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Accused Child Sex Trafficker Matt Gaetz Sought Blanket Pardon From Trump

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida sought “blanket pardons” for himself and his political allies from President Donald Trump shortly before Trump left office in January, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times, citing two people familiar with the discussions, said Gaetz asked the Trump White House, in its final weeks, to grant him immunity…

New York Lawmakers Reach a Deal to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use [VIDEO]

New York State lawmakers have reached a deal to legalize recreational marijuana, a legislative source familiar with negotiations told CNN Wednesday, stating lawmakers were finalizing bill language to be passed next week. “The Cannabis Law” legislation would create a new Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) controlled by a Cannabis Control Board, according to an internal…

Second Mass Shooting in a Week Leaves 10 Dead Including a Cop [VIDEO]

Ten people were killed Monday, including a police officer, when a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, the second mass shooting in the U.S. in a week. “These were people going about their day, doing their shopping,” Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty said at a late-night press briefing. He described the day’s…

Biden Delivers Huge Win For the Country by Signing Landmark COVID Relief Package into Law [VIDEO]

President Joe Biden signed his sweeping $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package into law on Thursday afternoon. – Continued below video – “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation, working people, middle class folks, people who built the country, a fighting chance,” Biden said in…

Third Vaccine Ships Out From Johnson & Johnson

A steady decline in new coronavirus cases in the United States appears to have stalled, public health officials said, warning that new, more transmissible variants could be taking hold. The number of new infections remains critically high, with more than 76,000 cases reported Saturday, even as hospitalizations continue to drop. The apparent plateau comes as…

CPAC Gathers Right Wing Lunatics at Trump Worshiping Lie Fest [PODCAST]

Join Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-fixer and Daily Beast’s Lachlan Cartwright to discuss this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the GOP continued its complete and total embrace of Donald J. Trump. Mea Culpa travels down the MAGA rabbit hole to deliver an analysis from Orlando to find out who’s saying what and why. Next we speak…

McConnell says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘loony lies’ are ‘a cancer’ on GOP [VIDEO]

Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the US Senate, has intensified pressure on the extremist Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling the “loony lies and conspiracy theories” that she endorses a “cancer for the Republican party”. In a statement to the Hill on Monday night, McConnell did not name Greene personally. But his excoriating attack…

U.S. Capital Rioters Say They Planned to Capture and Kill Lawmakers

Federal prosecutors said in a new court filing there is “strong evidence” that the pro-Trump rioters who invaded the U.S. Capitol last week intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government.” Prosecutors also noted in that filing that “news reports suggest that the U.S. Capitol siege may just be the beginning…

Trump Provokes Attack on the Capital By His Angry Mob [VIDEO]

Four people are dead following Wednesday’s protests and the pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol, according to Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee. One woman and two men, suffered “medical emergencies” at the protests, and have subsequently died, Contee said during a press conference Wednesday night. Another woman was shot and killed during a…

Trump Caught on Tape Trying to Steal the Georgia Election [LISTEN]

On an hour-long phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday, President Trump pressured him and other officials to “find” enough votes in the state’s presidential election to make him the winner, according to audio of the call obtained by CBS News. [LISTEN BELOW THE FULL 1 HOUR CALL] During the call,…

[PODCAST] Battleground Georgia: Ground Zero for Misinformation Heading into the Runoff Senate Election

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt. This week David and Steve call Greg Bluestein to talk about the unprecedented internecine warfare among Republicans in Georgia, how the political chaos could hurt the state’s economy, and how claims of election fraud are confusing the voters Republicans need to keep the Senate. Bluestein is one of…

Trump Silent in Wake of Massive Cybersecurity Hack of US Government Linked To Russia

An alarming new alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber arm revealed that Russian hackers suspected of a massive, ongoing intrusion campaign into government agencies, private companies and critical infrastructure entities used a variety of unidentified tactics and not just a single compromised software program. Specifically, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said…

Trump Admin to Begin Transition of Power Process to President-elect Biden

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that the current administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power process. General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy told President-elect Joe Biden the Trump administration is making federal resources available for his transition into office. The letter from Murphy, who had withheld…