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Republicans have been hammering Democrats with 'socialism' smears for years. Now Democrats have a chance to turn these ridiculous claims into an advantage.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans have been calling Democrats "socialists" for decades. The attack has always been in bad faith, distorting what Democrats actually believe. But by following through on policy, the Democrats have a chance to flip the attack on its head. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts express...
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45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, as do a strong majority of Americans, a new poll shows

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images 45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, a new poll found. Comparatively, 84% of Democrats support a universal mandate A majority of Americans (64%) also supported such a mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than four-in-10 Republicans...
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Gillmor Gang: Social Climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump and social media. In both cases some semblance of balanced rationality is seeping in to the public discourse. First is the former president, who has already done about as much damage as he can. Joe Biden is doing a good job of wrestling Congress int...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden plans big spending as economy slows

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America's economic recovery is already stalling, but Biden is trying to buy a 2nd wind3 Republican lawmakers face ethics complaints over their stock tradesNearly 230 GOP lawmakers want to overturn RoeWhat we're...
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Congress passes bill to fund Afghan visas, Capitol security

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. The $2.1 billion bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The Senate approved the legislation early Thursday afternoon, 98-0, and the House passed it immediately a...
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Top Stories this PM: 228 Republicans ask to overturn Roe v. Wade; where the vaccinated are catching COVID-19

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Biden's vaccine mandate. President Joe Biden announced that all federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested regularly for the infectious disease and wear a mask. The White House has also asked the Pentagon to look into how to require it for the military. The move will impact the nation's roughly 2 million fed...
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McConnell cites experience with polio in ad pushing Kentuckians to get vaccinated

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is taking his coronavirus vaccine plea directly to his constituents.
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Nearly 230 Republican lawmakers, including McConnell and McCarthy, urge the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and 'release its vise grip on abortion politics'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Lawyers representing the lawmakers said the Court should "release its vise grip on abortion politics." In its next term, the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 230 Republi...
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10 Things in Politics: Big Tech boosts vax mandates

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Senators advanced a bipartisan infrastructure dealBig Tech companies are telling their employees to be vaccinated before returning to the officePfizer is still pushing a booster shotWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden will speak about the Delta variant and the state of vaccinations.With Phil Rosen...
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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
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McConnell just said he'll vote to advance Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal in a major test vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The procedural vote will advance a vehicle of the bill, which will later be replaced with legislative text. McConnell's approval comes after Sens. Portman and Sinema met with President B...
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Mitch McConnell is doing something he deserves a lot of credit for

Less than half of all Kentucky residents are vaccinated against the coronavirus. And Mitch McConnell is trying to do something about it.
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Analysis: Mitch McConnell is doing something he deserves a lot of credit for

Less than half of all Kentucky residents are vaccinated against the coronavirus. And Mitch McConnell is trying to do something about it.
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Biden's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal advances in the Senate in major test vote

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Bill Cassidy announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal advanced in a major test vote on Wednesday. Seventeen Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting for it. A final vote for the bipartisan plan will likely happen sometime in the next week or two. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's $1 trillion...
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Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey even went so far as to say “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for the new…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Alabama, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Deception, Michael Stern, Climate Change Denial, Kay Ivey, Vaccine Hesitancy


Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
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Mitch McConnell will air pro-vaccine radio ads in Kentucky as the Delta variant surges and his red state lags behind in vaccinations

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell will run minute-long ads on Kentucky radio stations urging people to get vaccinated. The Republican has consistently urged Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But McConnell has refused to reject vaccine skepticism in his own caucus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will run minute-long ads on more than 100 K...
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Mitch McConnell Plans To Air Pro-Vaccine Ads On Kentucky Radio Stations

The spot will be paid for by his reelection campaign and will draw on his experience surviving polio as a child.
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McConnell Strives to Counter 'Bad Advice' to Boost U.S. Republican Vaccination Rate

By David MorganWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell blamed misinformation for the low rates of COVID-19 vaccination...
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‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — “This is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance.” Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell told House investigators Tuesday he could feel himself losing oxygen as he was crushed by rioters – supporters of then-President Donald Trump – as he was defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who rushed to the scene, told the new House committee investigating the attack that he was “grabbed, beaten, ta...
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Mitch McConnell tried to pin slowing vaccine rates on Biden, despite conservatives leading efforts that eroded trust

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mitch McConnell sought to assign blame to Democrats for the slowing US vaccination rate. Polls show that Republicans are less likely to get vaccinated. Democrats have blamed anti-vaccine rhetoric from some Republicans and their media allies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sought to pin blame on President Joe Biden's administration for the slowing...
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Mitch McConnell tried to pin slowing vaccine rates on Biden, despite conservatives leading efforts that eroded erode trust

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mitch McConnell sought to assign blame to Democrats for the slowing US vaccination rate. Polls show that Republicans are less likely to get vaccinated. Democrats have blamed anti-vaccine rhetoric from some Republicans and their media allies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sought to pin blame on President Joe Biden's administration for the slowing...
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Trump: RINO, RINO, RINO

Ex-President Trump says any Republican who signs on to the bipartisan infrastructure deal is a RINO. "Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called “bipartisan” infrastructure bill. Mitch McConnell and his small group of RINOs wants nothing more than to get a deal done at any cost to prove that he can work with the Radical Left Democrats. It is so important to him that he is agreeing to almost anything. Don’t do the infrastructure deal, wait until after we get...
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At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of adults. Now top Republicans have U-turned, urging people to get their jab.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A number of high-profile Republicans are now urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine Deaths from COVID-19 in the US are largely attributed to the unvaccinated population Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville has said the jab...
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What brings us to this moment is not a mass movement of Americans, but rather two SCOTUS deaths, Mitch McConnell and a legal challenge by Mississippi

In some alternate universe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retired during the Obama presidency and Democrats were able to push through a successor to the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as the GOP balks at raising the debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Greg Nash/Getty Images Yellen said Treasury is prepared to pay off the country's bills starting August 2. It comes as McConnell opposes raising the debt ceiling without political concessions. Yellen said even the threat of a default risks major damage to the US economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress urging lawma...
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Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as GOP balks at raising debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Greg Nash/Getty Images Yellen said Treasury is prepared to pay off the country's bills starting August 2. It comes as McConnell opposes raising the debt ceiling without political concessions. Yellen said even the threat of a default risks major damage to the US economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress urging lawma...
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UN Arms Trade Treaty, The Biden Occupation, & The American People ~ VIDEO

President Obama had Secretary of State John Kerry sign the treaty for him on 09/25/2013. New York, NY – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s that time again folks, as the Seventh Conference of the (ATT) will take place August 30 to September 3 (2021) in Geneva, Switzerland. But let’s first deal with the sitting Democrat Whitehouse Resident Joe Biden, and let’s ask how the U.S. Senate might give Advice & Consent to the treaty. Will Biden re-sign onto the ATT? After all, the “pushing for the ratification o...
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Fact check: Rep. Swalwell falsely says Mitch McConnell only got 'serious' about vaccines after Monday stock market dip

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did what he has been doing for seven months: he called on Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
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Fact check: Rep. Eric Swalwell falsely says Mitch McConnell only got 'serious' about Covid-19 vaccines after Monday stock market dip

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did what he has been doing for seven months: he called on Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
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