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Vermont Lifts COVID Restrictions, 1st State to Vaccinate 80% of Eligible Population

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday announced he was lifting all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, effective immediately, after the state crossed a major vaccination milestone. Scott said the move was possible because the state had reached its goal of having 80% of its eligible population receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vermont Lifts COVID Restrictions, 1st State to Vaccinate 80% of Eligible Population

YouTube took down Ron Johnson's controversial remarks on COVID-19. The Milwaukee Press Club has reposted the entire interview.

The full video was also taken down from the press club's YouTube site, with an accompanying message that said it was removed "for violating YouTube's community guidelines." In a statement issued Sunday, the press club said: "As an organization that includes journalists as well as others who strongly support our nation’s First Amendment, the Milwaukee Press Club believes it is extremely important to provide information on topics of interest regardless of their political perspective.

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YouTube took down Ron Johnson's controversial remarks on COVID-19. The Milwaukee Press Club has reposted the entire interview.

What Ann Romney, a mother of 5, thinks about the term ‘birthing person’

A mother of five sons, Ann Romney is taking issue with the Biden administration’s use of the term “birthing person” in its federal budget proposal. “I’m not the ‘birthing person’ of five boys, I’m their mother.

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What Ann Romney, a mother of 5, thinks about the term ‘birthing person’

Trump furious at Republican candidates faking his endorsement, report claims

Former president’s campaign staff has sent cease and desist letters to candidates claiming they have his support Watergate-era lawyer digs into bombshell new Trump scandal Former President Donald Trump is reportedly angry after learning Republican candidates for elected offices are claiming he has endorsed them – even though he has not.

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Trump furious at Republican candidates faking his endorsement, report claims

Mitch McConnell is telling on himself and his party. Democrats don’t want to hear it

Only one person seems to fully understand what this means, and that’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mitch McConnell is telling us exactly who he is, and too many Democrats are refusing to listen. Asked today by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt whether he would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in 2024 should Republicans reclaim the majority, he said, “I think it’s highly unlikely.” McConnell then refused to comment one way or the other on whether he’d confirm Joe Biden’s hypothetical nominee in 2023.

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Mitch McConnell is telling on himself and his party. Democrats don’t want to hear it

Mitch McConnell gives 'maybe 50-50' odds of bipartisan infrastructure deal as Democrats say they won't drop climate initiatives

McConnell took a dour view on the likelihood of a bipartisan Senate group succeeding with an infrastructure bill. He told a conservative radio host that its odds were "maybe 50-50." Pelosi signaled she's unwilling to strike a deal with Republicans if it meant substantially cutting the package.

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Mitch McConnell gives 'maybe 50-50' odds of bipartisan infrastructure deal as Democrats say they won't drop climate initiatives

Parents complain after unvaccinated teens get marked with sharpie at prom

‘You had to produce your papers, and if you didn’t produce your papers, you were branded,’ Republican state rep says Parents complain after unvaccinated students get marked with sharpie at prom Parents of students at a New Hampshire high school have complained after teens were marked with a sharpie to identify them as unvaccinated at prom.

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Parents complain after unvaccinated teens get marked with sharpie at prom

Eva Guzman joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Eva Guzman, the former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, has filed paperwork to run for state attorney general. On Friday, Guzman, a Republican, filed what is known as a campaign treasurer appointment form with the Texas Ethics Commission, saying she is seeking the office of attorney general, according to a copy of the form obtained by The Texas Tribune.

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Eva Guzman joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Pennsylvania Republicans eye referendums to get past vetoes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are increasingly looking to take a different avenue to write laws, voter referendums, to get around Gov. Tom Wolf and make policy that the Democrat cannot block with his veto pen. “So the governor’s going to veto that,” one of the sponsors, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, told the audience Friday at the annual conservative gathering, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.

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Pennsylvania Republicans eye referendums to get past vetoes

McConnell warns he's willing to intervene in 2022 GOP primaries

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned on Monday that he and his allies are willing to step into Republican Senate primaries to try to prevent a candidate they view as unelectable in November 2022 from advancing. McConnell, during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, was asked if he and the Senate Leadership Fund, an outside group closely aligned with the Kentucky Republican, would be willing to intervene in 2022 Republican primaries.

