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University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani
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University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had their honorary degrees revoked by the University of Rhode Island on Friday, the university announced. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to revoke the degrees following a recommendation by the school’s honorary degree committee after a “comprehensive¬†and objective review” in December.…READ MORE

Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising
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Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising

A lawyer for Sidney Powell, a well-known, Trump-connected attorney, acknowledged that her organization’s fundraising connected to the 2020 election is subject to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. Powell’s lawyer, Howard Kleinhendler, told CNN that his client “is cooperating” with the investigation into her organization, Defending the Republic, by the US Attorney’s Office in the District…READ MORE

DOJ seeks to block subpoena for Trump deposition
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DOJ seeks to block subpoena for Trump deposition

The Justice Department is seeking to block, for now, a subpoena to depose former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit brought by former FBI agent Peter Strzok. The department argues in a court filling Friday that Strzok has not shown that Trump “possesses directly relevant information that cannot be obtained from other sources.” In summer…READ MORE

Politico: Draft Trump executive order in December 2020 would’ve directed Pentagon to seize voting machines and hunt for fraud
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Politico: Draft Trump executive order in December 2020 would’ve directed Pentagon to seize voting machines and hunt for fraud

A draft executive order that then-President Donald Trump considered signing in December 2020 would’ve directed the Pentagon to seize voting machines in key states and hunt for evidence of fraud, according to a draft published by Politico. Trump never signed the executive order. But it would’ve directed the Secretary of Defense to “seize, collect, retain…READ MORE

March for Life anti-abortion activists ready for the ‘tipping point’ of a Supreme Court ruling gutting Roe
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March for Life anti-abortion activists ready for the ‘tipping point’ of a Supreme Court ruling gutting Roe

Attendees of Friday’s March for Life, an annual anti-abortion march in Washington that marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, were optimistic that this year’s march would be the last with Roe on the books. They were marching toward a Supreme Court that has before it a case where the conservative…READ MORE

McConnell defends civil rights record after ‘inadvertent’ comment sparks backlash
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McConnell defends civil rights record after ‘inadvertent’ comment sparks backlash

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell defended himself against what he called a “deeply offensive” and “outrageous mischaracterization” of his record on voting rights and race relations, after he had “inadvertently” omitted a word in a comment earlier this week, which sparked a massive backlash on social media. “This outrageous mischaracterization of my record as a…READ MORE

House January 6 committee now has all the White House records Trump tried to block
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House January 6 committee now has all the White House records Trump tried to block

The House select committee investigating January 6 has received all 700-plus pages from the National Archives that former President Donald Trump had tried to block the panel from receiving. A spokesperson for the National Archives told CNN, “Yesterday evening NARA provided the Select Committee with all the records at issue in the litigation.” The Supreme…READ MORE

Judge in Texas blocks enforcement of federal employee vaccine mandate nationwide
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Judge in Texas blocks enforcement of federal employee vaccine mandate nationwide

A Texas federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine mandate for federal employees, dealing another blow to President Joe Biden’s campaign to increase the country’s lackluster vaccination rate. Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown called the mandate an overstep of presidential authority and cited the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down…READ MORE