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Dr. John Cheng: The Hero of Laguna Woods

By Douglas Andrews
  • If you’re like this author, an American man somewhere within the wide parameters of fighting age, you’ve replayed in your head more than once a scenario like the one that visited Dr. John Cheng this weekend.
  • On Sunday, at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, an armed 68-year-old man named David Chou chained the doors and put super glue in the keyholes.
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Global pushback can make the Taliban rethink its burqa decree

By Teresa Casale, opinion contributor
  • Months of encroaching restrictions, backtracking on girls’ rights to education, and a passive and distracted international community, resigned to the fact that the Taliban is now de-facto in charge, led to a moment that we all feared.
  • The international community must cite the Taliban’s egregious actions against women as justification for these restrictions.
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No help at our border, but Biden announces $5 billion going to bike paths, wider sidewalks

By Sara Carter Staff
  • The $5 billion ini federals funds will be used “to slow down cars chia more speed cameras, carve out bike paths and wider sidewalks and urging commuters to public transit” reports Daily Mail .
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that money will be used over five years under his department’s new “Safe Streets & Roads for All” program.
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Feeling *Meh* About Work? These 6 Home Office Design Hacks Might Help

By Eliza Dumais
  • That’s why I like to make sure a storage system is in place, and Staples is my go-to for great space-efficient storage solutions,” says Roth.
  • Fortunately, as the former host of HGTV’s Hidden Potential, Roth in uniquely equipped to provide some sound advice, here — and better yet, she’s just launched an all new initiative with Staples: A WFH-Style Squad, made up of five different esteemed designers, all of whom are all fully committed to the project of breathing new life — and renewed productivity — into your home office (whether it’s an actual office — or, say, your coffee table).
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Pope Francis Has the Best Remedy for a Bad Knee: Tequila

By Brooke Leigh Howard
GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE

Pope Francis really knows how to turn a bad situation into a party. In a video that recently went viral, the Catholic leader was riding in the popemobile when a crowd of Mexican seminarians outside St. Peter’s Square asked him about his right knee, which has been causing him pain for months. Doctors have advised him to use a wheelchair or cane in order to get around. The group in St. Peter’s Square applauded the pope for his perseverance and ability to move despite his pain, but Francis was compelled to share a little secret with them. “Do you know what I need for my knee? Some tequila.” The seminarians laughed along with Francis—who is 85—and promised to bring him a bottle of his favorite pain reliever.

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Tlaib, Squad introduce resolution recognizing ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s creation

By Ronn Blitzer
  • House members led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., introduced a resolution Monday calling for U.S. recognition of the "Nakba," a term meaning "catastrophe" that is typically used by Palestinians to refer to the establishment of the state of Israel .
  • The resolution was submitted a week and a half after Israeli Independence Day, which coincides with Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day. It calls for the U.S. to "commemorate the Nakba through official recognition and remembrance," while claiming that this "refers not only to a historical event but to an ongoing process of Israel's expropriation of Palestinian land and its dispossession of the Palestinian people that continues to this day."
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Biden meets with families of Buffalo shooting victims

By Brett Samuels
  • President Biden on Tuesday met with the families of those who died in a racist shooting inside a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket over the weekend and paid his respects to the victims near the site of the massacre.
  • The president and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Buffalo in the wake of the shooting at a Tops grocery store on Saturday that left 10 dead.
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The Problem With ‘Radicalization’ Is That White Supremacy Is Mainstream

  • "The political strategy that the far-right in the United States has adopted," Marwick says, "is to try to mainstream their points of view through the Republican party."
  • Among other things, lead author Alice Marwick noted they found, "the internet does not cause radicalization, but it helps spread extremist ideas, enables people interested in these ideas to form communities, and mainstreams conspiracy theories and distrust in institutions (as do politicians & hyper-partisan media)."
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Yes, burning the Qur’an can violate the First Amendment

By whyevolutionistrue
  • The question I posed to readers was this: could burning a Qur’an could under some circumstances not be considered Constitutionally protected speech if it led to foreseeable and imminent harm, and if that harm was intended?
  • So, whether the right wing Swedish politician could be punished for his conduct would depend on whether the government could prove that causing the violence was his specific intent in burning the Muslim [book] and that the violent response was likely and imminent (and grave).
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MUSK BLASTS BIDEN: ‘The REAL President is Whoever Controls the Teleprompter’

By The First
Businessman Elon Musk blasted President Joe Biden on a podcast this week; saying the real Commander-in-Chief is “whoever controls the teleprompters.” The billionaire claimed he has voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates, but blasted the party and President Biden. “The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” the Tesla CEO said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.” “I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” the CEO joked, referencing a 2004 movie starring Will Ferrell where a news anchor reads whatever appears before him. “This […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Trump Announces Forthcoming Book About the 2020 Election

By Rita Li
  • You’ll be very depressed when you read it, but we want to have it down for historic reasons,” Trump said during his one-hour speech at the Austin Convention Center in Texas, as part of the larger American Freedom Tour which gathers conservatives in various cities across the country.
  • Former President Donald Trump told supporters on May 14 that he’s writing a book on alleged voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, entitled “The Crime of the Century.”
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DeLauro files legislation to address baby formula shortage

By Aris Folley
  • If passed, the legislation would greenlight $28 million in emergency funds to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) address the shortage and prevents future shortages, the congresswoman’s office said.
  • While we know we have more work to do to get to the bottom of serious safety concerns at an Abbott facility and the FDA’s failure to address them with any sense of urgency, this bill is the first step to help restock shelves and end this shortage,” she said.
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CROWDER: How We CRUSH the Gun Grabbers!

By BlazeTV Staff


Democrats are preparing another gun control push. We explain how gun control equals more crime, slowly enough for them to understand. Also, a Twitter engineer was dumb enough to think a girl was interested in him. And the new White House press secretary really sucks at her job. #GunControlNow #Buffalo #TwittterExposed


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GOP-led Arizona Senate launches investigation after Trump ally suggested Buffalo shooting was fake

By Matthew Chapman
  • On Monday, the Phoenix New Times reported that the Arizona State Senate has opened an investigation into extremist Rep. Wendy Rogers after a comment she posted on social media appearing to claim that the racial massacre in Buffalo was a false flag staged by the FBI.
  • "Just hours after a shooter killed 10 people Saturday in a racist attack at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers took to social media to write: 'Fed boy summer has started in Buffalo,' implying the attack was a false-flag operation," reported Katya Schwenk.
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Video: BB gun shooter fires at synagogue, Jewish teen in Brooklyn

