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Boehner: I’m Spending $3 Million Defending DOMA To Show Obama He Doesn’t Make The Rules

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John Boehner at a Thursday press conference shockingly admitted the reason — at least one of them —  that he is supporting DOMA in court is to show Barack Obama that the two-term President doesn’t get to make the rules. Boehner, as both Speaker of the House and as the head of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) has secretly and repeatedly increased the budget of his hand-picked lawyer who is defending DOMA in the federal courts. That figure is now $3 million. The lawyer is Paul Clement, who, by the way, has lost every DOMA case he’s tried.

“DOMA was a law passed by the House, the Senate and signed into law by President Clinton,” Boehner told reporters. “And in our system of government, the administration doesn’t get to decide what’s constitutional. The Supreme Court does. And our financing the lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure that we know what’s constitutional and what isn’t.”

So, Speaker Boehner is spending $3 million of your tax dollars to “make sure that the proper forum was used”?

Baloney.

Republican and Democratic Presidents over the past fifty years have decided to not defend 13 different laws because they deemed them unconstitutional. The BLAG never stepped in — until now — to defend those laws in court.

Boehner is not telling the truth. And DOMA has already been deemed unconstitutional by dozens of federal judges, so he’s being even more deceitful.

READ:DOMA-Defender John Boehner ‘Can’t Imagine’ Supporting A Gay Child’s Same-Sex Marriage

Boehner not once has even mentioned the lives his actions are negatively impacting.

The full truth is Boehner is extremely anti-gay, as evidenced by him appointing to a government job with international importance, the co-founder of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, Robert P. George.

Here’s what we wrote a few days ago about the subject upon reporting the news that Boehner said he “can’t imagine” supporting his own child’s same-sex marriage:

One year ago this week, John Boehner appointed National Organization For Marriage(NOM) co-founder and former Chairman Dr. Robert P. George to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioners at the USCIRF are government employees, and hold their posts for two years.

Last year, Dr. George appeared on anti-gay advocate and founder of James Dobson’s show claimed that President Barack Obama’s policies were a “weapon” of the federal government designed to “undermine religious liberty.”

Days after George’s appointment to the USCIRF, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released previously-sealed court documents that included internal NOM documents which provide a road map and board-approved strategy for using race-baiting and religion as tactics to divide the Democratic party on the issue of same-sex marriage and to bring down President Obama.

Dr. George is credited with writing the Manhattan Declaration, which has been signed by Christian Evangelical leaders who promise “resistance to the point of civil disobedience against any legislation that might implicate their churches or charities in abortion, embryo-destructive research or same-sex marriage.”

George has been praised by the late anti-gay activist, Chuck Colson, and in 2011 Dr. George wrote that “‘gay marriage’ will inevitably undermine all marriages.”

Boehner begins at the 1:03 mark:
Video and transcript via The Daily Caller

 

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Putin’s ‘Iron Doll’ Says Russia ‘Will Have to Think Whether to Re-Install’ Trump ‘Again’: Report

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A political commentator and television host on Russian state TV appears to have suggested Russia installed Donald Trump as president in 2016, attempted to do so in 2020, and has yet to decide whether or not to do so again.

Russia “will have to think whether to re-install him again as the American president. We haven’t decided yet,” declared Olga Skabeyeva, known as the “Iron Doll of Putin TV” due to her criticism of the Russian president’s opponents.

The Daily Beast’s Julia Davis, who is the creator of the Russian Media Monitor, posted the video to Twitter, as Mediaite reported.

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“The other day, Trump promised to destroy the Russian Federation,” Skabeyeva says, according to subtitles in the video Davis posted. “To destroy Putin’s hegemony, as he put it.” Skabeyeva suggested Trump might lose Putin’s support as a result.

Citing her “recent remarks about the onset of ‘World War III,'” that “raised eyebrows across the world,” Insider in April called Skabeyeva “one of Russian state media’s most prominent propagandists.”

A 158-page bipartisan and unanimous report published by the Republican majority Senate Intelligence Committee in 2020 revealed that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help Donald Trump win the White House.

 

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Trump Endorsed Pro-Gun GOP Nominee Apologizes After Urging People to ‘Move On’ Hours After July 4 Mass Shooting

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The far-right pro-gun Republican nominee for governor of Illinois has apologized “if” his remarks, telling people to “move on” from the Highland Park Independence Day massacre that left six people dead and dozens wounded, “diminished the pain being felt across our state.”

Darren Bailey, a GOP state lawmaker who won his party’s nomination and is endorsed by Donald Trump, turned the horrific July 4 shooting into a campaign event.

Surrounded by supporters holding signs featuring his logo and others that said, “Fire Pritzker” – the current governor and his Democratic opponent – Bailey posted a Facebook live video saying, “we’re just going to take a moment and pray for the families [inaudible] pray for the law enforcement and even the organizers of this parade.”

“The shooter is still at large so let’s pray for justice to prevail, and then let’s move on and let’s celebrate the independence of this nation. We know the mission,” he said. “We have got to get corruption and evil out of our government.”

Insider adds that in Bailey’s video he also linked the Highland Park mass shooting to the “tough weekend in Chicago.” Highland Park is about 30 miles from Chicago. Fox News and right-wing media often focus on gun violence in that city, despite the fact that less than half the illegal guns used in crimes in Chicago come from Illinois.

“My intent was to pray for the victims and those affected by today’s tragedy and for the shooter to be caught and prosecuted without further loss,” Bailey said in a statement, Insider reports. “I apologize if in any way we diminished the pain being felt across our state today.”

In April Bailey held a fundraiser to “win one of these great guns” and “help fuel our movement to reform Springfield and restore Illinois.”

In December Bailey, who has called “guns and hunting” a “family tradition,” tweeted out an article in which he is quoted saying, “I will die on my porch before I give up my guns.”

 

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‘This Is a Business’: New Footage of Trump Family Emerges From Jan. 6 Investigation

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Newly revealed video footage shows how close British filmmaker Alex Holder got to the Trump family in the lead-up to the January 6th insurrection.

The family allowed Holder to gain exclusive access to them and the former president’s inner circle in the period between the 2020 election and the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Politico obtained a new trailer for the upcoming documentary “Unprecedented,” which will stream on the Discovery+ network.

“Ivanka frets about a line on her dress, and jokes about covering it with a pet roaming about. ‘Can I borrow your dog?’ she asks her makeup artist,” Politico reported. “Jared nervously repositions his tie and asks, ‘Is that okay?’ Don Jr., seen at a rally, screams, ‘We will make liberals cry again!’ Eric is caught on a phone call, mysteriously saying, ‘For the sake of this country, we’re going to get these guys.'”

Those mundane moments build up to Jan. 6, and the film shows Donald Trump encouraging his supporters to march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol, and Holder’s photographer joins the throng.

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“We’ve got to get the roaches out, all of them,” a Trump supporter yells to the photographer.

The documentary crew also recorded scenes from the ensuing attack, and Holder has turned over the raw footage to the House select committee investigating the riot.

“Gaining power is easy,” the narrator says in the trailer. “Surrendering it is not.”

Watch the video below or at this link.

 

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