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Voting rights groups ask for federal intervention in Arizona, where a company owned by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist is conducting an 'audit' of the 2020 election

In this Thursday, April 22, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett speaks at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots says he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld. AP Photo/Ross D...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Phoenix


Biden invites Capito to the White House on infrastructure but warns 'it's a no-go from me' if GOP doesn't meet him halfway

President Joe Biden has invited Sen. Shelly Moore Capito back to the White House to discuss infrastructure, the President told reporters Thursday, a week after the West Virginia Republican unveiled a counterproposal to the White House's $2 trillion package.
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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are hitting the road together on a national 'America First Tour'

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene will be hitting the road together on a national "America First Tour." Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are hitting the road on a national "America First" tour. Their first stop on May 7 is a conservative Florida retirement community known as The Villages. On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg said the Florida rep. "was involved in sexual activities" with a minor...
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Rudy Giuliani spreads nonsense conspiracy theories about the DOJ and the Bidens in Fox News appearance following FBI raids

Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference held by Donald Trump in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani told Tucker Carlson that he could have destroyed evidence seized by the FBI "years ago." Giuliani claimed that the evidence taken was "exculpatory" and amplified nonsense conspiracy theories about the Bidens and Ukraine. He went on to say that the Justice Department should be investigated without providing credible evid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Fox News, Biden, Rudy


South Korean President Moon to Visit White House on May 21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House on May 21 for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden,...
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Biden touts tax plan in Georgia: Wealthy, corporations must pay their fair share

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press DULUTH, Ga. — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia on Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation’s aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make his case that Americans want a more activist government. With his visit to a state he won by fewer than 12,000 votes, Biden set out to build public support for his plan and try to persuade resistant Repu...
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Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg said in a letter that Gaetz paid for sex with a minor

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images Matt Gaetz's associate, Joel Greenberg, said in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast that Gaetz paid for sex with a minor. Gaetz is under a federal criminal investigation over whether he broke sex trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz paid to have sex with a minor, his longtime associate Joel Greenberg said in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast."On more than one occasion, th...
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The FBI reportedly warned Giuliani in 2019 that Russia was using him as a tool to spread disinformation before the election

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The FBI warned Rudy Giuliani in late 2019 that the Russian government was using him to spread disinformation about the Bidens, WaPo reported. Giuliani ignored the warnings and continued his quest to dig up dirt on the Bidens. He's now the target of a federal criminal inves...
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Florida legislature passes elections bill that contains restrictions on voting, following a GOP trend

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) fist bumps with legislators as he enters the chamber of the Florida House of Representatives prior to his State of the State address in Tallahassee on March 1, 2021. AP Photo/Phil Sears, File The Florida legislature passed a broad elections bill that contains voting restrictions. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill in the battleground state. The makeup of the bill resembles aspects of Georgia's recently passed voting law. See more storie...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Arizona, Tallahassee, Ron DeSantis, Florida House of Representatives, Jeff Brandes, DeSantis, Azmi Haroun, Phil Sears


The Quietly Transformational Biden Presidency

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Whomever wrote Biden’s speech gets an A. It was essentially a laundry list of progressive ideas — but it didn’t feel like a laundry list because it included lots of morally uplifting transitions and personal connections, despite a handful of clichés about "America can do anything if we work together." The President delivered it with passion and without verbal slip-ups. He made the most of the occasion. A CNN poll ...
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Gang’s All Here! Another 2020 Election Reversal Crusader Is Fundraising For AZ Audit

Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne — who egged on President Trump’s election reversal crusade at a bizarre White House meeting last year — is the latest prominent 2020 election conspiracy theorist to put his weight behind financially supporting the questionable audit of Arizona’s 2020 election. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, White House, Audit, Arizona, Trump, Maricopa County, Patrick Byrne, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, AZ Audit


Families of Black Men Slain by Police Are Hopeful for Reform

The family and representatives of Black men killed by the police have met at the White House with senators and Biden administration officials and say they left feeling optimistic.
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A GOP lawmaker asked if the COVID-19 vaccine had tracking devices, insisting the question was to debunk 'wild charges' from his constituents

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner asked if there are tracking devices in the COVID-19 vaccine. A health official denied that; Wagner said he wanted to debunk "wild charges" from constituents. Video of the moment prompted critics to accuse Wagner of spreading misinformation about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A GOP lawmaker in Southern California asked a top county health official if COVID-19 vaccines had "tracking devices," insisting t...
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Show Me a Directed Energy Weapon or Shut Your Anonymous National Security Official Mouth

Another day, another mostly anonymously sourced story about unidentified assailants supposedly assaulting U.S. government employees around the globe. This time, according to CNN, federal agencies are looking into something closer to home: symptoms suffered by a White House employee in Virginia and National Security…Read more...
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White House ready to grind through next pandemic steps: 'Every 1% from here on out will represent incredible progress'

