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Texas Governor Rick Perry sounds more and more like a presidential candidate each day; he’s even taken the now-customary GOP leap of ordaining his candidacy with a Holy aura.

“I’m not ready to tell you that I’m ready to announce that I’m in,” Gov. Rick Perry recently told The Des Moines Register. “But I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs.”

We can expect an announcement sometime in August, and when he does get in, the Michele Bachmanns and Tim Pawlentys of the world will be in deep trouble, as their candidacies are all about adhering strictly to a GOP orthodoxy that comes naturally to Perry.

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Rep. Ted Budd, left, and Cheri Beasley

On Tuesday, North Carolina Republicans selected Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), a far-right extremist who has pushed false claims about the 2020 election, to be their Senate nominee. He will face Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, a former chief justice of the state's Supreme Court.

As of Wednesday morning, Budd had received more than 58 percent of the GOP primary vote. Former Gov. Pat McCrory received just below 25 percent of the vote, while former Rep. Mark Walker received about nine percent of the vote.

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Stephen Colbert

It seems we can't go even a week in America without some deranged white nationalist shooter taking the lives of decent people. Of course, this type of violence is propagated on a daily basis by the far-right sh*tweasals at Fox News and, worse yet, in the ranks of the Republican Party.

After returning to the Late Show helm, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the real culprit behind the mass shootings -- the Replacement Theory popularized by Tucker Carlson.

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