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Joe Biden set to arrive in Washington on eve of his inauguration

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President-elect Joe Biden arrives in Washington Tuesday for the start of his inaugural ceremonies at a dark and solemn moment in American history, preparing to take his oath of office as the US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths and is more divided than at any time since the Civil War.

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Capitol riot investigators narrow in on extremist groups and military-style coordination

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They moved in an "organized and practiced fashion" as they pushed through crowds toward entrances to the US Capitol. On the inside, several maintained formation, putting their hands on each other's shoulders to keep in lockstep. Some communicated over radios, while others gave directions with hand signals and voice calls.

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An apparent leader of Oath Keepers charged with planning and coordinating breach at US Capitol

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Prosecutors have levied the first significant conspiracy charge against an apparent leader in the extremist Oath Keepers movement, alleging the Virginia man was involved in "planning and coordinating" the breach of the Capitol earlier this month, according to court documents.

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Mitch McConnell: Capitol Hill mob was 'provoked' by Trump

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the mob that attacked the Capitol was "provoked" by President Donald Trump.

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Biden's daughter Ashley on not having traditional hand-off at White House on Inauguration Day: 'I think we're all OK with it'

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President-elect Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley Biden, did her first network television interview with another member of the small club of presidential children, Jenna Bush Hager of NBC.

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Biden's pick to lead State Department to emphasize new direction at confirmation hearing

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President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the State Department will tell Congress Wednesday of his plans to emphatically redirect the trajectory of US foreign policy after four years of the Trump administration, rebuilding and reengaging alliances to confront transnational threats ranging from Russia and North Korea to climate change.

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Biden to implement new ethics rules banning 'golden parachute' bonuses for appointees

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President-elect Joe Biden plans to impose a slew of new ethics restrictions on his incoming administration, a source familiar with the plan tells CNN, including barring his appointees from accepting "golden parachute" bonuses from their former employees when they join the government.

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Biden to propose sweeping immigration bill on first day in office

1 hour, 35 minutes ago

President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a comprehensive immigration plan on his first day in office, a source familiar with the proposal tells CNN, describing an agenda that provides a multi-year pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

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Bitter, Trump skips chance to say splashy, high-profile farewell

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A president's most valuable commodity is time and Donald Trump is out of it.

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Bill de Blasio says NYC will run out of COVID-19 vaccine by Friday

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City hit an inoculation record last week when more than 220,000 were vaccinated, but the Big Apple is on track to run out of COVID-19 vaccines by Friday. 

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McConnell says Trump 'provoked' the Capitol riot as Senate weighs another impeachment trial

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., placed blame on President Trump for the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 that left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.

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Biden DHS nominee Mayorkas says ICE should not be defunded, despite liberal calls

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Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should not be defunded -- while punting on whether parts of the border wall should be dismantled.

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Democrats to take control of the Senate on Wednesday as Warnock, Ossoff set to be sworn in

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The Democrats will regain control of the Senate on Wednesday afternoon.

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Karl Rove on pardons: ‘Presidents should be very careful of exercising unlimited power’

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Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is cautioning President Donald Trump to be “very careful” when deciding who to pardon before leaving office.

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Boebert blasts Cohen for 'irresponsible' claim she led Capitol tour before riot

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., blasted Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., on Monday for suggesting she took rioters on a tour of the U.S. Capitol shortly before Jan. 6, something Boebert has denied.

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Tiffany Trump announces engagement to Michael Boulos with White House photo, hours before father leaves office

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President Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany Trump and her beau Michael Boulos announced their engagement with a photo taken at the White House on the president's last day in office.

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Former DHS Secretary Wolf: Members of Congress should demand apology from Rep. Cohen

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Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf called Tuesday for members of Congress to demand an apology from Democrat Steve Cohen, who suggested that National Guard members could pose a threat to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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House Dems who challenged 2016 election results escalate fight with Republicans behind 2020 challenges

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Democrats have blasted Republican lawmakers who objected to electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden, accusing them of trying to overturn the 2020 election, but several of these critics objected to electoral votes when President Trump was elected.

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Army veteran calls out Dem lawmaker for ‘ridiculous’ remark about troops posing threat to Biden

2 hours, 27 minutes ago

A West Point graduate and Army veteran ripped Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., for floating the conspiracy theory that National Guard troops deployed to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration pose a threat to President-elect Joe Biden.

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Democrats race to push Biden's agenda after transition delays, GOP infighting

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

As Democrats prepare to take control of the Senate, an impeachment trial looms over hopes of quickly advancing nominations and economic relief.

