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National Organization For Marriage’s Secret One Million Dollar Donor



In his regular Friday weekly, apocalyptic, fundraising email, NOM’s president, Brian Brown revealed the National Organization for Marriage has a secret one million dollar donor who is willing to match contributions. The email also claims, without proof, “President Obama declared war on marriage his very first day in office,” and that “[w]ithin the next two years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be faced with a Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage – potentially taking marriage out of the hands of the individual states and forcing a same-sex marriage regime on the entire nation.”

No word yet on what ” a same-sex marriage regime” would look like, but it sounds like we’re getting a gay president!

And no word on who NOM’s secret one million dollar donor is. Any guesses?

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Brian writes that this supposed “Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage” is “the single most significant threat to marriage the nation has ever faced.”

Clearly, NOM is scared and knows its time is up. They know that a Supreme Court challenge to DOMA or Prop 8 is coming, and in their hearts they know they will lose.

Brown continues with, “Gay marriage advocates are pushing an aggressive agenda to force same-sex marriage on the entire country in one fell swoop – erasing 30 state constitutional amendments and the votes of nearly 40 million Americans in a single 5-4 Supreme Court ruling.”

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

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By the way, did you notice the amazing graphic NOM put together? Obama flanked by two female Supreme Court Justices, the Supreme Court Justices he appointed, and the “gay rainbow” draped over the entire United States of America?

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

The real questions, by the way, are, who is NOM’s secret one million dollar donor, when will NOM start disclosing its donors, and when will they start following the law?


Here’s NOM’s “Gathering Storm”-like email.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Dear Marriage Supporter,

President Obama declared war on marriage his very first day in office. Quickly he nominated two new members to the Supreme Court, solidifying the liberal bloc of the bench, even appointing his own solicitor general to the nation’s high court. His party controlled both houses of Congress, introducing bills to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, and lawsuits in several states were making their way through the federal court system, headed for the Supreme Court.

It was a perfect storm threatening to force same-sex marriage on the nation.

Every branch of government moving in concert to undermine and repeal the one federal law protecting marriage.

Double your money: DefendDOMA now!

But the American people stood up and said enough. Last November, the American people elected the most pro-marriage Congress in a decade or more. And together we have held the new Congress accountable, sending more than 100,000 messages urging Congress to go on record in support of marriage – and putting the brakes on the inside-the-beltway momentum of gay marriage advocates.

We’ve made some important progress, but the battle is far from over. Within the next two years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be faced with a Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage – potentially taking marriage out of the hands of the individual states and forcing a same-sex marriage regime on the entire nation.

This is the single most significant threat to marriage the nation has ever faced.

And that’s why a generous donor challenged us with a $1 Million Defend DOMA matching grant. When President Obama refused to defend marriage, we stepped up, and the House leadership answered the bell. But much more needs to be done, filing legal briefs in defense of marriage, lobbying in the halls of Congress, and mobilizing grassroots support for marriage all across the nation through online, telephone, and media campaigns.

Just a few hours left! Help reach NOM’s $1 Million Defend DOMA challenge today! Please click here to make your most generous gift!

Your gift of $30, $300 or even $3000 or more will help make sure we have the funds to do what President Obama won’t do: Defend DOMA in the courts, in the halls of Congress, and reaching out to marriage supporters all across the nation. Every dollar raised before midnight tonight will be matched by the challenge grant, doubling its impact for marriage.

Gay marriage advocates are pushing an aggressive agenda to force same-sex marriage on the entire country in one fell swoop – erasing 30 state constitutional amendments and the votes of nearly 40 million Americans in a single 5-4 Supreme Court ruling. Stopping this attack is our single most critical priority in the next two years. Please join us with your gift today.

Brian BrownFaithfully,

Brian brownBrian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage



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‘Trying to Have It Both Ways’: Ivanka ‘Flailing’ as Trump Indictment Slams Family



While Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have taken to their social media platforms to viciously lash out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for indicting their father on a reported 30 charges, Ivanka Trump posted a rather muted statement on her Instagram account which simply said, “I love my father, and I love my country. Today, I am pained for both. I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”

According to Daily Beast conservative columnist Matt Lewis, the so-called “First Daughter,” who served in the White House with her father, is trying to stay true to her former president dad, while distancing herself from his legal problems — and it is not going to work for her.

As Lewis put it, Ivanka is “flailing” in her attempts to shed the memory of her participation in the Trump administration that reached its lowest point on Jan. 6 when supporters of Trump stormed the Capitol and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives.

