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North Carolina Democrat to Introduce Bill to Expand Nondiscrimination Laws to LGBT People

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Wants HB2 Repealed, Says North Carolina Is ‘Hemorrhaging’ Jobs, and ‘Y’all Means Everyone’

Democratic State Rep. Billy Richardson warns North Carolina is rapidly losing jobs and regrets his vote for HB2, an anti-LGBT law that Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed last month. Richardson says “we’re hemorrhaging jobs and we have lost credibility in this nation. In North Carolina, y’all means everyone,” he told Chuck Todd Friday on “Meet the Press Daily.” 

“I have legislation drafted that I will introduce in the short session,” Rep. Richardson said. “What my legislation would do is re-establish our courts as a means of redress.” He adds that his bill “expands out anti-discrimination laws to the LGBT community, and to veterans and to service members.”

Richardson did not say today if his bill repeals HB2, nor did he mention any other specifics. An email to Rep. Richardson did not receive a response before this article’s publication.

But in a Wednesday press release Richardson says his “legislation would expand statewide non-discrimination protections on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, military service, and veteran status.”

And earlier this week Richardson penned an op-ed, writing, “I call on my fellow legislators, the speaker, the president pro tem and the governor to repeal this hurtful, overreaching and unnecessary law.”

“By enacting House Bill 2, the legislature did the wrong thing. I made the wrong vote and we must now make it right,” he wrote, acknowledging his support at the time for HB2.

“I will not be silent and allow North Carolina’s values to be undermined by the travesty that is HB2,” he concluded. 

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Meadows ‘Will Face Consequences’ for Stonewalling Jan. 6 Committee if He Does Not Comply With Subpoena: Report

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Could former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows face criminal contempt of Congress charges like Steve Bannon?

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed Meadows, a former GOP congressman, on September 23, over a month ago, and he has yet to comply.

“Our patience isn’t unlimited, and engagement needs to become cooperation very soon,” a Select Committee source told CNN. “As we’ve already made clear, anyone who tries to stonewall our effort will face the consequences.”

The committee sees Meadows, who has been by Trump’s side every step of the way even for months before exiting the House to join the Trump administration, as a “key witness.”

Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is being patient but that appears to be waning thin.

“If and when the staff says to us it’s not going anywhere, there won’t be any hesitation on the part of the committee to make the referrals” for contempt of Congress he tells CNN.

CNN adds multiple sources have “indicated” Meadows has “been ‘engaging’ in negotiations over the terms of his turning over documents and appearing for a deposition.”

Earlier this week a bombshell Rolling Stone report citing two people involved with planning the January 6 pro-Trump rallies mentioned Meadows nine times, including calling him “someone who played a major role in the conversations surrounding the protests on Jan. 6.”

That report also says those sources describe Meadows “as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence” of January 6, and that “Meadows was 100 percent made aware of what was going on.”

 

 

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Rupert Murdoch Is a ‘Domestic Threat’ Says Never-Trumper Over Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Jan. 6 Special

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Stuart Stevens is calling out News Corp founder and chief Rupert Murdoch as a “domestic threat” in response to a stunning preview clip from Fox News’ top personality, Tucker Carlson, that falsely paints Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection as a false flag operation by Democrats.

“If Rupert Murdoch were applying for American citizenship today, there would be ample evidence to classify him as a domestic threat and deny citizenship,” Stevens says of Murdoch, an Australian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. “He’s a dangerous man who should be treated as the anti-democratic propagandist he is.”

Stevens is known as one of the top Republican strategists who became a never-Trumper and co-founded The Lincoln Project. Murdoch owns News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and numerous other outlets across the globe. He became a U.S. citizen in 1985 to meet the requirements to purchase and own TV stations.

The clip of Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the January 6 insurrection (below) is being called “fucking insane” by fellow never-Trumper Tim Miller, a former GOP strategist.

“I’d like to focus in on the fact that Fox is hosting one of the main architects of the Stop The Steal insurrection Ali Akbar Alexander for this 1/6 special,” Miller adds. “Going full Newsmax.”

In a scathing strike against Carlson, former Obama HUD deputy assistant secretary Brandon Friedman compared the Fox News personality to a radio station known for helping to incite the Rwandan genocide in which more than one million people died and up to half a million women were raped.

Here’s the clip, which is loaded with falsehoods and anti-American, anti-democracy propaganda:

 

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‘Your Entire Resume Skippy’: Madison Cawthorn Mocked After Asking ‘What’s the Biggest Lie a Politician’s Ever Told?’

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is getting blasted after attacking President Joe Biden.

“What’s the biggest lie a politician has ever told?” Cawthorn asked. “Biden said that the $3.5 TRILLION spending bill will cost zero dollars.”

It did not go well for him, with many pointing to his own well-documented and debunked lies.

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was among those reminding Americans that Cawthorn lied when he claimed his tragic auto accident “derailed” his naval career.

An investigation by his hometown newspaper, citing a 2017 sworn deposition reveals “Cawthorn admitted his application to the academy had already been rejected before the crash.”

But on his campaign website Cawthorn claimed, “Madison’s plans were derailed … after he nearly died in a tragic automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair.”

Others slammed Cawthorn and some shared more of Cawthorn’s lies and allegations of sexual misconduct against him:

 

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