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Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden's Supreme Court pick

President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are making plans to advance his history-making Supreme Court pick, selling the country on a Black female nominee they plan to argue is eminently qualified and barrier-breaking at the same time.

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More states fight back against threats to election workers

Lawmakers in New Mexico are expected to take up a proposal that would make it a crime to intimidate election workers -- becoming at least the fourth state to consider new laws this year to confront the onslaught of threats against them.

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Court won't pause order for new Alabama congressional map

Alabama's bid to pause a court order requiring the state to redraw its congressional map was denied Thursday evening, setting the potential for the Supreme Court to quickly intervene in case.

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CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has attempted to keep the Supreme Court conservative over the past 6 years.

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5-4 Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama execution

A 5-4 Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday for the execution of death row inmate Matthew Reeves by lethal injection, reversing a lower court opinion.

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Nevada man charged with making threatening phone calls to a state election worker

The FBI arrested a Nevada man for allegedly making several threatening phone calls to the Nevada Secretary of State's Office on the morning after the attack on the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

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Biden builds toward a much-needed bipartisan Capitol Hill victory -- on China

After months of frustration, White House officials are suddenly looking at a rare opportunity on Capitol Hill -- the chance to pass something important with the support of both Democrats and Republicans.

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New discord between Ukraine and US plays right into Putin's hands

New signs of a fracture between the US and Ukraine over the imminence of a possible Russian invasion could seriously undermine President Joe Biden's muscular front against Vladimir Putin in their escalating standoff.

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Biden is aiming to hit the road to reset his presidency. He starts with yet another stop in Pennsylvania.

When President Joe Biden visits Pittsburgh on Friday, it will amount to the unofficial launch of a new strategy the President devised to shore up his political fortunes by changing how he spends his time.

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Bidens welcome new cat Willow to the White House

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Friday welcomed their new cat, Willow, to the White House.

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Far-left bullies use in-your-face tactics against fellow Democrats

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Far-left Democrats are becoming increasingly hostile toward members of their own party who do not advance their agenda.

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American scientists who downplayed COVID-19 lab leak theory sang a different tune in private, emails show

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U.S. scientists who publicly attributed the COVID-19 pandemic to natural origins rather than human engineering were far less confident in private, transcripts and notes from previous meetings show.

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Top Pennsylvania Dems can’t meet Biden due to scheduling conflict

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Two top Democrats in Pennsylvania running for high office said they will miss President Biden during the president's stop in Pittsburgh on Friday due to scheduling conflicts-- just weeks after Stacey Abrams, the Georgia gubernatorial candidate, cited the same reason.

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AOC's GOP challenger demands death penalty for cop killers following deadliest year in law enforcement history

1 hour, 27 minutes ago

With New York City facing an alarming spike in homicides – including the murders of two NYPD officers last Friday -- U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challenger Desi Cuellar is proposing a federal death penalty for convicted cop killers.

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Biden to tout 'remarkable economic progress' of his administration in Pittsburgh visit

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President Biden is set to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday and is expected to highlight the effects of the bipartisan infrastructure law, and tout the “remarkable economic progress” his administration has made during his first year as president, the White House said.

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Tennessee school board removes 'adult-oriented' graphic novel about the Holocaust

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A Tennessee school board voted to remove the graphic novel “Maus" from an eighth grade language arts curriculum due to concerns that the book's profanity, nudity, violence and suicide make the book “too adult-oriented” for school. The book's author has condemned the move as “Orwellian,” but a rabbi defended the move in comments to Fox News Digital.

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Colorado governor criticized by 2 district attorneys for intervening in trucker's sentencing

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis faced criticism from two district attorneys in the state – a Democrat and a Republican – who said his steep commutation of a truck driver convicted in a crash that led to four deaths before a judge weighed in could set a "troubling precedent," according to reports.

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Los Angeles DA George Gascon recall petition approved by county registrar

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The second effort to recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon was officially approved by the Los Angeles County Registrar on Thursday.

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NY Gov. Hochul issues warning to Manhattan DA: 'I have options'

8 hours, 58 minutes ago

New York Democratic Governor issued a warning to controversial Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and say that she has “options” to deal with the official, who has caused controversy by calling for prosecutors to find alternatives to prison sentences for some criminals.

