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 2022-08-14 22:31 

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Trump breaks the law, so Republicans say it's the law that needs to go—and the agents who caught him...

The Republican reactions to Trump, ahem, being caught with highly classified nuclear weapons-related documents after asserting to federal agents he didn't have them continues, and as the facts worsen for Trump his pro-attempted-coup Republican allies ...

 2022-08-14 22:20 

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Russian TV host claims to know what the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago: A Putin portrait, matryoshka dolls...

Russian TV news host Evgeny Popov had a pretty good idea of what the FBI found when they searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. On Tuesday's broadcast of 60 Minutes, Popov said the agents found a couple of matryoshka dolls, a portrait of Vladi...

 2022-08-14 21:00 

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Southern Nevada gets a jump on its 'non-functional' grass ban amidst ongoing megadrought...

Southern Nevada may look completely different much sooner than visitors and residents expected, as agencies like the Las Vegas Valley Water District set their sights on meeting goals laid out in a law targeting "non-functional" grass . Those types...

 2022-08-14 19:40 

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Abortion pill reversal is a myth driven by the anti-abortion agenda...

by Xenia Ellenbogen This story was originally published at Prism . Misinformation about reproductive health is always circulating. But since the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson struck down Roe v. Wade in June, disinformation about abortio...

 2022-08-14 18:48 

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Trump took classified docs and tried to hide them from investigators. His excuses don't hold water...

The Republican Party is now obsessively inventing excuses for why the man who attempted to overthrow the government rather than abide his election loss is allowed to make off with whatever classified nuclear weapons documents he wants to, after the coup&#...

 2022-08-14 18:20 

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The Downballot: Effective political ads + speaking to Black voters, with Terrance Green (transcript)...

Black voters are the most stalwart constituency in the Democratic Party, but candidates cannot take them for granted. Media consultant Terrance Green joins us on this week's edition of The Downballot to discuss his career in politics communicating wit...

 2022-08-14 17:00 

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This is personal: GOP voter suppression stopped my voice from being heard, but we can fight back...

Like millions of Americans, I live in a voter suppression state. Tennessee Republicans have erected one barrier after another to prevent frontline, progressive, and Democratic communities from voting. And this month, I became one of the people they silenc...

 2022-08-14 16:03 

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'We will not stand by and we will not stand down': Armed Trump backers protest at Phoenix FBI office...

Video captured by the independent media site News2Share shows supporters of former President Donald Trump armed with guns, waving confederate and American flags outside of the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. "We're here in support of T...

 2022-08-14 15:40 

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The recession may make things worse for formerly incarcerated BIPOC...

by Sakshi Udavant This article was originally published at Prism . After the pandemic upended the economy, fears of a recession rippled across the country. Economists sounded the alarm , and elected officials like Sen. Elizabeth Warren have questioned the...

 2022-08-14 14:40 

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California judge could make history—again!—as first Latina chief justice on State Supreme Court...

California Judge Patricia Guerrero is making history, again. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week that he is nominating Guerrero as the next chief justice of the California Supreme Court. She already made history this past March when she was unanimously ...

 2022-08-14 13:30 

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Ukraine Update: Russian leadership reportedly retreats from Kherson as bridges are blown...

Russia continues to flood forces into the Kherson area in response to Ukraine's repeated declarations that it is just this close from launching its long-expected counter-offensive to retake its land. The whole situation continues to have the feel of a...

 2022-08-14 13:00 

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Black Music Sunday: RIP Lamont Dozier, who gifted us with so many songs and memories...

As a teenager in the '60s, music from Motown was an integral part of the soundtrack of my life. I'm hardly alone in this: Many folks much younger than I am grew up listening to their moms, dads, aunties, and uncles playing 45s on turntables, and t...

 2022-08-14 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The week that was...

We begin today with Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman, Jacqueline Alemany, and Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post writing about the week that was for Number 45. The past week's events — which began with the raid and continued with Attorney G...

 2022-08-14 02:21 

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The complete guide to every excuse Republicans have made for Trump's theft of classified documents...

My oh my. It's been less than a week since federal agents raided Donald Trump's Florida beachhouse in search of classified documents that Trump stole from the White House, but Republicans have come up with a truly dizzying number of excuses and sm...

 2022-08-14 00:00 

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Cutting funding for public transportation amid extreme temperatures is a match made in hell...

by Lajward Zahra This article was originally published at Prism It's 106 degrees Fahrenheit, the kind of heat that makes the air here in El Paso, Texas, feel like sandpaper. Sitting in the shade at one of Sun Metro Bus' 3,437 bus spots across El P...

 2022-08-13 23:00 

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Viral video shows the reality of Starbucks' union-busting campaign, this week in the war on workers...

There are now 221 Starbucks stores where workers have voted to unionize —but the company has only engaged in first bargaining sessions at three of them. Meanwhile, the National Labor Relations Board is handling hundreds of unfair labor practice char...

