‘We’re about facts around here’: Jen Psaki smacks down Texas' Governor Abbott

Abbott 'Stalling' Funds for Testing CNN Reports

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is attacking President Joe Biden, falsely claiming he is "importing Covid" by allowing migrant children to enter the country.

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WATCH: Jen Psaki delivers brutal response when asked if Trump deserves credit for vaccine rollout

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday delivered a brutal response when asked about giving former President Donald Trump credit for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

During her daily press briefing, Psaki was asked about comments made by Admiral Brett Giroir, the former assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, who argued recently that he and his colleagues in the Trump White House should be getting more praise for the work they did in planning the distribution of the vaccine.

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GOP's Marsha Blackburn heaps praise on Neanderthals after Biden comments: 'They're protectors of their family!'

Sen. Martha Blackburn (R-TN) on Thursday defended the honor of Neanderthals after President Joe Biden used the term as a pejorative earlier this week.

During an appearance on Fox Business, Blackburn was asked to comment on Biden decrying the "Neanderthal thinking" of repealing statewide mask mandates even as the novel coronavirus pandemic is still killing thousands of Americans per day.

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West Virginia Republican levels Texas Gov. Abbott for acting 'macho' and dumping mask mandate

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) attacked fellow Republican, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on CNN Thursday, saying that it was a mistake to reopen his state amid the pandemic.

"COVID is completely over," Abbott told CNBC Thursday morning, attacking Democrats for "moving the goalposts" about when he can and can't reopen. There are currently five COVID-19 variants in the state and about 13.4 percent of Texans have been vaccinated with the first vaccine and 13.5 percent have tested positive. ICU occupancy rates in Texas are at 88 percent, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

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WATCH: QAnon Shaman's mom defends her son's honor while spewing conspiracy theories about 2020 election

Martha Chansley, the mother of the so-called QAnon Shaman, defended her son's actions during an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes.

In an interview set to be aired on Sunday, Chansley grew defensive when asked whether she thought her son, 33-year-old Jacob Chansley, did anything wrong when he took part in a violent mob that stormed the United States Capitol building on January 6th.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Joe Biden's son is the real 'Neanderthal' because his name is 'Hunter'

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) fired back on Thursday after President Joe Biden accused some states of "Neanderthal thinking" over the decision to life mask mandates.

"What I would call Neanderthal thinking is Gov. Newsom in California telling people not to come out of their cave for a year," Patrick told Fox News host Harris Faulkner. "And I would call Neanderthal thinking allowing people to cross the border illegally with COVID, tested positive and put them on a bus!"

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GOP's Murkowski announces she will vote yes on Deb Haaland as first Native American Interior secretary

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced on Thursday that she will vote in favor of confirming Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Interior secretary, which would make her the nation's first Native American to hold a cabinet position.

Murkowski made the announcement during Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing by first noting that the Department of Interior plays an "outized role" in Alaska.

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One-year-old baby shot in the head by Texas cop in criminal chase gone horribly wrong

A one-year-old child was struck by a bullet after getting caught on the crossfire of a police shooting in Houston, Texas, ABC 13 reports.

The child's mother was parked at a gas pump at a gas station when a suspect in a black Mercedes crashed into the station, exited the vehicle and jumped into her car. Police, who had been chasing the suspect for three miles and say the suspect had a gun, thought he was about to steal the woman's car.

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'QAnon Shaman' says he's innocent because he stopped Capitol attackers from 'stealing muffins'

Jacob Chansley, who is also known as "the QAnon Shaman," argued this week that he is innocent of the charges against him because he stopped insurrectionists from stealing muffins at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Chansley made the remarks during an interview with 60 Minutes while he was in jail waiting for trial.

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This longtime Trump associate holds the key to pursuing criminal charges against him: NYT's Haberman

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman appeared on CNN Thursday to talk about the multiple legal problems facing former President Donald Trump, and she said that Trump should be particularly worried about efforts to flip longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg.

Reacting to reports that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office is zeroing in on getting Weisselberg to potentially cooperate in its criminal investigation of Trump, Haberman explained why he's such an important figure to the president's financial dealings.

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There's one big reason why March 4 doesn't pose as great a threat to democracy as Jan 6 did : Extremism expert

Some of Donald Trump's most fervent supporters believe the former president will be inaugurated Thursday, and law enforcement is on guard for another possible assault on democratic institutions less than two months after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny covers online extremism and conspiracy theories, and she said the chatter around March 4 isn't quite as loud as the noise ahead of the U.S. Capitol assault that left five dead -- but Congress has canceled its session and the National Guard has mobilized just in case.

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Mitch McConnell 'concerned' people won't go back to work if they get $1,400 checks

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Wednesday that he opposes extending unemployment and providing $1,400 COVID relief checks for Americans because people may decide not to go back to work.

During an appearance on Fox News, host Martha MacCallum posed the question to McConnell.

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'I'm not going to resign': Andrew Cuomo admits touching women was 'wrong' but will fight to keep job

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation after three woman accused him of unwanted advances.

During his first press conference in weeks, Cuomo addressed the allegations against him and promised to learn from the experience.

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