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Fox ‘Hard News’ Anchors Stay Silent When Pundit Pushes Trump Tax Conspiracy

Fox ‘Hard News’ Anchors Stay Silent When Pundit Pushes Trump Tax Conspiracy

Two anchors that Fox News often points to as proof of the network’s straight-news bona fides remained mum on Monday when casually tossed out the baseless conspiracy theory alleging collusion between New York Times reporters and the Biden campaign.Following revealing that President Donald Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes during his first year in the White House, the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released an online ad looking to capitalize on the story.The ad, which features stock images and text highlighting the average annual taxes paid by various...

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Kiss Your Rights Goodbye When Amy Coney Barrett Joins SCOTUS

Kiss Your Rights Goodbye When Amy Coney Barrett Joins SCOTUS

President Trump’s plan to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is . The formal announcement Saturday will come the day after Ginsburg became the first woman and the first Jew to lie in state at the Capitol, and less than 40 days before the presidential election.In 2016, Republicans refused to consider President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, that year’s election.The nomination is also a remarkable achievement for the religious right. In less than four years, Trump will have selected three of the...

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Steve Bannon’s Dodgy Nonprofit Teamed Up With Company Linked to Accused Gold Scammers

Steve Bannon’s Dodgy Nonprofit Teamed Up With Company Linked to Accused Gold Scammers

When former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s nonprofit sought to restore an American golden age, it turned to a company with connections to a consortium that allegedly strip-mined the retirement accounts of elderly conservatives, The Daily Beast has discovered.Bannon’s “economic nationalist” group Citizens of the American Republic hired the Wyoming-based firm Platinum Advertising Corporation in 2018 to handle its “,” Internal Revenue Service records show. A tangle of corporate and legal documents ties Platinum Advertising to TMTE Inc.—a precious metal dealer accused on Friday of...

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Trump: Abraham Lincoln ‘Wasn’t Big on the Hispanic Movement’

Trump: Abraham Lincoln ‘Wasn’t Big on the Hispanic Movement’

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWPresident Donald Trump said at a campaign rally Friday that Abraham Lincoln “wasn’t big on the Hispanic movement” in an apparent attempt to praise himself. Repeating his claim that he’s done more for minority communities than any other American leader, Trump tooted the results of his campaign events in Florida with leaders of the Hispanic community. He said, “We call them the ‘Latinos for Trump,’ where we are polling at numbers that I guess no Republican has ever polled at before, perhaps, Abraham Lincoln. But in those days, he wasn’t...

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Kimberly Guilfoyle Caught Lying About Vote-by-Mail in Robocalls

Kimberly Guilfoyle Caught Lying About Vote-by-Mail in Robocalls

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWIn a robocall to voters ahead of the 2020 election, , accuses the “radical left” of trying to “confuse you” about mail-in voting. “Absentee voting and universal vote-by-mail may sound similar but could not be more different,” Guilfoyle says in one call, according to . “Absentee voting is safe, secure and supported by President Trump. The radical left wants universal vote-by-mail, which is proven to be filled with fraud, abuse and mistakes.” She claims in the call that “Democrats want to scare you away from voting absentee.”There’s no...

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Everything Democrats Care About Is in Danger With Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Everything Democrats Care About Is in Danger With Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Vetting a potential Supreme Court justice 40 days before an election, when Republican senators swore we couldn’t do so , is, as the late might put it, a shandeh. A travesty. A farce.But for individual rights, voting rights, LGBTQ equality, church/state separation, the rights of immigrants, everything Democrats have tried to advance this is no farce. It’s a tragedy.Amy Coney Barrett, reportedly the leading contender to take over Ginsburg’s seat, is a highly intelligent Notre Dame law professor and, since 2017, a federal judge. She has written numerous scholarly articles on a wide variety of...

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Trump Ally: Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump $50 Million to Help Get Her Opponent Out of the Race

Trump Ally: Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump $50 Million to Help Get Her Opponent Out of the Race

A leading congressional ally of President Donald Trump alleged last week that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) threatened to withhold financial support for the president’s re-election effort unless he helped get her top Republican opponent out of the race.According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Loeffler or her representatives approached the Trump campaign and offered to spend tens of millions of dollars on Trump’s behalf. But that financial support would only come, Loeffler’s team supposedly said, if Trump helped convince Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to drop his Senate bid. Gaetz supports Collins and...

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Mary Trump Sues Her Uncle—the President—for Fraud

Mary Trump Sues Her Uncle—the President—for Fraud

Mary Trump, the president’s niece whose tell-all book has roiled the Trump family, is suing the commander-in-chief and his siblings, accusing them of committing fraud in an attempt to deprive her of millions of dollars associated with the family’s real estate empire. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a New York court and obtained by The Daily Beast, names Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, and their late brother Robert Trump, in the alleged fraud and civil conspiracy.“For Donald J. Trump, his sister Maryanne, and their late brother Robert, fraud was not just the family business—it...

