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Ann Coulter defends Roy Moore’s ‘creepy’ predation of underage and teenage girls: ‘This was nearly 50 years ago’

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Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter on Thursday defended embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations he preyed on underage girls when he was in his 30’s, arguing that back in those days it wasn’t as “creepy” as it is now.

“If you haven’t read the Washington Post article to the viewers, they will be talking about how there are all these women coming forward,” Coulter said. “No. There’s one. There is one allegation of a woman.

Coulter was referring to Leigh Corfman, the woman who alleges that in 1979, Moore—then a 32-year old assistant district attorney—undressed her and attempted to engage in inappropriate sexual conduct with her. Three other women allege that Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

“Yes, he dated girls who were 17, 19 when he was 30,” Coulter said. “We might find that a little creepy today, but this was nearly 50 years ago. The one serious allegation is a woman—or at the time she was 14 years old who claims actual molestation. But—And who knows. I’d like to see what his response is. But, you can’t help thinking about the timing here, Laura.”

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article’s headline said Moore preyed on “underage girls.” In fact, the report indicated he preyed on one underage girl; the others were over the age of 16. The headline had been changed to reflect that distinction.

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Legal scholar tracks down the bizarre origins of the right-wing phrase Justice Kavanaugh used in a new opinion

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh was appointed the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump for one clear purpose: to fortify the majority of conservative justices than can protect the right-wing agenda through the judicial branch.

And while there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that Kavanaugh will be a dutiful player in this role, there always remains a possibility that a justice will go rogue once appointed and fail to follow the wishes of the party behind his or her nomination. But in a new majority opinion announced on Monday, joined by the other four Republican appointees on the court, Kavanaugh sent a clear signal that he’s a party man to his core.

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Disgraced former Rep. Allen West: God told me to run for office again — this time from Texas

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Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on Monday that God has called on him to run for Congress again.

West, who was disciplined in the military for conducting a mock execution on an Iraqi, became a conservative torchbearer while in Congress. During his tenure, he asserted that over 80 Democratic members were communists.

In a blog post on Monday, West explained that he had not intended to seek office again.

"I believe that you must fix your eyes firmly upon God," he said. "So, here I am in Texas, where I came, not to seek any political office, however, there is a calling."

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Far-right motive seen in German pro-migrant official’s murder

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German prosecutors said Monday they suspect a far-right motive in the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant city official that stunned the country two weeks ago.

This would make the night-time killing of Walter Luebcke, 65, with a close-range gun shot to the head "a political assassination," they said.

A man in custody, identified only as 45-year-old Stephan E., is believed to have killed Kassel city administration chief Luebcke on June 2, federal prosecutors said.

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