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Will the Biden administration be able to stop evictions of tenants hurt by Covid?

1 hour, 40 minutes ago

An eviction moratorium only works if it is well-enforced, tenant advocates say, and evictions are still happening, according to legal aid practitioners.

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'Honor the local people of Selma': Edmund Pettus Bridge moves closer to being renamed

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The bridge named after a Confederate general and the site of "Bloody Sunday" could be renamed after the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

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Viewers' guide to Biden's Inauguration Day: Everything you need to know

3 hours, 45 minutes ago

The theme is "America United," but Covid-19 and the specter of domestic terrorism are casting shadows over the event.

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GOP fundraising apparatus faces new uncertainty amid backlash from pro-Trump riot

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GOP fundraising apparatus faces new uncertainty amid backlash from pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.

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Biden's first task is his most crucial and obvious: Vaccinate America

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First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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Democrats need a better messaging strategy in Florida, a new report says

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A new report says Democrats need to aggressively change their messaging for Florida Latinos if they want to remain competitive in the state.

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On the eve of inauguration, Biden and Harris to honor lives lost to Covid at Lincoln Memorial

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Their remarks Tuesday evening come on the eve of their inauguration as president and vice president.

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Latinos take on key positions in Biden's Cabinet. Here's how they plan to make their mark.

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"We have multiple crises we are facing," says Biden administration official Julie Chávez Rodríguez. "People been traumatized the last four years."

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How to watch Joe Biden's inauguration

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Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president at noon on January 20.

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Watch Live: Biden leaves Delaware for final time before inauguration

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The president-elect is expected to deliver remarks before making the trip to Washington.

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McConnell says Trump "provoked" mob that attacked Capitol

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McConnell said that the rioters who overran the Capitol were "provoked by the president and other powerful people."

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Live Updates: Senate holds hearings for 5 Biden picks on Trump's last full day in office

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Confirmation hearings begin Tuesday for some key members of President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet.

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Senate Democrats introduce bill on government reform

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Democrats will soon have a slim majority in the Senate, allowing them to bring forward their own legislation.

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U.S. declares China's treatment of Muslims "genocide"

1 hour, 9 minutes ago

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the determination just 24 hours before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

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Why Americans' constitutional ignorance has experts worried

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

The United States' constitution is a 233-year-old rule book for American life and governance, that's especially relevant right now.

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Joe Biden's "Day One" actions and his promises for his first 100 days

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In speeches, interviews, and in at least 49 published plans released during his presidential campaign, Biden talked about the actions he'd take in the earliest days of his administration.

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"Cowboys for Trump" founder arrested by FBI

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Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county official, vowed to return with firearms to the Capitol for the inauguration.

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Biden's inauguration will be unlike any before, past inaugurals offer lessons

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Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says President-Elect Biden's inauguration may be unlike any other, but past presidents offer lessons on how to address the nation at a time of crisis. Chip Reid reports.

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Live updates: McConnell blames Trump for having ‘provoked’ mob; Senate holding five confirmation hearings

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The president-elect will hold an event in Wilmington, Del., where he has been conducting his transition, before arriving in Washington for a somber inaugural ceremony honoring Americans who have lost their lives to covid-19.

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Janet Yellen tells lawmakers it’s ‘critically important to act now’ on economic relief plan

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Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for treasury secretary, will urge lawmakers to “act big" on economic relief for the coronavirus pandemic as she appears before a Senate committee Tuesday morning for her confirmation hearing.

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Georgia certifies Ossoff and Warnock victories, paving way for Democratic control of Senate

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Newly inaugurated vice president Kamala D. Harris is expected to swear in the new senators Wednesday, along with her successor.

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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration

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Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

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Why the Trump administration’s Michael Ellis gambit is problematic

1 hour, 37 minutes ago

Perhaps more than any behind-the-scenes player in the White House, Ellis's name has repeatedly surfaced in questionable actions with political overtones.

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Why the Trump administration’s Michael Ellis gambit is problematic

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Perhaps more than any behind-the-scenes player in the White House, Ellis's name has repeatedly surfaced in questionable actions with political overtones.

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Biden selects transgender doctor Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary

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“She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts,” Joe Biden said of Rachel Levine.

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A disastrous two months cap a disastrous final year

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Few presidents have seen a collapse as thorough as Trump's.

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Senate impeachment whip count: Where Democrats and Republicans stand

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This is where Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stand on convicting President Trump. He was impeached by the House on Jan. 13, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.

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Who Joe Biden picked to fill his Cabinet

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Here are the people Joe Biden chose to fill his Cabinet. Among his picks: White House veterans, but many historical firsts.

