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ICYMI: Hunter Biden shows his might, CNN does right, and Jim Jordan loves to gaslight

ICYMI: Hunter Biden shows his might, CNN does right, and Jim Jordan loves to gaslight

Hunter Biden absolutely owned Republicans in his testimony This testimony was extremely satisfying to read, especially the Matt Gaetz smackdown. GOP congressman demands president’s family be left alone. No, not that family We have to admit that this level of gaslighting is almost impressive. Almost.  CNN does it right, cutting off Trump in the middle of lie-riddled speech We’ll bash the media when they deserve it, so let’s also applaud them when they nail it. Louisiana’s solution to gun violence?…

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Clarence Thomas’ new clerk was accused of racist rhetoric. Enter right-wing revisionism

Clarence Thomas’ new clerk was accused of racist rhetoric. Enter right-wing revisionism

For a young law school graduate, securing a Supreme Court clerkship is like being a first-round draft pick in the NFL or NBA draft. Each of the nine justices can appoint four clerks per one-year term, and it’s a golden ticket. Former SCOTUS clerks often land at elite law firms with signing bonuses of up to $500,000, and eventually a federal judgeship, or a top academic or political position. Some of Justice Clarence Thomas’ law clerks have gained notoriety after they left the post….

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Senate Republicans kick off their food fight for next leader

Senate Republicans kick off their food fight for next leader

The fight to succeed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on, with the “Three Johns”—Texan John Cornyn, South Dakota’s John Thune, and Wyoming’s John Barrasso— lining up against the MAGA wing of the party to determine the future of the Republican conference.  In the war of the Johns, Cornyn was first out of the gate to announce his bid and has been aggressively pursuing the top spot.  “I’ve been telling people for a long time now that I was interested…

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Shocker! Trump’s Truth Social co-founders say he’s screwing them over

Shocker! Trump’s Truth Social co-founders say he’s screwing them over

Two founders of Donald Trump’s Truth Social social media platform filed a lawsuit against him on Wednesday. They allege that he and others have been involved in “11th hour, pre-merger corporate maneuvering,” machinations that would “drastically dilute” their partnership’s stake in the social media company.  United Atlantic Ventures, a partnership between former “Apprentice” contestants Andy Litinsky and Wes Moss, alleges that it pitched the idea for the social media company to the disgraced former president, agreeing he would receive 90%…

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ICYMI: The Supreme Court’s gift to Trump, and was Melania sending Ivanka a message?

ICYMI: The Supreme Court’s gift to Trump, and was Melania sending Ivanka a message?

Supreme Court gives Trump a huge gift by hearing his immunity case The far-right court might as well have put a bow on this.  Watch GOP congressman get absolutely stumped trying to defend his Biden lies This is how you respond to a barrage of easily disproved lies on live television.  The Freedom Caucus wants to take over elections in Arizona’s biggest county RED ALERT! This ought to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Cartoon:…

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Why Justin Amash could give the GOP a headache in Michigan’s Senate race

Why Justin Amash could give the GOP a headache in Michigan’s Senate race

Former Rep. Justin Amash entered the Republican primary for Michigan’s open Senate race on Thursday, but he’s unlikely to have much appeal with GOP voters after quitting the party due to his hostility toward Donald Trump. However, by further fracturing the non-MAGA vote, his presence in the race could open the door for a more Trumpist candidate to jump in—and leave Republicans saddled with a nominee who could cost them a shot at flipping this seat. During the 10 years…

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Caribbean Matters: The push for yet another ‘intervention’ in Haiti

Caribbean Matters: The push for yet another ‘intervention’ in Haiti

Watching outside diplomatic efforts to once again “deal with” Haiti while knowing the history of past failed interventions there—which have kept Haiti from being able to govern itself—is frustrating and rage-inducing. Not just for Haitians, but also for anyone who’s been steeped in the history of Haiti’s ongoing punishment for having dared to become the first symbol of Black freedom from enslavement. It’s a revolution for which they are still paying the price. This week, headlines about Kenyan soldiers heading…

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Rick Scott would ‘absolutely’ support Trump in November—even if he’s convicted

Rick Scott would ‘absolutely’ support Trump in November—even if he’s convicted

Medicare fraudster and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is doing his bit for the destruction of liberal democracy, claiming that he’d vote for insurrectionist, self-described grabber of crotches and judge-described sexual assaulter, business fraud, (alleged!) top secret documents thief, and semi-ambulant absurdity Donald Trump—even if Trump is convicted of a crime. Because the only way to halt the raging national crime wave that exists entirely in Republicans’ minds is to elect a criminal to the highest office in the land. The Republican Party,…

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