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Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day

3 hours, 53 minutes ago

President Donald Trump on Saturday evening is expected to give "patriotic remarks" aimed at celebrating America's founding and the triumphs of American history while saluting the US military, according to an aide who has read the President's prepared remarks. - RSS Channel - Politics

Kavanaugh denies request from Illinois Republicans to block rule barring gatherings of more than 50 people

6 hours, 23 minutes ago

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh denied a request from Illinois Republicans to block Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's rule that bars political rallies of more than 50 people amid the coronavirus pandemic. - RSS Channel - Politics

Montana's Greg Gianforte suspends in-person campaign events after wife, running mate attended event with Kimberly Guilfoyle

6 hours, 49 minutes ago

Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana has suspended in-person campaigning for his gubernatorial bid in the state after his wife and running mate attended an event with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign who has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Gianforte's campaign told CNN on Saturday. - RSS Channel - Politics

Biden campaign reacts to Trump's Mount Rushmore speech: America is 'suffering' from 'divisive president'

7 hours, 53 minutes ago

The Biden campaign on Saturday said the United States is "suffering" as a result of having a "divisive" president who doesn't "give a damn about anything but his own gain," responding to President Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech on Friday. - RSS Channel - Politics

Analysis: Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

9 hours, 21 minutes ago

On a very different Fourth of July holiday, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward -- stirring fear of cultural change while flouting the most basic scientific evidence about disease transmission. - RSS Channel - Politics

National Park Service staff working Mount Rushmore event weren't required to get tested, agency says

9 hours, 28 minutes ago

The National Park Service says it did not require employees who worked the Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on Friday to get tested for coronavirus, despite the record-high new cases in the US and President Donald Trump's attendance at the event. - RSS Channel - Politics

The Point: The 28 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech

9 hours, 52 minutes ago

President Donald Trump jetted to South Dakota on Friday to deliver a paean to what he believes to be is a forgotten America, in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. - RSS Channel - Politics

Republican internal polling signals a Democratic rout

11 hours, 47 minutes ago

Whenever I hear an operative complain about public polling, I have just one thing to say: Put up or shut up. Release your own numbers that show the race in a different place than the public polling, or let the public polling stand. This is especially true in House races, where public polling is limited and there's a real chance to shape the conventional wisdom. - RSS Channel - Politics

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Trump defends US history, blasts 'radical left' in 'Salute to America' celebration

7 hours, 11 minutes ago

President Trump evoked the history of American patriots who defeated Nazis, toppled communists and chased down terrorists, but warned of another threat now in today's political climate -- the "radical left."

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At UN Human Rights Council, 53 countries back China's draconian Hong Kong crackdown

8 hours, 18 minutes ago

Fifty-three countries at the U.N. Human Rights Council, led by Cuba, came out in support of China’s national security law this week -- a law that has formed the basis of the communist regime’s latest crackdown on the people of Hong Kong.

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Justice Kavanaugh denies emergency request from Illinois GOP groups seeking to hold large rallies

8 hours, 36 minutes ago

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday denied an emergency appeal submitted by GOP lawmakers from Illinois that had argued against the governor’s restrictions on meeting in groups larger than 10 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Military flyovers scheduled over four cities for Independence Day salute

9 hours, 14 minutes ago

Military planes will fly over four big cities Saturday afternoon to celebrate Independence Day in a lead up to the Fourth of July air show in Washington, D.C.

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Biden calls for America to tackle 'systemic racism' in 4th of July message

10 hours, 34 minutes ago

Joe Biden's Fourth of July message focused on America's long history of racial injustice -- from slavery to George Floyd's death -- as he called for Americans to strive to achieve the country's founding ideal of equality. 

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Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China

10 hours, 40 minutes ago

President Trump on Saturday gave an optimistic Independence Day message to the nation, declaring that the U.S. is “coming back” and will be “greater than ever before” after it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic -- which he described as a “terrible plague from China.”

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Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message

13 hours, 18 minutes ago

Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote.

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Antonin Scalia, Jackie Robinson among those picked for Trump’s ‘National Garden’ of heroes

15 hours, 13 minutes ago

President Trump on Friday announced the creation of a National Garden of American heroes to pay tribute to historically significant Americans -- a garden that will include former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball star Jackie Robinson among past presidents, anti-slavery advocates and others.

