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Family of man eyed in ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s death calls for his release from solitary: ‘Enough is enough’

By Stephanie Pagones
  • Alex Geas, one of Freddy’s two adult children, told Fox News prison employees are seemingly messing with his father – redacting large chunks of letters the 26-year-old sends his dad, sometimes covering one-half of the page at a time; withholding books from him; and changing his inmate post-office box information without telling people.
  • EXCLUSIVE DETAILS : One of the men accused of killing reputed Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger in a West Virginia federal prison in 2018 has been held in solitary confinement nearly ever since, as his son calls for law enforcement to formally indict his father or move him back to general population, Fox News has learned.
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Tucker Carlson’s worst vaccine segment yet

By Aaron Blake
  • “Between late December of 2020 and last month, a total of 3,362 people apparently died after getting the covid vaccine in the United States — 3,362,” Carlson said, citing data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
  • Tucker Carlson’s sloppy efforts to call into question the safety and efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines hit a new low point Wednesday night.
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Israel kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu warns war will go on

By Fares Akram, Associated Press
  • In a televised address, Netanyahu said Sunday evening the attacks were continuing at “full-force” and will “take time.“ Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” from the Hamas militant group, he said, flanked by his defense minister and political rival, Benny Gantz, in a show of unity.
  • In its airstrikes, Israel has leveled a number of Gaza City’s tallest office and residential buildings, alleging they contain Hamas military infrastructure.
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Cheney continues her lonely ‘battle for the soul of the Republican Party’

By Amy B Wang
  • Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who last week was voted out from House Republican leadership, on Sunday continued her lonely campaign against former president Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election, slamming her GOP colleagues for their attempts at “whitewashing” the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and warning that Trump’s claims are actively eroding American democracy.
  • In her interview with Karl, she said the Jan. 6 insurrection — in which a pro-Trump mob overran the Capitol in a violent siege that left five people dead — is what had made her believe more Republicans would join her in speaking out against Trump.
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CDC Director Denies New Mask Guidance Was Politically Motivated: Science ‘Evolved’

By Mairead McArdle
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Sunday defended her agency’s decision to update its guidance to allow vaccinated people not to wear face masks in most situations.
  • “On Wednesday night, you were still arguing, still making the case that people who are fully vaccinated needed to wear masks indoors,” Wallace posed to Walensky.
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Nine Transgender Athletes Hope to Compete in 2021 Summer Olympics, Paralympics

By Penny Starr
  • On the latest episode of the Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast, we talk about seven trans athletes we know of hoping for a spot at the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (we were later notified by Britni de la Cretaz about Quinn, who makes eight, and then by Danielle Warby about Robyn Lambird, who makes nine).
  • We already know that one athlete — Laurel Hubbard — has qualified for the Olympic Games.
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Matthew McConaughey making calls as he weighs running for Texas governor

By BPR Wire

The following article, Matthew McConaughey making calls as he weighs running for Texas governor, was first published on BizPac Review.

He’s a beloved home-state star, but pundits are skeptical that the acclaimed actor has a chance at unseating Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Alright, alright, alright he

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How Liz Cheney became increasingly isolated – and what it would take to remove her from GOP leadership

By Peter Stevenson
  • The news that two prominent Republicans — the No. 2 House Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and former president Donald Trump — are supporting the bid of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to take over as House Republican Conference chair is the biggest sign yet that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will lose her position on the GOP leadership team.
  • Cheney survived an initial challenge to her leadership position in January, after she was one of just 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment.
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Pompeo says evidence suggests coronavirus originated from Wuhan lab, risk of bioterror ‘very real’

By Stephen Sorace
  • Current evidence still suggests that the coronavirus originated from a lab in Wuhan, China, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, warning that the risk of bioweapons and bioterror arising from the region is "very real."
  • Pompeo suggested to " Sunday Morning Futures " anchor Maria Bartiromo that the Chinese Communist Party "covered up" the origins of COVID-19 and that evidence continues to mount despite their efforts to deny access to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the doctors who worked there and original materials from the lab.
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NYC Democratic voters say safety is top concern in new mayoral poll

By Julia Marsh
  • Likely voters in the Democratic mayoral primary say public safety is their number one concern — and a significant majority support increasing the size of the NYPD budget, according to a new poll.
  • The data is from the second part of a Schoen Cooperman poll that had Andrew Yang at the top of the crowded field for the June 22 primary — with 21 percent ranking him as their first choice followed by Eric Adams at 17 percent.
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Voter suppression is bad. But this tactic is even worse.

By Fred Hiatt
  • One of two Republicans on the Michigan board caved to the pressure, but the other, Aaron Van Langevelde, listened to his conscience, and his vote alongside the board’s two Democrats was enough to turn aside Trump’s attempted theft.
  • “At the end of the day, there were good people on both sides of the aisle who were determined to protect people’s right to vote,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, said in a meeting with Post reporters and editors this month.
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The quest for “perfect parenting” is screwing us all

By Gail Cornwall
  • Socially prescribed perfectionists think, "I am okay if people like me," said Chang Chen, a doctoral candidate who does research in Dr. Hewitt's lab, "whereas self-oriented perfectionism is more about trying to meet your own expectations." But your own standards are, to some extent, just an internalization of others' definitions of flawlessness.
  • Dr. Bilek thought she knew why, "If I'm a perfectionist parent who realizes I've been imperfect, then I'm going to feel shame about myself and that interaction with my kid, and we respond to shame by shutting down and avoiding." Sure enough, mothers who think others expect them to be perfect tend to raise less securely attached children.
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Spielberg, Ben Affleck, others may have to make way for homeless in their swanky LA locales

By Jon Dougherty
  • Some well-to-do neighborhoods near Los Angeles that are home to Hollywood stars may soon see homeless camps like those that litter downtown as the number of people living on the street continues to rise.
  • The Washington Examiner reports that thousands of homeless have now crammed into a two-mile strip of Venice, home to an outdoor beachside gym where the likes of former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger and others pumped iron.
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CDC director denies political pressure affected new mask guidelines

By BPR Wire

The following article, CDC director denies political pressure affected new mask guidelines, was first published on BizPac Review.

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Sundaysaid that theagency’s recent decision torecommend that vaccinated people no longer wear masks

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Israel Briefly Breaks From Gaza Airstrikes to Gripe About Bella Hadid

By McCaffrey Blauner
Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Israel is in the midst of an increasingly deadly conflict with Gaza’s Hamas rulers. But they still found time to stoke Twitter beef with a supermodel on Sunday. The country’s official Twitter account accused Bella Hadid, whose father is Palestinian, of anti-Semitism after her prolific social media posting in support of the Palestinian people. In a tweet, they claimed Hadid advocated “throwing Jews into the sea,” and attached a screenshot of an Instagram video of Hadid at a pro-Palestinian rally on Saturday in New York. While Hadid never said those words in the video, it appears to be a reference to a Palestinian nationalist slogan that she can be heard chanting, “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” which critics have labeled anti-Semitic. The River Jordan and the Mediterranean sea both mark the geographic boundaries of Israel, meaning that the chant can be interpreted as calling for the abolition of the state of Israel. “Shame on you,” the country tweeted.

