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National Organization for Marriage attacks ‘radical’ Ron Paul with Iowa ad

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Making good on its threat to target Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage has released an advertisement in Iowa that brands him a “radical” who is unwilling to defend traditional marriage.

“There’s five days left,” Brian Brown, president of NOM, told the New York Times. “This is the critical period. This is a very unique election. People are still making up their minds in Iowa, and that’s why it’s important we do this now.”

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Paul has become the GOP’s leading presidential candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses and is the only candidate that has not signed NOM’s marriage pledge. Candidates who signed the pledge vowed to support a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as between only one man and one woman, protect the Defense of Marriage Act in court, appoint conservative judges, and create a presidential commission to investigate harassment of same sex marriage opponents.

The 30-second ad claims that Paul has “called for abolishing marriage altogether.”

“You may think of Ron Paul as a conservative, but when it comes to marriage he is a radical who would destroy traditional marriage in America,” the ad concludes.

Paul has said he personally believes that marriage is between one man and one woman, but the libertarian-leaning candidate opposes a federal marriage amendment, because it would interfere with a state’s right to define marriage for itself.

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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