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 2021-10-17 15:05 

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Greene And Gaetz's Fundraising PAC Nearly Broke...

Things aren't looking too good for the Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene "America First" fundraising PAC. I can't say I'm shocked after the way things were going with their rallies being cancelled . Here's more from Mother Jones : ...

 2021-10-17 15:05 

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Prepare Ye For JesusWeen!...

Is nothing sacred anymore? Apparently not to some Evangelical Christians who feel celebrating the eve of All Hallow's Day is evil: Evangelical Christian can't get enough of conservative Jesus—the judgy one—so they want to put him every...

 2021-10-17 14:26 

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Rev. Barber Slams Manchin For Pushing Voter ID And 'Trumpian Lingo'...

When asked by Ali Velshi what he thought of Machin's bill, which the Senate will vote on next week, Barber never had a good word to say about it. He started with the name: "We don't have a freedom to vote, we have a right to vote. That should ...

 2021-10-17 14:06 

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Buttigieg Slams Carlson's Homophobic Criticism Of His Paternity Leave...

As John discussed in his post this Friday , despite the fact that Fox has six weeks of paid parental leave, which includes fathers, that didn't stop host Tucker Carlson for attacking Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg for using his after he and his pa...

 2021-10-17 13:50 

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Acosta Reminds Us That Trump Knows He Is A Snake...

Jim Acosta had another stellar monologue about the current state of affairs in the Trump MAGA cult. First, he started with the subpoena issued to Trump's crony, Steve Bannon, saying, "This is a big moment in the investigation into the Capitol insu...

 2021-10-17 13:00 

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Expert On Conspiracies Says Not To Worry. I'm Worried Anyway....

I'm supposed to be reassured by this Rolling Stone interview with conspiracy expert Joseph Uscinski. I'm not reassured, even though Uscinski's expertise comes highly recommended. "Joe knows this stuff better than really anyone else does,&#...

 2021-10-17 12:00 

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Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread...

However complicated and conflicted my feelings about police officers, I can whole-heartedly get behind emotional support dogs for the ones on Capitol Hill suffering trauma from the violent insurrectionists who tried to overthrow democracy. These men and w...

 2021-10-16 23:46 

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LNMC With Cocteau Twins...

You won't see tonight's selection on any 80s hits collections but it's one of my faves of the era. Hit me with your favorite 80s song....

 2021-10-16 23:46 

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Cawthorn Supports Homophobic Lt Gov Who Calls Gays 'Filth'...

Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson of North Carolina, a vehement Christian Nationalist, took homophobia to the extreme when he ranted that Christians should take over the public school systems because of homosexuals he refers to as "filth." During ...

 2021-10-16 20:59 

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Publix Heiress Funded MAGA Insurrection Robocall...

Julie Jenkins Fancelli, daughter of the founder of Publix grocery stores, donated $150,000 to a GOP attorneys general group to promote Trump's January 6 "Stop The Steal" rally. Must be nice to be rich! In December, Fancelli made the donation t...

 2021-10-16 18:57 

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Dangerous Zealots Escalate Tactics, Thanks To New Anti-Abortion Laws...

It's not just abortions that are endangered by the new anti-abortion laws but women's health care and those who provide it. Most abortion clinics provide many other health services for women, Kathy Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Major...

 2021-10-16 18:57 

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Oath Keepers' Jan. 6 Trial Delayed Because Evidence Keeps Rolling In...

The federal judge overseeing the Oath Keepers conspiracy case in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection ordered their trial delayed this week , primarily because of the overwhelming amount of evidence still being produced in their cases. Though the delay was exp...

 2021-10-16 17:03 

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Cartoon: The Thin Blue Line...

Open thread below......

 2021-10-16 16:39 

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Here's What Happens To Your Life Stories When You Delete Facebook...

How much of your life is archived on Facebook? Arthur Poulin/Unsplash Michael Humphrey , Colorado State University If the latest deluge of Facebook controversies has you ready to kick the app to the digital curb, you are not alone . There are plenty of go...

 2021-10-16 15:36 

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MO Gov. Threatens Reporter Who Found Database Flaw In State Website...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson took a page straight out of Trump's playbook when he threatened a reporter who exposed vulnerability in a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Department web application. Parson should have been thanking ...

 2021-10-16 14:53 

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Fox Commenters' Response To Bill Clinton News Is What You'd Expect...

I don't consider this a major story, but it's the lead story at FoxNews.com right now: Former President Bill Clinton remained in a California hospital early Friday after being admitted earlier in the week for a non-COVID-19-related infection. "...

 2021-10-16 13:30 

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Crybaby Trump Demands He Be Given Arizona Win...

The seditious ex-president sent another missive out on Liz Harrington's Twitter feed claiming that he either gets a new election, Biden's win is decertified, or he gets declared the winner and reinstates himself to the Oval office. This is some cr...

 2021-10-16 12:00 

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Herschel Walker Decides He's Against The Swastika He Just Defended...

