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Trump Lackeys Asked DOJ to Investigate Random Italian Guy's Claim Biden Stole Election With Satellites

GOP complaints about voting procedures in Michigan, phantom “anomalies” on ballots in Georgia, and Italian satellite hackers: Emails released by the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday show to what ridiculous extremes officials in Donald Trump’s White House went to enlist the Department of Justice in its attempt to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Government, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Trump, Mark Meadows


QAnon Is, Somehow, About to Get Worse, FBI Warns

QAnon, the rabidly pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theory and future of the GOP, may have been seriously wounded by its godhead’s failure to ascend to transcendent levels of power this year. But they haven’t gone away, and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning Congress that disaffected believers may even…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trumpism, Alt Right, Christopher Wray, Christopher Davis, Martin Heinrich, Fake News, 8chan


Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Sen. Marsha Blackburn has accused him of working with Mark Zuckerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" all criticism of his decisions, which he said were all science-based. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said all of his COV...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Tennessee, Healthcare, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' that he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn accused Fauci Tuesday of working with Mark Zukerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" every criticism of his decisions, which were "fundamentally based on science." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wedne...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Tennessee, Healthcare, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump


An anti-vax nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248. The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by a conspiracy theorist, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Statehouse hearing made ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


An anti-vaxx nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248 The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by conspiracy theorist Dr Sherri Tenpenny, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Stateh...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


The Biden administration is working to reverse 5 Trump-era rollbacks on protecting endangered species

FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service is a female condor in Zion National Park, Utah. Seven environmental and animal protection groups have filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's recent rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in federal court in San Francisco comes after the federal government announced last week it was rescinding some protections for wildlife. (National Park Servi...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Esa, Gop, Williams, Endangered Species, Biden, Interior Department, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Endangered Species Act


Ted Cruz follows suit from red states and introduces a bill to ban the federal government from using vaccine passports

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill banning federal vaccine passports. At least 10 US states already have bills or executive orders banning vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are becoming more common, as US tourists to the EU will be required to prove they are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican senators have introduced a ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bill Clark, Cynthia Lummis


A DARPA Sarcasm Detector Is Good

Members of the media are sarcastically complaining about a sarcasm detector developed by researchers partnering with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Using sarcastic language, they indicate that it is a stupid killjoy only useful to GOP politicians. Before eye-rolling on Twitter, hear me out. An…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Psychiatry, Autism, Humour, Gop, Autism Spectrum, Daily Express, Darpa, Sarcasm, Rhetoric, Irony, Huffington Post, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Robert Walker


Anonymous Donors Keep the Climate Denial Machine Chugging

There’s lots of talk from the GOP and fossil fuel companies these days about changing their tune and finally getting really serious about climate change. But new research shows that not much has changed in the world of organized climate denial: It’s still massively funded by mostly anonymous donors shielding major…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Gop, Donald Trump, Exxon, Jones, Natural Environment, Koch, Heritage Foundation, Donors Capital Fund, DeVos, Donors Trust, Climate Change Denial, The Heritage


GOP doctors in Congress are targeting vaccine hesitancy with a video that says the shot will help 'end the government's restrictions on our freedoms'

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican and a doctor, appears in the PSA video. House Television via AP Polls show Republicans are more likely to not want a COVID-19 vaccine. A group of GOP lawmakers, who are also doctors, are encouraging people to get the shot. Vaccine hesitancy could stop or slow the US from reaching herd immunity, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who identify as Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, prompting GOP lawmaker...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, Psa, New York Times, Doctors, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


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...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Orange County, The Washington Post, Southern California, Wagner, Johnson Johnson, Board of Supervisors, Chau, Timothy Burke, Eric Feigl Ding, Don Wagner


The Secrets of the 'Cyber Ninjas' Will Not Stand in Arizona GOP's Useless 2020 Recount, Judge Rules

The state judge overseeing a Democratic challenge to the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 election—a secretive effort the state GOP is using as a sort of Hail Mary to overturn or at least delegitimize Joe Biden’s victory there—has ordered that the process no longer be conducted behind closed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Arizona Senate