By Amanda Woods
  • The suspect fired an airsoft BB pellet gun from inside a black SUV heading south on Spencer Street – shattering the front window of the Yavoshna Toras Moshe near the Park Avenue intersection in Bedford-Stuyvesant – around 2:50 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
  • Moments later, the drive-by shooter fired the pellet gun at an 18-year-old man dressed in traditional Jewish garb and walking on the sidewalk, police said.
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Elon Musk: Biden Admin Must Do Something on Inflation or Risk Turning Into ‘Venezuela’

By Jack Phillips
  • “I mean, the obvious reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had, obviously,” Musk said, likely referring to COVID-19 relief stimulus packages worth trillions of dollars that were passed in recent years.
  • “So it’s like the government can’t … issue checks far in excess of revenue without there being inflation, you know, velocity of money held constant,” the Tesla CEO said.
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TruthSocial Won’t Have Exclusive Rights to Donald Trump’s Political Posts

By Russ Choma
  • Trump Media & Technology Group, the parent company of TruthSocial, is “highly dependent on the popularity and presence of President Trump, its Chairman and largest stockholder,” notes Digital World Acquisition Corp, a publicly-traded shell company that plans to merge with Trump’s media venture, in a filing submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • DWAC disclosed in Monday’s filing TruthSocial does have exclusive rights to some of Trump’s social media postings—but it won’t have a monopoly on the type of political red meat that made Trump such a draw on Twitter in the first place.
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Barnette says she wouldn’t support Republican nominee if she loses Senate primary

By Lexi Lonas
  • GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette said in an interview with Breitbart News she would not support the Republican nominee in the state's race for the Senate if she does not win Tuesday's primary.
  • I believe our country is in trouble," Barnette said in the interview, explaining why she would not vote for one of her primary rivals if they win the race.
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Supreme Court sides with Ted Cruz, strikes campaign finance rule

By Jessica Gresko
  • The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics.
  • The court, by a 6-3 vote, said the provision Mr. Cruz challenged limiting the repayment of personal loans from candidates to their campaigns violates the Constitution.
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Retired Russian Colonel Blasts Invasion, Russian Soldiers As Incompetent

By Ed Scarce
  • Speaking with the show's host Olga Skabeyeva about suggestions some Ukrainian units were struggling for funding and arms, Mr Khodaryonok says: "The situation from the overall strategic position is that the Ukrainian armed forces are able to arm a million people.
  • Defense analyst Mikhail Khodaryonok was allowed on Russian state TV again and his criticisms of Russia's war effort have become even more pronounced and negative than before.
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‘It’s going to be a tough day’: Georgia Republicans panicking over Herschel Walker’s Senate run

By Guest Voice
Published by Raw Story By Tom Boggioni In a teaser for an ABC “Nightline ” report on the next seven days of GOP primaries that could dictate the fate of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Republicans in Georgia express dismay at the inevitability that they will be saddled with former football player Herschel Walker as their nominee for an obtainable Senate seat. With Republicans at the state and national level desperate to reclaim a seat currently held by Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), Walker has jumped to the front of the pack for the GOP nod after receiving Trump’s endorsement, despite confirmed reports Read More The post […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Border Officials Make Harrowing Underground Discovery That Explains a Lot

By Jack Davis
  • A massive tunnel that officials believe was a heavily traveled route for bringing illegal drugs into the United States has been discovered at the U.S.-Mexican border in California.
  • After staking out a home that had been used to store drugs, officials made multiple traffic stops of trucks leaving that site or the warehouse, according to a federal criminal complaint.
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‘Commie as F*ck:’ Project Veritas Sting Catches Twitter Engineers Proudly Admitting Bias, Dissing Elon Musk

By Lucas Nolan
  • Discussing Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s attempted takeover of Twitter, Murugesan noted that many of his colleagues have stated that “this would be my last day if it happens.”
  • In a recently published video by Project Veritas, undercover footage reveals one of Twitter’s senior engineers, Siru Murugesan, discussing how employees at Twitter “hate” Elon Musk and are extremely opposed to free speech.
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Congress to Consider Domestic Terrorism Bill Following Buffalo Shooting

By Haley Byrd Wilt
  • Following the white supremacist attack in Buffalo that killed 10 people over the weekend, lawmakers in the House are planning to vote soon on a bill to expand domestic terrorism prevention efforts.
  • On that front, the legislation would also establish an inter-agency task force, including the attorney general and the defense secretary, among other officials, to examine and push back on white supremacist and neo-Nazi influence in the armed services and federal law enforcement.
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Elon Musk: Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward’ Until Company Proves Its Fake ‘Bot’ Account Claims

By Lucas Nolan
  • Agrawal later added that Twitter doesn’t believe that the number of bot accounts on the platform can be accurately measured, to which Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied with a poop emoji:
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to stall his acquisition of the social media platform Twitter, claiming that he cannot move forward until the number of bot accounts on the platform is clarified.
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After GOP freakout over Roe demonstrations, DeSantis criminalizes peaceful protests outside homes

By Brandon Gage
  • Florida's right-wing Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill into law that criminalizes peaceful protests in residential neighborhoods.
  • DeSantis' statement added that "once this law takes effect, law enforcement officers will provide a warning to any person picketing or protesting outside of a dwelling and will make arrests for residential picketing only if the person does not peaceably disperse after the warning.
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The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

By John Nichols
  • The act set a cap on the amount of money a member of Congress can collect from special-interest donors to pay off personal debates that were accumulated while running for office.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., a driving force behind the Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings, wrote for the majority in the Cruz decision that provision of the 2002 law that placed limits on the repayment of campaign loans “burdens core political speech without proper justification.”
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International groups condemn UN probe on Israel, Palestinian fighting, cite ‘bias’

By Caitlin McFall
  • FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of over 26 international pro- Israel groups on Tuesday condemned a United Nations probe into the May 2021 Israeli-Palestinian conflict set to be released next month, alleging "bias" and a violation of its own guiding principles.
  • The probe was directed to investigate "all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law" in Israel, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip that led to the deadly conflict.
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Progressive CEO defends racial and gender-based hiring at insurance giant

By Sean Salai
  • Conservative activists have targeted major corporations around the country this annual meeting season over what they say are “woke” policies that do not serve the interest of shareholders.
  • Progressive became the latest major corporation to push back against a concerted effort by conservative activists to use shareholder meetings for proposals and questions that challenge woke political stances.
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New Yorkers advised to wear masks indoors as city’s COVID alert level raised to high

By Joseph Choi
  • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is now advising residents to wear masks when indoors, citing the rise in community infections and the high COVID alert level the city transitioned to on Tuesday.
  • Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the city's Health and Mental Hygiene Department, said on Twitter Tuesday, "New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert level, meaning now is the time to double down on protecting ourselves and each other by making choices that can keep our friends, neighbors, relatives and coworkers from getting sick."
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While Crises Rage, Congress Focuses on…UFOs

