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Some Oath Keepers Say Its Founder Has Betrayed The Group’s Mission — And Them

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:25:33 -0500

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“Like a moth to the flame,” one former Oath Keeper said of founder Stewart Rhodes. “He flies in, throws up a PayPal, and then disappears.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/stewart-rhodes-oath-keepers-early-history-conflicts

Trump’s Pentagon Blocked Troops From Getting to the Capitol Riots For Hours, DC National Guard Commander Said

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:25:38 -0500

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The DC National Guard commander said he was not allowed to send troops to the Capitol, in sharp contrast to the city’s George Floyd protests last year, when troops were given immediate permission to deploy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-pentagon-blocked-national-guard-capitol

Andrew Cuomo Says He’s Sorry — But Won’t Resign Over Those Sexual Harassment Claims

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 20:02:58 -0500

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Cuomo said he “never touched anyone inappropriately,” despite one woman saying he kissed her without consent and a photo of another woman looking visibly uncomfortable as Cuomo grabbed her cheeks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment

Joe Biden Withdrew His Nomination Of Neera Tanden After Pushback In The Senate

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:44:13 -0500

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Tanden had drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, dooming her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/neera-tanden-withdraw-biden-budget-nomination

A Judge Released A Man Charged With Assaulting A Cop During The Capitol Riots, Saying The Government Messed Up Its Case

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:47:46 -0500

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell said she likely would have kept alleged Capitol rioter Clayton Mullins behind bars, but the government’s arguments left her hands “tied.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-clayton-mullins-assault-cop-freed-trial

The FBI Has Tracked Down Some Of The Capitol Rioters In Truly Surprising Ways

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:25:40 -0500

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One of the Capitol defendants was identified by an FBI agent he went to college with. Another was arrested trying to stop a relative from getting the COVID vaccine.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-insurrection-rioter-cases-fbi-search

CrossFit Is Finally Fed Up With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:25:30 -0500

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s political identity is tightly intertwined with CrossFit. After a year of scandal at the gym, it’s finally distancing itself from Georgia’s bigoted conspiracy theorist representative.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-crossfit

Prosecutors Suggested That The Oath Keepers Had A Special Force Ready With Weapons During The Capitol Insurrection

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:27:43 -0500

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New details about Jan. 6 were discussed in court, as Oath Keepers member Jessica Watkins failed to convince a judge she should be released from federal custody.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/oath-keepers-armed-reinforcements-capitol-riot

Madison Cawthorn Is A Rising Republican Star. Women At His College Warned Each Other About Him.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:35:41 -0500

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BuzzFeed News interviewed more than three dozen people as part of an investigation into allegations that Madison Cawthorn harassed women in college.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/madison-cawthorn-sexual-misconduct-allegations-patrick

Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Just Died In The Senate

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 01:46:19 -0500

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Raising the minimum wage is the first Biden policy to get blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/15-minimum-wage-dead-senate

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Texted His Ex That She Was A "Moron." Then She Turned Him In.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:25:39 -0500

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"If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” Richard Michetti texted his ex on Jan. 6, along with videos from the Capitol. She went to the police the next day.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/an-alleged-capitol-rioters-ex-turned-him-in-next-day

A Man Who Was Charged With Leading The Mob That Chased Officer Eugene Goodman In The Capitol Will Stay In Jail

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:25:41 -0500

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Douglas Jensen’s lawyer didn’t fight the government’s request to keep him behind bars for now.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/douglas-jensen-eugene-goodman-capitol-riots-case

Capitol Security Leaders Gave Conflicting Stories And Pointed Blame Elsewhere For Failures During The Insurrection

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:47:46 -0500

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The people in charge of securing the Capitol on Jan. 6 pointed blame elsewhere as senators pressed them Tuesday on how a violent mob got inside the building.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/capitol-insurrection-security-police-trade-blame

Sen. Ron Johnson Told Capitol Security Officials That “Fake” Trump Supporters Started The Capitol Riots