 2022-08-13 22:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! Use CUA Circles to keep balloons in the air at Netroots Nation next week!...

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series encouraging the creation of face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet to socialize, support candidates, get out the vote, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive...

 2022-08-13 21:03 

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Top House Democrats ask for review to determine 'national security damage' done by Trump...

On Saturday, Democratic House Reps. Adam Schiff and Carolyn Maloney, as heads of the House Intelligence and Oversight committees, sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, asking him to "review potential damage to national s...

 2022-08-13 21:00 

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There's a new right-wing dating app and the reactions to it are ... chef's kiss!...

Kayleigh McEnany is the former White House press secretary under twice-impeached Donald Trump. She is best known for calling Donald Trump racist and not "a serious candidate" on Fox News back in 2015 before saying that she was tricked by CNN headl...

 2022-08-13 20:00 

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After 1500 Hollywood creatives demand abortion safety policies, studios offer nothing in response...

Major Hollywood studios are falling down on their so-called progressive values and ignoring the engine behind the TV and film industry—writers, directors, showrunners—who may need abortion care and want the studios to protect them. Deadline re...

 2022-08-13 19:00 

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'Groomer' rhetoric's toxic spread on social media revolves around 10 key far-right influencers...

The entire point of eliminationist rhetoric like the right's ongoing smear of the LGBTQ community as pedophilic "groomers" is never simply to "own the libs"—it's to create permission: permission to direct violence freely at t...

 2022-08-13 18:00 

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Advocates call on Biden to permanently shut down inhumane Berks County Detention Center...

This article was originally published at Prism Members of the Shut Down Berks Coalition, immigrant families, and residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, thought they had scored a victory on Feb. 26, 2021, when President Joe Biden's administration emp...

 2022-08-13 17:00 

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This right here is why men should not try to talk about women's bodies...

A member of the Salt Lake County Council is the latest example of why dudes should keep their mouths shut about abortion rights until they learn some basic anatomy. Dave Alvord decided to teach Vice President Kamala Harris a thing or two after she tweeted...

 2022-08-13 16:00 

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Trump now claims a 'standing order' to declassify anything that left the Oval Office...

In the days since the FBI executed a search warrant at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Trump, and his GOP lackeys have trotted out excuse after excuse to explain away the trove of material seized from a storage room at his golf club: A politically mot...

 2022-08-13 15:00 

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R is for Racism: Sesame Place is learning a $25 million lesson after ignoring Black children...

Sesame Place is getting a much-needed diversity and inclusion makeover after a video went viral last month showing Sesame Place characters appearing to actively ignore and dismiss two young Black girls trying desperately to get their attention. Daily Kos&...

 2022-08-13 14:00 

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'No white workers were arrested': Court approves class action status for Latinos targeted in raid...

More than 100 Latino and immigrant workers who were targeted in a racially motivated immigration raid have won class action status following a decision this week from a Tennessee court. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Southern Poverty L...

 2022-08-13 13:00 

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Ukraine Update: Russia's best efforts manage only the slightest Donbas gains...

On vacation still, but checking in to provide an update on the on-the-ground tactical situation in Ukraine. I'll start at Izyum, and work my way around the front in clockwise direction. Izyum direction : No one is officially calling it yet, but it'...

 2022-08-13 11:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Violating the Espionage Act is a BFD...

Politico : FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations A search warrant viewed by POLITICO reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for potential violations of the Espionage A...

 2022-08-13 02:32 

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News Roundup: Donald Trump did it, admitted to it, says everybody does it, says it's a conspiracy...

It is Friday. Did anything of note even happen this week? [Looks through papers] Oh, yes. The FBI executed a search warrant, authorized by Attorney General Merrick Garland, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and removed approximately a dozen boxes from the pr...

 2022-08-13 01:30 

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The Republican Party has now fully embraced the mindset of Timothy McVeigh...

The events of this past week may have been the most instructive in America's political history. Although it is not clear whether new revelations concerning Donald Trump's apparent mishandling or outright theft of classified American nuclear intell...

 2022-08-13 00:50 

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Health care inequity rears its head in Georgia, where monkeypox is spreading fastest among Black men...

Black men in Georgia are being disproportionately impacted by the latest terrifying virus to hit the planet. Monkeypox, early data shows, is spreading fastest in Atlanta among Black men. "A few weeks ago, when this was circulating in Europe, this wasn...

 2022-08-13 00:10 

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Farmworker marchers receive blessing from bishops as 335-mile pilgrimage for union rights continues...

California farmworkers are ten days into their 24-day march in support of legislation giving laborers more choices in how they can vote in their union elections. On Thursday, they received a blessing from Fresno's Catholic bishop as they completed the...

 2022-08-12 23:30 

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'Cannot tolerate this type of conduct': Finally, cops involved in Breonna Taylor's death are fired...

Termination proceedings were launched for one of two officers still employed with the Louisville Police Department when they were federally charged in Breonna Taylor's death last week, Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields announced last Thursda...

