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Saturday March 20, 2021 - Times viewed: 496
Rep. Tom Reed, who is eyeing a Cuomo challenge, accused of sexual misconduct on 2017 trip
An Army second lieutenant has accused Rep. Tom Reed of sexually harassing her in 2017 when she was working as an insurance lobbyist, the Washington Post reported Friday. Nicolette Davis said that the Republican congressman drunkenly came onto her in an Irish pub, and she alleged that he placed his hand on her thigh and unhooked her bra strap. A person seated nearby helped escort Reed out of the Minneapolis restaurant after she sought help sepa ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021 - Times viewed: 488
Proud Boys leaders facing new conspiracy charges related to Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Prosecutors unveiled new conspiracy charges Friday against four leaders of the Proud Boys, the pro-Trump extremist group that participated in the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, charging them with a plot to disrupt Congress’ certification of the 2020 election. The grand jury indictment, handed up last week and unsealed Friday by a federal judge in Washington, alleges that Ethan Nordean of Seattle, Zach Rehl of Philadelphia, Charles Donahoe ...
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Sunday March 28, 2021 - Times viewed: 402
Democrats Would Regret Nuking the Filibuster
There’s nothing that ails Joe Biden’s agenda, we are supposed to believe, that ending the filibuster wouldn’t fix. President Joe Biden showed a little leg on changing the filibuster in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News the other night, while almost every Senate Democrat wants to ditch it. Even Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who still supports the filibuster, said a couple of weeks ago that resorting to it should be more “painf ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021 - Times viewed: 482
Why So Many Politicians Are Such A--holes
Politicians have devoted their professional lives to the art of public persuasion. Reputation is everything. Success hinges on getting as many people as possible to view their ideas and their life stories as sympathetically as possible. Sounds simple enough. But here is a puzzle: Why are so many people in the business of being likable actually so unlikable? Not unlikable merely in the awkward, eye-rolling, prefer-not-to-spend-much-time-wi ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021 - Times viewed: 475
Could Putin Launch Another Invasion?
A trained KGB agent, Vladimir Putin knows how to hide his feelings, but in 2013, after former President Barack Obama described him looking like “the bored kid in the back of the classroom,” Putin let it be known that he was furious. And rightly so: kids in the back of the room are rarely ambitious. Putin, from day one of his rule 21 years ago, has had big, ambitious plans for himself and for Russia. A far greater Soviet patriot than a Russian ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 488
Georgia Republicans make unexpected push on another bill to restrict voting
(CNN)A key committee in the Republican-controlled Georgia legislature on Wednesday made a surprise move and began work on a massive new voting bill that would give the state broad powers over local election officials, set limits on weekend early voting and add voter ID requirements for absentee ballots. Word of a new 93-page bill came about an hour before a scheduled hearing of a special election integrity committee in the Georgia House, and i ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 493
Intelligence report contradicts claims by Trump and his team on China election interference
Washington (CNN)The US intelligence report released Tuesday detailing foreign election interference in the 2020 election contradicts repeated statements from former President Donald Trump and senior members of his administration that China -- and not Russia -- was the top foreign threat to the integrity of the election. The report also raises questions about the effort from Senate Republicans to investigate the Bidens and Ukraine, a probe that ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 579
Man arrested outside Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence and had rifle and ammunition in car
(CNN)Washington, DC, police arrested a Texas man outside Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence, the US Naval Observatory, in the nation's capital on Wednesday and he's now facing weapons and ammunition charges. A spokesperson for Washington's Metropolitan Police said officers responded "at approximately 12:12 pm, to the 3400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW in reference to a suspicious person based on an intelligence bulletin that ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 497
Fact check: Biden wrong on three statistics he cited in ABC interview
Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden sat for an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday. Biden was generally factual in the interview, much of which aired on Wednesday. But he was wrong on three statistical claims. The context around two of these inaccurate claims suggests they may have been slips rather than purposeful lies. And on the third claim, regarding the history of the Senate filibuster, Biden explicitly told Stephan ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 510
White supremacy and hate are haunting Asian Americans
(CNN)In one sense, it's immaterial whether the accused killer in the Atlanta spa shootings admits to a racist motivation. Asian Americans, already traumatized by a rising tide of hate, violence and rhetoric, have been living in fear for months. The murders of eight people, including six Asian women, among them four South Koreans, further disoriented and horrified a community already unfairly stigmatized by racial association during a pandemic ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 495