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 02:57:47 -0500

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Johnson, who refused to condemn Trump’s lies about the election, suggested Trump supporters were not actually responsible for the Jan. 6 attack.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/ron-johnson-capitol-riot-conspiracy-theory

Merrick Garland Pledged To Investigate The Capitol Insurrection From The Rioters On "Up" As Attorney General

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 00:40:17 -0500

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Garland faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday as part of his confirmation process to take over the Justice Department.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/merrick-garland-investigate-capitol-riots-attorney-general

The Supreme Court Says New York Can Get Eight Years Of Trump's Tax Returns

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 04:47:47 -0500

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In a one-line order, the justices refused to pause a lower court decision that cleared the way for prosecutors to enforce a grand jury subpoena.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-trump-tax-returns-new-york

"Mark Changed The Rules": How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:25:48 -0500

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Facebook’s rules to combat misinformation and hate speech are subject to the whims and political considerations of its CEO and his policy team leader.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/mark-zuckerberg-joel-kaplan-facebook-alex-jones

Jessica Watkins, An Oath Keeper Charged In The DC Attack, Fears Harsh Treatment Because She Is Transgender

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 20:25:32 -0500

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Her attorney argues in a new court motion that she is no threat and should be allowed to go home with a monitoring device.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/oath-keeper-transgender-jail-jessica-watkins

The Capitol Rioters Are Starting To Face Much More Serious Charges For The Insurrection

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:27:45 -0500

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Prosecutors are ramping up charges against people accused of carrying weapons, assaulting police, and conspiring with others.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioters-felony-charges-oath-keepers-proud-boys

Parler, A Social Media Platform That Stands For Free Speech, Temporarily Blocked Its Founder

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:25:35 -0500

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“I know it’s a ban because I know how the architecture works. I can’t log in anymore.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/parler-bans-former-ceo

An Oath Keeper Charged In The Capitol Riot Texted She "Wouldn't Worry" About The FBI A Week Before Her Arrest

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 01:13:01 -0500

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A federal grand jury has added six new people to its indictment of the Oath Keepers in one of the Capitol insurrection cases.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/oath-keeper-jessica-watkins-capitol-riot-court-case

Texas Leaders Ignored Warnings A Decade Ago That Their Power Supply Was In Danger

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 07:25:33 -0500

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“We’ve watched this movie before and the sequel is worse than the original,” one Texas energy expert said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/texas-power-outage-causes-2011

Trump Can Still Be The Republican Party’s Future. Just Look To Arizona.

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 12:25:38 -0500

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Arizona Republicans keep losing — but the state party has already turned itself into a Trump machine, still trying to win an election that's long over. And that might be the future of conservatism.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/kelli-ward-arizona-republican-future-donald-trump

A New Survey Of The Financial Industry Shows Significant Support For The FinCEN Files Investigation

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 04:57:48 -0500

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Some in the financial industry warned the unprecedented reporting project would have a chilling effect. Now, many say it could improve the system.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/fincen-files-impact-global-financial-crime

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Photographed With Zip Tie Handcuffs Will Stay In Jail

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:25:31 -0500

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A judge found that Eric Munchel and Lisa Eisenhart, his codefendant and his mother, pose “a clear danger to our republic.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-zip-tie-guy-eric-munchel-jailed-trial

A Last-Minute Deal Between A Trump Official And ICE’s Union To Hamper Biden’s Policies Has Been Rejected

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:25:33 -0500

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A whistleblower had alleged that the agreement gave the union powers to "indefinitely delay" President Joe Biden's immigration policy changes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-rejects-trump-ice-union-deal

A Member Of Congress Is Suing Trump For Conspiring To Incite The Capitol Insurrection

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:46:40 -0500

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Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, filed a claim under the Ku Klux Klan Act against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-guiliani-proud-boys-sued-capitol-riots