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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Severe sanctions could trigger crippling Moscow response

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The U.S. is threatening painful sanctions against Russia if it attacks Ukraine. But Moscow could use its oil and gas to inflict economic pain on the West.

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States weigh a raft of proposed laws to limit race, sexuality lessons in schools

2 hours, 58 minutes ago

The explosion of bills — tracked in a new analysis by PEN America — is led by conservative lawmakers in GOP-controlled state legislatures.

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Latinos are showing little sign of shifting away from Democrats, Gallup finds

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Latinos are showing little sign of shifting significantly away from the Democratic Party, a Gallup analysis found.

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Student borrowers in shock over 'zero balance' as federal program fulfills elusive promise

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness launched in 2007 to help teachers, health care workers, military members and other public servants earn debt relief on their federal loans.

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Federal judge cites climate impact in revoking Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale

9 hours, 14 minutes ago

The judge said the Biden administration failed to consider the greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the sale.

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Sarah Palin returns to NYC restaurant two days after testing positive for Covid

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Two days after she tested positive for Covid-19, Sarah Palin returned to the New York City restaurant where she had been caught dining inside over the weekend

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Government watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises

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The Government Accountability Office said “persistent deficiencies” at the Department of Health and Human Services “have hindered the nation’s response" to the pandemic and previous threats.

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Russia sees 'few reasons for optimism' over U.S. response in Ukraine standoff

11 hours, 4 minutes ago

The United States said it had offered a “diplomatic path forward” in the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. On Thursday, it was waiting to see if the Kremlin agreed.

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Biden honors Supreme Court Justice Breyer, vows to nominate Black woman

12 hours, 16 minutes ago

President Biden officially announced Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and vowed to nominate a Black woman to the Court for the first time.

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Senate Democrats eager to begin Supreme Court confirmation process

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So far, each of President Biden’s 42 judicial nominees has received the unanimous support of Senate Democrats. The nominee will be the first to have to make their way through an evenly divided Senate. 

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CBS News correspondent Holly Williams on "The Takeout"

1 hour, 30 minutes ago

On "The Takeout" podcast this week, host Major Garrett talks with Williams about what everyday life is like for Ukrainians living in Kyiv with the growing threat of Russian hostilities at the border.

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Federal judge blocks big Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale

2 hours, 11 minutes ago

The judge said the Biden administration didn't adequately take into account the effect the drilling would have on planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, violating a bedrock environmental law.

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Biden and Zelenskyy speak amid Russia's military buildup

4 hours, 54 minutes ago

President Biden later tweeted a continuation of Washington's hard line toward Moscow, saying the U.S. "will respond decisively — along with our Allies and partners — if Russia further invades Ukraine."

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Biden vows to nominate Black woman to Supreme Court

6 hours, 33 minutes ago

President Biden promised to follow through with his campaign pledge of nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Ed O'Keefe has more details on the top contenders.

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EPA tackles environmental injustices in vulnerable communities

9 hours, 48 minutes ago

"These communities deserve to know what's in the air they're breathing and what's in the water that they're drinking," Regan told CBS News.

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Holocaust survivor uses TikTok to share her story

11 hours, 34 minutes ago

Lily Ebert, a 98-year-old Holocaust survivor, is using TikTok to share her story with younger generations. Charlie D'Agata shares more.

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Meet the women who could be Biden's pick for next Supreme Court justice

12 hours, 32 minutes ago

President Biden has vowed to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court if a seat were to open up.

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Biden says he'll name a Black woman for Supreme Court by end of February

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"It's long overdue, in my view," the president said, announcing the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.

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Pentagon steps up efforts to prevent civilian casualties in airstrikes

12 hours, 37 minutes ago

The initiative comes on the heels of a report that found that the Defense Department's processes can lead to a systemic undercounting of civilian casualties.

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Read the Supreme Court justices' reactions to Breyer's retirement

12 hours, 47 minutes ago

Liberal or conservative, his fellow justices appear to have developed a warm friendship with Breyer over the years.

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Thousands of veterans’ remains have gone unclaimed. An ineffective VA system is to blame, inspector general finds.

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The unclaimed remains of thousands of veterans languished in storage for years, part of a broad national problem fueled by a confusing, insensitive Department of Veterans Affairs bureaucracy, a recent VA inspector general’s report found.

