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journalist @voxdotcom. On parental leave until June.
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11 May
"Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan institute" -- Dr. Fauci
"You are saying things that are not correct" -- a perturbed Dr. Fauci to Rand Paul
"We have not funded gain of function research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. No matter how many times you say it, it didn't happen." -- Fauci to Rand Paul
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7 May
This is the whitest thing I’ve ever seen
they're still on this?
Matt Gaetz portrays the FBI investigation of him as a politically motivated witch hunt, ignoring that it started during the Trump administration
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6 May
Caitlyn Jenner to Hannity: "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless'"
Caitlyn Jenner explains that she's opposed to transgender girls playing sports against other girls. But then in the next breath she says she wants to be a role model for transgender girls.
"Forest management is extremely important" -- Caitlyn Jenner's comments about wildfires reminds me a lot of what Trump used to say about them
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30 Apr
Rudy Giuliani tells Tucker Carlson that he offered FBI agents Hunter Biden's hard drives while they raided his residence, but they wouldn't take them
Somehow Rudy Giuliani's interview with Tucker Carlson one day after the FBI raided his residence has become a forum for him to push conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden
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29 Apr
for the first time ever two women will be standing behind the president when he makes his #JointAddress tonight
Bernie and Biden fist-bump and hug
"Madame Vice President -- no president has ever said those words from this podium. No president has ever said those words, and it's about time" -- Biden
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23 Apr
Jen Psaki explains that there’s a difference between Biden making a diplomatic trip to Europe and everyday Americans taking trips there
“I’ve been doing this long enough not to comment on movements in the stock market”
“I know he thought he invented that, but” — some Trump shade from Jen Psaki
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20 Apr
Kamala Harris: "Black Americans, & black men in particular, have been treated throughout the course of our country as less than human. Black men are fathers & brothers & sons... their lives must be valued... We're all a part of George Floyd's legacy & our job now is to honor it."
Biden: "Systematic racism is a stain on our nation's soul, the knee on the neck of justice for black Americans. Profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that Black and brown Americans experience every single day ... today's verdict is a step forward."
Biden: "The guilty verdict does not bring back George, but through the family's pain they're finding purpose so George's legacy will not be just about his death but about what we must do in his memory."
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19 Apr
The prosecution's closing argument in the Derek Chauvin trial: "His name was George Perry Floyd Jr.”
Steve Schleicher: "The truth is the defendant was on top of [George Floyd] for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. And he had to know."
Steve Schleicher on defense's argument that George Floyd may have died from heart disease or a drug overdose while Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck: "Is that commonsense? Or is that nonsense?"
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14 Apr
John Cornyn grills assistant attorney general nominee Kristen Clarke about an article she wrote for her college paper, seemingly oblivious to the fact it was satire
"Ms. Clarke, I want to read a non-exhaustive list of elements of American society, elements that you have at one point or another described as 'racist'" -- Mike Lee
Tom Cotton is unhappy about comments Kristen Clarke has made suggesting that cops who shoot Black people should be prosecuted
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12 Apr
Brooklyn Center police chief says a cop shot and killed Daunte Wright by accident
Brooklyn Center chief Tim Gannon: "As I watch the video & listen to the officer's commands, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their taser but instead shot [Daunte] Wright with a single bullet. This appears to me... that this was an accidental discharge"
Brooklyn Center police also played the body cam video of Wright's shooting during this press conference. I am not going to post it, but it does show an officer repeatedly yelling "taser!" before shooting Daunte Wright.
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8 Apr
Dr. Martin Tobin: "Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen. And this caused damage to his brain that we see, and it also caused [an arrhythmia] that caused his heart to stop." #ChauvinTrial
“The toe of [Chauvin's] boot is no longer touching the ground. This means that all of his body weight is being directed down at Mr. Floyd’s neck" -- Dr. Martin Tobin
Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, tries to suggest that Covid may have been a contributing factor in George Floyd's death
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7 Apr
Night two of Gutfeld! is off to a rip roaring start
Gutfeld seems to have basically given up on trying to be funny
these crowd responses are paaaaaainful
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6 Apr
The right is starting to get better at comedy and it's making lefties nervous
reminder that this new Fox News show (Gutfeld!) is supposed to be funny
I think she was kidding. I think.
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2 Apr
Matt Gaetz's bestie Jim Jordan was just on Hannity, but of course Hannity didn't ask him about Gaetz (Gaetz hasn't been mentioned a single time on Fox News all day)
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was just on Hannity. He was not asked about Gaetz.
Fox News is giving Matt Gaetz the Soviet treatment. #canceled
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31 Mar
Matt Gaetz vows to Tucker Carlson he didn't "travel" with a 17-year-old, but his denial seems pretty specific and carefully worded
oh
"I'm not the only person on screen right now who has been falsely accused of a terrible sex act. You were accused of something you did not do" -- Matt Gaetz to Tucker Carlson
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30 Mar
Minneapolis firefighter Genevieve Clara Hansen becomes emotional testifying about cops impeded her efforts to try to save George Floyd's life
"Your question is unclear because you don't know my job."
"I got quite angry after Mr. Floyd was loaded into the ambulance, and there was no point in trying to reason with [the cops] anymore because they had just killed somebody." -- Minneapolis firefighter Genevieve Clara Hansen
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25 Mar
Biden begins his news conference by announcing that after meeting the goal of 100 million shots in 100 days, his new goal is to achieve 200 million shots in 100 days
Biden gets into some of the complexities surrounding immigration and the border, then asks @Yamiche, "am I giving you too long an answer? ... I don't know how much detail you want about immigration."
Biden says children are the only group of migrants officials won't let sit "on the other side of the Rio Grande by themselves with no help" -- Biden
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23 Mar
Sen. Blumenthal: "American awoke today to another nightmare...inaction has made this horror completely predictable. Inaction by this Congress makes us complicit...thoughts & prayers cannot save the eight victims in Atlanta or the ten last night, including a brave police officer"
An angry Ted Cruz says "what happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law abiding citizens."
"I don't apologize for thoughts or prayers" -- Ted Cruz
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22 Mar
This is almost exactly the same way Trump talked about immigrants in the June 2015 speech he gave to launch his presidential campaign
Bizarre: Harris Faulkner falsely reports live on air that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has resigned, then immediately walks it back
This was not "just announced." Trump is blatantly lying. But his lie gets 0 pushback from Harris Faulkner.
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19 Mar
Fox News has been talking about Putin challenging Biden to a debate for a day -- and they're rooting for Putin
They're rooting for Putin
Fox News has been parroting Russian propaganda for the better part of 2 days now
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17 Mar
"I now hold the Senate seat where Herman E. Talmadge sat. And that's why I love America" -- Sen. Raphael Warnock
"Because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton went to the polls in January and picked her youngest son to be a US senator" -- Warnock
"We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights unlike anything we've ever seen since the Jim Crow era. This is Jim Crow in new clothes" -- Warnock
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