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Everyone was texting Mark Meadows to get then President Trump’s attention on January 6, 2021 in the hopes that he would get his violent supporters to stop their attack on the capitol. Alas, that gamer took 187 minutes to stop playing games.
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Everyone was texting Mark Meadows to get then President Trump’s attention on January 6, 2021 in the hopes that he would get his violent supporters to stop their attack on the capitol. Alas, that gamer took 187 minutes to stop playing games.

Attendees of high-profile, far-right conspiracy event got sick. They swear it's anthrax, not COVID

In yet another extreme departure from reality and into the stuff of sci-fi, several presenters and attendees at the ReAwaken America Tour fell ill after the Dallas, Texas, event—but, instead of putting the blame where it obviously lies (we are in the middl
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Attendees of high-profile, far-right conspiracy event got sick. They swear it's anthrax, not COVID

In yet another extreme departure from reality and into the stuff of sci-fi, several presenters and attendees at the ReAwaken America Tour fell ill after the Dallas, Texas, event—but, instead of putting the blame where it obviously lies (we are in the middle of a viral pandemic), they claim their sickness came from an anthrax attack.  The far-right, conservative, and QAnon-friendly ReAwaken America Tour featured the biggest names in Q, alongside several big-name conservative figures: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, Eric Trump, disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, podcaster Joe Oltmann, Trump adviser Roger Stone and attorney Sidney Powell, and Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, a celeb in the Big Lie circuit who claims he has the ability to prove whether ballots from the 2020 election were real or fake.  Dozens of people at the event claimed they became ill after gathering in a green room during the event—suspiciously just as the new omicron variant of COVID-19 began to surge around the globe.

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: This anti-vaxxer's brother is PISSED, and with good reason

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale leaves behind a furious brother.
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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: This anti-vaxxer's brother is PISSED, and with good reason

This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale leaves behind a furious brother.

White House reveals if it has ‘aggressive intent’ towards Russia

The US and NATO have no “aggressive intent” towards Russia, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, dismissing Russia’s warnings of a “military-technical” response to any hostile steps as rhetoric not aimed at the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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White House reveals if it has ‘aggressive intent’ towards Russia

The US and NATO have no “aggressive intent” towards Russia, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, dismissing Russia’s warnings of a “military-technical” response to any hostile steps as rhetoric not aimed at the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Congresswoman carjacked and robbed at gunpoint

A Democrat member of the US Congress has been carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) was not physically harmed, but her car and possessions were taken. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Congresswoman carjacked and robbed at gunpoint

A Democrat member of the US Congress has been carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) was not physically harmed, but her car and possessions were taken. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden delays, but not cancels, student debt

Responding to calls from Democrats to cancel some or all of the $1.5 trillion in piled-up student debt, US President Joe Biden has announced the White House would extend the moratorium on repayments by another three months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biden delays, but not cancels, student debt

Responding to calls from Democrats to cancel some or all of the $1.5 trillion in piled-up student debt, US President Joe Biden has announced the White House would extend the moratorium on repayments by another three months. Read Full Article at RT.com

House committee investigating Jan. 6 insurrection asks Rep. Jim Jordan to testify on Trump contacts

We've long known that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan was in contact with Donald Trump on Jan. 6, the day Trump and his allies mounted a last-ditch attempt to erase an American presidential election rather than acknowledge Joe Biden's victory. The select Hous
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House committee investigating Jan. 6 insurrection asks Rep. Jim Jordan to testify on Trump contacts

We've long known that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan was in contact with Donald Trump on Jan. 6, the day Trump and his allies mounted a last-ditch attempt to erase an American presidential election rather than acknowledge Joe Biden's victory. The select House committee investigating the insurrection has now formally asked Jordan to come testify about those communications and other contacts with insurrection organizers. In a letter to Jordan, the committee requests his «voluntary cooperation.» «We understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail. And we also wish to inquire about any communications you had on January 5th or 6th with those in the Willard War Room, the Trump legal team, White House personnel or others involved in organizing or planning the actions and strategies for January 6th.» Jordan's name has come up repeatedly in press reports after Jordan at first admitted multiple contacts with Trump before or during the violence, only to backtrack after it became clear such contacts would be material evidence in the investigation of Trump's role in the violence. An ally of Trump's schemes to overturn the election, it’s almost certain that Jordan will refuse to voluntarily testify—which may lead to the spectacle of a House select committee subpoenaing one of its own members. Jordan is the second House Republican to receive a letter from the committee requesting evidence and testimony. Rep. Scott Perry, a prolific conspiracy theorist also believed to have direct involvement with Trump's attempt to overturn the election, has also been asked to voluntarily appear. Both requests highlight the intimate role that certain Republican members of Congress are believed to have played in attempting to overthrow the legitimate United States government rather than give up elected power.

