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Fox Host Calls Trump’s Election Lies “Unhinged” [Video]

The Wrap reports: Fox News’ host Brian Kilmeade launched an unexpected broadside at Donald Trump, calling the former president “unhinged” after the 2020 election in the period before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Speaking on Howard Kurtz’s “Media Buzz” show on Sunday about the House Jan. 6 committee hearings, Kilmeade also rejected Trump’s repeated assertions that “he was …

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Trump-Backed Senate Candidate: Overturn Obergefell

The Daily Beast reports: Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters enjoys the financial and political support of his longtime friend, mentor, and billionaire business partner Peter Thiel, who is gay. But Masters, who attended Thiel’s wedding, also apparently believes Thiel’s marriage should be illegal. “It’s not just Disney, you know—‘follow your heart,’” Masters said at a campaign event earlier this year. …

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Russia Defaults On $100 Million Foreign Debt Payment

Bloomberg News reports: Russia defaulted on its foreign-currency sovereign debt for the first time in a century, the culmination of ever-tougher Western sanctions that shut down payment routes to overseas creditors. For months, the country found paths around the penalties imposed after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. But at the end of the day on Sunday, the grace period on …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Paramount and Skydance’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion milestone over the weekend. It’s the first movie of the year and only the second in COVID times (following Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” with $1.9 billion) to reach that benchmark. It’s even more impressive that “Maverick” …

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BOOK: Thomas Has “No Idea How I Got Nominated”

The Insider reports: Clarence Thomas in a newly-released book said that he had “no idea why or how” he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991 as he recounted the process that set him up to become one of most consequential conservative voices on the bench. In the book, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” co-edited by …

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AR Gov Shrugs Off 13 Year-Olds Having Rape Babies

The Independent reports: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson defended his state’s controversial law that makes all abortions illegal in all cases except to save the life of the patient in a medical emergency on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning. Asked by host Chuck Todd whether he is comfortable if a “13 year old in Arkansas is raped by a …

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Lindsey Graham Downplays Risk To Obergefell Ruling

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said Justice Samuel Alito “set the right tone” by writing in an opinion overturning Roe v. Wade that Supreme Court decisions protecting contraception and same-sex marriage are not in jeopardy. Graham made the remarks during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” while noting that he respects Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote …

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Anti-Gay Bakers Launch Money Beg For New Bakery

The Christian Post reports: Aaron and Melissa Klein, a Christian couple whose bakery has been held up in the courts for years and were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, are now working on opening a new shop to “show God’s goodness to everyone.” The Kleins, who owned Sweet Cakes …

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DeSantis Adviser: Donors Are Sick Of Trump’s Shitshow

Politico reports: As the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots lays out Donald Trump’s obsessive efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, Trump allies have responded with the political equivalent of a collective eye roll. But elsewhere in the party, operatives are taking notice. The former president is being damaged, they say — perhaps not fatally, but notably so. …

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