Tag: politics of the united states

The Beef Between Lauren Boebert and AOC, Explained

Lauren BoebertImage: JASON CONNOLLY (Getty Images) Everyone loves an educated adult fight, but it’s a bit unfair when one of the said adults is the majestic and pristine Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other is a gun-toting trash can who has been arrested more times than Kim Kardashian has been married. Advertisement For some reason, […]

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Toyota Changes Its Tune, Announces It Will No Longer Donate to Republicans Who Voted Against Certifying Election Results

Photo: Bjoern Wylezich (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that Toyota defended itself after receiving backlash for being a top donor to Republican legislators who voted against certifying the election results which declared President Joe Biden America’s new leader. Advertisement It now appears the Japanese automobile manufacturer has come to glory on the fact that […]

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Anti-CRT Republican Senate Candidate Claims Military Has Been ‘Colorblind’ for Nearly 200 Years

Screenshot: The Post Millennial/ Twitter At this point, any reasonable person should be able to see that when it comes to the subjects of Critical Race Theory and other anti-racism teachings, Republicans really just be out here saying shit, and because conservative media outlets are always ready and willing to act as vessels for GOPropaganda, […]

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You Hate to See It: Election Lies Lead to Rudy Giuliani Having His License to Practice Law Suspended in New York

This is what happens when you feed a Gremlin after midnight.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) In the weeks and months after the November 2020 election saw President Donald Trump catch a much deserved L, Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani tried their best to argue that the former president didn’t lose, actually. They filed multiple […]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop William Barber II and More Arrested During Protest Against Republican Filibuster

US Capitol Police detain Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (2nd L) as he joins demonstrators in blocking traffic as they call for Senators, specifically US Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, to support the elimination of the Senate filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation and economic relief bills, as they protest during the […]

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Democrat’s Failed Attempt to Pass Voting Rights, Explained

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Senate Republicans blocked one of the widest-ranging federal attempts to strengthen national voting rights on Tuesday, preventing Democrats from advancing the For the People Act toward becoming federal law. Advertisement CNN reports: A procedural vote to open debate on the legislation was defeated by a tally of 50-50, falling short […]

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QAnon Supporters Big Mad Over Trump’s December Tour With Bill O’Reilly Because It Means He Won’t Be Reinstated as President in August

Photo: Jim McIsaac (Getty Images) For some reason, the same people who believed a Washington, D.C. pizzeria was the secret meetup for connected pedophiles also believed that former President Donald Trump would somehow be reinstated to his rightful position as king of the white supremacists as president of the United States. Advertisement Where did they […]

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Proud Boys Leader Is Too Broke to be Proud, So Now He’s Selling Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and…What? No, I’m Not Making This Up

Chairman of the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio (L), wearing a shirt supporting Derek Chauvin, looks on while counter-protesting near the Torch of Friendship, where people gathered to remember George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of a police officer, in Miami on May 25, 2021.Photo: Chandan Khanna (Getty Images) In […]

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Are You a Racist Senator? A Quiz

Photo: Michael Swensen (Getty Images) This quiz is not about Joe Manchin. It was designed by a team of experts for the elected members of the nation’s most exclusive legislative body. If you are unsure whether or not your actions are racist, simply take this 20-question quiz, email it to AmIracist@theroot.com and we will return […]

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Delusional Former President Is Telling People He Will Be ‘Reinstated’ as President by August, New York Times Journalist Reports

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Former President HooHoo Von SlumLord is still smoking the MAGA dope and truly believes that he will become sitting president by August, according to a tweet Tuesday from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Advertisement Haberman is among a rare group of mainstream reporters who has covered the possible prisoner […]

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Kristen Clarke Confirmed as First Black Woman to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division Despite Republican Opposition

Kristen Clarke, President of the National Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, testifies during a Senate Rules Committee hearing concerning preparedness for the 2020 election in the Russell Senate Office Building on July 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) On Tuesday, Kristen Clarke became the first Black woman to be […]

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Trump Hotel Reportedly Raised Its Rates to Keep QAnon Trump Supporters Out and…LOL!

Photo: Mark Tenally (AP) So apparently, Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel raised its prices in March in order to deter QAnon Trump supporters from visiting, and…my God, that’s hilarious. Imagine a cult leader telling his loyal cultists: “Loving me is free, but if you want to come to my house and stink up my furniture, […]

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