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February 9, 2021

JUST IN: The Daily Beast's "motion for attorneys' fees and costs" was granted - leaving Fox News...

JUST IN: The Daily Beast's "motion for attorneys’ fees and costs" was granted - leaving Fox News contributor Dan Bongino having to pay The Daily Beast's legal fees after losing a defamation case he filed against them. He is ordered to pay The Daily Beast $31,835.00.


February 9, 2021

I think it's clear that @DianeSawyer owes Britney Spears an apology.

I watched the documentary last night... the degree to which she was under a microscope was absolutely appalling. I can't imagine seeing any other outcome that didn't involve the emergence of mental health issues. And fuck her father's conservatorship.

And this:

The fuck (not to mention all the questions regarding her virginity)?!
February 9, 2021

Claudia Conway to Appear on New Season of 'American Idol'

During Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, ABC debuted a new promo for the upcoming season of American Idol that boasted “Big Changes” and “Bigger Surprises” before revealing a clip of 16-year-old Claudia Conway walking on stage to audition for the competition series. Cut to the shocked faces of judges Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie.

The daughter of #NeverTrump Republican strategist George Conway and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Claudia Conway made waves with shocking allegations against her mother earlier this year. She first teased a potential appearance on the show last fall in a video with Perry on her popular TikTok account.

“Claudia and her siblings are taught to be independent self-starters and free thinkers who dream big and aim high. She sets goals and works toward them. Of course, American Idol is next level!” Kellyanne Conway said at the time. “We are proud of Claudia for entering the arena and sharing her beautiful voice and inspirational message about mental health with others.”

February 9, 2021

'Constitutional sheriffs' ask Michigan police to stand against Biden, COVID-19 orders

One day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf advertised lessons on how to stand up against “tyranny” represented by the new president.

The six-week online course is a product sold by the Constitutional Sheriff and Peace Officers Association, an activist organization that claims county sheriffs hold power that can’t be challenged by any government official, even the president. The CSPOA has close ties to far-right groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol and a network of activists spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and presidential election.

“We’ve already seen the tyranny that has been happening with government orders since the whole COVID-19 thing started,” read the post shared on Leaf’s Facebook page. “With Joe Biden as president, it won’t get better unless we the people do something about it. It’s time for all patriots to become educated on the Constitution and their rights and begin standing up and taking action, now more than ever before.”

Lane Crothers, a professor at Illinois State University who studies far-right social movements, said the CSPOA argues sheriffs have the right to selectively enforce laws based on their interpretation of the constitution. This usually comes in the form of gun control laws and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The constitutional sheriffs are not specifically a militia movement, but they are linked to power structures,” Crothers said. “That has real implications for how law enforcement works and it speaks more broadly to my sense that they’re trying to carve out zones where they can do whatever they want.”

February 8, 2021

BREAKING -- @OversightDems launch investigation into Parler's Financing, Ties to Foreign Entities,

BREAKING -- @OversightDem launch investigation into Parler's Financing, Ties to Foreign Entities, and aborted deal with social media influencer Donald Trump.

Read the Document Request: https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat


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