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Books, speeches, hats for sale: Post-presidency, the Trumps try to make money the pre-presidency way

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The former president and his family have embarked on the same direct-to-consumer appeals that they used to use, except this time marketed to political supporters.

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Biden plans rapid Supreme Court push as Breyer announces departure

11 hours, 48 minutes ago

The White House is planning a fast, aggressive effort to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, reflecting the high stakes of the campaign and the pressure to move quickly in today’s polarized environment.

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Is Justice Breyer’s exit politics or pragmatism?

11 hours, 56 minutes ago

The 83-year-old has been one of the justices most loudly proclaiming that political machinations could be the ruin of the institution he has served for nearly 28 years, but his decision to retire reflects another side of him.

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Faced with Supreme Court nominee it probably can’t block, GOP ponders how hard to fight

12 hours, 11 minutes ago

Some conservatives have signaled they want to take an aggressive approach and have focused on President Biden’s stated intent to nominate a Black woman.

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The Trailer: 'A fight that will excite black voters': How Democrats see SCOTUS

12 hours, 57 minutes ago

Identity politics and the Supreme Court, a conversation with a GOP candidate who embedded inside an election board, and Democrats and Republicans take turns trying to get states to destroy the other side's congressional districts.

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Biden vows to nominate Black woman to succeed Breyer on Supreme Court

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Justice Stephen G. Breyer announces his retirement from the Supreme Court.

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Sarah Palin, unvaccinated and having tested positive, again dines out, flouting NYC health measures

13 hours, 22 minutes ago

The former Alaska governor has not stopped dining indoors and outdoors, despite being unvaccinated and not self-isolating following her recent positive coronavirus test.

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Government watchdog says HHS is at ‘high risk’ of botching a future crisis

13 hours, 27 minutes ago

GAO criticizes the response to emergencies over four administrations, including coronavirus, Ebola and Zika, as well as extreme weather events.

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4 issues that could come up in a Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation fight

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Lessons from the Supreme Court frontrunner's two previous confirmation hearings.

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Relax, America: Willow, the White House Cat, Has Arrived

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She interrupted a campaign speech. Jill Biden wanted to keep her.

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Relax, America: Willow, the White House Cat, Has Arrived

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She interrupted a campaign speech. Jill Biden wanted to keep her.

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What We Learned About Pegasus, the Smartphone Cracker

2 hours, 21 minutes ago

Israel used the NSO Group’s cyberweapon as a tool of diplomacy. The F.B.I. tested it for domestic surveillance. Then everything soured. Here are highlights of a New York Times Magazine investigation.

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The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

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A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.

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Biden Includes European Allies As He Confronts Putin On Ukraine

4 hours, 18 minutes ago

In what amounts to a much-needed diplomatic reset, the U.S. is orchestrating the response to Russia’s threatening moves and making sure to include his European allies.

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Are New Voting Bill Talks for Real or for Show?

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Senators involved in the negotiations underway say the discussions are serious and substantive, but some Democrats remain wary.

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Biden to Name Breyer's Supreme Court Successor Soon

11 hours, 1 minute ago

Speaking with Justice Stephen Breyer by his side, Mr. Biden hailed his decades on the federal bench, including almost 28 years on the Supreme Court.

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McConnell Warns Against ‘Radical’ Supreme Court Pick

12 hours, 42 minutes ago

Lawmakers from both parties and interest groups swung into gear to influence President Biden’s choice for the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

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McConnell Warns Against ‘Radical’ Supreme Court Pick

12 hours, 42 minutes ago

Lawmakers from both parties and interest groups swung into gear to influence President Biden’s choice for the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

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Fox News’ Meltdown Over Black Woman On Supreme Court Dismantled By Trevor Noah

2 hours, 2 minutes ago

“These people act like Biden is just going to show up to the mall and be like, 'Yo, Shaniqua, come with me,'" said "The Daily Show" host.

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Kellyanne Conway Promotes Her Memoir And Everyone Makes The Same Damning Point

2 hours, 59 minutes ago

"Oooh. Taking a shot at fiction, I see," one Twitter critic wrote of the former Trump White House counselor.

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Court Cancels Biden Administration's 'Carbon Bomb' Oil Lease Sale

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A federal judge ruled that the Biden administration did not properly account for climate effects when it auctioned off millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico.