McConnell Said Trump Is Responsible For The Deadly Capitol Insurrection Minutes After Voting Not Guilty

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 23:01:40 -0500

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“The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-trump-responsible-capitol-riots-impeachment-vote

These 7 Republicans Voted To Convict Donald Trump For Inciting The Deadly Capitol Riot

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 23:49:42 -0500

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The remaining 43 Republican senators voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/which-republicans-voted-to-convict-trump

Republicans Voted to Acquit Trump For The Deadly Capitol Attack, Tying The Party To His Violence For Years To Come

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:25:35 -0500

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At the end of Trump’s second impeachment trial, the Republican Party chose him, political violence, delusional conspiracy theories, and armed racist militias over “law and order.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-2021-acquitted

Senators Surprised Themselves With A Vote On Witnesses, Sending Trump's Impeachment Trial Into Chaos For Hours

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:40:25 -0500

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Senators unexpectedly agreed to call witnesses in the impeachment trial on Saturday morning, but then decided against it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trumps-impeachment-trial-is-in-total-chaos

Watch Live: Closing Arguments And A Final Vote In Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:41:29 -0500

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The Senate will vote Saturday on former president Trump's guilt in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Seventeen Republicans are needed to convict him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/livestream-impeachment-final-vote-trump-insurrection

Trump’s Lawyers Lied About The Violent Insurrection At The Heart Of His Impeachment

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 12:25:39 -0500

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The former president’s legal team argued that his speech was protected by the First Amendment and presented long video montages of Democrats saying the word “fight.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-defense-impeachment-lies-misinformation-capitol-riots

Trump's Lawyers Couldn't Say When He Found Out Rioters Were In The Capitol And What He Did To Stop It

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:01:25 -0500

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The former president's legal team also argued that Trump never knew that Pence was in danger, despite all evidence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/trump-impeachment-capitol-insurrection-pence

Biden Is Planning To Scrap Trump's Version Of The Citizenship Test That Critics Said Was More Confusing

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:25:41 -0500

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Critics said the Trump-era version lacked transparency, added more than two dozen questions, and included confusing wording changes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-us-citizenship-test-change

The White House Staffer Who Made Sexist Threats To A Reporter Has Resigned

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 17:00:45 -0500

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Deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo reportedly told a journalist he would “destroy” her for reporting on a relationship he had with another reporter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/white-house-tj-ducklo-reporter-threats-politico

Watch Live: Trump's Lawyers Make Their Case In His Impeachment Trial

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:40:21 -0500

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Senators are likely to vote on whether to convict Trump on Saturday, ending the trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/livestream-trump-lawyers-case-impeachment-trial

Here’s How COVID Vaccines Are Made — And Why We Can’t Just Start Making A Lot More Of Them

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 16:26:58 -0500

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“It’s more complicated than hitting a button and turning on a machine somewhere,” said one industry expert.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/covid-vaccines-supply-manufacturing

Capitol Police Officers Are Fed Up With Their Bosses And Taking A Vote Of No Confidence

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:12:28 -0500

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Capitol Police officers are furious at how their bosses handled the Jan. 6 attack and want to see a radical overhaul of the department, not "political theater."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmanuelfelton/capitol-police-officers-union-no-confidence-vote

Biden Is Planning To Bring Back Immigrants Who Were Forced To Wait In Dangerous Mexican Border Towns

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:25:30 -0500

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The Biden administration’s plan will start slowly at three ports of entry and target those who were forced into Trump's controversial "Remain in Mexico" program.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-plan-remain-in-mexico-immigrants

Watch Live: Democrats Make Their Impeachment Case That Trump Incited The Capitol Riots

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 17:46:59 -0500

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After releasing shocking unseen footage of the Capitol riots the day before, Democrats will finish their oral arguments on Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/livestream-democrats-finish-argument-trump-impeachment

Prosecutors Say A Member Of The Oath Keepers Conspiracy Was "Awaiting Direction" From Trump Before The Capitol Attack