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Oregon governor meets with state troopers caught flouting mask mandate in coffee shop

19 hours, 56 minutes ago

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown met Friday with three Oregon State Police troopers who were seen on video earlier this week defying a mandated statewide mask order while visiting a Corvallis coffee shop.

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Kim Guilfoyle tests positive, Don Jr. negative, for coronavirus, Trump campaign confirms

1 day ago

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the campaign confirmed Friday night.

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Trump steps back, done with being 'daily voice' of coronavirus response

11 hours, 35 minutes ago

The president will leave the playing field to Pence and the administration's public health officials.

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Joe Biden: My pledge to America this Fourth of July

17 hours, 48 minutes ago

There has always been a push and a pull between our founding ideals and the forces of inequality. But today is a celebration of our persistent march toward greater justice.

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This 24-year-old pro-Trump Republican could become Gen Z's first member of Congress

18 hours, 47 minutes ago

The real estate investor beat out a Trump-backed candidate in North Carolina. But his victory is no "referendum" on the president he supports, Cawthorn said.

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'Eviction crisis': Housing advocates fear waves of homelessness as moratoriums expire

20 hours, 33 minutes ago

"It’s really unfathomable that we would put low-income, already marginalized groups through even greater uncertainty," one legal aid provider said.

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Trump's trying to end Obamacare but there's emerging evidence it could undo him

1 day, 7 hours ago

A win for the ACA in Oklahoma points to growing tension between the president and his base on health care.

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Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama ahead of Jeff Sessions runoff

1 day, 15 hours ago

The NAACP and other groups had sought more balloting options because of coronavirus health concerns.

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Scott Tipton the latest incumbent to lose party's nomination

2 days, 9 hours ago

Scott Tipton, Steve King, Denver Riggleman and Dan Lipinski have all lost their party's nominations.

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Biden VP Watch: Spotlight on Harris, Duckworth and Rice

2 days, 11 hours ago

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's self-imposed deadline to pick a vice presidential nominee is just over a month away.

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President Trump expected to host fundraiser in Florida despite coronavirus spike

2 days, 13 hours ago

President Trump is expected to travel to Florida next week for a high-dollar, in-person fundraiser.

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Supreme Court to decide if House gets Mueller grand jury material

2 days, 15 hours ago

The court agreed to hear the case during its new term that begins in the fall.

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Trump uses July 4 speech to defend "American heroes"

3 hours, 56 minutes ago

Mr. Trump spent a portion of his speech blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic​ and attacking the media for "falsely" labeling their opponents racist and condemning "patriotic citizens."

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President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House

5 hours, 19 minutes ago

President Trump held a Fourth of July celebration on the White House South Lawn one day after attending an event at Mt. Rushmore. This year's celebration is a massive scale back from last year's event, which featured military vehicles and flyovers. Nikole Killion reports.

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Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message

12 hours, 6 minutes ago

Biden's video message came hours after President Trump accused protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."

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Trump announces plan to create "National Garden of American Heroes"

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Speaking at the event, Mr. Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to create a "vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live."

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Trump to attend Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebrations despite warnings

1 day, 5 hours ago

President Trump will attend an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, despite warnings that the event could lead to more infections. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore sparks controversy

1 day, 6 hours ago

President Trump is traveling to South Dakota to participate in an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore with a speech and an elaborate fireworks display that will be set off above the monument for the first time in more than a decade. The large-scale event is taking place despite a dramatic spike in new coronavirus cases in parts of the U.S. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN to discuss.

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This week on "Face the Nation," July 5, 2020

1 day, 13 hours ago

John Bolton, Mayors Carlos Giménez and Sulvester Turner and Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"

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President Trump touts economy, heads to Mount Rushmore as COVID-19 cases spike

1 day, 16 hours ago

President Trump is touting the economy and heading to an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, where attendees will not be required to wear masks or social distance. The trip comes as the president's top pandemic adviser warns of spikes in COVID-19 cases across the country. Paula Reid reports.

