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Alex Jones Hammered As Sandy Hook Family Awarded $45.2 Million In Damages

The plaintiff's lawyer asked the jury to send a message to Alex Jones, and they did by awarding $45.2 million in punitive damages.

The Law Is Coming For Madison Cawthorn After He Illegally Spent Campaign Funds

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) went on a spending spree and burned through money that was for the general election only, and now the FEC is threatening him.

Lindsey Graham Is So Mad About Reconciliation Bill That He Is Threatening Joe Manchin

Sen. Lindsey Graham is so upset that Democrats are going to pass a bill to help the American people that he is threatening Sen. Joe Manchin.

Rick Scott Gave A Speech At CPAC That Was So Off The Rails That The Audience Stopped Clapping

CPAC has become the far right's gathering place, but Sen. Rick Scott was so out there that he lost the audience.

Democrats’ big climate and budget bill is one step closer to becoming a reality

A recent announcement from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema clears a major hurdle.

The Inflation Reduction Act, explained

The climate bill is also a health care bill (and it does a few things on taxes, too).

What it took to get Sinema to support the Inflation Reduction Act

As the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act advances, it's worth appreciating what it took to get Kyrsten Sinema's support — and what's likely to happen now.

What Was Revealed About Alex Jones’s Net Worth and More in His Trial

The closely watched proceedings delved into Mr. Jones’s finances and included text messages that his lawyers had accidentally sent to attorneys for the families of Sandy Hook victims.

Democrats’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand

Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.

Progressives Embrace Climate and Tax Deal, Despite Disappointments

Liberal Democrats who once demanded a far more ambitious plan appear ready to support a climate, health and tax package that could be their party’s last chance to enact some of its agenda.

The Carried Interest Loophole Survives Another Political Battle

The latest effort to narrow the preferential tax treatment used by private equity executives failed after Senator Kyrsten Sinema objected.

Analysis | What would happen if a state official refused to certify an election?

There are backstops in place — for now — protecting our elections if Lake, Mark Finchem or another official went rogue and refused to certify the results.

Alex Jones' company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' primary company filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, an unexpected move that comes as a trial is underway in Texas to determine how much in damages he will have to pay the families of two Sandy Hook victims who sued and won a default judgment against him.

‘There’s Never Been Anybody Like Him in the United States Senate’

Raphael Warnock won his seat running as an activist preacher. To keep it he’ll have to persuade voters he’s the rare senator who actually gets stuff done.

Energy & Environment — Sinema says yes to climate, tax deal

Senators are preparing to vote on historic climate legislation after all 50 Democrats say “yes.” Meanwhile, China ceases climate and military cooperation with the United States over Speaker Nancy P…

Matt Larkin wins GOP nomination to challenge Washington Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier

Attorney Matt Larkin has won the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, setting up a competitive House race as Republicans try to claim a majority in the chamber.

Pro-impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse beats Trump-backed GOP Washington primary foe

Rep. Dan Newhouse survived the first round of a Republican primary challenge in Washington's 4th Congressional District on Friday, advancing to the November ballot in a race that was a test of political fortunes for GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Marjorie Taylor Greene defends Alex Jones at CPAC

DALLAS — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) defended Alex Jones at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, the same day he was ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a victim of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Jihadi leader among 10 killed in airstrikes and rocket attacks in Gaza

Ten people, including a senior jihadi leader, were killed after Israel launched a new wave of airstrikes and Palestinian Authority militants sent rocket attacks into Gaza, stoking fears of a renewed war between the bitter enemies.

Senate Dems Cancel COVID Testing to Ram Through Reconciliation Bill

Senate Democrats have reportedly canceled their coronavirus testing policy over the weekend to ram through a reconciliation bill.

Roger Stone Seems To Be Getting Ready For Jail By Claiming Alex Jones Lawyer Set Him Up

Roger Stone seems to be preparing a criminal defense or at least an excuse by claiming that the lawyer for Alex Jones set him up.

Why Alex Jones’ phone matters beyond the Sandy Hook trials

His cell phone data appears to prove he lied about Sandy Hook and his finances. Could it also help Jan. 6 investigators or even lead to criminal charges?

Jury Orders Alex Jones to Pay $45.2 Million in Sandy Hook Case

The parents of a child killed in the school shooting were awarded the punitive damages at the conclusion of the defamation trial against the conspiracy theorist.

A jury finds Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim

A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis.

Democrats Join the Global War on Free Enterprise | RealClearPolitics

Democrats Join the Global War on Free Enterprise | RealClearPolitics

Zelensky accuses Russia of shelling own positions at nuclear plant

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of shelling their own positions around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, risking a nuclear catastrophe.

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