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The Young Turks: May 6, 2022

Meghan McCain has just released a memoir about her life as a conservative woman and growing up as John McCain’s daughter. Unfortunately for McCain, the book has completely flopped by selling less than 300 copies so far with some pretty negative reviews.
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Corporate media is trying their hardest to do propaganda for centrists and corporate Democrats by promoting the narrative that the Democrats have gone ’too far left’, thus alienating moderate voters. The Hill contributor Joe Lieberman suggests embracing more bipartisan legislation instead of fighting for incredibly popular positions like medicare for all, increasing the minimum wage, and preserving the Social Security and Medicare programs.
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MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd promoted mainstream media’s favorite lie about student loan debt forgiveness, incorrectly saying that Democrats want to eliminate ALL student debt even though Biden is only considering dismissing $10,000 of loan debt for some Americans.
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A Georgia judge has just ruled that insurrectionist Marjorie Greene will be allowed to run for reelection in her Congressional district despite her role in planning the January 6th Capitol riots. The representative group of the suing voters, Free Speech for People, says the decision “betrays the fundamental purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause”.
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Trump Media Group CEO Devin Nunes baselessly claimed that Donald Trump urged Elon Musk to buy Twitter to “take on tech tyrants”. Musk vehemently denies that Trump had anything to do with the purchase, saying that he’s had no contact with the former President and reiterated that Trump doubled-down on only being on his Truth Social platform.
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TYT contributor and Twitch streamer Rayyvana has been permanently banned from free-speech platform Twitter for sending a mean tweet at Ben Shapiro over his views on abortion rights. Maybe free speech warrior Elon Musk will do something about this when he takes over Twitter later this year.
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The Young Turks: May 5, 2022

Conservative Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Kelly joined their Republican colleagues in blocking President Biden from declaring a national emergency from the effects of climate change. The Biden administration has been under pressure from environmentalists to declare the emergency from his first days in office and although the decision is non-binding, Manchin and Kelly have shown where their loyalties lie on climate issues.
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The man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle on stage during a comedy show will not be prosecuted for felony charges for the incident. The attacker was carrying a gun replica with a knife blade inside, so it is a curious decision from the prosecutor.
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Sen. Nina Turner joins TYT to talk about her recent primary election loss, the extraordinary efforts that both parties went to defeat Nina Turner, how Congressional progressives, inside and outside of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, abandoned her challenge against Shontel Brown, and her future as a progressive candidate.
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Geraldo Rivera got into a pretty heated debate with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News’ The Five about abortion rights and how Trump’s Supreme Court Justices flat out lied during their confirmation hearings. Gutfeld’s main criticism relied on women of social media supposedly “bragging” about getting abortions, going back to the old talking point of demonizing women who have had an abortion, shaming women who express their bodily autonomy.
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Extremist Republican Matt Gaetz sent out a tweet railing against women pro-choice protestors, saying that they’re just “over-educated, under-loved millennials”. Gaetz’s comments perfectly epitomize the Republican Party’s social views as he is just rehashing old anti-feminist talking points.
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Alleged Russia asset professional sellout Tulsi Gabbard went on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show to play defense for the Republican Party by agreeing that abortion rights should be left up to the states to decide as well as attacking the leaker of the decision draft. Tulsi marketed herself as a pro-choice candidate for President and a supporter of the Roe v. Wade precedent.
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Louisiana’s Republican state legislators are advancing a bill that would categorize abortions as homicides, charging the pregnant person and anyone who assists with the abortion with murder. The bill will move to the state House for a full vote and if passed, by law, the state could charge a woman who got an abortion with the death penalty.
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Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal appeased the right wing’s anti-choice abortion fervor by watering down language in a new abortion access bill in hopes of gaining any Republican support as well as conservative Democrats like Joe Manchin. Some of the provisions excluded from the bill include language linking abortion access to white supremacy and gender oppression, as well as protections for transgender men and members of the non-binary community.
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The newest chapter in the Madison Cawthorn opposition research saga has unfolded as a newly leaked video shows him simulating sexual acts allegedly with his male cousin. Cawthorn has been hit with the incredibly sinister opposition research campaign seemingly from members of his own party after he claimed that the Republican Party holds cocaine-fueled orgy parties.
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The Young Turks: May 4, 2022

