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March 4th Capitol attack fears grow as conspiracy theorists talk of Trump's return

March 4th Capitol attack fears grow as conspiracy theorists talk of Trump's return

ShareFears of another Capitol attack have ramped up in the days and hours leading up to March 4, the next significant date in the QAnon calendar. Despite countless failed Q predictions, supporters of former President and the proliferating conspiracy theory believe that Thursday will be the day that the ex-president will be inaugurated again.On Wednesday, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) announced that they had uncovered threats by militia groups to breach the Capitol building on March 4. The "possible plot" appeared to be connected to the QAnon theory that Trump would return to...

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McConnell opposes $1,400 stimulus checks because he thinks people could stop working

McConnell opposes $1,400 stimulus checks because he thinks people could stop working

ShareSenate Minority Leader on Wednesday explained that he's opposing the $1,400 stimulus checks in President 's $1.9 trillion economic relief bill due to concerns that the payments could stop Americans from working.In an interview with , McConnell predicted that will unite and soon push the American Rescue Plan through ."At the end of the day, my guess is they all fall in line and it'll pass, with every single Democrat for it and every single Republican against," he said.Asked by host Martha MacCallum whether he thinks the $1,400 would prevent "some people from wanting to work," McConnell...

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren call on Harris to override parliamentarian on $15 minimum wage

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren call on Harris to override parliamentarian on $15 minimum wage

ShareSenators of Vermont and of Massachusetts on Monday urged Vice President to override the parliamentarian's ruling that reconciliation cannot be used on the $15 minimum wage hike in President 's $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package.Sanders, chair of the Budget Committee, has refused to give up on passing the $15 minimum wage after Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough decided that the measure did not meet the requirements of the budget process called reconciliation.MacDonough's ruling by Harris, but Democratic leaders on Monday indicated that they will likely cut the wage hike to...

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Mary Trump predicts uncle will "pretend" to run in 2024 as losing to Biden made him big money

Mary Trump predicts uncle will "pretend" to run in 2024 as losing to Biden made him big money

ShareMary Trump, the niece of , has predicted that the ex-president will "pretend" to run for the White House in 2024 because his election loss to President was very lucrative.The clinical psychologist has been a frequent critic of her uncle and his politics, having previously called him a "sociopath."The former president on Sunday continued to push his baseless claims that widespread voter fraud cost him the 2020 election and hinted to supporters that he may run again in 2024 in a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida."Actually, you know,...

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Biden open to giving fewer people stimulus checks as "weeks" of delays loom

Biden open to giving fewer people stimulus checks as "weeks" of delays loom

ShareWhite House Press Secretary on Sunday said that President is still open to lowering the income threshold for the $1,400 stimulus checks in his $1.9 trillion relief package. She also indicated that the direct payments could be delayed by weeks as figure out the best path forward for the $15 minimum wage measure.Biden is willing to further target the checks to "ensure they hit the Americans who need that help the most," Psaki said on , adding that the president will not negotiate the size of the direct payments.The House of Representatives passed the sprawling relief legislation on...

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Mitch McConnell booed by CPAC audience as Trump takes credit for his reelection

Mitch McConnell booed by CPAC audience as Trump takes credit for his reelection

ShareThe Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience on Sunday afternoon booed Minority Leader as President took credit for the Kentucky senator's November election win."My endorsement of Mitch McConnell at his request, he asked for my endorsement," Trump said, prompting loud boos from the crowd, "brought him from one point down to 20 points up and he won his race in the great state and the great commonwealth of Kentucky. He won it very easily. And I said, 'I wonder if I'm doing the right thing here,' but you know what, I did what I did.""But he went from one point down to 20...

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Donald Trump teases 2024 run at CPAC: "I may decide to beat them for a third time"

Donald Trump teases 2024 run at CPAC: "I may decide to beat them for a third time"

ShareIn a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday afternoon, former President excoriated President 's immigration policies and hinted to supporters that he may run again in 2024."Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history. Already the Biden administration has proven that they are anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-borders, anti-energy, anti-women and anti-science. In just one short month, we have gone from America First to America Last," the ex-president said."There's no better example than the new and horrible crisis...

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Coca-Cola, facing backlash, says "be less white" learning plan was about workplace inclusion

Coca-Cola, facing backlash, says "be less white" learning plan was about workplace inclusion

ShareCoca-Cola, facing mounting backlash from conservatives online, has responded to allegations of anti-white rhetoric after an internal whistleblower leaked screenshots of diversity training materials that encourages staff to "try to be less white."On Friday, Karlyn Borysenko, an activist who supports banning critical race theory, shared images from an internal whistleblower of the company's online racism training. The slides included tips to learners on how to be "less white, less arrogant, less certain, less defensive, less ignorant and more humble.""In the U.S. and other Western...

