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Does Trump Support Roy Moore? White House Suggests No

The White House suggested Sunday that President Donald Trump sides with the accusers of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, even though Trump has kept quiet for weeks about the sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican contender.

November 20, 2017

No, Roy Moore, God Won’t Solve Our Problems

Roy Moore’s die-hard supporters have shown a vast capacity to accept his denials as a procession of women accuse him of sexual assault, fondling a 14-year-old and creeping out girls in malls. His evangelical followers are ready to believe him on that matter because they agree when he says that to be saved, we Americans must “turn from our wicked ways” and “come back to God.”

November 20, 2017
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Roy Moore, From The Gadsden Mall To The Ten Commandments Monument

The spectacle of 30-something Deputy District Attorney Roy Moore cruising the Gadsden, Alabama, mall hunting for high school girls to chat up, grope and “date” rivets our attention, and deservedly so. Not everyone’s attention, of course. As CNN’s Brian Stelter points out, Alabama’s own media have long overlooked his depredations.

November 19, 2017
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Washington Republicans Tried To Rig Alabama Election

The strange saga of Roy Moore’s senatorial bid in Alabama has made one thing clear: Nobody should doubt that the GOP is the modern political party most eager to rig election results—even when the target is a fellow Republican.

November 18, 2017

Our Country Turns To You, Alabama

“He picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsen, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes.

November 18, 2017
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Will Roy Moore Ruin Steve Bannon’s Reputation?

Steve Bannon would have you believe that he stands at the crossroads of history, directing traffic. Ever since he emerged as a national political figure in the latter stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Breitbart.com chairman has cultivated a reputation as a wily tactician…

November 17, 2017

Republicans Sneak Anti-Choice Language Into Tax Bill

The GOP tax plan before Congress has billions in gimmicks and giveaways for corporate interests. But none may be as far-reaching, from a social policy perspective, as language declaring human fetuses are legal persons for federal tax purposes.

November 17, 2017
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Roy Moore Proves The Moral Bankruptcy Of The Religious Right

He is a judge who was suspended from his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution of the United States. But that wasn’t enough to keep Roy Moore from winning the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

November 17, 2017
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Was Hannity Picked Up On Wiretaps Of Julian Assange?

Sean Hannity either broke a massive bombshell implicating the Trump administration in ongoing, illegal spying on journalists on his Fox News show last night, or he casually pushed yet another baseless conspiracy theory to his audience of 3 million viewers.

November 16, 2017
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Volvo Pulls Sean Hannity Ads Following Roy Moore Report

“Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” Hannity said. “With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago. The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident.”

November 15, 2017
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Advertisers Fleeing Fox’s Hannity

HelloFresh, Hubble Contacts, the Society for Human Resource Management, Hebrew National, ReddiWip, Untuckit, and Volvo have joined a growing list of companies that have distanced themselves from Sean Hannity’s Fox News program…

November 14, 2017
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Why Sebastian Gorka WIll Make Fox News Even Worse

On Wednesday, Sean Hannity announced that former White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka would be joining Fox News as a national security strategist. Experts have repeatedly questioned Gorka’s supposed national security expertise.

November 13, 2017
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Alabama State Rep. Wants To Prosecute Moore’s Accusers

An Alabama state legislator believes Roy Moore’s accusers should be criminally prosecuted for coming forward now with decades-old allegations that he molested them when they were teenagers. Following allegations in the Washington Post that Moore made sexual advances toward four then-teen girls when he was in his 30s…

November 11, 2017
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White Supremacist Leader Recently Donated To Roy Moore’s Campaign

Moore is a right-wing pundit and twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court judge who holds extreme and toxic views on LGBTQ rights, religion, and environmentalism, among other issues. The Washington Post recently reported that Leigh Corfman said Moore molested her when she was 14 and he was 32.

November 11, 2017
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Roy Moore And The Rot In Conservative Politics

The Washington Post’s explosive investigation into Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct with underage girls has provided a distressingly clear look at the moral rot that has infested conservative politics. Moore, who stands credibly accused of sexual misconduct by multiple on-the-record sources…

November 11, 2017
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The Clownish Right-Wing Attempt To Discredit Roy Moore Report

Right-wing websites are hyping the absurd claim of a user on Twitter that The Washington Post offered to pay an Alabama woman to say that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had engaged in sexual misconduct.

November 11, 2017
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We Are Now One State Closer To Having A Corporate-Dominated Constitutional Convention

While Democrats on Wednesday were feeling encouraged and empowered by Tuesday’s coast-to-coast rejection of Trumpism, Republican legislators who control Wisconsin did what the GOP does best in elections: voted to rig the system to favor their agenda. Only this time the target wasn’t voter suppression; it was the U.S. Constitution.

November 11, 2017
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Fox News Shrugged Off Tuesday’s Historic Elections As If They Were No Big Deal

Election night 2017 saw an exceptional number of wins for the Democratic Party, especially in gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. Fox News hummed along in its news coverage Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and managed to essentially skip over reporting this news.

November 9, 2017
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Russians And Right-Wing Revive Pizzagate Fraud

A prominent fake news website whose Facebook page has been verified by Facebook and which has been accused by experts of being a Russian proxy has revived the debunked fake news conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate” in a new article. The article has also been promoted by Michael Flynn Jr.

November 8, 2017
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Google Ads Pushing Fake News On Texas Shooting

On November 5, a gunman opened fire and killed at least 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX. The alleged gunman, Devin Patrick Kelly, was court martialed while in the Air Force in 2012 on charges of “assaulting his wife and child” and has been accused of stalking ex-girlfriends.

November 8, 2017
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Lax Texas Gun Laws Enabled Sutherland Massacre

The mass shooting taking place just a month after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, where 58 were killed and 500 more injured, joining a long list of mass shootings in the United States each year. According to the Gun Violence Archive database, the Sutherland shooting marks the 307th mass shooting so far in 2017.

November 8, 2017
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Yes, The Phony War On Christmas Just Flared Up Again

Bill O’Reilly, who paid $32 million to keep sexual harassment charges quiet, spent a significant amount of time pretending there is a war on Christmas. Over the course of several years, in the rare moments when he was not allegedly harassing women on his staff, O’Reilly was piously calling for more holiness in the holidays.

November 8, 2017
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Texas Governor Says Only God Can Stop Mass Shootings (But He Worships NRA)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. The day after a gunman massacred 26 churchgoers in his home state, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, when asked during a televised interview how America might stop the regularity of mass shootings, “You do that by working with God.” It’s interesting that Abbott can’t seem to think of anyone else who […]

November 7, 2017
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Obsessed With Violence And Awaiting ‘Revolution,’ Far Right Got Another Church Massacre

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. We are living in very sick times. But make no mistake—the group that is most obsessed with violence, that worships firearms, defends gun rights to no end and fantasizes about civil strife, is the far right. By late Sunday, everyone across America who had a TV or internet connection had […]

November 7, 2017

Papa John’s Is The Official Alt-Right Pizza, Nazis Say

The white supremacist website the Daily Stormer announced Thursday that Papa John’s pizza is the official pie of the alt-right, posting a picture of a pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni slices. The caption reads, “Papa John: Official pizza of the alt-right?”

November 5, 2017