By Spencer Brown
  • These are the priorities of Democrats who can't be bothered to move quickly apart from when it comes to sending tens of billions of dollars to aid Ukraine without even a chance for Congress to give a critical review of what the legislation funding such gifts entail.
  • On Tuesday, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded hit $4.523, a new all-time high.
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Fake Wisconsin Trump Electors, Already Under DOJ Investigation, Now Face Civil Suit, Too

  • Since that time, however, there have been no additional statements from the Justice Department regarding the status of the fake elector probe, and Trump supporters in several states, including Wisconsin, continue to push to “decertify” the 2020 election results ― even though there is no constitutional process for such an effort.
  • The fake Donald Trump electors who signed official documents falsely claiming that their candidate had won Wisconsin in 2020 and whose actions are already under review by federal prosecutors are now facing a state lawsuit that could cost each of them $200,000 in damages.
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Elon Musk Unleashes on Biden: ‘The Real President Is Whoever Controls the Teleprompter’

By Jack Davis
  • “So it’s like the government can’t just, you know, issue checks far in excess of revenue without there being inflation, you know, velocity of money held constant,” he said.
  • “It’s hard to tell what Biden’s doing, to be totally frank,” Musk said in a clip from his interview that was posted to Twitter by conservative journalist Tom Elliott.
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FDA authorizes Pfizer booster shots for ages 5 to 11

By Tom Howell Jr.
  • “While it has largely been the case that COVID-19 tends to be less severe in children than adults, the omicron wave has seen more kids getting sick with the disease and being hospitalized, and children may also experience longer-term effects, even following initially mild disease,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M.
  • “If your child is eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and has not yet received their primary series, getting them vaccinated can help protect them from the potentially severe consequences that can occur, such as hospitalization and death,” the commissioner said.
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Hill Dems back-burner Ginni Thomas even as Supreme Court grabs national attention

By Nicholas Wu and Kyle Cheney
  • So far, the Jan. 6 select committee has closely held most of the information investigators have collected on last year's attack on the Capitol and the leadup to it — including anything it may have received about Ginni Thomas, who pressed then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to do more to fight to overturn Donald Trump's loss in 2020.
  • Outraged Democrats demanded accountability after Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas also known as Ginni, was revealed pressing top White House officials to overturn the 2020 election.
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Biden travels to Buffalo to grieve shooting victims, condemn racial violence

  • White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday morning that the president and first lady Jill Biden plan to "pay their respects to the lives lost in Saturday's tragic shooting" and meet with local law enforcement and first responders.
  • President Joe Biden is in Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to console the families of victims of a mass shooting this weekend where a lone white gunman targeted a Black community in the latest example of racist violence that the president's campaign promised to quell in the months ahead of the 2020 election.
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White House says it won’t criticize by name those spreading ‘replacement theory’

By Morgan Chalfant
  • White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday told reporters that she wouldn’t call out by name media commentators or elected officials who have helped spread the racist “replacement theory” because doing so would give them a platform.
  • President Biden has decried the shooting and is expected to call it “terrorism motivated by a hateful and perverse ideology” during a speech in Buffalo later Tuesday, according to a White House official.
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Musk says Twitter has to show spam accounts less than 5% for deal to move forward

By Guest Voice
Published by Reuters UK (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his deal for Twitter Inc will not move forward until the company’s chief executive officer publicly shows the proof that it has less than 5% spam accounts. (Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich) Read More The post Musk says Twitter has to show spam accounts less than 5% for deal to move forward appeared first on The Moderate Voice. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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GOP Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette Takes Jab at ‘Less Electable’ Trump

By Allison Quinn
via Facebook

A Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate who has surged in polls ahead of the state’s GOP primary took a jab at Donald Trump after he questioned her electability. Trump, who endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz in the race, was featured in a robocall made to voters on Monday afternoon that described Kathy Barnette as being someone who wouldn’t “put America first.” She was quick to respond, noting that her run in a 2020 congressional district race had actually been more successful than Trump’s bid there. “I lost by 19 points, Donald Trump lost by more than 26 points,” Barnett was quoted saying by The New York Times. “Who’s less electable with those numbers?” she said. She went on to describe herself as a promising alternative to MAGA Republicans, saying she is “able to get people that Donald Trump was not able to get.” “Contrary to the left, President Trump does not have a cult of followers,” she said. “We never aligned our values with President Trump; President Trump aligned his values with us.”

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DC Metro general manager, COO announce immediate resignations

  • Washington, D.C.’s Metro general manager on Monday announced that he and the Metro’s chief operating officer would be resigning immediately, just one day after the city transit said that close to half of its rail operators had not been recertified.
  • Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld, who was set to step down next month, accelerated his resignation “to provide a more timely transition to Interim General Manager Andy Off,” he said in a statement.
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Biden to speak in Buffalo in wake of weekend’s racially motivated mass shooting

By Courtney Subramanian, Nolan D. McCaskill
  • President Biden will once again rely on the message that launched his presidential campaign as he looks to comfort another city torn apart by racial violence Tuesday, with a White House official saying the president will describe Saturday’s deadly mass shooting in Buffalo a test “for the soul of our nation.”
  • White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One before arriving in New York that the president would decry the shooting as an act of “terrorism motivated by hateful and perverse ideology that tears at the soul of the nation.”
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Phone scammer nabbed after threatening the wrong elderly couple. The husband happened to be a former FBI and CIA director.

By Phil Shiver
  • A phone scammer from Jamaica who made his living ripping off and threatening elderly couples was nabbed recently after targeting the wrong victims, KSAZ-TV reported this week.
  • So when a phone scammer called him and his wife making outrageous claims — and later, threats — the Websters knew their rights and how to protect themselves.
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Tucker Carlson fires back at politicians exploiting Buffalo massacre to score political points: ‘No behavior worse than this’

By Chris Enloe
  • After an alleged white supremacist opened fire in a Buffalo supermarket, purportedly targeting only black people, Democrats, progressives, and the mainstream media began blaming Carlson and Republicans for the massacre.
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed politicians on Monday who are exploiting the tragic Buffalo mass killing, which left 10 people dead, to score political points.
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The Mass Shooting Lessons We Won’t Learn

By Andrew Pollack
  • After my daughter, Meadow, was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, the media spent months covering a handful of students who wanted to go on a political crusade for gun control.
  • But after children were murdered in the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, and the kids there didn’t want to jump on CNN to attack the NRA and Trump, that tragedy faded from the headlines within days.
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Why families fight over inheritances – and how to avoid it

By Stephan Köppe, Assistant Professor of Social Policy, University College Dublin
  • Problems can arise, though, if a family member is promised the inheritance or given a “ verbal indication ” that they will receive it – and perhaps works in the business in expectation of it – and is then left out of the will.
  • In our research, we tried to understand why families go to court to fight over inheritances.
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Nolte: Watch Two Simple Questions Unravel Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden’s Press Secretary

