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A lawmaker was caught on tape dumping water into her colleague’s bag. He says it’s part of a yearslong pattern of bullying.
  • By talking like this, we're defaming or decrying children. It will lead to less self-determination for young people in general, thus promoting the gerontocracy.

  • Justice Department won't prosecute Garland for contempt, says refusal to provide audio wasn't crime
  • What crime did he commit?

    Edit: I know the whole situation. I was only asking what crime he committed in order to point out that no crime was committed. Thanks for the explanations, though. More people can be aware now.

  • A lawmaker was caught on tape dumping water into her colleague’s bag. He says it’s part of a yearslong pattern of bullying.
  • She is exhibiting childlike behavior you would find on a schoolyard. What a weird thing to get hung up about.

  • A lawmaker was caught on tape dumping water into her colleague’s bag. He says it’s part of a yearslong pattern of bullying.
  • “Quite honestly, I don’t know why I did it,” Morrissey continued. “I was not meaning to hurt him. It is something very out of character for me, and I am truly ashamed.”

    Never ceases to amaze me how this country has children as elected officials.

  • ‘Crime is out of hand’: how young people turned to far right in east German city
  • If anything, AfD is going to accelerate all those problems.

  • "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it"
  • Tired talking points.

    "I know trump is bad, but democrats are worse!"

    "Republicans at least show who they really are, democrats decieve their constituents!"

    "I'm not for Russia, but Ukraine should just ceasefire, so there's no more bloodshed."

    "I know genocide would be even worse under Republicans, but Genocide Joe should concede and let someone else run."

    "Both sides are the same, so a vote for either side is a vote for the same thing."

  • OC - This squirrel was feeling photogenic yesterday.
  • Hey, can you please label the title as OC? Thanks. Cute photo.

  • NYC, USA - Today (OC)
  • You got it.

  • Did Donald Trump Jr just break the law during his meeting with Hungarian leader Viktor Orban?

    www.independent.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: Did Donald Trump Jr just break the law by meeting with Viktor Orban?

    Exclusive: Experts say the former president’s son may have violated the Logan Act during his visit to Budapest this week, Katie Hawkinson reports

    EXCLUSIVE: Did Donald Trump Jr just break the law by meeting with Viktor Orban?

    >Donald Trump Jr, four months after being hit with a $4 million fine and a ban on serving as an officer of a New York company for two years, is seeking opportunities elsewhere — namely, Hungary.

    >The former president’s eldest child arrived in Budapest on Thursday morning on an invitation from the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There, he met with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and gave a talk entitled “The World According to Donald Trump Jr.,” an event first reported by Hungarian journalist Szabolcs Panyi.

    >Trump Jr’s visit focused on discussions about “the future of Hungarian-American relations, the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, and opportunities for peace creation,” according to Zoltan Kovacs, spokesperson for Orbán’s office.

    >Multiple legal experts say foreign policy discussions between Trump Jr — who is not employed by the US government — and a foreign prime minister raise questions about the Logan Act, which prohibits unauthorized diplomatic activity in certain circumstances.

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    NYC, USA - Today (OC)
  • Hey man, just edit your title to OC. Thanks.

  • NYC, USA - Today (OC)
  • Removed. This is not the community for this type of shit.

  • apnews.com Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit of the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre who were seeking reparations.

    Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations

    >OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit of the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the government would make amends for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history.

    >The nine-member court upheld the decision made by a district court judge in Tulsa last year, ruling that the plaintiff’s grievances about the destruction of the Greenwood district, although legitimate, did not fall within the scope of the state’s public nuisance statute.

    >“Plaintiffs do not point to any physical injury to property in Greenwood rendering it uninhabitable that could be resolved by way of injunction or other civil remedy,” the court wrote in its decision. “Today we hold that relief is not possible under any set of facts that could be established consistent with plaintiff’s allegations.”

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    Hamas accepts UN ceasefire resolution, ready to negotiate over details, official says

    >CAIRO, June 11 (Reuters) - Hamas accepts a UN Security Council ceasefire resolution and is ready to negotiate over the details, senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that it was up to Washington to ensure that Israel abides by it.

    >Hamas accepts the UN security council resolution in regard to the ceasefire, withdrawal of Israeli troops and swap of hostages for detainees held by Israel, he said.

    >"The U.S. administration is facing a real test to carry out its commitments in compelling the occupation to immediately end the war in an implementation of the UN Security Council resolution," Abu Zuhri said.