At a recent taping for his newest Netflix comedy special, Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage by a man carrying a replica firearm. Chappelle was not harmed but the man got roughed up pretty badly by his security team.
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Fossil fuel giant Chevron is teaming up with local police in Richmond, California to intimidate workers as they enter their seventh week of striking. Documents show that Chevron is covering the overtime pay of Richmond and San Pablo police officers to standby and keep the area “secure” throughout the labor dispute.
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More audio recordings have been leaked featuring Senator Kevin McCarthy absolutely tearing into Donald Trump in the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riots.
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Homeland Security officers and the LAPD got violent with pro-choice protestors last night as they were demonstrating against the leaked Supreme Court decision that they will overturn Roe v. Wade. If that wasn’t enough, prominent Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Jim Clyburn have backed corrupt anti-choice Democrat Henry Cuellar in Texas against his progressive opponent Jessica Cisneros.
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After the Supreme Court’s draft overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico, conservatives immediately jumped on the opportunity to focus on how and who leaked the draft to distract from women losing a fundamental right. Anti-abortion groups and mainstream media outlets also hopped on the trend and even floated baseless conspiracy theories and misinformation that a clerk from a liberal justice leaked the document.
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Now that the Supreme court seems poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade case, covert networks of pro-choice activists are preparing for the complete abolition of abortion rights across the country.
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Conservative pundit and self-proclaimed debate lord Ben Shapiro is hopped up on right-wing bigotry since learning that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, turning his attention to the Obergefell v. Hodges case that legalized gay marriage in 2015. Shapiro is in full support of overturning the case, effectively banning gay marriage at the federal level.
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The Young Turks: May 3, 2022

The elite paraded around at the 2022 Met Gala last night while the Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade sending abortion rights policy to the states. The theme of the night was the ‘Gilded Age’, which could not have been a more tone-deaf theme for the night as wealth inequality has reached Gilded Age levels.
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The town of Shawnee, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, unanimously voted to ban co-living, supposedly in response to the landlord and renting industry. The law outlaws more than four unrelated adults living together that split the rent to keep costs low as housing prices are always on the rise and wages haven’t changed.
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A leaked Supreme Court decision suggests that the ultra-conservative SCOTUS will overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, leaving abortion rights policy up to the states and effectively destroys decades of social progress earned by women. Now, Democrats are responding in their typical cheerleading fashion despite being largely to blame for this situation in the first place.
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A Fox News panel debating abortion rights got pretty heated as Cassie Smedile, the executive director of pro-Trump PAC America Rising, baselessly peddled a talking point about Democrats advocating for killing babies after birth. While this is obviously false and a deliberate smear attack, Democrat strategist Kevin Walling offered almost no pushback when he responded to her ridiculous claim.
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Republican Senator Susan Collins seemed legitimately surprised by the conservative Supreme Court drafting to overturn Roe v. Wade and feels betrayed by the Court’s decision. Either Collins is completely delusional and dumb or she was in on the plan the entire time.
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Republican lawmakers and conservative commentators have had an unsurprising reaction to the leaked SCOTUS opinion suggesting that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, calling on an investigation into how the opinion was leaked and who did it. Of course they think the Supreme Court as an institution is more sacred than women’s right to chose to get an abortion or not.
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The Young Turks: May 2, 2022

Far-right Ohio congressional candidate JD Vance fear-mongered about illegal immigration by claiming that President Biden intentionally wants to “kill a bunch of MAGA voters” by opening up the southern border, leading to an uptick in deaths from fentanyl overdoses. Not only does the Biden administration not support an ‘open border’ policy, but the administration has also done much more significant work in stopping fentanyl traffickers at the border than the Trump administration.
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An anonymous donor has sent right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones $1 million in Bitcoin after the charlatan’s businesses declared bankruptcy in April. The wallet was publicly advertised on the InfoWars website to solicit donations and just days after the massive donation was placed, Jones withdrew the $1.3 million of cryptocurrency from the wallet, and then removed the wallet from his website.
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Trump-endorsed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake flat-out rejected the notion of following President Biden’s authority and even won’t recognize him as the legitimate president. Lake also promised to carry out more forensic audits of the 2020 election as well as the state’s election services as a whole.
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Trump had a blatant mental lapse as he mistakenly combined his endorsed candidate with his opponent during a recent rally appearance in Nebraska. He was supposed to plug his endorsement for far-right Ohio candidate JD Vance but mistakenly called him “JP” before confusing his name with Vance’s opponent Josh Mandel, ultimately ending up shouting out “JD Mandel”.
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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Myorkas was pressed by CNN’s Dana Bash on the newly founded Disinformation Governance Board where he failed to give straight answers on the actions of the Board and the authority they have.
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An upcoming memoir from former Defense Secretary Mark Esper details that Donald Trump repeatedly asked military officials and cabinet members to “just shoot” BLM protestors who were demonstrating in the DC streets after the death of George Floyd.
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Russian oligarch banker Oleg Tinkov put out an Instagram post criticizing Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and just a day later, Putin’s administration threatened to nationalize his bank unless Tinkov unloaded his 35% stake to a Putin-friendly mining billionaire. Tinkov took a massive financial loss in the deal and described it as a hostage situation where the Kremlin forced him to take whatever deal was on the table.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s antics are coming back to bite him again as Mexico has decided to move a trade railway crossing to New Mexico over Abbott’s political stunt in holding up commercial trucks at the border for secondary inspections. In addition to the estimated $4.2 billion lost from the trucker inspections, the state will now lose billions upon billions of dollars in commercial trade by missing out on this railway crossing.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has broken ranks with her colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus by endorsing Nina Turner over Shontel Brown for her campaign in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. Too bad it took AOC until the day before the election to give her public endorsement.
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The Young Turks: April 29, 2022