Trump is desperate to get credit for the COVID-19 vaccines, but his political heartlands are reluctant to actually take them

Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider Trump has long been anxious to get credit for the COVID-19 vaccines developed during his presidency. But Trump-voting counties show higher rates of vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Other factors, such as poverty and lack of vaccine access, could also help explain the correlation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump makes no secret of wanting to take credit for the existence of COVID-19 vaccines - bu...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, New York Times, News UK, Fox News, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


GOP official said he 'felt like I was going into a den of virus' after catching COVID-19 at a nearly-maskless Republican meeting

Getty Images A Michigan GOP official raged at state party officials after catching COVID-19 after a party meeting. Jason Watts attended an indoor meeting after some officials petitioned for his removal after he criticized Trump to The New York Times. Watts told MLive that masks and vaccines "shouldn't have a political party." See more stories on Insider's business page. A local GOP official in Michigan tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a nearly-maskless party meeting di...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Michigan, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Watts, McGraw, Jason Watts, Portage Michigan, Allegan County Michigan


GOP official who caught COVID-19 after attending a nearly maskless Republican meeting said he 'felt like I was going into a den of virus'

Getty Images A Michigan GOP official raged at colleagues over a meeting where he thinks he caught COVID-19. Jason Watts attended the indoor meeting after some officials petitioned for his removal. Watts told MLive that masks and vaccines "shouldn't have a political party." See more stories on Insider's business page. A local GOP official in Michigan tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a nearly maskless party meeting discussing a petition to fire him, Michigan Live reporte...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Michigan, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Chicago Tribune, Watts, Portage, McGraw, Allegan County, Jason Watts, Coronavirus


Arizona businesses will be allowed to opt-out and ignore mask orders under law signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey

Usher Kathy Stock wears a face shield and mask as she waits for fans to enter the MLB spring training game in February in Arizona. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Arizona businesses can soon opt out of local orders requiring masks under a new law. The bill was signed into law by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday. Ducey never instituted a statewide mandate and in March signed an executive order that said localities couldn't do so, either. See more stories on Insider's business page. Busine...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Trends, Gop, Arizona, Mlb, Pima County, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Mark Brnovich, Arizona Central, Brnovich, Face Masks, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus


Rep-elect Julia Letlow, whose husband died from COVID-19, is urging Republicans to get vaccinated

In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, Julia Letlow, widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, speaks to members of the press at the Louisiana State Archives after signing up to run for the 5th District seat in Baton Rouge, La. AP Photo/Brett Druke, file GOP Rep-elect Julia Letlow is urging Republicans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Letlow's husband, Rep-elect Luke Letlow, 41, died from COVID-19 complications in December. "Look at my family, use my story," Letlow told C...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Cbs, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, CBS s Face the Nation, 5th District, Luke Letlow, BATON ROUGE La AP


An entire Oklahoma diner told CNN they don't want the vaccine. One said even Trump couldn't convince him.

A man tells CNN that he would not get a COVID-19 vaccine. CNN A CNN straw poll of people in an Oklahoma diner gave a stark snapshot of vaccine hesitancy. None of the diners would take the vaccine, CNN found, citing mistrust and COVID-19 misinformation. It echoes wider patterns of vaccine hesitancy, often among conservatives and Trump voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oklahoma diner guests told CNN Wednesday that none of them would get a COVID-19 shot - with one sayin...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, News UK, Fox News, Npr, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Tucker Carlson


Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Fauci of 'theater' and wearing masks 'for show' after being vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Fauci of "theater" and wearing masks "for show" at a Thursday hearing. The two sparred over whether people who have been infected with COVID-19 need to wear masks. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Trends, Gop, United States, South Africa, Rand Paul, Capitol Hill, Biden, Tim Kaine, Anthony Fauci


Biden brands Putin a 'killer' and says he will pay for Russian interference in US election – live

