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Democrat lawmakers are eager to put Covid-19 behind them and reopen schools and restaurants "as soon as possible."

After single-handily destroying New York City's economy by ordering restaurants and other businesses shut down for months, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo now wants to reopen his city.

"We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo tweeted Monday. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also called for reopening her city's small businesses and schools "as quickly as possible."

Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about rolling back Covid-19 virus restrictions quickly.

"I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible," she said.

Sen. Ted Cruz's advisor Omri Ceren tweeted: "Scientists, journalists, and blue city mayors have all just discovered - more or less at once - that it's critical to get America open again. Lucky break for everyone, that convergence."

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The liberal news media, who helped drive the fear-mongering in 2020, have already removed the constant Covid-19 death counters that dominated their news broadcasts 24/7 for a year. No need for those pesky death count reminders anymore.

The next step is to report a "drop" in Covid-19 "cases" and decreased hospitalizations.

Some news outlets are already reporting a drop in new Covid-19 "cases" in Illinois in the past week. Right on schedule.

While reopening restaurants will be easy, Democrats will have a harder time convincing terrified parents to send their children back to school -- after scaring them to death for a year.

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Tiffany Haddish and social media influencers are catching heat for "bullying" a young female doctor who disputed their Covid-19 conspiracy theories.

According to multiple reports, the unidentified doctor was bullied on the app "Clubhouse" by the comedienne and social media influencers with over 1 million followers each, such as Jason Lee, Joe Budden, and Instagram activist Chaka Bars.

Clubhouse is an invitation-only audio-chat that allows users to create private rooms.

Haddish, Budden, and Chaka Bars reportedly harassed several Black doctors on January 13, and even doxxed the doctors by sharing their personal information online.

The doctors were disputing conspiracy theories being spread by Haddish and others. Among the conspiracy theories is the government invented Covid-19 and social distancing to make it easier for satellites to do facial recognition.

Hours before the doctor was admitted to a hospital for attempted suicide, her friends took to social media to call out the celebrities.

One user tweeted: "Hey @joinClubhouse – there is a room called 'CH Bullying' full of celebrities and conspiracy theorists who are plotting to dox several black doctors by sharing their social media accounts to several thousand people. Can you please step in? #CHBullying."

Another user wrote: "Chakabars, Tiffany Haddish, Jason Lee and other 'celebrities' are plotting in a clubhouse room to take down a young black woman doctor and they even said 'ruin her life'. They are sharing her details in a group chat. How is this allowed @joinClubhouse? #chbullying."

Haddish responded to the allegations on her Twitter account. The "Girls Trip" actress claimed she was exercising her freedom of speech about Covid-19. She wrote, "Now People on clubhouse saying I am bullying because I just told the truth."

Haddish defended her actions, saying, "There is a special place in Gods Kingdom for people that like to lie and make up stories on other people. Funny how some people can't handle the truth!"

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A well-funded Black Lives Matter activist was arrested Thursday for inciting violence inside the Capitol building during the DC riots. It was John Sullivan's second arrest in one week.

The Utah resident and anti-Trump activist told Just the News last week that he was present in Washington, DC, the day of the riot "specifically [as] a journalist, just to record the events that were going down."

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But photos show Sullivan wearing pro-Trump gear and carrying a Trump flag. He was captured on video shouting "Let's go. This shit is ours!" and "Let's burn this shit down."?

He bragged online that he broke a window at the Capitol building and led pro-Trump protesters inside.

Sullivan just happened to be filming near Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Black Secret Service agent outside the Senate chamber.

Moments after Babbitt was shot, Sullivan's blonde accomplice, Jade Sacker, couldn't contain her excitement.

"We did it!" Sacker told Sullivan. "You were right! We did it!"

"Dude, I was trying to tell you," Sullivan replied. "I couldn't say much. Is this not going to be the best film you've ever made in your life?"

Sullivan was arrested on January 6, and charged with "rioting and criminal mischief." He was quickly released when he told police he was a "journalist" covering the riots.

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Sullivan made the rounds on cable television news, explaining what he saw when Babbitt was shot just feet away from him.

The FBI later insisted no Black Lives Matter or Antifa activists participated in the riots.

But dozens of videos have since surfaced showing Sullivan instigating violence inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Sullivan was arrested again on Thursday, Jan. 14, on charges stemming from his involvement in the riots. He is still in custody at this time.

Authorities used Sullivan's own videos to make the arrest, according to KUTV 2 News.

The feds were willing to let Sullivan go the first time. But he ran his mouth too much for them to ignore him.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner "need not apply" to an exclusive country club in Florida.

