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The Big News Out of Nevada Isn’t Trump’s Huge Win, It’s That Ted Cruz’s Campaign Is On Life-Support

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Cruz’s Lies, Dirty Tricks Come Home to Roost, Comes in Distant Third to Trump

Ted Cruz’s campaign is on life-support. The Texas Tea Party Senator’s past has caught up with him: the lies, the dirty tricks, the fact that no one actually likes him, the hate-mongering, and the fear-mongering all came home to roost Tuesday night in Nevada.

Donald Trump was a sure bet to take home the gold in the Silver State, but, if the entrance polls are correct, his win among Hispanics is a harbinger of winning the GOP nomination, and quickly. 

When all was said and done, the brash billionaire won the Nevada caucuses with 45.9% of the vote. Marco Rubio came in second, with a distant 23.9%, and Ted Cruz finished third, win 21.4% – less than half of Trump’s take.

Buzzfeed notes that “on Tuesday night, after the Nevada race was called for Trump within minutes of the caucuses ending, after an alarm went off at Cruz’s event, and after surrogates spoke, a tired-looking Cruz took the stage at his election night party inside a YMCA here. Though the Cruz campaign wasn’t projecting a win in Nevada, Trump’s victory is making it more and more obvious that he’s the likely nominee.”

Cruz has spent the past week fending off attacks from Trump and Rubio that he’s a liar. The veracity of those charges increased exponentially when his less-than honorable communications director Sunday shared a video that falsely claimed Marco Rubio was mocking the Bible. Cruz, after Rubio demanded accountability, fired the guilty party, but Rubio made clear Cruz’s culture of campaign dirty tricks was to blame.

The Cruz campaign, once thought to be the only one who had a shot at possibly, maybe beating Trump, is now a nearly-dead one limping home to Texas. 

At his election night party,” the Washington Post reported overnight, Cruz “predicted a victory in Texas, the state he couldn’t ‘wait to get home’ to.”

 

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‘Planned for Weeks’: Highland Park Massacre Suspect Purchased Weapons Legally, Walked to Mother’s House After Shooting

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The 21-year-old man suspected of being the shooter in Monday’s Highland Park, Illinois massacre planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting, police said in a Tuesday press conference.

Six people died and over thirty others were wounded.

The “high-powered rifle” Robert Crimo used is “similar to an AR-15,” Christopher Covelli, a spokesperson for the Lake County major crimes task force told reporters. He used it to “fire more than 70 rounds into the crowd.”

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Crimo later borrowed his mother’s car.

Police say there was no one else involved. They add they were aware of him through previous interactions but those were not violent.


 

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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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