By John Nolte
  • Considering all the attention around Biden’s tweet and Bezos’ response, you’d think our new press secretary would have prepared to answer the following question from Fox’s Peter Doocy: “How does raising taxes on corporations lower the cost of gas, the cost of a used car, the cost of food, for everyday Americans?”
  • JEAN-PIERRE: Well, look, I think [reads briefing book] we encourage those who have done very well, especially those who care about climate change [which is a hoax ] to support a fairer tax code that doesn’t change — that doesn’t charge manufacturers, workers, cops, builders a higher percentage of their earnings, that the most fortunate people in our nation, and not let that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting this existential problem.
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Bob Mackie Says Kim Kardashian Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Wearing Marilyn’s Dress

By Helen Holmes
  • If anyone has the power to truly make Kim Kardashian regret her choice to wear Marilyn Monroe’s original “ Happy Birthday, Mr. President ” dress to this year’s Met Gala, it might be Bob Mackie, the legendary designer who created the sketch for Monroe's gown that was later executed by Jean-Louis.
  • Fashion experts have been speaking out against Kardashian for her outfit selection, citing the dress’s extreme fragility and sacred role in American culture, but Mackie may have delivered the death knell.
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Study Turns Up Surprising Way ‘Green’ Cars Pollute More Than Gas-Powered Engines

By C. Douglas Golden
  • According to a piece published Monday by the EV-centric outlet Green Car Reports, a British-based independent emissions testing firm found that particulate matter emissions from tires are 1,850 times greater under normal driving conditions than from a tailpipe of a gas-powered car.
  • “The fundamental trends that drive this ratio are: tailpipe particulate emissions are much lower on new cars, and tire wear emissions increase with vehicle mass and aggressiveness of driving style,” Emissions Analytics concluded .
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Trump Econ Loon Peter Navarro Threatens LOCK HER UPS For Dr. Fauci In Newsmax Rant

By Liz Dye
  • Navarro couldn't stop bragging about the idiotic plan he cooked up with Steve Bannon to ratfuck the Electoral College by having Mike Pence reject swing state votes, but he still claimed executive privilege and defied the January 6 Select Committee's subpoena for testimony — as if there was any possible privilege to be asserted for his conversations with a moldering podcaster who got booted out of the White House in 2017.
  • The Trump administration consistently blew off the House, effectively proving to the world that the legislature has zero power to force anyone to "sit your ass down in a chair in Congress" and "confess" to anything at all.
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Was Ozark Actually About the Clintons?

By Ryan Zickgraf
  • As the Byrde clan grows in wealth and political stature, the familial drama takes a backseat to the societal kind — one that critiques the insidious ways that capitalism and political power work in America and the self-interested choices that elites make to keep climbing the ladder.
  • Like Walter White, Ozark ’s Marty Byrde is an intelligent but selfish patriarch who drags his family into the moral muck of the illegal drug trade while trying to convince himself — and everyone else —that the ends justify the bloody means.
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Pentagon shows declassified UFO photos, video clip at historic Capitol Hill hearing

By Sophie Mann
  • Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, and Counterproliferation, started the morning by saying that UFOs are a "potential national security threat, and they need to be treated that way."
  • Top Pentagon officials provided insight into the U.S. military's efforts to identify hundreds of unidentified aerial objects reported by pilots and members of the armed forces over the years.
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Mother, 20, allegedly slams 8-week-old daughter repeatedly on road; infant dies days later; mother charged with capital murder

By Dave Urbanski
  • The infant — Khalysie Lashay Jolley — died Saturday afternoon, police said in a Facebook update, adding that charges against the mother would be upgraded to capital murder along with felony child abuse.
  • Police said the infant's mother — 20-year-old Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley — ran to a nearby wooded area but was soon taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.
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Tucker Carlson tries to dodge responsibility for Buffalo shooting. Biden shouldn’t let him

By Laura Clawson
  • While Jean-Pierre said Biden would “call out” racism, she did not signal how forcefully he would address the white supremacist ideology of the alleged shooter and major figures like Tucker Carlson who have promoted the “great replacement” theory the shooter embraced.
  • In the wake of the shooting, Fox News has largely ignored the shooter’s stated reason for the killing: the white supremacist “great replacement” theory, which holds that white people are being replaced by non-white immigrants to change the composition of the country.
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Jury selection in Sussmann trial spotlights DC’s left leaning– panel includes three Clinton donors

By Aaron Kliegman
  • Specifically, Durham's team is prosecuting Sussmann on a charge that the high-powered attorney – who was a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie that represented the Clinton campaign – lied to the FBI at a September 2016 meeting in which he presented the agency with information insinuating concealed Trump-Russia links.
  • Special counsel John Durham's team objected to putting one Clinton donor on the jury after the man said he would "strive for impartiality as best I can," the Post reported.
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Seniors see spike in drug-related deaths

By Adriel Bettelheim
Drug-related deaths among adults 65 and older doubled over the course of a decade, with overdoses and misuse of prescription medications from 2018 to 2020 weighing hardest on Black communities, a new report from UnitedHealth Group finds.Why it matters: While adolescents and young adults have received much of the attention as U.S. overdose deaths hit new records, seniors have posted the largest increase in intentional and unintentional deaths compared with other age groups 15 and older, according to the report.Driving the news: Drug deaths among older adults rose from 4.2 per 100,000 to 8.4 per 100,000 between the 2008–2010 timeframe and […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Congress: No fossil-fuel bailouts

By William S. Becker, opinion contributor
  • The Guardian, a British newspaper, reports the world's biggest fossil energy companies are planning scores of oil and gas projects that would push global carbon emissions beyond the limits of the Paris climate accord .
  • If oil companies can't resist big new bets on fossil fuels, the world's governments and investors must insist.
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Lebanese election sees significant gains for independent non-sectarian politicians

By John Nagle, Professor in Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
  • Its new parliament will have two main sectarian blocs, revolving around Hezbollah and rival party Lebanese Forces, and a sizeable non-sectarian group campaigning on economic issues, social justice and accountability.
  • Lebanese Forces has positioned itself as the main faction willing to contest Hezbollah in the power-sharing government.
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Organizing to Reduce Workplace Dangers

By Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
  • These three preventable deaths are just a few of those that took place at workplaces recognized as this year’s Dirty Dozen unsafe employers by our organization, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Five workers at the Mayfield plant say they asked to leave after severe weather alerts but were told to stay or risk being fired.
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Iowa mother battles baby formula shortage by donating 45 gallons of breast milk