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Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama during pandemic

1 day, 21 hours ago

The 5-4 decision also prevents waiving of some absentee ballot requirements.

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New film on Rep. John Lewis' 50+ years of fighting for equal rights

2 days, 4 hours ago

Dawn Porter, director of "John Lewis: Good Trouble," joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss her new film and how looking back at the civil rights icon's life provides lessons for people still pushing for equality today.

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Historians question Trump’s choice of ‘heroes’ for national garden monument

2 hours, 26 minutes ago

Trump has railed against the movement to remove Confederate statues and racially charged iconography. His list of heroes includes Republicans like Reagan and Scalia, but no Democratic presidents, as well as Patton but no Eisenhower


In Trump’s new version of American carnage, the threat isn’t immigrants or foreign nations. It’s other Americans.

6 hours, 43 minutes ago

The president made clear that his reelection message will do little to try to heal or unify the country but rather aims to drive a deeper wedge into the nation’s racial and cultural divides.


On the country’s birthday, Biden offers hopeful counterpoint to Trump’s message

9 hours, 48 minutes ago

The dueling messages highlight the vastly different ways Biden and Trump have responded to the country’s racial reckoning.


Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

12 hours, 39 minutes ago

The president has left little doubt that he sees himself as leader of a modern grievance movement animated by civic strife and marked by calls for ‘white power,’ the phrase chanted in a video Trump retweeted last weekend.


‘White power’ video was a glimpse into Trump-era political discourse in ‘America’s friendliest’ retirement community

15 hours, 32 minutes ago

Political arguments in the Villages have led at times to physical confrontations, prompting some septuagenarians to pack pepper spray and stun guns into the golf carts residents use to dart around the 35-square mile community.


Joint effort by two Democratic super PACs raised $107 million so far in election cycle, groups say

18 hours, 3 minutes ago

American Bridge and Unite the Country are pooling resources to attack President Trump in key states and project positive messages around former vice president Joe Biden.


Va. Republicans to choose nominee to face Rep. Spanberger in Trump district

19 hours, 3 minutes ago

Nicholas J. Freitas and John J. McGuire III — both military veterans and state lawmakers — are top contenders.


Treasury, SBA appear to miss deadline to disclose small business loan data

1 day, 8 hours ago

Administration officials had told lawmakers that Paycheck Protection Plan data would be released by the end of the week.


Symone Sanders, Biden’s top African American aide, faces pressure from all sides

1 day, 11 hours ago

As the most senior African American staffer in Biden’s orbit, Sanders faces pressure to explain Biden’s record to activists, while helping him navigate this explosive moment.


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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force.

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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

2 hours, 38 minutes ago

A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.

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At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates ‘American Carnage’ Message for 2020

2 hours, 52 minutes ago

His ominous remarks were a reflection of his political standing: trailing in the polls, lacking a booming economy or a positive message to campaign on, and leaning on culture wars to buoy his loyalists.

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Trump Says He Will Create a Statuary Park Honoring ‘American Heroes’

8 hours, 57 minutes ago

The executive order includes John Adams, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. among those who would be honored. So would Billy Graham, Antonin Scalia and Ronald Reagan.

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Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message

10 hours, 25 minutes ago

Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.

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New Administration Memo Seeks to Foster Doubts About Suspected Russian Bounties

11 hours, 7 minutes ago

Criticized for its inaction, the Trump administration commissioned a new look at a months-old intelligence assessment. It emphasizes gaps.

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Virus Surges in Arizona, but the Rodeo Goes On

12 hours, 47 minutes ago

A former state official called what has happened in Arizona “a story of missed opportunities.” Hospital beds in the state are filling up.

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How the Republican Convention Created Money Woes in Two Cities

16 hours, 20 minutes ago

Donors are wondering why they gave to a Charlotte event that has mostly been scrapped. And Jacksonville fund-raisers find money is on hold because of concerns about the surge in virus cases.

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Life on the Vice-Presidential Short List

20 hours, 3 minutes ago

It’s exciting. It can also feel like a colonoscopy.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Top Fund-Raising Official for Trump Campaign, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

21 hours, 32 minutes ago

She is the third person in proximity of President Trump known to have contracted the virus.

