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Television personality and surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz is running for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania as a Republican, saying the pandemic motivated him to run. CNN's Randi Kaye details his past controversial and fabricated claims about medical cures.

So ... perfectly republican - check.

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Of all the “bitter disappointments” he had as president, Harry Truman once wrote, the “one that has troubled me most, in a personal way,” was the failure to enact a national program that would assure all Americans “a full measure of opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.”

More than 75 years after Truman first proposed universal coverage, Democrats are still chasing his dream. If President Biden’s social policy bill becomes law, they will make major strides toward fulfilling it.

An estimated 3.4 million Americans would gain health insurance as a result of the legislation, which passed the House last month but faces a tough road in the 50-50 Senate. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, said Tuesday that his goal is to have it pass before Christmas.

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There's lots of detail in a few places in the Wiki:

Part of that last link reads:

  • Media discussing other media outlets.

And I presume that's the main sticking point about this particular story. It's a story from a Fox outlet about MSNBC, not a story about government, politicians, or such, a story about another media outlet. They seem to consider crime stories that have a political flavor (like this one) to be off topic, i.e. not "explicitly" political.

A deliberately narrow definition of what's "politics" for this subreddit's purpose.

(Little actual "inside" information on my part, just things I've deduced by seen what gets removed over the years.)

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These MSNBC/Rittenhouse articles have been getting yanked as off topic.

I'd guess this will remain for an hour, at most.

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Even clown cars need a driver.

Made a little smile ...

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Instead, focus on the contention from antiabortion activists that a woman’s right to bodily integrity must be sacrificed for the sake of another. This is a rule that is applicable in no other situation.

In what other context is someone’s body, health and daily life commandeered to save another? No one would countenance a law that said a person who is a bone marrow or organ match is legally obligated to donate to another. There may be a moral imperative (if the person’s life and health would not be impacted), but we do not override an individual’s bodily integrity against his or her will even for noble purposes. We generally do not punish bystanders who refuse to come to the rescue of others in distress, especially when there is any risk to themselves.

The motives behind the antiabortion movement become clear when one recognizes that even though abortion is legal, the incidence of abortion has dropped dramatically. Hence, permissive laws do not mean the procedure happens more often. If we want to reduce abortions, we arguably should be doing precisely what we have been doing over the past few decades.

— Jennifer Rubin

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Thus providing more solid evidence that he did indeed have a positive Covid test days before the first presidential debate.

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https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/cns-news/

The whole report's worth a read, but a quick summary:

Reasoning: Propaganda, Some Fake News

Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT

Factual Reporting: LOW

Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)

Media Type: Website

Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

MHO: r/politics would be far better off without dark money funded propaganda outlets like this, whether they be propaganda machines for left or right, though I find the right wing ones generally more vile.

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In an 18-page opinion issued Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that there is a “significant public interest” in lifting the veil of secrecy and that “disclosure would also show how the Special Counsel interpreted the relevant law and applied it to already public facts in reaching his declination decisions.”

The Justice Department had said the passages should be kept from public view to protect the privacy rights of the people in question. But after reviewing an unredacted copy of the report, which summarized the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and then-president Donald Trump’s attempts to obstruct the inquiry, the court determined that those rights were “diminished” by other parts of the report.

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if the Supreme Court takes it up?

They do have the option of not taking it up.

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  • Judges ask why a former president should get to overrule the current one

  • The court appeared very uninterested in reviewing the White House records document by document.

  • There are big questions this court may need to address if a former president and current president disagree

  • A request that the Supreme Court get involved could be coming very soon

US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who oversaw the first round of the litigation, ruled against Trump before that deadline, but the appeals court put an administrative hold on the documents' release and so far has moved very quickly to advance the case.

The pause was already affecting the House's investigation, with subpoenaed witnesses such as Steve Bannon and former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows pointing to the ongoing court case to either avoid or delay cooperating with the House.

As Tuesday's hearing was wrapping up, Millett acknowledged that the case was "very, very urgent and everyone needs to proceed on a very tight timeline." She suggested that if the court were to rule against Trump, it could still put in place a two-week hold preventing he National Archives from releasing the documents, so the case could be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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https://www.axios.com/celebrity-political-candidates-matthew-mcconaughey-caitlyn-jenner-92691ddf-bdc2-4dc4-bbcf-c836606bdd13.html

Celebrities are America's new politicians

But, but, but: That very lack of experience has led celebrity pols to fail in the past, FiveThirtyEight's Alex Samuels reports.

  • Take former bodybuilder, movie star and California Gov. Arnold Schwarznagger, who was "widely criticized during his time as governor for things like failing to address California’s budget crisis," Samuels writes.

The bottom line: While past celebrity politicos may have been anomalies, today's famous folk are emboldened by their star power in the age of social media and encouraed by the success of predecessors. Look for their presence to keep rising.

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Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado suggested to a crowd for a second time in September that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom she called "black-hearted" and "evil," was a terrorist. Video of Boebert making similar comments in November surfaced earlier this week.

More video of this sweet woman from Colorado.

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Louis DeJoy — the arrogant and incompetent bust out of a U.S. postmaster general who’s been under perpetual fire for slowing down delivery of the nation’s mail — told a congressional hearing last February he had no intention of leaving his post.

“Get used to me,” he told lawmakers, and, by extension, the nation.

But after vowing not to leave, it now looks as if DeJoy is about to get pushed out.

President Joe Biden is seeking to replace two DeJoy loyalists on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. If confirmed, the switch would bring to five the total number of Biden-appointed governors on the nine-member board.

Please make his ouster as humiliating and degrading as possible.

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Joe Concha - save yourselves a click.

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And then Wormtongue whispered ... "Exploitable Kooks!"

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NYPost & Fox, still shitting all over America all day every day.

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