By Michael Lee
  • "There are parents that are very stressed out trying to find formula to feed their babies and for moms who aren’t able to breastfeed," said the mother, Andrea Heidenreich, according to a report in Fox Carolina.
  • An Iowa mom sprung to action when she noticed other mothers struggling to feed their babies, donating 45 gallons of breast milk amid a nationwide baby formula shortage.
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If Details Matter, Biden’s Response To Baby Formula Crisis Has Been A Walking Train Wreck

By Tim Meads
  • A haphazard one, apparently, as the president of the United States recently butchered the name of the Food and Drug Administration in a pre-taped address regarding the baby formula crisis as he failed to convey confidence and assuredness to the American people on the topic.
  • It seems like a minor gaffe, but amidst the volleying back and forth between administration officials as to when the Biden team knew about the issue, who exactly is to blame for the baby formula crisis, and how they intend to solve it — the mistake speaks volumes.
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‘Known Alien’ Al Roker Loses It During UFO Discussion

By Mathew Murphy
  • Al Roker, who was identified as a “known alien” in the movie Men in Black, lost it on the Today show during a discussion on the House starting hearings on UFOs.
  • Roker— who said back in 2008 that he “firmly” believes extraterrestrials are “out there”—showed that he was less than impressed as the Today panel discussed what messages future humans might be sending back to the present time.
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Woke CEOs Panick as 80% of Americans Side with DeSantis

By Michael Austin
  • According to the unreleased poll, which was conducted by The Trafalgar Group and shared with The Western Journal, 87.1 percent of American voters are “likely” to “stop using a product or service of a company that openly advocates for a political agenda they disagree with.”
  • Gov. DeSantis responded to the political attack by working with the Florida state Senate to strip Orlando’s Walt Disney World of its unique self-governing privileges.
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American soldier trained Ukraine marines on Javelins: no practice and a ‘Hail Mary’ to fight the Russians

By Peter Aitken
  • Hayward, former Special Forces soldier, left the army in 2007 but traveled to Ukraine in 2022 to join up with the Foreign Legion there and assist the war effort when his friend suggested that he might be the right guy to teach the Ukrainian territorial defense how to use the Next Generation Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW).
  • Mark Hayward was tapped to teach the Ukrainian Territorial Defense how to use the new British anti-tank weapons, but there was only one small problem: He had no idea how to use the devices himself, and he had just half a day to bring Ukraine's forces up to speed.
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The “Brutal Solidarity” Between Buffalo and Palestine

By Dave Zirin
  • It is a “brutal solidarity” forged by efforts in Israel and the United States to stamp out the teaching of history; a war on truth and facts in the service of oppression and violence.
  • We also see the “brutal solidarity” between Buffalo and Palestine in the panic of their oppressors: panic against truth, panic against pluralism, and panic against the fear of being replaced by the other.
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Wyoming GOP senator booed by college grads for listing ‘existence of two sexes’ as ‘scientific truth’

By Danielle Wallace
  • Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R- Wyoming, was booed this weekend by University of Wyoming graduates for referencing during her commencement speech "fundamental scientific truths" like the "existence of two sexes."
  • In a statement provided to Oil City News Sunday, Lummis said she apologizes to anyone who felt "un-welcomed or disrespected" while listening to her speech.
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Macron names France’s first woman prime minister in 30 years

By Sylvie Corbet and Thomas Adamson
  • Ms. Borne, the labor minister in French President Emmanuel Macron’s previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, whose resignation on Monday was expected after Mr. Macron’s reelection last month to a second five-year term.
  • Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post.
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Tucker Is Now Cool With Mocking Dan Crenshaw’s Missing Eye

By Justin Baragona
  • Of course, Carlson’s attack comes just a few years after he tore into Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson over a similar joke at Crenshaw’s expense, claiming that SNL had sunk to a new low by ridiculing a wounded veteran.
  • On Monday night, the Fox News host made fun of the Texas Republican for losing an eye in combat, jokingly referring to Crenshaw as “eyepatch McCain” over his support for Ukrainian military aid.
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NeverTrumper Blasted for Blaming MAGA Movement for Buffalo Shooting – Before the Blood Was Even Dry

By Joe Saunders, The Western Journal
  • Proving once again that NeverTrump “conservatives” are as maliciously deranged as their leftist comrades, the once-respectably conservative commentator S.E. Cupp showed the world on Saturday just how unhinged she’s become since the rise of Donald Trump in Republican politics.
  • According to CNN, Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 dead, took place about 2:30 p.m., when the 18-year-old gunman with racist, anti-black motives started firing.
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Hillary Defeated Again: Hulu Passes On ‘Rodham’ After Nearly 2 Years In Development

By Hank Berrien
  • Hillary Clinton has said *nothing* as violent men enter women's prisons and protective spaces, female records are erased by mediocre male athletes, and a generation of young women watches their opportunities and scholarships vanish.
  • Best-selling author Abigail Shrier: “Hillary Clinton has said *nothing* as violent men enter women’s prisons and protective spaces, female records are erased by mediocre male athletes, and a generation of young women watches their opportunities and scholarships vanish.”
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Chicago’s New 10 P.M. Curfew for Teens Is Not the Answer

By Khalisa Rae
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued a stricter curfew for teens in response to the fatal Millennium Park “Bean” shooting over the weekend, moving the previous city-wide curfew of 11 p.m. up to 10 p.m. She thinks this will solve the influx of large gatherings in the park and increased gun violence in the area.
  • Lightfoot plans to ensure that new curfew polices are “strictly enforced, and violations will be dealt with swiftly,” the Mayor said during the press conference.
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Unleash American energy production at home

By Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), opinion contributor
  • Leaseholders have nominated additional parcels for sale needed to develop currently held leases, but until federal lands are open for business, it's impossible to generate confidence and investment in American energy production without certainty in what the future holds.
  • One of the Biden administration's first actions in office was to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline—shuttering domestic energy production, forcing thousands of American energy workers out of their jobs, and signaling a drastic shift in energy policy to the American people.
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Abortion rights are disappearing in the United States. And Democrats have no plan | Moira Donegan

By Moira Donegan
  • On Wednesday, just over a week after Politico published a leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s forthcoming majority opinion in Dobbs v Jackson, which will overrule Roe v Wade later next month, the Senate did the only thing they could think to do: they voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill to codify a federal right to abortion.
  • On Wednesday, it failed again, by 49 votes to 51, on party lines: only one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, sided with the unanimous Republicans in denying women a federally recognized right to make their own decisions for their health and lives.
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The January 6 Committee Gets Ready for Prime Time

By David Corn
  • There’s a lot to probe here: Trump pressuring state officials to improperly overturn election results; fake electors; links between the Trump White House and right-wing agitators; Trump’s attempt to lean on Justice Department officials; the involvement of congressional Republicans in schemes to undermine the vote count; the participation of far-right militias; and more.
  • Next month, the panel is set to hold a week or so of hearings, and to achieve maximum impact, it intends to put on its show in the evening, starting in the 8:00 hour on the East Coast, when there is potential for a large television audience.
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Buffalo shooter’s previous threat raises red-flag questions

By Lindsay Whitehurst, Michael Tarm, James Anderson
  • In many cases, family members or law enforcement must petition the court for an order, though New York is a rare state in which educators can also start the process.
  • The 2019 law allows family members, prosecutors, police and school officials to ask courts to order the seizure of guns from someone who poses a danger to themselves or others.
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Fox News Turns To Wall Street Journal To Cover Up White Supremacy

By John Amato

During Harris Faulkner's Fox News program Monday, she and Will Cain discussed a very short Wall Street Journal op-ed that attacks the left, blaming mental illness to excuse the rabid white supremacy permeating Fox News' airwaves.

