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How a Bargain-Basement Internet Conspiracy Theorist Rode the QAnon Wave to the Edge of Congress

At an indoor, largely maskless victory party in August, Marjorie Taylor Greene had a message for her detractors. Greene, a bargain-basement conspiracy theorist, had handily won her primary runoff, despite warnings from a handful of spooked Republican activists. In her heavily red corner of Georgia, the nomination…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Stop Calling Members of Congress Who Aren’t Yours

Calling your elected officials at the federal, state, or local level is a quick and effective way to advocate for issues you care about. But what you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) do is contact members of Congress—whether senators or House representatives—who don’t actually represent you.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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U.S. Congress Members Request Blizzard Reverse Hearthstone Pro’s Suspension

Today, United States Congressmen Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio signed a bi-partisan letter addressed to Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, over the recent suspension of professional Hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The USA Congressional Black Caucus pushes for A$AP Rocky’s prison release

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the USA congress, disclosed to TMZ in a brief video interview that he and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be continuing to “weigh in forcefully [to the Swedish government] until A$AP Rocky is free.” The American rapper had been arrested in Stockholm earlier in July 2019 […]

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The USA Congressional Black Caucus pushes for A$AP Rocky’s prison release

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the USA congress, disclosed to TMZ in a brief video interview that he and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be continuing to “weigh in forcefully [to the Swedish government] until A$AP Rocky is free.” The American rapper had been arrested in Stockholm earlier in July 2019 […]

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U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried

Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill that will ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions, spoke to Kotaku yesterday…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Idea Is Just PLANE Stupid

Congressional leaders have agreed to a deal to fund the government past this Friday, but given that they also did that before the recent, record-breaking government shutdown, and that Donald Trump is already grumbling about the deal, nothing is guaranteed.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Cowardly Republican Mark Harris Trips Fire Alarm Fleeing From Reporters

Last month, the North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously refused to certify the election of Republican Congressman-elect Mark Harris, who beat his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready, by about 900 votes. Harris, the only representative not to be seated when the new Congress convened …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Democrats Are About To Seriously Humiliate Trump Over His Border Wall

As the stock market tumbles, the Mueller probe finale looms, and the reality of a Democratic controlled House sets in, Donald Trump is finding himself in an increasingly isolated political position. Having recklessly shut down the federal government over his inability to secure funding for his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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BREAKING: Democrats Take The House In 2018 Midterms, Republicans Take Senate

It is now official, the Democrats will take control of the House in the 2018 midterms, and the Republicans will hold the Senate. We reported earlier that Fox News had called the House it for the Democrats, but now MSNBC has officially called it too.  Just minutes ago, MSNBC also called the … Continue reading

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Trump and Congress Just Made it Easier for Auto Lenders to Discriminate Against People of Color

You know who has it really hard these days? Banks and car dealers who want to discriminate against their customers. Luckily, the little guys (who, to be clear, are banks and car dealers, and definitely not the people they’re discriminating against) finally have politicians willing to fight for them: President Donald…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Republican Congressional Candidate Kicks Trans Woman Out of Denny’s Bathroom

This week, long shot Republican congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra broadcast a Facebook live video from a Denny’s in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she stalked a trans woman into the ladies’ room and harassed her until she left. Saavedra, a Trump supporter who is running to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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