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    Bag of cash doesn’t stop jurors from convicting 5 of 7 defendants in $40 million food fraud scheme

    apnews.com Bag of cash doesn't stop jurors from convicting 5 of 7 defendants in $40 million food fraud scheme

    A bag of $120,000 in cash didn't stop Minnesota jurors from convicting 5 of 7 defendants in a $40 million pandemic food fraud scheme.

    Bag of cash doesn't stop jurors from convicting 5 of 7 defendants in $40 million food fraud scheme

    >A jury convicted five Minnesota residents but acquitted two others on Friday for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $40 million that was supposed to feed children during the coronavirus pandemic. The case received widespread attention after someone tried to bribe a juror with a bag of $120,000 in cash.

    >That juror was dismissed before deliberations began, and a second juror who was told about the bribe attempt was also dismissed. An FBI investigation of the attempted bribe continues, with no arrests announced.

    >The seven defendants are the first of 70 to stand trial in what federal prosecutors have called one of the nation’s largest COVID-19-related frauds, exploiting rules that were kept lax so that the economy wouldn’t crash during the pandemic. More than $250 million in federal funds was taken in the Minnesota scheme overall, with only about $50 million of it recovered, authorities said.

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    www.thedailybeast.com Biden’s D-Day Speech Nailed the Threat of Modern Fascism

    Speaking on sacred ground in Normandy, the president correctly drew parallels between America’s enemies in World War II and the threats we face domestically and globally today.

    Biden’s D-Day Speech Nailed the Threat of Modern Fascism

    >With these words Biden addressed the bitter irony that haunted the commemoration ceremonies. While D-Day occurred eight decades ago, America is now just five months from an election that could bring to power a man and a movement who embody and celebrate the twisted authoritarian values of the enemies we sought to defeat so long ago.

    >Fascism has not gone away. The tactics of the Nazis to employ racism and demagoguery to divide society and enable their seizure of power and their gutting of democratic institutions currently are the playbook of Donald Trump and the MAGA movement.

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    newrepublic.com Tuberville’s Stupid Response to Trump Conviction: “This is a War”

    Tommy Tuberville had a very normal response to Trump becoming a convicted felon.

    Tuberville’s Stupid Response to Trump Conviction: “This is a War”

    >“People in our caucus… to me, they’re not really taking this as serious as we should,” Tuberville said. “American people need to wake up. This is a war; this is a war on our Constitutional rights, our constitutional republic. This is not as much about Donald Trump as it is about the people in this country.”

    >Tuberville also claimed that Democrats were “anti”-American, insisting that the liberal party was looking to strip citizens of their privacy and censorship rights while conveniently forgetting that it was Republican leadership who pushed through the reauthorization of a domestic spy program in April and who are continuing to press for literary censorship in majority conservative states such as Florida.

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    abcnews.go.com Ohio's Republican governor signs measure ensuring Biden appears on the fall ballot

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state ballot in November

    Ohio's Republican governor signs measure ensuring Biden appears on the fall ballot

    >Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state ballot in November.

    >DeWine, a Republican, signed the measure — which relaxes a state candidate filing deadline — Sunday along with a related bill that imposes a ban on foreign nationals contributing to state ballot campaigns. Both will take effect Aug. 31.

    >The Republican-dominated Legislature had approved the two measures last week during a rare special session. The contribution ban had been demanded by the Senate, which approved the measures Friday, a day after the House passed them.

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    Phillips suggests Hochul pardon Trump ‘for the good of the country’

    >Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) pressed New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) to pardon former President Trump following his recent conviction in his hush money trial.

    >“Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon who thrives on portraying himself as a victim,” Phillips said in a post on social platform X Friday.

    >“@GovKathyHochul should pardon him for the good of the country.”

    Because that makes total sense. God forbid Donnie face any fucking consequences. Who gives a shit if his base is pissed let them be. We do not kowtow to fascists.

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    www.rawstory.com 'Confused' Judge Cannon needed concept explained 'slowly' to her in court by lawyers: NYT

    As part of an analysis of how U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen Cannon, reports from her courtroom show a judge who is both "prickly" and" insecure" and often has trouble understanding what lawyers from both sides try to explain to her.The controversial Cannon -- ...

    'Confused' Judge Cannon needed concept explained 'slowly' to her in court by lawyers: NYT

    >As part of an analysis of how U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen Cannon, reports from her courtroom show a judge who is both "prickly" and" insecure" and often has trouble understanding what lawyers from both sides try to explain to her.

    >The controversial Cannon -- who has been accused of slow-walking Donald Trump's obstruction of justice trial related to his alleged illegal retention of government documents -- in recent hearings has pressed lawyers to remake their points over and over, which led to the New York Times' Alan Feuer to question whether, "she does not understand the answers she is receiving or is trying to push back against them."

