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On the eve of Brett Kavanaugh’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court, Stephen Colbert crunched the Senate numbers — and came up with the same whisker-thin 51-49 majority that could have been predicted two months ago. He reviews the not-so-thorough FBI investigation of the nominee — and the “get off my damn lawn” fury of the Senate’s elderly, white and all male leadership.

Those “angry grandpas” reached for a literary allusion this week, as they compared themselves with Atticus Finch. Which didn’t improve Stephen’s opinion of Chuck Grassley or John Cornyn,. You can still laugh at them, even as they degrade the Republic.

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McCarthy Admits 65 House Republicans Are Unvaccinated

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Reprinted with permission from American Independent

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday railed against the new mask rule from Congress' attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, who on Tuesday ordered that all members of the House — vaccinated or not — return to wearing a "well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask" while at the Capitol complex.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

"The storm" is a term that the far-right conspiracy theorists of QAnon are fond of using, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy used that term during a July 29 press conference when he was criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's support of a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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