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Suspect in subway slashing spree caught with victim’s backpack and bloody knife

By BPR Wire

The following article, Suspect in subway slashing spree caught with victim’s backpack and bloody knife, was first published on BizPac Review.

One of the suspects in Friday’s terrifyingManhattan subway slashing spreewas nabbed with one victim’s stolen backpack — and the bloodied kitchen knife allegedly used in the attacks,

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Republican governors embrace lies and longtime racist tactics in cutting off unemployment aid

By Laura Clawson
  • The flood of Republican-controlled states cutting off the federal unemployment benefits supplement will lead to nearly 2 million people losing payments before the September cutoff passed by Congress.
  • In reality, writes Adam Chandler at The Washington Post, “In the past year alone, study after study has debunked the myth that the emergency benefits and occasional payments provided by the government are disincentivizing people from returning to the labor force en masse.”
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GOP Arizona Election Official Blasts “Unhinged” Trump: “Insane Lies”

By Daniel Politi
  • Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer took to Twitter on Saturday to call a Trump statement that claimed the county had deleted an elections database as “unhinged,” assuring absolutely nothing had happened to the archive.
  • Richer sent the tweet after Trump issued a statement in which he said there had been a “DELETION of an entire Database and critical Election files,” which he characterized as “unprecedented.”
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Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

  • The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.
  • The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws and could impose thousands of dollars in fines on those who try.
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Stefanik Declares GOP Is Unified

  • “Voters want to make sure they have faith in the election system which is why election integrity and security is a top priority for the American people and it should matter to you whether you're Republican, Democrat or independent,” she said.
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., declared Sunday the GOP is unified in the wake of a tumultuous fight over criticism of former President Donald Trump by Rep. Liz Cheney and her ouster as Republican Conference chair.
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Israel reportedly gave US evidence of Hamas operating out of building

By BPR Wire

The following article, Israel reportedly gave US evidence of Hamas operating out of building, was first published on BizPac Review.

Israel said it shared “smoking gun” evidence with Biden administration officials that Hamas militants were operating out of a building in the Gaza Strip thathoused media outletsthat

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Regime propaganda?

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Proud boys were used, but how much were we used by President Trump and the GOP?

  • Shutting the door behind you while claiming its the end of the world, since you got here first, rings extremely hollow in another pro life example of saying covid has a 99% recovery rate and 600,000 dead after we spent trillions on a 20 year war.
  • Very resentful that President Trump pardoned a lot of 'degenerates' and did nothing for the proud boys now facing jail time as encouraged on the day of the assault.
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Trump’s comments on Maricopa County election recount are ‘unhinged,’ Arizona Republican official says

By Timothy Bella
  • Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called on Republicans to stop supporting Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud and slammed the former president for falsely accusing Maricopa County of deleting an elections database.
  • An Arizona Republican who heads up the county elections department that is the target of a GOP audit of the 2020 election results condemned former president Donald Trump for continuing to push false claims of electoral fraud months after his defeat and called his recent comments “unhinged.”
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TX Gov. Abbott Sounds the Alarm: Been an ‘800% Increase April Over April of the Amount of Fentanyl’ Caught at Border

By Jack Davis, The Western Journal

Deadly illegal drugs are flowing across the southern border in unprecedented quantities, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The Republican governor appeared Friday on the Fox News morning program “Fox & Friends” and told host Steve Doocy that while the federal government dithers, Texas is acting to secure the border and stop drugs from entering

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Kinzinger: ‘I’ve Been a Republican Far Longer’ than Trump — Not Letting Him ‘Hijack My Party’

By Pam Key
  • Kinzinger said, “Look, I’ve been a Republican far longer than Donald Trump has, and I’m not going to let him come in and hijack my party and turn it into something that great people like Ronald Reagan and George W.
  • Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he had been a member of the Republican Party “far longer than” former President Donald Trump and declared that wasn’t going to “let him come in and hijack my party.”
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The FEC’s inexplicable punt on Trump’s hush-money payments

By Aaron Blake
  • The Federal Election Commission ruled that it will not move forward with an investigation into Trump’s role in the illegal 2016 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed an affair with Trump, in the closing weeks of the election.
  • The underlying issue isn’t just some speculation about something that might have happened; it involves a proven crime tied to Trump — both by the criminal and Trump’s own Justice Department.
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GOP eyes voter fraud conspiracy theorist to replace Liz Cheney

By Aaron Blake
  • The argument is particularly strange given how much the man they assure remains their party’s leader — Trump — is very much fixated on the past, still spouting election conspiracy theories six months after he lost.
  • Even after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that was spurred by those who believed Trump’s false claims of a stolen election, Stefanik continued to object and even cited alleged malfeasance.
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This Furniture Store Hides a Cross in Each Piece to Spread Jesus Everywhere

By Hemant Mehta
  • The furniture store “ Fourth and Main on Laurel ” in Conway, South Carolina apparently inserts a cross inside every piece it sells… in order to shove Jesus in their customers’ homes .
  • But it’s clear the owner doesn’t give a damn if the cross ends up in the home of a non-Christian customer; hell, she probably wants that to happen because this is all about her religion.
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About those voters who left the GOP this year? Things have now normalized.

By Lenny Bronner
  • But now, four months after the events of Jan. 6 and three months after Trump’s second impeachment trial, the number of people changing their party affiliation in swing states has normalized, with relatively little overall shift.
  • In addition, we can see above that in North Carolina, it’s usually Democrats and not Republicans who are un-registering from their party — evidence that what happened earlier this year was unusual.
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Fox Pundits Exagerate Fears Over Runaway Inflation

By Heather

Most economists believe the inflation we're seeing now is nothing to fret over, and a result of pent-up demand due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop Fox's Newt Gingrich from fear-mongering over a return to the stagflation of the 1970s. During a segment on this Saturday's Watters World, Gingrich was asked by Watters whether Biden "has the tools in the toolkit to recognize the problems and fix them?"

Gingrich responded by first trying to paint Biden as being too senile to hold office, before railing about liberals supposedly being soft on crime, the pipeline hacking (which Republicans have no intention of doing anything about, since they hate regulation), and saying we need to "rethink our entire approach to the hacking question," without offering a single suggestion as to just what that "approach" should be. He then proceeded to try to portray Biden as the second coming of Jimmy Carter and over-hyping inflation concerns.

