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It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion

It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the Week Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year. It marked the first time that a majority of Americans said they were not members of a church, mosque or synagogue since Gallup first started asking Americans about their religious membership in the 1930s. Indeed, Gallup’s finding was a kind…

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Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May. Powered by WPeMatico

News Roundup: Biden’s popularity soars; McConnell likes Manchin and Sinema; another mass shooting

News Roundup: Biden’s popularity soars; McConnell likes Manchin and Sinema; another mass shooting

Happy Friday! There are plans for the weekend to make, there are appointments for vaccinations to be searched for, and there’s a Republican Party continuing its efforts to gum up the works. A lot of news happened today. Here’s some of what you may have missed: As Biden nears 100-day mark, latest polling on his presidency is a thing of beauty McConnell flat-out tells Republicans to use Manchin and Sinema to obstruct Biden, Democrats Mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar launch ‘America First Caucus,’ and it’s as bad as you imagine

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar launch ‘America First Caucus,’ and it’s as bad as you imagine

Do not—Do. Not.—dismiss this as just a handful of Republicans: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar are starting an “America First Caucus” in the House of Representatives, and they might as well go ahead and call it the You Will Not Replace Us Caucus or get real honest and call it the White Supremacist Caucus, because the introductory description of the group’s purpose, as reported by Punchbowl News, is breathtaking. The group is forming around a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political…

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McConnell flat-out tells Republicans to use Manchin and Sinema to obstruct Biden, Democrats

McConnell flat-out tells Republicans to use Manchin and Sinema to obstruct Biden, Democrats

Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican leader Mitch McConnell strategized this week with their conferences on the filibuster, and both had as their focus the two problem children of the Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Schumer has a plan for demonstrating to the two that Republicans really don’t want to play nice and McConnell has a plan to optimize the two as his tools to trash everything President Joe Biden intends to do….

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First plea bargain for cooperating Oath Keepers witness in Jan. 6 insurrection cases is approved

First plea bargain for cooperating Oath Keepers witness in Jan. 6 insurrection cases is approved

A self-described “lifetime member” of the Oath Keepers has become the first defendant in the Jan. 6 insurrection cases to enter a guilty plea as part of a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, following a hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Friday morning. The plea bargain for Jon Schaffer, 53, a heavy-metal guitarist from Indiana who was photographed assaulting officers with bear spray and entering the U.S. Capitol, was approved by Judge Ahmit Mehta. Schaffer engaged in a long…

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