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Anti-Gay Nutbag Alan Keyes Backs Church Of Bleach

As I reported a few months ago, the FDA has issued a warning against the so-called Church of Bleach: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues. Since 2010, the FDA has warned consumers about the dangers …

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Los Angeles Times: We’ve Seen Enough, Impeach Him

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: The Times’ editorial board was a reluctant convert to the impeachment cause. We worried that impeaching Trump on essentially a party-line vote would be divisive. It is also highly likely that Trump would be — will be — acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate, and that, rightly or wrongly, he would point …

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Mayor Pete Releases Some Details Of Consulting Work

Axios reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a general timeline of his roughly three years of work at consulting firm McKinsey & Co., while making another request for the company to release him from a non-disclosure agreement. “I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, I would have left the firm …

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Only One Republican Backed The Voting Rights Act

Common Dreams reports: Just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as “historic” legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs for Public Citizen, said passage of the Voting …

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Army Tells Dog Tags Company: Take Jesus Off Our Logo

ABC News reports: The Army is threatening to pull its logo from replica dog tags made by a third-party company unless it removes biblical references from the tags. It stems from a trademark issue with the Army. The tags are made by a private faith-based company, Shields of Strength, sold on military installations across the country. In recent months the …

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Amazon To Open Offices In Manhattan’s Hudson Yards

CBS News reports: Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The company is planning to open up an office space in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The office will reportedly be a base for 1,500 employees in the consumer and advertising departments. The announcement comes after a tumultuous fight earlier in the …

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Private Border Wall Group Defies Court Order To Cease

The Guardian reports: The construction of a private border wall partially funded by rightwing allies of Donald Trump continued with vigor in south Texas this week, seemingly in blatant violation of a court injunction ordering work to be suspended. On Thursday and Friday, within three days of a temporary restraining order being issued, the Guardian found construction crews with at …

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California Utility Settles Wildfires Claims For $13.5B

NPR reports: Utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric announced a $13.5 billion settlement agreement to resolve all claims associated with several Northern California wildfires that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of businesses and homes. The wildfires have been tied to the company’s equipment. “We want to help our customers, our neighbors and our friends in those impacted areas …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Three-time Tony recipient and famed Stephen Sondheim interpreter Bernadette Peters, most recently on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, will join the previously announced Tony winner Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit, upcoming Company revival) New Year’s Eve for the Celebrating Sondheim concert at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Peters will host the evening directed by Lonny …

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Biden: Dems Just Aren’t There For Medicare-For-All

Axios reports: Joe Biden disagreed strongly with rivals who think the Democratic Party is hungry for Medicare for All, a top priority for Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: “The party’s not there. The party’s not there at all.” “You guys got it all wrong about what happened,” Biden said in an interview airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on …

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Jury Rules For Elon Musk In ‘Pedo Guy’ Defamation Suit

The BBC reports: A UK diver wants $190 million in damages from Elon Musk for a tweet calling him “pedo guy”, a US court has heard. Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave last year, is suing Mr Musk for defamation. He asked a jury in a Los Angeles federal court to award him $150 …

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Felon Duncan Hunter To Resign “After The Holidays”

San Diego’s ABC News affiliate reports: Days after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds, Congressman Duncan Hunter has announced he will resign from Congress. Hunter, who represented the 50th District, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds for personal use. Though after the plea, it wasn’t clear if the embattled Congressman would resign. “Shortly …

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Justin Amash: I’m Ready To Vote For Impeachment

He’ll probably be the only non-Democratic vote: Rep. Justin Amash said Friday that he is prepared to vote for three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ensuring that Democrats won’t be the only ones to impeach the President when the historic vote hits the floor as soon as this month. Amash, a Michigan independent who left the Republican Party …

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WH Tells Nadler They Will Boycott His Hearings

Fox News reports: The White House said Friday it will not participate in House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, blasting the inquiry as “completely baseless” in response to a deadline from Democrats. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a scathing letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., obtained …

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