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Friday, 05.14.2021

Liz Cheney Replacement Day

Now that vaccinated Americans can (mostly) ditch their masks, will secretly-vaccinated House Republicans finally come clean? Plus, it’s Liz Cheney Replacement Day — and one Florida Man is getting all the praise. Speaking of Florida men, Rep. Matt Gaetz is still a sitting member of Congress in good standing. But that could all change soon.

Now that vaccinated Americans can (mostly) ditch their masks, will secretly-vaccinated House Republicans finally come clean? Plus, it’s Liz Cheney Replacement Day — and one Florida Man is getting all the praise. Speaking of Florida men, Rep. Matt Gaetz is still a sitting member of Congress in good standing. But that could all change soon.
Friday, 05.14.2021
Liz Cheney Replacement Day
Face-offs: Liz Cheney slams Fox while on Fox and Seth Rogen slams Ted Cruz for being a “terrible man.” Mask-offs: Jill Biden ditches a face covering at the museum.
Friday, 05.14.2021
Top 5 Clips of May 14th
Friendly reminder you can stop hoarding gas now. After the now-resolved ransomware attack on the East Coast’s Colonial Pipeline, President Biden is pushing his infrastructure plan harder than ever. Over in the Republican Party, it’s been quite the 24 hours. Let’s roll the tape, shall we?
Thursday, 05.13.2021
24 Hours in the Republican Party
The GOP conference chair is out, new messaging from Kevin McCarthy is in. And if Donald Trump ever runs for president again, he’ll have to go through Liz Cheney first. Meanwhile, the deadly exchange of rockets and airstrikes between Hamas and Israel shows no signs of stopping.
Wednesday, 05.12.2021
GOP Boots Cheney In Swift Vote
We’ve got a roundup of everything you need to know about the latest military conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem. Over on Capitol Hill, Dr. Fauci joined a House hearing today — and was promptly trolled by Sen. Rand Paul.
Tuesday, 05.11.2021
Eyes of the World on Jerusalem
One of the worst-ever cyberattacks on American infrastructure has caused a top U.S. fuel pipeline operator to shut down its entire network.  Elon Musk agreed that cryptocurrency was “a hustle” on SNL — and his beloved Dogecoin paid the price. Plus, the Kentucky Derby prize-winning horse tested positive for drugs.
Monday, 05.10.2021
Elon Musk’s Dogecoin Rollercoaster
The April jobs report is out, and it paints a portrait of an economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic. The Justice Department is sounding the alarm on a GOP-commissioned recount in Arizona. And a bee could perform your next COVID test. Yes, a bee.
Friday, 05.07.2021
Missing: Millions of Pre-Pandemic American Jobs
The White House supports a vaccine patent waiver. Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a very restrictive voting bill into law in Florida … as a Fox News exclusive. And heads up: Huge satellite space junk is falling out of the sky.
Thursday, 05.06.2021
Gov. DeSantis's Odd Bill-Signing Exclusive
Donald Trump will not be making his return to Facebook. At least for now. A coup against Rep. Liz Cheney seems likely. Plus, MDMA could be a potential cure for PTSD (yes, really) and a politician is suing the FEC for not getting her a little blue Twitter check (again, really).
Wednesday, 05.05.2021
Facebook Upholds Trump’s Suspension
President Biden has formally raised the U.S. refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. State-sponsored vaccine incentive programs are popping up across the country. And a Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to casting a vote for Trump in the name of his deceased mother.
Tuesday, 05.04.2021
Rocky Rollout: Biden Reverses Refugee Cap
The biggest antitrust case to reach federal court in decades kicked off today, and it all started in the App Store. The Biden administration starts to make good on its word to reunite families separated at the border. And the GOP movement to forbid trans athletes from participating in girls’ sports finds an unlikely ally.
Monday, 05.03.2021
Apple Faces Landmark App Store Lawsuit
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida’s election was free, fair, and transparent. So why did his state become the latest to pass a restrictive voting bill based on Donald Trump’s Big Lie? Meanwhile, shocking new details have emerged in the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Friday, 04.30.2021
One Florida Story Just Isn't Enough
It’s President Biden’s 100th day in office. What better place to celebrate than in the state that helped him clinch the presidency? The federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani ramps up. And India’s prime minister seems more worried about PR than actual crisis management.
Thursday, 04.29.2021
Biden Hits the Road to Sell Third Econ Plan
President Biden prepares his first speech to a joint session of Congress. The Supreme Court takes up a landmark First Amendment case, stemming from a 14-year-old’s Snapchat story. And guess who’s back, back again. Rudy’s back, tell a friend.
Wednesday, 04.28.2021
Rudy Raided: Feds Seize Giuliani’s Electronics