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EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court should remove infringements on concealed carry

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
  • In addition to New York, states with similar “may issue” restrictions on eligibility for a concealed carry permit include New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and California.
  • Even states with “shall issue” rules frequently require applicants to pass concealed-carry classes, during which they must demonstrate competency in the safe handling of their firearm, including the ability to shoot accurately.
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BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Rails Against ‘White Supremacist’ Housing Market Weeks After Splashing Out Millions On Real Estate

By Emily Zanotti
  • Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a self-described Marxist, blasted the American housing market as a bastion of “white supremacy” just weeks after splashing out millions on a real estate portfolio, snagging four high-end homes worth an estimated $3.2 million.
  • Cullors may have cited the documentary in order to defend her own real estate portfolio and a home “buying binge,” which, as the Daily Wire reported, saw the longtime racial justice advocate snapping up at least four homes worth a collective $3.2 million and reportedly exploring vacation property in an exclusive, private community in the Caribbean that caters to A-list Hollywood celebrities.
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With Police Barred from NYC Pride for Years, So Much for ‘Building Bridges’

By Rebecca Downs
  • Detective Brian Downey, 41, president of the NYPD’s Gay Officers Action League, said hundreds of members of the police department have been marching for nearly four decades in good faith and solidarity with the community.
  • In reporting on the decision for the New York Post, Jesse O'Neill included statements from Detective Brian Downey, who is the president of the NYPD’s Gay Officers Action League:
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University of California agrees to nix SAT, ACT in admissions decisions in settlement with minority students

By Danielle Wallace
  • The University of California agreed to no longer consider SAT or ACT scores when making admissions and scholarship decisions under a settlement finalized Friday in a 2019 lawsuit filed on behalf of low income students of color and students with disabilities.
  • The settlement, reached earlier this month, "ensures that the university will not revert to its planned use of the SAT and ACT — which its own regents have admitted are racist metrics," Amanda Savage, an attorney representing the students, said in a statement obtained by the Chronicle.
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CNN’s Phillip: ‘Searing Visuals’ of Gas Lines Coupled with Inflation Bring People Back to Carter Era

By Pam Key
  • CNN anchor Abby Phillip said Sunday on “Inside Politics” that the gas lines caused by a cyberattack on a pipeline and inflation fears remind Americans of the administration of former President Jimmy Carter.
  • Maybe it is temporary, but for the American public, there is something psychological about hearing about inflation and seeing gas lines and literally going to the pump in certain Southern states and not being able to get gas.”
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Florida man saves puppy after jumping into pond and wrestling pet away from alligator

By Vivek Saxena
  • A Florida man, of all people, came to the rescue like a superhero last Tuesday when an 8-year-old month chocolate Labrador retriever named Jake came under attack by an alligator.
  • Jake’s owner, Mike McCoy, later told Tampa station WFTS that he’d been walking with the pup along a pond near a middle school when the alligator sprang out from the water like a mythical beast and snatched Jake away.
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Matthew Lohmeier, Space Force commander, fired for comments on Marxist influences in the ranks

By David R. Sands
  • Matthew Lohmeier, commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base, was relieved of his post Friday for comments he made defending his book’s thesis on a military-themed podcast.
  • A self-published book warning that neo-Marxist thought and leftist practices such as diversity training are threatening to undermine the effectiveness of the U.S. military has cost a senior officer in the U.S. Space Force his command.
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Trump Endorsed SC GOP Chairman 3 Times Over Lin Wood

  • In McKissick’s corner, however, was a supporter far more formidable: Trump himself, who, as the chairman told us soon after his re-election, “called me four times since February, endorsed me three times, and then congratulated me.”
  • After Wood got in the race and began questioning the veracity of Trump’s blessing for McKissick, the chairman told Newsmax, “the president and I had two other conversations and he reiterated his endorsement.
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Police: Passenger Bit, Choked Good Samaritan While Riding NYC Subway

By Amy Furr
  • The incident happened after the New York Police Department (NYPD) charged three suspects, including a 16-year-old, Saturday morning following several people being slashed on the subway in Manhattan on Friday, according to police.
  • “Police arrested the alleged attacker, whom sources identified as 44-year-old Billy Torres, while the victim went to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.
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Fauci: Pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism’

By Associated Press
  • ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the Covid-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
  • “Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care and the undeniable effects of racism in our society.”
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Barrasso: WH Meeting Signaled Biden’s Willingness for Infrastructure Deal

  • Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Sunday expressed confidence a deal is close for an infrastructure plan because President Joe Biden is “interested in cutting a deal with Republicans.”
  • He said Republicans told Biden “we are willing to work with him on the things I mentioned but we are going to leave out subsidies for electric vehicles, the green bad deal… and we will meet again on Tuesday looking to get a solution.”
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Rachel S Travels with a COVID Vaccine

By Rachel S Hoffman
  • But I’m back to share some experiences that inquiring minds DO want to know: Traveling in the era of COVID passports.
  • So when I found out that it was planning on admitting American travelers who have received their COVID vaccine, I immediately went out and stabbed the first needle I found into my arm—which probably explains why I felt like literal roadkill after the second dose.
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‘I’m Not Going To Let Donald Trump Win’: Adam Kinzinger Says He Won’t Let Trump Continue To ‘Hijack’ His Party

By Shakhzod Yuldoshboev
  • Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger blasted former President Donald Trump Sunday for attempts to “hijack” the party and said he will not let Trump win.
  • He’s the one that continually brings up a stolen election narrative,” Kinzinger responded, adding that he thinks Trump is “the leader of the Republican Party right now.”
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Border States AG Says VP Harris Should be ‘Fired’ from Immigration Role

By Andrew West
  • Arizona’s attorney general is calling for Vice President Kamala Harris’s removal from leading the administration’s efforts to end the crisis at the nation’s southern border, according to Fox News.
  • In order to mitigate the trouble that is coming down the pike, Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee the immigration issue, but Harris’ performance in that role has been severely lacking.
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Republicans Demand Answers From Biden About Origins Of COVID-19

By Joseph Curl
  • Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are demanding President Joe Biden and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines provide more information on the origins of COVID-19, claiming that new evidence has emerged that appears to show the virus first originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab.
  • “The letter demands that the intelligence community turn over all of its information on COVID-19’s origins, specifically requesting any reporting on a possible ‘collaboration’ between the Wuhan lab and the Chinese military.
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Rep. Liz Cheney Calls Trump A ‘Continuing Danger,’ Urges Unity Against Him

  • Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), newly ousted from her role as the third-ranking House Republican over her condemnation of Donald Trump, doubled down on her reproof of the former president on Sunday, calling him a “continuing danger” to democracy and urging unity in moving her party beyond him.
  • In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” recorded Friday, Cheney said only a small number of her GOP colleagues actually believe the election was stolen from Trump and that more of them would have publicly supported her if not for fear of their own safety.
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DHS cybersecurity chief: More ransomware attacks coming

By Carley Shaffer
  • Brandon Wales, acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency with the Department of Homeland Security, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  • Republican Senator Rob Portman asked Brandon Wales, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, about the agency's response to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack at a Senate hearing https://t.co/EgG8KW0PYi pic.twitter.com/DukHPQ7BFt
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Ousted Cheney warns direction of the party is ‘dangerous’ as Stefanik calls on GOP to move on

