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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy
A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, taking to the House floor on the eve of her near-certain ouster from a leadership post to warn that former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters are threatening to “undermine our democracy.”


Biden and McConnell may be friends, but can they cut a deal? - AP

More GOP states drop federal pandemic unemployment benefits early - CNN

Voting rights bill advances in Senate over GOP objections - CBS

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response - AP

Ransomware group follows through on threat to release personnel files of DC police officers - CNN

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs law to purge voters from permanent early voting list - ABC

'Rationals' vs. 'radicals': Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party - Reuters

Pipeline cyberattack fuels panic buying, gas shortages, hike in prices - ABC

Democrats' sweeping election overhaul bill hits roadblock with tie vote in Senate panel - NBC

Schumer says he will soon introduce a marijuana legalization bill - FOX

House Republicans will vote whether to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Here's what's at stake - CBS

In demoting Cheney, GOP holds on to Trump at risk of further alienating others - NBC

Marjorie Taylor Greene Goes Full Tinfoil Hat With Latest Display Of Willful Ignorance - HP

Arizona makes it easier to purge some from early voting list - AP

Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents - The Hill

178,622 attempted to cross US-Mexico border illegally in April - Wash. Examiner

Liz Cheney strikes defiant tone in floor speech on eve of her expected ousting from House GOP leadership - CNN

Migrant encounters rose again in April, but number of unaccompanied minors decreased: CBP data - FOX

Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists - AP

Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet - NBC

Five red states look to end $300 weekly unemployment benefit. Will others do the same? - NBC

What you need to know about the GOP-led election audit in Arizona - ABC

Local Oregon GOP Invited Proud Boy Security Team to Guard a Secret Meeting - DB

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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, May 10, 2021

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FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return
Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.


McCarthy sets Wednesday vote on Liz Cheney leadership ouster - AP

US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump - AP

Kinzinger: Cheney 'is being run out for one thing: her consistency' - CNN

Inside Arizona’s election audit, GOP fraud fantasies live on - AP

Republican says 'embarrassing' Arizona recount 'makes us look like idiots' - The Hill

In demoting Cheney, GOP holds on to Trump at risk of further alienating others - NBC

Congressional negotiators make progress on policing overhaul compromise - CBS

Top female GOP senator compares Cheney ousting to 'cancel culture' - The Hill

McConnell poised for starring role in voting bill fight - AP

Trump's sway still matters bigly for Biden agenda: The Note - ABC

Kinzinger defends Liz Cheney, says McCarthy ignored warnings about Jan. 6 violence - FOX

On-time delivery plunges at U.S. Postal Service, with 1 in 5 pieces of mail arriving late - CBS

Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up $4T package - The Hill

Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes - AP

GOP insists 'critical race theory' has no place in schools. What does that actually mean? - NBC

McConnell ups acceptable price tag for infrastructure package - CBS

Florida clears officials in treatment of Jeffrey Epstein - Politico

White House defends ethics waivers for ex-union officials, says they are 'in the interest of governing' - FOX

Capitol Police observed 200 Proud Boys well before the Capitol was breached, lawmaker says - CNN

Romney: Removing Cheney from House leadership will cost GOP election votes - The Hill

Top social media platforms ‘unsafe' for LGBTQ users, report finds - NBC

Biden pushes back as Republican-led states end increased unemployment benefits - CBS

Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats - AP

GOP weighs going bigger on infrastructure - Politico

US fuel pipeline hackers 'didn't mean to create problems' - BBC...

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Spooky 'Finding Nemo' fish washes up on California beach

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Norman Lloyd: Tributes paid to Hitchcock and St Elsewhere actor following his death at 106

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He worked with Hitchcock, played tennis with Chaplin and made his final film with Judd Apatow.
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Israeli and Palestinian violence pulls US focus back to Middle East, despite Biden's plans

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Washington (CNN)Entering office, President Joe Biden hoped to shift US foreign policy away from the Middle East and toward areas he thought of as more modern-day threats: China, Russia and cyberspace.

But as some of the worst violence in years breaks out between Israelis and Palestinians, the region's long-entrenched battles are dragging Biden back in, forcing a delicate political balance and laying bare the difficulties he and his predecessors have all faced in handling the decades-old conflict.

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Biden administration winds down Trump's pandemic food box program

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As the country slowly climbs out of the pandemic, the Biden administration is ending a program that delivered nearly 167 million boxes of fresh food to families in need and helped farmers sell their produce at a time when supply chain disruptions forced them to dump milk and destroy their crops.
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Have you applied for FEMA's Covid funeral assistance program? Tell us about it

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(CNN)The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a program in April to help people pay for funeral expenses for loved ones lost to Covid-19.

