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Biden caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter ‘a stupid son of a bitch’
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Biden caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter ‘a stupid son of a bitch’

President Joe Biden was heard calling a reporter from the Fox channel a “stupid son of a bitch” on a hot microphone following a White House event Monday afternoon. The President’s profane remark came as reporters were shouting questions while exiting the East Room following a White House Competition Council meeting on efforts to lower…MORE

Florida state GOP lawmakers advance bill prohibiting schools from ‘encouraging’ talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms
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Florida state GOP lawmakers advance bill prohibiting schools from ‘encouraging’ talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms

Florida state lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would prohibit some schools from “encouraging” conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms with young students. HB 1557, titled the Parental Rights in Education bill, was passed by the state House’s GOP-controlled Education and Employment Committee on Thursday by a vote of 15-5. Though…MORE

DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference
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DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference

An Atlanta-area district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump‘s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia will be allowed to seat a special grand jury this spring. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested last week to seat a special grand jury starting May 2. Fulton County Superior Court judges approved the request…MORE

Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot
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Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot

A pro-Trump organizer and social media influencer who spoke at a Washington, DC, rally the day before the US Capitol attack was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday. Brandon Straka, a self-described “former liberal” who founded the #WalkAway campaign to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party, admitted to recording himself telling the…MORE

DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions
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DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions

Russia would consider conducting a cyberattack on the US homeland if Moscow perceived that a US or NATO response to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine “threatened [Russia’s] long-term national security,” according to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin obtained by CNN. “Russia maintains a range of offensive cyber tools that it could employ…MORE

Supreme Court takes up case that could limit federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands
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Supreme Court takes up case that could limit federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that could limit the federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act. The case comes as the Biden administration is actively redefining the boundaries of the waters of the US in an effort to undo Trump-era rollbacks to federal protections. The…MORE

US places up to 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid Russia tensions
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US places up to 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid Russia tensions

As many as 8,500 US troops have been put on heightened alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe as Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s border, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued the prepare to deploy orders at the direction of President Joe Biden, the latest step the…MORE

Supreme Court declines to hear McCarthy’s challenge to Pelosi’s proxy voting rules
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Supreme Court declines to hear McCarthy’s challenge to Pelosi’s proxy voting rules

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proxy voting protocols that were put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. McCarthy, a California Republican, had asked the justices last year to overturn a resolution passed by the House in May 2020 that enables…MORE

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