23:51 

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DOJ got an official referral to open a 'criminal investigation' into ex-Sec. Elaine Chao: report...

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the Transportation Department inspector general asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into former Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)."In a...

 2021-03-03 22:56 

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National Guard chief's disturbing testimony blames top Pentagon officials for crucial delay on Jan. 6...

Maj. Gen. William Walker, the commander of the National Guard in Washington, D.C., delivered disturbing new testimony on Wednesday about the delay in deployment of his forces during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.He was prepared to send a large number o...

 2021-03-03 21:34 

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Video exposes Fox News' lies and delusional hysteria about 'canceling' Dr. Seuss...

This week, Fox News and Fox Business have been obsessing over Dr. Seuss — claiming that the series of children's books has become a target of...

 2021-03-03 21:15 

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Meet Rep. Paul Gosar: The GOP's leading ambassador to white supremacy...

Former Republican lawmakers slammed the GOP for its silence after Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., spoke at a conference organized by a white nationalist who praised the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, weeks after being linked to the rally that sparked the deadly attackGos...

 2021-03-03 20:45 

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How Democrats can stop the Supreme Court from gutting democracy...

With the news cycle as nuts as it is — the constant pandemic news, the ongoing fallout from the Capitol insurrection, conservatives pretending to believe Dr. Seuss was...

 2021-03-03 20:19 

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Watch GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson flee a reporter asking about a report on his 'sexual and denigrating' behavior...

Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas has been facing a scandal involving his conduct while serving as White House medical adviser — a position he held under President Barack Obama and later, under President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of Def...

 2021-03-03 20:04 

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Iowa police discover live bomb inside polling place during school district election...

At the community center in, Ankeny, Iowa, Tuesday, March 2 was supposed to be designated for the city's school district election. However, that quickly changed when officers with the Ankeny Police Department were contacted after dog walkers noticed wh...

 2021-03-03 19:43 

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Andrew Cuomo offers restrained apology after accused of sexual harassment — but refuses to resign...

In his first public appearance after three women stepped forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, harassment, or inappropriate behavior New York Governor Andrew Cuomo apologized but said he is not going to resign at this time....

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