  • "I am firmly committed to being part of leading this party back to a place where we believe and advocate on behalf of policies and substance," Cheney said in an interview on Sunday with Fox News, in which she also accused McCarthy and Stefanik of being complicit in the former President's election lies.
  • Cheney, apparently emboldened by the House conference's decision to punish her for repeatedly calling out Trump's election lies and role in inciting the deadly Capitol insurrection, signaled Sunday that she would continue to push her colleagues to take a clear stance on the direction of the party as a
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AOC defies CDC guidance, will continue to wear face masks, says it is ‘a nice accessory when you don’t want to do your makeup’

By Paul Sacca
  • "Personally I'm going to keep wearing my mask in shared indoor public spaces like elevators, subway, grocery store, etc.," the Democrat from New York said, then proclaiming that Americans should make the decision as to do whatever they are comfortable with, "If you want to keep wearing your mask then do it."
  • Ocasio-Cortez, who is fully vaccinated, revealed she plans to flout the CDC's new guidance on face masks in a post on Instagram, where she has nearly 9 million followers.
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Florida Lawmakers Reconvene for Special Session on Gambling

  • Florida lawmakers reconvene Monday for a special session to consider a new 30-year gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe that would expand gambling and legalize sports betting in the country's third most populous state.
  • If the Legislature ratifies the agreement reached last month by the Tribe and Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Seminoles would be allowed to offer sports gambling at their casinos in South Florida and near Tampa.
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Pro-Palestinian Convoy Drives Through London, Protester Yells ‘F*** the Jews’, ‘Rape Their Daughters’

By Victoria Friedman
  • British politicians have reacted with disgust and anger at footage posted to social media appearing to show pro-Palestinian protesters driving through Jewish neighbourhoods in London, with a protester heard yelling through a loudspeaker antisemitic and sexually violent comments.
  • The footage, retweeted by prominent politicians, showed several cars draped in Palestinian flags driving down Finchley Road in St John’s Wood, north London, on Sunday.
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Rep. Stefanik on how she plans to fight the ‘radical far-left agenda’ as House GOP Conference chair

By Talia Kaplan
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., explained during an exclusive interview on " Sunday Morning Futures " how she plans to fight the "radical far-left agenda of President Joe Biden and Speaker Pelosi " as House GOP Conference chair.
  • Speaking with host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Stefanik said "Republicans are unified in exposing the radical far-left agenda of President Joe Biden and Speaker Pelosi."
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Prince Harry Calls First Amendment ‘Bonkers,’ Slams Royal Family For ‘Genetic Pain And Suffering’

By Emily Zanotti
  • Speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, Prince Harry, fresh off another tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, which featured his wife accusing an unnamed member of the royal family of abject racism and suggesting that the British royals had no interest in assisting a pregnant woman suffering from depression, said he moved to the U.S. to break a cycle of “genetic pain and suffering” in his own family.
  • Prince Harry, who, along with his wife, Meghan Markle, separated from the British royal family a year ago, blasted his relatives in a podcast interview with actor Dax Shepard, calling the royal family a repository of “genetic pain and suffering” — an apparent criticism of his father, Prince Charles — and excoriated his new homeland, the United States, for preserving the freedom of speech in its Constitution.
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Charlie Sykes Pens Obituary for GOP: ‘The Crackpots, Conspiracists and Bigots Have Won’

By Brandon Gage
  • The ouster of Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the House GOP Conference Chair, Sykes continued, demonstrated that the party no longer welcomes people who dissent from Trump’s “Big Lie” about the 2020 election, among many issues.
  • Sykes, a self-identified conservative, believes that the GOP as we knew it before it was taken over by Donald Trump and his delusional loyalists is unsalvageable.
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Knife-Wielding Man Arrested After Chasing Wife Onto Child’s Sports Field

By McCaffrey Blauner
Garden Grove Police Department

A California man was arrested after showing up to his child’s sports event armed with knives, and menacing his estranged wife. Police say that on Friday night, the woman was watching their son warm up on the athletic fields at the Chapman Sports Complex in Garden Grove, when her child told her that her husband, Russell Husges, 43, was “coming up behind her.” When she turned to see him, she saw that Husges was wielding kitchen knives in each hand. Officials says she ran onto the athletic field, where their child was warming up, screaming. Luckily, Husges was able to be restrained by their child’s coach and an off-duty police officer before he was able to harm her, and is now being held on $500,000 bail.

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Watch: Fox’s Doocy Confronts Psaki with Biden’s Own Words

By Isa Cox
  • So what, exactly, was Psaki to do when confronted during Friday’s media briefing by reporter Peter Doocy of Fox News with the question: “So, what happened to President Biden saying in March that he thought lifting mask mandates before every adult American goes and gets a shot is ‘Neanderthal thinking?'”
  • “Well, first, let me say that the president, our North Star, has been listening to the guidance of our health and medical experts and teams, and that’s exactly what we’re doing in this case,” she began.
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OK Gov Bans Critical Race Theory from Public Schools, So Leftists Retaliate in Disgusting Way

By C. Douglas Golden
  • He was ousted, according to the Tulsa World, as “[m]any commission members, and especially many of the most active members, are angry about legislation Stitt signed last week dealing with the way race, racism and diversity are taught in public schools, colleges and universities.”
  • But in 2021, banning critical race theory from being taught on the taxpayer’s dime made Stitt’s position on the Tulsa Massacre Centennial Commission untenable.
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Students say colleges must pay reparations for ties to slavery and racism

By Associated Press
  • In Athens, Georgia, students and community groups complain the University of Georgia has largely stayed silent on the city's recent efforts to atone for the displacement of some 50 Black families to make way for new dorms for the school in the 1960s.
  • Nearly a year after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police sparked the latest national reckoning on racism, student and community activists from New England to the Deep South are demanding institutions take more ambitious steps to atone for past sins — from colonial-era slavery to more recent campus expansion projects that have pushed out entire communities of color.
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Senators tout bipartisan effort to combat sexual assault in military

By Aubree Eliza Weaver
  • Support for legislation overhauling military sexual assault policies has reached new levels in the Senate, and the measure's sponsors say this is a prime example of how Congress can channel bipartisanship.
  • Ernst recently crossed the aisle to join forces with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who has spent years pushing to change how the military handles sexual assault and other serious crimes.
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Nurses’ Union Is “Outraged” With the CDC’s Relaxed Masking Guidance

By Dan Spinelli
  • Walensky, the CDC director, said the agency updated its guidance after new studies emerged that show vaccines have been successful at preventing transmission of the virus and protecting against known coronavirus variants.
  • “This newest CDC guidance is not based on science, does not protect public health, and threatens the lives of patients, nurses, and other frontline workers across the country,” NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo said.
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Inflation didn’t matter when Trump cut millionaires’ taxes, but now that a Democrat’s president…

