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Attorney General Never Called Concerned Parents ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Attorney General Never Called Concerned Parents ‘Domestic Terrorists’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that he couldn’t even “imagine a circumstance” where “parents complaining” at a school board meeting would be “labeled as domestic terrorism.” Yet, several Republicans have continued to falsely claim Garland called such parents “terrorists.” 

Josh Mandel Campaign Ad Was Not Photoshopped, Contrary to Social Media Posts

Josh Mandel Campaign Ad Was Not Photoshopped, Contrary to Social Media Posts

In a campaign ad, Josh Mandel, a Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, shared an image of himself as a Marine with a group of Black troops. Social media posts falsely claim that Mandel photoshopped his head onto the body of a Black Marine. The Mandel campaign denied the claim and provided the media with a copy of the original image.

Judge Jackson and Critical Race Theory

Judge Jackson and Critical Race Theory

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says her passing mention of critical race theory in a 2015 speech was about “sentencing policy and all of the different academic disciplines that might relate to it.” She said the theory has not been a part of any decisions she has made as a judge.