Biden’s comments come after declassified report bolstered allegations Putin was behind interferenceActivists call on Coca-Cola, Delta to fight Georgia anti-voting billsBiden: Cuomo should resign if inquiry confirms claims21 states threaten legal challenge to Biden’s $1.9tn rescue planSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.32pm GMT Adam Schiff: will the Democratic star of Trump’s impeachment trial be California’s next top cop?As the lead prosecutor in Donald Trump’s fi...
Tags: Science, Putin, California, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Gop, US politics, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Cuomo, Trump, Rnc


Parler's Horrible Reboot Is Courtesy of 'Big Checks' From GOP Mega-Donor Rebekah Mercer

Parler, the right-wing social network that was hounded off the web after many of its users predictably used the site to organize and stream the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, is doubling down on being worse on the dime of its ultra-conservative board chairwoman Rebekah Mercer, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gop, Rebekah Mercer, Bloomberg Read


The White House is set to launch a $1.5 billion ad campaign to win over vaccine skeptics, report says

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP The White House will launch a $1.5 billion pro-vaccine PR blitz, STAT News reports. The campaign will focus on young Americans, people of color, and political conservatives. Recent polling finds that vaccine hesitancy is highest among Republican men. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House will soon launch ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Psa, New York Times, Fda, Npr


House Republicans Wasted No Time Introducing the Dumbest Internet Bill of 2021

If you thought the GOP couldn’t mess with our already broken internet infrastructure more than they already have, well, they’re just full of surprises. According to Ars Technica, House Republicans introduced a new bill on Tuesday that would ban municipal broadband networks nationwide. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers…Read more...
Tags: Science, Broadband, Gop, Telecommunications, Internet Access, House, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Digital Technology, Municipal Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Technology Internet, Community Broadband Bill, Ars Technica House, Reps Cathy McMorris Rodgers


FACT CHECK: Fox News aired bizarre and wildly misleading claims about Texas' blackouts that pin blame on renewables and climate policies

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Screenshot/Fox News Some Fox hosts and guests misleadingly blamed Texas' power grid collapse on renewable energy and climate policies.  Fox's Tucker Carlson falsely claimed that millions of Texans lost power because wind turbines froze. Gov. Abbott and former Gov. Perry misleadingly argued the Green New Deal would cause future energy crises.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While millions of Texans suffered from power outages amid extrem...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Republicans, Climate Change, US, Trends, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Alaska, Paris, Rick Perry


Deborah Birx says she 'always' considered quitting as she faced attacks from within the Trump administration and the science community

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Deborah Birx says she always considered quitting while working on Trump's Coronavirus task force.  Birx faced criticism from the science community and from Trump for her work.  She says her role and the pandemic were politicized, thanks in large part to Trump.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of former President Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus task force said she always considered quitting. "I mean, why w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Trump Read, Margaret Brennan, CBS News Face


41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than a week before he was set to take office

Luke Letlow. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus. He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday. Letlow, 41, had been in the intensive-care unit since December 23. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louisiana GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 41."It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Trends, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Abraham, Monroe, Shreveport, St Francis Medical Center, News Star, Lance Harris, MELINDA DESLATTE


Less than a week before taking office, 41-year-old Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died from COVID-19

In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting US Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, LA. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisiana GOP Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 less than two weeks after announcing that he tested positive for the virus.  He was set to be sworn into Congress on Sunday.  Letlow, who was 41-years-old, had been in the ICU since December 23.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Congress, US, Trends, Star, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, Luke, Abraham, Baton Rouge La, St Francis Medical Center


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China


GOP Congressman-elect calls the coronavirus pandemic 'phony' while rallying with Trump supporters in DC

Congressman-elect Bob Good (R-Virginia). John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images GOP Representative-elect Bob Good of Virginia on Saturday labeled the coronavirus pandemic as "phony" at a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. "This looks like a group of people that get that this is a phony pandemic," he said. "It's a serious virus, but it's a virus. It's not a pandemic ... You get it. You stand up against tyranny. Just a day earlier, the US had roughly 2...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Who, Dc, Republican Party



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