    "Only the best," am I right?

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    Leonard Leo Built The Conservative Court. Now He's Funneling Dark Money Into Law Schools.

    theintercept.com Leonard Leo Built the Conservative Court. Now He’s Funneling Dark Money Into Law Schools.

    Right-wing megadonor Leonardo Leo’s plan for a $25 million research center at Cornell fell apart. So he took his money to Texas A&M.

    Leonard Leo Built the Conservative Court. Now He’s Funneling Dark Money Into Law Schools.

    > LEONARD LEO HAD a vision for his alma mater, and he had the money to back it up. With a donation of as much as $25 million, he wanted Cornell Law to establish the Center for the Study of the Structural Constitution — the biggest effort yet by the conservative megadonor to reshape academia in his right-wing image.

    >After months of courtship, the proposal — which has before never been disclosed — hit a snag in the fall of 2021.

    >Cornell professors worried a center sponsored by Leo, one of the architects of the conservative legal movement, would establish a beachhead for far-right scholarship. Unable to convince the school that gave him both his undergraduate and law degrees to build his research center, Leo walked away, or so he claims.

    >But he didn’t abandon his law school campaign.

    >Snubbed by the Ivy League, Leo found a new home for his pet project. The Intercept followed the money trail to reveal how the man known primarily as the Trump administration’s “court whisperer” has secretly funneled part of his billion-dollar war chest to the law school at Texas A&M University. Money has also flowed to several other law schools through one of Leo’s favorite dark-money funds, with many donations bearing the hallmarks of his broader aim to overhaul the legal academy.

    I really hate this fucking guy.

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    Trump told donors he will crush pro-Palestinian protests, deport demonstrators

    >Trump has waffled on whether the Israel-Gaza war should end. But speaking to wealthy donors behind closed doors, he said that he supports Israel’s right to continue “its war on terror.”

    >Former president Donald Trump promised to crush pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses, telling a roomful of donors — a group that he joked included “98 percent of my Jewish friends” — that he would expel student demonstrators from the United States, according to participants in the roundtable event with him in New York.

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    www.thedailybeast.com Conservative Plan Calls for Dozens of Executions if Trump Wins

    Buried deep within the pages of Project 2025's plan is a massive kill order, according to HuffPost.

    Conservative Plan Calls for Dozens of Executions if Trump Wins

    >A conservative plan for Donald Trump’s potential transition into the presidency calls for dozens of prisoners to be executed, according to HuffPost. An 887-page plan by Project 2025, led by the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation, says that if elected, Trump should make a concerted effort to execute the remaining 40 prisoners on death row. The section’s author, attorney Gene Hamilton, advised that Trump “do everything possible to obtain finality” on the current list of people until Congress forces them to stop. Hamilton is the vice president of America Legal First, a group of former Trump lawyers bent on attacking “woke” companies, headed by Stephen Miller. Trump’s approach to the death penalty stands in stark contrast to that of President Joe Biden, who has openly opposed the death penalty, but done little to move forward legislation to reform or abolish the practice since entering office.

    For those of you not in the know Project 2025 is Republicans plan to turn the USA into an authoritarian state.

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    The GOP’s “Election Integrity” Lawyer Was Just Indicted for Election Subversion

    www.motherjones.com The GOP's "election integrity" lawyer was just indicted for election subversion

    Christina Bobb tried to overturn the 2020 election, and Arizona just charged her for it.

    The GOP's "election integrity" lawyer was just indicted for election subversion

    >The attorney, Christina Bobb running the Republican National Committee’s “election integrity” effort has been criminally charged by the state of Arizona for her efforts to help Donald Trump steal the 2020 election. This turn of events highlights the Orwellian meaning of the phrase “election integrity,” as used by Trump and the Republican Party: An effort to win at all costs.

    shocked Pikachu face

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    www.businessinsider.com How NY's Judge Engoron is tightening the leash on Trump ahead of looming Truth Social merger and fraud judgement deadline

    With a Truth Social merger and a half-billion-dollar civil judgment looming, Trump's tumultuous finances will be more closely scrutinized than ever.

    How NY's Judge Engoron is tightening the leash on Trump ahead of looming Truth Social merger and fraud judgement deadline
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    newrepublic.com Rapist Who Wanted Vice President Dead Compares Self to Navalny

    Donald Trump used a Fox News town hall to claim he’s basically the same as Putin critic Alexei Navalny, who was found dead in a Russian prison.

    Rapist Who Wanted Vice President Dead Compares Self to Navalny
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