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Crowdfunding website boots CEO because his Trump-boosting Fox News hosting gig was killing donations

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According to a report at The Daily Beast, a for-profit crowd funding site that raised money for politicians has cut ties with its CEO because his job hosting a Fox News program is having a deleterious effect on raising cash.

In a Medium.com post, headlined, “A stand against Trumpism, a stand for democracy,”  the new CEO of Crowdpac announced a reorganization, saying former CEO Steve Hilton is no longer a part of the organization.

“We’ve heard from many quarters of the Crowdpac community that, in light of Steve Hilton’s political profile, the use of our platform is seen as an endorsement of President Trump and his political movement,” acting CEO Jesse Thomas wrote.

“This isn’t even close to true, but it has created unnecessary drag for many of our users working to raise funds and build support for their campaigns on our platform,” Thomas continued about the host of weekly ‘The Next Revolution’ show shown on Fox. “Our business has been built around removing friction from participation for leaders and candidates, and any perceived endorsement of Trumpism, true or not, could hinder our growth and their success.”

Thomas added, that Trump and his antics “run counter to our values and the values of the vast majority of our users.”

The Daily Beast goes on to report that Thomas said Crowdpac is also halting fundraising for GOP candidates,“until we can figure out how to systematically confirm that those campaigns and candidates align with the values of our community in a way that Trumpism does not.”

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In a recent column for Fox, Hilton lashed out at Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for hurting Trump with his pay for play shenanigans, telling the embattled New York attorney to,  “apologize, pay back his swamp fees and tell us who else he pitched his services to.”

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Liz Cheney ignites a ferocious backlash with her ‘sickening’ attack on Ocasio-Cortez over Trump’s ‘concentration camps’

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was widely condemned for attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for comparing the Trump administration's border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.

The New York Democrat warned President Donald Trump's immigration policies violated human rights and could lead to something far worse, and called for action to prevent another Holocaust.

"‘Never Again’ means something," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We need to do something about it.”

Cheney lashed out at the freshman lawmaker and claimed that her remarks were insulting to Holocaust victims, and hinted they were possibly anti-Semitic.

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Fox News writer: Harvard reject was just ‘espousing conservatism’ when he used the N-word 11 times

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Michael Knowles argued for Fox News this week that Kyle Kashuv was only "espousing conservatism" when he was rejected by Harvard for using the N-word at least 11 times and calling to "kill all the f*cking Jews."

In an op-ed on the Foxnews.com website, Knowles asserted that Kashuv is being singled out by Harvard because he has conservative views.

"The cruel irony is that, while there is no evidence that Kyle Kashuv harbors any actual racial bigotry, there is plenty of evidence that Harvard does," Knowles wrote. "Plaintiffs in a major racial discrimination lawsuit against the university introduced evidence last year demonstrating that Harvard systematically disadvantages Asian-American applicants."

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Trump’s acting Pentagon chief abruptly resigns after FBI investigation delays his Senate confirmation hearing

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President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary abruptly resigned after an FBI investigation further delayed his confirmation hearings.

Patrick Shanahan has headed the Department of Defense since January, after James Mattis resigned, but the Pentagon has been fielding questions from the media about his personal life -- including accusations of abuse from his ex-wife, who was also arrested as part of a domestic dispute.

"Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family," Trump tweeted.

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