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Here Are the Republicans Who Are Still Endorsing Roy Moore – Trump Tops the List

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From Ted Cruz to Ann Coulter, Roy Moore Is Still Embraced by Many in the GOP

President Donald Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore after the twice-booted Republican former state Supreme Court chief justice won the GOP primary against Trump’s candidate. Trump has been very quiet since allegations from four women, including one who was 14 at the time she says Moore sexually assaulted her. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called four one the record women’s accounts plus interviews with 30 sources as “a mere allegation.”

Since Thursday, three Republican Senators who had endorsed Moore have rescinded their endorsements. Only three.

Others have rushed to protect themselves while supporting Moore by saying “if” the allegations are true, he should withdraw. The only avenue to further prove the allegations would be a court of law, and no charges have been or likely will be filed. 

On Monday afternoon a fifth woman, not mentioned in the Washington Post article, will hold a press conference to detail that Moore sexually assaulted her when she, too, was a minor.

So, according to the Moore campaign or news reports, who is still endorsing Roy Moore? 

In addition to President Donald Trump, Moore is endorsed by Trump’s former Whiter House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon is the publisher of Breitbart, the alt-right platform as he has said. The website has been working hard in an attempt to to discredit Moore’s accusers.

Also still endorsing Moore are Republican U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn has also endorsed Moore.

Also, these six U.S. Congressmen from Alabama: Mo Brooks, Bradley Byrne, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers, Robert Aderholt, and Gary Palmer.

U.S. Congressman and Chair of the powerful House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows (NC), and Congressman Jim Jordan (OH), who is the Co-Founder of House Freedom Caucus.

Congressman Thomas Massie (KY) and Jody Hice (GA) are also endorsers.

So, those are the elected national officials. 

Here are the media personalities or former officials:

Sean Hannity of Fox News, right wing radio hosts Mark Levin and Steve Deace, Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” actor Chuck Norris, Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, right wing extremist Alan Keyes, Former University of Alabama Running Back Siran Stacy.

Also, the founder of the Family Research Council and Focus On The Family, Dr. James Dobson.

And there’s more.

Conservative media personality and pundit, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. 

Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee and reality TV star Sarah Palin. 

Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver. NOM chairman Brian Brown. American Family Association head Tim Wildmon. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. Far right wing pundit Ann Coulter. 

There’s more, take a look at Moore’s website for the full (though not updated) list, which still includes Sen. Mike Lee who rescinded his endorsement. Moore is still fundraising off Lee.

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‘Jesus Was Not a Socialist!’ Fox News Panel Explodes Over Jesus Christ’s Political Views

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Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was “more of a socialist” than a capitalist.

During a Fox & Friends segment designed to cast doubt on the faith or Democratic presidential candidates, evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress argued that socialism is “antithetical to Christianity.”

But St. Paul Reverend Dee Dawkins-Haigler reminded the other panelists that scriptures seemed to point to what people now call socialism.

“We believe in things like, what did you do to the least of them?” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “You fed the hungry, you clothed the naked, you went to see those who are in prison.”

“You do not have to be a socialist to be a Christian!” Jeffress shot back. “Socialism is antithetical to Christianity and if they nominate Bernie Sanders, they are not going to be able to attract any faith voters.”

“I totally disagree,” Dawkins-Haigler retorted. “People would have said that Jesus was more of a socialist than anybody we’re talking about today.”

The remarks stopped Fox News host Pete Hegseth cold.

“Why was Jesus a socialist?” he exclaimed.

“Because Jesus did not sit with the establishment, he overturned tables of the tax collectors, he sat with people who were lepers,” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “He made sure he healed people who people thought should not have been healed.”

“So we have to be very careful how we use this language and try to take ownership of who God is,” she added.

“That’s a big claim,” Hegseth interrupted again, giving the floor to Jeffress.

“No! Jesus was not a socialist!” Jeffress opined. “He said render unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasar’s and to God the things that are God’s. He was compassionate. Church is to be compassionate, but you don’t have to believe in socialism, which is nothing but communism light and is absolutely is opposed to everything that is Christian.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Trump National Security Advisor Blasted for ‘Weaponizing’ Classified Intel Against Bernie Sanders as Nevada Caucuses

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President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor was blasted online on Saturday for a smear against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while Nevada Democrats were caucusing to choose the DNC’s 2020 presidential nominee.

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for The Washington Post, broke news on Saturday about what Robert O’Brien said in an interview to air on Sunday.

O’Brien was quickly criticized for his comments. Here is some of what people were saying:

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Internet Heaps Praise on CNN’s Anderson Cooper for His ‘Must Watch’ Destruction of Rod Blagojevich

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper received near-universal praise across the board for what one commenter called his “fiery rebuke” of recently paroled former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Friday night that culminated in the CNN host telling him excuses for why he should not have been in prison were “bullsh*t.”

During the highly-contentious interview, Cooper came armed with facts and did not let Blagojevich get away with comparing himself to political prisoner Nelson Madel a which drew a smirk and rebuke from the CNN host.

Many on Twitter were quick to point to the interview as one all cable hosts should look at as a way to stop guests who go on shows to lie with no pushback.

As former President Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich put it: “At a time when so many lies go unchecked and unaddressed by the media, @andersoncooper ‘s fiery rebuke of Blagojevich’s narrative could not have been more necessary. This is what real journalism looks like.”

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