By Ian Reifowitz
  • Yet, on the other hand, the recently proposed American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan—which would spend $4 trillion over ten years, and pay for it by making the wealthiest individuals and corporations pay their fair share of taxes—are bad ideas according to Republicans because, wait for it, the economy is too weak, even after the ARP’s passage.
  • Earlier this year, when Republicans attacked the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) that passed Congress without a single vote from their caucus, they said it would push the economy into overdrive and cause significant inflation.
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Todd Rips Crenshaw For Backing Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies

By John Amato
  • Todd said, "I understand you guys want to put this behind you, but [Trump] is the leader of your party and he doesn't stop talking about this nonsense." Crenshaw pretended Trump has no influence any longer, saying "He's one of many leaders," and then claimed the "liberal media press" loves doing this to Republicans.
  • NBC's Chuck Todd took apart Rep. Dan Crenshaw's nonsensical attacks on the mainstream media, while Crenshaw was defending Traitor Trump and the entire GOP for promoting their outrageous voter fraud lies.
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Netanyahu adviser: Condemn Hamas’ use of journalists as human shields

By Aaron Klein
  • Instead of outrageously criticizing Israel for targeting a terror complex disguised as an office building, it is Hamas that must be strongly condemned for its deliberate use of foreign journalists as human shields.
  • The IDF watched as Hamas and the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad terror groups utilized the warning time to remove objects from the building, perhaps munitions to kill more Israelis.
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Netanyahu Vows to Keep Bombing ‘Full-Force’ After Horror Day for Palestinians

By Rachel Olding
  • Shortly after 42 people were killed in Gaza City on Sunday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised address in which he vowed to continue launching airstrikes “full-force.”
  • He reiterated the military’s justification for the Saturday attack on media offices, claiming that the high-rise building that housed the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other outlets was also being used by Hamas.
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The Guardian view on David Cameron’s lobbying: a cynical defence won’t wash | Editorial

By Editorial

Lobbying law needs updating because the government is run by people who know the price of everything and value of nothing

Last week, David Cameron, Britain’s former Conservative prime minister, claimed rather implausibly that his frantic lobbying of ministers and officials last year on behalf of failed Australian financier Lex Greensill was motivated by public service rather than private gain. Mr Cameron could say this with a straight face because he would not reveal, in four hours of testimony to MPs, his salary or the payout he was in line for had Greensill Capital survived the pandemic.

The sums were likely to have been embarrassingly large. Mr Cameron did cash in some of his shares in 2019. His reported 1% stake in the supply-chain finance company was reckoned at one stage to be worth £60m. Was Mr Cameron only in it for the money? A windfall would have suggested he was.

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Model Bella Hadid Attends Pro-Palestinian Rally in New York City

By Alana Mastrangelo
  • On Saturday, Hadid’s sister and fellow model, Gigi Hadid, also shared a photo to Instagram, which showed her response to comment left by a social media user, who said, “We gonna stay in Israel, no matter how much u try to kill us its our land and our country and we don’t [give] up on her.”
  • “I love my family, I love my Heritage, I love Palestine ❤️ I will stand strong to keep their hope for a better land in my heart,” Hadid added.
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National Security Issue: Cyber Sleuths Find Joe Biden’s Private Venmo Account in Just 10 Minutes – Report

By Jack Davis
  • BuzzFeed News claimed it found the account “after less than 10 minutes of looking for it, revealing a network of his private social connections, a national security issue for the United States, and a major privacy concern for everyone who uses the popular peer-to-peer payments app.”
  • “In the process, BuzzFeed News found nearly a dozen Biden family members and mapped out a social web that encompasses not only the first family, but a wide network of people around them, including the president’s children, grandchildren, senior White House officials, and all of their contacts on Venmo,” it reported, noting that all accounts linked to Biden were taken offline after the story broke.
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‘The Filthy Pigs Theory’: AP Photojournalist in Morocco Has History of Antisemitic Tweets and Public Comments

By Matthew Boyle
  • An Associated Press (AP) photojournalist based in Morocco has a history of antisemitic tweets and public comments, Breitbart News has learned.
  • In one Nov. 24, 2010, tweet, a reply to an account that no longer exists, Elshamy tweeted that he believes what he called “the filthy pigs theory,” in his view, “should only be applied to Zionists (and their women).”
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Fauci defends CDC’s roundabout on mask mandates amid confusion from new guidance

By Megan Henney
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, defended a decision this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its mask mandate for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the confusion it caused state and local health officials.
  • The agency updated its guidance on Thursday, saying it's safe for fully vaccinated Americans to forgo social distancing and go most places – indoor or outdoor – without a mask, bringing to end more than a year of mandatory face coverings in most parts of the country.
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Portland Police Union President Reveals City Is on the Precipice of an All-Out Gang War

By Jack Davis
  • The surge in gun violence is directly related to the defunding of police—the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is catastrophically understaffed, our specialty units have been disbanded, and our response time to calls for service has understandably increased,” he wrote.
  • Amid what one law enforcement official has called a “seemingly indiscriminate cycle of violence,” the police union in Portland, Oregon, has a dire prediction for the city.
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Stefanik: GOP unified in exposing Biden’s ‘radical’ agenda, Cheney too busy ‘looking backwards’

By Jon Dougherty
  • Stefanik accused Cheney of “looking backward” while adding that the GOP is “unified” and “looking forward,” noting further that under Trump enacted pro-growth policies, brought peace to the Middle East, enhanced national security, and focused on other issues important to working-class Americans.
  • Newly-elected House Republican Conference chair Elise Stefanik laid out her party’s vision moving forward during a Sunday morning interview in which she reaffirmed that former President Donald Trump remained the GOP’s driving force.
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Liz Cheney no-dissent Trump stand is Chinese communism

By Seth McLaughlin
  • The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney was ousted as GOP conference chair — the No. 3 leadership position among House Republicans — last week for refusing to back off her criticism of Mr. Trump and his stolen election claims.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney is plowing ahead with her ferocious criticism of former President Donald Trump and his stolen election claims after it got her booted from House GOP leadership.
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Starbucks, Other Retailers Lift Mask Requirement For Vaccinated Customers

By Mairead McArdle
  • “Beginning today, vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask, and we will continue to request that non-vaccinated customers and members wear face coverings in our stores and clubs,” Walmart said in a letter to employees.
  • “We encourage customers to follow the guidance of health officials, including, as appropriate, CDC guidelines that advise customers who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks while shopping,” the grocery store chain said.
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Liz Cheney just cited a sinister reason for her ouster from House GOP leadership

By Vinnie Longobardo
  • On the Republican party having lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections, Rep. Liz Cheney tells @jonkarl the GOP should be "very concerned."
  • Representative Cheney took to the airwaves just a few days after being ousted from her position as the number three leader of the House GOP to explain why she thinks she was rejected by her Republican colleagues to ABC ‘s Jonathan Karl on the network’s This Week .
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Colombians Don’t Just Want a New Government — They Want an End to Neoliberalism