Ron Watkins, the alleged true QAnon poster, is running for office in Arizona and had an absolutely disastrous showing at the Republican Party’s primary debate. Watkins asserted that the Keystone XL pipeline was responsible for provoking Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which he immediately conceded to be false after a rebuttal from an opponent.
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A Japanese man who got married to a hologram of a fictional pop singer is now facing the struggles of marriage as he feels he can no longer communicate with his wife regardless of the love he still has for her.
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Elon Musk has become more brazen with his political tweets since he bought the company earlier this week, now tweeting out ridiculously inaccurate political spectrum memes providing cover for right wingers online. Musk has bought into the Right’s caricature of the Left, claiming that the party has been “hijacked by extremists” since the Obama administration.
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Debate lord Ben Shapiro is continuing to spread misinformation about the Left by painting them as the true aggressors of the culture wars "over the last 30 years”. I guess Shapiro had no idea red states have been robbing women of their reproductive rights, starting the ‘War on Christmas’, banning hundreds of books in public schools, panicking over false CRT narratives, etc.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is fighting back against evidence that shows she had an instrumental role in planning the January 6th insurrection, getting into a verbal spat with CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Greene berated Acosta on a Washington DC street and consistently called Acosta a liar while he read her texts about declaring martial law aloud in front of her.
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Progressive hero Nina Turner is running for Ohio’s 11th Congressional district in Cleveland and she needs all the help she can get to defeat corporate-backed incumbent Shontel Brown.
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Tucker Carlson is at it again with his lying ways and his time he is inciting violence and fear mongering over the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board. While the board claims to quell misinformation about the southern border and Russia cyber attacks, Tucker thinks the department is sending armed agents to hunt down anyone who “thinks the wrong things”.
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Right wingers are railing against student debt forgiveness by harping on the need to follow through with contractual deals and the need to continue working until you die like everyone else before you. Regardless, President Biden is still dragging his feet on the issue and has openly said that he is not considering $50,000 of student debt.
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Now more than two months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reports are coming out that the Ukrainian military has led strikes on military infrastructure targets inside of Russian borders. Explosions have also been heard at Russian military bases on the eastern border of Ukraine with the Ukrainian government yet to take responsibility for the recent attacks.
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The Young Turks: April 27, 2022

