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‘Just cover me with a bucket of blood’: Glenn Beck is not handling Ted Cruz’s Trump endorsement well

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Commentator Glenn Beck had a bit of a meltdown after his Monday interview with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz threw his weight behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a surprise endorsement last week.

The Tea Party favorite and former presidential candidate appeared on Beck’s radio show to explain his about-face on the stand he took against Trump at the Republican National Convention.

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“That was not what I expected,” Beck said, fidgeting and polishing his glasses as his crew sat around him in dejected silence.

“For the very first time,” he lamented, “I heard Ted Cruz calculate. When that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me.”

“But it’s my fault,” he said. “Its my fault for believing that men can be George Washington.”

He fretted that maybe he should have endorsed Marco Rubio, which would have been the politically expedient course, “Instead I said, ‘Let’s find a truly honorable man,’ and that will always let you down.”

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“Right now, we have become PETA,” Beck said. “Shame on us! Why not just, if you won’t vote for Hillary or you won’t vote for Trump, why not just cover me in a bucket of blood? Why not just shame me in the public square? Why not run them out of business? They’re climate deniers!”

“There is no difference between the two teams anymore,” he huffed. “Which one is for the idea that all men are created equal? That all men have a right to pursue their happiness and make their own g*dd*amn decisions? Which one? Which one?”

“I contend it’s neither of them,” said Beck. “So let’s just soak each other in buckets of blood.”

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By many reports, Beck’s once-ambitious media empire is beset by crises, economically failing and currently torn by multiple lawsuits. Beck’s former protege and business partner Christopher Balfe is suing Beck and his company Mercury Arts, alleging that Beck has driven the company “into the ground due to his own erratic behavior, excessive spending, and mismanagement.”

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Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson send anti-trans signals to Trump’s evangelical base

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While Trump grabs headlines, his Cabinet members quietly use transphobia to shore up white evangelical support

The white evangelical vote is almost certainly a lock for Donald Trump in 2020, but it appears the president is taking no chances of losing this critical voting block. One major part of that strategy appears to be quietly deploying his Cabinet members, especially those associated with the Christian right, to generate stories highlighting the Trump administration's overt bigotry toward trans people, and its eagerness to deprive trans Americans of basic rights.

Just this week, both Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson snagged coverage by making community visits that were ostensibly for noble purposes, but were clearly meant to signal to Christian right voters their hostility to trans rights.

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Intelligence official directly contradicts Trump administration’s excuses for suppressing whistleblower

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A top official in the intelligence community has disputed the factual basis for the Trump administration’s suppression of a whistleblower complaint believed to regard the potential misconduct of the president himself, a new letter released Thursday revealed.

The letter was made public by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA). He is locked into a fierce and potentially explosive dispute with an array of forces within the administration to obtain the complaint, which was made through proper channels by an intelligence official last month to the community’s inspector general. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was “credible” and “urgent,” and subsequent reporting from the Washington Post found that it concerns a “promise” made by Trump in communication with a foreign leader.

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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