By Forrest Hylton
  • They want an end to systemic corruption; for the militarized riot police to be completely disbanded; for the government to comply with the accords that it signed with students in 2019; a new type of tax reform that would be progressive rather than regressive; public investment in health care (Colombia’s health care system is entirely privatized on the US model); an end to the assassination of movement leaders, which until now has been taking place almost exclusively in the countryside.
  • Beginning on April 28, in a day of protest against a regressive tax reform, the strike wave has since grown in size and spread throughout the country as strikers form a common front against the administration of right-wing president Iván Duque and the political machine of former president Álvaro Uribe.
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Throughout Europe, pro-Palestinian protestors shout “Death to the Jews” and similar slogans

By whyevolutionistrue
  • “ F* THE JEWS, RAPE THEIR DAUGHTERS” TOUR OF JEWISH AREAS OF LONDON TODAY
  • If you have a video of anti-Palestinian demonstrations of this sort, by all means put it in the comments, as I haven’t been able to find any beyond the link above, which was a single demonstration in Jerusalem that was broken up by Israeli police, who arrested the Arab-haters.
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Netanyahu says Israel wants to ‘degrade’ Hamas’ will, warns campaign will continue

By Peter Aitken
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday morning that his country is aiming to "degrade" Hamas so they do not attack his people again.
  • "We'll do whatever it takes to restore order and quiet and the security of our people and deterrence," Netanyahu told CBS " Face the Nation ." "We're trying to degrade Hamas' terrorist abilities and to degrade their will to do this again."
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Rep. Upton: ‘Absolutely Bogus’ Claims of No Attack at Capitol on Jan. 6

  • Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., on Sunday called claims by some GOP lawmakers downplaying the attack on the Capitol Jan. 6 as “absolutely bogus.”
  • “It was chilling what happened, absolutely chilling,” he said, “And that's why I think that it's important that we move forward with this bipartisan commission, get the facts out, try to assure the American public this is what happened, and let the facts lead us to the conclusion.”
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Still Favor Masks? You Are Not Alone

  • “This newest CDC guidance is not based on science, does not protect public health, and threatens the lives of patients, nurses, and other frontline workers across the country,” said NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo.
  • Dr Randeep Guleria said there was still an uncertainty about the extent of protection that vaccines can offer against Covid variants.
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BLM Cofounder Patrisse Cullors Laments ‘White Supremacy’ in Housing Market

By Katherine Rodriguez
  • “Thank you @npr for highlighting the history of racism inside of the housing market and why Black homeownership has always been a way to disrupt white supremacy,” Cullors wrote .
  • Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors shared a post on Instagram lamenting “white supremacy” in the housing market, weeks after her multi-million housing portfolio was revealed.
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Crenshaw clashes with Chuck Todd over anti-Trump agenda: Not taking ‘bait’ from ‘pro-Democrat’ press

By Robert Jonathan
  • Describing himself as rational, Crenshaw (who is sometimes RINO and sometimes MAGA) explained that “My Republican supporters do not ask me about Trump; they don’t ask me what he said; they’re not riled up about it,” he asserted on Meet the Press .
  • If a back and forth between U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) and NBC’s Chuck Todd is any indication, the corporate media is still obsessed with cancelling President Donald Trump, especially as he continues to question the outcome of Election 2020.
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Arizona Election Official Rebukes Latest Statement by Donald Trump

By Andrew West
  • Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer took to Twitter to refute a statement in which Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims about the election and claimed, without evidence, that the “entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED!”
  • The following article, Arizona Election Official Rebukes Latest Statement by Donald Trump, was first published on Flag And Cross .
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Uninformed Ricky Schroder Harangues Insanely Patient Costco Worker Over Masks

By Tracy Connor
Facebook

Faded actor Rick Schroder managed to get back on camera—by filming himself grilling a Costco employee who would not let him into the store without a mask, because that’s what the law in California mandates. The 51-year-old Silver Spoons and NYPD Blue star—who was last in the headlines for bailing out Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse—seemed to think he should be allowed to waltz in maskless because the CDC said last week that it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to be indoors without face-coverings. As the Costco worker explained to Schroder with remarkable patience, the CDC announcement did not undo local pandemic restrictions and Costco is still requiring masks in places where the mandate has not yet been lifted. Nevertheless, Schroder bizarrely ranted that everyone in California should “get a refund” from Costco because it’s not violating local regulations.

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Space Force official fired after denouncing ‘neo-Marxist agenda’ in U.S. military

By Alex Nitzberg
  • A U.S. Space Force officer who published a book saying that Neo-Marxism is influencing the military has been relieved of command due to remarks he made on a podcast.
  • Lohmeir's recently self-published book is titled "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military." A description of the book calls it "a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within our armed forces."
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Devin Nunes Milks COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

By Brandon Gage
  • Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee co-chair, sent a letter to Biden over the weekend demanding answers to questions that some lawmakers and scientists still have over how SARS-COV-2 managed to jump from bats to humans so quickly.
  • Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) insisted on Sunday that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab and that President Joe Biden is hiding the truth about the origin of the coronavirus from the American people.
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Jen Psaki Claims Illegal Aliens Are Part of Fabric of America and ‘What the American Dream Represents’

By C. Douglas Golden
  • Bringing children to the United States illegally isn’t “part of the fabric of who we are as a country,” nor is it “what the American dream represents.”
  • According to The New York Times, the activists pressed the president on immigration reform, a thorny issue considering the Democrats’ current package includes amnesty for up to 11 million Americans.
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Israel reveals ‘smoking gun’ evidence proving Hamas worked in AP building; reporter contradicts AP president’s claims

By Chris Enloe
  • Former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman directly contradicted Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt, who claimed Saturday the AP was unaware that Hamas terrorists were using the same building in Gaza City where AP and other media outlets housed their Gaza bureaus.
  • In a statement, Pruitt claimed his staffers "had no indication" Hamas worked from the building, and demanded Israel reveal evidence to prove terrorists, in fact, occupied the building.
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In Which The Kid From ‘Silver Spoons’ Berates A Costco Employee Over A Mask

By Robyn Pennacchia
  • I do however remember various VH1 nostalgia countdown shows in which people talked about the show "Silver Spoons,” so I know that it involved Carlton from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air "(which I obviously have seen), a ride-on train and a kid named Ricky Schroder — so basically I am all caught up.
  • Jason, the exceptionally nice Costco employee who should definitely be given a raise, patiently explained this to Schroder who continued to throw a fit, accuse him of having not "seen the news" and demand a refund of his membership.
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10 vegetables that thrive in pots — no garden required