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:32:17 -0500

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"If Trump asks me to come, I will," alleged Capitol insurrectionist Jessica Watkins wrote in a November text message, according to a new court filing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/oath-keepers-conspiracy-jessica-watkins-capitol-attack-trump

Republicans Were Shaken By Dramatic Riot Footage But Still Say Trump Isn’t Responsible

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 09:25:26 -0500

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“Senators are, you know, pretty analytical ... so it doesn't affect me in terms of how I feel about the president's culpability,” Sen. Kevin Cramer said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/republicans-likely-acquit-trump-capitol-riot-videos

Senators Saw Shocking Bodycam Footage Of Cops Being Attacked During The Capitol Assault

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:25:30 -0500

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Democrats showed "graphic" and "unsettling" body camera footage during the impeachment trial that showed police being beaten by the Trump mob.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-impeachment-police-body-cam-footage-capitol

New Impeachment Video Shows Officer Eugene Goodman Saving Mitt Romney From Running Into Capitol Rioters

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 09:25:31 -0500

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Democrats released unseen footage of the Capitol insurrection during the impeachment trial, showing just how close rioters came to Romney, other senators, and Mike Pence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/impeachment-video-eugene-goodman-mitt-romney-pence

The White House Said Most Immigrants Will Still Be Turned Away At The Border Under A Trump-Era Policy

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:40:08 -0500

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Confusion about who was being allowed into the US in recent days forced the administration to issue a stronger warning.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-turning-away-immigrants-border-policy

Trump Led An “All-Out Assault” On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:57:06 -0500

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Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency knelt to the country’s biggest polluters and lost more than 800 employees. Staffers say they want accountability.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/epa-morale-trump-biden

Watch Live: Democrats Make Their Opening Arguments In Trump's Impeachment Trial

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:20:07 -0500

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On day two of the trial, Democrats will begin to make their case that Trump incited the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-stream-trump-impeachment-trial-day-2-democrat-arguments

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Started So Badly That Even A Republican Senator Mocked It

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 19:25:26 -0500

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Trump’s top lawyer decided to abandon his script and wing it on day one of the trial. It went poorly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trumps-impeachment-defense-mocked-republican

A Member Of Congress Who Buried His Son Just Before The Capitol Attack Gave An Emotional Impeachment Address

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:25:38 -0500

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Jamie Raskin was at the Capitol the day after burying his son. He's now the Democrats' lead House impeachment manager as they seek to prosecute Donald Trump for inciting the coup attempt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/jamie-raskin-speech-trump-impeachment-capitol

It’s Been A Month Since The Capitol Insurrection. There’s A Lot We Still Don’t Know.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:25:36 -0500

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Nearly 200 people have been charged, but who killed a Capitol Police officer and who planted pipe bombs are still big, outstanding questions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-who-killed-brian-sicknick-planted-pipe-bombs

Democrats Showed A Stunning Video Of Trump's Supporters Using His Own Words As They Attacked The Capitol In His Impeachment Trial

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:25:33 -0500

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House Democrats opened Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday with a video documenting how the former president's words kicked off violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/impeachment-trial-video-trump-capitol-riot

Watch Live: Donald Trump's Second Impeachment Trial Begins

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:37:02 -0500

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Trump's historic second impeachment trial begins Tuesday with Republicans arguing the whole thing is unconstitutional.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/livestream-donald-trump-second-impeachment-trial

A Man Charged In The Capitol Riot Won’t Go To Jail After His Infowars Appearance Violated A Judge’s Orders

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:25:31 -0500

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A judge found John Earle Sullivan had violated an earlier order when he bought a smartphone and when he tried to promote his organization on Infowars.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/john-sullivan-capitol-riot-infowars-activist

The Official Who’ll Make Sure Biden Gets Accurate Intelligence Previously Defended The CIA's False Claims About Torture

