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Ted Cruz boasts about endorsement from anti-gay pastor and convicted stalker

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GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz considers it a boasting point that a convicted stalker religious fanatic has endorsed him, according to Right Wing Watch.

Cruz published a list of Christian leaders who endorse his bid for the White House, and among them is Philip “Flip” Benham, a man who likens Muslims, LGBT people and Unitarians to the devil. Benham was also convicted of stalking an abortion provider, handing out hundreds of “wanted” posters bearing the physician’s name and photograph.

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“I am excited to be surrounded by so many people of faith,” Cruz said in a statement on his website. “Believers are alarmed that their values are not being represented, nor their liberties respected, in Washington. This list reflects a wide range of denominations, ministries, geography, and church size.”

Benham heads Operation Save America, a radical anti-abortion group that “unashamedly takes up the cause of preborn children in the name of Jesus Christ. We employ only biblical principles. The Bible is our foundation; the Cross of Christ is our strategy; the repentance of the Church of Jesus Christ is our ultimate goal.”

According to RWW, Benham organized a campaign to harass the federal judge overseeing the case of anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Benham also blamed the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado on Democrats and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting on the separation between church and state.

Putting himself in the company of religious radicals and bigots is nothing new for Cruz, who earlier this month spoke at a religious conference organized by Kevin Swanson, a pastor who believes LGBT people should be executed.

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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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