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Software Firm Used by U.S. Election Officials Says It’s Been Targeted by Unknown Hackers

Software Firm Used by U.S. Election Officials Says It’s Been Targeted by Unknown Hackers

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWJust days ago, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security might attempt to break into websites handling election results in November. Now, a software firm whose products are used by U.S. states and counties to share election data has confirmed that it has suffered a mysterious hack by an unknown party. Tyler Technologies’ products are used by elections officials to display voting results—exactly the kind of product that intelligence officials warned may be vulnerable to foreign manipulation on Election Day. In an email to...

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Trump Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power After Election

Trump Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power After Election

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blatantly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following November’s general election.“We're going to have to see what happens, you know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster,” Trump said when pressed by a reporter to commit to ensuring a peaceful transfer of power.As the same reporter further pressed the president, Trump said, “We want to ... get rid of the ballots and we’ll have a very peaceful, there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation.”“The ballots are out of control,...

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Rep. Omar to Trump After His Attack on Her Somali Roots: Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?

Rep. Omar to Trump After His Attack on Her Somali Roots: Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWRep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has delivered a pretty devastating comeback to President Donald Trump after his dog-whistle attack on her Somali origins at his Pennsylvania rally Tuesday night. Trump’s fans jeered Omar’s name when he mentioned it at the Moon Township event outside Pittsburgh, apparently making him feel bold enough to say: “She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How was your country doing?” Omar, who was born in Somalia but left as a kid and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, hit back: “Firstly,...

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Trump Expands Ban on Racial Bias Trainings and ‘Sex Scapegoating’ to Federal Contractors

Trump Expands Ban on Racial Bias Trainings and ‘Sex Scapegoating’ to Federal Contractors

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is prohibiting government contractors and grantees from offering racial sensitivity and diversity training to employees. In a series of tweets, Trump wrote, “A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I've expanded that ban to people and companies that do business...with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it...

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Trump Describes Police Violence Against Reporters as a ‘Beautiful Sight’

Trump Describes Police Violence Against Reporters as a ‘Beautiful Sight’

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWPresident Trump described police violence against reporters as “a beautiful sight” at a campaign rally Tuesday. The remark concluded an extended tirade describing and apparently encouraging physical abuse of journalists. “[Police] grabbed them, they grabbed them. Sometimes, they grabbed one guy—‘I’m a reporter! I’m a reporter!’—get out of here. They threw him aside like he was a little bag of popcorn ... I mean, honestly, when you watch the crap that we've all had to take so long ... When you see it, it’s actually a beautiful sight!” he...

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Facebook Busts China-Linked Disinfo Campaign That Snared U.S. Users

Facebook Busts China-Linked Disinfo Campaign That Snared U.S. Users

Facebook booted a China-linked disinformation campaign that hyped up the People’s Republic to audiences in Southeast Asia and the U.S., according to a company investigation released on Tuesday.In a Tuesday press conference, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said the network focused mostly on regional issues to audiences speaking Chinese, Filipino, and English.The network briefly strayed into U.S. politics with posts both criticizing and supporting President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.The...

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Mitt Romney Supports Voting on Supreme Court Vacancy

Mitt Romney Supports Voting on Supreme Court Vacancy

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWSen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Tuesday he supports filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that will essentially allow President Trump’s nominee to be considered amid a presidential election. “My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” Romney said. “It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law, which in this case is the Constitution and precedent. The historical precedent of...

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NYPD Officer Spied on Tibetan New Yorkers for Chinese Government: Feds

NYPD Officer Spied on Tibetan New Yorkers for Chinese Government: Feds

A New York City police officer was arrested Monday by federal authorities, who say the cop has been secretly working as an agent of the Chinese government for the past six years.The accused officer, Baimadajie Angwang, 33, is a community affairs liaison at the 111th Precinct in Queens. He is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and now serves as a civil affairs specialist in the Army Reserve, according to prosecutors. Angwan in Iraq and Afghanistan, and holds a secret-level security clearance.Angwang has “maintained a relationship with at least two PRC officials stationed at...

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Sep 21
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Dems Balk at Using Their Biggest Weapon in SCOTUS Fight

Dems Balk at Using Their Biggest Weapon in SCOTUS Fight

Facing what they acknowledge to be a nearly impossible task of blocking President Donald Trump from filling a Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Democrats are divided over what precise tactics they should deploy in the days and weeks ahead.On a caucus call Saturday, members laid out two types of approaches that they thought would best suit the party in its efforts to stop the president from filling the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer. One faction felt that a dramatic show of resistance with overt political threats would provide the...

