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‘We’re about facts around here’: Jen Psaki smacks down Texas' Governor Abbott

Abbott 'Stalling' Funds for Testing CNN Reports

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is attacking President Joe Biden, falsely claiming he is "importing Covid" by allowing migrant children to enter the country.

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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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'I'm not going to risk getting myself killed': Madison Cawthorn’s very bad week isn't enough to coax his 2020 challenger to run against him again

WASHINGTON — Rep. Madison Cawthorn was the subject of two ruinous exposés this week, one detailing numerous accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him from his college days and the other reporting he had lied about critical details of his back story.

None of that, however, is enough to draw his 2020 Democratic opponent into a rematch.

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Trump's aversion to long flights may interfere with his vendetta against Lisa Murkowski: report

Former President Donald Trump has sworn revenge against the minority of Republicans in Congress who supported his impeachment, and that includes Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Murkowski was among the seven GOP senators who voted "guilty" during Trump's second impeachment trial. But according to Washington Post reporters Seung Min Kim and Paul Kane, something could interfere his hopes of getting even with Murkowski: Trump's aversion to long flights.

"Murkowski is higher on his list of enemies than other senators and lawmakers," Kim and Kane report. "One adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, recently said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) topped Trump's list. Then came Murkowski and then, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R). Trump does want to spend money against her, this adviser said. Some people in his circle doubt, though, that he will be as much of a potent force in the race because traveling to campaign against her would require such a long flight, which Trump generally avoids."

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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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How vaccines became ammunition in global diplomacy

Covid-19 vaccines are not just coveted as protection from the deadly virus, they are also a currency in the battle for global influence, experts say, especially between China and Russia.

While the United States has been saving its vaccines for Americans, and Europeans struggle with delivery, Beijing and Moscow, as well as India, have been brushing up their prestige by sharing vaccine stocks with poor, vulnerable countries.

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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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Tom Cotton warns he is holding up Merrick Garland's nomination

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) is planning to slow down the confirmation of Merrick Garland, President Biden's pick to head the Justice Department, POLITICO reports.

According to a series of tweets posted by Cotton on Wednesday, Garland refused "to answer basic questions" in his written answers on immigration, the death penalty and guns.

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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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Prince Harry: royal misfit now taking on 'The Firm'

Scarred by the death of his mother, Prince Harry has struggled in the royal limelight for much of his life, and his fears for wife Meghan have now put him at loggerheads with his family.

The younger son of the heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late Diana, princess of Wales, Harry, now 36, earned a reputation as a young playboy desperate to escape the royal straightjacket.

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