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‘Anti-CPAC’ summit draws conservatives together with common goal: Stopping Trump

‘Anti-CPAC’ summit draws conservatives together with common goal: Stopping Trump

Hundreds of conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, but not for the Trumpalooza clown-car event known as the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. Instead, at the Principles First Summit the message was clear: Donald Trump poses a threat to our democracy, and if he is the Republican nominee many of them will vote for President Joe Biden despite disagreeing with him on many issues. Speakers at the event made clear that they intend to take their anti-Trump message to the Republican primary voters…

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ICYMI: GOP billionaires freak out, two Trumps stumble proudly

ICYMI: GOP billionaires freak out, two Trumps stumble proudly

Trump’s weekend at CPAC was a tour de force of bigotry and incompetence The conference had everything: lies, odd statements, racism, multiple Trump speeches, and neo-Nazis! GOP billionaires try to stop one of their worst candidates from making a comeback Gotta love it when the super rich use their money to make things … slightly less evil. Supreme Court won’t let red states help ban the abortion pill—for now Don’t utter a sigh of relief yet. Why conservative attacks on…

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Mitch McConnell tries to cling to power by bending the knee to Trump

Mitch McConnell tries to cling to power by bending the knee to Trump

House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have a long-standing mutual loathing, but that apparently won’t stop McConnell from bowing to Trump. The two men’s political teams have been in talks for McConnell’s endorsement, a reflection of just how desperate McConnell is to keep his weakening hold on his leadership position. This is the same McConnell who blistered Trump in a floor speech after the Kentucky senator voted to acquit Trump in the impeachment proceedings after the Jan. 6,…

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Trump’s underperformance in South Carolina is an anti-MAGA triumph

Trump’s underperformance in South Carolina is an anti-MAGA triumph

When Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley won 43% of the vote in New Hampshire’s GOP primary last month, it seemed like a probable blip in a nominating process that was destined to be dominated by front-runner Donald Trump. The Granite State’s highly educated electorate, with its healthy libertarian streak, was custom built to give Haley a hopeful but short-lived boost—a spirited protest vote—before Trump continued his glide path to the Republican nomination. But Haley’s surprise 40% showing in deeply conservative…

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