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  • Fani Willis and Judge in Trump Case Win Elections
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 08:32 PM

    “Two of the most prominent figures in the Georgia criminal case against former president Donald Trump easily won their respective elections Tuesday in their first appearance on the ballot since the inception of the high-profile election interference case,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Giuliani Will Stop Accusing Election Workers
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 09:36 PM

    “Rudy Giuliani has agreed to no longer accuse two Georgia poll workers of tampering with the 2020 election,” the Washington Post reports.
    “The agreement bars Giuliani — who has for years amplified election falsehoods as a staunch ally of former president Donald Trump — from publishing or assisting to publish false statements that the two workers “engaged in wrongdoing” related to the 2020 election.”

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  • The Real Danger If Trump Wins
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 12:00 PM

    Jacob Heilbrunn: “Mr. Trump’s economic and foreign policy nationalism would subvert the preponderance of power that America has enjoyed since 1945 and that he has promised to bolster. It has been threatened from without but never from within.”
    “As he vows to upend America’s relations with the rest of the globe, the danger is not that Mr.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump Says He’s Open to States Banning Birth Control
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 12:58 PM

    “Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to allowing states to restrict access to birth control and promised to release a ‘comprehensive policy’ on the issue soon,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Senate Candidate Tells Different Story of Navy Discharge
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 02:00 PM

    Tim Sheehy (R), the Navy SEAL running to unseat Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), “has repeatedly told voters he was ‘discharged’ from the military for medical reasons, owing to wounds sustained in service,” the Daily Beast reports.

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  • Giuliani Pleads Not Guilty in Arizona
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 02:44 PM

    “Rudy Giuliani and 10 others pleaded not guilty in an Arizona court Tuesday to charges of allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election results,” CNN reports.

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  • Biden’s Approval Falls to Lowest In Two Years
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 03:17 PM

    A Reuters/Ipsos poll found President Biden’s public approval rating at just 36% — its lowest level in almost two years and tying the lowest reading of his presidency in a warning sign for his reelection effort.

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  • Trump Walks Back Comments on Limiting Birth Control
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 05:02 PM

    After suggesting he would support state restrictions on contraception, Donald Trump walked backed his comments and insisted he would “never advocate imposing restrictions on birth control.”

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  • Team Trump Vows to Sue Filmmakers
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 07:48 AM

    Donald Trump’s campaign says it will sue the filmmakers of “The Apprentice,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this week, after it was reported the movie features a scene in which Trump rapes his first wife, the Daily Beast reports.

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  • RFK Jr. Not Sure What His Running Mate Is Doing
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 08:57 AM

    “Almost exactly a month after introducing Nicole Shanahan as his vice-presidential pick in a carefully choreographed Bay Area extravaganza, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. still seemed a bit unclear on exactly how his running mate was spending her time,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Corey Lewandowski Rejoins Team Trump
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 08:35 PM

    “Donald Trump’s campaign has brought in Corey Lewandowski, the former president’s 2016 campaign manager who was later ousted from a pro-Trump super PAC in 2021, to serve as an adviser for the Republican National Convention in July,” CNN reports.

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  • The GOP’s Fascism Problem
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 09:47 PM

    “Since Donald Trump emerged on the national political scene in 2015, journalists and pundits have been debating whether it’s appropriate to compare him and the MAGA movement to the fascist movements of 20th-century Europe — and, more specifically, to the Nazism that gained traction in Germany throughout the 1920s,”

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  • More Classified Documents Were Found at Mar-a-Lago
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 12:56 PM

    And unsealed filing in Donald Trump’s classified documents case says there were two rounds of documents discovered at Mar-a-Lago after the FBI conducted its search.

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  • Mysterious Outfit Pays Steve Garvey’s Property Taxes
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 01:24 PM

    California U.S. Senate candidate Steve Garvey’s (R) property taxes are being paid by Sisters in Christ LLC, an organization that includes his sister-in-law as a manager, the Sacramento Bee reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Everything Is Terrible But I’m Fine
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 02:13 PM

    Presidential elections typically hinge on voters’ perceptions of the economy.
    That’s why the economy is a key variable in virtually every election forecasting model.

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  • Prosecutors and Trump’s Lawyers Jockey for an Edge
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 02:57 PM

    “The testimony in the trial of Donald Trump has been riveting and salacious, focusing on a tryst with a porn star and a hush-money payment that paved the road to the White House,” the New York Times reports.

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  • GOP Senators Plead Ignorance Over ‘Unified Reich’ Post
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 04:00 PM

    “GOP senators on Tuesday largely pleaded ignorance about a social media post from former President Donald Trump that invoked a potential “unified reich” if he wins a second term, though several condemned his team for using language that suggests empire-building and carries a connection to Adolf Hitler’s control of Nazi Germany,” Politico reports.

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  • U.S. Opposes Global Tax on Billionaires
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 07:43 AM

    “The U.S. opposes a proposed global wealth tax on billionaires, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, rejecting an idea floated by Brazil, France and other nations to tip the economic scales away from the megarich,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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  • Democrats Seek to Avoid 2022 Repeat in Oregon Primary
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 08:10 AM

    “Two Democrats face off today in a crucial primary for a Republican-held Oregon swing seat the party is eager to flip as Democrats work to win back the House,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Election Deniers Are Now the GOP Mainstream
    Tuesday - 05/21/2024 - 10:01 AM

    Associated Press: “As Trump makes a comeback bid to return to power, Republicans in Congress have become even more likely to cast doubts on Biden’s victory or deny it was legitimate, a political turnaround that allows his false claims of fraud to linger and lays the groundwork to potentially challenge the results in 2024.”

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