Russia responds to ‘cowboy’ clampdown on RT DE

Russia can’t allow attempts to force RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air in Europe to proceed “without consequences,” the Kremlin said on Wednesday, arguing that the European Union is now betraying its own stated values. Read Full Article a
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Russia responds to ‘cowboy’ clampdown on RT DE

Russia can’t allow attempts to force RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air in Europe to proceed “without consequences,” the Kremlin said on Wednesday, arguing that the European Union is now betraying its own stated values. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU no longer cares about supposed ‘values’ – Kremlin on RT DE situation

Russia can’t allow attempts to force RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air in Europe to proceed “without consequences,” the Kremlin said on Wednesday, arguing that the European Union is now betraying its own stated values. Read Full Article a
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EU no longer cares about supposed ‘values’ – Kremlin on RT DE situation

Russia can’t allow attempts to force RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air in Europe to proceed “without consequences,” the Kremlin said on Wednesday, arguing that the European Union is now betraying its own stated values. Read Full Article at RT.com

COVID-19 pill approved by FDA, Pfizer says it's ready to start U.S. delivery 'immediately'

On Wednesday, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s antiviral drug treatment Paxlovid for use against COVID-19. Data from clinical trials indicated that when taken within five days after the onset of symptoms, the pill is 88% effec
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COVID-19 pill approved by FDA, Pfizer says it's ready to start U.S. delivery 'immediately'

On Wednesday, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s antiviral drug treatment Paxlovid for use against COVID-19. Data from clinical trials indicated that when taken within five days after the onset of symptoms, the pill is 88% effective in reducing the chance of severe illness resulting in hospitalization. And, because the drug is available as a pill which is taken twice a day for five days, it’s not just a treatment that can be administered in a clinical setting. This EUA extends to at-home care. Pfizer says that it is “ready to start immediate delivery in the U.S.” That includes delivery of the 10 million doses that have been pre-purchased by the U.S. government. The drug is authorized for the use by those age 12 and older who are suffering mild to moderate symptoms, and who have tested positive for COVID-19. As the drug becomes available, the focus will be getting the drug to those most in danger of severe illness, but if the record of effectiveness and safety from the trials holds up in real-world tests against omicron and other variants, Paxlovid could easily become the standard of treatment. Pfizer reports that it has ramped up production and hopes to have enough for 80 million to 120 million courses of treatment in 2022. The timing of this release could have been better—because earlier availability is always better. But it certainly could have been worse. As the U.S. is facing a surge of omicron cases, an at-home pill that cuts the rate of hospitalization to one-tenth of what it might have been could be just the medical miracle the nation needed.

Amazon limits Covid test kit purchases amid Omicron wave

Amazon has announced a limit to the number of at-home Covid test kits per customer as demand surges amid a rise in cases since the discovery of the Omicron variant. Walgreens and CVS also introduced purchase limits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon limits Covid test kit purchases amid Omicron wave

Amazon has announced a limit to the number of at-home Covid test kits per customer as demand surges amid a rise in cases since the discovery of the Omicron variant. Walgreens and CVS also introduced purchase limits. Read Full Article at RT.com

Western attempts to isolate Russian military are futile – Moscow

Efforts by Western nations to shut Russia out of the global defense arena are failing to materialize, the country’s defense minister has said, arguing that Moscow boasts an array of partners worldwide for military cooperation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Western attempts to isolate Russian military are futile – Moscow

Efforts by Western nations to shut Russia out of the global defense arena are failing to materialize, the country’s defense minister has said, arguing that Moscow boasts an array of partners worldwide for military cooperation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden celebrates record Affordable Care Act enrollments, notes BBB has to pass to sustain them

With three weeks left to go in open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) for most states, the Biden administration has already achieved record enrollments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesd
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Biden celebrates record Affordable Care Act enrollments, notes BBB has to pass to sustain them

With three weeks left to go in open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) for most states, the Biden administration has already achieved record enrollments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that the “Open Enrollment Period is outpacing all previous years, a historic high of more than 13.6 million people already enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2022 through HealthCare.gov and State-based Marketplaces (SBMs).” What’s more, 92% of the people enrolling in the states using the federal exchange have received premium tax credits for their plans, thanks to the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which expanded premium eligibility. That’s more than 400,000 people so far who would not have qualified for the credits before the ARP. Since President Joe Biden took office, more than 4.6 million previously uninsured people got coverage through Obamacare.

