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‘Don’t answer your phone’: Health experts feared Cuomo’s intervention at pandemic’s height

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Dufort, a former medical director for the Division of Epidemiology who was identified as “State Entity Employee #2” in one of the transcripts released by the attorney general’s office, told investigators that working conditions had gotten so bad at......

Biden’s anti-Trump approach to racial justice flashpoints

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Ahead of the Rittenhouse verdict, the president was in touch with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to discuss safety measures in Kenosha. He called law enforcement groups in recent months to gauge their frustrations, according to a person with direct knowledge......

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Cartoon Carousel Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds......

Biden Colombia plan stirs up Florida hornets nest

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Calling the news “outrageous,” Taddeo criticized the Biden administration on Twitter and recounted how she fled her home country at the age of 17 “because of the Marxist terrorist organization, FARC, a group of militias who kidnapped my father who......

When People Thought the First Thanksgiving Was Too Woke

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here As non-controversial as Thanksgiving is today, you might imagine the proclamation met with universal acceptance. It did not. Reflecting the sharp polarization in national politics, many Democrats and peace proponents refused to acknowledge the president’s proclamation of the new holiday,......

There’s An Irish Wake for Illinois’ Political Machine

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The public probably can’t separate myth from fact about Madigan, but most elected Democrats couldn’t really complain about his results in the General Assembly or at the ballot box. Then, after decades in power, the federal probe into Commonwealth Edison......

Opinion | Why Gerrymandering Needs to Land in State Courts

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The process so far across the country shows why a remedy is so badly needed. Politicians in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, and many other states are proposing maps that will skew the outcomes toward the current party in charge. Already,......

Lawyers speak after ruling against organizers of 2017 Unite the Right rally

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Lawyers speak after ruling against organizers of 2017 Unite the Right rally 1 00:00:00,420 –> 00:00:06,510 >> The jury found a conspiracy to commit violence on the streets of Charlottesville as 2 00:00:06,510 –> 00:00:12,510 to each and every defendant......

Former NYC police commissioner demands apology from Jan. 6 committee, but plans to comply

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The committee cited a Washington Post story and a recent book by Robert Costa and Bob Woodward to corroborate its assertions concerning Kerik. But the article does not say Kerik attended the meeting, and the book doesn’t mention Kerik at......

Jan. 6 investigators subpoena Proud Boys, Oath Keepers as probe turns to domestic extremism

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The subpoenas demand documents by Dec. 7 and depositions the following week. Tarrio is currently incarcerated in a D.C. jail for burning a Black Lives Matter flag stolen from a nearby church during a pro-Trump rally in December 2020, a......

These days, Capitol Hill townhomes aren’t for living in. They’re for lobbying.

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Just me personally, I’ve probably had 20 members of Congress say, ‘Hey, can we do an event over there?’” said Brian Bell, a pilot-advocate for the association. “Now, we want to make sure everybody knows we have a permanent presence......

Stone says he will ‘probably’ plead fifth and decline to be interviewed by Jan. 6 committee

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Stone says he will ‘probably’ plead fifth and decline to be interviewed by Jan. 6 committee 1 00:00:00,670 –> 00:00:06,010 >> Well I’m not worried about it because I know nothing whatsoever about it. I was not on the Ellipse......

Biden to open taps on oil reserves to tamp down gasoline prices

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Gasoline prices had climbed steadily for months as global demand for fuel revved up when the global economy began to emerge from the pandemic. That rising consumption outpaced production from oil companies that had been hard hit financially by the......

Bannon indictment does little to jumpstart Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena talks with top targets

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here One member of the Jan. 6 panel said he doesn’t anticipate top Trump allies cooperating anytime soon. “I think if it wasn’t the [Trump] lawsuit, they would invent something else or another piece of litigation to hang their hat on,”......

Rep. Louie Gohmert announces he’s running for Texas AG

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Gohmert, one of the most far-right Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation, will also be up against Land Commissioner George P. Bush, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and state Rep. Matt Krause for the Republican nomination next year.......

Opinion | Wisconsin Democrats Have a Kenosha Problem

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Moments after the Rittenhouse verdict was announced, Sean Patrick Maloney, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), issued a statement denouncing the acquittal. “It’s disgusting and disturbing,” he said, “that someone was able into carry a loaded assault......

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