The next 100 days of President Joe Biden's term will test his administration in a critical new way: Convincing those who are not yet vaccinated to do so while making it more convenient for them to get their shot.
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Experts say the White House faces a tough time in the next stage of the pandemic

The next 100 days of President Joe Biden's term will test his administration in a new, critical way: Convincing those who are not yet vaccinated to do so while making it more convenient for them to get their shot.
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Biden turns to Georgia to begin pitch for $4 trillion spending plan

By ZEKE MILLER and AAMER MADHANI | Associated Press PLAINS, Ga. — In the closing days of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden swung through the Georgia town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio, making the case that government can be a force for good. Now, 100 days after taking office, Biden is returning to the state trying to sell voters on his ambitious vision. The president hopes to rally supporters behind his $4 trillion plans to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure and vastly ...
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Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger has resigned amid rape allegations

Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, left, sits next to his attorney while waiting for a legislative ethics committee to begin, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Associated Press Idaho State Rep. has resigned following allegations that he raped a 19-year old House intern, according to KTVB.On Thursday, a legislative ethics committee unanimously voted to suspend Von Ehrlinger without pay, and the lawmaker refused to answer questions about his conduct.This story is developing. Check...
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'Rudy's an idiot' who 'drinks too much': Michael Cohen relishes Giuliani's legal woes and predicts he'll flip on Trump

Michael Cohen. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Ex-Trump lawyer and convicted felon Michael Cohen celebrated current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's legal troubles. "We have no idea how expansive this investigation is going to ultimately reveal itself because Rudy's an idiot," he told CNN. Cohen also predicted that if prosecutors tighten the screws on Giuliani, he'll flip on Trump "in a heartbeat." See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longti...
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60-Member Ransomware Task Force Has a Plan to Crack Down on Ransomware Criminals

A new, Big-Tech-backed coalition is lobbying the Biden administration to more aggressively pursue the threat of ransomware. In sent to the White House this week, members of the new group—simply called the Ransomware Task Force—have asked the president and the U.S. intelligence community to prioritize the…Read more...
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Number of children held in Border Patrol facilities drops 84% since peak last month

The number of unaccompanied migrant children in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month, according to a White House official, underscoring the significant progress made by the administration after reaching record high custody figures.
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Lena Headey Joins HBO Watergate Series ‘White House Plumbers’ Opposite Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux

Lena Headey has joined the HBO series “The White House Plumbers,” which delves into the Watergate scandal, Variety has learned. Headey joins previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, and Domhnall Gleeson. The five-episode series tells the story of how President Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon […]
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Justice Department releases new videos it says shows the assault of officer Brian Sicknick during Capitol riot

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images New video from the US Capitol attack shows the alleged assault of officer Brian Sicknick. Prosecutors say Sicknick, who died one day after the riot, was sprayed with a chemical irritant. A medical examiner ruled Sicknick died of natural causes, but said the siege "played a role in his condition." See more stories...
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ANC members want step-aside resolution to be ruled on by the courts

The party’s top officials are scheduled to meet on Sunday, when Magashule is expected to give a middle finger to the NEC’s decision to implement the contentious resolution The post ANC members want step-aside resolution to be ruled on by the courts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Playing ping-pong with Zondo, Ramaphosa concedes it came down to politics

The president told the Zondo commission the ruling party dropped the ball but struggled over two days on the witness stand to explain how it happened and how a repeat will be prevented The post Playing ping-pong with Zondo, Ramaphosa concedes it came down to politics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Mitt Romney says he favors monthly cash payments for families over Biden's proposed federal childcare program

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). Scott J. Applewhite/AP Romney said he supported providing cash payments over Biden's proposed federally backed childcare. He would give it to families "in a monthly check, and allow them to decide how to spend their money to help their child." Part of Biden's $1.8 trillion plan aims to save families $15,000 a year in childcare costs via subsidies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said on Thursday he would ...
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Biden says he was not briefed in advance about search warrants executed at Giuliani's home, office

Biden sat down for an exclusive interview with TODAY show co-anchor Craig Melvin at the White House on Thursday morning.
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Menthol cigarettes ban: White House 'aware' of discrimination concerns

The White House is "aware" of concerns that the Biden administration's proposed menthol cigarettes ban could unfairly target Black people.
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Ashli Babbitt's family plans to sue Capitol police and the officer who fatally shot her: report

ry WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. Brent Stirton/Getty Images The family of Ashli Babbitt plans to sue the US Capitol Police and the officer who killed her. Babbitt was fatally shot while trying to enter the Speaker's Lobb...
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Ashli Babbitt's family plans to sue Capitol police and the officer who fatally shot her: Newsweek

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. Brent Stirton/Getty Images The family of Ashli Babbitt - the woman who was fatally shot while storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 - is planning to sue the US Capitol Police Department and the officer w...
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