By Caroline Mullen
  • I checked in with two plant experts, Nadia Hassani, plant author and Penn State Master Gardener, and Tim McSweeney, Food52 design director and backyard farmer extraordinaire, to find out the best starter produce for growing in containers.
  • Similar to lettuce, spinach (and many leafy greens, Nadia adds, for that matter) will do well in containers.
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Music Producer ‘Mally Mall’ Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Prostitution Ring

By Warner Todd Huston
  • Music producer Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid — who has worked with high-profile artists such as Justin Bieber and Usher — was hit with a 33-month prison sentence last week after being convicted of running a high-end prostitution ring in Las Vegas.
  • “After a woman became a Priority Girl, she quickly learned that defendant expected her to follow many rules,” according to Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou.
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New CDC policy on masks creates confusion among businesses, local governments

By Tom Howell Jr.
  • Companies, governors and retail workers are trying to navigate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s conclusion that fully vaccinated persons no longer need to wear masks in most indoor settings.
  • CVS and Walgreens, top pharmacies that offer the COVID-19 vaccines, haven’t changed their mask policies, but they’re taking a second look and said they will be guided by the safety of their workers and customers.
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Uncivil Lincoln Project dragged online over ‘Franklin Project,’ their new grift promoting civility

By Vivek Saxena
  • That being said, the whole matter surrounding Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver, who was accused of being a pedophile, is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the group’s lack of civility.
  • After she renovated the White House Rose Garden last year in line with the tradition of first ladies renovating it, Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt accused her of destroying the Rose Garden “in the name of her vanity.”
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Biden Revokes Trump Border Policy, Welcomes Migrants Without Means for Health Care

By Penny Starr
  • President Joe Biden will reverse former President Donald Trump’s policy to require immigrants to have the means to pay for health care so they would not rely on government programs, he said during a meeting with so-called Dreamers on Friday.
  • Biden has rolled back a number of Trump-era immigration policies in his first few months in office, moves that some say have contributed to a surge in migrants at the southern border, including border wall construction, increased interior enforcement and the Migrant Protection Protocols, which kept migrants in Mexico while they awaited their hearings.
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Since Truman First Backed Israel, US Jews Have Proved They Are Not a Monolith

By Matthew Rozsa
  • Growing up as an American Jew in the 1990s, I was taught to view Truman as an icon, a hero for the Jewish people, the brave president who opposed his own State Department and became the first world leader to recognize Israel after it declared itself to be a new nation.
  • Wallace only received 3% of the national popular vote, but won 15% of the Jewish vote — running in the year Israel was created and against the president given credit for helping to make that happen.
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California’s biggest schools clash: To Zoom or not to Zoom?

By Mackenzie Mays
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom and influential state lawmakers are standing firm against allowing distance learning next school year, saying that children are best served by returning to classrooms for social and academic reasons.
  • While he and lawmakers are still working on details, Newsom's plan would impose more rigorous rules for such online instruction, which would likely take place in "virtual academies." That path could mean that students who want to stick with distance learning would have to leave their current campuses.
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$200 Epstein Property Deal Comes Under Fire as ‘Fraudulent’

By Andrew West
  • A shadowy deed filed last year in New Mexico claims ownership of parts of late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch, a sprawling 21,000-square-foot desert mansion on nearly 10,000 acres of land, according to a report.
  • Daniel Weiner, an Epstein estate attorney, said Love and Bliss are the same people who filed a fraudulent deed for Epstein’s estate in Florida, which “cost the estate money and court time to get it thrown out.”
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Concern For ‘Irreparable Damage’: Dominion Voting Systems Will Not Release Ballot Tab Passwords To Arizona Audit

By Staff
  • NEW "No company should be compelled to participate in such an irresponsible act": Dominion Voting Systems responds to Arizona Senate Republicans' demand for passwords to ballot tabulators.
  • Although the Board of Supervisors is controlled by Republicans, they’ve refused to comply with demands from the state Senate, which is also GOP-controlled, to hand over election data for an audit.
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GOP Chair Elise Stefanik: Justice Department Is ‘Trying to Block’ Maricopa County Audit

By Jack Phillips
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who was recently elected as the House Republican Conference chair, said that the Department of Justice’s questions about the audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona, may be unconstitutional.
  • The Justice Department on May 5 sent a letter to Arizona Senate Leader Karen Fann, a Republican, inquiring about the custody of the ballots under review by a group of private contractors, alleging that it other processes—including the canvassing of addresses—could be “voter intimidation.”
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11 people shot in 8 bloody hours across NYC, one fatally

  • A man was taken to Lincoln Hospital after being hit by gunfire at 168th Street and University Avenue, and another victim was gunned down at 2579 Decatur Avenue, just steps from Fordham University, according to sources.
  • Three injured men and a woman walked to the hospital after bullets rang out at 9 p.m., while a fourth man died at the 1625 Webster Avenue scene, according to sources.
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Former President Donald Trump Shares Statement – 2020 Election Will Be Known As The ‘Crime Of The Century’

By Staff
  • “In the aggregate, the panel said, polls overstated support for Democratic nominee Joe Biden by 3.9 percentage points in the national popular vote in the final two weeks of the campaign.
  • “The Mainstream Media and Radical Left Democrats want to stay as far away as possible from the Presidential Election Fraud, which should be one of the biggest stories of our time.”
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Minneapolis Suburb OKs Plans to Limit Police in Making Arrests

  • Elected officials in a Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April approved a resolution that puts the city on track to major changes to its policing practices.
  • The Brooklyn Center City Council voted 4-1 Saturday in favor of a resolution that would create new divisions of unarmed civilian employees to handle non-moving traffic violations and respond to mental health crises.
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Behind the saga of Biden and Trump lies the fight for democracy around the world

By Paul Rosenberg
  • But there's an air of unreality hovering over all such portrait-mode coverage when a broader landscape view shows that the very survival of democracy is up for grabs — not just in the U.S., where GOP House members are in deep denial about the Jan. 6 insurrection while Republican legislators have introduced voter suppression bills in 47 states, but around the world.
  • " Inspired by the V-Dem model, Grumbach developed a measure of subnational democratic performance called the State Democracy Index.
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Ohio State professor jailed for three years for lying about Chinese funding

By Jerry Dunleavy
  • A former professor at the Ohio State University who had pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal authorities related to concealing his financial ties to China while receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Friday and was ordered to pay millions in restitution.
  • Zheng was arrested in July 2020 while apparently trying to flee to China after he illegally received more than $4 million in grants from NIH while he concealed his affiliation with China’s Talents Plan at Sun-Yat Sen University, and he pleaded guilty in November 2020 to lying to investigators about what prosecutors called an “immunology research fraud scheme.”
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Biden Throws Out Trump Plan That Would Have Barred Immigrants Deemed a ‘Burden’ to US Health Care System

By Andrew Jose, The Western Journal

A Friday proclamation from President Joe Biden effectively revoked a Trump-era order that aimed to deny visas to immigrants deemed to be a burden financially on the United States health care system. “The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United

