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Gold Star Father Who Sparred With Trump Gets a Biden PostA Gold Star father who became a household name after sparring with Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election has received a post courtesy of Trump's successor in the White House. CNN reports that President Biden has named Khizr Khan, a Muslim immigrant and Virginia attorney who...
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'Say the Election Was Corrupt, (and) Leave the Rest to Me'Newly released notes reveal the personal pressure then-President Trump put on his Justice Department to overturn the election, reports the Washington Post . The notes were taken by Richard Donoghue, a top aide to acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who was present for some of the phone calls Trump placed to...
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Lindell's Latest Dispute Is With Network That Helped Make HimMike Lindell says he has proof the presidency was stolen from Donald Trump in 2020, and next month he's set to livestream a cyber symposium that will allegedly present said proof. It's his commercial promoting the event, however, that's at the center of a dispute with Fox News, and now...
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Urging Vaccinations, McConnell Brings Up PolioSen. Mitch McConnell, who would have benefited from a vaccine for another disease decades ago, is urging his constituents to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Senate minority leader has recorded a 60-second radio commercial that began airing Thursday on 100 stations in Kentucky, CNN reports. When he was a...
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Emergency Money for Capitol Security PassesWith few dissents, Congress on Thursday approved spending $2.1 billion to cover Capitol security costs and the evacuation and resettlement of Afghans who helped US forces during the 20-year war. The Capitol spending will repay costs incurred because of the Jan. 6 riot, as well as provide for security...
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Biden Gives Federal Workers a Choice on VaccinationsPresident Biden will try to raise the nation's coronavirus vaccination rates by pressuring the people who work for him. More than 2 million federal workers and roughly another 2 million contractors will have to get vaccinated or be subject to newly enacted testing, masking, and distancing rules, the Washington Post...
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What Both Sides Get Wrong About the Capitol RiotThe harrowing testimony of four officers on duty during the Capitol riot has prompted the conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal to weigh in, and the editorial has plenty of criticism for both Democrats and Republicans. It blasts two "false narratives" that have emerged, one pushed by each...
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Brooks Wore Body Armor to Speak at Jan. 6 RallyAfter a mob of then-President Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after his Jan. 6 rally, Capitol police officers said they were underequipped and warnings of potential violence had not been passed on. But Rep. Mo Brooks, who spoke at the rally, was prepared for trouble. "I was warned on Monday...
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Senators Vote to Work on $1T Infrastructure PlanSenators of both parties voted Wednesday night to get started on President Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. The 67-32 vote puts the Senate on schedule to begin debate on the package this week, the Washington Post reports, a full month after Biden had announced that a deal had been reached...
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Republicans and Democrats Agree on ThisJust 49% of Americans approve of the performance of the Supreme Court, down from 58%—a 10-year high— a year ago . That's according to a Gallup poll conducted from July 6 to 21 and released Wednesday. It brings the court's first approval rating below 50% since 2017, per CNN . That...
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His Kids' Camp Pics Cause a Commotion for NewsomEvery parent loves seeing photos of their kids enjoying summer camp, but images that surfaced this week have caused a bit of a hubbub for California's governor. Those pics, of Newsom's son, Hunter, showed the 10-year-old sitting without a mask inside, along with other kids sans masks, at the basketball...
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DOJ to Mo Brooks: Sorry, Can't Help You on Jan. 6 SuitIf Mo Brooks was hoping to wiggle out of a lawsuit brought against him by a colleague in the House of Representatives, he's not getting any help from the Justice Department. In a court filing Tuesday, the DOJ said a complaint brought by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California against...
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