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Far-right rally falling apart as GOP candidate accuses ex-girlfriend of coked-up sexcapades with the Proud Boys: report

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For days, far-right activists and counterprotestors alike have been gearing up for the “Demand Free Speech Rally,” a gathering of right-wingers in Washington, D.C. scheduled to take place on Saturday to protest the deplatforming of various online provocateurs like Jacob Wohl and Laura Loomer.

But now, according to The Daily Beast, the plans for the rally have been thrown into chaos due to an alleged love triangle between a gadfly GOP congressional candidate and a far-right men’s group helping to organize the rally.

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On Wednesday, Omar Navarro tweeted that his now ex-girlfriend, self-proclaimed “MAGA relationship expert” DeAnna Lorraine, had been doing cocaine and “sleeping with the Proud Boys.” Lorraine denies the drug use allegation.

“I cannot agree with the drug lifestyle they follow,” said Navarro, who denounced the Proud Boys and is now refusing to speak at the event. This comes after Pizzagate conspiracy theorists Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, who were also billed as speaking at the rally, said they will not be attending.

Navarro, who is currently married to another woman he plans to divorce, is best known for his multiple failed congressional campaigns against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). In 2017, he was sentenced to probation for illegally installing a tracking device on his wife’s car.

The Proud Boys, a self-styled “Western chauvinist” group who live by a bizarre series of codes including when they are allowed to masturbate, are not officially in charge of the rally, but several of its top members have played central roles in organizing the event.

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Democrats could flip the Texas state house in 2020 — and reshape the national map

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Blue Texas? Democrats have long dreamt of winning Texas’s 38 electoral votes in the presidential election. That may still be a long shot, but a recent “Texodus” from Congress has given new talk to a political transformation across the Lone Star State that could have massive ramifications down the ballot and for decades to come.

This article was originally posted at Salon.

Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.

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"There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there," Biden argued, according to Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.

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”Because they know I respect the other team. I do. They’re decent people," Biden claimed. "They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now.”

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