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'This didn’t happen': Trump two biggest lies about the Arizona audit demolished by fact checkers

Responding to a multitude of unfounded claims made by former president Donald Trump in his speech in Arizona late Saturday, the Associated Press singled out two whoppers told by the one-term president about the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa Count that were patently false.

With a CNN analysis calling Trump's speech "incoherent," AP's Jonathan Cooper and Calvin Woodward went farther and busted Trump for outright lying to his supporters.

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'When duty calls': GOPer Adam Kinzinger accepts invitation to join House committee on Capitol riot

According to a statement from Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), he has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to sit on the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th Capitol riot.

Writing, "When duty calls, I will answer," the military veteran said he will be joining fellow Republican Rep. Lynne Cheney (R-WY) on the committee after House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his choices following a dispute with Pelosi.

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Devin Nunes: Deep state may use 'computer generated graphics' to fake Joe Biden speeches

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suggested on Sunday that Joe Biden's administration may use "computer-generated graphics" to fake the president's speeches.

Nunes made the remarks during an appearance on Fox News after he was asked about Biden's performance at a recent CNN town hall event.

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Don Trump Jr. crashes and burns in attempt to defend Tucker Carlson after 'worst human' humiliation

On Sunday morning, Donald Trump Jr. attempted to ride to the rescue of Tucker Carlson after a video was posted online showing the nervous Fox News personality being harangued by a man in Montana for hurting Americans with his extremist rhetoric.

In the video that went viral, Carlson is told by a man identified as Dan Bailey, "You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that," with Bailey later adding a note online that read, "It's not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an assh*le!"

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Trump's influence with voters facing major test this week: report

According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's attempt to be a kingmaker in the Republican party will be put to the test this week when a candidate he has endorsed faces a better-funded Republican who has support from the state's GOP leadership.

As issue is the special election in Texas on Tuesday for a seat representing the state's 6th Congressional District that features Trump's choice, Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, and Texas state Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie), who has support from major Republicans in the Lone Star state.

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Tim Scott hints at running for president in 2024: 'I want a job when I leave the Senate'

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) hinted on Sunday that he could be the next president of the United States after he leaves the Senate.

During an interview on <em>Fox News Sunday</em>, host Martha MacCallum asked Scott if he had plans to run for president in 2024.

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Fox News hosts discuss how to ban 'childless' liberals from voting

Fox News hosts on Sunday promoted the idea that "childless" Americans should not be allowed to participate in society by voting.

The idea was recently floated by Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance.

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'Incoherent' Trump leveled for 'delusional' Arizona rally rant on election fraud

In a no-holds-barred analysis of Donald Trump's 100-minute speech on Saturday before adoring supporters in Arizona, CNN's Stephen Collinson leveled the ex-president for his "incoherent" ranting about unproven election fraud.

Getting right to the point, the CNN analyst called out the former president as a "sore loser" before summing up what Americans who watched Trump on-line saw from the man who used to occupy the Oval Office before being forced out after one term.

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Here's the cynical reason Fox News has 'changed its tune' on COVID-19 vaccinations

During a CNN segment on Americans who are refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at a time when cases are exploding due to a new variant, the network's media expert was asked about rival Fox News which has done an about-face and is imploring viewers to get the shots.

Speaking with hosts Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez, CNN host Brian Stelter explained why the conservative media outlet has suddenly "changed its tune" and has been running public service announcements about vaccinations.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene says impeach Biden, fire Fauci and expel Waters in red-meat Alabama speech

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke Friday night to the Alabama Federation of Republican Women, an event for which the media had been told to leave after a press availability beforehand.

But the conservative Alabama website www.yellowhammer.com managed to be in position to report on Greene's remarks. It happily described the event as one that "went off with no disruptions and instead, spells of raucous applause from the attendees."

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GOP lawmaker who refused to wear mask reportedly 'really, really sick' with COVID-19

According to a report from Maine Public, a GOP lawmaker who has been very outspoken about precautions that need to be taken to prevent contracting the COVID-19 novel virus -- and refused to wear a mask during legislative sessions -- has admitted that he is "really, really" sick with COVID now.

State Rep. Chris Johansen, is a Republican legislator from Monticello who, Maine Public reported, "...has been an outspoken opponent of state-mandated coronavirus restrictions and has organized multiple protests. In April 2020, he organized a protest in front of the Blaine House asking Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to reopen the state's economy, as well as downplaying the damage that the spread of COVID-19 would have on communities across the country."

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'Trump audit' blasted as 'botched' by Arizona Republican booed off stage at his 'Big Lie' rally

Secretary of State hopeful and Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti was booed off stage at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix on Saturday.

"Whoaa. GOP Secretary of State candidate ⁦Michelle Ugenti⁩ is booed off stage at TPUSA rally for Trump. She opposed GOP lawmaker's wish list for election changes," KPNX-TV reporter Brahm Resnik reported. "FYI Trump base crowd was primed to boo Michelle Ugenti. Wasn't anything she said. Boos rained all over room from start till she bailed out."

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Arizona Republican 'booed off stage' before Trump speech at 'protect our elections' rally

Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti, who is running in the Republican primary for Secretary of State, received a cold reception at a "Big Lie" rally where Donald Trump is scheduled to speak.

The event, hosted by Turning Point Action, is titled the "Rally to Protect Our Elections."

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