The National Organization for Marriage ended 2013 more than $2.5 million in the red, and saw its funding drop more than 50 percent.
After news reports, including one byÂ The New Civil Rights MovementÂ this morningÂ following a statement fromÂ HRC overnght,Â NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, finally posted their 2013 tax Form 990 online as legally required. Just a few years after seemingly springing up from nowhere in 2007,Â the anti-gay organization is seeing its finances “crater,” according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
HRC reports, and an initial examination of NOM’s financial forms revealsÂ the National Organization For Marriage ended 2013 with a negative asset balance of more than $2.5 million. NOM’s political arm, theÂ National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, ended the year with assets of $1.5. Those funds are not allowed by law to be mixed, although NOM reportedly took a loan from its Education Fund in the past.
Perhaps worse and a strong harbinger of the anti-gay group’s future, NOM’s revenues from 2012 to 2013 took a nosedive. NOM’s own 990 shows total revenue in 2012 was nearly $11 million, but in 2013 was just over $5.1 million, more than a 50 percent decrease. NOM’s Education Fund saw even worse results. In 2013 it took in $5.1 million and in 2013 just over $1.7 million.
“Just 2 donors accounted for more than half of the organizationâ€™s funding â€“ further evidence that everyday Americans have little interest in furthering NOMâ€™s extremist agenda,” HRC reports.
â€œNOM should start figuring out that people arenâ€™t willing to give their hard-earned money to an extremist agenda that’s going nowhere,â€ said Fred Sainz, HRC Vice President of Communications. Â â€œIf I were Brian Brown, Iâ€™d be worried that my two or three mega-donors are soon going to come to terms with the fact that theyâ€™d largely be better off flushing money down the toilet. Â Americans certainly arenâ€™t buying what NOM is selling, and itâ€™s only a matter of time before the trickle of money keeping the lights on at NOM HQ dries up.â€
Curiously, NOM has not issued one of theirÂ usual hyperbolic press releases in almost a week. Their blog was last updated on November 13. Brian Brown and NOM co-founder Robert P. George were seen at the Vatican’s anti-gay marriage conference this week.
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NYT Bombshell: Trump Tried to Oust Acting AG to Overturn Election Results – Only Threat of Group Resignations Stopped Him
Only days after Donald Trump returned to private life, The New York Times published a blockbuster new story on his efforts to overturn the election.
“The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results,” The New York Times reported Friday evening.
“The unassuming lawyer who worked on the plan, Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark,” the newspaper reported. “The department officials, convened on a conference call, then asked each other: What will you do if Mr. Rosen is dismissed? The answer was unanimous. They would resign.”
“Their informal pact ultimately helped persuade Mr. Trump to keep Mr. Rosen in place, calculating that a furor over mass resignations at the top of the Justice Department would eclipse any attention on his baseless accusations of voter fraud. Mr. Trump’s decision came only after Mr. Rosen and Mr. Clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre White House meeting that two officials compared with an episode of Mr. Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis,” the newspaper explained.
The bombshell report was “based on interviews with four former Trump administration officials who asked not to be named because of fear of retaliation.”
Read the full report.
Mark Your Calendar: Schumer Releases Trump Impeachment Schedule
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has just released the schedule for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
The Article of Impeachment will be transmitted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. That week will focus on the administrative elements of the trial.
The following week, starting February 8, the actual impeachment trial will begin.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had requested a two-week delay, but Schumer and Pelosi did not grant his wish.
CNN’s Jeremy Herb posted the document:
Here’s the impeachment trial schedule — the action will get underway on February 9 pic.twitter.com/JD0swRX8Lq
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) January 22, 2021
This is a breaking news and developing story.
‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Other GOPers Over Capitol Coup
An ethics complaint has been filed against three Republican members of Congress over their participation in events that led to the violent and deadly January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.
Reps. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona are accused of “a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College,” by the Campaign for Accountability, a government ethics watchdog founded by two former members of CREW.
If the House Ethics Office finds any or all of the three Republicans violated federal law, the group is asking for them to be expelled.
Cawthorn spoke at President Trump’s January 6 rally (photo), barely hours before the armed insurrection.
“This crowd has some fight in it,” Cawthorn told Trump’s MAGA supporters. “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”
North Carolina’s WLOS reports that “despite his tweets urging ‘millions of patriotic Americans stand for their country,’ Cawthorn said he felt no culpability in what unfolded” the day of the attempted coup.
“I don’t feel I had any responsibility for them attacking the Capitol,” Cawthorn said.
Two days before the domestic terror attack he posted this:
January 6th is fast approaching, the future of this Republic hinges on the actions of a solitary few.
Get ready, the fate of a nation rests on our shoulders, yours and mine. Let’s show Washington that our backbones are made of steel and titanium.
It’s time to fight.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) January 4, 2021
Gosar and Biggs also bear significant responsibility, according to the lead organizer.
“Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who helped rally Trump’s supporters ahead of Congress’ electoral count, has claimed he planned a rally that preceded the riot with the support of Gosar and Biggs,” The Hill reports, citing an article in The Washington Post.
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