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McConnell warns he's willing to intervene in 2022 GOP primaries

Five Nights At Freddy's creator 'won't apologise' for donating to Donald Trump

Five Nights at Freddy's. (Scott Cawthon) Scott Cawthon, the creator of the popular horror video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s, has said he “won’t apologise” for funding Republican politicians, including Donald Trump. The animator and designer came under fire last week for donations to various US politicians.

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Five Nights At Freddy's creator 'won't apologise' for donating to Donald Trump

Republicans eliminate proposed DNR programs from budget, including several measures to fight 'forever chemical' contaminations

Republican lawmakers in charge of the state's budget-writing process eliminated a number of key initiatives aimed at confronting a growing number of "forever chemical" contaminations across the state. Previously removed from the budget were several other measures, including standards for PFAS, measures to force businesses found to have released the chemicals into the environment to take responsibility and funding for certified PFAS testing labs and hazardous substance discharge investigations.

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Republicans eliminate proposed DNR programs from budget, including several measures to fight 'forever chemical' contaminations

Maybe We’re Asking Vaccine Skeptics the Wrong Question

There’s a better way to frame their options. Mike Fesi, a Republican state senator in Louisiana, didn’t trust coronavirus vaccines. So earlier this year, when his colleagues seized their chance to get inoculated against the virus, Fesi refused. He figured he didn’t need the vaccines, and he claimed, without evidence, that they had killed a friend of his family.

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Maybe We’re Asking Vaccine Skeptics the Wrong Question

Anti-vax groups rack up victories against Covid-19 push

The partisan divide over the country's pandemic response has reinvigorated the anti-vaccine movement nationwide, with mostly Republican lawmakers in nearly 40 states backing bills to restrict Covid-19 vaccine mandates or vaccine passports. Anti-vaccine fervor that was previously concentrated in specific communities — like Orthodox Jews in New Jersey and New York, and Somali immigrants in Minnesota — spread more widely during the pandemic as the U.S. government urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Anti-vax groups rack up victories against Covid-19 push

Ron Johnson Says Many January 6 Rioters 'Weren't Violent' and 'Stayed Within Roped Lines'

Republican Senator Ron Johnson on Sunday said that January 6 didn't look like an "armed insurrection" because many people weren't violent and stayed "within the roped lines in the Rotunda." Johnson explained that he believes "it's extremely important to create an accurate historical record of exactly what happened so the false narrative—that there were thousands of armed insurrectionists—doesn't last."

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Ron Johnson Says Many January 6 Rioters 'Weren't Violent' and 'Stayed Within Roped Lines'

Senator Ron Johnson warns of 'unequal administration of justice' after claiming Capitol riot suspects sit in jail while BLM and antifa protesters are released

Republican Senator Ron Johnson claims that an 'unequal administration of justice' is being applied to Capitol riot suspects versus BLM protesters Johnson and four other senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding he treat the alleged insurrectionists more fairly Some of their concerns were that the riot suspects were sitting in jail and being held in solitary confinement

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Senator Ron Johnson warns of 'unequal administration of justice' after claiming Capitol riot suspects sit in jail while BLM and antifa protesters are released

Key Republican: Putin meeting will be most 'important' and 'dangerous' of Biden trip

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee predicted President Biden's trip to Geneva and meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the most "important" and "dangerous" of his young presidency. "I think it's important we work with our NATO allies.

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Key Republican: Putin meeting will be most 'important' and 'dangerous' of Biden trip

Five Nights at Freddy's creator confirms claims he has financially backed Donald Trump

"If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon has said he "won't apologise for" funding US Republican candidates, including Donald Trump, but acknowledged that "with so many people from the LGBT community in the fanbase that I love", it was "not an option" to ignore fan backlash about his political beliefs.

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Five Nights at Freddy's creator confirms claims he has financially backed Donald Trump

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Controversies over the handling of sex abuse cases and critical race theory are likely to dominate the Southern Baptists' annual meeting, set to begin Tuesday As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant denomination in a conflict that can look more political than theological.

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Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Op-Ed: My front row seat to the radicalization of the Republican Party

Since before he became president, Joe Biden has told crowds, “Folks, this is not your father’s Republican Party.” As a political reporter, I’d been hearing that lament since the late 1990s, from far better sources — those Republican fathers’ sons and daughters.

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Op-Ed: My front row seat to the radicalization of the Republican Party