The couple purchased land for $30 million on Indian Creek, considered among the wealthiest neighborhoods in the US. Neighbors include Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, Julio Iglesias, and Carl Icahn.

But owning a plot of land on the private island doesn't guarantee admission to the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club, according to Page Six.

A source tells Page Six, "You have to be nominated and make a formal application. But it only takes one member to object against any new member, and many members are objecting, particularly after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6."

The source said members of the club were annoyed by Ivanka's "American patriots" tweet following the riots in Washington, DC.

Ivanka, 39, was with her father, President Donald Trump, in DC when he made his infamous speech prior to the riots.

"Jared and Ivanka can lunch with their fellow 'patriots' at Mar-a-Lago," the source said. "The Indian Creek Country Club members are very picky and the word is that Javanka need not apply."

The 300-member club is regarded as Dade County's "most exclusive, and controversial, private society." Admission fees exceed $150,000 a year.

Ivanka's half-sister, Tiffany Trump, is also searching for property in Miami, Page Six reports.

Tiffany, 27, who just graduated from Georgetown Law School, is searching for a condo or a house on South Beach, a source tells Page Six.

She currently lives at the swanky and ultra expensive Setai Hotel on South Beach with her boyfriend Michael Boulous, from a wealthy family in Nigeria.

Ivanka and Tiffany will be near their father who moves permanently to his exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Palm Beach, Florida after he leaves office on January 20.

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A Georgia man who traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the MAGA protests killed himself with a gunshot blast to the chest.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found deceased in the basement of his Alpharetta, Georgia home on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Georgia's wife called 911 to report there was "blood everywhere." He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The Fulton County examiner ruled Georgia died by suicide.

Georgia was arrested on January 6, the day of the riots, for violating the District of Columbia's 6 p.m. curfew.

Georgia also faced misdemeanor charges of attempting to enter the U.S. Capitol grounds, "against the will of the United States Capitol Police."

Family members described him as being depressed and "extremely distressed," according to a police report.

Officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia's home. Georgia was a regional portfolio manager at BB&T bank.

He faced 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 for the misdemeanor charges. Georgia was the second suicide linked to the Capitol riots.

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Howard Liebengood, a US Capitol police officer and son of a former Capitol Hill staffer, took his own life on Saturday, Jan. 9. He is pictured on his wedding day.

Liebengood, 51, was assigned to protect the Senate division in the Capitol building on the day of the riots.

Liebengood, who grew up in Fairfax County, is survived by his wife and siblings.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who tested positive for Covid-19, blames Republicans who "cruelly refused" to wear masks during the Capitol riots.

Jayapal announced Tuesday that she tested positive for Covid-19. She blamed Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks as they huddled together in a secure chamber after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

In a statement released Tuesday, Jayapal, a Democrat, said, "I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one."

She continued: "Only hours after Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack."

Jayapal said GOP lawmakers should be "fully held accountable" for not wearing masks and for "endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy. I’m calling for every single Member who refuses to wear a mask in the Capitol to be fined and removed from the floor by the Sergeant at Arms."

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But a video released by CBS News on January 6 shows Jayapal maskless as she huddled with other maskless lawmakers during the riots.

Jayapal is not wearing a mask for the entirety of the nearly 3 minute video. She is seen holding a makeshift gas mask which she doesn't wear. Jayapal routinely doesn't wear masks during committee hearings.

As the terrified congresswomen huddled together in fear, another maskless lawmaker prays loudly for divine intervention "in Jesus' name."

Three congresswomen tested positive for Covid-19 after the riots. Two of them wore face masks at all times.

Democrat New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Coleman tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. She also blamed Republicans and pro-Trump supporters for her positive test.

Democrat Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore voted on the House floor for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, just five days after announcing she tested positive.

Jayapal's office declined to respond when a reporter asked about the CBS video that showed the congresswoman not wearing a mask.
 

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André Leon Talley praised Vogue magazine's controversial cover featuring Senator Kamala Harris'.

The Afro-Indian vice president-elect is pictured smiling apprehensively with her hands clasped in front of her on the February 2021 issue. Instead of the glam look, she is clad in casual work clothes and black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers.

The controversial "working girl" cover sparked fury on social media, with many saying the cover was "disrespectful" and even racist.

But Talley, a former editor-at-large for American Vogue, supported his former boss, Anna Wintour, in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.

"It's GREAT. JUST GREAT. GREAT," he wrote, after Wintour responded to the backlash in a statement on Tuesday. Talley said the cover will inspire young women around the world to wear work clothes rather than expensive designer clothing.

