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He Trains Cops. His Jiu-Jitsu Family Has Deep Ties to the Far Right.

He Trains Cops. His Jiu-Jitsu Family Has Deep Ties to the Far Right.

PAST AND PRESENTHundreds of police depts. take Gracie Survival Tactics, a defense program utilizing jiu-jitsu. But the family of its architect has ties to the far right dating back to the 1930s.ener Gracie, Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert and scion of a martial arts empire, has dismissed measures to legally rein in police chokeholds and proposals to departments driven by . In his opinion, cops need more martial arts training—an arena his family has been capitalizing on since the 1920s, when his grandfather Hélio Gracie and his granduncles pioneered Brazilian jiu-jitsu—and a wider budget to pay...

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Millions of Vaccine Doses Are M.I.A.—and Feds Aren’t Sure Why

Millions of Vaccine Doses Are M.I.A.—and Feds Aren’t Sure Why

INTO THIN AIRDoses should be flowing. But instead, states are complaining of vaccine shortages. And Team Biden officials don’t know exactly what the holdup is.illions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine are likely lost in the complex system to distribute the shots, U.S. officials believe. And no one working on the federal response to the coronavirus is quite sure why.Members of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force have spent their first days in office working overtime to find an answer to this puzzle. So far, one hasn’t emerged.According to from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 41.4...

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Draymond Green Sounds Off on Trump and American Racism: ‘Time’s Up’

Draymond Green Sounds Off on Trump and American Racism: ‘Time’s Up’

‘TIME’S UP’ The Golden State Warriors’ glue guy talks to Marlow Stern about the crisis in Flint, ditching the Trump White House, trade rumors, COVID protocols, and his road to recovery.n Thursday night, Draymond Green, three-time NBA champion and beating heart of , was ejected from a 119-104 loss to the surging New York Knicks. With 1:04 left in the second quarter, Green received his second technical after yelling at rookie teammate James Wiseman—which referees mistakenly thought was directed at them (they later admitted ). Hours earlier, I was on a Zoom call with Green to discuss, among...

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Pentagon Nixed Request to Give COVID Vaccine to National Guard Before Inauguration

Pentagon Nixed Request to Give COVID Vaccine to National Guard Before Inauguration

Senior Pentagon officials denied an early December request to vaccinate the National Guard troops tapped to secure Washington during the inauguration, according to two officials familiar with the matter.Those sources said the request, made by officials in charge of planning the event, was rejected because most of the guardsmen called to help protect the inauguration fell outside of the first tier of the Department of Defense’s for the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite the rebuff, inauguration event planners continued to press the issue, raising fears about the spread of the virus within the Capitol...

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‘Time’ Magazine’s Biden ‘Day One’ Cover Breaks Fox News Anchor’s Brain

‘Time’ Magazine’s Biden ‘Day One’ Cover Breaks Fox News Anchor’s Brain

Late Friday morning, at the end of an unusually , Fox News anchor Harris Faulker evidently ran out of things to be outraged about and turned her attention to Time magazine’s first cover of the Joe Biden era.In Faulkner’s words, the , which was illustrated by longtime Time artist Tim O’Brien and is accompanied by the headline “Day One,” shows Joe Biden in the Oval Office “trashed by his predecessor as he looks out at the nation on fire.” She went on to posit that if the cover depicted a Republican president in a similar way, “mainstream media would be on fire about it, but with Joe Biden,...

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Cop Rioter Bragged He ‘Pissed’ in Pelosi’s Toilet, Feds Say

Cop Rioter Bragged He ‘Pissed’ in Pelosi’s Toilet, Feds Say

A Virginia police officer charged in the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol bragged to a friend on Facebook that he “pissed in Nancy P’s toilet,” referring to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, .The document, which seeks permission to search Jacob Fracker’s Rocky Mount, Virginia, home for further evidence, follows a prior warrant that gave the FBI permission to scour his Facebook account. Agents say they found photos, videos, and messages to others sent the day after the riot that directly incriminate Fracker, who is also a corporal in the VA National Guard.Fracker and his alleged...

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Tucker Carlson Is Very Worried About Biden’s ‘War on White Supremacists’

Tucker Carlson Is Very Worried About Biden’s ‘War on White Supremacists’

On the night that Joe Biden was , Tucker Carlson opened his primetime show on Fox News by spending about 30 seconds acknowledging what he generally described as a “peaceful transfer of power” before mocking his CNN and MSNBC competitors for what he viewed as their overly solicitous coverage of the momentous day.But what Carlson really wanted to talk about what was the portion of Biden’s inaugural address in which he denounced “political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”“Those are America’s enemies, we must wage war against them,”...

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Maryland Man Tweeted He Would Blow Up IRS, Kill Pelosi: Feds

Maryland Man Tweeted He Would Blow Up IRS, Kill Pelosi: Feds

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWA Maryland man tweeting as @BonaFried threatened to detonate a bomb at the IRS and kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), federal authorities said Thursday. Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, a 27-year-old in Columbia, Maryland, is charged with making internet threats to destroy a building by use of explosives and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Mohr allegedly tweeted Friday, “I am going to explode the IRS headquarters with a bomb” and later “I am simply announcing my intentions to give employees a fair shot at escaping alive.” A...