Walker, the long-time Texan with a shady and violent past who registered to vote in Georgia two months ago in order to run for the U.S. Senate there, had been scheduled to do a fundraiser in the Texas home of Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais this weekend. T...

 2021-10-16 03:00 

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Wanna See A Ghost?...

Jamie Costa least test footage in which he portrays the late Robin Williams. He absolutely nails it - from the voice to the facial expressions to the body movements. However, between the feelings of grief for the loss of one of the world's greatest co...

 2021-10-16 00:49 

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With Trump Gone, US Returns To US Human Rights Council...

The United States was urged Thursday to "step up and prioritize human rights in domestic policy" in response to its reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The U.S. was among the 18 members the U.N. General Assembly elected for the ...

 2021-10-15 22:19 

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Natasha Tiner, 35, RN And Anti-Vaxxer - Dead From COVID...

These types of posts more or less just piss me off. Rather than gloating in the comments about just desserts and all that, perhaps just pass this on to someone who isn't vaccinated yet as another cautionary tale of a completely avoidable and unnecessa...

 2021-10-15 22:18 

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Darien's Board Of Education Has A Racism Problem...

Darien, CT has a white supremacy problem. Last week, one of their Republican candidates for school board, David Brown, flashed a known white supremacist hand signal for the duration of his closing remarks. The Darien Democratic Town Council (DTC) shared a...

 2021-10-15 22:12 

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Media Refuses To Cover What's In Build Back Better...

Published with permission of PRESS RUN , Eric Boehlert's must-read media newsletter. Subscribe here . Leaning into the doomsday narrative that President Joe Biden's agenda and presidency is slipping away as Democrats work to pass both a huge infra...

 2021-10-15 22:00 

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WATCH: Son Of Judge Shouts 'White Power' And Racial Slurs At Black Man...

A man who was identified as the son of a California judge was caught on video shouting racial slurs at a Black man in Seattle. Video of the incident was captured by Instagram user Kdcutz . Throughout the video, a white man repeatedly uses the N-word to in...

 2021-10-15 17:54 

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TX Teachers Ordered To Teach The GOOD Things About The Holocaust Too!...

In a sure sign the world's gone mad, teachers in Southlake's school district have been told not to teach only one side of the Holocaust. Make sure there are books that don't feel Nazis feel bad about themselves, too. And here I thought liberal...

 2021-10-15 16:41 

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Newsmax Flips Over 'War On Halloween'...

Taking their cancel culture talking point as far as they can, right-wingers are proclaiming that liberals are "coming after Halloween next!" I believe Christmas has already been canceled, right? One Seattle elementary school decided to end its Hal...

 2021-10-15 16:12 

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Tucker Carlson's Homophobic Attack On Pete Buttigieg...

On Thursday evening's Tucker Carlson Tonight , the Fox host took the time to single out Pete Buttigieg's paternity leave, because the Transportation Secretary is gay. What's good for you and me is not good for the LBGTQ community, apparently. ...

 2021-10-15 16:05 

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Nobody Asked: Trump Tells Fundraiser 'I'm Not Into Golden Showers'...

As long-time readers know, I'm often assigned the EWWW beat here at C&L. (See here , here , and especially here .) Turns out as nobody asked, Donald Trump decided to tell a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraiser in Palm Beach that an over...

 2021-10-15 16:00 

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Elie Mystal: 'Jail Steve Bannon This Weekend!'...

Steve Bannon looks like he is getting referred for criminal prosecution for failing to provide documents or show up for a deposition in response to a subpoena from the January 6th Commission investigating the MAGA attempted coup. His defiance was not a sh...

 2021-10-15 14:59 

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Friday News Dump: Will Steve Bannon Go To Jail? And Other News...

Steve Bannon in jail? It will all depend on Merrick Garland, who seems terrified of doing anything that might be perceived as political: "Bannon has said that in a second Trump term he wants to see Trump's "enemies," such as Dr. Anthony Fa...

 2021-10-15 13:10 

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Biden's SCOTUS Reform Commission: Reform Would Politicize Court!...

So Biden's bipartisan commission on SCOTUS reform, in an interim report released late yesterday, puts forth a lot of bizarre reasoning. One of the things in the report? The idea that reforming the court could make justices appear to be partisan actors...

 2021-10-15 13:10 

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Chris Hayes Ask Sinema: Why Aren't You Doing Your Job?...

Via Raw Story, Chris Hayes talked about how very, very busy Kyrsten Sinema's personal schedule is. She was training for an Iron Man triathlon in New Zealand and a California marathon. He pointed out she has a full teaching load at Arizona State Univer...

 2021-10-15 11:51 

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Anti-Vax Flat Earth Preacher Rob Skiba Dies From COVID-19...

Skiba was calling vaccine mandates the "mark of the beast" from Revelations way back in 2012. He thought COVID-19 vaccinations were dangerous, posting on Facebook, "To those who disagree with my position on our current situation... One of us i...

 2021-10-15 11:38 

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Conservative GOP Make Their Bid To Take Over Democratic Party...

