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Trump To Launch Social Media Platform Named “Truth”

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a social media platform called TRUTH Social that will rolled be out early next year. The former president, who was banned from Facebook and Twitter earlier this year, says his goal is to rival the tech companies that have denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his rise. “I’m …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hollywood Reporter reports: In the temporal wormhole that is pandemic life, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of the eventually-twice-impeached 45th president of the United States feels like it was 20 years ago. And it also feels like it was yesterday. Along those same lines, viewers of Jamie Roberts’ new HBO documentary, Four Hours at the …

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Gaetz Floor Speech: Someone May Be Trying To Kill Me

“I thank the gentleman for yielding because I think someone may be trying to kill me and if they are successful I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest. “Madame Speaker, on October 8th, 2021, a Twitter handle styled ‘CIABobIsAtYourDoor’ tweeted to @RepMattGaetz, ‘Lookie here pal, I live in Portland. Portland has ordered a …

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Gab CEO Goes On Anti-Semitic Rampage On Twitter

The Daily Dot reports: Andrew Torba, the CEO of the far-right social media website Gab, appears to have disabled the platform’s Twitter account on Tuesday following an antisemitic tirade. In a series of tweets, Torba shared several antisemitic canards related to Judeo–Bolshevism while promoting the creation of a “parallel Christian society.” Judeo–Bolshevism is a term that was used by the …

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PayPal In Talks To Acquire Pinterest In $45 Billion Deal

Market Watch reports: PayPal Holdings Inc.’s quest to become a “super-app” may be kicking into a new gear following reports that the company has held acquisition talks with Pinterest Inc. The financial-technology company has been expanding beyond payments and into other areas of financial services and commerce, driven by a revamp of its app to emphasize features like crypto purchasing …

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Utah Health Officials Rank Vax Rate By Zodiac Signs

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Surprising perhaps no one, Salt Lake County residents born under the exuberant, high-achieving, let-no-opportunity-pass sign of Leo have been vaccinated for the coronavirus at higher rates than those of any other zodiac sign. That’s according to an analysis of immunization and population data released this week by the Salt Lake County Health Department. The department …

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FDA Approves Moderna And J&J Vaccine Boosters

CNBC reports: The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to tens of millions of people. At the same time, U.S. regulators also authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, allowing Americans to get a booster shot that’s a different vaccine from the one …

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AL Man Charged With Pepper Spraying Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports: Joining a long list of accused Jan. 6 assailants, an Alabama man has been charged with pepper spraying officers and throwing a metal rod at them during the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Christian Matthew Manley, a 26-year-old from Birmingham, was arrested far away from his home on Tuesday: in Anchorage, Alaska, where he made his …

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Jordan Changes His Story About Riot Calls With Trump

Axios reports: “I talked to the president after the attack. I’ve been clear about that,” Jordan told the House Rules Committee while testifying against a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. Jordan said he “did not speak to the president during the attack,” though minutes later conceded that he “may have talked to him before, I don’t …

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Republican Senators Again Block Voting Rights Bill

Reuters reports: A bill aimed at thwarting restrictive new voting laws enacted in Republican-led states failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, as Republican lawmakers blocked a Democratic effort to begin debating the measure. The Senate voted 49-51 to end debate on whether to bring up the bill, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, falling short of …

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