Republican Party Boss Equates Mask-Wearing to Holocaust

A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper’s Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor’s coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust.

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Roberts Becomes the Supreme Court’s Swing Vote

he biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants from deportation and, as of Monday, struck down a Louisiana law that restricted abortion providers.

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Ultra-Right Congressman Fights His Own Party

Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he’s compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week’s primary aren’t raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival’s ads don’t mention the time King wondered when the term “white supremacist” became offensive.

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GOP Leaders Face Scrutiny for Malaria Drug Purchases

Republican state leaders in Oklahoma and Utah are facing scrutiny for spending millions of dollars to purchase malaria drugs promoted by President Trump to treat Covid-19 patients that many other states obtained for free and that doctors warned should not be used without more testing.

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