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US Senator To NOM Chairman: ‘I Don’t Believe You’re In The World Of Reality’ (Video)

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin last week slammed the chairman of NOM during a Senate hearing.

Isn’t it interesting how the people who are the most anti-gay are the exact same people who are the most anti-immigrant?

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration and President Barack Obama’s executive order that would allow about five million undocumented immigrants to temporarily but legally work and pay taxes in the U.S.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin spelled out the three simple choices facing America: Leave the current situation in place, forcing millions to live in daily fear of deportation – including splitting up families, or, quoting former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, “self-deportation,” forcing about 11 million to mass deport, or President Obama’s choice.

John Eastman, the chairman of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and a law professor was one invited by the GOP to speak to the committee. Which is stunning in itself, as Eastman once joked that it “may be a good thing” if Iran were to drop a nuclear bomb on New York.

In the end, Dr. Eastman chose option number two: mass deportation of 11 million immigrants – a situation that would actually throw the American economy into chaos, not to mention the cost to families and even human lives.

Sen. Durbin concluded his back-and-forth with Dr. Eastman by stating, “I don’t believe you’re in the world of reality.”

Saying that this is a “nation of laws,” Eastman, seemingly agitated, decried what he sees as America becoming a “lawless society” if President Obama executes his executive order on immigration. 

But Eastman, as chairman of NOM, has other ideas when it comes to being a “nation of laws.”

For example, under Eastman, NOM president Brian Brown sent a mass fundraising email urging Gov. Sam Brownback “to defend and uphold Kansas’s marriage amendment” – and ignore the federal ruling that struck down Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.

But Eastman has also presided over and defended NOM’s illegal refusal to divulge its donors as part of state campaign finance laws. The State of Maine, for example, imposed on NOM the highest fine for this violation ever: $50,000. It is not believed NOM has yet paid that fine.

NOM also routinely labels judges who strike down marriage bans “lawless,” but it’s clear who the real culprit is.

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'THIS REVELATION SHOCKED ME'

‘Could Have Killed One of Our Colleagues’: Former Trump Official Rips Him for Hiding Positive COVID Test

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Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah on Wednesday shredded her one-time boss for concealing his positive test for the novel coronavirus last fall.

Appearing on CNN, Farah told Jake Tapper that she was stunned to learn from former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows that Trump had tested positive for the virus days ahead of his first debate with President Joe Biden and decided against informing his staff members.

“Very few things shock me and this revelation shocked me,” she said.

Farah went on to explain that she had not been informed of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, and accused the former president of recklessly endangering his own staff members.

“This demonstrates a flagrant lack of regard for public health and for the well-being of others,” she said. “At this time in the White House, I had staffers who were pregnant. I had one who is a multi-time cancer survivor. Plenty of people in the West Wing over 65. We could have killed one of our colleagues and instead they decided to not tell anyone, putting every one of us at risk.”

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'CLARIFYING THINGS'

Mark Meadows Retweets Trump’s Denial He Tested Positive for COVID Before Debate – a Fact That Appears in Meadows’ Book

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Less than 24 hours after former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appeared to agree to cooperate with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, news broke that The Guardian had obtained a copy of his new book, and from it the revelation that three days before appearing on stage with Joe Biden at the Sept. 26 presidential debate the then-president, Donald Trump, had tested positive for coronavirus.

Never mind that a second test showed a negative result – one Harvard epidemiologist says that merely meant Trump was not yet infectious but he was, by the debate, “blazing positive” but decided to go on a potentially infect countless others. That act, the noted disease specialist and professors says, “was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision.”

Trump, as usual, especially in recent days, issued a quick statement via his spokesperson, this time denying the revelation in Meadows’ book, a revelation The Washington Post Wednesday afternoon reported it had confirmed with two other former Trump aides.

What is stunning is that, as Politico National Political Correspondent Meridith McGraw notes, Meadows himself retweeted Trump’s statement of denial:

The Washington Post also notes that at least six people close to Trump tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the debate, including Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.

“Trump on Wednesday was furious that Meadows revealed the anecdote in his forthcoming book and that it was published via the liberal-leaning Guardian website, according to a person familiar with the former president’s reaction, who requested anonymity to reveal a private conversation,” the Post adds. “Meadows through an emissary has offered to put out a statement ‘clarifying things,’ but that offer was rejected, the person said.”

Which is likely why he decided to retweet Trump’s statement.

Writer and political activist Don Winslow has another take on the day’s events:

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Watch: Stacey Abrams Announces She’s Running for Governor of Georgia

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Stacey Abrams has just announced she is running for governor of Georgia. Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives for more than six years ran for governor in 2018, losing by a slim margin to then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a race many saw as tainted by his voter suppression actions.

Abrams went on to become a highly-effective voting rights advocate and activist, and many credit her with helping elect Joe Biden president by helping him win the state by registering an estimated 800,000 more voters.

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