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:24:13 -0500

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Intelligence officials praise Morgan Muir and his record, but a former Senate investigator said Muir cannot be trusted to “convey accurate information.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/cia-torture-briefing-president-biden

A Judge Will Let One Of The Alleged Capitol Rioters Go On A "Work-Related Bonding" Trip To Mexico

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 00:01:37 -0500

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A federal judge granted Jenny Cudd's request to leave the country for several days after she was arrested for storming the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-capitol-rioter-jenny-cudd-mexico-trip-granted

The "Cowboys For Trump" Founder, Who Participated In The Capitol Riot, Is Getting Out Of Jail

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 14:33:15 -0500

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A judge overturned an earlier decision to detain Couy Griffin pending trial, saying she didn’t think he was a flight risk.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/cowboys-for-trump-couy-griffin-out-jail-capitol-riots

Parler Wanted Donald Trump On Its Site. Trump’s Company Wanted A Stake.

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 20:25:32 -0500

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Documents seen by BuzzFeed News show that Parler offered Trump 40% of the company if he posted exclusively to the platform. The deal was never finalized.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/trump-parler-ownership

11 Republicans Voted With Democrats To Kick Marjorie Taylor Greene Off Of Her House Committees

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 06:33:23 -0500

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In a speech to the House, Greene said she no longer believes in the QAnon conspiracy theory and asked that her past statements not be held against her.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/marjorie-taylor-greene-committee-vote-republicans

Biden Is Increasing The Number Of Refugees Allowed Into The US After Trump Decimated The Program

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:27:38 -0500

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"It’s very encouraging; officers are extremely eager to get started," one US refugee officer told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-us-refugee-cap-increase

Democrats Want To Focus On Marjorie Taylor Greene. That May Come Back To Haunt Them.

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 05:23:17 -0500

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Democrats want to make her the face of the Republican Party. National media is covering her closely. The attention could make Marjorie Taylor Greene a star.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-democrats-media

Democrats Will Force Republicans To Go On The Record About Their Support For Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 05:25:27 -0500

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Greene has supported the QAnon mass delusion, said the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag” operation, and liked posts calling for Democrats to be executed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-committees-vote

The Iowa Caucus Is Supposed To Tell A Story About America. He’s Still Trying To Figure Out What It Meant.

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 17:53:08 -0500

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Troy Price devoted years of his life to the Iowa caucus, hoping to make it successful, transparent, and inclusive. But in a year when everything fell apart, the 2020 Iowa caucus was the first institution to collapse.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/iowa-caucus-results-what-happened-troy-price

Biden Is Dropping Trump's Policy Of Immediately Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:25:07 -0500

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Between March 2020 and fall, the Department of Homeland Security expelled unaccompanied immigrant children from the US border more than 13,000 times.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-unaccompanied-immigrant-children-border

Trump Supporters’ Own Explanations For Assaulting The Capitol Are Undercutting His Impeachment Defense

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 04:25:23 -0500

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“President Trump told Us to ‘fight like hell,’” one Trump supporter reportedly posted online after the assault on the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-impeachment-capitol-rioters-fight-like-hell

The First Latino And Immigrant Has Been Confirmed To Run The Department Of Homeland Security

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 23:34:47 -0500

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Alejandro Mayorkas became a US citizen in 1973 after his father fled Cuba with his family.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/alejandro-mayorkas-dhs-senate-confirmed

Records Pried Loose By BuzzFeed News Have Prompted A Demand For The Investigation Of Former Trump Health Officials

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:39:29 -0500

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Under Trump, health officials sought to control the message and limit interactions with the media as the pandemic raged through America, raising questions about violations of anti-gag rules.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-health-officials-gag-orders

Immigration Advocates Hope Biden Will Address Overlooked Family Separations At The Border

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 15:43:00 -0500

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"It's mind-boggling that Border Patrol agents are given this much power and leeway to make those decisions."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-immigration-family-separations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opened Up About Her Traumatic Experience During The Capitol Riot

