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 2021-10-22 02:30 

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News Roundup: Bannon referred for criminal contempt, voting rights in danger, more COVID-19 news...

In the news today: The House voted 229-202—with nine Republicans voting yes—to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice to face criminal contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena. Meanwhile, the rest of the Republicans seem ...

 2021-10-22 01:55 

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'I'm grateful you are all vaccinated': CNN anchor shares multiple sclerosis diagnosis...

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the country, the importance of being vaccinated has been stressed by various influential individuals. Health officials and others have not only emphasized the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine t...

 2021-10-22 01:20 

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Don't bring back 'horrific, racist, and unlawful' Remain in Mexico policy, groups tell Biden admin...

More than 70 legal service providers have condemned the Biden administration's plan to restart the anti-asylum policy known as Remain in Mexico, writing in a letter to the president, vice president, and top officials that they "refuse to be compli...

 2021-10-22 00:45 

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Rep. Gohmert asks why Rep. John Lewis wasn't treated the same as Jan. 6 insurrectionists...

If we ranked the many Republicans who supported, and still support, Donald Trump's attempted coup d'etat by their level of enthusiasm for sedition, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is probably at the top of the list . In the days leading up to the Jan....

 2021-10-22 00:10 

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Previous admin floated sending huge number of troops to border, and even into Mexico, report says...

We already knew that former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller had reportedly been itching for a public health crisis to use as an excuse to keep out immigrants, and got it in the novel coronavirus pandemic. But The New York Times...

 2021-10-21 23:35 

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to cost Arizona taxpayers millions as new settlement reached in lawsuit...

In January of 2014, Arizona restaurant owner Bret Frimmel and manager Lisa Norton were arrested by law enforcement from Maricopa County Sheriff's office on employment-related identity theft charges. Those charges were thrown out of court after a judge...

 2021-10-21 23:00 

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In fighting to cut the reconciliation bill, Joe Manchin is signing West Virginia's death certificate...

As of September 2021, there are 42,300 people employed by the coal mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, trainers, mechanics, clerks, managers, technicians, and executives. That's everybody. That number is down about 20% since Donald Trump t...

 2021-10-21 22:25 

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Bannon held in contempt by House; DOJ must make the next move...

Steve Bannon, loyalist to former President Donald Trump, was held in contempt of Congress Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately setting the stage for Attorney General Merrick Garland to decide whether the longtime peddler of bombastic ...

 2021-10-21 21:50 

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Psaki sets the record straight after McCarthy tries to mislead and confuse on supply chain problems...

The United States is being hit with supply chain problems , and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sees an opportunity. Specifically, McCarthy sees an opportunity to draw false connections between supply chain problems and everything he wants to stop De...

 2021-10-21 21:15 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Meet the Qanon poet...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-10-21 20:40 

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Jan. 6 probe getting very, very uncomfortable for Republicans...

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio loves few things more than a bombastic interrogation, so long as he's doing the interrogating. But when it came to answering a few meaningful questions while on the witness stand at a congressional hearing Wednesday , Jordan fo...

 2021-10-21 20:06 

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DeSantis calls for a special session against vaccine mandates or what he calls 'forced injections'...

Amping up his ongoing fight with the White House, today Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, or as the comedy duo Good Liars calls him, "Ron DeathSantis," called for a special session of the GOP statehouse to block President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates...

 2021-10-21 19:35 

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Biden on Republican war on voting: 'It's unconscionable. It's un-American.' Enough talk. Act...

All 50 Senate Republicans joined forces Wednesday to block the voting rights and elections reform bill , the Freedom to Vote Act, that Sen. Joe Manchin and fellow Democrats have spent months crafting on the premise that Manchin would be able to find "...

 2021-10-21 19:00 

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Dan Patrick's voter fraud bounty blows up in his face...

One week after the 2020 presidential election was called for Joe Biden, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put his money where his mouth was and offered a hefty bounty to voter fraud whistleblowers. The PAC Texans for Dan Patrick was willing to pay up to $1 milli...

 2021-10-21 18:25 

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Democrats sounding bullish on getting something done soon on Biden's economic plan...

Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding bullish on coming to agreement by the end of the week on a possible framework for a reconciliation bill encompassing the shreds of President Joe Biden's economic, family, and climate plans. That package has been ...

 2021-10-21 17:50 

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'We're appalled by your failure': 5 vets resign from Arizona Sen. Sinema's advisory council...

Five of the 20 veterans who've served on Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's advisory council since 2019 wrote a blistering letter to her today—one she is not likely to soon forget. The five resigned and indicted Sinema for "hanging your const...

 2021-10-21 17:15 

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Antisemitic dog whistle, big ad campaign pile on to school board attacks in Virginia governor's race...

The Republican push to turn schools into ground zero for their culture war is getting a cash infusion in Virginia, where Free to Learn Action is putting $1 million into an ad buy targeting former governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry...

