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Friday, December 08, 2023

Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler appears to have departed her role at the conservative Leadership Institute, which removed her name from its website in the wake of a three-way sex scandal and criminal probe involving her husband. read more

A Missouri pastor has admitted to allegations against him following a sex crimes investigation, police said. Virgil Marsh, who told police he was a current pastor in Independence, was charged with sexually assaulting multiple children between 2011 and 2018, reported KMBC-TV. According to police, the 71-year-old Marsh admitted that he had "inappropriately touched" one of the victims and "potentially kissed" another on the mouth but denied sexually touching them. Marsh also said he had asked God for forgiveness and insisted he was no longer the man who "had previously done things to the victim," police said.

Federal prosecutors are arguing that a North Carolina man charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack should await trial in jail because he allegedly instigated a bar fight after a woman rejected him, reported CBS News' Scott MacFarlane on Thursday. 35-year-old Alan Michael St. Onge, 35, of Brevard, was initially arrested over the summer, reported WLOS. He was charged with felony civil disorder, trespassing, disorderly conduct, and impeding passage through Capitol grounds. "Publicly available video shows St. Onge pushing against the barricades along with other rioters shortly before the police line on the east plaza was overrun," a DOJ press statement said at the time of his arrest.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy promoted Great Replacement Theory at the primary debate on Wednesday before liking and retweeting a a video of infamous neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes celebrating as much on X. "The Great Replacement Theory is not some grand, right-wing conspiracy theory, but a basic statement of the Democratic Party's platform" declared Ramaswamy on stage Wednesday. While there are variations of Great Replacement Theory " which suggests that white, native-born citizens are being replaced by foreigners " it is popular in white supremacist circles in the United States. "Since many white supremacists, particularly those in the United States, blame Jews for non-white immigration to the U.S. the replacement theory is now associated with antisemitism," asserts the Anti-Defamation League in an explainer.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

The Republican-led House Ethics Committee has reached out to at least one witness as part of its investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz to schedule an interview in the coming weeks, the latest sign that the once dormant probe remains open. read more


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