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DNC Members Vote To Reorder Dem Primary States

The New York Times reports: Upending decades of political tradition, members of the Democratic National Committee voted on Saturday to approve a sweeping overhaul of the Democratic primary process, a critical step in President Biden’s effort to transform the way the party picks its presidential nominees. For years, Democratic nominating contests have begun with the Iowa caucuses and the New …

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Twitter To Sell $1000 Per Month Gold Check Marks

Variety reports: Elon Musk’s Twitter needs cash — and now the mega-billionaire wants companies and brands to fork over $1,000 monthly to get verified check-marks on his social network. Twitter is asking organizations to pay $1,000 per month, plus an additional $50 monthly for each affiliated sub-account, to maintain the gold check-mark verification badges the company introduced in December, replacing …

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NH Mountain Sees US Record -108 Wind Chill [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The wind chill at the summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington dropped to minus-108 degrees on Friday, marking what meteorologists and climate scientists say is probably the lowest recorded in the history of the United States at a time when the Northeast is getting battered with dangerously cold air. Videos recorded by the nonprofit Mount Washington …

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GOP Fundraising Platform Lost Millions During Midterms

The Huffington Post reports: The GOP’s much-touted, small-dollar fundraising platform WinRed, created in response to the Democratic-aligned ActBlue, lost millions of dollars during the midterm election cycle, according to top Republicans. One Republican familiar with the privately held entity’s finances said it lost about $6 million over 2021 and 2022. A second confirmed the loss but believed the total was …

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China: Stop “Smearing” Us Over Off-Course Balloon

From the spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry: Regarding the unintended entry of a Chinese unmanned airship into US airspace due to force majeure, the Chinese side has verified it and communicated it to the US side. It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes. Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far …

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Florida Strips Venue’s Liquor License Over Drag Show

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) administration has filed a complaint against an Orlando foundation over a drag holiday event it hosted in which minors were allowed to attend the show. The complaint, which was filed Friday, alleges that the Orlando Philharmonic Plaza Foundation violated state law in allowing for a person to “commit lewd or lascivious exhibition” …

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CNN: Justices Used Personal Email Accounts For Work

CNN reports: Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead of secure servers set up to guard such information, among other security lapses not made public in the court’s report on the investigation last month. New details revealed to CNN by multiple sources …

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QAnon Former Colorado Clerk Claims Police Killed Two Family Members Of Staffers To Compel Their Testimony

The Colorado Times reports: Former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters took her conspiracy promotion to a new level this week when she implied that law enforcement murdered two family members of her former staff members in order to compel them to testify against her. Appearing on Joe Oltmann’s far-right podcast, Peters falsely stated that the brothers of her former deputy …

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Japanese PM Fires Aide After Anti-LGBTQ Rant

Reuters reports: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday fired an aide who said he wouldn’t want to live next to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender couples and warned that people would flee Japan if same-sex marriage was permitted. In remarks reported by local media, Masayoshi Arai, an economy and trade official who joined Kishida’s staff as a secretary in …

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Brian Brown: Send Money To Unseat Sen. Joni Ernst

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Tragically, just as the last Congress was wrapping up its lame duck session before Christmas, fourteen Republican Senators betrayed the American people – especially the more than 50 million Americans who went to the polls to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman – by voting to pass …

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