Mitch McConnell promises to vote for Trump in 2024, after saying Trump was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot

Last week, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell condemned Trump after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol. It was “a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty,” McConnell said. “Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

Yesterday, though, he pledged his vote to Trump, who is all but certain to win the party’s nomination in 2024: “Absolutely.”

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Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing echo chamber (Sean Illing Interviews Paul Matzko)

It’s hard to appreciate the reach of talk radio if, like me, you don’t listen to it and don’t know anyone who does. Although the industry has been ailing over the last several years, tens of millions of Americans still listen to it each week (a precise number is hard to come by, but it’s massive) and many of them are listening to a lot of it. For better or worse, talk radio does as much to shape the reality of millions of Americans as any other medium in the country.

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Biden nominees who aren’t white men are mysteriously facing tough confirmation fights

For some reason, the Biden nominees facing the toughest confirmation fights are women of color. And it’s not just Republicans—conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin more or less tanked Neera Tanden’s nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and is publicly hesitating about Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination for secretary of the interior. 

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Flattened Earth: The Glorious Larp

Flattened Earth is the world’s first historic reenactment band. It is NOT a tribute. We were inspired by the story of Jon Schaffer, confederate flag guitar enthusiast and leader of mid-to-low tier metal band Iced Earth. Now that his band and the events at the capitol are history, this is our musical conception of his experience.

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Senate votes in favor of calling witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

The Senate on Saturday voted to begin the process of calling witnesses as part of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

The Senate can vote by a simple majority to call specific witnesses.

The surprise move throws a wrench into the trial, which was expected to end with a vote on whether to convict the former president by Saturday afternoon. It is unclear how long the process will last or how many witnesses will testify.

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Impeachment managers plan to zero in on Trump’s lack of remorse today

Former Republican House Rep. Charlie Dent confirmed to CNN that he and about 120 Republicans held a conversation last Friday about whether to form a new party or a new faction within the Republican Party that would operate independently from the GOP.

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