 2021-10-21 16:40 

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Immigration policy experts slam 'misleading' mainstream reporting on latest border numbers...

When Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in particular have a certain narrative they want to promulgate, they know exactly where to go. Example: the unpublished numbers obtained by The Washington Post this week loudly proclaiming in a headline t...

 2021-10-21 16:00 

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New report highlights racial disparities in prisons nationwide...

Last week, the Sentencing Project released a paper detailing the racial and ethnic disparities in state prisons around the country. Authored by Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., "The Color of Justice" uses Bureau of Justice statistics ...

 2021-10-21 15:25 

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Sinema sticks it to Biden again, insists Trump tax giveaway to corporate America has to stand...

It's Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's turn to play the skunk at President Joe Biden's picnic. It's almost as if she and Sen. Joe Manchin are deliberately working together to try to kill the large budget reconciliation package that will contain his Bu...

 2021-10-21 14:45 

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McConnell longs for a mulligan after gifting the GOP and its 2022 message to Trump...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a mulligan on his failure to convict Donald Trump earlier this year during his second impeachment trial. McConnell's fumble is undoubtedly responsible for breathing new life into Trump, who has now overwhel...

 2021-10-21 14:10 

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House to vote on contempt charge for Steve Bannon, and Republicans prepare to grill AG Garland...

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A Wednesday vote in the ...

 2021-10-21 13:35 

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Donald Trump's new 'social media platform' isn't a Twitter rival. It's an investment scam...

On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump's get-around-the-ban surrogate on Twitter, Liz Harrington , issued a statement announcing the formation of the "Trump Media and Technology Group" (TMTG). Most of the attention focused on this missive has been...

 2021-10-21 13:00 

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Republican attorneys general join fight to allow intimidation and harassment of school boards...

A group of 17 state attorneys general—all of them Republicans—have sent President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland a very angry letter demanding that Garland back down from his announcement that the Justice Department would respo...

 2021-10-21 12:30 

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Morning Digest: Virginia redistricting commission collapses, punts work to state Supreme Court...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. L...

 2021-10-21 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Crunch time...

Kate Riga of TalkingPointsMemo writes that in the face of yesterday's Republican filibuster of the Freedom to Vote Act, the Senate Democratic caucus is increasingly looking for ways to reform the filibuster. "There are two possible next steps,"...

 2021-10-21 02:49 

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News Roundup: Criminal contempt, an untrustworthy Supreme Court, and goodbye voting rights...

In the news today: The House Rules Committee voted to approve a contempt of Congress referral against Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon, with the full House set to vote on it on Thursday. And ahead of that, Republicans were lining up to defend Bannon. Mea...

 2021-10-21 02:05 

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October 20th is International Pronouns Day! Here's what you need to know...

This Wednesday, Oct. 20, many folks around the world are recognizing International Pronouns Day (IPD). Started in 2018, this is a day for people to raise awareness about the importance of using the correct pronouns for people, to share educational resourc...

 2021-10-21 01:40 

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Report finds Trump used federal COVID-19 food program for political gain, ran it incompetently...

Most people would—quite rightly—assume that "fresh produce" and "Donald Trump" have no business being in the same sentence unless there's some secret Russian kompromat Christopher Steele left out of his dossier . I'd li...

 2021-10-21 01:00 

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'Trump of the South': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused of 'crimes against humanity'...

According to a leaked government report seen by CNN on Tuesday, a Brazilian congressional panel is calling for charges of "crimes against humanity" against President Jair Bolsonaro over his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that he in...

 2021-10-21 00:20 

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'Angry and disgusted': Train riders recorded but didn't call 911 as a woman was raped on the train...

Bystanders chose to record a horrific incident instead of reporting it last week when a woman was raped for about eight minutes and harassed for over 40 minutes on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train. According to police o...

 2021-10-20 23:40 

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Rep. Andy Harris moans it's 'ridiculous' that national medical groups oppose ivermectin for COVID-19...

Republican Rep. Andy Harris is a doctor, too, but it's pretty clear that if he had to choose which of those identities is more important to him, he'd go with Republican. The Maryland congressman once again offered Very Bad medical advice about dea...

 2021-10-20 23:00 

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Under Biden, U.S. leadership ratings rebound around the globe after plummeting under Trump...

While roughly two-thirds of GOP voters still think Donald Trump is god's gift to the planet, the rest of the world has other ideas. In fact, Gallup found that global approval ratings of U.S. leadership slipped to record lows under Trump, hitting just ...

 2021-10-20 22:20 

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Book-banning Karen and Virginia school board member sets her sights on Toni Morrison's 'Bluest Eye'...

Virginia Beach at-large school board member Victoria Manning—aka book-banning Karen, aka non-reading pro-censorship Karen—is going after American literature she clearly doesn't understand. Daily Beast reports that Manning, founder of the &...

