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Sometimes, fake news comes in a photo. The White House not-so-cleverly released an image of President Trump “working” during the government shutdown. It’s an obviously-staged shot of an obviously not-at-work Trump, showing the POTUS at an empty desk in an empty Oval Office. There’s nothing and no one around, except for the phone he’s supposedly having a “work” conversation on.

But who was The Donald calling? Seth Meyers has a few ideas…in-between his magnificent take-downs of the Trump administration for putting out yet another ridiculously fake story.

 

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a "chilling" statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

"The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!" Trump said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Although Florida is a swing state, it has become a hotbed of MAGA extremism — from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz to former President Donald Trump's operation at a Mar-a-Lago. But not everyone in Florida politics appreciates Trumpism or the Big Lie. And the bipartisan Florida Supervisors of Elections, according to Politico's Gary Fineout, are sending out a message urging political candidates to "tone down the rhetoric and stand up for our democracy."

Fineout notes that "the association is made up of members of both parties, and (its) current president is a Republican: Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox."

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