House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting

“Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y., is facing backlash from Democrats after he posted a Christmas photo of his family smiling and posing with an assortment of guns just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa,Continue reading “House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting”

Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2

Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School has sparked a disturbing trend across Metro-Detroit. School districts in the area say they’re dealing with copycat threats of violence and more than a dozen districts have canceled class Thursday to remain cautious. These threats are popping up on social media and it’s making already uneasy students scaredContinue reading “Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2”

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places

“There is no doubt the goal of this proposal is to harm democracy. It is designed to put obstacles and hurdles between voters and the ballot box.” If successful, a Republican-backed petition initiative in Michigan could result in the closure of one in five polling locations across the crucial battleground state, potentially creating harmful new barriers to ballot access andContinue reading “‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places”

Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire

Republican Congressman Fred Upton was one of the 13 Republicans who voted to pass the infrastructure bill last week, and he told CNN this week that he is paying a steep price for it. During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Upton played a voicemail that was left for him where an angry individual told himContinue reading “Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire”

A Canadian neo-Nazi was sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to start a civil war in the US

A Canadian neo-Nazi worked to recruit people for a white supremacist group called The Base in 2019.  Patrik Mathews and US Army veteran Brian Lemley Jr. were sentenced to 9 years in prison on Thursday. Mathews and Lemley were arrested in January 2020 for plotting to attack the Virginia State Capitol. A Canadian neo-Nazi wasContinue reading “A Canadian neo-Nazi was sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to start a civil war in the US”

Is Another Civil War Possible In America? – The Mehdi Hasan Show

Public policy professor Jack Goldstone predicted three decades ago that elitism, inequality and political obstruction would help usher a Trump-like figure into power. His latest prediction? Another U.S. civil war. He and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat join Mehdi to discuss.

Michigan Republicans Are Quietly Replacing Officials Who Certify Vote Totals

Like lots of other rank-and-file Republicans, Robert Boyd has his doubts about the integrity of the last election, particularly in his home state of Michigan — and particularly in Detroit’s TCF Center, where the city’s votes were counted last year despite a concerted effort from local Republicans to disrupt the counting process.  “People saw ballots come in theContinue reading “Michigan Republicans Are Quietly Replacing Officials Who Certify Vote Totals”

Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill

Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”

Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest

“A lot of the people that are here today follow the same channels and they understand,” Michigan GOP Rep. Daire Rendon told VICE News. A Michigan Republican lawmaker wore a pin with a flag with a “Q” on it as she addressed demonstrators at an election protest Tuesday in Lansing supported by former President DonaldContinue reading “Michigan GOP Rep. Wears QAnon Pin at Pro-Trump Protest”

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

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