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UPDATED: Cheney Family Feud: Liz Attacks Same-Sex Marriage, Mary And Wife Strike Back

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The lowest temperature ever recorded in the state of Wyoming was -66 degrees, in 1933. This Thanksgiving at the Cheney ranch, just outside of Jackson Hole, it may indeed feel that chilly again.

Yesterday, water-boarding defender Liz Cheney had a chat with Fox News, perfectly timed to put the holidays on ice. Cheney, a Republican U.S. Senate hopeful, told “Fox News Sunday” that she does not support same-sex marriage (morals, you know,) despite having happily attended her sister Mary’s wedding to Heather Poe.

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Liz is a 47-year old Tea Party political activist and (former) professional Islamaphobe, who was forced to pay a fine for lying about the length of time she’s lived in Wyoming — for a fishing license, no less.

The daughter of the former Vice President on Sunday said that while she doesn’t “believe we ought to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation,” she does “believe in the traditional definition of marriage.” (Those points of view are not in conflict, are they?)

“If people are in a same-sex relationship and they want their partner to be able to have health benefits or be designated as a beneficiary on their life insurance, there’s no reason we shouldn’t do that,” said Cheney, whose attempt to unseat now-former friend of the family, Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, has been an absolute circus. “I also doesn’t support amending the constitution on this issue,” she added. “I do believe it’s an issue that got to be left up to the states. I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage. Listen, I love Mary very much. I love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we disagree.”

Yes, “just an issue on which we disagree.” Like, sausage or oyster stuffing. Apple or pumpkin pie. Equality or discrimination. Just issues on which they disagree.

Liz’s younger sister Mary has been the dutiful family member, keeping quiet all these years, occasionally accepting her parents’ support of her relationship with Poe, but rarely appearing in public or doing anything activist.

Apparently, Poe, however had had enough, and did what everyone does when there’s a family feud: she took to Facebook.

“I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday (yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law) and was very disappointed to hear her say ‘I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,'” Poe wrote on Facebook. Liz has been slammed for carpetbagging — attempting to run for office by recently buying a house in Wyoming to declare residency there.

“Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.

“To have her now say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least,” Poe wrote.

“I can’t help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other,” Poe continued — totally slamming Cheney for carpetbagging.

“I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.”

Touché!, Poe. That last line she wrote was taken from Dick Cheney, who, way back in 2009 said, “freedom means freedom for everyone.” He and Mary’s mother both support marriage equality. Liz is the only family member who does not, which should make next Thursday a great deal of fun, especially if Heather and Mary bring their two children to the ranch.

Mary Cheney shared her wife’s comment on Facebook.

“Couldn’t have said it better myself,” Mary wrote.

“Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree – you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.”

UPDATE # 1:
Cheney Family Feud Goes Viral, Dick Issues Comments — Defending His Anti-Gay Daughter

UPDATE#2:
Mary Cheney announced she “will not be seeing” Liz over the Holidays.

 

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Revealed: Trump Paid Off Millions in Secret Debt to North Korea-Linked Company While in Office

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There is a “chance” Donald Trump didn’t break the law by hiding debt from his 2016 presidential campaign’s financial disclosure reports, according to Forbes.

Documents obtained by the outlet show that the then-candidate failed to disclose $19.8 million in debt to Daewoo, a South Korean company with a history of ties to North Korea.

“There is a chance that Trump’s omission may have been legal,” the report said, noting that Trump may have used a loophole in the law.

“Although officials have to list personal loans on their financial disclosures, the law does not require them to include loans to their companies, unless they are personally liable for the loans. The Trump Organization documents do not specify whether the former president, who owned 100% of the entities responsible for the debt, personally guaranteed the liability, leaving it unclear whether he broke the law or merely took advantage of a loophole.”

Forbes also pointed out that Trump may have hidden the debt because Daewoo, at one time, “was the only South Korean company permitted to operate a business inside [North Korea].”

The documents, which were disclosed after being obtained by New York Attorney General Letitia James, said that Trump quickly eliminated the debt after taking office.

“Daewoo was bought out of its position on July 5, 2017,” one document explained.

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‘Big Whop’: Even Right-Wing Critics Are Slamming Elon Musk’s ‘Underwhelming’ Hunter Biden Twitter Escapade

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Right-wing Twitter users are weighing in to express their disapproval of the so-called bombshell “Twitter files” Elon Musk promised to deliver on Friday, December 2.

According to The Daily Beast, Musk was set to address Twitter’s decision to implement a policy that would restrict headlines and reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop from circulating on the social media platform. However, the leak ended up being a failure for many right-wing experts.

Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing radio host who previously served under the Trump administration, offered a critical response to Musk’s release after journalist Matt Taibbi shared a full Twitter thread about the findings.

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“So far, I’m deeply underwhelmed,” Gorka said, adding, “We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto [Califonia]. Big Whop.”

He went on to reiterate his arguments when grilled by his far-right followers who were convinced that Musk’s Twitter files were some kind of “smoking gun.”

Per the news outlet: “Responding to a user claiming the Twitter company emails were ‘a clear violation of the 1st Amendment,’ the radio host fired back: ‘Err no, it’s not the DNC asking a private company to censor has nothing to do with the First Amendment.’”

Speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine also disapproved of the release. “I feel that Elon Musk has held back some material,” she alleged. According to The Beast, Devine also claimed: “sinister forces were perhaps controlling Musk after the Twitter chief took a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier in the week.”

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She added, “In particular, there’s a tweet in which Matt Taibbi says he hasn’t seen any evidence that law enforcement specifically warned off Twitter from our story. But that’s just not correct.”

Free Beacon reporter Joe Simonson also echoed similar sentiments on Twitter. “Twitter files [are] underwhelming so far,” Simonson tweeted. “Just revealing what we already knew: Twitter was staffed by democrats who did the bidding of Democrats.”

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Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case

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Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.

Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.

Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.

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After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”

Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.

Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”

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“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.

A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.

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