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The Strange Tale of Tina Peters

The Strange Tale of Tina Peters

The county clerk has been consumed by election conspiracy theories, lionized by a movement and indicted in a bizarre scheme. Will Republicans nominate her to run elections in Colorado? Powered by WPeMatico

‘Constitutional sheriffs’ want to be able to seize Dominion voting machines for ‘investigation’

‘Constitutional sheriffs’ want to be able to seize Dominion voting machines for ‘investigation’

The spread of the “constitutional sheriffs” movement—which claims that local county sheriffs are the supreme law of the land, capable of overruling federal and state laws, as well as prohibiting federal and state agencies from enforcing them—throughout rural American sheriff’s offices has often seemed like a quaint but localized problem: Sure, having set themselves up as laws unto themselves, they seem to always run their jurisdictions like private fiefdoms, but it doesn’t affect people outside those counties. But we have…

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Ukraine Update: Russia’s supply and command and control hubs no longer safe from Ukrainian attack

Ukraine Update: Russia’s supply and command and control hubs no longer safe from Ukrainian attack

Early days of the war, the most videos showed anti-tank missiles like NLAWS, Stugna-P, and Javelins taking out Russian armor and vehicles. Then there was the “vehicles stuck in mud” phase. Eventually, that gave way to supply convoy ambushes. Then artillery strikes, and more artillery strikes. A handful of “commercial drone drops grenade” videos sneak through, but mostly artillery. Lots of artillery strikes. Until … now.  We still have plenty of artillery videos. This is an artillery attrition war, with the skies over…

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News Roundup: A reactionary Supreme Court enshrines far-right extremism as law of the land

News Roundup: A reactionary Supreme Court enshrines far-right extremism as law of the land

The Supreme Court gutted both American privacy rights and public safety with two brazenly far-right rulings last week. They’re not done yet; by this time next week, the court is likely to have erased the government’s ability to enforce environmental regulations using an equally bizarre far-right theory that could erase the federal government’s ability to write any regulations. And at that point, with the help of stonewalling Republican senators, large parts of the United States government simply cease to exist….

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, GOP nominee for the governor of Arkansas, was trending on Sunday for continuing a tradition of hypocrisy that I would’ve hoped peaked when she was White House Press Secretary for former President Donald Trump. It didn’t. Footage of promises the Arkansas Republican made just one month ago began to circulate on social media in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade, in essence delivering the kind of blow to reproductive rights that will likely criminalize healthcare and…

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Immigrants disappear while detained by the U.S., leaving loved ones and advocates in the dark

Immigrants disappear while detained by the U.S., leaving loved ones and advocates in the dark

by Maurizio Guerrero This article was originally published at Prism Immigration advocates are sounding the alarm about the number of immigrants disappearing for prolonged periods while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshals Services. They also disappear in the borderlands—both in the U.S. and Mexico, which now hosts thousands of asylum-seekers waiting for their claims to be processed in U.S. courts. Most disappearances last a few days, but advocates say some have also been…

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‘This is a crisis’: Politicians dig in on abortion following Supreme Court ruling

‘This is a crisis’: Politicians dig in on abortion following Supreme Court ruling

It was clear on Sunday that the Supreme Court decision to overturn decades of abortion precedent has only further cemented Republican and Democratic entrenchment in their positions on the issue. “I am horrified … that my daughters will have fewer rights than I’ve had virtually my whole life,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” a comment reflective of the emotional response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Friday’s 5-4 ruling from the…

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Trump fatigue sets in: ‘Some donors are getting sick of the sh–show’

Trump fatigue sets in: ‘Some donors are getting sick of the sh–show’

As the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots lays out Donald Trump’s obsessive efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, Trump allies have responded with the political equivalent of a collective eye roll. But elsewhere in the party, operatives are taking notice. The former president is being damaged, they say — perhaps not fatally, but notably so. In interviews, those operatives describe a GOP electorate still enamored with Trump and dismissive of the committee and its findings. But elements…

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