CPAC helped bring the 'alt-right' into the conservative movement -- now insists it wants these racists out

This week, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual right-wing summit hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU), plans to feature a speech titled “The Alt Right Ain’t Right at All” by ACU executive director Dan Schneider.

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Here are 5 ridiculous right-wing Christian predictions about same-sex marriage that still haven't come true

Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decision, which, if Religious Right activists were to be believed, was to usher in a horrible tyranny that would lead to mass deaths and war.

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Here are the 7 most ridiculous defenses of Donald Trump's racist attacks -- so far

While Donald Trump is trying to walk back his racist attacks on a federal judge by insisting that he never attacked Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s ethnicity or heritage when, in fact, he did several times (a familiar pattern with Trump), his GOP defenders are straining credulity to defend him.

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Trump is a full-blown nutter: Here are 58 unhinged conspiracy theories the Republican leader has promoted

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump not only surrounds himself with conspiracy theorists, he has spent years pushing conspiracy theories himself, much to the delight of his supporters.

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These are some of the most twisted conservative responses to the Sandy Hook massacre

This article originally appeared on Right Wing Watch

Last month, Donald Trump appeared on “The Alex Jones Show,” where he told the right-wing pundit that he has an “amazing” reputation, unlike other journalists, whom Trump commonly refers to as “scum.” Among Jones’ many wild conspiracy theories is his belief that the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which took place three years ago today, was “staged” by the Obama administration.

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Republicans to rally for 'liberty' with pastor who defends death penalty for gays

Republican presidential candidates seem to be competing over who will denounce the (nonexistent) persecution of Christians in America the loudest, with Mike Huckabee decrying the supposed “criminalization of Christianity” and Ted Cruz lambasting the “atheist Taliban” and the gay “jihad” against “people of faith.”

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Ben Carson's budget plan makes absolutely no sense

CNBC is hosting tonight's Republican presidential debate, and the business news network is likely to press candidates on their views on fiscal and economic policy. This presents a great opportunity to raise questions about the proposals offered by the new GOP frontrunner, Ben Carson, who is leading polls among Iowa Republicans and tops the most recent New York Times/CBS News survey of Republican voters nationwide. While Carson's string of bigoted and head-scratching statements have received the most attention from the media, his fiscal plan deserve scrutiny, as it relies on pure fantasy. His policies include:

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The Kim Davis saga and the religious right’s skewed view of religious freedom

When Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in Louisiana, turned away a couple looking to get married in 2009, he cited personal objections to justify his decision to withhold a marriage license. Bardwell wasn't hailed as a culture war hero, greeted with a campaign rally or praised by presidential candidates. Instead, the state's Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, said that Bardwell should lose his job: "This is a clear violation of Constitutional rights and federal and state law. Mr. Bardwell's actions should be fully reviewed by the Judiciary Commission and disciplinary action should be taken immediately, including the revoking of his license."

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Takeover! Jade Helm 15 and eight other Obama plots that keep the right up at night

A military operation in the southwest United States has launched right-wing conspiracy theorists into a full blown panic. But fringe conservatives are not the only ones expressing fears about a military takeover -- Republicans like Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott have also said they are concerned about Operation Jade Helm 15. As Brian Tashman of Right Wing Watch explains in this piece, it's hardly the first time conservatives have feared President Barack Obama was involved in bizarre undercover plots against the United States.

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Revolution! Anti-gay activists threaten uprising if Supreme Court approves marriage equality

Next week the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could end up making marriage equality the law of the land. It comes at a time when gay marriage has never had more support from the American public. But the culture warriors who have been fighting it for decades are not about to give up, as Brian Tashman of Right Wing Watch explains in this deeply researched piece. Looking back at how this battle has evolved, Tashman shows that the forces against marriage equality are now talking in terms of civil war.

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