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Republicans quickly try to shut down Oversight hearing on holding Bill Barr in contempt

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On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to determine whether to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas issued as part of the Committee’s investigation into the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

But Republicans tried to shut down the proceedings, citing a deadline rule that they claimed Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and other Democrats had broken.

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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said the hearings were invalid, claiming that Democrats had passed a June 10th deadline to submit documents.

“Rule 2f of the committee rules have been violated and the Chairman has received a letter which would outline that that particular rule requires a three-day notice, Mr. Chairman,” Meadows claimed. “And because the notice was put out on june 10th at 5:48, this committee’s rules have been violated.”

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Trump’s lies and deception are catching up to all of us as the stock market posts ‘worst point drop ever on record’

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In a muddled, dishonest, rambling news conference from the White House press briefing room, President Donald Trump for over an hour talked to reporters Wednesday evening about coronavirus in an attempt to stave off three days of market near-collapse. He lied. He twisted the truth. He displayed little grasp of basic facts. He didn’t let the experts run the show.

He instilled no confidence Wednesday night. In fact, the DOW futures dropped as Trump began speaking:

Dow Futures dropped when Trump said the market fell 2k points because of the Dem debate pic.twitter.com/cvbviB2l9a

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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