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Blackstone's Schwarzman Stays Loyal to Trump

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The Blackstone chief executive stuck with President Trump despite the occasional slight, and stopped short of criticizing Mr. Trump even after the Capitol attack.

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Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

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The report charges that Americans are being indoctrinated with a false narrative of the nation’s founding and identity, including the role of slavery in its history.

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Trump Is Not the First President to Snub an Inauguration

1 hour, 7 minutes ago

A few heads of state have refused to celebrate their successors. “It’s usually a sign that American society is in the midst of major political feud,” the presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said.

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

1 hour, 18 minutes ago

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

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Career Official Expected to Temporarily Lead Justice Dept.

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

The official is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to take over while his attorney general nominee, Merrick Garland, seeks Senate confirmation.

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When Joe Biden Takes the White House, He’ll Also Take @WhiteHouse Twitter

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The transition of official White House social media handles is more complicated now than four years ago.

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Ainsley Earhardt Says Donald Trump Works Hard Because He 'Watches Every Show'

2 hours, 12 minutes ago

The "Fox & Friends" co-host tries to describe Trump's alleged industriousness, and Twitter just can't.

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Fear Of Deportation Is Keeping Undocumented Immigrants From Seeking Vaccination

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Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands of them work in essential services.

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Biden, Harris To Speak From Lincoln Memorial During Ceremony Honoring COVID-19 Victims

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The inaugural committee has encouraged all Americans to participate Tuesday by lighting a candle in their windows.

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2 National Guard Members Removed From Biden Inauguration Over Militia Ties

2 hours, 56 minutes ago

The two service members are connected to right-wing militia groups, according to officials. No plot against the president-elect was found.

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House Security Chief Said Optics Played Role In Denying Early Request For National Guard

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Former House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving said he believed congressional leadership would be wary of military at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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San Diego's First Gay Mayor Of Color Plans To Reshape America's 'Finest City'

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Democrat Todd Gloria is eager to blaze a trail for a new generation of LGBTQ lawmakers as well as scale up how California views its second-largest city.

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Biden Picks Rachel Levine As Assistant Health Secretary In Historic LGBTQ Moment

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Levine is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Joe Biden's DHS Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas Will Not Commit to Not Tearing Down Border Wall

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During his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, President-Elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, would not commit to not tearing down existing border wall built by President Trump's administration.

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Black Lives Matter Celebrates MLK Day with 'Twerk on Washington' Video

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Black Lives Matter shared a music video focused on a twerking woman as part of its Martin Luther King Day messaging campaign on Monday.

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Google Denies Allegations of Secret Deal with Facebook to Dominate Ads

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Tech giant Google has denied recent allegations that it made a secret deal with social media giant Facebook in order to dominate the online advertising market. The two companies control the online advertising market in a duopoly that Amazon is just beginning to take market share from.

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Democrat Demands for Direct Checks Increase: 'Let’s Send Out $2k Monthly Checks'

1 hour, 41 minutes ago

Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) joined far-left members of the "Squad" in demanding $2,000 direct checks for the American people, but took the request a step further, calling for the checks to be "monthly."

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Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Schumer Push Facebook, YouTube Not to Lift Trump Blacklist

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Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is once again using his celebrity platform to try and silence conservatives, telling Facebook and YouTube that they must not lift their suspensions of President Donald Trump because he represents a threat to democracy. His

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Liz Cheney Censured in Wyoming for Violating ‘Trust of Her Voters’

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The Central Committee of the Carbon County Republican Party in Wyoming announced Sunday it had formally censured Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for voting in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump last week.

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Gretchen Whitmer Declares Eve of Joe Biden Inauguration ‘Day of Racial Healing’

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared January 19 a "Day of Racial Healing" in the state.

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Nancy Pelosi: Trump, Allies ‘Don't Believe in Governance’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to conclude that President Trump and his allies "don't believe in governance" — her explanation as to why they reject sweeping mask mandates — during a guest appearance on a bonus episode of Hillary Clinton's podcast You and Me Both released Monday.

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Dem Rep. Tlaib: 'It's Really Important to Understand Israel Is a Racist State'

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Representative Rashida Talib (D-MI) said Tuesday on the left-wing program "Democracy Now!" given that Israel has not yet included the roughly 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in its coronavirus vaccines program showed it is a "racist state."

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Nolte: Alec Baldwin Flees Twitter in Wake of 'Noose' and 'Hilaria' Scandals

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Alec Baldwin is quitting Twitter in the wake of his own "noose" scandal and his wife's "Hilaria" scandal.

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