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:25:36 -0500

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The member of Congress also revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault as she called for accountability over the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-capitol-attack

A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 02:25:25 -0500

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The agreement could give the union “unprecedented veto authority in many areas," the group representing the whistleblower wrote in a letter to Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-union-agreements-biden-policies

A Judge Ordered The "Cowboys For Trump" Founder To Remain In Jail Through His Trial

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 03:25:26 -0500

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"Words matter. Facts matter," a federal magistrate judge in Washington said Monday in ordering Couy Griffin jailed pending trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/cowboys-for-trump-jail-trial

Rep. Cori Bush Is Moving Her Office To Be Farther Away From Marjorie Taylor Greene After A Confrontation

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 13:25:36 -0500

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"All of this led to my decision to move my office away from Taylor Greene’s for the safety of my team," Bush said in a statement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/cori-bush-marjorie-taylor-greene-congress-office

One Of The Proud Boys Who Stormed The Capitol Had Instructions For Making Guns And Bombs In His Home, FBI Says

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:25:34 -0500

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Dominic Pezzola was caught on camera smashing a Capitol window with a police shield, the FBI found.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/proud-boys-capitol-riot-weapons-bombs-instructions

Most Capitol Insurrectionists Got To Go Home. Prosecutors Are Now Fighting To Keep Some Behind Bars.

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:33:17 -0500

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The government has raced to challenge release orders for a handful of people they believe pose an imminent threat to the community.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioters-released-from-jail-zip-tie-guy

A Judge Ordered The "Entitled" Man Photographed With His Foot On Nancy Pelosi's Desk Kept In Jail

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 19:25:46 -0500

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"His entitled behavior ... shows a total disregard for the law and for officials' directives. A total disregard for the US Constitution," Chief Judge Beryl Howell said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/richard-barnett-pelosi-office-capitol-riot-jailed

This Doctor Became The Face Of Ohio’s Coronavirus Response. Some Democrats Want To Make Her A Senator.

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 20:25:36 -0500

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Amy Acton has received encouragement from key Democrats and is expected to make a decision soon, sources told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/amy-acton-ohio-senate-decision

Progressives Are Just Getting Started On Their Fight To Abolish The Filibuster

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:43:18 -0500

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Progressives are warning that Joe Biden's agenda could collapse if Democrats don't change the Senate. And they're already putting pressure on whoever stands in the way.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/filibuster-senate-rule-progressives-change

Biden Just Repealed One Of Trump's Major Anti-Abortion Policies

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:25:32 -0500

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Biden just signed an executive order rescinding Trump's "global gag rule," which bans organizations from providing, or even discussing abortion, if they receive federal funding.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/biden-executive-order-abortion-global-gag-rule-trump

Trump Had A Mandate To Target All Undocumented Immigrants For Arrest. ICE Has A New Plan To Change That.

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 03:43:18 -0500

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Trump's 2017 directive had made basically any undocumented immigrant a target for arrest, but a new proposal would focus on those suspected of being a national security threat and others.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-immigrant-arrests-priorities-memo

Biden's Latest Executive Orders Are The Most Aggressive Moves On Climate Change Of Any President

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:23:48 -0500

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The executive orders will take aim at fossil fuels and set the US up to be an international leader in tackling the climate crisis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/biden-executive-orders-fossil-fuels

Biden Was Against Packing The Supreme Court. A New Progressive Group Wants To Change His Mind.

