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Frankenstein troubled by monster: Dick Cheney ridiculed after claim he's 'deeply troubled' by today's GOP

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R-WY) is "deeply troubled" by what he's watching his Republican Party become, his daughter revealed during a speech to the Aspen Institute.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was shoved out of her leadership position in the House after she refused to support President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Since then, she has become a pariah in the GOP along with anyone willing to speak out against the former president.

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The Virgin Islands just destroyed Ron DeSantis' anti-vaccine mandate for cruises out of Florida

Cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Disney may have gone through the trouble of simulated voyages that open the door for unvaccinated guests to sail, but a new policy in the U.S. Virgin Islands will thwart some from sailing. The policy requires all cruise passengers ages 12 and over to be fully vaccinated or the territory will not allow the ship to enter into its ports. Royal Caribbean had plans to sail to St. Thomas on its first revenue sailing of Allure of the Seas set to depart Port Canaveral on Sunday, but the line had to inform its guests of the update, which could mean some may be prev...

Massive COVID increase for Louisiana shows consequences of the Delta variant with low vaccination rates

By Brad Brooks

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Low vaccination rates and the more infectious Delta variant are converging to create a new COVID-19 crisis for Louisiana as the United States and the world face the latest stage of the pandemic.

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Legal experts mock Trump-loving lawyers after a judge uses a GOP-backed law to punish them

A Colorado court ruled Wednesday that pro-Donald Trump lawyers not only lost their class-action lawsuit, but they are also now going to be sanctioned to pay for all of the legal fees for Facebook, Dominion Voting Systems, the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin, and the non-profit Center for Tech and Civic Life.

Speaking about the case on MSNBC, host Lawrence O'Donnell smirked as he explained how amazingly the 68-page legal decision was written. O'Donnell particularly enjoyed the point at which the judge shamed the Trump-loving lawyers for claiming something was a "fact" because the former president tweeted it.

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Christian camper celebrates minister's death from COVID: 'He's with Jesus'

Evangelical preacher Rev. Wade Morris died from COVID-19 this week after speaking at an Oklahoma Christian camp where an outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred.

The traveling preacher was a marathon runner but was still taken down by the virus.

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Trump DOJ lackey who tried to steal election should be 'called up today on charges': Ex-senator

A shocking letter released this week revealed that an official from former President Donald Trump's Justice Department tried to push the department to directly intervene to overturn the election results in Georgia.

The official, Jeffrey Clark, was stopped by others in the DOJ but the country came shockingly close to an official coup. If Donald Trump had fired the acting DOJ chief, as he attempted, and appointed Clark, the plan could easily have been put in motion to steal the 2020 election.

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'Absolutely the worst decision': Arkansas state senator says reckless reopening is jeopardizing school year

Arkansas is one of the states seeing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections, particularly among young people. Nearly 1 in 5 of the infections in the state are in children under 18, reported the Arkansas Secretary of Health.

Arkansas Secretary of Health Jose Romero explained that hospitalizations among children 18 and under have increased by 270 percent in recent weeks and ICU admissions for children are also up 275 percent. Sadly, 20 percent of those are among children under 12.

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Lincoln Project documents a week's worth of GOP failures in one brutal supercut

Last week was a difficult week for the Trump-led Republican Party and the Lincoln Project captured it in one damning video that perfectly illustrates the non-stop absurdity that has taken over the Republican Party.

They went after Fox News hosts eager to destroy Capitol Police officers who testified about their injuries and experience after the Jan. 6 attack. They showed the sad and pathetic way that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was shouted down by a whistle.

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'We found a draft he couldn’t dodge': Trump's failed legal strategy on his taxes roasted by legal expert

Last week the Justice Department ordered the IRS to hand over former President Donald Trump's taxes to Congress.

There has been an extensive legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the justices punted back to the lower courts to regulate and those lower courts said that Trump had to hand them over. He's still fighting it, but most legal experts say it isn't likely to work.

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DeSantis-promoted doc who said kids don't need to be vaccinated facing investigation from medical board

Last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) held an event at the state Capitol in Tallahassee talking about the skepticism around masks. Among those on hand as an "expert" was Mark McDonald, a Los Angeles clinical psychiatrist.

A transcript acquired by the Daily Beast after the event revealed that McDonald attacked mask-mandates, specifically singling out his home state of California as a "medical apartheid state" after they reinstituted mask mandates following another increase in cases.

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Jen Psaki owns Ron DeSantis after he complains about being 'singled out' — and lays out his deadly record on COVID

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has spent the past several days playing the victim over criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis in his state.

Last month Florida accounted for 1 in 5 of every COVID cases in the United States, and this week the state shattered its own records for COVID cases and hospitalizations.

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While Osama bin Laden was escaping Afghanistan — Rumsfeld was in a meeting planning the Iraq war: book

The late former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is generally regarded to be one of the architects behind the war in Iraq even though Osama bin Laden, who was being given shelter in Afghanistan at the time, was the primary architect of the 9/11 attacks.

In a new biography by CNN reporter Peter Bergen about Osama bin Laden, it was revealed that Rumsfeld was ignoring what was happening on the ground in Afghanistan, allowing bin Laden to escape the country.

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Trump's hand-picked lobbyist wins Ohio GOP primary after ex-president threw in buckets of last-minute cash

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won a crowded primary contest on Tuesday for the Republican nomination to a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 15th district.

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