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OAN CEO Urges Viewers To Pressure Cable Providers

Media Matters reports: One America News Network recently interviewed its founder and owner, Robert Herring, wherein he made desperate plays to ideologically link OAN to popular conservative figures and goad the audience into contacting cable providers to pick up the network. Herring’s interview — which has aired at least seven times as of Friday morning — covered a wide variety …

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Rioter Busted By Belly Tattoo Pleads Guilty To Felony

The Times Of San Diego reports: A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting multiple police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. James Burton McGrew, 40, admitted to joining in a mob of people who overtook police officers guarding the Capitol, then later attacking officers during a series of altercations. He is set to be …

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Philly Paper: We Can’t Endorse These GOP Crazies

From the editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer: When we sent a survey to Republican candidates in the Senate race to ascertain their positions on a range of issues, we learned that nearly everyone in the field felt our questions were biased and unfair. In their view, among the most problematic queries that we asked was: Who won the 2020 …

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Arizona Senate Candidate: Women Earn The Same As Men, The Gender Pay Gap Is A “Left Wing Narrative”

Changing America reports: An Arizona Republican Senate candidate recently waved off the existence of a gender pay gap in the U.S., arguing that the measure is merely a myth perpetuated by Democrats and when controlling for “dangerous” jobs that are mostly held by men, “things are actually pretty equal.” “Women are not paid less in America than men,” Blake Masters, …

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POLL: Budd +27 Over McCrory In GOP NC Senate Race

The Hill reports: Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) is surging ahead of former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the final stretch before the state’s Senate primary, according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. In a 14-way primary match-up, Budd tops the field at 43 percent, while McCrory trails in a distant second place at 16 percent. …

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Steve Bannon Claims Ukrainian Border Is “Ill-Defined”

Media Matters has the transcript: This Ukraine thing is an embarrassment and you’re dead wrong and nobody in the world can sit there and make the argument it’s in the vital national security interest of the United States. It does not exist. The vital national security interest of the United States is on the southern border of the United States. …

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Axios: Trump To Join Motivational Speaking Circuit

Axios reports: Donald Trump has found a new way to milk his ex-presidency — and test another — hitting the lucrative motivational speaking circuit with more fervor than any other active U.S. politician in history. It’s a way to build support for a possible 2024 presidential bid while potentially pocketing large speaking fees as many of his iconic properties are …

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Court Boots David Perdue’s “Paranoid” Election Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: Former senator and current Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue’s (R) lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results failed on Thursday, after a judge found little to support it beyond “speculation, conjecture, and paranoia.” Borrowing language originating from Miguel de Cervantes’s immortal novel, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert C.I. McBurney suggested that Perdue was tilting at windmills. …

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FL Man Pleads Guilty In Capitol Riot, Faces Five Years

From the Justice Department: Florida man pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Robert Flynt Fairchild, Jr., 40, of Orlando, …

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Cawthorn Introduces Bill That Would Require CDC To “Include Aborted Children In Death Numbers, Rates”

Just in via press release: Today, U.S. Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC-11) introduced the “Seeking Official Uncounted Lives Statistics Act” or the “SOULS Act”. This legislation requires the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to include, to the extent possible, aborted children in death numbers and rates. Under the current standard, the CDC does not list abortion …

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Idaho Hospital Sues Ammon Bundy For Defamation

Law & Crime reports: St. Luke’s Health System and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center sued Ammon Bundy, his campaign for Idaho governor, his consultant Diego Rodriguez, and three of his organizations—Freedom Man Press, LLC, Freedom Man PAC, and People’s Rights Network—for defamation and harassment on Wednesday. The hospital alleges that campaign depended on Bundy and his followers using “slick marketing …

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Trump Denounces Surging PA GOP Senate Candidate

From the world’s most famous liar: Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats” and raised questions over her biography — while indicating he’d still back her in a general if she does indeed clinch the GOP nomination. She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or …

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Loony Laura Loomer: “Even Gitmo Is Too Good For RINO Scumbags” Ronna McDaniel And Kevin McCarthy

“Even Gitmo is too good for Ronna Romney. Okay? Even Gitmo is too good for Kevin McCarthy and all of these scumbag RINOs in the NRCC and NRSC, who threw our president and threw patriots under the bus and allowed for the Democrats to steal the election. “You ever see 2000 Mules, right? Go watch it. Everybody who’s watching this, …

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Riot Panel Subpoenas McCarthy, Jordan, Biggs, Brooks

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol is taking the extraordinary step of sending subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers who have rejected the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate. In addition to McCarthy, the Democrat-led panel is subpoenaing Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mo Brooks …

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Cawthorn Roasted Over Tweet About Aid To Ukraine

The Independent reports: Representative Madison Cawthorn from North Carolina was mocked on social media after he wrote that he wished the US would spend $40 billion on veterans instead of on Ukraine. “Imagine if we spent $40 Billion on veterans,” the representative tweeted. Political commentators later mocked Mr Cawthorn by pointing out that the country’s Veteran Affairs (VA) department had …

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Famed PA Bread Brand Bankrolls QAnon Gov Candidate

Billy Penn reports: The family behind Martin’s potato bread has put itself behind Doug Mastriano, a South Central Pa. state senator who rose to prominence as a Trump-supporting election denier, and espouses what some define as Christian nationalist rhetoric. Jim Martin gave $110k to Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign last year — $10k in May and another $100k in December, just before …

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Judge Tosses Riot Plea Deal For Notorious Extremist

Buzzfeed News reports: Anthime “Tim” Gionet, a far-right internet troll known as “Baked Alaska” who livestreamed inside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, torched his own plea hearing almost immediately after it began, proclaiming his innocence and prompting the judge to set a trial date instead. Gionet had been set to plead guilty to one of the lowest-level …

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Fox Poll: Effective Three-Way Tie In PA Senate Race

Fox News reports: Mehmet Oz and Kathy Barnette gain significant ground as support for David McCormick dips, making it a tight three-way race in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate. In March, businessman McCormick led television celebrity Dr. Oz by 9 points (24%-15%). A new Fox News survey of Pennsylvania GOP primary voters shows the candidates trading places, with Oz …

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Capitol Rioter Arrested On Multiple Felony Charges

From the Justice Department: A North Carolina man was arrested today for assaulting law enforcement officers during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. David Joseph Gietzen, 38, of Sanford, North Carolina, …

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Rick Scott Launches National Anti-Biden Ad Campaign

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott continues to get plenty of earned media for his “11-point plan to rescue America,” but by the end of the week, he will augment that with some paid commercials allowing viewers to hear the Florida Senator unfiltered. The new 30-second spot goes after President Joe Biden and is entitled “Biden vs. Scott.” The spot …

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