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TX Fee Will Pass $2.5B Energy Bailout To Consumers

The Texas Tribune reports: An approximately $2.5 billion plan to bail out Texas’ distressed electricity market from the financial crisis caused by Winter Storm Uri in February was approved by the Texas House Thursday. The legislation would impose a fee — likely for the next decade or longer — on electricity companies, which would then get passed on to residential …

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Grand Jury Indicts Derek Chauvin, Three Other Ex-Cops On Civil Rights Charges Over Murder Of George Floyd

The Associated Press reports: A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and …

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Likely Cheney Successor Was Once Harsh Trump Critic

CNN reports: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, one of former President Donald Trump’s loudest defenders in Congress, once harshly attacked Trump over both his rhetoric and policies, claiming that she’d be an “independent voice.” Stefanik also frequently criticized Trump’s rhetoric, saying in one January 2016 interview, “Unfortunately, it’s tapping into the fear today of our security situation.” She added, “I …

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Gallup: 57% Back Proof Of Vaccination For Air Travel

Gallup reports: COVID-19 vaccinations continue to climb in the U.S., but significant vaccine hesitancy persists. Majorities of Americans support businesses requiring people to show proof of vaccination in order to participate in some public activities, but not others. Specifically, U.S. adults favor mandated vaccination certification for travel by airplane (57%) and to attend events with large crowds, such as concerts …

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Pfizer Moves To Seek Full Vax Approval From FDA

CNBC reports: Pfizer and partner BioNTech said they have started the process of seeking full approval for their Covid vaccine for use in people 16 and older in the U.S., making the companies the first in the nation to file for full regulatory approval. The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization of their Covid vaccine in late December. Since …

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Politico: Trump Is “Hunting Down” GOP’s Top Families

Politico reports: In the civil war between Donald Trump and the GOP’s waning establishment, no Republican has crossed the former president and come out ahead. Yet as Rep. Liz Cheney’s likely ouster from House leadership lays bare, Trump has reserved a special fury for the scions of the GOP’s leading families in his attempt to exercise full dominion over the …

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Lawyer Blames DC Riot Suspect’s Actions On “Foxitis”

CNN reports: Alleged US Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis,” his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant’s profane outbursts. Antonio, his lawyer Joseph Hurley said, had lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and for the next six months watched Fox News constantly. Antonio developed …

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Carlson Blames Biden For His Vaccine Lies [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: In what has become a commonplace occurrence these days, Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed a controversy purely of his own making on Thursday night, this time regarding his dangerous and sloppy suggestion that dozens of Americans a day are dying from the coronavirus vaccines. How did he explain away the highly misleading and disingenuous speculation? …

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Texas Advances Voting Limits After All-Night Debate

Reuters reports: The Texas House of Representatives on Friday backed a bill to bar election officials from sending voters unsolicited mail-in ballot applications, while giving party-affiliated poll watchers greater access to voting sites. The overnight vote in the Republican-controlled legislature followed the enactment of similar measures in Georgia and Florida in the wake of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election win. …

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Graham Rips Cheney: “We Can’t Grow Without Trump”

Mediaite reports: There was a time when Senator Lindsey Graham was as vocal a critic of Donald Trump as any Republican official. During the run-up to the 2016 election, Graham called the eventual and now former president a “kook” (among other things), but now his tone is completely different. In fact, Graham now sees former President Trump as a critical …

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