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$1,400 stimulus checks boost Republican support for Joe Biden's relief package: Poll

$1,400 stimulus checks boost Republican support for Joe Biden's relief package: Poll

ShareNew polling data shows that President 's proposed stimulus check of $1,400 is boosting Republican support for his $1.9 trillion economic relief package.A Wednesday Yahoo! survey, which sampled 1,556 U.S. adults between February 20-22, showed that 77 percent of respondents were in favor of sending $1,400 COVID-19 relief checks, including 61 percent of people who identified as Republican and 89 percent of people who identified as Democrat.Republicans were not as supportive of Biden's overall stimulus package. Only 28 percent backed the sprawling legislation currently under consideration...

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Lauren Boebert faces backlash after urging Biden to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

Lauren Boebert faces backlash after urging Biden to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

ShareRepublican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado has faced online backlash from critics after urging President to lower flags to half-staff to honor the life of .Limbaugh, an unflinchingly conservative radio host and icon, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. "I'm calling on Joe Biden to order flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh," Boebert tweeted on Friday.But her call was met with opposition.News of Limbaugh's death dealt a heavy blow to conservatives who viewed him as a fearless truth-teller who wasn't afraid to fall on the wrong...

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Lisa Murkowski's impeachment vote may lure Sarah Palin into primary challenge

Lisa Murkowski's impeachment vote may lure Sarah Palin into primary challenge

ShareLisa Murkowski of Alaska is the only Republican senator who voted to convict former President and will face reelection next year. Her decision to cross party lines could lure a primary challenge from .Murkowski and six other Republicans—Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania—joined in voting to convict Trump on Saturday. However, the 57-43 majority was far from the two-thirds needed for a conviction. With an acquittal, the Senate cannot hold another vote to disqualify Trump...

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Mitch McConnell warns Trump "didn't get away with anything," can still be criminally prosecuted

Mitch McConnell warns Trump "didn't get away with anything," can still be criminally prosecuted

ShareIn a scathing floor speech, Minority Leader on Saturday warned former President that he "didn't get away with anything," after the Senate acquitted him a second time following a historic impeachment trial. joined in voting to convict Trump, but the 57-43 majority fell short of the two-thirds needed for a conviction. Trump was the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office and the first to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.McConnell voted to acquit Trump, but he supported Democrats in blaming the former president for the Capitol riot."There's no...

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Joe Biden says Trump administration's handling of COVID-19 "more dire than we thought"

Joe Biden says Trump administration's handling of COVID-19 "more dire than we thought"

SharePresident has blamed the current pace of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on former President , saying the previous administration's handling of the pandemic was "even more dire than we thought."In an interview with CBS Evening News that aired ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, host Norah O'Donnell told Biden that "at the current rate of 1.3 million doses a day, it's going to take almost a year to get" to herd immunity. She noted that Dr. , the Biden administration's chief medical adviser, has said that 75 percent of Americans need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity from the virus."One...

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George W. Bush wades into GOP civil war as Matt Gaetz stirs Wyoming revolt

George W. Bush wades into GOP civil war as Matt Gaetz stirs Wyoming revolt

ShareFormer Republican President waded into the escalating GOP civil war over 's impeachment on Friday, after Florida Congressman rallied to defeat Congresswoman Liz Cheney in her home state of Wyoming.As the Republican party grapples with its future under President , the civil war has intensified after 10 House members voted in favor of impeaching Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly insurrection on January 6. Bush spoke out one day after Gaetz railed against Liz Cheney—the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney—the No. 3 Republican in the House who joined nine others in voting...

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Trump loses top impeachment lawyers days before trial as "QAnon Shaman" offers to testify

Trump loses top impeachment lawyers days before trial as "QAnon Shaman" offers to testify

ShareFormer President has lost his top impeachment lawyers with just over a week left until the start of the trial that's expected to result in an acquittal, according to sources familiar with the situation. Meanwhile, Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman," has offered to testify in the upcoming proceedings.Two unnamed people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Saturday that South Carolina attorneys Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier have left Trump's impeachment legal team. One of the sources described their departure as a "mutual decision" that was caused by differing...

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Anthony Fauci says Trump tried to coax him Into minimizing COVID pandemic: "Be more positive"

Anthony Fauci says Trump tried to coax him Into minimizing COVID pandemic: "Be more positive"

ShareDr. , the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said that former President tried to get him to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.More than 25.6 million individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in America as of Sunday, and over 429,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus. At the time, Fauci's routine public contradictions of Trump's pandemic claims drew harsh backlash from MAGA supporters, who would chant "fire Fauci!" at campaign rallies.Now working for President Biden's administration, Fauci told , in an interview...

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Michael Cohen thinks Donald Trump issued secret pardons for himself, his children and Giuliani

Michael Cohen thinks Donald Trump issued secret pardons for himself, his children and Giuliani

ShareFormer lawyer Michael Cohen on Sunday expressed his belief that the ex-president had issued pardons for himself, his children and before leaving office.In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70, including Steve Bannon and rapper Kodak Black. But his list did not include preemptive pardons for himself, his family or Giuliani.Cohen told host Alex Witt that he started to ponder why the former president didn't issue pardons for himself, his children or Giuliani after "knowing Donald Trump for well over a...

