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The Democrats are already screwing this up

Now that ‘Roe’ has been overturned, feigning surprise and asking people to "vote blue" just ain't gonna cut it. → Read More

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Conservatives’ new enemy? Fresh air.

According to a guest on Newsmax, breathing clean air that isn’t riddled with pollutants would make us “extremely vulnerable” as a species. → Read More

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The Supreme Court just made it a lot easier to carry a concealed handgun in New York

Just what this country needs: more hidden guns in the streets. → Read More

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The effort to bring Brittney Griner home is ramping up in a big way

A new campaign unites several high-profile human rights and advocacy organizations in an effort to spur the Biden administration to action. → Read More

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GOP Senate candidate says his call for supporters to hunt his enemies was a “metaphor”

Eric Greitens’s streak of being terrible continues. → Read More

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Demolishing Robb Elementary School is a good idea. Just not yet.

We can’t trust the same officials who bungled the response to evaluate whether all the evidence has been gathered. → Read More

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The Texas GOP just adopted an official platform of sedition and homophobia

It’s an inevitable milestone after half a decade of Trumpism. → Read More

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Why won’t Democrats do anything about Ginni Thomas?

The seditious wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice should have every Democratic lawmaker enraged, but they don’t seem to really care. → Read More

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Meet Rabbi Barry Silver, who is fighting Florida's anti-abortion laws on religious grounds

"This law threatens the integrity of Jewish family by saying, 'we'll decide on what a Jewish family is,'" says Rabbi Barry Silver. → Read More

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Conspiracy-addled Republicans are already refusing to certify midterm votes

Dominion voting machines, stolen elections, nebulous paranoia ... is this starting to sound familiar? → Read More

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Humanitarian chef José Andrés’ feud with Donald Trump came to a deliciously satisfying end

The famed restaurateur is finally opening up shop in the former president’s former D.C. hotel. → Read More

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Trump's inner circle testified that Rudy Giuliani drunkenly told him to declare victory

Seems like the allegedly drunken election night antics of America’s Mayor helped feed Trump’s whole “steal the presidency” thing. → Read More

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Trump’s pointless Air Force One paint plan is officially grounded

Turns out painting the bottom of a massive plane dark blue is a waste of everyone’s time and money. → Read More

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Ivanka Trump is finally on the receiving end of Trump’s petty social media wrath

She testified in the House’s Jan. 6 hearing that her father lost in 2020, and it seems he’s not pleased. → Read More

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Watch the chilling video House investigators played at the Jan. 6 hearing

The Jan. 6 committee’s insurrection supercut is a harrowing reminder of how close we came to disaster. → Read More

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The Jan. 6 committee hearings are about narrative, not news

Can a prime-time televised congressional event move a needle already buried under years of ossified opinions? → Read More

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Mitch McConnell is furious Democrats are protecting kids before SCOTUS justices

As Democrats heard from gun violence survivors, the senator insisted they should prioritize Brett Kavanaugh’s safety instead. → Read More

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The Justice Department will conduct a “critical incident review” of the Uvalde shooting

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed nine people to review the cops’ response (or lack thereof) to the elementary school massacre. → Read More

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Minnesota is a vital abortion oasis to millions in the Midwest. Republicans are scrambling to change that.

With Roe on the brink and a crucial governor’s race looming, providers in the state are bracing themselves. → Read More

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Uvalde cops allegedly tried to strongarm a mother into silence. It didn’t work.

Angeli Gómez says she was threatened by cops on the scene — and then later over the phone. → Read More