Red States like Tennessee are moving more and more money out of public education funding, opting to give the funding to private charter schools through vouchers and other means of fund diversion. The privatization of education has long been underway as the right-wing has been chipping away at teacher unions, panic over CRT, and more recently, the accusations that LGBT teachers are ‘grooming’ children to be gay in public schools.
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Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn has had a pretty rough couple of months and it seems to only be getting worse as right-wing publications have accused Cawthorn of insider trading. Cawthorn recently posted a video saying that the Republican establishment has been engaged in a drip campaign against him, ruining his reputation at every opportunity they can.
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Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a law that bans anyone from declaring themselves as non-binary on the state’s birth certificates. The bill is in response to Republicans’ nationwide war against the transgender and non-binary communities, which will surely lead to an uptick in harassment of LGBT individuals as well as a decline in mental health for the community, especially LGBT youths.
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After it was announced that Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter, the social media site was flooded with reports of high-profile users losing, or in some cases gaining, thousands of followers at an irregular rate. Twitter alleges that the fluctuations in follow count are due to organic new account activation and deactivation, even though they didn't release any data about the activity.
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A 77-year-old Ukrainian grandmother is doing her part to help the war effort against Russia by opening her animal shelter to hundreds of pets left behind by refugees fleeing the conflict.
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More audio recordings of House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy have been released where he is recorded worrying about hard-line Trump supporters like Mo Brooks and Matt Gaetz inciting violence in the aftermath of the January t6h Capitol riots. While McCarthy talked tough behind the scenes, he instead opted to play nice and accept far-right extremist members of the Republican Party.
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A family has just won a $5 million settlement against a country club for golfers causing obscene and repeated damage to their home. While their property was looking out onto the 15th fairway, the country club was neglectful in providing sufficient protection to the family’s house by failing to properly design the course.
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A Beverly Hills home listed on the market at around $9.5 million gives buyers the opportunity to buy a matching house in the Decentraland world, a ‘decentralized’ virtual world where users can purchase ‘land', participate in events, and customize their avatar, for an additional $100,000. No, we are not making this up.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has launched an investigation into Los Angeles Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian for publishing an article about Villanueva allegedly covering up a case of inmate abuse. In the article, Tchekmedyian implicated Villanueva as leading the cover-up effort and published security footage of the incident obtained from a whistleblower.
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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Greene blasted the Catholic Church in a recent interview, saying that Satan is controlling the church since they helped migrants and refugees find housing in the country. Greene accused the U.S. Catholic Church of illegally using taxpayer and federal funds to "assist in illegal immigration”.
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The Young Turks: April 26, 2022

Florida activist Chaz Stevens is taking the culture war to Florida Republicans by starting a petition to ban the Bible in public schools as well as any other book that references the Bible. The request comes as the state lets parents object to educational material, specifically material that contains sexual subjects.
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Former daytime TV star Dr. Mehmet Oz participated in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary debate where he spent most of the time touting his Trump endorsement while changing his position on the 2020 election certification. Just goes to show the lengths Oz is willing to go to in order to gain as much power and fame as possible.
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Piers Morgan’s interview of Donald Trump finally aired where Trump switched up his stance on Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, agreeing with Morgan that Putin is a genocidal monster, while simultaneously linking Putin’s actions to his 2020 election loss.
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Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro has called on Elon Musk to fire everyone working at Twitter claiming that the majority of employees donated to Democrat lawmakers and left-leaning PACs. So, Shapiro wants people to lose their jobs over their political beliefs, regardless of their job performance or position in the company.
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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has been announced as the headline speaker at a conservative Christian political event in De Moines, Iowa in July 2022. The event has a long history of featuring Republican presidential hopefuls, so this may be Tucker’s first dip into the presidential race for 2024.
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After defending Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and other anti-LGBT legislation, the Log Cabin Republicans organization will begin to oppose some of the laws even though they haven’t said which ones they’re against. LCR President Charles Moran made the announcement recently saying that some of the laws are “actually bad”, implying that he and the LCR didn’t realize their Republican ‘allies’ actually hate them just as much as any other LGBT+ organization.
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With his purchase of Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk plans to take the social media company private in hopes of restoring “free speech” rights to all users. However, whenever money is involved, Musk isn’t as much of a free speech absolutist as he is making himself out to be.
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In the hours after the January 6th insurrection attempt, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that he felt “exhilarated” at the negative impact the riots would have on Trump’s presidential legacy. McConnell seemed absolutely gleeful that Trump would suffer the consequences of the attack, even though he [Trump] has only consolidated his political power further since January 6th.
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92-year-old grandmother TikToker Lillian Droniak has gone viral after posting a list of rules that she want her funeral-goers to follow to celebrate her life. The rules included not crying too much, getting drunk afterwards, and not inviting Bertha to the ceremony or after-party.
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The Young Turks: April 25, 2022