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Netanyahu Explains Airstrike on Building Housing Press: Contained ‘Palestinian Terrorist Organization’

By Pam Key
  • PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Well, we share with our American friends all that intelligence and here’s the intelligence we had, it’s about Palestinian terrorist- an intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organization housed in that building that plots and organizes the terror attacks against Israeli civilians.
  • It’s inconceivable you would have talked to him and not shared proof of Hamas in those buildings that housed the journalists.
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WATCH: Democratic Judge Loses It – Smashes Gavel Multiple Times After Lt Gov. Provides Seamless Speech Regarding Voter Integrity

By Staff
  • A few people, two or three judges, that said ‘I know that 55, 60 percent of the people in North Carolina said they want voter ID, but I don’t think so and I’m a king and I know better than you, so I’m going to strike that law down.'”
  • “Am I to believe that black Americans, who have overcome the atrocities of slavery, who were victorious in the civil rights movement and now sit in the highest levels of this government, cannot figure out how to get a free ID to secure their votes?”
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CDC Director Grilled for Creating ‘Confusion’ on Mask Guidelines

By Justin Baragona
  • On Sunday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky found herself struggling to defend the agency’s confusing and abrupt announcement that vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks anymore, insisting that she was merely “following the science” rather than bowing to political pressure.
  • Pointing to the “increasing pressure” the CDC was facing from politicians and media to relax or eliminate mask guidelines amid plunging COVID cases and deaths, Wallace asked Walensky if she could “state flatly to the American people that pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift” in the CDC’s guidelines.
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NYPD Expresses Frustration After Being Banned from Pride Parade

By Andrew West
  • The president of the New York Police Department’s Gay Officers Action League called the New York City Pride Parade’s Saturday decision to ban law enforcement from the festivities “shameful.”
  • Now, the anti-police rhetoric is taking root again in New York City, where officers with the NYPD will be banned from participating in The Big Apple’s gay pride parade until at least 2025.
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Sen. Ernst: Bill On Military Handling of Sex Assault a ‘Template’ of Bipartisanship

  • In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D.N.Y., Ernst touted the bill that would, for the first time, move cases out of the chain of command to trained military prosecutors rather than commanders who often lack legal training.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Sunday said a bipartisan effort behind a bill to overhaul the military’s handling of sexual assault cases could serve as a “template” for Congress on how to move legislation, proving “bipartisanship is alive and well.”
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in AZ, Big Liar still tries to overthrow government with more lies to support his unhingery

  • PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run.
  • "We can’t indulge these insane lies." The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump for his continued falsehoods about the election.
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Am. Airlines pilot hit with ‘internal review’ for online criticism of critical race theory

By Vivek Saxena
  • American Airlines has caved to the “woke” mob and is now investigating a 32-year veteran pilot for the non-crime thoughtcrime of criticizing his local school district’s embrace of radical critical race theory propaganda.
  • The airline was alerted to 62-year-old pilot Gut Midkiff’s thoughtcrimes by members of the Southlake Anti-Racism Coalition, a coalition of “woke” teens that’s been lobbying to introduce racial essentialist propaganda into the Carroll Independent School District.
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Anti-Fascism Is Not Simply a Moral Objection — It Is a Practical One

By Kevin Van Meter
  • Not that it is a choice against one or the other, or that metapolitics are anti-materialist, but that part of this struggle must be cultural, otherwise the modalities that fascists are offering, which do undermine some of the basic post-enlightenment assumptions, would seem like they’re from another planet to many people.
  • The fascist power inside of the Republican Party — meaning the far right influences that are there in varying degrees at varying points — do have the ability to shift actual state power in the direction of fascism.
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CDC Director Says Change on Mask Guidelines Not Due to Political Pressure

By GQ Pan
  • As host Chris Wallace noted, as of Wednesday night, Walensky was still arguing that fully vaccinated Americans should continue to wear masks indoors.
  • On Thursday, however, the updated CDC guidelines stated that those who have been fully vaccinated “can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic” and do not have to wear a mask or socially distance in most indoor and outdoor settings.
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It’s not cops beating Black people to death. It’s the sickle cell trait, medical examiners allege

By Lauren Floyd
  • Law enforcement officers, their attorneys, and medical examiners have been using the sickle cell trait to avoid accountability in at least 46 cases in which a Black person died in custody, the newspaper reported on Saturday.
  • These are just about half of the Black people whose deaths in police custody were associated in some way with the sickle cell trait, the The New York Times found:
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Japan’s Olympic-Sized Problem

By Matt Alt
  • (The Games were eventually cancelled altogether, after the outbreak of the Second World War.) The 1964 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, represented a triumphant comeback for a country that in wartime defeat had fallen to the status of a “fourth-rate nation,” as General Douglas MacArthur put it just days after Japan’s surrender.
  • (Due to bureaucratic red tape, Pfizer remains the only vaccine currently approved for use in Japan.) Infections continue to rage in major cities—the nation experienced more deaths from COVID -19 in the first four months of 2021 than it did in all of 2020, and, as a percentage of the population, the death rate in Osaka is currently outstripping that of India.
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‘You Can’t Be A Rubber Stamp’: Michigan Republican Says He’s Not Scared To Oppose Trump

By Elizabeth Louise
  • Republican Michigan Rep. Fred Upton said during a Sunday interview that he’s not afraid to oppose former President Donald Trump, explaining that “you can’t be a rubber stamp.”
  • “I have never been afraid to be for or against a particular president regardless of party and trying to get things done,” he continued, adding that “you can’t be a rubber stamp.”
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Devin Nunes Embarrasses Himself & GOP During Sunday Fox Disaster

By Caleb Newton
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) peddled outrageous conspiracy theories about the origin of COVID-19 during an appearance on the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures over the weekend, suggesting that the U.S. government could be financially tied to the origin of the virus that has swept the world.
  • In short, the idea is that research funding from U.S. federal authorities may have gone to certain non-profits and supported scientific endeavors that led to the creation of the pandemic-driving pathogen — but just recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health repeatedly insisted while under oath at a public Senate hearing that the U.S.
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Unemployment Job Search Requirements Return. Is It Too Soon?

By Sydney Ember
  • Business groups say bringing back work search requirements will help juice the labor market and dissuade workers from waiting to return to their old employers or holding out for remote or better-paying jobs.
  • When he explained his situation to people at the State Labor Department, they suggested that he just say he had looked for work, because the state’s system had no way to account for health cases like his.
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Maya Wiley Lands Major Endorsement From Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

By Katie Glueck
  • The decision by Mr. Jeffries, who is the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, comes at an inflection point both for Ms. Wiley and in the volatile race more broadly, nearly five weeks before the June 22 primary that is likely to decide the next mayor.
  • Mr. Jeffries, New York’s top House Democrat, said he intended to engage in significant efforts on Ms. Wiley’s behalf, including making campaign appearances with her.
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