While the congressional Democrats continue to hopelessly spin their wheels on the package of campaign promises that handed them the House, the Senate and the White House last year-- predictably unable to get the Republican wing of the Democratic Party to ...

 2021-10-15 03:00 

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William Shatner - Rocket Man...

As we all know, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, became the oldest man when he flew on Jeff Bezos ship. Understandably, it was a very emotional experience for Shatner. So what better -- or more appropriate - way to honor the occasion than havin...

 2021-10-15 02:00 

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John Deere Strike Is Part Of A New U.S. Labor Power...

10,000 John Deere workers have struck in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas, ABC News' Terry Moran reported on Good Morning America. He said workers argue that their own pay has been cut while John Deere's profits rose 61% in recent years and the CEO's...

 2021-10-14 22:33 

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Psaki Crushes CBS Reporter's Asinine False Equivalency...

Once again, a White House reporter seems unable to distinguish between Donald Trump's actions and those of an administration allowing Congress and the DOJ to hold him accountable for his crimes. In this case, it's Ed O'Keefe, and both he and C...

 2021-10-14 20:54 

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Jim Jordan, Grand Wazoo Of The Anti-Vaxxers...

Taking the mantle of the Grand Wazoo of all anti-vaxxers, Ohio's Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted that he not only wants to do away with COVID vaccine mandates, he wants to end all vaccine mandates: Ohio should ban all vaccine mandates. — Rep. Jim Jordan...

 2021-10-14 17:14 

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Marge Greene Melts Down Over GA Denial Of Election Audit...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) expressed outrage on Wednesday after a Georgia judge shot down the prospect of an audit of the 2020 election in Fulton County. According to The Associated Press , Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero ruled...

 2021-10-14 15:57 

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Dan Patrick Promotes Violence Against Immigrants...

Crazy Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick ranted during the Ingraham Angle White Power Hour on Wednesday, that the influx of migrants coming to the US will lead to violent reactions across the country. Patrick is a mainstay on Fox News' airwaves, usually to pr...

 2021-10-14 15:36 

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Finally, Employers Start Charging Unvaxxed Like Smokers...

Enjoy your freedom, anti-vaxxers, and know that freedom comes with a cost. In this case, higher prices for health insurance. Just like smokers. Ochsner Health of Louisana requires their employees to be vaccinated or have a documented health exemption requ...

 2021-10-14 15:23 

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Youngkin Rally Salutes Flag From 'Peaceful' Jan 6 Rally...

During a rally for Republican Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, a curious and disturbing thing happened. An American flag was brought out onto the stage and the host said praised the flag thusly, "That was carried at the peaceful rally ...

 2021-10-14 15:03 

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Why Is Kyrsten Sinema Fundraising In Europe This Week?...

With President Joe Biden's popular legislative agenda hanging in the balance largely due to her obstruction, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the country this week to raise campaign cash in Europe—a trip that was reported as new polling showe...

 2021-10-14 14:39 

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Cousins Sent To Jail For Their Role In January 6th Capitol Riot...

They 'whooped and a hollered' when they stormed the Capitol. They weren't cheering yesterday when they were sentenced to 45 days in jail. A light sentence for sure, but it's likely the pair would not have gotten any jailtime had it not bee...

 2021-10-14 13:19 

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Schiff Warns Trump Cronies: Comply With 1/6 Subpoenas Or Else...

Patel and Bannon are due to testify before the committee Thursday and Meadows and Scavino on Friday. It is unclear if any of them will comply. But the January 6th Committee members are not up for any GOP games. Rep. Adam Schiff told Nicolle Wallace Wednes...

 2021-10-14 13:19 

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Priest Debunks Shaky Basis For Vaccine Religious Exemption...

CNN's New Day examined the situation with Timothy Broglio, the Catholic archbishop of the U.S. military, who says Catholic troops can refuse the covid vaccine if it violates their conscience -- even though Pope Francis has made clear it is morally acc...

 2021-10-14 12:43 

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William Shatner Tears Up Describing His Flight...

Astronauts who have seen earth from space describe a sense of awe, unity with the rest of humanity, and an appreciation for the fragility of our planet -- basically, a psychedelic experience. Experts call this the "overview effect," and clearly Wi...

 2021-10-14 11:17 

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Pelosi Taunts McConnell As 'Moscow Mitch' On House Floor...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whacks McConnell over the debt limit yesterday, flinging this insult: "The full faith and credit of the United States must never be questioned, and the financial security of families must never be gambled with, as our Republ...

 2021-10-14 11:16 

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Anti-Vaxxer Alaska Pol Who Shunned Masks Contracts COVID, Turns To Her Vibrator For Cure...

"Its my turn to battle Covid head on... game on!" Republican state Sen. Lora Reinbold wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night. "I am blessed to have gotten Ivirmectin [sic] the "de-covider."; My Vicks steamer has been a God send! [sic]" ...

 2021-10-14 10:29 

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Build Back Less Better?...

This morning the Punchbowl News crew noted that "House Democrats say they want to pass the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill by the end of the month. In order to do that, they need a deal with the Senate Democrats on a 'topline' for r...

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