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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Steve Benen: The GOP's star witness in the House Republicans' impeachment crusade against President Joe Biden "admitted that officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story about" Hunter Biden. Dem. Rep. Dan Goldman noted via social media that the "only remaining question" is whether GOP lawmakers "were witting or unwitting agents" of the Russian government. read more


The nation's millionaires and billionaires are evading more than $150 billion a year in taxes, according to the head of the Internal Revenue Service. read more


Representative Lauren Boebert is struggling to gain traction in her new district's primary election, as nearly every Republican voter and lawmaker seems to loathe her intensely. read more


In 2021, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell offered $5 million to anyone who could disprove his claim that he had data showing voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Now, he must pay a 64-year-old from Nevada that award, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.


Stephen Robinson, Public Notice: While [Tucker] Carlson raves about Russian grocery prices, [Vladimir] Putin has publicly apologized for the rising cost of chicken and eggs. So why is Carlson, after his obsequious interview with the dictator, providing free PR services? read more


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fayette Janitorial LLC employed 15 children to clean dangerous equipment at a Perdue Farms plant in Virginia and nine to clean a Seaboard Triumph Foods pork plant in Iowa. read more


When most New Yorkers wake up, they might splurge by spending a few bucks on coffee and a bagel. Every morning Donald Trump wakes up, he now owes another $87,500 in interest on the massive legal penalties he received last week. read more


Michigan Republicans' clash over leadership of their state party could mean dueling presidential nominating conventions will take place March 2, even though the national Republican Party has said members properly removed former chair Kristina Karamo. read more


The Associated Press reports that Nikki Haley plans to stay in the presidential race despite not winning a single primary election to date. read more


The United States has again vetoed a draft UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Israel's war in Gaza, prompting widespread criticism from rivals and allies alike. read more


In an extraordinary press conference last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) acknowledged that challenges to books in the state's school libraries are out of control. read more


David Kurtz (TPM): Everywhere you turn, it's Russia either helping Trump directly or indirectly by damaging Trump's foes. The pattern is clear and persistent but also so sweeping and far-reaching that it really requires taking a step back to grasp the full scope of it all. All those breathless Biden impeachment process stories? They're an outgrowth of this disinformation campaign. read more


Law enforcement agencies told the Russian state media outlet TASS that "new charges had been filed against Oleg Navalny." However, they too, have yet to provide more light on the details of the arrest warrant. read more


About 60% of Texas voters expect there to be violence following the November election, according to a new poll. read more


The open-source intelligence group DeepState UA first released the footage, apparently filmed with a drone, of three Russian soldiers gunning down the Ukrainians who had already surrendered. read more


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