After doing a segment on the Buffalo massacre, Faulkner brought on Fox and Friends weekend host Will Cain to wash Fox News' hands of any criticism they receive.

Faulkner introduced the segment by saying the left was "jumping on the shooting to push a certain narrative, the WSJ says it's simply, is not that simple."

Faulkner read off this portion of the op-ed:

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"Partisans are already using the massacre to leap to broader political conclusions, as they always do. There’s no doubt that a racist subculture exists in America and is spread on social media. Politicians and media figures have an obligation to condemn it and such conspiratorial notions as “white replacement theory.” But mass shooters have had many motivations in recent years, and mental illness seems to be the most significant common denominator, to the extent there is one."

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Cara Delevingne Was Filmed Licking Azealia Banks’ Legs Months Before Her Bizarre BBMAs Behavior And It’s Sparked A Conversation About The Fetishization Of Black Women

By Stephanie Soteriou
  • Cara Delevingne Has Been Accused Of “Fetishizing Black Women” After Footage Of Her Licking Azealia Banks Resurfaced Following Her Bizarre Treatment Of Megan Thee Stallion At The BBMAs
  • With her eyes transfixed on Megan, Cara was shouting inaudibly and sticking her tongue out before she eventually ran onto the carpet and grabbed the train of Megan’s custom Mugler dress to give the photos some added movement.
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Police officers, first responders injured in Baltimore-area explosion at nail salon

By Sarah Taylor
  • Detective John Connor, a spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police, told the Sun that the man was clearly disturbed at the time of the incident and attempted to run away from officers before reportedly setting the blaze that ignited the explosion.
  • An explosion at a Baltimore-area nail salon sent at least six first responders and one civilian to local hospitals.
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Andrzej’s ode to Karolina

By whyevolutionistrue
Karolina and her mother Natasza have returned to Kyiv from their sojourn in Dobrzyn, where they stayed two months after fleeing from Ukraine. Andrzej put together a paean to the child (Andrzej loves kids). He wrote it in Polish (I’ll put his original text below the fold), and Malgorzata translated it into English (below). And there are a bunch of pictures. The update is that two days ago Karolina and her mom returned to Ukraine to be with the father and the other son, who is twenty. Reports are that everyone is safe. Karolina An almost eight-year-old girl, in the atmosphere of panic and terror of war, landed for less than two months in a […]Read more >Similar articles >
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White Virginia Mom: Critical Race Theory Turned My Black Son Black

By Stephen Robinson
  • Here’s the latest pathetic entry in the critical race theory panic: Virginia mother Melissa Riley, currently in the running for the whitest woman alive, is suing her 13-year-old Black son’s school district because its antiracism program has given him a case of the "uppities."
  • Riley claims her son is using racism "as an excuse because they have told him that that's how people see him, as a Black man, that the world is against and [he] sees it as a negative now.”
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Buffalo Massacre & Racist Manifesto Fuel Push to Regulate Social Media Platforms Where Hate Flourishes

By webdev@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!)
Calls are growing for heavier restrictions on social media platforms after a white supremacist live-streamed his shooting spree in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, resulting in 10 deaths and three wounded. While the video was removed from Twitch within minutes, platforms such as Twitter and Facebook allowed it to circulate for days and gain over a million views. The 18-year-old shooter was radicalized through online forums such as 4chan, according to a racist screed he authored. “What we are dealing with is the backend business models that are creating a structure where certain things are being able to be profited from, certain things travel […]Read more >Similar articles >
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FEC Republicans block action on alleged Trump money laundering scheme despite fining Hillary

By Igor Derysh
  • The group filed a complaint alleging that the Trump campaign funneled hundreds of millions in donor cash through American Made Media Consultants (AMMC), a shell company that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner helped create, and Parscale Strategy, which is run by former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, to hide payments to sub-vendors.
  • FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat and the longest-tenured member of the panel, told the outlet that she voted to find reason to believe the Trump campaign and its associates violated federal law.
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Seth Meyers blames Tucker Carlson for inspiring Buffalo massacre — but Megyn Kelly issues blistering rebuke over politicizing the tragedy

By Sarah Taylor
  • “With prominent figures on the right embracing and parroting the dangerous white nationalist conspiracy theory known as the Great Replacement, it’s worth noting that in addition to being deeply racist, bigoted, and dehumanizing, it’s also incredibly stupid,” Meyers said during a Monday night segment.
  • Late-night TV host Seth Meyers unloaded on Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Monday night, saying that the conservative TV host helped to inspire the horrific massacre that took the lives of at least 10 people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket on Saturday.
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Musk Wants Out of Twitter Deal but His Recklessness Will Cost More than a Billion Dollars

By Jason Miciak
  • In other words, to even have the privilege of paying the one billion kill fee, Musk now has to do the due diligence he should’ve done all along and look into the Twitter fundamentals he should have used prior to valuing the share price.
  • But the burden of proof is on Elon to prove that there exists significant discrepancies in the filings versus reality, while Elon’s tweet seems to believe it is Twitter’s job:
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Texas search for escaped killer Gonzalo Lopez enters Day 6; largest concentrated manhunt in decades

By Danielle Wallace
  • A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) told WFAA Monday that the search for 46-year-old Lopez is the agency’s "largest concentrated manhunt," since 2004 or 2005
  • KPRC reported the search involves more than 300 officers both on foot and on horseback canvassing an area of Leon County, just west of Centerville, some 115 miles from Houston.
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Here are the key House primaries to watch Tuesday

  • Freshman Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn faces six primary challengers in this western North Carolina district, including state Sen. Chuck Edwards, who has the endorsement of the state's junior US senator, Thom Tillis.
  • Millions of dollars have been spent on the race to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. David Price in a deep-blue seat Biden would have carried by 35 points .
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Tucker Carlson Tries, and Fails, to Distance Himself From Buffalo Shooter’s Manifesto

