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Georgia’s Record-Breaking Early Voting Turnout Defies ‘Voter Suppression’ Accusations

Georgia’s Record-Breaking Early Voting Turnout Defies ‘Voter Suppression’ Accusations

By Tom Ozimek Early voting in Georgia broke records this week despite last year’s adoption of election integrity measures that critics derided as “voter suppression” and President Joe Biden called a “blatant attack” on the Constitution and compared to a Jim Crow-era relic. More than 710,000 people had voted early in Georgia’s primary election as of May 19, according to the…

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Hillary Clinton Approved Giving Trump-Russia Allegations to Reporter: Testimony

By John Haughey and Zachary Stieber WASHINGTON—Hillary Clinton greenlighted the plan to give allegations against Donald Trump to a reporter ahead of the 2016 election, Clinton’s campaign manager testified in federal court on May 20. “We told her we have this and we want to share it with a reporter. She agreed to that,” said Robby Mook, the campaign…

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Florida Court Overturns Ruling on DeSantis Redistricting Map

By Caden Pearson A Florida appeals court ruled Friday to reinstate a redrawn congressional map that Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed ahead of the 2022 midterm elections after it was struck down by a lower court judge on May 11. DeSantis sought to redraw the north Florida district of Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, arguing the district was…

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Trump Lawyers Demand Intelligence Agencies Punish Ex-employees Who Claimed Russians Were Behind Hunter Biden Laptop

By Zachary Stieber The former employees at the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies should be punished for claiming stories about emails on a computer belonging to President Joe Biden’s son were part of a Russian scheme, lawyers for former President Donald Trump said. Top officials at the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the…

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S&P 500 Falls Into Bear Market as Recession Fears Deepen

By Andrew Moran For the first time since 2020, the S&P 500 Index has fallen into a bear market as investors’ recession fears continue to mount. The S&P 500, which market analysts consider the best measurement of the overall U.S. stock market, tumbled about 2 percent on Friday, trading around 3,800. Year-to-date, the index is down 20 percent. Some…

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Elon Musk Calls ESG ‘A Scam’ After S&P Index Drops Tesla

By Nathan Worcester Elon Musk called the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scoring “a scam” in a series of Twitter posts on May 18, citing S&P Global’s inclusion of ExxonMobil Corporation in its ESG Index while his own electric car company, Tesla Motors, was removed. “Exxon is rated top ten best in world for environment, social…

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New York Times Falsely Reports Thousands of Children Have Died From COVID-Linked Syndrome

By Zachary Stieber The New York Times on May 19 falsely reported that thousands of children have died during the pandemic from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare syndrome that develops in some youth following COVID-19. In a story reported by Apoorva Mandavilli, the paper stated that “nearly 4,000 children aged 5 to 11 have died from” MIS-C. According…

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DeSantis Braces for End of Title 42, Promising New Legislation

By Jannis Falkenstern PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—In preparation for the potential influx of illegal aliens that would result from the Biden administration’s ending Title 42, Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed he would be ready and do everything in his power to protect Floridians. “When Title 42 ends, you’re going to see a major flood of people going across…

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Americans Should Prepare for a ‘Very Serious Recession’ Later This Year: Venture Capitalist

By Jack Phillips The U.S. economy is heading for a “very serious” recession later this year that may be the “worst downturn” since the late 1990s, according to a venture capitalist. Craft Ventures co-founder and general partner David Sacks said that “sentiment is so negative” right now “because the market has sort of collectively realized that the…

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Judge Denies Former Clinton Lawyer’s Request for Mistrial

By John Haughey and Zachary Stieber WASHINGTON—A federal judge on May 19 denied a request for a mistrial from the former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who is on trial for allegedly lying to the FBI. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, the Obama appointee overseeing the case, agreed to strike certain portions of testimony delivered Wednesday by Marc Elias but rejected the request…

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Florida Gov. DeSantis: Biden Should Get ‘Honorary Membership’ With Mexican Cartels

By Jay Clemons Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Biden White House on multiple fronts Wednesday, taking aim at President Joe Biden’s “bad policies” with the economy, energy, infrastructure, and the handling of COVID-19. But DeSantis’ most memorable quip might have been reserved for the Biden administration’s approach to overseeing the U.S.-Mexico border. “[President] Biden should be…

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