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Surely you’re aware of the Trump inaugural committee’s persistent frustration in booking top-ranked talent for the president-elect’s constitutional “festivities.” You’ve likely heard that Radio City’s venerated Rockettes, for instance, have resisted performing for the misogynist billionaire. You may even have read Trump’s tweeted whine that he doesn’t care whether any A-list artists show up for his party.

But you probably haven’t heard Lewis Black break down the details of the new administration’s humiliating launch. Black has his own recommendations for possible entertainment at the inauguration. And the comedian insists he already has glommed his own tickets and wouldn’t miss it for the world — if only to witness what he expects will happen when Trump puts his hand on the Bible.

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Two organizations tracking anti-immigrant advertising say they’ve documented more than 700 such ads leading into the 2022 midterms, including attacks against the Biden administration over a so-called “border crisis” and content designed to undermine a vastly popular pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented communities.

The former is particularly shameless considering two of the previous administration’s worst policies largely shutting down the U.S. asylum system, Remain in Mexico and the debunked Title 42 public health order, are still in effect today. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from lying. And as we get closer to Election Day, we already know it’ll only get worse.

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