Eighth annual Andrey Stenin photo contest launched with prices of up to $9,500

The 2022 Andrey Stenin International Press Photo Contest began accepting submissions on Wednesday, marking the birthday of the slain Russian reporter whose memory it honors. Andrey was killed in 2014 in eastern Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Eighth annual Andrey Stenin photo contest launched with prices of up to $9,500

The 2022 Andrey Stenin International Press Photo Contest began accepting submissions on Wednesday, marking the birthday of the slain Russian reporter whose memory it honors. Andrey was killed in 2014 in eastern Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com

After Trump’s move, White House says Biden to speak on Jan 6

President Joe Biden will make a public statement on the anniversary of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the White House said. This comes after former President Donald Trump said he would hold a public event on that day. Read Full Article at RT.com
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After Trump’s move, White House says Biden to speak on Jan 6

President Joe Biden will make a public statement on the anniversary of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the White House said. This comes after former President Donald Trump said he would hold a public event on that day. Read Full Article at RT.com

Olympic diver, 32, dies following lung infection

Brazil's Ian Matos, who represented his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, has died from a lung infection which he had battled for two months in hospital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Olympic diver, 32, dies following lung infection

Brazil's Ian Matos, who represented his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, has died from a lung infection which he had battled for two months in hospital. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s battles on world stage laid bare by Foreign Minister in RT interview

Tensions are flaring between Russia and a number of Western nations, but there is hope that newly-announced talks with the US could reduce the risk of escalation and boost stability in Europe, Moscow's Foreign Minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s battles on world stage laid bare by Foreign Minister in RT interview

Tensions are flaring between Russia and a number of Western nations, but there is hope that newly-announced talks with the US could reduce the risk of escalation and boost stability in Europe, Moscow's Foreign Minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

DOJ gives inmates on home confinement a happy holiday gift—the possibility of permanent freedom

The Department of Justice (DOJ) made a decision today that can only be considered one thing to thousands of people… a Christmas miracle.  In a stunning reversal, the DOJ‘s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) ruled to allow inmates released
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DOJ gives inmates on home confinement a happy holiday gift—the possibility of permanent freedom

The Department of Justice (DOJ) made a decision today that can only be considered one thing to thousands of people… a Christmas miracle.  In a stunning reversal, the DOJ‘s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) ruled to allow inmates released from prison at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to remain free even after the federal CARES Act, a coronavirus health emergency, concludes.  The OLC determined that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has the “discretion to permit prisoners in extended home confinement to remain there."

Russian tycoon settles ‘Putin’s People’ libel suit

Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman and owner of the Chelsea Football Club, in London, has settled a lawsuit with HarperCollins over unsubstantiated claims that he purchased the club at the behest of President Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian tycoon settles ‘Putin’s People’ libel suit

Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman and owner of the Chelsea Football Club, in London, has settled a lawsuit with HarperCollins over unsubstantiated claims that he purchased the club at the behest of President Vladimir Putin. Read Full Article at RT.com

RT responds to German channel’s satellite broadcast ban

The move forcing a European satellite operator to take RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air is a sign of unhealthy competition, RT CEO Alexey Nikolov has said, adding that it would defend its broadcasting rights in court. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT responds to German channel’s satellite broadcast ban

The move forcing a European satellite operator to take RT’s 24-hour German-language channel off air is a sign of unhealthy competition, RT CEO Alexey Nikolov has said, adding that it would defend its broadcasting rights in court. Read Full Article at RT.com

Florida Power & Light dropped thousands over an anti-solar bill voters don't even want

It should come as no surprise that energy companies are threatened by climate change mitigation. Saving the planet but offsetting profits apparently sounds so unappealing that companies like Florida Power & Light (FPL) will do anything to keep shareholder
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Florida Power & Light dropped thousands over an anti-solar bill voters don't even want

