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Rev. Al Sharpton at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2019. (Allison Shelley/Reuters) If the best that can be said of Donald Trump is that he’s no worse than the Reverend Al, then among the worst that may be said of him is that he is no better. Ask the Reverend Al Sharpton
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As for the chief instigator, the president of the United States, he should be removed from office by the 25th Amendment or impeachment, whichever is faster. This, with only a week and a half to go, would be a most extraordinary action, but this has been an extraordinary time. Mike Pence is a normal American
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As I’ve mentioned previously, Lisa Montgomery brutally murdered a pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett and stole her daughter (the baby amazingly survived and is 16). Lisa Montgomery was severely mentally ill and was abused her entire life in multiple diabolical ways. Her lawyers are asking for the president to commute her sentence to life in prison
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President Trump speaks to his rally in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg / Reuters) Yesterday, we witnessed a mob attack on our democracy, encouraged by the president and his allies in politics and the media. “Oh, how shocking,” some people have said. If you egged it on, you have no right to
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Vice President Mike Pence takes part in a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool via Reuters) There were good people who showed up at the pro-Trump rally today. Like Black Lives Matter events over the summer, some were legitimate
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Supporters President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building where security has been breached in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) Members of Congress are expected to reconvene Wednesday night to continue the process of certifying November’s presidential election results. The joint session of Congress was suspended Wednesday afternoon after a sea of
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Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va) speaks with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during a hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020. (Toni Sandys/Pool via Reuters) If Jon Ossoff has indeed defeated Republican senator David Perdue in Georgia, which seems likely as of this writing, the incoming Senate will be
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Lisa Montgomery, a federal prison inmate at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth in an undated photograph. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via Reuters) Lisa Montgomery’s first experiences of sexual abuse occurred indirectly when she was three years old. She would lie in bed at night beside her beloved half-sister Diane, close enough to touch, while
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, June 17, 2020. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via Reuters) Congressional Republicans are engaging in sheer political theater to flaunt their loyalty to Trump, and they know it. As I wrote back in late November, no matter how badly
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) Senator Tom Cotton, a possible 2024 presidential hopeful, announced late Sunday that he will oppose Republican efforts to overturn the Electoral College vote in the Senate on Wednesday, saying it would set an “unwise
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[ad_1] (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The General Services Administration informed the Biden transition team on Monday evening that the Trump administration is ready to begin the transfer of power. GSA head Emily Murphy wrote in a letter that federal government agencies will now make resources available to the Biden team in preparation for the incoming president’s assumption
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[ad_1] Rush Limbaugh is honored by President Trump with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday criticized President Trump’s legal team over their chaotic press conference last week that failed to provide any evidence to back
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[ad_1] A supporter of President Trump protests the election results in Philadelphia, Penn., November 8, 2020. (Mark Makela/Reuters) A group of Pennsylvania Republicans filed a lawsuit over the weekend to block certification of the state’s election results in an eleventh-hour attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the key battleground state. The emergency petition, filed
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[ad_1] The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that Tennessee may begin to enforce one component of a broader pro-life law that had been delayed by legal challenges and a federal judge’s temporary injunction. The component of the bill now allowed to take effect prohibits doctors from knowingly performing abortions sought because of the
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[ad_1] (Wavebreakmedia/Getty Images) The Supreme Court is likely to decide later this week whether it will hear a case brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn against restrictions on worship put in place by New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo began his pandemic-response efforts in March with a series of wide-ranging executive orders
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[ad_1] A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the coronavirus at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters) AstraZeneca and Oxford University said Monday that their coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 percent effective in late-stage
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[ad_1] President Donald Trump in the press room of the White House, November 20, 2020 (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The campaign’s post-election lawsuit was tossed, just before the commonwealth’s certification deadline. A    federal court has thrown out the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania, which challenged presumptive President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the commonwealth. In so doing,
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[ad_1] French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after paying his respects by the coffin of slain teacher Samuel Paty in the courtyard of the Sorbonne university during a national memorial event in Paris, France, October 21, 2020. (Francois Mori/Pool via Reuters) Macron is pushing France to confront the implications of Islamism for liberal democracy. What are
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[ad_1] President Trump taps his phone screen during a roundtable discussion at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden will receive the @POTUS Twitter account on Inauguration Day, even if President Trump refuses to concede, the social-media platform announced Friday. “Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition
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[ad_1] U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testifies on the Trump administration’s response to the country’s economic crisis on Capitol Hill, September 1, 2020. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via Reuters) Silly debates over whether emergency credit-facility programs should be allowed to expire — they should — distract from a more important question. On Thursday, Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin
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[ad_1] President-elect Joe Biden discusses health care plans during a news conference in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A trio of moderate Republican senators has indicated they will vote to approve Joe Biden’s nominations for cabinet posts as long as they are “mainstream,” in comments to Politico released on Friday. Depending on the
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[ad_1] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) and Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, carry bins with supplies during a news conference at New Bridges Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 19, 2020. (Jeenah Moon/Pool via Reuters) Let’s stipulate that making decisions for the biggest U.S. public-school system
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[ad_1] New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on COVID-19 in Manhattan, New York, November 15, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy award next week for his coronavirus press briefings, the Emmy organization announced on Friday. When the pandemic arrived in New York City and its surrounding environs, Cuomo
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[ad_1] At least two Catholic bishops have been urging pro-lifers not to use the COVID vaccines on the ground that their development involved abortion. (You may recall a controversy last month regarding how President Trump’s COVID case was treated.) Drudge is linking to this story that centers on Joseph Brennan, the Catholic bishop of Fresno.
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