By Ryan Bort
  • Carlson is merely mad that his critics are expressing their views, which is that Carlson is a racist, and that the work he’s done to mainstream the “great replacement” theory and the fact that the shooter’s manifesto is filled with it may not be totally coincidental.
  • Tucker Carlson has long promoted the idea of the “ great replacement,” a racist conspiracy theory holding that white people are being systematically replaced by immigrants.
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Murphy calls on Republicans to condemn ‘hateful theories about replacement’

By Caroline Vakil
  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) urged Republicans to condemn “hateful theories about replacement” after a suspect involved in a shooting in Buffalo, New York cited the so-called “great replacement theory” in a manifesto published online.
  • Ten people were killed and three others injured on Saturday after a 18-year-old suspect, who is white, shot into a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo.
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The Democratic Party’s Leadership Is Trying to Destroy Progressives

By David Sirota
  • In all, more than a dozen consulting firms that have worked directly for either Democratic Party committees or President Joe Biden’s political apparatus have been paid more than $12 million by the allegedly independent super PACs now buying primary elections for corporate candidates, according to federal disclosures reviewed by us.
  • In Pennsylvania, Democratic power brokers are joining an AIPAC-funded super PAC ’s effort to try to tank progressive state representative Summer Lee (D) in her battle against Steve Irwin, who previously led the “union avoidance” division of a corporate law firm.
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Musk’s China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

By Joe McDonald
  • But Twitter is shut out by internet barriers that block most Chinese users from seeing global social media, which gives Beijing no leverage over the company, though the ruling Communist Party uses it to spread propaganda abroad.
  • Tesla Inc.’s ambitions in China might give Beijing that leverage to pressure Twitter to silence human rights activists and other critics or ease its rules on propaganda if Musk’s $44 billion purchase goes ahead, some experts suggest.
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3 Latinx Founders On How Family Values & Heritage Shaped Their Brands

By Stephanie Montes
  • Katharina Rollins, cofounder of home fragrance brand Carolina York, bottled the memories of her childhood visiting family in Panama, while Edwin Evangelista Pierrot, founder of Curl Daddy, created hair-care products inspired by ingredients grown in his childhood backyard in the Dominican Republic.
  • Lina and Louis Guarin, cofounders of Stivali New York, moved to the U.S. with $100 in their pockets and a dream of launching a footwear label that embodied their family’s hard-working and ethical values while capturing the spirit of their Colombian heritage.
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WATCH: Pelosi’s Brain Totally Breaks For 7 Seconds When Hit With Question

By josh
  • “I mean, the point is — who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far right and — ah — appointing those anti — dis — freedom judges to the court,” Pelosi managed to say with great difficulty.
  • During a Sunday interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on the network’s “State of the Union,” Pelosi was asked whether Democratic leaders should have done more to prevent a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
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Do Online Forums Act as “Radicalization Machines” for White Supremacists & Mainstream GOP?

By webdev@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!)
Before embarking on a murderous rampage in a majority-Black neighborhood, the Buffalo shooter posted a white supremacist manifesto online that fixated on white dominance, white fertility and the survival of the white race. These are all sentiments shared by the Republican Party and its media arms, says author and extremism researcher Talia Lavin, who spent nearly a year impersonating right-wing white supremacists online, assuming false identities to infiltrate their groups, as she worked on her book, “Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.” She adds that online chat platforms such as 4chan and Telegram are […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Students protest as discontent rises over China’s zero-COVID

By Ken Moritsugu, David Rising
  • A citywide lockdown of Shanghai and expanded restrictions in Beijing in recent weeks have raised questions about the economic and human costs of China’s strict virus controls, which the ruling Communist Party has trumpeted as a success compared to other major nations with much higher death tolls.
  • Graduate students at Peking University staged the rare, but peaceful protest Sunday over the school’s decision to erect a sheet-metal wall to keep them further sequestered on campus, while allowing faculty to come and go freely.
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Helping Afghans who got out — and those who didn’t

By Rebecca Beitsch
  • The Afghan American Foundation, whose board Azam chairs, came together with the help of some who initially started Afghan Americans for Biden-Harris, a group formed in the hopes of electing a team that would battle anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. and secure the best possible military drawdown in Afghanistan.
  • But how was something that we thought we could influence, in terms of timeline, in terms of the ongoing commitment, in terms of how committed the U.S. government would be in supporting the Afghan government and the Afghan people from a security and humanitarian and economic perspective,” Azam said.
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Idaho Gov. Brad Little faces Trump-backed candidate Janice McGeachin in GOP primary

By Keith Ridler
  • Little was attending a Republican Governors Association meeting in Tennessee last May when McGeachin issued an executive order banning mask mandates.
  • Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business.
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Amber Heard’s Cross-Examination Is Already a Heated Shitshow

By Pilar Melendez
  • But while Depp says Heard hurled a bottle of vodka at him that severed his finger tip, the actress says her ex-husband physically abused her before repeatedly penetrating her with a bottle after a three-day bender.
  • Cross examination of Amber Heard in her ongoing civil defamation battle with Johnny Depp quickly got ugly on Tuesday when his lawyers went after the actress over the allegation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle in 2015 .
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Neil Patrick Harris Finally Apologized for That Gross Amy Winehouse ‘Cake’

By Jenna Amatulli
  • In recent weeks, Twitter has been chattering about the truly fucked up buffet platter that Neil Patrick Harris once had at a party he hosted in 2011, three months after Amy Winehouse ’s death.
  • When asked by Entertainment Weekly about the platter making the rounds again, Harris said: “A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago.
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Finland’s parliament approves NATO membership proposal

By Lexi Lonas
  • However, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to disagree with those officials on Monday, saying as long as NATO does not move troops or weapons into the country that Finland joining the alliance is not a direct threat to Russia.
  • Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Tuesday the country’s parliament has voted to approve its application to join NATO.
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Biden to call Buffalo shooting act of terrorism, call on Congress to crack down on guns

By Joseph Clark
  • President Biden plans to call on Congress to “take weapons of war off our streets” when he visits Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to address the racially-motivated mass shooting that targeted a Black community in the city.
  • Authorities said the 18-year-old shooter, Payton Gendron, who is White, was motivated by racial animus when he targeted shoppers at the grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood.
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Congress Should Repeal the Durbin Amendment, Not Expand It to Credit Cards

By Norbert Michel
  • Regardless, if Visa and MasterCard really are ripping off merchants, then there’s an obvious solution: Start a card network and undercut their fees, taking all their business away.
  • Supposedly a fact‐​finding mission about the fees that retailers pay when customers swipe their cards to make a purchase, much of the discussion made it seem like Visa and MasterCard recently swooped into America and took over the card network business.
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Five reasons that Russia’s nuclear exports will continue, despite sanctions and the Ukraine invasion. But for how long?