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A Hard-Right Republican And A Progressive Debated. It Went As Well As You'd Expect.

8 hours, 24 minutes ago

Josh Mandel and Morgan Harper, running for Senate from opposite ends of the political spectrum, debated in Columbus. A moment for consensus it was not.

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NYPD Cop Tells Fox News 'We Need' Democratic Lawmakers To Be 'Victims' Of Crimes

11 hours, 14 minutes ago

“I’m not praying any of these people get hurt or harmed, but they need to see firsthand how bad the streets really are," the Blue Lives Matter founder said.

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Ontario Crowd Cheers On Trucker Convoy Protesting Vaccine Mandates

11 hours, 48 minutes ago

The convoy of truckers set to descend on Canada’s capital has prompted police to prepare for the possibility of violence.

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Alabama Executes Matthew Reeves After Receiving Go-Ahead From Supreme Court

11 hours, 56 minutes ago

Reeves claimed an intellectual disability combined with the state’s inattention cost him a chance to avoid lethal injection and choose a new, less "torturous" method.

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Republicans Have No Clear Agenda. They Might Win Control Of Congress Anyway.

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Since the rise of the detail-averse Donald Trump, Republicans have retreated further from their self-proclaimed mantle as the “party of ideas.”

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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Aims To Limit LGBTQ Discussions In Schools

14 hours, 45 minutes ago

Opponents say the GOP-backed law would harm LGBTQ families and make teachers "fearful of providing a safe, inclusive classroom.”

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Schweizer: Biden Family Made $31 Million on Deals with Officials Linked to Chinese Intelligence

9 hours, 48 minutes ago

Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "Stinchfield" that "every single deal" the family of President Joe Biden got in China was made with officials who were linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.

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Exclusive— Iranian American Group Slams Biden for 3rd Trial Delay of Accused Iranian Agent

9 hours, 57 minutes ago

Iranian advocacy group Iranian Americans for Liberty (IAL) slammed President Joe Biden after a third delay of the trial of a suspected Iranian secret agent, accusing the president of seeking to appease the theocratic Islamic regime of Iran.

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MSNBC’s Wallace: Tucker Carlson's 'Arms and Legs Wrapped Around an American Adversary'

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Thursday on her show "Deadline" that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is has his "arms and legs wrapped around an American adversary," Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Parents Lawsuit Claims 12-Year-Old’s Suicide Attempts Occurred After Secret Gender Identity Meetings with School Staff

10 hours, 9 minutes ago

Parents filed a lawsuit against their daughter's school after she attempted suicide following secret gender identity meetings with staff.

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Elizabeth Warren Calls for Court-Packing After Breyer Retires

10 hours, 19 minutes ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has called for President Biden to "expand the court" in the wake of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement.

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‘Red-Handed’: How the Bush Family Cashed In on Friendship with Chinese Official Involved in the Tiananmen Square Massacre

10 hours, 31 minutes ago

The Bush family has cashed in on friendship with former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, the architect of the Tiananmen Square massacre, for generations, Peter Schweizer documents in his new book "Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win."

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Poll: Herschel Walker Holds 3-Point lead over Warnock in Georgia Senate Race

10 hours, 45 minutes ago

Former NFL player Herschel Walker has a three-point lead over sitting Democrat U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia.

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Report Documents 1000+ Cases of State-Sponsored Slavery in Cuba

10 hours, 53 minutes ago

Multiple human rights organizations expanded existing complaints at the International Criminal Court and United Nations against Cuba this week with over 1,000 testimonies from individuals formerly enslaved by the regime in fields as diverse as medicine and seafaring.

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Clyburn Confirms His Endorsement of Joe Biden Hinged on SCOTUS Pick

10 hours, 58 minutes ago

Rep. Jim Clyburn confirmed on Thursday that he hinged his crucial endorsement of Joe Biden on his choosing a black woman for SCOTUS.

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Clyburn Predicts Bipartisan Support for Michelle Childs as SCOTUS Pick

11 hours, 24 minutes ago

Thursday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) appeared on FNC's "Your World" to tout possible Supreme Court pick Michelle Childs, who he is promoting to be appointed by President Joe Biden to fill the vacancy to be left by Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

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