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Show-Me State Tells Hawley to Show Himself Out, Poll Finds

Show-Me State Tells Hawley to Show Himself Out, Poll Finds

A majority of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s constituents in Missouri believe he should resign after he led the effort to object to the 2020 election result after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a new poll from Data for Progress, the liberal polling shop.The shared exclusively with The Daily Beast, finds that 51 percent of likely voters polled in Missouri believe Hawley should resign, while 49 percent do not. One in five Republicans surveyed were in favor of the freshman senator’s resignation, while a majority of self-identified independents and a supermajority of...

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Rioter Charged for Beating D.C. Police Officer With Hockey Stick During Capitol Insurrection: DOJ

Rioter Charged for Beating D.C. Police Officer With Hockey Stick During Capitol Insurrection: DOJ

A Michigan man was charged Thursday for allegedly attacking a police officer defending the Capitol with a hockey stick during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Michael Joseph Foy, of Westland, Michigan, has been charged with several crimes, including obstruction of law enforcement and forcibly assaulting an officer, for his role in the insurrection. He’s among the more than 100 rioters who have been charged since Jan. 6, including several members of far-right extremist groups and a Connecticut man who pinned a police officer against a doorway with a riot shield while storming the Capitol. , Foy was...

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‘Worse Than We Imagined’: Team Trump Left Biden a COVID Nightmare

‘Worse Than We Imagined’: Team Trump Left Biden a COVID Nightmare

SOLD AS ISThe systems to manufacture, distribute, and track vaccine doses set up by the Trump administration are even more broken than Biden’s COVID team feared.welve minutes before noon on Wednesday, President Joe Biden was sworn into office as the nation’s 46th president. Seven hours later, the United States more than 4,409 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to data collected by the COVID-19 Tracking Project.The Biden administration came into power with purpose and an , but purpose and planning only gets you so far—particularly when the president’s team is only just now...

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Exiled Trump Already Fixated on Who’s Blocking a Comeback

Exiled Trump Already Fixated on Who’s Blocking a Comeback

On Wednesday, Joe Biden was the 46th president of the United States, and in the afternoon officially began the process of rolling back or a slate of ’s policies and directives. But at his private Florida club Mar-a-Lago, the was already plotting a possible return to Washington, D.C., and calling around to close allies in part to ask if members of his own party were trying to screw him out of a future comeback.Once ensconced in his new home base, the twice-impeached former commander in chief began making phone calls to ask questions about a potential Senate impeachment trial and if some...

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Pressure Builds on Biden Admin to Prosecute Trump for ‘Treason’

Pressure Builds on Biden Admin to Prosecute Trump for ‘Treason’

President-elect Joe Biden is entering the White House with a weighty demand from fellow Democrats: grant your Justice Department power to investigate and prosecute your predecessor.Biden, who will be inaugurated—despite every conceivable attempt by President Donald Trump to prevent that from happening—as the 46th president on Wednesday, has resolutely promised to separate his administration’s political affairs from the DOJ he’ll soon inherit, vowing total independence and delighting many who have longed for a restoration of the most basic democratic principles tested over the past four...

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Melania Trump Made an Aide Write Her Goodbye Notes to Staff, Says Report

Melania Trump Made an Aide Write Her Goodbye Notes to Staff, Says Report

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWAs her notorious green jacket foretold, she really doesn’t care. First lady Melania Trump reportedly couldn’t summon up the energy to write her own goodbye notes to her staff. According to a report from CNN, she instead made an unnamed “lower-level East Wing staffer” write the notes “in her voice,” and then she signed them herself. Sources close to Melania told CNN she has totally “checked out” of her role and that she “just wants to go home,” and is “not sad to be leaving” the White House. Around 80 staff received the impersonal notes,...

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Rep. Steve Cohen Says He Saw Lauren Boebert Giving Tour Before Capitol Riot Day

Rep. Steve Cohen Says He Saw Lauren Boebert Giving Tour Before Capitol Riot Day

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWRep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Monday that he saw QAnon-curious freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) leading a “large group” through a tour of the Capitol in the days before the riots. Cohen said he does not know whether anyone in the crowd later took part in the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Democrats have alleged that a GOP colleague gave a “reconnaissance” tour of the Capitol the day before the mob stormed the building. Over the weekend, Boebert denied she was the member—even though no one had accused her by name—saying...

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Can U.S. Spy Agencies Stop White Terror?

Can U.S. Spy Agencies Stop White Terror?

What we had here was a failure to communicate. Again, on January 6—years after numerous investigations and study commissions picked apart the intelligence failures leading up to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Last week, America’s security agencies were again caught flat footed when another kind of militant wave, this time pro-Trump fanatics, stormed and trashed the citadel of American democracy, nearly executing what al-Qaeda had failed to do, destroy the U.S. Capitol.Democrats in Congress are teeing up another round of investigations and commissions to get to the bottom of the...

