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Look at all these GOP hypocrites

Check out this Washington Post video mashup of Senate Republicans cynically reversing their stance on Supreme Court nominations in an election year. Back in 2016, when a vacancy opened in February, Republicans argued they couldn’t fill the seat until a new president was elected. Now they’re saying the opposite because […]
Look at all these GOP hypocrites
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One of the first successful Russian-backed misinformation efforts of the 2020 election tricked Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz into helping spread false claims about Portland protesters

Earlier this month, prominent conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz retweeted misleading claims and footage attempting to depict Portland protesters as having burned a “stack of Bibles.” But that narrative had been set in motion by a Russian-backed media outlet called Ruptly, The New York Times reported […]
One of the first successful Russian-backed misinformation efforts of the 2020 election tricked Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz into helping spread false claims about Portland protesters
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What’s the point of Trump’s smear campaign against Fauci?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here . QUOTE OF THE DAY “Wait. I can catch COVID twice?” – a patient of Dr. D. Clay Ackerly. In a Vox piece, Acklerly describes a case of reinfection, and the terrifying implications of it. WHAT’S […]
What’s the point of Trump’s smear campaign against Fauci?
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Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it’s violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country’s leaders have accounts

Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter Friday to the US Justice and Treasury departments requesting they launch a criminal investigation into Twitter. Cruz alleges Twitter is in violation of US sanctions against Iran by allowing two state leaders – Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – to […]
Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it’s violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country’s leaders have accounts
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Trump believes the media is creating coronavirus ‘mass hysteria’ to hurt his presidency, even as his GOP allies self-quarantine after CPAC exposure

On Twitter, Donald Trump continued to promote the conspiracy theory that the press was creating hysteria around coronavirus to harm him politically, even as his closest allies in Congress self-quarantined. At least five members of Congress -Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Doug Collins, Rep. Paul Gosar, and incoming chief of staff […]
Trump believes the media is creating coronavirus ‘mass hysteria’ to hurt his presidency, even as his GOP allies self-quarantine after CPAC exposure
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Republicans ramp up calls for Hunter Biden to testify in impeachment trial

In a Fox News interview Sunday morning, Ted Cruz said Democrats were “terrified” of hearing testimony from Hunter Biden. Whether witnesses appear in the Senate trial has been a point of tension among Democrats and Republicans following last month’s House vote to impeach President Trump, though some Republicans have said […]
Republicans ramp up calls for Hunter Biden to testify in impeachment trial
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Microsoft accused of being ‘complicit’ in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

Microsoft researchers produced three research papers on AI and facial analysis with a Chinese military-run university last year, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. US politicians have slammed the partnership with Sen. Marco Rubio describing it as “deeply disturbing” and “an act that makes them complicit” in China’s human rights […]
Microsoft accused of being ‘complicit’ in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities
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Trump was reportedly annoyed by a trio of Republican senators who interrupted his dinner to discuss the national-emergency declaration

On Wednesday night, three prominent Republican lawmakers made a last-ditch effort to hash out a plan before the Senate’s vote to block President Donald Trump’s national-emergency declaration. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Ben Sasse of Nebraska reportedly gave little to no advanced notice […]
Trump was reportedly annoyed by a trio of Republican senators who interrupted his dinner to discuss the national-emergency declaration
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Beto O’Rourke is running for president in 2020

Beto O’Rourke says he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. The decision comes after months of questioning whether to run, a road trip, and mostly avoiding media appearances. O’Rourke’s entrance into the race adds one of the most prolific fundraisers of the past midterm election cycle. WASHINGTON […]
Beto O’Rourke is running for president in 2020
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Why Beto O’Rourke could lose in his quest to win the 2020 Democratic nomination

We’re profiling the contenders and announced candidates for the 2020 presidential election, with a focus on their potential electoral liabilities. Today’s contender: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a late-comer to the race for president in 2020. Among several potential liabilities is the Texas Democrat’s late entry into an already crowded […]
Why Beto O’Rourke could lose in his quest to win the 2020 Democratic nomination
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Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet lets loose on Ted Cruz on the Senate floor, accusing him of hypocrisy over the government shutdown

Sen. Michael Bennet, a moderate Colorado Democrat, excoriated his Republican colleague Sen. Ted Cruz on the Senate floor on Thursday over Cruz’s position on the government shutdown. Bennet accused Cruz, who forced a government shutdown in 2013, of shedding “crocodile tears” over the first responders who are going unpaid during […]
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet lets loose on Ted Cruz on the Senate floor, accusing him of hypocrisy over the government shutdown
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The criminal-justice reform bill Trump just backed might already be in jeopardy — here are some of the GOPers who have come out against it

The criminal-justice reform bill that President Donald Trump backed on Wednesday has already hit a few snags among conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly warned Trump the bill likely won’t be brought forward this year, as was intended. Trump’s new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has also voiced […]
The criminal-justice reform bill Trump just backed might already be in jeopardy — here are some of the GOPers who have come out against it
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Ted Cruz fends off Beto O’Rourke to retain key Texas Senate seat

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a very tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of the most highly anticipated midterm election races of the year. O’Rourke and Cruz presented Texas voters with a stark choice on both policy and personality. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a […]
Ted Cruz fends off Beto O’Rourke to retain key Texas Senate seat
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Ted Cruz and Jim Carrey are trading barbs on the eve of Election Day

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and comedian Jim Carrey traded barbs at each other on Twitter, one night before Election Day on Tuesday. Carrey, who supports Cruz’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, likened Cruz to a vampire in an art piece. “Hollywood liberals all in for Beto,” Cruz replied to […]
Ted Cruz and Jim Carrey are trading barbs on the eve of Election Day
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Trump declares himself a ‘nationalist’

President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist” while addressing a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas on Monday. The news comes as Trump has increasingly used the same type of “us-versus-them” rhetoric on immigration that he used during the 2016 presidential campaign in order to encourage his supporters […]
Trump declares himself a ‘nationalist’
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Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat challenging Ted Cruz, has earned national praise for his viral defence of NFL players’ protests

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, is receiving widespread plaudits for his viral defence of NFL players who protest police misconduct and gun violence. Democrats, critics of the president, and some influential voices in sports praised O’Rourke’s passionate comments on the importance of peaceful protest […]
Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat challenging Ted Cruz, has earned national praise for his viral defence of NFL players’ protests
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Republicans are thrilled that Trump stayed on message during one of the big tests following his first year as president

Republicans appeared relieved and elated following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Conservatives called the speech on Tuesday night “outstanding,” “amazing,” and “inspirational.” A public-opinion poll found that 48% of people who watched the speech had a “very positive” impression of it – though it was that […]
Republicans are thrilled that Trump stayed on message during one of the big tests following his first year as president
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