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Thursday, February 23, 2017

If Melania Trump Isn’t In Business, Why Are Her Companies Still Active?

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IMAGE: Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump waits to come into the spin room with his wife Melania after the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking



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The Breitbartification Of CPAC

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Reprinted with permission from Media Matters for America.

“My biggest fear is that later this week I will be among the legions at CPAC rearranging the furniture,” wrote Andrew Breitbart just days before the first Conservative Political Action Conference of President Barack Obama’s administration. “Instead, the conservative movement needs to think in revolutionary terms.”

Eight years later, Breitbart has passed away, but the revolution he started is at its peak: the media company he founded is everywhere at CPAC, and his successor is in the White House working for Breitbart News’ chosen candidate.

Former editor Milo Yiannopoulos is no longer on the program, but seven Breitbart editors and reporters will participate in panels and or give speeches at the conference this week.



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At CPAC, Steve Bannon Calls Media The Opposition Party That Is ‘Always Wrong’

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Reprinted with permission from Media Matters for America.

From the February 23 broadcast of the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference:

STEVE BANNON: You know but we’ve known it since August 15th, I think if you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition and now they’re portraying the administration, it’s always wrong. On the very first day that Kellyanne and I started, we reached out to Reince [Priebus] and Sean Spicer, Katie [Walsh]. It’s the same team that you know, everyday was grinding away on the campaign, the same team that did the transition, and if you remember, you know, the campaign was “the most chaotic”, by the media’s description the “most chaotic, the most disorganized, most unprofessional, had no idea what they were doing”, and then you saw them all crying, weeping that night on the 8th, when, and the reason it worked is President Trump.



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