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Chris Christie was once a Republican coastal liberals could get behind. That was before a series of selfish, vindictive, and corrupt decisions left the former New Jersey governor without a solid constituency in either party.

Do you believe in redemption? Christie is making himself quite useful as a pundit on ABC’s This Week, where his occasional criticisms of President Trump carry more (ahem) weight thanks to the pair having shared a party, and a primary.

Christie unleashes a real doozy in today’s short clip, stunning Donna Brazile and the panel. He begins by explaining that while Trump’s carny hucksterism might be fine in front of 500 uber-jerks at a GOP fundraiser in Texas, in front of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Orange One’s lying boasts and exaggerations would amount to a federal offense.

Big Boy saves the kill shot for the end. Trust us, clicking play is 40 seconds well spent.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAGA movement and far-right Christian fundamentalists have downplayed its severity — inspiring critics to slam MAGA as a suicidal "death cult." Christian fundamentalist Joy Pullmann, in a shocking op-ed published by the far-right website The Federalist on the day of Gen. Colin Powell's death, argues that Christians should welcome death from COVID-19, like any other cause of death, as "a good thing." And she attacks the "pagan assumptions" of those who argue in favor of widespread vaccination.

"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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