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 10:25:42 -0500

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A new coalition wants to build momentum on the left to add seats to the Supreme Court and undo Trump’s legacy on the bench.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-supreme-court-packing-group-unrig-the-courts

The Justice Department Has Rescinded Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Border Policy That Led To Families Being Separated

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:16:05 -0500

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The Department of Justice said the action restores the ability of prosecutors to use their discretion to make charging decisions "based on a careful review of the particular facts and circumstances of individual immigration cases."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/trump-zero-tolerance-border-policy-rescinded

The Woman Accused Of Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop Says She Doesn’t Have It

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:25:34 -0500

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Riley June Williams’ lawyer says the allegations against her are all lies told by a vengeful ex.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/riley-june-williams-pelosi-laptop-capitol-riots

Biden Plans To Purchase 200 Million More Vaccine Doses To Be Delivered Over The Summer

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:46:32 -0500

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The president has faced mounting pressure to up his pledge of administering 100 million COVID-19 shots during his first 100 days in office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/biden-more-covid-vaccines

Here's What President Biden's COVID-19 Travel Bans Mean For You

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:25:41 -0500

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Biden extended COVID-19 travel restrictions for most of Europe, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil, while also ending Trump's Muslim travel ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/biden-travel-ban-covid-explained

Mitch McConnell And 44 Republican Senators Voted To Block Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:25:39 -0500

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Trump’s impeachment trial will go ahead, but Republicans overwhelmingly signaled they will vote to acquit him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-republicans-vote-block-trump-impeachment-trial

A Judge Has Blocked Biden's 100-Day Pause On Deportations

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:14:22 -0500

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The judge's order represents an initial setback for the Biden administration, which has vowed to reform agencies like ICE.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/texas-judge-blocks-biden-deportation-pause

Joe Biden Is Aiming To End The Federal Use Of Private Prisons

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 22:25:40 -0500

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Biden is directing the Justice Department to not renew contracts with private prisons, as part of a slew of executive orders focused on racial equity he is signing Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-justice-department-private-prisons

The Second Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump Has Officially Been Triggered In The Senate

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:36:49 -0500

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Trump is no longer in the White House, but if he's convicted, he could be banned from holding office again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-impeachment-why-former-president-schedule

How “The Women For America First” Bus Tour Led To The Capitol Coup Attempt

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 19:25:34 -0500

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The Women for America First cross-country tour spent the weeks before its Jan. 6 event spreading election lies and, on occasion, calling for violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/maga-bus-tour-coup

Rob Portman Retiring Surprised Even The Candidates Who Might Replace Him

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:25:33 -0500

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The longtime Republican senator’s retirement sets up a potentially wild 2022 Senate race in Ohio — with possible candidates ranging from Jim Jordan to Tim Ryan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/rob-portman-jim-jordan-ohio-senate-2020

Trump Won't Face Legal Consequences For Holding Onto His DC Hotel And Other Business Interests While President

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:25:32 -0500

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The Supreme Court dismissed cases accusing Trump of violating the US Constitution by refusing to divest from his businesses because he's no longer in office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-drops-trump-hotel-emoluments-lawsuits

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Has Been Slow And Chaotic. Here’s How That Could Change.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:23:10 -0500

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Under Trump, vaccine rollout was punted to states. In order to work, Biden’s national program will take time and money.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/national-covid-vaccine-rollout-biden

Trump Left A Big Legal Mess For Biden

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:27:41 -0500

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There are numerous lawsuits pending over Trump-era policies Biden doesn’t support, along with cases that ensnared the Justice Department with Trump’s own legal troubles.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-legal-fights-justice-department-biden

Texas Is Suing To Stop Biden's 100-Day Pause On Deportations

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:02:01 -0500

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Texas claims the move violates the terms of an unusual agreement with the Trump administration that guaranteed the state a chance to weigh in on immigration policies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/texas-lawsuit-biden-100-day-pause-deportations

The “VIP” Seats At This Year’s Inauguration, Like Everything Else In 2021, Were On Zoom

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:21:30 -0500

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“They do a really good job of trying to make it not awkward.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/biden-inauguration-vip-donors-bundlers

Fauci Said Working With Biden Now Instead Of Trump Is "Liberating"

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 03:25:27 -0500

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"Regarding things like hydroxychloroquine ... that really was uncomfortable because they were not based on scientific fact.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/anthony-fauci-coronavirus-biden-versus-trump-liberating