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Nope, there isn’t an Eastern Orthodox Eid al-Fitr, there is Eid al-Fitr, and it is today. Who would want to put off breaking that fast? Yum!

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring on the Thursday KITM:

MT (vessel) Greene stalked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez down Capitol hallways verbally assaulting her, just like she did Cori Bush, and David Hogg earlier. Shouldn’t someone call 911? Meanwhile, Republicans ousted Liz Cheney over some disagreement she had with them about the tour group visiting the Capitol on January 6. The GQP might have a lot of tough questions to answer, but the toughest part will be getting honest answers out of them. The Big Lie is the only thing they have going for them. Lying is the one thing their voters like about them, and the only way they will keep their jobs

A West Virginia delegate, previously Democratic, selected job security over principles. Texan Jason Villalba thought about it and picked principles instead. Joe Manchin really doesn’t understand the question. Elise Stefanik can turn into many things, but maybe not Chip Roy.

Will the elimination of party primaries reduce the trend of Republican extremism?

Covid vaccine reluctance keeps hitting new lows. Most people want vaccinated, and those who don’t are as difficult to access as when people want them to vote. If you are the type who resists vaccination because you calculate your odds of infection or death are about the same as winning the lottery, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has got a deal for you.

Donald Trump, screwball in exile, might thank his host Ron DeSantis for his asylum, but Donald isn’t that kind of guy. Trump told Wayne LaPierre that Texas would be a good place for the NRA to hide out. Trump was wrong.

Does the DOJ still not understand that its loyalty should be to “justice”?

120 retired generals and admirals wrote an open letter to remind us that a military coup is not something that only happens in far-off lands.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

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