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The scandal isn't that McCarthy was lying — it’s that he can’t serve in GOP leadership if he doesn't lie: Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) noted that his Republican colleague appears to be stuck in a world where if he doesn't submit to GOP overlords like former President Donald Trump, he'll lose whatever power he has in the House leadership.

After fighting to become the House Speaker for a decade, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was recorded lying to his caucus after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. When it was written about and McCarthy was quoted, he claimed that the reporters were lying about him. The reporters published the recording of him saying it, however.

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Legal expert explains why the Oklahoma anti-abortion law is now the most extreme law in the nation

Texas had passed the most extreme abortion law in the country until Oklahoma was able to craft its own. In fact, after Oklahoma became a refuge for women in Texas, the state lawmakers passed three different bans, each growing more extreme.

Speaking to MSNBC's Katy Tur, senior counsel Marc Hearron from the Center for Reproductive Rights explained that the Oklahoma law makes it the most extreme in the United States.

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'They just shoot us down like dogs': Buffalo woman sobs after the first funeral of massacre victims

The first of ten funerals began Friday as Deacon Heyward Patterson was laid to rest in Buffalo, New York, after an allegedly racist gunman opened fire at the Tops supermarket last weekend.

"He was truly called to do the work in the community and he will be missed greatly,” said decade-long friend Leonard Lane, according to WIVB. The two men had been sitting in the same pew together at church for the last ten years.

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Trump supporters were vastly outnumbered by Democrats at contentious Virginia voter fraud meeting

Former President Donald Trump's false claims about voter fraud in 2020 has inspired a group of his supporters, but in Virginia, it wasn't enough to combat the Democrats that have their own complaints.

WUSA News revealed that the battleground Loudoun County held an Electoral Board meeting Thursday to address allegations of the "stolen election." Trump's supporters were thin in the audience, however.

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Republican official wants GOP leadership to take away committee assignments from problematic colleagues

The ongoing internal problems in the Republican Party have deepened as members of a kind of "trouble-makers caucus" have been blocking their colleagues from critical meetings with officials in Washington or from home as well as with constituents.

CNN.com reported about the ongoing feud between members who are getting more desperate to stop problems they perceive with fellow Republicans.

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Kellyanne Conway accuses husband George of cheating on her with Twitter

Kellyanne Conway's forthcoming memoir accuses her husband, George, of having an affair with a social media site, People Magazine reported on Thursday.

While some couples might feel their partner spends too much time on the internet, Conway went to the extreme.

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Reporter booted out of Madison Cawthorn party describes 'stunning and sudden desertion of his closest allies'

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) lost his primary election Tuesday night after months of infuriating his Republican colleagues.

Independent reporter John Bowden, who was there to cover Cawthorn's election night party, says he was asked to leave by the Hendersonville, North Carolina police who were on hand. The event was in a small auto detailer and tire shop where Cawthorn operated his campaign.

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Former Trump insider tells The View that Jan. 6 committee is 'headed in a good direction'

Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed news accounts about her testifying before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Wednesday.

While CNN reported that she was testifying for the second time, there was little information about why and what was being asked. But on "The View" Thursday, Grisham revealed some of what happened without giving details.

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New Biden administration plan aims to 'destroy Russia's central role in the global energy economy'

President Joe Biden is working on a plan to go after Russian oil and further cripple the country's economy, the New York Times reported Thursday. One major problem, however, is that the steps could anger India, China, Turkey and other nations that do continue to buy Russian oil.

The plan would issue secondary sanctions that push international oil buyers to comply with U.S. sanctions on Russia as they continue their invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine has resulted in Russia losing nearly $20 billion each month that the oil continues from oil sales alone, the report said. The next steps are how to "starve Moscow of that money while ensuring that global oil supplies do not drop, which could lead to a rise in prices that benefits Mr. Putin and worsens inflation in the United States and elsewhere."

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Elise Stefanik slammed for 'bizarre' endorsement of plan to 'expunge' Trump's second impeachment

Former President Donald Trump is the only president in history to have been impeached twice. The number of presidents impeached was already a small number, with only two prior to Mr. Trump. In fact, the former president doubled the number of presidential impeachments after he attempted to shake down Ukraine for dirt on President Joe Biden and incited a riot at the United States Capitol after losing the 2020 election.

Writing Thursday, Rachel Maddow producer Steve Benen wondered why Republicans would be so focused on "expunging" Trump's second impeachment if he wasn't even convicted by the Republicans in the Senate. But the reason comes from the man himself.

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Trump was 'stunned' to see Kathy Barnette's rise despite his endorsement of Dr. Oz: NY Times

Michael Bender and Maggie Haberman revealed in a New York Times report that behind the scenes, former President Donald Trump was shocked that his endorsement didn't mean a blowout win for Mehmet Oz.

Trump infamously told a crowd of his supporters that Oz was going to win because he was on television.

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Dem lawmaker puts abortion foes on the spot: 'After which failed pregnancy should I have been imprisoned?'

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) on Wednesday gave an emotional speech about her struggles to get pregnant and the miscarriages she suffered during a four-year effort.

Speaking in the congressional hearing on women's rights, McBath explained that she and her husband tried to start a family on their own and were successful. They were overjoyed until one morning she woke up covered in blood.

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Buffalo schools ordered to 'hold in place' after receiving a 'credible threat' of violence

It has been only a few days since a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York killed 10 people and injured others. The alleged gunman published a manifesto online that outlined the targets he was seeking and the rationale behind it. At one point, the manifesto says he was also considering shooting up an elementary school and thought of going from the grocery store to a school to continue his assault.

On Wednesday, Elmwood Village Charter School issued a "hold-in-place" order due to social media threats. It's unclear if there have been a number of false threats, but the one cited by News 4 was enough to merit the cautious procedure.

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