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Florida Shock Jock in Matt Gaetz Circle Pleads Guilty

(Daily Beast) A key witness in the sex trafficking case against Matt Gaetz has pleaded guilty. In exchange, he has promised to fully cooperate with prosecutors. His attorney told The Daily Beast that he has been cooperating against Gaetz. Ellicott’s plea agreement requires him to cooperate with the government in other prosecutions, including possibly testimony before the grand jury and in court.

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Poll: Majority Of Republicans Now Prefer Putin and Russia To USA, Western Values

(AOL) With at least 100,000 Russian troops massing on the border of Ukraine, more than 6 in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaning independents (62 percent) now say Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a stronger leader” than Joe Biden, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. The survey ... also found that the number of GOP respondents who believe Putin is stronger than Biden rises to 71 percent among those who name Fox News as their primary source of cable news. In recent weeks and months, Fox’s top primetime anchor, Tucker Carlson, has repeatedly favored Russia over Ukraine, asking on Nov. 10 why the U.S. would “take Ukraine's side and not Russia's side” and arguing in December that Putin was justified in building up troops along the border.

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What President Biden has accomplished in 1 Year

An impressive and detailed list of the President's first year accomplishments.

JoeOtterbein

Dr. Oz stumbles out of the gate in Senate race

(Politico) Mehmet Oz’s introduction to GOP grassroots politics is a code-red crisis. In his first three unofficial tests as a candidate in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary, the celebrity physician known as Dr. Oz has been handily rejected by party activists. It’s a disappointing start for a cash-flush, top-tier candidate in one of the most important Senate races in the country.

Jilly_in_VA

It Sure Looks Like This Arizona Republican Used Campaign Cash To Attend Jan. 6 Riot

(Huff Post) It’s no secret that Anthony Kern, who is running for state Senate in Arizona, went to Washington for the infamous “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021. He even posted an image of his flight on Facebook. But according to new campaign finance data, it appears that he also used campaign money to fund the trip.

Omaha Steve

California city approves 1st US insurance law for gun owners

(AP) A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite opposition from gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights and promised to sue. The Silicon Valley city of about 1 million followed a trend of other Democratic-led cities that have sought to rein in violence through stricter rules. But while similar laws have been proposed, San Jose is the first city to pass one, according to Brady United, a national nonprofit that advocates against gun violence.

babylonsister

Press keeps pushing bogus voter focus groups

(Eric Boehlert/Pressrun) Looking for additional ways to pile on President Joe Biden, more news outlets have turned to focus groups in recent weeks. Rounding up tiny numbers of voters and treating their utterances as sacrosanct, the media aggressively push the idea that “moderate” and “independent” voters have universally turned on Biden, even though the findings from the bull sessions are not statistically relevant.

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Exclusive: Federal prosecutors looking at 2020 fake elector certifications, deputy attorney general

Federal prosecutors are reviewing fake Electoral College certifications that declared former President Donald Trump the winner of states that he lost, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNN on Tuesday. "We've received those referrals. Our prosecutors are looking at those and I can't say anything more on ongoing investigations," Monaco said in an exclusive interview. The fake certificates falsely declaring Trump's victory were sent to the National Archives by Trump's allies in m ...

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