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Mont. Gubernatorial Candidate Isolates After Wife Is Exposed To Kimberly Guilfoyle

3 hours, 14 minutes ago

GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte's wife, Susan, met with Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign official. Neither wore a mask nor maintained social distance.

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Critics Mock Trump For Choking On 'Totalitarianism' In Mount Rushmore Diatribe

4 hours, 6 minutes ago

"He used OUR Independence Day to tell a majority of our country that we are not welcome here in America," snapped one.

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Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread At Crowded Independence Day Celebration

4 hours, 58 minutes ago

The president, who was not wearing a mask, claimed without evidence that 99% of U.S. coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" at the National Mall event.

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Much Of U.S. Scales Back On Holiday, But Trump Plans To Go Big

14 hours, 23 minutes ago

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not the president's style.

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Mike Pence Calls Donald Trump 'My Father' In Facebook Campaign Ad

16 hours, 39 minutes ago

Twitter users put the vice president's description down to a copy-and-paste error from the Trump campaign.

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Is Congress Ready For QAnon?

17 hours, 18 minutes ago

The Republican Party has a conspiracy cult problem. And it's not going away.

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Presidents Of Mount Rushmore Look Highly Concerned On New York Daily News Cover

20 hours, 45 minutes ago

"HAPPY FOURTH?" the tabloid asked in a swipe at Donald Trump's Independence Day celebration at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Donald Trump's 'Put The Wrong Person In Office' Warning Used Against Him In New Ads

21 hours, 34 minutes ago

The president's latest self-own is the focus of two new spots released by Joe Biden's campaign and the progressive PAC MeidasTouch.

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WATCH: Leftists Stomp, Dance on U.S. Flag Outside White House on July 4th

3 hours, 27 minutes ago

Far-left "anti-fascist" and Black Lives Matters (BLM) activists stomped and danced on the United States flag Saturday as part of a Fourth of July protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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Kanye West Tweets 'I Am Running for President of the United States'

3 hours, 39 minutes ago

Grammy-winner rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West took to Twitter on Independence Day to announce that he is "running for president of the United States."

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VIDEO: Protesters, Trump Supporters Clash During July 4th Boat Parade in Pittsburgh

4 hours, 36 minutes ago

Protesters gathered Saturday to object to a boat parade held in celebration of Independence Day and President Trump in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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President Trump Lists Those to Be Included in American Heroes Garden

5 hours, 2 minutes ago

President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Saturday during his Salute to America celebration from the White House, where he announced the first round of historical figures to be included in the National Garden of American Heroes.

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Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Independence Day Speech

6 hours, 17 minutes ago

Watch President Donald Trump's speech at "Salute to America" live on Saturday, the Fourth of July, in Washington, DC, at 6:40 p.m. EST.

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Michael Dukakis Warns Joe Biden: Don't Take Polls Too Seriously

6 hours, 26 minutes ago

Former 1988 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Dukakis is warning former Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden that he should not take polls too seriously.

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Carper: 'Plain Cruel' for Trump Admin to Try to Have ACA Struck Down

6 hours, 51 minutes ago

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) criticized the Trump administration’s efforts to have the Affordable Care Act struck down in court by stating that “there is never a good time to rip away health care from millions

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Biden Urges America to 'Rip Out' Systemic Racism in July 4th Message

7 hours, 5 minutes ago

Former Vice President Joe Biden urged Americans to commit to ripping "out the roots of systemic racism" on Saturday when delivering his Fourth of July message to the nation. 

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P. Diddy Promotes Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan's Independence Day Message: 'We Can't Trust White Folks'

7 hours, 9 minutes ago

The Grammy-winning, multi-millionaire rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is showing his support for the anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan by promoting the Nation of Islam leader's July 4th message, which aired Saturday on Revolt TV, the cable channel founded by Combs.

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Justin Bieber Thanks Jesus For Forgiveness and Urges Fans to Embrace Christianity

8 hours, 44 minutes ago

Pop superstar Justin Bieber sent a message of thanks to Jesus Christ on Saturday for making him "loved, chosen, and forgiven" despite his years of indiscretions, and urged his millions of followers and fans to join him in embracing Christianity.

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