A 20-year veteran worker of the super-yacht industry shared their experience dealing with the unhindered opulence of the ultra-wealthy. As it turns out, it was all just a genital measuring contest to see which rich person could one-up each other more.
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Fox News host Kennedy revealed the Republican Party’s master plan live in an appearance on the network, calling for an end to public schooling supplemented by the federal government. Republicans want nothing more than to privatize education and push marginalized groups, especially the poor and working classes, to the edges of society while rewriting curriculums to their liking.
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At a recent rally held in Ohio, Donald Trump once again bragged about his alleged 100% score on a mental aptitude test that tests for early signs of memory loss and diseases like dementia. Trump is definitely insecure about his intelligence or else he wouldn’t constantly brag about his test results.
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With the release of almost 2,500 new texts from Mark Meadows obtained in the January 6th committee’s investigation, evidence has emerged that the Trump campaign team as well as other key players like Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Jason Miller, and others knew that their claims of voter fraud were absolutely baseless. They texted in a group chat about potential strategies and evaluating different arguments and picking which one would be the best to tell the American people.
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Free market absolutist Ben Shapiro had a very hypocritical take on Disney’s spat with Florida Republicans and Ron DeSantis after the company spoke out against the “Don’t Say Gay” law passed in the state. Shapiro called for regulating and retaliating against Disney for pushing a “woke” agenda, which Florida followed through with by revoking its special corporate status after the company pulled campaign donations from sponsors of the law.
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Almost 2,500 more of Mark Meadows’s texts obtained by the January 6th committee have been released to the public show just how deep the plot to overturn the 2020 election ran within the Republican Party and their media allies at Fox News. One of the most troubling storylines to emerge from these records is that of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's role in the insurrection attempt as she just recently testified in a Georgia court defending her reelection bid.
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The world’s richest man Elon Musk has reportedly bought Twitter for $43 billion to take the company private and restore our “free speech”. Although Musk wants to make Twitter more like a public-square style of social media, it will always be dangerous to consolidate a media company's power with just a single private owner instead of running it like a public utility.
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Former President Donald Trump reportedly told state governors to “ask [him] nicely” for federal assistance and relief for natural disasters. Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Ned Lamont recounted his experience when asking Trump for help in restoring electricity to residents after a massive storm in 2020 while Trump provided FEMA aid to Florida and Texas without question.
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France’s incumbent president Emmanuel Macron has won reelection against far-right candidate Marie Le Pen. Macron earned around 58% of the vote with Le Pen garnering around 41%, a pretty big victory for Le Pen despite the loss due to the decrease in voter turnout for Macron and proof that the right-wing has a massive voter base in France.
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The Young Turks: April 22, 2022

Establishment Democrats are rethinking how to approach culture war issues against Republicans after Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow gave an impassioned speech destructing her opponent’s slanderous culture war attack.
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Two of Steve Bannon’s associates have plead guilty to defrauding donors of the “We Build The Wall” project, a private fundraising effort to help build Trump’s border wall. While Bannon was pardoned by Trump for his crimes, Andrew Badolato and Brian Kolfage weren’t lucky enough to get the same treatment for illegally defrauding donors of around $25 million for the project.
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Texas mother Melissa Lucio is set to be executed by the state for allegedly killing her two-year-old child in 2007 despite mountains of evidence that suggest otherwise.
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After the story of the Ukrainian soldiers held up on Snake Island went viral after they told the Russian Moskva warship to go f*** itself, the Ukrainian postal service capitalizes on the opportunity and minted a stamp with the phrase and a painting of the altercation voted on by social media users. Now, the stamps are fetching over $30 per stamp and over $400 per 16-piece set.
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Leaked audio has caught House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a lie regarding his claim that he was going to call Trump and advise him to resign from the presidency before the impeachment hearings took place in 2020. McCarthy previously denied the report that he told other lawmakers he would make the call but the leaked audio says otherwise.
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Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature has passed Ron DeSantis’s incredibly gerrymandered congressional voting map to the dismay of Democratic lawmakers and voters across the state. The map will reportedly eliminate districts from Democratic lawmakers while packing Black voters into just one district in St. Petersburg and Tampa.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene testified in an Atlanta court in defense of her comments promoting the January 6th insurrection in the days leading up to the riots as voters have petitioned to remove her from future ballots for reelection. Greene repeatedly said that her violently charged rhetoric was not a call to action for Trump supporters, but rather a call to look into baseless claims of election and voter fraud.
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A couple of leaked photos acquired by Politico show Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn partying wearing a set of women’s lingerie. Maybe his orgy claims have some merit...
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During a recent speech given to the Heritage Foundation in Florida, Donald Trump daydreamed about being a wannabe dictator and how he damaged the country’s international reputation by extorting NATO nations for trade funds. He then went on to tout the development of the coronavirus vaccine but had to tread lightly due to his anti-vaxxer voter base.
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