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Claytoonz: 7-37 Republican sex party

There are a lot of places and events I want to stay away from. Papa John’s Pizza, another Trump rally, a Nickelback concert, Sturgis, Mar-a-Lago, Cats the musical or movie, renaissance fairs — and now we can add cocaine-fueled Republican orgies to the list.... Read more»

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Zelensky reminds Congress of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in pleading for U.S. help for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday invoked the Pearl Harbor attacks ahead of World War II and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while urging the United States to do more to stop the Russian war against his country. ... Read more»

Welfare is no substitute for a child tax credit

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program - touted by members of Congress as a highly effective cash assistance program for low-income parents and kids - is a program distinguished by failure and no substitute for a monthly federal stipend for families with children.... Read more»

McConnell rebukes RNC for saying Jan. 6 attack was 'legitimate political discourse'

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Republican National Committee erred in censuring two House GOP lawmakers - Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger - for joining the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. ... Read more»

FactChecking claims about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, and on that day — and afterward — FactCheck debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of the coverage.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Fox News knew as anchors weighed on Trump to stop Jan. 6 riot

Here’s the thing, kids: Journalists are not supposed to be a part of the story. Journalists are supposed to tell the story. Legitimate news outlets fire journalists who make themselves a part of the story, which we saw recently when CNN fired Chris Cuomo.... Read more»

House Democrats pass Biden’s $1.85 trillion 'Build Back Better' plan

U.S. House Democrats united around a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill on Friday, sending the major plank of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda to the Senate - though major revisions are expected to gain support from Senate Democratic moderates.... Read more»

Critics demand Az Rep. Gosar be investigated for violent tweet about AOC

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat.... Read more»

The government gave free PPP money to public companies despite warning them not to apply

As Congress launched a bailout to keep businesses afloat at the outset of the pandemic, officials stressed that the loans were for businesses that didn’t have another easily available lifeline - instead, the government gave out generous loans to companies that may not have needed them. ... Read more»

Voting by proxy becomes business as usual in U.S. House

Data from roll call votes shows that 171 U.S. House Democrats and 89 Republicans have voted by proxy at least once since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi authorized the pandemic-era practice beginning last year. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Tweets misrepresent border data

As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021 - but that does not mean that 1.3 million people crossed the border, nor does it mean that 1.3 million people tried to illegally enter the country.... Read more»

Biden announces vaccine mandate for federal employees

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 driving a new surge in infections in the United States, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new rule for federal employees: Get vaccinated or face regular testing and other restrictions. ... Read more»

As cops testify on Capitol attacks, GOP lawmakers blast 'sham' inquiry

Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.” ... Read more»

FactCheck: Republican spin on Democrats' voting bill

In the days leading up to the Senate vote on the House-passed elections bill, Republicans offered several misleading talking points about the Democratic bill, and made other statements that required more context.... Read more»

Marjorie Taylor Greene comparison of mask-wearing and the Holocaust condemned

Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was condemned by politicians from both sides for remarks she made comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. ... Read more»

Analysts say 'America First' flap not likely to hurt Arizona rep in long run

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has tried to distance himself from reports he was backing a caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” but political analysts say the flap is unlikely to harm the conservative Republican’s re-election prospects.... Read more»

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