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D.C. Officer Beaten In Capitol Riot Loses It On TV After Courtroom Incident

D.C. Officer Beaten In Capitol Riot Loses It On TV After Courtroom Incident

Former D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone choked up on CNN Tuesday following an incident during the sentencing of a Capitol rioter who assaulted him. Earlier in the day, Fanone attended court as Kyle Young, an Iowa man in the pro-Trump mob that assaulted Fanone on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to seven years in …

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GOP Gov. Candidate: Women Should Be Charged With Murder For Violating Abortion Ban

GOP Gov. Candidate: Women Should Be Charged With Murder For Violating Abortion Ban

Doug Mastriano, the Donald Trump-backed GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, in 2019 agreed that women who violate a so-called “fetal heartbeat” abortion ban he was sponsoring should be charged with murder. In an interview with radio station WITF that was unearthed by NBC News this week, state senator Mastriano was asked whether a woman …

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Republican Rep's Hot Take On Drug Seizures Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

Republican Rep’s Hot Take On Drug Seizures Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads

Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) puzzled people with his commentary on drug seizures at the U.S.-Mexico border. On Twitter, Fallon noted Monday how “1.2 MILLION POUNDS of illegal drugs have been seized at our southern border” since Joe Biden became president. “If you needed more evidence that this Administration’s border policies are contributing to a surging …

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Likens Dems To Hogs, Wants Help Shooting Them Dead

Marjorie Taylor Greene Likens Dems To Hogs, Wants Help Shooting Them Dead

Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday launched a competition to go hunting for feral hogs with her in Texas. In a video shared on Facebook, the extremist congresswoman likened Democrats to the wild animals that tear up farmers’ crops. “We’ve got sky-rocketing inflation, high diesel fuel and Democrats’ America last policies,” said Greene, …

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Ron DeSantis Appointee Resigns After Alleged KKK Photo Surfaces

Ron DeSantis Appointee Resigns After Alleged KKK Photo Surfaces

A Florida Republican has left his job after an photo of him, allegedly in a Ku Klux Klan costume, has made the rounds online. Gadsden County Commissioner Jeffery Moore, a Republican appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in July, resigned from the five-person county board of commissioners on Friday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. The photo …

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Sen. Ted Cruz Votes Against Changing Law That Made Him Center Of Attention On Jan. 6

Sen. Ted Cruz Votes Against Changing Law That Made Him Center Of Attention On Jan. 6

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) cast the lone vote Tuesday against a bipartisan bill designed to prevent another insurrection like the one on Jan. 6, 2021. Cruz played a starring role that day, leading a faction of Senate Republicans who objected to the 2020 presidential election result, bolstering then-President Donald Trump’s lies about election …

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Biden Maintains Ambitious Refugee Cap Despite Missing It Badly This Year

Biden Maintains Ambitious Refugee Cap Despite Missing It Badly This Year

The White House announced Tuesday that it will allow up to 125,000 refugees into the United States for the 2023 fiscal year, the same lofty goal it set for this year ― despite being on track to accept less than a quarter of that number. According to the latest State Department numbers, the U.S. has …

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House Democrats Struggle To Agree On Banning Stock Trading By Lawmakers

House Democrats Struggle To Agree On Banning Stock Trading By Lawmakers

House Democrats’ legislation to prohibit lawmakers from owning and trading stocks in individual companies hit a snag Tuesday, when a top member’s support was thrown into doubt. Democrats’ main goal for their remaining few days in Washington before leaving to hit the campaign trail until the Nov. 8 elections is to pass a bill temporarily …

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$100M Lawsuit Filed In Case Of Man Paralyzed While In New Haven Police Custody

$100M Lawsuit Filed In Case Of Man Paralyzed While In New Haven Police Custody

Lawyers representing a Black man who became paralyzed while in police custody over the summer sued the New Haven Police Department for $100 million on Tuesday. The suit alleges that an officer failed to safely restrain Randy Cox while he was handcuffed in the back of a police van in June, and that four other …

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