Sen. Marsha Blackburn shared an altered photo of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate hearing, showing him holding a photo of billionaire George Soros underneath the caption “Dark Money.”



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“Here @SenWhitehouse, I fixed it for you,” Blackburn tweeted, accompanied by an altered photo from the hearing.

A doctored caption on the picture reads, “George Soros Is Funding Radical Left Activists.”

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Soros is a billionaire philanthropist with a history of donating to liberal causes and campaigns. He has long been criticized by Republicans for his donations, to which Soros responded last year, saying he’s “proud of the enemies I have.”

“Their objections to Mr. Soros, 89, stem from his backing of liberal causes and super PACs that opposed Mr. Trump and supported Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton, and his Open Society Foundation, which, funded by his billions, has supported democracy and human rights in some 120 countries, often opposing autocratic regimes,” the New York Times reported in 2019.

Blackburn’s tweet comes after Whitehouse displayed a presentation on “dark money’s” influence on the Supreme Court.

“In all cases, there’s big anonymous money behind various lanes of activity,” Whitehouse said Monday, holding up a sign showing the names of the Federalist Society and the Judicial Crisis Network.

“Eighty cases under Chief Justice Roberts that have these characteristics. One, they were decided 5-4, by a bare majority. Two, the 5-4 majority was partisan, in the sense that not one Democratic appointee joined the five. I refer to that group as the Roberts Five, it changes a little bit as with Justice Scalia’s death, for instance, but there has been a steady Roberts Five that has delivered now

A Maryland school district responded to one student’s reported use of Nazi imagery as his profile photo on Zoom earlier this week, which peers observed during a virtual art class.



a person using a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: A student in Tarpoly Creek, Australia, completes school work from home on April 5, near the onset of the new coronavirus pandemic. This week, Maryland school district officials responded to reports that one student displayed a hateful image on Zoom, the teleconferencing application many schools are using to hold classes remotely.


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A student in Tarpoly Creek, Australia, completes school work from home on April 5, near the onset of the new coronavirus pandemic. This week, Maryland school district officials responded to reports that one student displayed a hateful image on Zoom, the teleconferencing application many schools are using to hold classes remotely.

The Damascus High School student who posted the avatar, described as “a cartoon image of a Nazi” by administration officials, was not identified by name. However, Kevin Yates, Damascus High School’s principal, reportedly confirmed the student will face consequences for violating the district’s code of conduct in a letter issued to families and obtained by WUSA9, a CBS-affiliated news station based in Washington, D.C.

“I am writing to share information about an incident that occurred during your child’s third-period art class today and how it is being addressed. A student posted a cartoon image of a Nazi as a Zoom avatar,” Yates wrote in the Wednesday letter sent to parents whose students are also enrolled in the class, according to WUSA9. The letter reportedly said school officials ensured the photo was removed from the student’s Zoom account “immediately” after the incident was brought to their attention, in addition to contacting both the student and his family.

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“We apologize for the hateful image that your child witnessed,” Yates’ letter continued. “The student who posted the image will receive consequences aligned with the [Montgomery County Public Schools] Student Code of Conduct. This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Damascus