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Past articles by David:

Trump's 'Big Lie' Lawyer Lin Wood Running For South Carolina GOP Chair

After failing to steal electoral victory for Donald Trump, conspiracy-curious lawyer Lin Wood is setting his sights on the South Carolina Republican Party. → Read More

Fauci Calls Trump's 'LIBERATE' Tweets 'A Punch To The Chest'

With former President Trump fading further into the distance, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has been increasingly forthright about his… → Read More

Former Lobbyist Accuses Republican Rep. Tom Reed Of Sexual Misconduct

A former insurance lobbyist has accused Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) of sexual misconduct during a dinner they both attended in downtown Minneapolis in 2017… → Read More

Cuomo Is Sorry If ‘Playful’ Comments Went Too Far As Sexual Harassment Scandal Grows

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an apology on Sunday after two former aides came forward to accuse the governor of sexual harassment. “I now understand that… → Read More

Trump Calls Jan. 6 Rally That Incited Deadly Insurrection A 'Love Fest'

Contrition has never been Donald Trump’s strong suit. After a meandering speech at CPAC, the former president’s first public address since leaving office… → Read More

WATCH: Trump Plaza Building Demolished In Atlantic City

What goes up must come down … eventually. Former President Trump’s defunct Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey… → Read More

DOJ Inspector General Opens Review Of Department’s Response To Capitol Insurrection

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced on Friday that he was launching a review of the DOJ’s role in preparing for and responding to… → Read More

National Mall Will Be Closed To Public On Inauguration Day

As law enforcement officials brace for potential violent unrest around the inauguration of Joe Biden, the National Mall will reportedly be closed off entirely… → Read More

Trump Issues Tweet-Like Statement From White House Calling For 'NO Violence'

President Trump on Wednesday urged his supporters to lower the temperature, a week after his followers stormed the U.S. Capitol in a mob that left several… → Read More

Twitter Permanently Bans Trump

Twitter clipped President Trump’s wings by permanently banning him from the platform on Friday night. Twitter’s decision to ban Trump came after the President… → Read More

Murkowski Becomes First Republican To Call For Trump To Resign

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) became the first Republican lawmaker to call on President Trump to resign on Friday, after a deadly insurrection at the Capitol this… → Read More

Trump Announces He Won’t Attend Biden Inauguration

A day after he pledged to work toward a smooth transition of power — a moot effort after five people died during a violent insurrection on the Capitol this week… → Read More

In Gaudy We Trust: Trump Issues Exec Order Mandating Classical Architecture On Fed Buildings

More than 300,000 Americans killed in the raging coronavirus pandemic. Hospital systems buckling and overwhelmed. Widespread economic devastation. → Read More

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From US Capitol

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed from the U.S. Capitol early Monday, a move Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam hailed as an “important step… → Read More

Biden Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Today As Moderna Doses Arrive To States

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince… → Read More

Congress Reaches Deal On Major COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue… → Read More

Biden Health Aide Pours Cold Water On Trump Admin’s Rosy COVID Vaccine Timeline

It’s going to be a while. Dr. Vivek Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for surgeon general, poured some cold water on the Trump administration’s rosy… → Read More

Trump Losses Keep Piling Up As Judge Smacks Down Campaign Lawsuit In PA

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled… → Read More

Wisconsin Election Officials Accuse Trump Observers Of Jamming Up Recount

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of… → Read More

No Take Backs: Blackburn Spox Says GOPer Didn't Mean To Call Biden President-Elect

The list is so short that these days it counts as news when a Republican lawmaker calls Joe Biden, the decisive winner of the 2020 election, President-elect. → Read More