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Biden rips Facebook, other social media for allowing virulent spread of pandemic misinformation

The White House has warned in recent days that false claims shared on those platforms are contributing to a deadly decline in US vaccination rates.

Take Action: Tell Congress to hold big tech accountable for their anti-democracy monopolies that trample the rights of regular Americans!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporter humiliates Republican with one simple question that he cannot answer

CNN’s Brianna Keilar cornered former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for peddling the GOP’s perpetual “both sides” debate and he simply could not find a way out.

Take Action: Tell DOJ: No white supremacists in federal law enforcement!



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Tucker Carlson finally goes overboard on COVID vaccine

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: OMG.


Federal judge declares DACA program illegal, halts new applications
The ruling is likely to put new pressure on Congress and the Biden administration to come up with a permanent fix if they want to continue the program.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Senate Democrats to DUMP THE FILIBUSTER!


County officials in Arizona reported few suspicious ballots, undercutting Trump’s claims
Less than 200 potential cases of voter fraud were identified out of more than 3 million ballots cast, AP review of records finds.

Take Action: Make Election Day a national holiday!


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Florida virus cases surging, now account for 20% of all new cases in the US

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated that even with the increasing cases, there will be no mandates requiring vaccinations, masks or social distancing. He has pushed for the state to be fully open, a stance he is using politically as he contemplates a 2024 presidential bid.


Vaccines for kids under 12 expected midwinter, FDA official says
The FDA is asking for four to six months of safety follow-up data from clinical trials for kids under age 12. Just two months of follow-up data was required for the clinical trials in adults.


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NDLB releases first ad of the campaign, and it pulls no punches

No Dem Left Behind: “Republicans are terrorists.”


Right-wing student group Turning Point USA struggles to bar white nationalists from gathering
Gee, it’s almost as if the GOP’s extremism is, well, attracting extremists.


Matt Gaetz hired criminal defense attorney who represented Jeffrey Epstein
At least he’s on brand, folks!


Two men charged in alleged scheme to attack Democratic headquarters in Sacramento inspired by Trump defeat, DOJ says
Federal authorities have arrested two men in California who allegedly wanted to start a movement to overthrow the government and discussed blowing up the Democratic headquarters in Sacramento in a new, major case of would-be domestic terrorists motivated by the ex-president’s election defeat.


Biden administration proposes sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
In a major shift for the region, Biden is pushing for an end to large-scale logging of old-growth and a ban on road development on more than 9 million acres of the forest.


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