MIAMI — The largest Democratic super PAC in the U.S. is launching a new series of attack ads starring a group of Florida Latinos who’ve fled oppressive governments in their home countries, featuring footage of President Donald Trump alongside images of Fidel Castro, Nicolás Maduro and Augusto Pinochet.Priorities USA, which teased this recent slate of ads last November, is using anti-Trump testimonials from one Cuban and three Venezuelan immigrants to compare Trump’s rhetoric to that of a Latin American “caudillo,” or an authoritarian dictator. The digital commercials will begin to publish on s...
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When FBI Director Christopher A. Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 2, he offered his insights on the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. Wray made it abundantly clear that those who carried out that attack were far-right "racially motivated extremists" and "militia violent extremists" — not antifa or anarchists as many Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump have been claiming. But Washington Post opinion writer Dana Milbank, in his March 2 column, warns that Trumpist Republicans will continue to distort the January 6 attack and promote their "antifa fantasies."
"On January 6 came the White supremacists," Milbank explains. "Now comes the whitewash….. In general, the Trump-appointed Wray testified, White supremacists are the 'biggest chunk' of the domestic terrorism threat and 'the most lethal.' But to hear the Republicans tell it, the country is besieged by left-wing anarchists."
After speculation turned into a full blown conspiracy theory that claimed the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was secretly designed to look like an obscure Nazi symbol, the design company that was hired to set up the stage has spoken out, saying the stage's resemblance to the "Odal Rune," which adorned the uniforms of some SS officers during WWII, was purely a coincidence.
Speaking to The Forward, Design Foundry, a stage design firm based in Hyattsville, Maryland, said it "had no idea that the design resembled any symbol, nor was there any intention to create something that did." Despite the company's explanation, the organizers of CPAC said they would not hire the company to do any work in the future due to the "unwelcome distraction."
"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday made what apparently was supposed to be a "joke" about a horrific crash in California involving a semi-tractor trailer and a Ford Expedition in which at least 13 people were killed.
"A 1997 Ford Expedition, with seats removed, had 25 people inside when the big rig slammed into the side of it at the intersection of State Route 115 and Norrish Road near Holtville, California," USA Today reports. "Federal authorities also said late Tuesday they were investigating any possible links to human smuggling. The crash occurred about 10 miles north of the border, and a Mexican government official said at least 10 of the victims were Mexican nationals."
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