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Jan 18
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Hannity Calls for McConnell to Be Replaced as GOP Senate Leader

Hannity Calls for McConnell to Be Replaced as GOP Senate Leader

Fox News host spent President Donald Trump’s last night in office lashing out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling on McConnell to be replaced as the Senate’s Republican leader after the Kentucky senator called out Trump for provoking an insurrectionist mob.Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, , saying the “mob was fed lies” about the election being “stolen” from Trump via baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud. Besides the president, it appeared that McConnell was sending a direct message to members of his caucus, notably Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh...

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Trump Pardon of Bannon Worse Than Nixon: Watchdog

Trump Pardon of Bannon Worse Than Nixon: Watchdog

President Trump has pardoned his former top strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his presidency.In a statement announcing the full pardon, the White House described Bannon as “an important leader in the conservative movement” who “is known for his political acumen” but made no mention of his history with Trump. The move came after Trump was repeatedly cautioned against granting pardons to Bannon and GOP allies who were implicated in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Bannon’s chances at clemency had reportedly appeared to shrink when lawyers staged an intervention of sorts for Trump...

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Fox News Launches ‘Purge’ to ‘Get Rid of Real Journalists,’ Insiders Say

Fox News Launches ‘Purge’ to ‘Get Rid of Real Journalists,’ Insiders Say

Fox News on Tuesday fired the political editor who was tasked with defending the network’s election night decisions that especially angered President Donald Trump and his allies.Politics editor Chris Stirewalt’s exit from the network coincided with the sacking of at least 16 digital editorial staffers, including senior editors. People familiar with the situation said the layoffs—a “blood bath,” as multiple Fox News insiders described it—were perpetrated by Porter Berry, the now in charge of remaking Fox’s digital properties in the image of its right-wing opinion programming.In addition to...

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Andrew Yang Quarantining After Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19

Andrew Yang Quarantining After Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWNew York City mayoral candidate and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is quarantining after a member of his campaign team tested positive for coronavirus. “This morning, we learned that a member of the campaign staff received a positive result on a rapid Covid test,” a statement from Yang’s mayoral campaign said. “Since that time, Andrew has tested negative and is not experiencing any symptoms.” His staff says he’ll quarantine for eight days and will continue campaign activities remotely during that time. Yang...

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Pablo Escobar’s Cocaine Hippos Terrorize Colombian Waterways

Pablo Escobar’s Cocaine Hippos Terrorize Colombian Waterways

Up to 100 hippopotamuses, all descended from four animals illegally imported into Colombia by the cocaine smuggler Pablo Escobar in the late 1980s, are menacing Colombia’s marshlands and river systems.Scientists told that the country must now must cull the aggressive “cocaine hippos” that roam the Magdalena river basin, as they are breeding voraciously in the country’s wet and warm climate. In their natural African habitat, hippos have to contend with a long dry season.Escobar, who was said to be worth a staggering $25 billion at his height, making him , was known for buying lavish gifts,...

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Jan 18
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Trumpists, Here Are Your Terms of Surrender. Also, Fuck You.

Trumpists, Here Are Your Terms of Surrender. Also, Fuck You.

CATACLYSMIC DEFEATThere’s no repairing the damage he’s done until you confess to the normalization and rationalizations that let him bring us to the edge of a conspiracy-driven insurrection.onald Trump is . Before he was the leader of , he was a man that came dangerously close to incinerating the Republic.It’s time for Donald Trump and his allies to surrender unconditionally, permanently, and On September 2, 1945, representatives of the Japanese Imperial Government stood on the hot teak deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn Says He Should’ve Been ‘Sent’ to Stop Capitol Riot

Rep. Madison Cawthorn Says He Should’ve Been ‘Sent’ to Stop Capitol Riot

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWNewbie GOP on Jan. 6 ahead of that day’s deadly riots, but in retrospect, he’s pretty sure the whole thing could’ve been avoided if only he or QAnon-curious Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) had “gone to the front steps” of the Capitol building to save the day. Calling the violent mayhem that day a “great bonding experience” but also reminiscent of “a scene from Lord of the Rings,” Cawthorn lamented to New York Magazine that he hadn’t immediately recognized the chance that fate was laying at his feet that day. “I genuinely believe, had we...

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Jan 17
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Air-Quality Limits on Cremation in L.A. Lifted for COVID Surge

Air-Quality Limits on Cremation in L.A. Lifted for COVID Surge

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCremations in Los Angeles County are normally capped to protect air quality—but so many people are dying of COVID-19 there that regulators have suspended the limit. “The current rate of death is more than double that of pre-pandemic years, leading to hospitals, funeral homes, and crematoriums exceeding capacity without the ability to process the backlog of cases,” the South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a statement announcing the 10-day emergency measure. The county has recorded more than 13,000 virus-related deaths since...

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MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him Packing

MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him Packing

In the final week of his presidency, and a personal friend of the president’s who presented Trump with six pages of documents, loaded with unproven conspiracy theories, that he told him proved that China and other countries helped steal the 2020 election for Joe Biden.Lindell says that after a “five-to-ten minute meeting” in the Oval, Trump asked someone to take the MyPillow inventor to a different room to show his documents to “the lawyers,” and then asked for staff to bring Lindell back afterwards. Following a roughly two-hour wait, according to Lindell, he finally met with White House...

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