By Belfer Center

By many measures, Russia’s state-controlled nuclear energy company, Rosatom, has primacy in the global nuclear energy market. At any given moment, the firm provides technical expertise, enriched fuel, and equipment to nuclear reactors around the world. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and, more acutely, the Russian military’s dangerous actions atthe Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantand inthe Chernobyl exclusion zonehave many countries rethinking their dependence on Russian nuclear products and searching for alternatives. Additionally, the ensuing global effort to cripple Russian access to international markets calls into question the viability of current contracts, government licensing, and financial instruments involved in Russia’s nuclear exports.

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By Political Editors
  • We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.’ We certainly must wonder whether Hillary supports American parents’ right to debate and disagree with any school board that wants to sexualize children and teach them that gender dysphoria is a normal lifestyle choice.”
  • When I first went into Navy training, I had no idea what I was getting into — how it produced power or how it moved a ship.
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A brief history of Congress and UFOs

  • That UFOs UAPs are having a moment in Congress would be of considerable gratification to the late Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, who, for a very long time, was a lone voice in pushing the importance of studying this phenomenon more closely.
  • Reid had advocated for the creation of the secretive Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which was housed within the Department of Defense.
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MSNBC Claims Homeschooling Is Driven by “Insidious Racism,” but the Facts Show Otherwise

By Kerry McDonald
  • Butler, a professor of religious and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, asserts that homeschooling originated out of the work of Christian fundamentalist Rousas Rushdoony in the 1960s, but she neglects to mention that the rise of the modern homeschooling movement was broad and bipartisan, capturing both the political left and right who were equally dissatisfied with public schooling and other American institutions at the time.
  • Butler goes on to claim that conservative Christian ideology continues to negatively influence today’s homeschoolers, even as she admits that the recent increase in homeschooling is coming from non‐​white, non‐​evangelical families.
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Joe Rogan, Who Smeared LGBTQ Teachers As ‘Groomers,’ Shocked The Right Being Mean To His Gay Friend

By Robyn Pennacchia
  • Last week, Douchebro King Joe Rogan went on a big ol' rant about the term "groomers," in which he defended the right's use of the term as a smear against teachers who teach kids that LGBTQ people exist, and, lately, against all liberals in general.
  • Rogan's belief is that the only reason liberals don't like it when people are accused of being child molesters without evidence is that they think it is okay for people to molest children.
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Zimbabwe: Food Shortage Fears Grow as Bird Swarms Invade Major Farms

By Gabrielle Reyes
  • Massive flocks of the red-billed quelea bird — a notorious African crop pest — have decimated grain harvests across farms in western Zimbabwe in recent weeks, causing fears of a local food shortage in the near future, the online newspaper New Zimbabwe reported Monday.
  • Quelea birds — which are known to flock by the thousands — have been attacking grain harvests not only in Matabeleland North province but across Zimbabwe in recent weeks, according to recent comments by Shingirai Nyamutukwa, who heads the Zimbabwean agriculture ministry’s migratory pest security department.
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Pompeo’s Visit With MEK Will Rattle Tehran

By Ken Blackwell
  • This week, the most senior American official to date, a Secretary of State in the previous administration, visited Ashraf-3 and met with Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in which the MEK is the main component.
  • Over the past two decades, the MEK, and the NCRI, have been recognized by international luminaries, lawmakers, human rights defenders, policy experts, top officials and thousands of parliamentarians on both sides of the Atlantic for their genuine struggle for democracy and freedom in Iran.
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Western US May Be Experiencing Its Worst Dry Spell in 12 Centuries

By Michael Mechanic
  • The Southwest, as a whole, has been hit hard with dry conditions: Utah and New Mexico both issued separate emergency declarations, one for water scarcity and the other for wildfire .
  • A study published in Nature Climate Change in February predicted a 94 percent chance the drought stretches through 2023; the chances of it persisting through 2030 are 75 percent, when factoring in continued impacts of a warming climate.
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Buffalo Mayor: ‘False Information, Hateful Information’ Should ‘Be Banned’ ‘On the Internet and on the Airwaves’

By Ian Hanchett
  • On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Buffalo, NY Mayor Byron Brown (D) argued that “False information, hateful information,” and “attempts to indoctrinate people in different forms of hate and violence on the Internet and on the airwaves of this nation should just absolutely be banned.”
  • False information, hateful information, attempts to indoctrinate people in different forms of hate and violence on the Internet and on the airwaves of this nation should just absolutely be banned.
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Republicans have invoked the ‘Great Replacement’ theory over and over | Judd Legum

By Judd Legum

From JD Vance to Fox news hosts, the theory is being pushed relentlessly by the Republican mainstream – with dangerous consequences

The “great replacement theory” can be traced back at least to Theodore G Bilbo, the brazenly racist US senator who held office from 1935 to 1947. Bilbo, an antisemite who acknowledged being a member of the Ku Klux Klan during an appearance on Meet the Press, warned that at “the present rate of interbreeding and miscegenation and intermarriage between the [N-words] and the whites there’ll be no whites, there’ll be no Blacks in this country. We’ll all be yellow [or brown]”.

In 1947, Bilbo published a book Separation or Mongrelization: Take Your Choice. In the book, Bilbo argued that “great civilizations of the ages have been produce[d] by the Caucasian race” and the “mongrel not only lacks the ability to create a civilization, but he cannot maintain a culture that he finds around him”. He asserted that the nation must choose between a “White America and a mongrel America”.

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David Dayen on the Baby Formula Shortage & Monopolies in the Age of Corporate Power

By webdev@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!)
House lawmakers have raised alarm over a nationwide baby formula shortage after a manufacturer in Michigan shut down over health concerns and was linked to the deaths of two infants. Advocates are calling for greater accountability and investigation into the manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, even as the Food and Drug Administration is in talks to allow the plant to reopen. We look at how Abbott’s grip on the market for baby formula, amounting to about 20% of all formula distributed in the U.S., contributed to the crisis. An overhaul to the system where the government subsidizes only a few formula brands can help combat the monopolization […]Read more >Similar articles >

GOP panic over two major Pennsylvania races headlines huge primary night nationwide

By Jeff Singer
  • ● KY-03 (D) (60-38 Biden) : Rep. John Yarmuth, who's spent a decade as Kentucky’s only Democratic member of Congress, is retiring from a Louisville seat that only underwent minor changes in redistricting, and two candidates are running for the nod to replace him: state Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, who has Yarmuth’s endorsement, and state Rep. Attica Scott, who would be the state’s first Black member of Congress.
  • ● NC-11 (R) (54-44 Trump) : Far-right freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn pissed off lots of folks in western North Carolina when he tried to leave them behind to run for an even more conservative district in the Charlotte area that he had almost no ties to—a self-serving plan to boost his own profile that got derailed when the state's new court-drawn map replaced that Charlotte seat with a solidly blue district.
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