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Police arrest man illegally carrying gun and ammo near White House, asking about Oval Office

Police arrest man illegally carrying gun and ammo near White House, asking about Oval Office

ShareA man was arrested for illegally carrying a gun and ammunition near the White House after he asked about the Oval Office, according to police in Washington D.C.Macias Santiago, 37, of Midland, Texas, was arrested on Friday, two days after President 's inauguration, for carrying a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm, unregistered ammunition, and unlawful transport of a firearm.According to , he drove down Constitution Ave near The Ellipse on January 22 and parked his pickup truck in front of a parking meter, before asking a nearby D.C. police officer whether he...

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Trump-supporting bin Laden niece claims president is daring followers to "finish the coup"

Trump-supporting bin Laden niece claims president is daring followers to "finish the coup"

ShareNoor bin Laden, a niece of terrorist Osama bin Laden and avid supporter of President , has posted to Telegram a claim that the president is "daring" his fans to "finish the coup."Bin Laden became a well-known figure in right-wing social media circles during the 2020 presidential election cycle, garnering notoriety due to the combination of her last name and her dedicated support for Trump's nationalist agenda. She is the daughter of Osama's half brother, Yeslam bin Ladin."Checkmate. Trump is daring them to enter the fence to finish the coup," read the Telegram post shared by bin Laden,...

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"Resign": Progressives and Hawley's Missouri constituents want him to quit immediately

"Resign": Progressives and Hawley's Missouri constituents want him to quit immediately

ShareProgressive Congresswomen Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez of New York and of Minnesota called on Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri to resign on Friday over the Capitol riot—and a new poll shows that most of his constituents want him to leave office immediately.Pro-Trump protests erupted into chaos as armed supporters stormed the Capitol building after violently clashing with authorities on January 6. The attack left five dead, including a Capitol police officer. Hawley has faced intense backlash for being the first GOP senator to publicly support President 's challenge of the 2020...

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Video of Arnold Schwarzenegger comparing Capitol mob to Nazis viewed over 24 million times

Video of Arnold Schwarzenegger comparing Capitol mob to Nazis viewed over 24 million times

ShareAn emotional video of former Republican California Governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger strongly condemning the deadly U.S. Capitol riots has garnered more than 24 million views on .In the nearly eight-minute clip shared on Sunday, Schwarzenegger compared the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol building last Wednesday to the Nazis of the 1930s."I grew up in Austria. I am very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass," he said. "It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the .""Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass...

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GOP lawmaker warns of precedent where U.S. has "Acting President" if inauguration delayed

GOP lawmaker warns of precedent where U.S. has "Acting President" if inauguration delayed

ShareHouse Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney of Wyoming has directly denounced the effort by several GOP lawmakers to oppose the Electoral College certification of President-elect 's win on Wednesday. She warned of a "dangerous" precedent where the inauguration is delayed, leaving the U.S. with an acting president.A coalition of 11 GOP senators and senators-elect on Saturday announced it will challenge Congress certifying Biden's win on Wednesday, unless an audit of the results is conducted. The group, led by of Texas, said they would "reject the electors from disputed states as not...

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Lindsey Graham attacked by Trump supporters online after condemning GOP election challenge

Lindsey Graham attacked by Trump supporters online after condemning GOP election challenge

ShareSenator is facing online backlash from supporters of President for condemning several GOP congressional members' efforts to challenge the certification of the Electoral College vote for President-elect .A coalition of 11 Republican senators and senators-elect promised to oppose Congress in certifying the Electoral College vote this Wednesday, unless a commission is formed to audit the election results in disputed states. The group, led by of Texas, said it would "reject the electors from disputed states as not 'regularly given' and 'lawfully certified'... unless and until that...

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"Embarrassing": Ted Cruz-led plan to challenge electoral votes draws bipartisan scorn

"Embarrassing": Ted Cruz-led plan to challenge electoral votes draws bipartisan scorn

ShareGOP Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Saturday joined Democratic lawmakers in condemning Texas Senator 's announcement that a group of 11 Republicans in the upper chamber plan to oppose the Electoral College certification of President-elect 's win on January 6, unless a 10-day audit of the results is conducted.On Saturday, 11 more GOP senators said they will officially challenge Congress certifying the Electoral College vote on Wednesday. The group, led by Cruz, includes Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Daines of Montana,...

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On Parler, talks of "civil war" follow Ted Cruz-led plan to challenge electoral votes

On Parler, talks of "civil war" follow Ted Cruz-led plan to challenge electoral votes

ShareTalks of civil war broke out Saturday on Parler—the "free speech" social media platform—after a group of Republicans Senators led by announced plans to challenge the Electoral College certification of results.A group of eleven Republican senators on Saturday announced their plan to oppose the Electoral College certification of President-elect 's win on January 6, unless a 10-day audit of the results is conducted. The group includes Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Daines of Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and...

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