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‘Here We Go’: Legal Experts Discuss New DOJ Request for Transcripts From Jan. 6 Committee for ‘Criminal’ Investigation

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has formally requested transcripts from the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, saying their extensive interviews “may contain information relevant to a criminal investigation we are conducting.” The House Select Committee has conducted interviews with more than 1000 people, including former Trump associates and even his family members. […]

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Texas School District Under Fire for Punishing Minority Student Who Was Victim of Apparent Bullying Chokehold (Video)

A video that has been circulated widely on social media platforms over the past week appears to show a white student bullying a student of minority descent, ending with the white student standing over the seated minority student and appearing to put him in a chokehold. Dr. Brad Hunt (photo), the Superintendent of the Coppell, […]

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Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Pregnancy Is the ‘Greatest’ Choice but Women Can ‘Choose to Not Have Sex’

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says the “greatest” choice a woman can make is to become pregnant and to be a mother, apparently unintentionally declaring women should have the right to choose. The far-right Republican extremist opposes all forms of abortion. “Let me tell you what a woman’s choice is: to be a mother,” Greene […]

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‘What Happened Here Is Straightforward Terrorism’: Biden Condemns ‘Those Who Spread’ Great Replacement ‘Lie’

President Joe Biden unequivocally condemned white supremacism, domestic terrorism, and those who spread the “lie” known as the great replacement theory, during impassioned remarks at the Delevan Grider Community Center in Buffalo, New York Tuesday. The President, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other top Democrats traveled to Buffalo to […]

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Stefanik on Racist Buffalo Mass Shooting: ‘Not the Time to Politicize This Tragedy’

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Tuesday spoke about Saturday’s racist mass shooting in a predominantly Black neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, New York, saying that now is “not the time to politicize this tragedy.” 13 people were shot, 10 of them – all Black – died in a massacre by a self-avowed white supremacist and […]

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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 Committee but opposes legislation to stop oil and gas companies from price gouging consumers. Rep. McMorris Rodgers on Monday […]

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Buffalo Killer’s Worldview Has Become ‘Increasingly Central to the Identity of the Republican Party’: NYT Editorial

The twisted view of the world that spurred the 18-year-old gunman to seek out and murder Black people in a Buffalo supermarket increasingly is at the core of the Republican party’s identity, argued a scathing New York Times editorial on Tuesday. The New York Times editorial board is calling out GOP politicians, especially those in leadership […]

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‘I Am a Black, Gay, Immigrant Woman’: New White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Honors Barrier-Breakers Before Her

On her first official day as White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre proudly announced, “I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts. I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position. I would not be here today if were not […]

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‘Feel of Disgraced General Going on the Attack’: Former Prosecutor on Mike Flynn’s Alleged $50 Million Claim Against DOJ

Disgraced Trump National Security Advisor turned QAnon promoter Mike Flynn has allegedly filed a $50 million claim against the U.S. Dept. of Justice, alleging “malicious prosecution” and “emotional distress” despite having repeatedly confessed, including in court before a federal judge. Glenn Kirschner, a former United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) prosecutor and federal prosecutor is weighing […]

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‘Unreal’: Stefanik Accused of ‘Doubling Down’ on ‘Terrorist Rhetoric’ After Buffalo Massacre

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has become the face of the Republican Party’s embrace of the racist, white supremacist, and white nationalist “Great Replacement Theory” after a white 18-year-old man drove 200 miles and allegedly slaughtered 10 Black people in Buffalo. Stefanik’s Facebook ads and her rhetoric in recent months have been highlighted as contributing […]

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Supreme Court Hands Ted Cruz Lucrative $555,000 Win by Declaring Campaign Finance Rule Violates Free Speech Right

In a 6-3 decision Monday the U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz a lucrative win, declaring a federal rule limiting the amount a candidate who loans money to their own campaign can be repaid violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment. “With the latest SCOTUS decision to further deregulate campaign […]

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‘Enabled White Supremacy’: Liz Cheney Goes on Attack Against Stefanik and GOP Leaders After Buffalo Mass Shooting

In the wake of the Buffalo, NY mass shooting that killed 10 Black people, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) Monday morning leveled strong charges against the leadership of the House GOP, accusing them of enabling “white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.” The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has […]