 2022-08-12 22:50 

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Ricky Shiffer ready to die for Trump in attack on FBI office; MAGA writes it off as a 'false flag'...

Ricky Shiffer was like a lot of MAGA "patriots," often proclaiming his willingness to die for Donald Trump. Like seemingly all Trump fans, he was outraged that the FBI served a search warrant on the ex-president's Florida estate, eager to decl...

 2022-08-12 22:11 

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Search warrant shows Trump is under investigation for possible Espionage Act violations...

The Department of Justice search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property indicates that the 45th president is under investigation for obstruction of justice and violations of the Espionage Act. The Wall Street Journal was first...

 2022-08-12 22:11 

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Democrats achieve substantive win on climate and health bill...

The House passed the big climate change and health policy reconciliation bill in a rare August Friday session, coming off of recess to get the job done. Well, some of them came off recess. The rest voted by proxy, a COVID-19 pandemic measure that allows m...

 2022-08-12 22:08 

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Cartoon: Alex Jones' nonlitigable conspiracy hole...

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 2022-08-12 21:12 

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Donald Trump's been preoccupied with—and talking recklessly about—nuclear weapons since 1986...

As conservatives work around the clock to figure out how to spin the alleged discovery of nuclear secrets illegally hoarded away in Donald Trump's Mordor lair Mar-A-Lago, many others point to Trump's history of casually bringing up nukes at every ...

 2022-08-12 21:12 

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GOP now trying to incite violence against IRS agents...

Republicans spent the week demonizing the FBI following its search of Mar-a-Lago for classified documents , and one of their followers responded, attacking an FBI office with an AR-15 and a nail gun. But it's not just the FBI in the sights of Republic...

 2022-08-12 20:35 

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Russia suddenly really, really wants to 'protect' Donald Nuclear Secrets Trump...

After the news broke that the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago the FBI obtained a search warrant to hunt for pertained to classified nuclear secrets, it took about zero point zero seconds for the Russian government and its media mouthpieces to decide th...

 2022-08-12 19:33 

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Search warrant reportedly shows Trump under investigation for Espionage Act violations...

Reports are flowing in Friday that former President Donald Trump is reportedly under investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act after he removed a number of classified and presidential records from the White House and stored them at his Ma...

 2022-08-12 19:00 

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The second coming of the Big Lie: 'Planted documents' is the new 'election fraud'...

Donald Trump is never subtle. Not in his policies, not in his lies. He makes his talking points simple, and he repeats them over and over. His supporters get those talking points well in advance, and the media dutifully follows along by quoting both Trump...

 2022-08-12 18:25 

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Cincinnati FBI attacker on Trump's Truth Social following Mar-a-Lago search: 'Be ready for combat'...

The armed man who was killed by law enforcement after attempting to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio, appears to have been motivated by anger over the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property—anger that a host of Republican...

 2022-08-12 17:48 

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Wall Street Journal: 11 sets of classified records found in Trump search...

The Wall Street Journal has the scoop on Friday that FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home hauled away 11 sets of classified documents, including top-secret items that must be housed in federal facilities. A reported ...

 2022-08-12 17:30 

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Trump's antisemitic propaganda machine fakes photo of judge who signed Mar-a-Lago search warrant...

The Republican Party and the right-wing propaganda machine pushed by a handful of billionaires must now come up with all kinds of subterfuge to cover the fact that Donald Trump seems to have clearly scuttled away classified, possibly Top Secret, nuclear s...

 2022-08-12 17:00 

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Trump's latest attempt to deflect blame on Mar-a-Lago nuclear documents is basically an admission...

Donald Trump issued a new statement about the report that the FBI was searching Mar-a-Lago for classified documents related to nuclear weapons, and where his previous statement kind of sort of admitted it by suggesting that the FBI might have planted such...

 2022-08-12 16:35 

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A curious draft: Records show warning on missing Jan. 6 texts removed from watchdog report...

Records obtained by an independent government oversight group show that Congress was nearly warned about the missing Secret Service text messages tied to Jan. 6 but in the end, that notice was stripped from a final report issued by Department of Homeland ...

 2022-08-12 16:00 

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Republicans advance new theory: If Trump even thought about doing it, it is legal...

Remember back when the presidential team of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney exploited the war on terror to push their vision of an imperial presidency, the "unitary executive" theory? The president, they argued, has ultimate authority over the whol...

 2022-08-12 15:25 

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Ex-cop who stormed Capitol sentenced to 7 years...

For his storming of the Capitol and his attempt to obstruct proceedings on Jan. 6 while carrying a weapon, former Rocky Mount, Virginia police officer Thomas Robertson was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Thursday, with three years o...

 2022-08-12 14:40 

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Fox News host makes 'short of the nuclear codes' comment about Mar-a-Lago raid. That didn't age well...

By now you may have heard that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) served a warrant earlier this week to search and seize quite a few things from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. You may have also heard that a lot of the things that were seiz...

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