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Fauci Tells Trevor Noah Trump’s ‘Confused Messages’ on COVID-19 Are ‘Unfortunate’

Fauci Tells Trevor Noah Trump’s ‘Confused Messages’ on COVID-19 Are ‘Unfortunate’

It wasn’t until mid-July, after nearly 135,000 Americans had died from COVID-19, that President Trump finally allowed himself to be photographed wearing a mask in public, and recommended that others do the same. In previous months, the president had not only failed to implement a federal mask mandate but also spoken out against mask-wearing as an effective deterrent to the novel coronavirus, and disturbing reports how the Trump administration has repeatedly meddled with CDC guidance on how Americans should handle COVID-19. On top of all that, the Trump administration has refused to hold any...

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Sep 22
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He Hunted Bin Laden for CIA. Now He Wants Americans Dead.

He Hunted Bin Laden for CIA. Now He Wants Americans Dead.

‘ELIMINATE THEM’Michael Scheuer used to hunt Osama bin Laden, whom he now says he admires. Now his quarry is Donald Trump’s enemies, whom he equates with terrorists. he former senior once in charge of the hunt for has spent the summer calling for the slaughter of his fellow Americans.Michael Scheuer calls a “terrorist organization” and a “semi-human mob.” On his blog and his podcast, Scheuer rages against a widespread, treasonous conspiracy targeting not only President Trump but the fundamental character of the American republic. It deserves “punishment... we’ve not seen before in this...

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DoJ Bizarrely Brands NYC, Seattle, Portland as ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ in Move to Revoke Federal Funding

DoJ Bizarrely Brands NYC, Seattle, Portland as ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ in Move to Revoke Federal Funding

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWAttorney General Bill Barr has actually followed through on the signed by President Donald Trump this month that announced his plans to cut off “lawless zones” from federal funding. According to the New York Post, New York City is one of three U.S. cities that were branded “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday in a move to punish them for how they responded to this summer’s protests over the police killing of George Floyd. Portland and Seattle are the other two, the Post reported. Barr said in a statement: “We...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Spurs $100 Million in Donations to Democrats

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Spurs $100 Million in Donations to Democrats

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWThe death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spurred more than $100 million in donations to Democratic candidates across the country. ActBlue, the party’s donation counter, was deluged with contributions hours after the liberal justice’s death, breaking the record for most money given in an hour since ActBlue began recording in 2004—$6.3 million. By Sunday morning the figure had exploded. Ginsburg . Her death foreshadows a bitter partisan fight over the 2020 election and filling her slot on the high court, which President...

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Trump Makes America More Like Russia Every Day

Trump Makes America More Like Russia Every Day

Russian spies have undermined America for nearly a century. Their goals during and after the cold war were the same: Subvert the United States, sabotage its power, poison the body politic. They used the weapons of political warfare: deception, disinformation, espionage.Their American agents held positions of power and authority. They infiltrated the Justice Department, the State Department, and all of America’s national-security agencies. Turncoats at the FBI and the CIA gave the Russians keys to the kingdom of American intelligence. Their treason went undetected for many years. A...

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Sep 20
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Pelosi Won’t Rule Out Impeachment to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick

Pelosi Won’t Rule Out Impeachment to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t rule out impeachment proceedings as a way to block the Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, saying Sunday that Democrats have “arrows in our quiver” to stall the process.Following from cancer, Trump and Senate Republicans have said they plan to move quickly to fill the seat just weeks before the election. Cries of hypocrisy over the GOP’s 2016 election-year stonewalling of Merrick Garland should they win the White House and Senate in November.During an interview on ABC News’ This Week, Pelosi was pressed...

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Trump Rambles About ‘Good Genes’ and ‘Racehorse Theory’ at Minnesota Campaign Rally

Trump Rambles About ‘Good Genes’ and ‘Racehorse Theory’ at Minnesota Campaign Rally

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWPresident Trump told supporters at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Saturday that they’re genetically blessed. “You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different? You have good genes in Minnesota.” The “racehorse theory” of genetics holds that some human beings are born genetically superior to others, and Trump has reportedly attributed his success to his genes. It’s unclear who in Trump’s worldview would be seen...

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Lindsey Graham Backflips on SCOTUS Vow: I Support ‘Any Effort to Move Forward’

Lindsey Graham Backflips on SCOTUS Vow: I Support ‘Any Effort to Move Forward’

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWSenator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once thought it unacceptable to confirm a Supreme Court justice during an election year. In 2016, when Senate Republicans refused to confirm Obama-nominee Merrick Garland, citing the proximity of the election. Graham said, “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.”...

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