Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump

A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump’s reelection efforts. The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Benton, 43, the husband of Paul’s niece and a veteran Republican staffer, orchestrated a scheme toContinue reading “GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump”

Let’s talk about Trump vs McConnell – Beau of the Fifth Column

The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20

In which John Green ACTUALLY teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war, and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. The overarching causes and the individual motivations were not always the same, you see.Continue reading “The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20”

Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies

Kentucky lawmaker says ban for Covid misinformation was ‘badge of honour’ An outspoken Republican senator has temporarily been suspended from YouTube after he uploaded a video questioning measures to combat Covid, and even urged Americans to “resist” them. Rand Paul, a senator for Kentucky, was reportedly suspended for a week from the video site on Tuesday. A YouTube spokesperson told TheContinue reading “Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies”

US now averaging 100,000 daily COVID infections as Delta surges

Health officials urge vaccines as the US sees rising cases, hospitalisations and deaths tied to the highly contagious variant. The United States is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections per day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge as health officials urge people to get vaccinated to stem a surging spread of theContinue reading “US now averaging 100,000 daily COVID infections as Delta surges”

Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats

GOP officials from D.C. and the states are debating how aggressively to break up red-state cities to maximize the party’s advantage in redistricting. Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone. The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,Continue reading “Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats”

Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul

Almost exactly one year after his bid for U.S. Senate came up just short in the Democratic primary, Charles Booker of Louisville formally launched his new candidacy for the office Thursday, this time hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Rand Paul in 2022. Booker kicked off his candidacy at a noon rally before a few hundred energetic supporters inContinue reading “Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul”

McConnell says ‘highly unlikely’ he’d let Biden fill SCOTUS vacancy in 2024 if GOP flips Senate

If McConnell becomes majority leader again, he also won’t rule out not allowing a Supreme Court confirmation hearing if Biden tried to fill a vacancy in 2023. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signaled Monday that if Republicans were to win back the majority next year, he wouldn’t allow President Joe Biden to fill aContinue reading “McConnell says ‘highly unlikely’ he’d let Biden fill SCOTUS vacancy in 2024 if GOP flips Senate”

2 sisters drove around Cincinnati shooting homeless with BB gun, police say

Police are searching for two sisters who are accused of driving through Cincinnati and randomly shooting homeless people with a BB gun. Arrest warrants have been issued for Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, for what police call “incredibly senseless crimes.” Neither woman currently is in custody. According to WCPO Channel 9, police sayContinue reading “2 sisters drove around Cincinnati shooting homeless with BB gun, police say”

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