Biden on US meeting looming Afghanistan withdrawal deadline: 'Could happen, but it is tough'
Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden said he is still making a decision on withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan ahead of a May 1 deadline set by former President Donald Trump, saying it "could happen, but it is tough." "I'm in the process of making that decision now as to when they'll leave. The fact is, that was not a very solidly negotiated deal that the President, the former President, worked out. So we're in consultation with our alli ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 495
Fact-checking GOP claims that people on terror watch list are 'rushing' the border
(CNN)Amid a significant increase in the number of migrants showing up at the US southern border, a group of Republican lawmakers spoke on Monday in El Paso, Texas, to criticize the Biden administration's immigration policy. Among the more notable claims made were comments from GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy, who said that people on the terror watch list were now attempting to enter the US through the southern border. "They're now finding p ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021 - Times viewed: 489
IRS plans to delay this year's tax filing deadline to mid-May
(CNN)The Internal Revenue Service plans to delay this year's tax filing deadline by roughly a month, to mid-May. Democratic Reps. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said that the new deadline would be May 17. The IRS late Wednesday put out a statement confirming the date change. An official familiar with the plans earlier told CNN the decision was made in order ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Times viewed: 491
Biden says Putin 'will pay a price' for Russian efforts to undermine the 2020 US election
Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin "will pay a price" for his efforts to undermine the 2020 US election following a landmark American intelligence assessment which found that the Russian government meddled in the 2020 election with the aim of "denigrating" Biden's candidacy. "He will pay a price," Biden said of Putin in an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America". "We had a long talk, he and I, and re ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Times viewed: 502
House to vote on joint resolution to remove ERA deadline
(CNN)The House is pushing forward with a joint resolution to remove a deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, after a recent federal court ruling said the deadline for the ERA expired long ago. Proponents of the ERA believe the court ruling signaled that it's now up to Congress to validate their argument that the ERA has already been ratified and should be published as the Constitution's 28th Amendment. But opponents say Cong ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Times viewed: 462
Mayorkas faces lawmakers amid unaccompanied-migrant crisis at the border
(CNN)Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will appear before lawmakers Wednesday morning, where he is expected to face questions about the ongoing influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border. His appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee comes as the Biden administration struggles to accommodate the growing number of children crossing the US-Mexico border alone against the backdrop of a pandemic that's strained resources ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Times viewed: 465
A year into the pandemic, Florida is booming and Republican Gov. DeSantis is taking credit
St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN)After a year of criticism by health experts, mockery from comedians and blistering critiques from political rivals, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is standing unabashedly tall among the nation's governors on the front lines of the coronavirus fight. "Everyone told me I was wrong," DeSantis, a Republican, said in a fundraising appeal on Tuesday, drawing attention to his defiance against the pandemic. "I faced continued p ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Times viewed: 487
New US intel report shows Russia, Trump and GOP acolytes have same goals
(CNN)A new US intelligence report that finds Russia interfered in the 2020 election to help Donald Trump and hurt Joe Biden also underscores a fundamental truth: The gravest threat to US democracy comes from within. The report, released by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, finds that Moscow sought to inject misleading information about Biden into the campaign through officials and others close to Trump. The real bombshell it c ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 477
GOP using political gaslighting to attack democracy
In Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Antony declared Brutus’ stabbing of Caesar the “most unkindest cut of all” because Brutus had been a trusted friend and one-time supporter of Caesar. Political gaslighting is one of the most unkindest cuts of all because most of the victims of its insidious lies and misrepresentations are constituents who trust and support those gaslighting politicians. Interpersonal gaslighting differs from political gasli ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021 - Times viewed: 475
Schumer keeps pressure on Biden to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt
Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is keeping the pressure on President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 in federal student loan debt. The New York Democrat said Monday that the Justice Department is currently conducting a legal review on whether Biden has the authority to issue blanket forgiveness on student debt. But Biden has repeatedly resisted calls from Schumer and other Democrats like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...
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