“It’s hard to argue with anything Ivanka says here, but it is not a statement of moral clarity. Nor is it (conversely) a statement of strong support for her father. She’s flailing and trying to have it both ways,” Lewis wrote before adding, “Now, it’s understandable that a daughter might not want to utterly condemn her father. Further, children are not responsible for their parents’ sins. Except, of course, if you consider the fact that Ivanka served as the primary weapon in the ‘Trump’s not such a belligerent pig as his four decades as a public figure would make you think’ propaganda push.”

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Noting that Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner — who has baggage of his own — both stuck with Trump in the White House for all four years, Lewis added, “As far as the former first daughter goes, she and her husband might be done with politics, but once you’ve been a party to an administration like Trump’s, it’s going to be a long time before politics is done with them.”

“So, Ivanka, you want to have a seat at the cool apolitical kids’ table? You want to be once again accepted by the socially liberal billionaires’ children you used to go to the Hamptons with and now have Miami Beach playdates with? You want to enjoy the privileges of being a Trump with none of the shame? Good luck with that,” he concluded.

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Dominion Wins ‘Blockbuster Victories’ Against Fox News – Last Legal Issue Will Be Decided by a Jury: Report



Dominion Voting Systems won what are being called “blockbuster victories” Friday afternoon when a judge ruled the company suing Fox News for $1.6 billion in a major defamation lawsuit had met its burden of proof that Rupert Murdoch‘s far-right wing cable channel had repeatedly made false statements.

The final, and likely greatest legal issue Dominion will have to prove will be actual malice. That issue will be decided in a jury trial, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis ruled Friday, according to Law & Crime.

Unlike previous cases, Fox News will reportedly not be able to argue the on-air statements its personalities made were opinion.

CNN legal analyst and Brookings senior fellow Norm Eisen calls Friday’s decision a “huge win for Dominion on their summary judgment motion against Fox News.”

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“Dominion won partial summary judgement that what Fox said about them was false! Now they just have to prove actual malice and damages,” Eisen says. “Meanwhile Fox’s motion was totally denied.”

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, an MSNBC contributor adds: “Dominion’s evidence Fox made false statements with reckless disregard  is as strong as any I’ve seen.”

The judge was very clear in his ruling.

“While the Court must view the record in the light most favorable to Fox, the record does not show a genuine issue of material fact as to falsity,” Judge Davis wrote. “Through its extensive proof, Dominion has met its burden of showing there is no genuine issue of material fact as to falsity. Fox therefore had the burden to show an issue of material fact existed in turn. Fox failed to meet its burden.”

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Attorney and MSNBC host and legal analyst Katie Phang points to this key passage in Judge Davis’ ruling.

Court watchers and news junkies are familiar at this point with the massive legal filings Dominion has made in which it exposed how Fox News knowingly made false statements regarding the 2020 presidential election. Those filings, each hundreds of pages, also detail internal Fox News communications and bombshell conversations between the company’s top personalities, executives, and even Chairman Rupert Murdoch.


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Capitol Police Issue Warning Over Possible Trump Protests ‘Across the Country’



The U.S. Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on Friday jointly issued a statement warning they “anticipate” Trump protests across the country. The statement is not time-specific, and it states it has no information on “credible threats,” but some Democratic offices are allowing staffers to work from home Friday and Tuesday.

“The Sergeant at Arms and United States Capitol Police (USCP) anticipate demonstration activity across the country related to the indictment of former President Trump. While law enforcement is not tracking any specific, credible threats against the Capitol or state offices, there is potential for demonstration activity. USCP is working with law enforcement partners, so you may observe a greater law enforcement presence on Capitol Hill,” the statement reads.

“The SAA and USCP are monitoring the potential nationwide impacts to Senate state offices,” it adds.

The House Sergeant at Arms was conspicuously absent from the statement. Speaker Kevin McCarthy has control over that office.

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Additionally, Axios is reporting, “several House Democrats are allowing staffers to work from home as a safety precaution,” noting that “the memory of Trump supporters ransacking the Capitol on Jan. 6 is still fresh on the mind.”

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is allowing staff to work from home for safety reasons. She told Axios, “I don’t ever want to see a Jan. 6 again.”

“I’ve been in the Trump hate tunnel, Donald Trump has gone after me, and quite frankly I don’t have security. I don’t have entourages.”

She’s not the only Democrat to raise concerns.

“Much of the language from the former President and his devotees is similar to what inspired Jan. 6th,” U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips said. “I’m concerned about safety for my colleagues and my staff.”

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Meanwhile, House Republicans are issuing full-throated support for Trump and calling for protests.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was called out by name in a six-page letter Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sent to Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan Friday morning, announced she will be in New York on Tuesday to support Trump when he is arraigned. She has posted several tweets since Trump was indicted.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy issued a statement Thursday seemingly designed to gin up rage and action in the MAGA base.

“Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election. As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”


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