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GOP Sen. John Thune To Seek Reelection After All

CNN reports: South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, announced Saturday he is running for re-election in 2022. “I’ve always promised that I would do the work, even when it was hard, uncomfortable, or unpopular. That work continues, which is why after careful consideration and prayer, and with the support of my family, I’m asking …

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Politico Retracts Sighting Of Sotomayor With Schumer

The Daily Beast reports: Politico’s Playbook newsletter issued a correction on Saturday morning after misidentifying Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s wife, Iris Weinshall, as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The publication claimed that the case of mistaken identity was sparked by a photo sent in by a tipster allegedly taken at the hip D.C. eatery Le Diplomate on Friday night. In …

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NYT: Two Million New COVID Cases Per Day Globally

The New York Times reports: The pace of daily new infections of the coronavirus has nearly doubled in the past week, surpassing two million known cases a day, underscoring just how quickly the Omicron variant has spread around the world. On April 25 last year, the global average hit a high of more than 827,000 cases, a level that has …

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US To Discuss Missile Deployments With Russia

The Washington Post reports: Negotiators for the United States are planning to show up to talks with their Russian counterparts Monday with proposals to discuss the placement of missiles and scope of military exercises in Europe, according to people familiar with the plans. The White House is looking to test whether Moscow is serious about ending the Ukraine crisis through …

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Royal Caribbean Cancels Some Cruises Over Omicron

Axios reports: Royal Caribbean International on Friday canceled trips on four ships due to spiking rates of COVID-19, the company said in a statement. The cancellations are the latest blow to the cruise industry as it responds to a surge of cases driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. “As a result of the ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world, …

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Djokovic To Australia: I’m Exempt, I Already Had COVID

The Insider reports: Tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia because he recently recovered from COVID-19, his lawyers said in court documents. The number one men’s tennis player’s visa was revoked on Wednesday when he arrived at Melbourne Airport to compete in the Australian Open. Australian border force officials said that Djokovic had “failed to provide …

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Hometown Paper Shreds Pompeo’s Weight Loss Claims

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: We asked weight loss experts, and people who have lost large amounts of weight themselves, whether it’s possible to lose 90 pounds in six months simply by eating better and hitting a humble home gym for half an hour five or six times a week. Their response? Absolutely not, almost certainly …

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Texas GOP Ridicules People Waiting In Line For Tests

Mediaite reports: The Texas Republican Party put out an odd message on Twitter Friday that immediately sparked a wave of criticism. The tweet read, “If you can wait in line for a covid test, you can wait in line to vote.” The Texas GOP employees behind the account took note of the fast reaction to the tweet and followed up …

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Anti-Vax Far-Right French Lawmaker Dies Of Something

Reuters reports: French lawmaker Jose Evrard, whose vaccine-skeptic far-right party had opposed government measures to control the spread of COVID-19, has died after contracting the coronavirus, the president of the parliament said on Friday. Representing the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France, Evrard was one of three lawmakers affiliated with far-right splinter party “Debout la France” (Stand up, France). Its founder …

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Rioter Seeks To Force Trump, Bannon To Testify At Trial

Raw Story reports: An accused MAGA rioter has created a list of all-star witnesses he wants to testify at his trial, including former President Donald Trump, attorney Rudy Giuliani, and podcaster Steve Bannon. Via Politico‘s Kyle Cheney, an attorney representing January 6th defendant Dustin Thompson revealed on Friday that his client “intends to subpoena numerous witnesses involved in the planning …

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