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Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Gravely Ill With Cancer

The Forward reports: Billionaire casino magnate and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is being treated for cancer. Adelson, 85, has been out of his office since late December due to side-effects from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A lawyer representing one of Adelson’s casinos referred to his health as “dire” in court today. Adelson is worth $39 billion, according to the …

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Charlie Kirk At CPAC: Trump’s Presidency Has Revealed That Liberals Have Always Hated This Country [VIDEO]

“One of the things that Donald Trump has done is he has not changed the left—he has revealed them. This is who they have always been. They have always hated this country. I’m so sick and tired of saying, ‘We should give the benefit of the doubt to liberals’ and say, ‘Well, they mean well.’ “If you want to fundamentally …

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Rotten Tomatoes Moves To Thwart Right Wing Trolls

NBC News reports: Rotten Tomatoes is fighting back against trolls. The powerful movie review aggregation website announced Monday it would ban user comments before a film premieres in theaters. The move is in part a bid to crack down on what it called “non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership.” The …

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Study Links Anti-Vax Movement To Rise Of Populism

The Guardian reports: Scepticism about the use of vaccines for children has risen across Europe in line with votes for populists, according to a study, which proposes that public health officials should track populist parties in opinion polls as a proxy signal for vaccine hesitancy. Big surges in the number of measles cases and deaths map to countries where populist …

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Poll: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals In Most States

Gallup reports: The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology. In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average, including 19 “highly conservative” states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points. Meanwhile, in six states, there are more liberals than …

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Dana Loesch: The #MeToo Movement Was Invented To Hijack Real Abuse And Use It As A Political Weapon

“Any allegation provided by a woman is supposed to be enough, isn’t it? Isn’t that how everyone wanted this Me Too moment to work? You believe all women. You believe all women whether or not the evidence exists. They’re asking for evidence so I guess, what, they’re calling her a liar? Are they shaming the woman and calling her a …

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Ben Shapiro Challenges Ocasio-Cortez To Debate

Heavy reports: Conservative commentator and provocateur Ben Shapiro wants to take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for Congress from New York. In a tweet, Shapiro said that he would donate to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign if she agreed to hold a debate with him. There’s been no reaction from the Ocasio-Cortez twitter account as yet. The relationship between Ocasio-Cortez has been …

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NRA Awards Rifle To FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At CPAC For His “Courage Under Fire” In Ending Net Neutrality

The Hill reports: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai received the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. The NRA-sponsored award was given to Pai in recognition of months of heavy criticism over his successful push to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules. Pai led the push to …

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SRSLY: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Grants “Exclusive” Interview To His Wife At Right Wing Site

From the increasingly far-right Daily Caller: Justice Clarence Thomas is in his 27th term in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he agreed to become the 341st leader interviewed for my Daily Caller News Foundation series. Now at age 69, he is looking back on his life with gratitude and discernment with valuable lessons for others. People often want to define …

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FBI Investigated David Clarke Over Plane Incident

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Long after federal prosecutors decided not to pursue criminal charges against then-Sheriff Dave A. Clarke Jr. over his treatment of a fellow airline passenger, an FBI agent’s request to search Clarke’s private gmail account was filed in federal court late Thursday. In a March 7 affidavit in support of a search warrant request, Special Agent Jennifer …

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Fox’s Howard Kurtz Mocks Nutjob James O’Keefe Over Attempted WaPo Sting That “Backfired Spectacularly”

Raw Story reports: A Fox News panel on Tuesday burned right-wing propagandist James O’Keefe’s failed attempt to trick the Washington Post into reporting a false sexual misconduct allegation against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, as panelist Howard Kurtz said the stunt “backfired spectacularly.” In particular, Kurtz mocked O’Keefe for thinking that he could simply send undercover Project Veritas agent Jamie …

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AP Sues Laura Ingraham’s Site Over Bounced Check

Buzzfeed reports: The Associated Press is suing LifeZette for more than $49,000, claiming that the Laura Ingraham-helmed website failed to pay months of licensing fees. The complaint, filed on Friday in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleges that LifeZette entered into a year-long licensing agreement to use AP content in July 2015, agreeing to pay $4,200 per month. The AP …

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Wingnut Leader Brent Bozell Calls For Right Wing Protests Outside Local News Affiliates Nationwide

Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is best known here for his December 2011 appearance on Fox News when he called President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead.” Today he’s very upset about Trump’s treatment by the media. Because of course. Via press release: “The leftist media are out of control and the American people know it and are furious. These …

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Texas Supreme Court Justice: Deny Benefits To Gay Spouses Because Marriage Is For Making Babies

The opinion of this Roy Moore wannabe was in the minority but Slate warns of what it portends. Mark Joseph Stern writes: On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling holding that cities may not deprive married same-sex couples the benefits it provides to opposite-sex couples. The court’s decision leaves in place a pro-equality ruling …

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BRITAIN: Brexit Advocate Resigns As Head Of Right Wing Party Now That He “Has His Country Back”

He’s leaving the mess for somebody else to clean up. The BBC reports: Nigel Farage says he is standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party. Mr Farage said his “political ambition has been achieved” with the UK having voted to leave the EU. He said the party was in a “pretty good place” and said he would not …

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SCOTUS PLOY: Ted Cruz Leads Right Wing Campaign To Kill End-Of-Year Senate Lame Duck Session

The Hill reports: Ted Cruz is leading a conservative effort to end any chance of a lame-duck congressional session at the end of the year. Cruz, a freshman senator from Texas running for president, and right-leaning groups see huge dangers in having a session after the November elections, which they think could be used to move legislation backed by President …

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Wingnut Group: Use ProPay Not PayPal

The right wing group 2nd Vote, whose primary function is to facilitate the boycotts of progressive-minded corporations, has found an alternative to PayPal. They write: In the last few days, our research team has taken a very close look at a payment processing company based in Lehi, Utah called ProPay. This company was of particular interest because, ProPay has made …

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Media Matters Exposes “Web Of Self-Dealing & Dark Money” Behind Smearing Of Merrick Garland [VIDEO]

As I noted a few days ago, the Judicial Crisis Network was known as the Judicial Confirmation Network before President Obama took office. Clip recap: A Media Matters investigation of the discredited right-wing group Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), the main source of baseless smears against, and false characterizations of, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, reveals a familial web of self-dealing …

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Lands’ End Apologizes To Right Wingers After Publishing Gloria Steinem Interview In Latest Catalog

Right wingers have deluged the Facebook page for Lands’ End with vows to boycott the company because they dared to publish an interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem in their latest catalog. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Lands’ End quickly backpedaled this week from an association with feminist Gloria Steinem after hearing complaints from customers and the publication of an article …

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Right Wing Think Tank: Liberals And The Media Are Partially Responsible For Oregon Militia Shootout

The National Center for Public Policy Research, which once had disgraced lobbyist and felon Jack Abramoff on its board, this afternoon denounced liberals and the lamestream media for giving those heavily armed Oregon militants the idea to occupy federal property. Via press release: Left-wing activists and news outlets that only partially cover their activities are in part to blame for …

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