Fully vaccinated Americans can now ditch the mask when outdoors and in small groups, per new CDC guidance. Plus: Big tech has a date on Capitol Hill, Andrew Brown Jr.’s family seeks answers, and Kamala Harris gets an unwanted book tour.
Tuesday, 04.27.2021
Fully Vaxxed: No Mask, No Problem (Outdoors)
As the world has its eyes on India’s COVID catastrophe, the Indian government has its eyes on … Twitter. The Supreme Court takes up its first major Second Amendment case in more than a decade. And we can’t believe we have to say this, but President Biden is not taking away your meat.
Monday, 04.26.2021
SCOTUS Taking Up Gun Rights Case Amid Gun Epidemic
The CDC’s advisory committee recommends resuming Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine for all adults. President Biden lays out his next big policy moves: lowering emissions and taxing the rich. And it wouldn’t be a gender reveal party without a public safety hazard.
Friday, 04.23.2021
And Then There Were Three (Again)
President Biden kicked off a virtual global climate summit and laid out some lofty climate goals. The U.S. has administered 200 million vaccines over the first 92 days of Biden’s presidency and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) dropped a bombshell about Capitol Police orders on the day of the insurrection.
Thursday, 04.22.2021
Earth Day: Nations Fighting Climate Crisis Together
Just moments before Derek Chauvin was led away in handcuffs, 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. On the vaccine front, the U.S. has officially surpassed 200 million shots in under 100 days. And we show no signs of slowing.
Wednesday, 04.21.2021
There *Is* Such a Thing as a Free Lunch
After just 11 hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin reached a verdict — and found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts for killing George Floyd. Accountability has been delivered, but it’s not yet justice.
Tuesday, 04.20.2021
Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Three Counts
The defense and the prosecution have closed their arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin — and a verdict could come as soon as this week. Plus, today’s the day! Every adult in America is now eligible for the COVID vaccine. The only barrier? Making sure every adult in America *wants* the COVID vaccine.
Monday, 04.19.2021
Chauvin Trial: Awaiting a Verdict
We’ve already lost count of the number of times we’ve had to write these words: There’s been another mass shooting in America. The latest attack occurred at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The gunman killed 8 and wounded several others. And Chicago PD fatally shot Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino child. His hands were up. They still shot him.
Friday, 04.16.2021
When Is Enough Enough?
Russia? Being held accountable? President Biden's reminding us what that looks like. Meanwhile, Democrats introduced new legislation to add four justices to the Supreme Court. But two of their own stand in the way.
Thursday, 04.15.2021
Getting Colder: U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
President Biden is ending America’s longest war — 20 years, $2 trillion, 2,400 military deaths, and countless Afghani civilian deaths later. Plus: Meet Cariol Horne, a Buffalo police officer who was fired for stopping a white officer from violently assaulting a handcuffed Black man.
Wednesday, 04.14.2021
Biden Ending America’s Longest War
Rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is coming to a halt after the CDC and FDA found six recipients (out of nearly 7 million) developed blood clots. But health officials are here to put your mind at ease.
Tuesday, 04.13.2021
J&J Halted Over One-in-a-Million Clot Disorder
As Minneapolis — and the nation — relives the trauma of George Floyd’s killing through Derek Chauvin’s trial, an all-too-familiar scene unfolded just a few miles away. Police killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
Monday, 04.12.2021
10 Miles From Chauvin Trial, Another Black Man Killed By Police
Seems like Rep. Matt Gaetz might be in some pretty deep sh*t. Don’t believe us? Just look at his Venmo history. Amazon workers in Alabama reject a union initiative, but the fight isn’t over yet. And meet the woman behind the mRNA vaccines.
Friday, 04.09.2021
(Ven) Mo Problems For Matt Gaetz
President Biden is taking on the “international embarrassment” of American gun violence. Sun. Joe Manchin wreaks havoc for Dems (again). And deep-red Kentucky decides to buck the GOP trend of restricting voting rights.
Thursday, 04.08.2021
Biden Takes (Some) Action on Guns
President Biden steps up his infrastructure sales pitch, COVID survivors face increased risk of neuro and psych conditions, Donald Trump weighs in on #GaetzGate, and a dystopian investigation finds rise in AI facial recognition scans.
Wednesday, 04.07.2021
Bezos Backs Biden on Infrastructure
Mark your calendars: All U.S. adults will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19th. Meanwhile, a new Senate ruling could help Democrats sidestep the filibuster. The MLB All-Star Game finds a new, less controversial home. And Aaron Rodgers finds a new, equally unforgiving day job.
Tuesday, 04.06.2021
Major Moves on Immunization and Infrastructure
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