Applicants, who must call FEMA's 844-684-6333 hotline, can receive up to $9,000 per funeral and $35,500 per application. Covered expenses include the transfer of remains, burial plot, casket, clergy services, cremation and headstone, among other costs.

Have you applied for assistance? We want to hear from you.
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Cheney shames colleagues who will purge her for disloyalty to Trump

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(CNN)Liz Cheney won't move on and stop speaking about the threat to American democracy posed by Donald Trump for a simple reason: It hasn't gone away.

In a short, powerful speech late Tuesday, the lawmaker from Wyoming shamed colleagues who will vote on Wednesday to strip her of her No. 3 House GOP leadership post, showing the guts to speak truth to the ex-President's malevolent power that most Republicans lack.

History is likely to remember her remarks far longer than the tortured explanations of Republican power brokers -- like Minority Leader...
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Liz Cheney expected to lose House Republican leadership post over feud with Trump

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(CNN)Rep. Liz Cheney is expected to lose her post in the House Republican leadership on Wednesday after publicly rejecting for months former President Donald Trump's lie that he won the 2020 presidential election.

House Republicans are instead likely to replace her with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has a less conservative voting record than Cheney but has emerged as one of Trump's top defenders. Cheney defended herself in a speech on Tuesday evening.

"We must speak the truth," Cheney said. "Our election was not stolen. And America has not...
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Top congressional leaders to meet with Biden for the first time in crucial week for his infrastructure plan

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(CNN)President Joe Biden faces a crucial moment on Wednesday in what is shaping up as an important week for his infrastructure priorities when he holds his first bipartisan meeting with the top four members of congressional leadership at the White House.

According to the White House, the meeting will include Vice President Kamala Harris; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican; and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...
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Democratic fissures start to show after Biden's first 100 days

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Fissures within the Democratic Party are starting to open up after a three-month period in which liberals and centrists showed impressive unity at the opening of Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE’s presidency.

Democrats rallied around one another in the divisive months after Biden’s victory over former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get...
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Rand Paul takes sides in Ohio GOP Senate nomination battle

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EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Rand Paul is weighing in on the increasingly crowded GOP Senate primary field in Ohio in the 2022 race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

Fox News has learned that the two-term, libertarian-minded senator from Kentucky and 2016 Republican presidential contender is endorsing Cleveland businessman and 2018 Ohio Republican Senate candidate Mike Gibbons.

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"Mike Gibbons is a liberty minded, fiscal and constitutional conservative who will stand up for our Bill of...
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Battered Biden under siege as crises confound the White House

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Memo to President Biden: Life moves pretty fast, and now the world is on fire.

Israel is erupting, Americans are utterly confused when masks should be worn for COVID-19 protection and then there are the agita-inducing long lines for gasoline.

And that was just Tuesday.

A lot has changed in a matter of days.

Friday was supposed to be a glorious day for Biden. The latest employment numbers were set to be released, and economists were gushing that a million new jobs had likely been created in April by exuberant employers and their newly vaccinated...
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Top law enforcement officials to testify on domestic violent extremism

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Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are set to testify in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
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GOP Poised To Oust Cheney From Leadership Over Her Criticism Of Trump

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For the second time this year, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming faces a vote from her fellow House Republicans to remove her as conference chair. But this time, she does so without the support of top Republicans such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is openly endorsing a candidate to supplant her.

McCarthy, who helped Cheney thwart a vote to remove her from House GOP leadership in February, sent a letter Monday to rank-and-file Republicans announcing a conference vote Wednesday on Cheney's position.

"If we are to succeed in stopping the...
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South Carolina Governor Bans Mask Mandates

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a coronavirus mandate Tuesday preventing schools and local governments from creating mask mandates. His order also bans the use of so-called "vaccine passports" in the state.

Under the 15 page executive order, parents — not public school officials or school districts — will decide whether their student wears a mask in class.

"We have known for months that our schools are some of the safest places when it comes to COVID-19," said McMaster in a statement. "With every adult in our state having the opportunity...
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For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business

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Sayer Ji is a 48-year-old proponent of what he calls natural medicine.

"My parents didn't know about natural medicine, so it really wasn't until I was 17 that I learned some basic principles of nutrition and self care," he told attendees at a recent virtual conference. "I was liberated from needing pharmaceutical medicines."

Ji was also there promoting his website, full of natural remedies and reams of anti-vaccine misinformation. He sells subscriptions for anywhere from $75 to $850 a year.

He is one of many anti-vaccine advocates with a business...
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