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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Former president Donald Trump and his allies are pushing new efforts to recount last year's election results after a sham "audit" conducted by a pro-Trump contractor in Arizona reaffirmed his loss. read more


Former President Donald Trump's company will have to hire an outside firm to search its documents if it doesn't soon fully comply with subpoenas issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a judge warned. read more


The company filed several lawsuits seeking to invalidate copyright-termination notices served by artists and illustrators involved with creating superheroes like Spider-Man and Thor.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Arizona schools that chose not to adopt universal masking policies earlier this semester were more likely to have an outbreak of the coronavirus, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more


A California mother of four who was "proudly" anti-vax, particularly anti-COVID-19 vaccine, died of complications due to the coronavirus. read more


Anti-vaccine Facebook groups have a new message for their community members: Don't go to the emergency room, and get your loved ones out of intensive care units. read more


Select Committee press release: Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today announced that he has issued a round of subpoenas for documents and testimony to four individuals with close ties to the former President who were working in or had communications with the White House on or in the days leading up to the January 6th insurrection. In letters 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, Chairman Thompson instructed the witnesses to produce materials and appear at depositions in the weeks ahead. "The Committee is investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power, to identify and evaluate lessons learned and to recommend corrective laws, policies, procedures rules, or regulations," wrote Chairman Thompson, underscoring the Select Committee's authority established by House Resolution 503.

While serving as White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows reportedly communicated with officials at the state level and in the Department of Justice as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election or prevent the election's certification. According to other reporting, Mr. Meadows was also in communication with organizers of the January 6 rally, including Amy Kremer of Women for America First. The Select Committee has previously sought White House records dealing with Mr. Meadows, including his actions and communications and information he received dealing with the results and integrity of the 2020 election. Reporting indicates that former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino was with the former President on January 5th during a discussion of how to convince Members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden. Prior to the January 6th March for Trump, Mr. Scavino promoted the event on Twitter, encouraging people to "be a part of history." And records indicate that Mr. Scavino was tweeting messages from the White House on January 6, 2021. read more


The Democratic-controlled House approved a wide-ranging bipartisan defense policy bill Thursday despite strong opposition from a conservative wing of the Republican Party. read more


At the height of the last Ice Age, generations of children and teenagers ambled barefoot along a muddy lakefront in what is now New Mexico, crossing paths with mammoths, giant ground sloths and an extinct canine species known as dire wolves. read more


It turns out there's a limit to just how far from reality you can stray and still be welcome on Fox News. read more


Billionaires sit on vast pools of money and assets, and only a tiny portion of their wealth goes toward federal incomes taxes " they've paid an average income tax rate of 8.2% over roughly the last decade. read more


Robert A. Pape: For months, my colleagues and I at the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats have been tracking insurrectionist sentiments in U.S. adults, most recently in surveys in June. We have found that 47 million American adults - nearly 1 in 5 - agree with the statement that "the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump and Joe Biden is an illegitimate president." Of those, 21 million also agree that "use of force is justified to restore Donald J. Trump to the presidency." read more


The agency did not explain why it was auditing elections in Collin, Dallas, Harris and Tarrant counties. Its announcement came hours after former President Donald Trump asked that an election audit bill be added to a special legislative session agenda. read more


For years, Black residents of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have voiced complaints about abuses and a lack of accountability within its Sheriff's Office. Unlike in neighboring New Orleans, no one has stepped in to help. read more


New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply. read more


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