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WATCH: Brian Williams Trolls 'Freedom Fighter' Matt Gaetz in Viral Segment

Brian Williams doesn't come from the comedy world, but he certainly sounded like a late night host last night when he eviscerated Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is currently embroiled in a feud with Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This week, after Milley testified before Congress about the importance of teaching America's racist history to soldiers, Gaetz tweeted that with generals like Milley, "it's no wonder we've fought considerably more wars than we've won," a statement that clearly got under Williams' skin.
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Jesse Jackson and Bishop Barber arrested at filibuster protest

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber were among a group of civil rights leaders arrested outside the Senate during a protest calling for the filibuster's abolition on Wednesday. Driving the news: The demonstration also called on senators to pass a sweeping voting rights bill that was blocked in the...
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A Republican-appointed judge just smacked down GOP deniers on January 6

(CNN) — The violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 was a dark day in American history. The attempted rewriting of what actually happened that day -- when more than 100 police officers were injured and five people died -- by former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies is even more noxious.
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Biden ousts housing finance chief after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday fired the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency who had been appointed by his predecessor Donald Trump, acting hours after the U.S. Supreme Court expanded presidential powers to make it easier to oust the agency chief. The court also...
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New York Supreme Court suspends Giuliani's law license

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it is suspending Rudy Giuliani ’s license to practice law in the state. The court concluded that Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to courts, lawmakers and the public when he was representing former President Trump and his campaign in their failed effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
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The Democrats Are Already Losing the Next Election

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell knew that winning reelection in her swingy Florida district would be difficult. But it wasn’t until one night in February last year that the 50-year-old Democratic representative started to worry. That was the evening when then-presidential-candidate Bernie Sanders, in a 60 Minutes interview, showered praise on Cuba’s literacy programs under the Castro regime. “Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” the senator asked Anderson Cooper. Watching at home, Mucarsel-Powell was aghast. “How ignorant can you be?” she remembers thinking. “It was a complete insult to the Cuban diaspora that had fled that country.” Right away, she condemned Sanders’s remarks, but in her South Florida district, which is home to thousands of Cuban and other Latin American immigrants, the damage had been done. Republicans used Sanders’s comments to raise money for her opponent, Carlos Gimenez, and to paint Mucarsel-Powell as an ally of the “Castro-loving socialist.” She lost her reelection bid by three points.
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Ted Cruz demanded Kamala Harris go to the border and now he’s mad that she’s going there

Kamala Harris is visiting the US-Mexico border for the first time since being elected Vice President of the United States. The trip comes after a barrage of criticism, primarily from conservatives, for her failing to make the trip sooner when President Joe Biden personally put in her charge of handling the migrant border crisis. It also takes place just weeks after her controversial visit to Guatemala, during which she instructed Central Americans not to come to the US at all.
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'Outraged' Fox News host Laura Ingraham wants to defund the Pentagon over Gen. Milley's race studies defense

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, defended the U.S. Military Academy's curriculum from criticism by Republicans at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. Milley specifically waved off complaints about an elective class at West Point that teaches critical race theory and explored "white rage," but he more generally stood up for the importance of academic study of differing views and difficult subjects important to understanding America, like race.

Victory for property rights in Supreme Court union trespassing case

Washington, D.C.; June 23, 2021: In a victory for property owners, the Supreme Court of the United States today affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third parties to trespass on their property. In Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, two California agriculture businesses challenged a state law that...

Pelosi and Manchin start to play chicken

Speaker NANCY PELOSI made two bits of news this morning at her weekly news conference:. — First, she officially endorsed the idea of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The move allows the speaker to pack the investigation with her allies and keep control over the process, though she didn’t say exactly who would lead the charge. Those details will come later, but House Homeland Security Chairman BENNIE THOMPSON has been making a strong push for this position.