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The 'Dutch Trump' crashes and burns after going all in on COVID conspiracies

When Thierry Baudet won a landslide victory that sent him to the Dutch senate, many thought he would go on to win the country's win the general elections in March 2021 as a "palatable" alternative to the Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders.

"He served the same smörgåsbord of nostalgia, nationalism and anti-immigrant xenophobia as Wilders, but he presented as a more clean-cut, decent, thoughtful figure," writes The Guardian's Joost de Vries.

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Congress can completely destroy all of Trump’s deregulation in one action — but they better hurry

A little-known legislative power would enable Democrats to completely nullify former President Donald Trump's deregulation in one fell swoop, but if they want to do it they'll have to work fast.

While president, Trump and his team worked to get rid of regulations on chemicals in the environment, safety standards, housing guidelines, transparency rules, the Endangered Species Act, energy conservation and more (see Brookings). Using the Congressional Review Act, the House and Senate can repeal some of those rules.

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‘You don’t have to normalize insurrection’: CBS News slammed for ‘complicit’ jailhouse interview of ‘QAnon Shaman’

Should Americans hear from an individual in jail facing felony charges related to their alleged participation in the January 6 insurrection, especially on the day terrorism experts say the QAnon cult might again engage in violence so dangerous the House has postponed business for the day?

Some are saying no, and blasting CBS News for promoting its jailhouse interview today with one of the most recognizable faces from the insurrection, Jacob Chansley, better known as the "QAnon Shaman."

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Trump lashes out at Wall Street Journal after it urges GOP to dump him

Days after the Wall Street Journal posted an opinion column saying that Republicans should abandon former President Donald Trump and "Trumpism," the ex-leader lashed out in a press statement.

Trump, who has been banned from social media and relegated to sending out press releases, attacked the conservative-leaning Journal.

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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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QAnon-evangelical crossbreeding is creating America’s own ‘al-Qaeda’ radicals: experts

The Qanon conspiracy movement is cross-pollenating with evangelical Christianity, and experts on extremism are worried about an increasingly radicalized religious movement.

The cult-like conspiracy system and conservative Christianity are influencing one another and creating potentially violent fanatics under the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, and both movements are angry and bitter over former president Donald Trump's election loss -- which they believe was fraudulent, reported the Independent.

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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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Capitol police ask National Guard to stay due to threats from right-wing extremist groups: report

U.S. Capitol Police are requesting that the National Guard stay on-site for another 60-days, the Associated Press reports.

The request comes after intelligence reports suggest extremist group are plotting another attack on the Capitol.

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Trump family tries to unload Palm Beach house across from Mar-a-Lago at four times the purchase price

A 10,455 square feet home in Palm Beach, Florida is up for sale for more than four times the purchase price after it exchanged hands in the Trump family, Realtor.com reported.

The beach house, across from Mar-a-Lago, was first purchased by retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry less than 20 years ago in 2004 for $11.5 million. She tried to sell it in 2017 for $23.9 million. Either the sale fell through or she changed her mind, it's unclear, but she pulled it off the market in May 2018 and sold it to a company run by nephews, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump for $18.5 million.

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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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REVEALED: Some of Trump's biggest lies about COVID-19 came directly from the Chinese Communist Party

Even though former President Donald Trump regularly blamed the Chinese Communist Party for the spread of the novel coronavirus, Trump himself helped the CCP spread its propaganda about the disease after he had a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

A lengthy report by the Washington Post's Josh Rogin documents how Trump adopted Chinese Communist Party talking points about the virus in the early stages of the pandemic as he sought to play down the disease and its potential impact on the American economy.

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‘It’s not fair!’ Capitol rioter who violated Pelosi’s office screams at judge over pretrial jailing

An Arkansas man who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and went viral after photos circulated showing him with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk, appeared before a federal judge this Thursday for a status hearing.

According to NBC4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane, Barnett began "screaming" at attorneys and the judge, saying that it's "unfair" that he's been locked up "for a whole month."

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