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Discord bans subreddit accused of manipulating GameStop stock price to ruin hedge funds: report

On Wednesday, The Verge reported that the networking platform Discord has banned the server for r/WallStreetBets, the community on Reddit that has bragged about manipulating the stock market.

r/WallStreetBets gained national attention this week after a campaign to aggressively buy up shares in GameStop, the nationwide video game retailer, after learning that several large Wall Street hedge funds were short-selling the stock due to the chain's financial struggles. The campaign dramatically drove up the price of GameStop shares, wiping out millions of dollars in value at these hedge funds at a stroke.

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The View's Meghan McCain smacks Nikki Haley and Josh Hawley for selling their souls to ‘imitate Trump’

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain bashed fellow Republicans who are cynically trying to woo Donald Trump supporters with phony acts.

McCain has been saying the party is in shambles since Trump tried to overturn his election loss, and she ripped Nikki Haley and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) for going along with the ousted president's lies as he faces impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Kevin McCarthy faces the same battle as Paul Ryan and John Boehner in fractured GOP: report

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is facing some of the problems that plagued his predecessors as he enters the new session of Congress, Axios reported.

As the far-right wing of the Republican caucus gained speed and power in Congress, former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) fled for greener pastures. Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) then took control of the party, trying to parlay the growing "tea party" movement into passing conservative legislation like tax cuts and large spending cuts. It didn't match President Donald Trump's agenda and there was no way for Ryan to save endangered Republicans in the 2018 anti-Trump election.

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Trump supporters are threatening lawmakers as the second impeachment approaches: report

Washington lawmakers were left terrorized after the U.S. Capitol came under attack on Jan. 6. The night before, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) told her husband where her will was located if she was killed. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser asked for National Guard support days in advance. Now, that fear has returned as some lawmakers face threats ahead of impeachment.

The Associated Press cited sources revealing that federal law enforcement officials are already investigating threats ahead of the beginning of the trial in the Senate.

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Republicans talked Trump out of starting the 'Patriot Party': Maggie Haberman

After threatening to start his own political party, former President Donald Trump has been talked out of it, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted Sunday evening.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump discussed with aides whether he should start a party for his own voters as an increasing number of Republicans spoke out against the Capitol insurrection.

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Chuck Schumer shuts down McConnell's attempt to stop Trump impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) let Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) know that he won't have a role in controlling the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.

Schumer granted Republicans an extra two weeks to prepare for the trial against Trump, but the GOP took it a step further on Sunday, prompting the Democratic leader to shut McConnell down, BBC reporter Hugo Lowell reported.

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Trump team was shocked Dr. Fauci would 'dare to contradict the president': report

A New York Times interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed more about his quip during last week's press conference that saying "I don't know" is an acceptable answer in the new administration.

Giving a briefing to the press Thursday, Fauci explained, with a chuckle, "You know, one of the new things in this administration is if you don't know the answer, don't guess. Just say you don't know the answer."

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Trump greeted with a flying banner trolling him over Mar-a-Lago

On Sunday, Trump was said to be golfing like he typically did during his tenure in the White House. But this time there were no sneaky photos from the press pool.

Flying over Mar-a-Lago Sunday was a massive banner calling the former White House resident the "worst president ever" and a "pathetic loser."

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Ivanka and Jared really want to get away from Donald Trump: report

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are about to move into their new life to the so-called "billionaires bunker," an island off the coast of Florida. According to one report, however, the former White House advisers are trying to break from Dad, the New Zealand Herald said. It is a time that Rudy Giuliani's daughter once called a "reign of terror."

Former President Donald Trump left the White House with his lowest job approval rating and the majority of Americans indicating they believe there should be accountability for the insurrection on the capitol.

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Daily Show mocks QAnon Congresswoman for the ‘GOP Unity and Healing Act of 2021’

"The Daily Show" strikes again. New QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was ridiculed by the Trevor Noah show on Twitter Thursday after she filed impeachment charges against President Joe Biden citing a conspiracy theory.

Greene, relied on an internet belief that as vice president, Biden blackmailed Ukraine, saying that if they didn't fire their corrupt prosecutor that they wouldn't get much needed international aid. The policy wasn't Biden's idea or even his decision, it was an issue that the global community faced and a stance by the administration. Biden was the enforcer.

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Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley facing ‘expulsion or censure’ after Ethics complaint filed: report

Senate Democrat filed ethics complaints against Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) after their unsuccessful effort to overthrow the 2020 election.

A letter sent to the Ethics Committee chairs Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Lankford (R-OK) requested "expulsion or censure" for the members after their election overthrow attempts spun a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Trump settles on a lawyer after struggling to find someone to represent him in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has hired South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers as his impeachment lawyer, Jake Sherman reported in the Punchbowl.

"Butch Bowers, who has represented two S.C. governors at ethics hearings, is not a stranger to impeachment proceedings," the Post and Courier said. "He worked for then-Gov. Mark Sanford when lawmakers considered impeaching him after he left the state to see his mistress in Argentina in 2009."

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NRA loses attempt to wiggle out of New York lawsuit on misuse of funds

Judge Joel Cohen has tossed out the National Rifle Association's attempt to dismiss the attorney general's lawsuit over the organizations' misuse of funds.

New York Attorney General Letitia James tweeted that the judge dismissed the NRA's motion to dismiss and that the lawsuit will move forward.

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