"Her work uniform with her ubiquitous Converse sneakers is aspirational. I predict its [sic] going to set a trend for all young women all over the world, [who] are going to dress like Kamala Harris," he wrote.

Talley, 71, defended 26-year-old aspiring photographer Tyler Mitchell -- the first Black photographer to shoot a cover for American Vogue in the magazine's history.

Talley said Mitchell's layman photography "comes from a universe that is new. He is not aligned with the titans of @vogue photographers before him... His work must be seen through the prism of 2021."

Harris' frantic staffers contacted Vogue editors on Monday after the cover leaked over the weekend. They demanded to know why Vogue chose a "test photo" for its print edition rather than the agreed upon photo of Harris wearing a powder blue pantsuit. The latter photo was chosen for the online digital edition instead.

There were calls for Wintour to step down, but Talley said she isn't going anywhere.

"All I can say is Anna Wintour is not abdicating. And I wish I was there, at Vogue, to celebrate w/the team," he wrote.
 

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After spending a few days golfing at his Florida resort, President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC, and spoke for the first time since the Capitol riots.

Speaking to a small pool of reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Trump warned Democrats that their efforts to impeach him for a second time is "causing tremendous anger" among his base.

House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment on Monday, saying they have enough votes to impeach Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 13, just days before his term as President is set to end.

Trump said the impeachment is "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics."

"We want no violence," he said, before adding that his January 6th speech was "totally appropriate."

5 people died in the clashes at the Capitol building after Trump's fiery speech in DC on Wednesday. Among the dead is a 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC cop.

The FBI says armed protests are set to take place in all 50 states prior to the inauguration on January 20.

Trump boasted, "we have support probably like nobody's ever seen before."

Trump was permanently banned on Twitter and Facebook for "inciting violence" in the nation's Capitol.

The President condemned the social media blackout and said he warned his followers he would be banned on Twitter and Facebook.

"This will be a catastrophic mistake for them," he said. "They are dividing and divisive."
 

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Kamala Harris' team is furious over her photo on the cover of American Vogue. Harris' camp is outraged that the first Afro-Indian female vice president-elect looks like a candidate about to hit the campaign trail.

This weekend, Vogue unveiled two covers for its February 2021 issue. One cover, featuring Harris in work clothes and black Converse sneakers, was supposed to be on the digital online issue.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Harris' team was under the impression that the photo of Harris wearing a powder blue blazer would make the print edition cover.

Harris' staffers frantically reached out to Vogue editors to complain about the cover switch that they did not agree upon.

According to the AP, "the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon."

"Harris' team was unaware that the cover photo had been switched until images leaked late Saturday, according to a person involved in the negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris' office declined comment and the person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity."

The cover photo was shot by Tyler Mitchell, a Black photographer who shot Beyonce's cover for the September 2018 Vogue issue.

In unrelated news, House Democrats have the necessary votes to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

The Washington Post reports that House Democrats formerly introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on Monday, Jan. 11, for "inciting an insurrectionist mob" to storm the Capitol.

"We actually have the votes. There's no doubt about that," Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) told The Post.

The text of the article included a quote uttered by Trump at his rally moments before the riots in Washington, DC on January 6: "If you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore."

5 people died in the ensuing melee, including an Air Force veteran who was shot by a DC cop, and three people who died from natural causes (obesity, high blood pressure).

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A Tennessee football coach was fired after he mocked failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in a tweet, according to ABC News.

Chris Malone, an offensive line coach for Tennessee-Chattanooga, sent the tweet on Tuesday night after the Democrats swept the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

"Congratulations to the state GA and Fat Albert @staceyabrams because you have truly shown America the true works of cheating in an election, again!!! Enjoy the buffet Big Girl! You earned it!!! Hope the money was good, still not governor!"

Head coach Rusty Wright and athletic director Mark Wharton both issued statements admonishing Wright.

"Last night, a totally inappropriate social media post by a member of our football staff was brought to my attention," UTC athletic director Mark Wharton said in a statement Thursday morning. "The entire post was appalling. The sentiments in that post do not represent the values of our football program, our athletics department or our university. With that said, effectively immediately, that individual is no longer a part of the program."

"Our football program has a clear set of standards," Wright said in a statement. "Those standards include respecting others. It is a message our players hear daily. It is a standard I will not waiver on. What was posted on social media by a member of my staff is unacceptable and not any part of what I stand for or what Chattanooga Football stands for."

Abrams has been mocked by Trump supporters since losing the Georgia governor's race to Brian Kemp in 2018, becoming the first Black woman to run for governor.