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Twitter Sues Texas AG, Says He Retaliated Against Company for Banning Trump from Its Platform

Twitter has sued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, saying he retaliated against the company by opening an investigation into the company’s content moderation practices after it banned former President Donald Trump from its platform in the days following the Capitol riot. “Twitter seeks to stop AG Paxton from unlawfully abusing his authority as the highest…

Devin Nunes Accuses Democrats of Impeachment Drug deal
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It’s a Win for Devin Nunes’s Cow: Rep. Nunes’s Twitter Lawsuit Gets Tossed Out

Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) saw a lawsuit he brought against Twitter demanding that the social media titan reveal the identities of individuals who created parody accounts about him get tossed out by a federal judge. The parody accounts included “Devin Nunes’ Cow” and “Devin Nunes’ Mom.” Nunes “seeks to have to court treat Twitter as…

Trump Photo Op Bunker
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Trump: “Our Great National Guard Troops… Could Hardly Believe How Easy It Was” to Gas Peaceful Protesters

President Donald Trump, who has weathered criticism for deciding to use tear gas to clear peaceful protesters for a photo-op in front of St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C., doubled down on the decision, writing on Twitter that the National Guard “could hardly believe how easy it was” to follow his order. Our great National…

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Opinion: Trump acolyte DeVos steers more COVID-19 stimulus money to religion

Republicans found another means of enriching religion with taxpayer dollars meant to aid Americans suffering the horrid effects of Trump’s plague and economic devastation. When filthy rich, and highly-unqualified, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began her quest to shift all taxpayer dollars intended for public education to private, for-profit religious schools, evangelicals and Republicans were ecstatic….

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Opinion: Church services during a global pandemic are not essential – they’re deadly

The deadly cost of religious liberty in America is finally being manifest, and it is a cost many evangelicals believe the public must pay. No small number of evangelical clergy are now claiming their religious freedom is essential and supersedes states’ “stay-at-home” orders meant to halt coronavirus transmission.  Predictably, several Republican governors agree and claim…

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Opinion: Trump Is Why Whistleblowers Need Protection

Donald Trump showed us why whistleblowers need protection. He all but ordered a hit on the whistleblower who exposed his shakedown of the Ukraine and more when it became all too clear that his presidency is cooked. His defenders will continue to insist that Trump ust does things differently.  But here’s the reality: every president’s…

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