Dozens accuse star GOP congressman of sexual harassment

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Republicans new star congressman accused of sexual misconduct with dozens of women

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was already known as a hateful conspiracy theorist. Now he has been accused of “gross misconduct towards our female peers” and “predatory behavior.”


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz tries his hand at comedy on stage… and humiliates himself

The embattled senator from Texas made light of his deep-freeze getaway to Cancun and cracked obnoxious pandemic jokes in a remarkably unfunny “performance” at CPAC.

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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


House passes $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill with stimulus checks, vaccine funding
The Democratic-controlled House voted 219 to 212 to approve the bill, which includes $1,400 direct payments, a $400-a-week federal unemployment bonus, a per-child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year and billions of dollars to distribute the vaccines and to assist schools and local governments. The bill also included a provision raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, though the Senate parliamentarian has said it will need to be stripped out.


Biden releases US intelligence confirming that Saudi crown prince ordered kidnapping, killing of Washington Post journalist
According to US intelligence, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved the operation that led to the brutal 2018 death and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Panel unanimously recommends FDA authorize Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use
In an international study of 40,000 patients, the vaccine was found to be 66% effective overall in preventing moderate to severe disease and 85% effective in preventing severe or critical cases.


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Republicans worshipping Trump at CPAC roll out actual golden statue of their leader

Throngs of conservatives heaped hyperbolic praise on Trump at their annual gathering in Orlando, even unveiling a golden statue of the disgraced ex-president.

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More than a dozen Republicans slated to attend CPAC in Orlando tell House they can’t attend votes due to “public health emergency”
Republicans, who were furious critics of the system to vote by proxy during the early days of the pandemic, used the ongoing crisis as an excuse to ditch their responsibilities and jet to Florida to participate in an annual pep rally for conservatism.


South Dakota AG was reading right-wing Biden conspiracies on phone moments before killing man with his car
In newly released video footage, investigators can be seen methodically breaking down Republican Jason Ravnsborg’s phone activities in the moments before the fatal collision, poking holes in the AG’s suspicious account of events.


GOP rep’s ties to right-wing extremist militia group exposed
The husband of GOP Rep. Mary Miller is trying to distance himself from the radical “Three Percenters” militia group who took part in last month’s deadly MAGA riot, after his pickup truck was seen on Capitol grounds that day with a large decal promoting the group.


Federal prosecutor tapped by Bill Barr to investigate Russia probe resigns without releasing report
John Durham, at the behest of Trump, was investigating supposed criminal wrongdoing in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. No report was ever filed.


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