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Rick Santorum: Media ‘perversion’ of Indiana law was rammed ‘down the public’s throat’

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In what is likely a prelude to yet another presidential run, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) spoke to members of the of the Iowa state legislature, touting his history of anti-gay rhetoric as a sign of his leadership qualities, in video captured by Caffeinated Thoughts.

Speaking to members of the legislature in the state that holds a defining straw poll in the year preceding a presidential election, Santorum defended Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), blaming the “firestorm” of criticism of the anti-gay legislation on the media because “leaders didn’t lead.”

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“I know you all as state legislators have seen what happened in Indiana and Arkansas.  What happened there was the media creating a firestorm and leaders didn’t lead,” Santorum said. “I have been through that firestorm.  I can go back 13 years when I was in the United States Senate and stood up and said if the Supreme Court decides a case this way  then all of these bad things are going to start happening and I said we would have same-sex marriage in 10 years.  I was wrong – it was five.”

He continued, “I always say when it comes to religious liberty now or the marriage issue or a whole bunch of other things we are losing these arguments simply because we are not making them.  We’re not making them because we are intimidated from making them.  That’s just a… if that continues then life as we know it, particularly the family, is going to be on a very, very bad track in the world.”

Santorum went on to promote himself as the leader the Republican party is looking for because he was  “fighting for the truth and not the perversion that we saw the media try to ram down the public’s throat about what Indiana and Arkansas were doing,” during the RFRA controversy.

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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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New York AG speaks out: The NRA ‘looted’ charitable funds — and it’s time for them to pay

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out the evidence she is bringing against the National Rifle Association in her lawsuit to force the breakup of the pro-gun organization.

"You say you found example after example of wrongdoing, financial mismanagement, total corruption, like Mr. LaPierre getting a $17 million contract with the NRA without board approval that paid him even after he lost — even after he would lose election as executive vice president," said host Erin Burnett. "What else did you find out?"

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The Lincoln Project trolls Trump with new video on America’s rising COVID-19 death toll

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President Donald Trump's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic is increasingly becoming a major campaign issue in the 2020 election.

On Tuesday, Trump taunted his detractors by reposting a video imagining him running for re-election for over 100 years, in violation of the constitution as currently written.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020

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