It should come as no surprise that energy companies are threatened by climate change mitigation. Saving the planet but offsetting profits apparently sounds so unappealing that companies like Florida Power & Light (FPL) will do anything to keep shareholders happy and their pockets lined. A recent investigation from the Miami Herald and Floodlight found that FPL would rather splurge on candidates willing to do the company’s bidding than look toward a greener future. FPL donated $10,000 to the political committee of Jennifer Bradley to get the Republicans to push a bill targeting net metering. Net metering allows customers with solar panels (or any other renewable energy source) to offset their utility bills by selling excess energy back to a power company. FPL sent a lobbyist to hand-deliver Bradley a company-drafted bill that she turned around and filed in November. Bradley wasn’t the only lawmaker that appears to have been targeted by FPL: An identical bill was filed by Rep. Lawrence McClure in the Florida House. McClure has, of course, benefitted from FPL’s generosity to candidates the company can manipulate. According to filings detailing campaign donations from the 2020 election cycle, McClure racked up thousands from PACs and CCEs affiliated with FPL, including donations from its parent company’s PAC. NextEra, which owns FPL, spent $2,000 on the candidate alone through its Florida PAC. And McClure’s Conservative Florida political committee received $10,000 from Voice of Florida Business PAC, which pushes FPL’s agenda. FPL is notorious for throwing money at lawmakers in an effort to get its way, especially when it comes to solar panels. In 2016, FPL backed a failed ballot measure that would make installing rooftop solar panels costlier and more hassle.

First Covid-19 pill treatment approved for emergency use in US

Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets against Covid have been given emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first pill treatment of this kind, it can be prescribed to high-risk patients aged 12 and older. Read Full Article at RT.co
RT Russian politics

First Covid-19 pill treatment approved for emergency use in US

Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets against Covid have been given emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first pill treatment of this kind, it can be prescribed to high-risk patients aged 12 and older. Read Full Article at RT.com

Suggested anti-trash-talk measures in online games only target one gender

After a female Twitch streamer posted a clip where she encountered rude ‘Halo’ players telling her to quit the game, Xbox co-creator Jonathan Blackley has called for more regulation to combat toxicity in online games. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Suggested anti-trash-talk measures in online games only target one gender

After a female Twitch streamer posted a clip where she encountered rude ‘Halo’ players telling her to quit the game, Xbox co-creator Jonathan Blackley has called for more regulation to combat toxicity in online games. Read Full Article at RT.com

Florida's energy companies are doing their damnedest to thwart green energy shifts

It should come as no surprise that energy companies are threatened by climate change mitigation. Saving the planet but offsetting profits apparently sounds so unappealing that companies like Florida Power & Light (FPL) will do anything to keep shareholder
Daily Kos

Florida's energy companies are doing their damnedest to thwart green energy shifts

It should come as no surprise that energy companies are threatened by climate change mitigation. Saving the planet but offsetting profits apparently sounds so unappealing that companies like Florida Power & Light (FPL) will do anything to keep shareholders happy and their pockets lined. A recent investigation from the Miami Herald and Floodlight found that FPL would rather splurge on candidates willing to do the company’s bidding than look toward a greener future. FPL donated $10,000 to the political committee of Jennifer Bradley to get the Republicans to push a bill targeting net metering. Net metering allows customers with solar panels (or any other renewable energy source) to offset their utility bills by selling excess energy back to a power company. FPL sent a lobbyist to hand-deliver Bradley a company-drafted bill that she turned around and filed in November. Bradley wasn’t the only lawmaker that appears to have been targeted by FPL: An identical bill was filed by Rep. Lawrence McClure in the Florida House. McClure has, of course, benefitted from FPL’s generosity to candidates the company can manipulate. According to filings detailing campaign donations from the 2020 election cycle, McClure racked up thousands from PACs and CCEs affiliated with FPL, including donations from its parent company’s PAC. NextEra, which owns FPL, spent $2,000 on the candidate alone through its Florida PAC. And McClure’s Conservative Florida political committee received $10,000 from Voice of Florida Business PAC, which pushes FPL’s agenda. FPL is notorious for throwing money at lawmakers in an effort to get its way, especially when it comes to solar panels. In 2016, FPL backed a failed ballot measure that would make installing rooftop solar panels costlier and more hassle.

Twitter sued, accused of acting ‘on behalf’ of US govt

Former New York Times reporter and outspoken critic of the US response to the Covid pandemic Alex Berenson is suing Twitter for suspending his account, claiming the platform “acted on behalf of the federal government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Twitter sued, accused of acting ‘on behalf’ of US govt

Former New York Times reporter and outspoken critic of the US response to the Covid pandemic Alex Berenson is suing Twitter for suspending his account, claiming the platform “acted on behalf of the federal government. Read Full Article at RT.com

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