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Orban Wishes Tucker Carlson Was Broadcast “24/7”

The Guardian reports: The Hungarian leader, Viktor Orbán, has told a conference of US conservatives that the path to power required having their own media outlets, calling for shows like Tucker Carlson’s to be broadcast “24/7”. Orbán, recently elected to a fourth term, laid out a 12-point blueprint to achieving and consolidating power to a special meeting of the CPAC, …

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20 Kansas Reps Belong To Far-Right Facebook Groups

The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports: A think tank found 20 state lawmakers, or 12% of the Legislature, were members of Facebook groups deemed to be “far-right,” including ones spreading COVID-19 misinformation and raising concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election. Some groups began as a coalition of members pushing back on restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic but appear to have …

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GOP Senator Rips “Embarrassing” Indictment “Hanging Over The Head” Of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

The Texas Tribune reports: Attorney General Ken Paxton has faced a slew of controversies in the past few years, including an FBI investigation into allegations he abused his office to help a wealthy donor, a 7-year-old felony securities fraud indictment, a lawsuit from the state bar challenging his ethics as a practicing attorney for suing to block the 2020 election …

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PA Senate Candidates Hire Trump Lawyers For Recount

Politico reports: Both Oz and McCormick have enlisted alumni from former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign to gird themselves for a potential recount. Mike Roman, the director of Trump’s Election Day operations, is helping the McCormick team, according to a source familiar with his efforts. The Oz campaign has brought onboard James Fitzpatrick, who led Pennsylvania’s Election Day operations for …

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Michigan Trump Pick Backs Outlawing Birth Control

The Huffington Post reports: Donald Trump’s pick for a Michigan state Senate seat is promising to ban all birth control if she gets the chance. “I guess we have to ask ourselves, would that ever come to a vote in the Michigan state legislature? And if it should, I would have to side with it should not be legal,” Republican …

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QAnon Ginni Pressed AZ To Install Fake Trump Electors

The Washington Post reports: Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden’s popular-vote victory and choose “a clean slate of Electors,” according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. The emails, sent by Ginni Thomas to a pair of lawmakers on Nov. …

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Wisconsin Fake Trump Electors Sued For $200,000 Each

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Two of Wisconsin’s presidential electors filed a sweeping lawsuit Tuesday seeking to fine 10 Republicans who posed as members of the Electoral College after Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden. The Democrats who brought the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court are also seeking to punish two attorneys who worked on the effort. They want a …

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Trump Abandons David Perdue’s Bid For Georgia Gov

NBC News reports: Dark on TV. Trailing badly in polls. Written off by Republican political insiders nationally and in Georgia. Former Sen. David Perdue’s once-spirited primary challenge to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appears to be sputtering in the homestretch ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Even the man who recruited Perdue to run against Kemp — former President Donald Trump — seems …

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NYC Council Member Wants Staten Island To Secede

NY1 reports: It’s the attempted secession of Staten Island, the sequel. “If we could be our own city, we could control our own destiny in terms of education,” said City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli. “We could control our own destiny in terms of law enforcement, we could control our own destiny in terms of how big the government is, …

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GOP New Hampshire Gov To Veto “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Manchester’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday he would veto a piece of legislation that critics say could require New Hampshire schools to out LGBT children to their parents. Supporters of the bill termed the “Parental Bill of Rights” said they’re trying to give parents more of a say in their children’s lives, while critics argue it …

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Scott Calls Biden “Confused” In $1M+ Ad Campaign

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott started running a second ad Thursday in which he touts his “11-point plan to rescue America” and blasts the President as unable to perform the duties of the job. The “Our Policies” ad will have a seven-figure spend behind it. “You know with Joe Biden as President, all Americans have one thing in common. …

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McConnell PAC Spends $2M To Oppose Mo Brooks

From Alabama’s right wing Yellowhammer News: Alabama’s 2022 race for the U.S. Senate has proven that there is no love lost between U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Federal Election Commission (FEC) records unveiled last week that the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), a super PAC affiliated with the Senate GOP leader, has invested $2 …

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Virginia Republican State Rep Sues Barnes & Noble To Stop Them From Selling “Obscene” Pro-LGBTQ Books

From the Facebook page of Virginia Del. Tim Anderson: I am pleased to announce a major legal victory. Today, the Virginia Beach Circuit Court has found probable cause that the books Gender Queer and a Court of Mist and Fury are obscene to unrestricted viewing by minors. My client, Tommy Altman, has now directed my office to seek a restraining …

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Shapiro Spends Big To Push Pro-Johnny Depp Claims

Vice News reports: The Daily Wire spent tens of thousands of dollars promoting misleading news about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial on social media, the Citizens and VICE World News can reveal. The conservative outlet, founded by Ben Shapiro, is currently the second most popular news publisher on Facebook. It has so far spent between $35,000 and $47,000 …

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Fox Host Mocks Abortion Rights Protesters As “Women Past Their Prime Who Can’t Even Get Pregnant” [Video]

Crooks & Liars has the transcript: There are women who are past their prime, who can’t even get pregnant, but you will see them out there, screaming at the top of their lungs, almost resorting to violence because that’s just — it’s a religious tenet to these people and we have to understand that. I would stay away from these …

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Hungarian Strongman Viktor Orban Calls For Uniting With US Against White Replacement And LGBTQ Rights

The Guardian reports: Hungary’s nationalist leader, Viktor Orbán, will be the star speaker at an extraordinary session of America’s CPAC to be held in Hungary this week, in an effort to cement bonds between the radical right on both sides of the Atlantic under the banner of the “great replacement” ideology. In a speech on Monday, Orbán made explicit reference …

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Schlapp: Abortion Bans Will “Solve” White Replacement

“Roe v. Wade is being adjudicated at the Supreme Court right now, for people that believe that we somehow need to replace populations or bring in new workers, I think it is an appropriate first step to give the enshrinement in law the right to life for our own unborn children. “If you say there is a population problem in …

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Riot Panel Investigates Capitol Tour Given By GOP Rep

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has formally requested information from Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Georgia, about a US Capitol tour he gave to visitors the day before rioters stormed the building. In a letter to Loudermilk, the committee said they are looking for more information about the purpose of the tour and …

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DeSantis Spox Falls For Fake Story On “Anti-Gay Dog”

The New York Daily News reports: Ron DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw was ridiculed on social media this week after tweeting a fake news story about a gay-owned, anti-gay dachshund. On Monday, the conservative spokeswoman shared on Twitter the screenshot of a story, which was supposedly written by Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz, titled “This dog is the new face …

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GA Gov Candidate: The Founding Fathers “Destroyed” Native Americans So We Could “Worship Jesus Freely”

“The First Amendment right, which is our right to worship Jesus freely, that’s how we have a country. That’s how we have Georgia. That’s how we have – our founding fathers came over here and destroyed American Indians’ homes and their land. “They took it. Look at what they did to Native Americans for sacrifice. For us to have the …

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