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Conservative groups mistake academic study of romance novels for ‘government-funded porn’

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According to The Daily Caller‘s Patrick Howley, “Obama’s federal government funded [a] hardcore porn project.”

Conservative groups are already lining up to protest the “Popular Romance Project.”

“We are appalled that the federal government would use taxpayer funds to promote pornography,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media.

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Far from “promoting pornography,” the Popular Romance Project is an academic endeavor co-sponsored by the American Library Association and the Library of Congress Center for the Book. According to its official website, the Project “will explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.”

The Daily Caller‘s Howley mocks the project at length before linking its existence to what he believes were false Democratic claims about a Republican “War on Women” in the last election.

Women, however, make up 91 percent of romance readers, and are the target demographic for the Project whose existence Howley mocks.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received $914,000 over three years — a small fraction of its $153 million yearly operating budget — from “Obama’s federal government” to partially fund the project.

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In extreme crises, conservatism can turn to fascism. Here’s how that might play out

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5 movie "Back to the Future," Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) travels in a time machine from the 1980s to the 1950s. When he tells people of the '50s he is from the '80s, he is met with skepticism.

1950s person: Then tell me, future boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

This article first appeared at Salon.com.Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.

1950s person: Ronald Reagan? The actor? [chuckles in disbelief] Then who's vice president? Jerry Lewis [comedian]?

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Body language expert dissects the power dynamic at play in the iconic Nancy Pelosi photo

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Last week, President Donald Trump met with Democrats at the White House to discuss the way both sides could work to fix the President's mistakes in Syria. Democrats left the White House saying that the President had another meltdown during the meeting, which prompted Trump to claim Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was the one who had a meltdown. He then posted photos of Pelosi sitting quietly and another photo of Pelosi standing and pointing at him.

Body language expert Dr. Jack Brown posted the photo and gave his own analysis of what he believed was happening in the photo.

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Internet cracks up at possible fake Mitt Romney Twitter account — and wants him to ‘run against Trump as Pierre Delecto’

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UPDATE: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has confessed to the account being his. When an Atlantic reporter called to ask for comment and ask if he was the account, Romney replied, "C'est moi."

Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg wrote that she may have discovered a secret Mitt Romney Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto.

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