Aila Slisco
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Merrick Garland trends as Ted Cruz says GOP Senate didn't "rig" the Supreme Court

Merrick Garland trends as Ted Cruz says GOP Senate didn't "rig" the Supreme Court

ShareSen. (R-Texas) was mocked and reminded of Attorney General 's blocked 2016 nomination to the after urging not to "pack" the court on Thursday.Garland's name became a trending topic after a clip of Cruz making the remarks circulated on . Cruz was speaking against last week, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The bill would add new justices to the Supreme Court, with the likely practical effect of changing the ideological balance of court, something opponents have often referred to as "court packing.""You didn't see when we had control of the try to rig the...

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Nancy Pelosi under fire for saying George Floyd "sacrificed" himself for justice

Nancy Pelosi under fire for saying George Floyd "sacrificed" himself for justice

ShareSpeaker of the House (D-Calif.) was criticized on social media Tuesday after she thanked for "sacrificing" his life for justice.Pelosi made the controversial remarks while speaking during a press conference held by the Congressional Black Caucus immediately after former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of Floyd's murder."Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice," Pelosi said. "For being there to call out to your mom—how heartbreaking was that? Call out for your mom, 'I can't breathe.' But because of you and because of thousands—millions of people around...

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As Gavin Newsom faces recall election, California Dems want to make petition process harder

As Gavin Newsom faces recall election, California Dems want to make petition process harder

ShareCalifornia have introduced several bills that would make it harder to recall elected officials in the state as Democratic Governor fights a potential recall.The key bill, S.B. 663, would not affect the current Newsom recall effort if it becomes law since it would not take effect until 2022. The bill would allow elected officials representing more than 50,000 eligible voters to contact those who signed a petition seeking to recall them to verify that they did sign the petition and were not mislead or coerced into doing so.Under current California law, signatures on petitions can only be...

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AOC says prosecutor "lied about police killing a child" in Adam Toledo case

AOC says prosecutor "lied about police killing a child" in Adam Toledo case

ShareRep. (D-N.Y.) on Thursday blasted an Illinois prosecutor who "lied" about the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29.Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a report on the shooting that noted Cook County, Illinois officials determined a prosecutor had "made an error" when he previously claimed that Toledo was holding a gun before being killed. Body camera footage of the shooting released Thursday does not appear to show the boy holding a weapon, while the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said that the prosecutor was mistaken and had...

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Amnesty International blames "national self-interest" for length of COVID pandemic

Amnesty International blames "national self-interest" for length of COVID pandemic

ShareAmnesty International believes the extended toll of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is due in part to a selfish "national self-interest" by global leaders opposed to international cooperation.Amnesty International said that a "terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies" was responsible for "inequality, discrimination and oppression and paved the way for the devastation wrought by COVID-19" in 2020. The remarks were made while the international human rights organization released its annual report on Tuesday.The group specifically criticized former President for...

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Suicides fell by 2,600 in 2020, despite Donald Trump's lockdown warnings

Suicides fell by 2,600 in 2020, despite Donald Trump's lockdown warnings

ShareSuicide rates dropped in 2020 despite former President warning that COVID-19 lockdowns would lead to an increasing number of people taking their own lives.Total U.S. suicides for 2020 numbered 44,834, over 2,600 fewer deaths than 2019's total of 47,511, according to National Center for Health Statistics figures cited in an article published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. A smaller decrease of around 800 happened between 2018 and 2019.COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, responsible for 345,323 deaths. The top cause of death, heart...

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Head of Cyber Ninja company auditing Arizona votes supports election fraud conspiracy theory

Head of Cyber Ninja company auditing Arizona votes supports election fraud conspiracy theory

ShareThe head of a company hired to audit the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona's Maricopa County is a supporter of former President who reportedly promoted election fraud conspiracy theories on social media after Trump lost.Doug Logan, the founder of Florida-based firm Cyber Ninjas, repeatedly shared pro-Trump election fraud conspiracy theories on a now-deleted account, according to The Arizona Republic. Logan's firm has been hired by Arizona's GOP-controlled to conduct a new post-election audit of results in the state's most populous county. Multiple recounts and audits...

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New York likely to become 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York likely to become 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana

ShareNew York is likely to become the 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana after the New York state passed a bill to make it legal.The Senate passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which makes recreational marijuana legal for adults 21 and over, by a vote of 40 to 23 on Tuesday evening. Hours later, the state Assembly was debating the bill with the expectation that it would pass the same night.Opposition to the bill, mostly from , is nearly certain to have no practical impact on the progress of the bill since who support legalization comprise a strong majority of New...

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Donald Trump calls Dr. Birx "proven liar" after she said she was forced to censor herself

Donald Trump calls Dr. Birx "proven liar" after she said she was forced to censor herself

ShareFormer President has accused his former COVID-19 adviser Dr. Deborah Birx of being a "proven liar" after she claimed his administration censored her messaging on the pandemic.Trump made the remarks in a Monday statement blasting both Birx and Dr. , the top experts on his White House Coronavirus Task Force, for recent comments they had made in the media. The former president called the doctors "self-promoters" one day after interviews with them and other key figures of the Trump administration's COVID-19 response aired on , with Birx saying that the Trump White House had forced her to...

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Joe Biden blames trouble passing voting rights on 2 Dems "who vote more" with GOP

Joe Biden blames trouble passing voting rights on 2 Dems "who vote more" with GOP

President Joe Biden has blamed two Democratic Senators who "vote more with" Republicans for Democrats' difficulties in passing voting rights legislation through Congress. Biden said that the "sacred right" to vote is currently "under assault with incredible intensity" during his speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The president described ongoing Republican efforts to pass restrictive voting bills at the state level as "simply un-American." He vowed that June would be "a month of action" for Democrats to preserve and expand voting rights, with Vice President Kamala Harris set to lead the...

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