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Trump's Georgia rally overshadowed by GOP infighting, backfiring Arizona audit and Jan 6 subpoenas

Donald Trump's Saturday rally in Georgia got off to an inauspicious start as multiple factors converged to scuttle the former president's hopes for a triumphant return to the campaign trail.

The former president's troubles exploded on Thursday when the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel, and former Trump advisor Stephen Bannon.

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Bill Maher ridicules GOP for pushing Texas audit after Arizona's backfired: 'The crazy never stops'

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday mocked Republicans for audits of the election President Joe Biden won over ten months ago.

"The crazy never stops," Maher said. "The results from the audit of the election, which was almost a year ago, are in from Arizona. Whoops, they found actually Biden got more votes."

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Marjorie Taylor Green's chief of staff quits — only hours after her public meltdown on the Capitol steps

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lost her most senior staffer on Friday after she made a scene on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

NBC News reported Greene "instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday."

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Maddow airs soccer videos to show how thoroughly GOP audits failed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona

On MSNBC Friday, Rachel Maddow detailed a list of Republicans' "own goals" in trying to prove Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen — complete with videos of soccer matches.

"Are you familiar with the concept of an own goal?" said Maddow. "Like two teams playing against each other, but when you own goal that means you accidentally scored a goal against yourself. In the beautiful game of soccer the phenomenon of an own goal happens infrequently. But it does happen."

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Trump likened to Satan ahead of Saturday rally — Lt Gov warns he's harming Georgia Republicans

The Republican lieutenant governor of Georgia warned that it will harm the GOP at the ballot box if Republicans listen to Donald Trump.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan argued his case in an opinion column published online by CNN.

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Rudy Giuliani is mystified as to why Fox News won’t air him: ‘They just say I’m banned’

On Newsmax Friday, Rudy Giuliani complained that he's not allowed on Fox News anymore to discuss Hunter Biden — and that the network hasn't given him a full reason why.

"What's the problem between you and Fox?" asked anchor Greg Kelly.

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GOP Georgia official slams Mike Lindell's election conspiracies: He's 'on a different planet'

On Friday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Republican Georgia elections director Gabriel Sterling tore into MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for continuing to promulgate conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.

"So Mike Lindell, as you know, has been pushing the lie and continues to do it day by day," said anchor Erin Burnett. "And today, he went on a podcast with the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon."

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Fox News calls Arizona for Joe Biden again -- right as Trump sends out angry attack on 'fake news'

Former President Donald Trump repeatedly blasted out statements on the Arizona audit after the Cyber Ninjas announced that he had not only lost Maricopa County, but lost by an even larger margin than was announced in November.

Fox News reporter Bret Baier said the audit "confirms that President Biden's win in the county and the state was, in fact, a win."

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Trump vows to financially strangle GOP foes -- including all Republicans who backed his impeachment

On Friday, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported that former President Donald Trump is vowing to stop the House GOP and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from fundraising for members who voted to impeach him for the January 6 attack.

"Trump, in an interview on The John Fredericks Radio Show, vowed to make sure that [John] Katko and four other House Republicans who voted for impeachment are cut off from future financial support from McCarthy's committee," reported Mark Weiner. "'I'm going to see who he's funding,' Trump said of McCarthy, 'and if he is, I'll stop the whole deal. I'll stop it.'"

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Ivermectin believers have become 'radicalized' and now advocate 'inhaling food-grade hydrogen peroxide': reporter

Believers in treating COVID-19 with ivermectin have reportedly branched out in terms of their recommended treatments for the virus, which now include inhaling food-grade hydrogen peroxide.

NBC News reporter Ben Collins, who follows multiple pro-ivermectin and anti-vaccine Facebook groups, writes on Twitter that many of these groups have now become "radicalized" and are pushing for even more exotic remedies for COVID-19.

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Idaho anti-maskers force school district office to lock down: report

On Friday, KXLY reported that anti-mask demonstrators in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho forced the city's school district office into lockdown.

"The protesters originally gathered outside of a school board special meeting that was intended to discuss the possibility of implementing a district-wide mask mandate. The meeting was called in response to the rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in North Idaho," reported Erin Robinson. "However, because of the large crowd, the district postponed the meeting just minutes before it was set to start. The district said there were too many people and they wanted to keep them safe. They also had received reports of fights outside."

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9 vaccinated Montana nursing home residents dead after GOP governor banned vax mandates for healthcare workers: report

Hospitals across Montana are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients as the Delta variant spreads across Big Sky Country.

Montana's Republican governor, Greg Gianforte, signed the nation's only ban on employers requiring vaccination for employees. This has prevented even nursing homes and medical facilities from requiring vaccination, which resulted in a new lawsuit led by the Montana Medical Association.

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‘Intentionally misleading or staggeringly ignorant’: Maricopa County destroys Cyber Ninjas after ‘laughable’ audit

Maricopa County officials Friday afternoon responded in detail to claims made by Cyber Ninjas in the $6 million six month "audit" of the Arizona county's ballots from the 2020 presidential election. Late Thursday night multiple news organizations reported that Cyber Ninjas' audit, officially released Friday afternoon, found Joe Biden did win the election in Arizona, as originally reported nearly one year ago, and actually walked away with even more votes that first reported, while Donald Trump, the company concluded, got even less.

But the devil is in the details and after six frustrating months of dealing with a company that reportedly has zero expertise in auditing elections, Maricopa County officials blasted some of the "critical concerns" Cyber Ninjas claimed in their report.

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