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  • News Roundup: Biden pushes policy priorities; House Republican civil war continues

    In the news today: President Biden's policy goals remain popular, but still face two big obstacles: The first is a Republican Party looking to sabotage both the White House and the recovery in hopes of winning back electoral power for themselves. The second? Democratic lawmakers worry that plans to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy back to where they were before the destructive 2017 cuts will result in blowback during their own campaigns. In the meantime, the House Republican civil war...

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  • News Roundup: Republicans to punish Cheney for opposing election hoax; Arizona 'audit' continues

    In the news today: House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy sets Wednesday vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership due to Cheney's "relitigating" of whether or not Republicans should continue to promote election hoaxes claiming the last presidential election to have been "stolen." Not considered "relitigating" the election: the ongoing Arizona Republican election "audit" examining ballots for Asian "bamboo fibers." Biden, in the meantime, will meet with Republican lawmakers in one last stab...

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  • News Roundup: Republicans reinforce insurrection hoax; voters aren't buying GOP whines

    In today's news: House Republicans begin the process of removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Cheney's sin: Refusing to back the House Republican claims of election "fraud" that led to the attempted toppling of government. Polls show the public still isn't buying Republican claims that it's Biden who's blocking "bipartisanship." The newest culture war is here, and it comes in the form of Republican lawmakers demanding schools not teach American students about structural...

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  • News Roundup: 'Herd immunity' slips out of reach; Republican ultimatums; judge reprimands police

    In today's news: Experts now believe high levels of vaccine hesitancy will make it impossible to reach COVID-19 "herd immunity" through vaccinations. That means the virus—and whatever new variants arise as the virus continues to mutate—will now pose a public health threat indefinitely. And yes: Republicans did that. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gives an ultimatum to Biden. And an Ohio judge angrily explains to Columbus police that they're not allowed to gas or violently attack...

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  • News Roundup: 70% of Republicans believe election was stolen; Mitt Romney gets heckled

    In today's news: The Republican Party continues to go off the rails. What rails? All the rails. Every single rail. And there's no hint of it getting better anytime soon. Here's some of what you might have missed today: • 70% of Republicans don't believe Biden won election, and Arizona GOP is spreading false hope • Mitt Romney heckled, calls out for daddy as Utah Republican convention turns into Trump party • Black man calls 911 for help and ends up shot some 10 times by same deputy who just...

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  • News Roundup: House Republicans fall into the Big Lie; Florida COVID-19 variants surge

    In the news today: As House Republicans solidify plans to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership, devotion to spreading party-favored hoaxes and propaganda becomes a Republican litmus test for membership. It is a fascist movement, and if it can't win elections it intends to declare democracy itself is rigged against it. And Florida is facing a new post-spring break wave of COVID-19 infections, including the most cases of virus "variants" in any state. Here's some of what you may have...

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  • News Roundup: U.S. for vaccine patent waivers; McConnell vows obstruction; judge blasts Barr memo

    In the news today: The Biden administration announced its support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents during the pandemic, a move that could potentially boost manufacturing capabilities. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell once again declared himself to be "100%" committed to opposing Biden's presidency. And an angry federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to make public a memo that the judge says shows ex-attorney general William Barr lied in his framing of the Robert...

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