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GOP Reps Sue Over Metal Detector Fines: “Harassment”

The Hill reports: Two GOP lawmakers announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of fines issued against them for failing to complete security screenings to enter the House chamber. Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.) both tried to appeal the fines — which are $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the …

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DOJ To “Strengthen Rules” After Trump Spying Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that the Justice Department would beef up its policies for obtaining lawmakers’ records and vowed “strict accountability” for officials who let politics affect their work, issuing a lengthy statement amid a metastasizing controversy over department efforts during the Trump administration to obtain the data of congressmen, journalists and even the …

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Newsmax Investigates Its Own Host For Racist Tweets

The Huffington Post reports: Newsmax anchor Greg Kelly’s tweets on Sunday were so racially charged that even the far-right network said it was investigating. The ultra-conservative host posted a pair of awkward tweets that he later deleted and tried to explain away. Kelly wrote that knowing the secretary of defense (William Cohen) was white when he was a U.S. Marine …

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Gay Dem Launches Bid To Unseat Cultist Elise Stefanik

Politico reports: Democrat Matt Putorti is launching a campaign against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), aiming to knock out one of the Republican Party’s rising stars and a newly minted member of House leadership. Putorti is a 37-year-old attorney from Upstate New York focused on LGBTQ+ equality, reducing gun violence, and immigration. “Elise Stefanik is a threat to spaghetti dinner towns,” …

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COVID Model Suggests 20M Deaths Globally By 2023

The Daily Beast reports: The computational biologists at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle crunched COVID-19 stats from all over the world, charted the trends and concluded that as many as 9.7 million people could die by late September. If the trend line continues, COVID-19 could kill 20 million by 2023, according to IHME’s model. The …

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SCOTUS Denies Appeals Of Charlottesville Extremists

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case of Michael Miselis or Benjamin Daley, who participated in the rally …

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New Felony Charge For TX “Private Plane” Riot Suspect

The Dallas Observer reports: The government has slapped Colleyville’s Katherine “Katie” Staveley Schwab with an additional charge for her alleged involvement in the insurrection. According to court documents, Schwab “willfully and knowingly engaged in an act of physical violence” on Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the building, egged on by Trump’s false …

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Putin Claims Arrested DC Rioters Are Political Prisoners

NBC News reports: Asked about Biden’s criticism that Russia had added to global instability, he accused the U.S. of doing the same in Libya, Afghanistan and Syria. And the Russians aren’t cracking down on internal dissent, he said, any more than the U.S. is doing with its laws against foreign agents. He even pointed to the arrests of hundreds of …

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NATO Expands Mutual Defense Pact To Attacks In Space

The Associated Press reports: NATO leaders on Monday will expand the use of their all for one, one for all, collective defense clause to include attacks in space, the military organization’s top civilian official said. Article 5 of NATO’s founding treaty states that attack on any one of the 30 allies will be considered an attack on them all. So …

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