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Trump’s slap at Twitter shows his use of power for personal whims

Trump’s slap at Twitter shows his use of power for personal whims

Donald Trump was impeached for using presidential power to influence an election. It’s now clear that his acquittal in a Senate trial only encouraged him to use that authority to service personal whims in a pattern that becomes more pronounced the longer he is in office. Two days after Twitter appended a fact check to…MORE

Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30

Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30

Longtime Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone must report to prison by June 30, the Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday. Stone has said in court filings that he plans to challenge that reporting date as he appeals his conviction — though it’s not clear how successful that may be. An attorney for Stone…MORE

GOP’s no-mask caucus: ‘Can you smell through that mask?’

GOP’s no-mask caucus: ‘Can you smell through that mask?’

Call them the no-mask caucus. A contingent of House Republicans continues to defy the recommendations of public health experts and Congress’ top physician to wear face coverings to limit the spread of Covid-19, refusing to wear them on the floor of the chamber, in the hallways of the Capitol or when chatting with aides and…MORE

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto pulls name from Biden running mate consideration

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto pulls name from Biden running mate consideration

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto announced on Thursday that she was withdrawing her name from former Vice President Joe Biden’s search for a running mate. Cortez Masto was considered a serious candidate for the job and was getting pushed by top Democrats like former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who had directly lobbied Biden about…MORE

As US deaths top 100,000, Trump’s coronavirus task force is curtailed

As US deaths top 100,000, Trump’s coronavirus task force is curtailed

As the American death count from coronavirus ticks above 100,000, the panel assembled by President Donald Trump to confront the pandemic has been sharply curtailed as the White House looks ahead to reopening. Vice President Mike Pence convened the White House coronavirus task force on Thursday for the first time in a week. The group…MORE

Is Steve King (finally) done for politically?

Is Steve King (finally) done for politically?

Iowa Rep. Steve King has holding on to his 4th District House seat by his fingernails for much of the past few years. He hasn’t been allowed to hold any committee assignments — an essential part of being a member of Congress and having any sort of influence — since January 2019. He’s been persona…MORE

READ: Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies

READ: Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies

President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.” Read the text of the order below: EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – PREVENTING ONLINE CENSORSHIP By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the…MORE

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