 2021-10-20 21:45 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: 'This horrible weapon from Satan'...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-10-20 21:10 

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'Avowed white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer' discharged from U.S. Army after Jan. 6 insurrection...

A part-time Army Reserve sergeant who worked in human resources was demoted to the rank of private this past May. Shortly after, he was given an " other-than-honorable discharge the next month, terminating a 12-year military career." The reason? A...

 2021-10-20 20:35 

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Biden slashes Build Back Better agenda, but Manchin and Sinema can still blow it up...

Sen. Joe Manchin could be signaling that he's willing to President Joe Biden's entire agenda hostage, according to journalist David Corn, by having associates spread the word that he's got a plan to leave the Democratic Party if his ransom dem...

 2021-10-20 20:00 

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Washington state trooper shares dramatic parting video after termination for refusing vaccine...

Hundreds of Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees retired early or were let go Monday due to Washington State's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The state's governor, Jay Inslee, gave state employees, teachers, and health care workers a deadline of Oct...

 2021-10-20 19:42 

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Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz ride to Steve Bannon's defense—and get so, so roasted...

On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee met to vote on whether the recommendation for charges of criminal contempt against former Trump campaign chair and Jan. 6 conspirator Steve Bannon would be forwarded to the full House. At the end of the hearing, the...

 2021-10-20 19:00 

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House GOP leaders push to shield Bannon from contempt charge for ignoring congressional subpoena...

House GOP leaders are taking the position that complying with congressional subpoenas is now optional in America. On Wednesday, the GOP leadership team urged its caucus members to vote against holding Trump adviser and ally Steve Bannon in contempt for de...

 2021-10-20 18:45 

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OSHA warns three states their COVID-19 failures may force it to take over workplace safety authority...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency regulation back in June requiring hospitals and other health care settings to enforce COVID-19 safety practices. Now, OSHA is warning three states —Arizona, South Carolina,...

 2021-10-20 18:10 

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We don't know whether to laugh or cry at this Nevada candidate for governor's campaign launch video...

Michele Fiore—who you may remember from her gun-toting Christmas card , readiness to draw her firearm at Black Lives Matter protesters, and belief that cancer is a fungus —is running for Nevada governor. Her campaign announcement video shows t...

 2021-10-20 17:35 

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White House plans rollout of vaccines for children from 5 through 11...

As of Wednesday, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have a minimum age of 18 years. The Pfizer vaccine is available only for those 12 and older, under an Emergency Use Authorization, and fully approved for those 16 and over. That means that 48 mil...

 2021-10-20 17:00 

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Netflix staff to walk out in protest amid entitled CEO's tone-deaf comments over Chappelle special...

Netflix co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos is doing some serious backpeddling over comments he made to defend Dave Chappelle's latest special, The Closer, but admits his "stance hasn't changed." Ahead of staffers' planned "Stand Up in...

 2021-10-20 16:30 

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'Nightmare scenario': Substantial majority of Americans don't trust Supreme Court, want reforms...

As the Supreme Court's conservative justices expel noxious fumes about their impartiality and adherence to judicial philosophy, Americans continue to call bullpucky in poll after poll . The latest such survey, conducted nationally by Selzer & Company ...

 2021-10-20 16:30 

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Texas Republicans aren't even trying to hide the fact that they're gerrymandering...

Texas Republicans finally gave up the pretense that the congressional redistricting map both the House and Senate approved early Tuesday looks out for the state's nearly 17 million registered voters. In the past, GOP lawmakers have claimed their propo...

 2021-10-20 16:00 

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It's crunch time for Senate Democrats on saving our democracy. The filibuster has to go...

Sen. Joe Manchin's big effort to find "10 good people" in the Republican conference in the Senate will fail Wednesday. The Senate will hold a cloture vote on the Freedom to Vote Act, Manchin's alternative voting rights and elections reform...

 2021-10-20 15:33 

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Claremont Institute's descent into Trumpian extremism illustrated in law enforcement strategy...

At one time, the California-based Claremont Institute was a fairly normative conservative think tank. But ever since it embraced the politics of Donald Trump in 2016, it has grown increasingly extremist, reflecting Trump's own politics of conspiracism...

 2021-10-20 15:01 

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Yet another investigation into the professional grifter, oh yeah, and former president...

Former President Donald Trump facing yet another criminal investigation? How shocking! Not really! Now the two-time impeached, one-term president and professional grifter is being investigated by the district attorney's office in Westchester County, N...

 2021-10-20 14:30 

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Steve Bannon moves one step closer to charges of criminal contempt...

A week ago, the House select committee on Jan. 6 took the first steps toward holding Donald Trump adviser and proud racist Steve Bannon in contempt for failing to turn over documents requested under subpoena. The committee then followed up with a letter t...

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