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Your local police department isn’t immune to Russian influence

A former FBI agent’s indictment on charges of being involved with a Russian oligarch should raise concerns about infiltration at the local level, too.
Charles McGonigal
Charles McGonigal

Democrat shreds Matt Gaetz's performative patriotism during committee meeting

Rep. David Cicilline showed Democrats how to check Republicans who spread blatantly anti-American views while accusing others of being unpatriotic.
David Cicilline, left, and Matt Gaetz on the House floor
David Cicilline, left, and Matt Gaetz on the House floor

Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee in revenge campaign

The move caps a yearslong pattern of right-wing hatemongering over one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a press conference on committee assignments for the 118th Congress, at the Capitol on Jan. 25, 2023.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a press conference on committee assignments for the 118th Congress, at the Capitol on Jan. 25, 2023.

Republicans ramp up the anti-China rhetoric with blatant bigotry

The GOP keeps making ugly statements trying to demonize China as a boogeyman, at a dangerous time when anti-Asian hatred and conspiracies are at the fore.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., Chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, in Washington on Jan. 30, 2023.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., Chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, in Washington on Jan. 30, 2023.

Maxine Waters takes GOP lawmaker to school over bogus 'socialism' claims

The California Democrat checked a conservative lawmaker who audaciously said her party is responsible for dangerous government overreach.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., at the Capitol on Sept. 21, 2022.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., at the Capitol on Sept. 21, 2022.

Southern Democrats are on the verge of a huge, historic victory

Democrats will soon vote to rearrange their calendar for the presidential primaries in 2024 and beyond. It could have major ramifications for the party.
Democratic National Committee chairman Jamie Harrison speaks in New York
Democratic National Committee chairman Jamie Harrison speaks in New York

After riot in Brazil, Bolsonaro looks for extended stay in DeSantis' Florida

The former Brazilian president reportedly has applied for a visa so he can remain in Florida, which deserves a new slogan with all of its wannabe despots.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with supporters in Kissimmee, Fla., Jan. 22, 2023.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with supporters in Kissimmee, Fla., Jan. 22, 2023.

Kari Lake's conspiracy-driven tweet could lead to a criminal probe

Arizona’s secretary of state, Adrian Fontes, said a conspiratorial tweet from failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake could possibly constitute a felony.
Kari Lake at a campaign rally in Queen Creek, Ariz
Kari Lake at a campaign rally in Queen Creek, Ariz

The RNC has officially thrown Ye under the bus

It seems that Republicans are officially done using the artist formerly known as Kanye West, and they’re throwing him to the trash heap.
Kanye West in Paris on June 24, 2018.
Kanye West in Paris on June 24, 2018.

Trump's love for Putin over U.S. officials reaches new level with latest rant

Posting to his social media platform on Monday, former President Donald Trump once again supported Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. officials.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki on July 16, 2018.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki on July 16, 2018.

Before sharing the Tyre Nichols video, check your privilege

There are both productive and gross reasons to watch the video of Tyre Nichols' beating by Memphis police. People need to be mindful of their motivations.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols at the Tobey Skate Park in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols at the Tobey Skate Park in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.