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Rachel Maddow Taking A ‘Hiatus’ From Her Nightly MSNBC Show: Report

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will take a “hiatus” from her top-rated primetime show, according to Claire Atkinson of Business Insider.


Atkinson reports:

Maddow is taking time to work on a Focus Features movie based on her book and podcast “Bag Man” about a political bribery scandal. It will be directed by Ben Stiller and Maddow will be an executive producer. The influential anchor is also developing a new podcast.

Maddow’s break from her nightly hosting duties will only be for a few weeks:

“Maddow’s break to re-energize and also set up her new outside projects will be temporary.”

Maddow recently signed a new contract with MSNBC that pays her $30 million a year and will keep her at the network through the 2024 election.

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Majorie Taylor Greene Has A Meltdown Over Biden’s Plan To Nominate A Black Woman As Next SCOTUS Justice

Even though she swears she’s not a bigot or a racist, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is absolutely apoplectic that President Joe Biden has promised to nominate a black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Greene made an appearance on the “War Room” podcast of indicted former Trump administration official Steve Bannon on Monday, and she immediately began whining about Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has said he welcomes the nomination of a black woman to the high court:

“We want leaders in Washington that are actually going to do the job instead of beg and cry on television for small dollar donations when someone is actually trying to get them out of office. And so for Lindsey Graham to stand there on television and defend Joe Biden’s pick for a Black justice on the Supreme Court, which is the most racist thing — I thought we were done with racism in this country — we should look at character, accomplishments, and he ability to do the job.”

Greene then added that all Graham is doing is “helping Biden’s agenda” and “doesn’t care about the two-tier justice system in America because he feels he was a victim of the riot at the Capitol right along with Nancy Pelosi…”

Did Marjorie have a problem with any of the SCOTUS nominees from failed, one-term former President Donald Trump? Of course not; they were all white and right-wing extremists.

The fact that Greene would dare to say, “I thought we were done with racism in this country” proves just how dangerously out of touch she is. It also suggests that she feeling aggrieved by the idea of a black Supreme Court justice because her bigotry cannot allow her to consider the idea without it arousing anger in her tiny cinder of a heart.

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MTG Viciously Attacks Lindsey Graham After He Criticizes Trump’s Idea Of Pardoning Jan. 6 Conspirators

Once again, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has set members of the GOP against one another, which could prove fatal to Republicans as they try to unify their party and win the 2022 midterm elections.

This time, Trump has Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lashing out at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over remarks the ex-president made Saturday evening during a rally in Conroe, Texas.

Specifically, Trump hinted he might just issue presidential pardons to those who have been charged with taking part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:

“Another thing we’ll do — and so many people have been asking me about it — if I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly,” he said at a rally in Conroe, Texas. “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”

That didn’t sit well with Graham, who pushed back at Trump on Sunday, according to Newsweek:

“I don’t want to send any signal that it was OK to defile the Capitol. There are other groups with causes that may want to go down to the violent path that these people get pardoned.”

Graham’s remarks set Greene off on a tangent which she posted on the Telegram social media app:

“Lindsey Graham has done nothing about J6 (Jan. 6).

“I guess Lindsey Graham doesn’t care about being presumed innocent until proven guilty. Americans are being treated worst than Islamic terrorists at Gitmo and Lindsey Graham doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about their due process rights. He doesn’t care that they haven’t seen their families and are denied seeing their attorneys most of the time. He doesn’t care that these pretrial J6 defendants are denied hair cuts, shaving, chapel, and the most basic of human rights. He doesn’t care that they are abused in the DC jail because they are white, male, and voted for the very President that he supposedly supports.”

The Georgia Republican then added this to her screed:

“While no one agrees with the violence and riot at the Capitol on J6, Lindsey Graham would rather see pretrial J6 defendants be abused and forgotten just like Nancy Pelosi wants them abused and forgotten. Instead of actually doing something about the great injustice happening to pretrial Americans awaiting their day in court, Lindsey Graham turns his head to their abuse, votes for Joe Biden’s nominees, votes for Joe Biden’s Infrastructure bill, and then pretends to be a friend to President Trump. Aren’t we all sick and tired of those kind of ‘friends.'”

Be sure and note the line “While no one agrees with the violence and riot at the Captiol on J6…” However, Greene does indeed agree with that took place, and has made that clear on multiple occasions. She is also suspected of having played a part in what transpired on that horrific day.

The good news is that if Republicans are sniping at each other, it weakens them. Leave it to Trump to set off a civil war inside the GOP.

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Woman At Saturday Trump Rally In Texas Says Donald Will Resurrect Princess Diana And Michael Jackson

Failed, twice-impeached, one-term former President Donald Trump held one of his pathetic rallies in Conroe, Texas on Saturday evening, and before he ever took the stage, his MAGA moron faithful were proving they’re even dumber than the imbecile they so fervently adore.

One woman said that the Joe Biden we now see is actually a “fake” because “the real Biden was assassinated at Gitmo in March 2019.”

Oh, and she also thinks that Trump has resurrected dead celebrities and suggested that Michael Jackson, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Princess Diana would all be at Trump’s upcoming inauguration because he was essential in helping them “escape.”

There was also a man wearing a cowboy hat who held up a sign showing President Joe Biden wearing a dog collar and leash that was held by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

And it wouldn’t be a Trump rally without the mathematically and historically challenged idiots who love to wear clothing that only makes sense if you have the IQ of an eggplant:

And the signs. You gotta have the signs:

One day we’ll look back on this time in American history and laugh — Once we stop crying.


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Former Federal Prosecutor Says He Expects A Criminal Indictment Of Mark Meadows Any Day Now

According to former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, there’s a criminal indictment waiting to be handed down by the Justice Department with the name of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on it.

The recent ruling from the Supreme Court that said failed, one-term former President Donald Trump cannot exert executive privilege, Kirschner noted, applies to Meadows, too, meaning that he can either cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection or he can be charged with a crime:

“We now know that the Department of Justice is factoring in the Supreme Court’s rejection of Donald Trump’s executive privilege claim. And that clears the decks for an indictment of Mark Meadows.”

Kirschner then explained why the Supreme Court ruling is so devastating for Meadows and other former aides who served in the Trump administration:

“Because if Donald Trump doesn’t have an executive privilege claim, then Mark Meadows can’t invoke Trump’s by extension. I was kind of hoping today [Friday] would be the day — the day that Mark Meadows was indicted. Why? Because today is day 45. Forty-five days since Congress referred Mark Meadows for criminal prosecution.”

However, Kirschner concluded that he expects we won’t have to wait much longer to see Meadows indicted for criminal contempt:

“It looks like we’ll have to wait. At least another couple of days because nobody gets indicted on the weekend, so Monday will be day 48. And if we have to wait another couple of days, or couple of weeks, so be it as long as that indictment comes.”