Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, spoke out in solidarity with the black community and protestors of all races following George Floyd’s death in late May. “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life,” the pope said.On Wednesday, the pope sent a powerful letter addressing the protestors and Floyd’s family.“Let us pray for the consolation of their grieving families and friends and let us implore the national reconciliation and peace for which we yearn,” the pope said. “May Our Lady...
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Salt Lake County Council member David Alvord posted an incredible Facebook screed that took the Right's grievance-laced culture war to a new level. And then he embarked on a truly comical display of backtracking.
Alvord, a conservative Republican, declared on Facebook Wednesday that "the left won't be happy until we each have light brown skin are exactly alike…until there are no males, no females…until we are all bi-sexual and in non-committed relationships." And that was just for starters.
Trump's Capitol insurrection: A detailed timeline shows how the GOP owns January 6 lock, stock and barrel
At last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the Republican Party tried to rewrite history, in this case very recent history. Seven panels at the event were dedicated to the thoroughly-debunked assertion that Joe Biden is not a legitimate president, including "Other Culprits: Why Judges & Media Refused to Look at the Evidence" and "The Left Pulled the Strings, Covered It Up, and Even Admits It." Trump mined The Big Lie in his keynote speech, claiming that "this election was rigged," that the Democrats had "just lost the White House," that "I may even decide to beat them a third time" in the 2024 presidential race.
One thing Trump didn't address at CPAC was the insurrection he incited on January 6.
Trump aide arrested for Capitol riot worked for hate group Family Research Council -- and once held top secret clearance
Federal officials have arrested an appointee in Donald Trump's administration in connection with the fatal January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
"The FBI on Thursday arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department aide, on charges related to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, marking the first known instance of an appointee of President Donald Trump facing criminal prosecution in connection with the attempt to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's victory," Politico reported Thursday. "Klein, 42, was taken into custody in Virginia, said Samantha Shero, a spokesperson for the FBI's Washington Field Office. Details on the charges against him were not immediately available."
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