The Dictator

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump would bar media outlets with whom he disagreed from attending his rallies. During a December discussion with Sean Spicer (prior to becoming White House press secretary and fodder for Melissa McCarthy), Politico’s Jake Sherman asked if this tactic would be used by a Trump White House.

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“Look, there’s a big difference between a campaign where it is a private venue using private funds and a government entity,” Spicer told Sherman. “I think we have a respect for the press when it comes to the government. That is something you can’t ban an entity from. You know conservative, liberal, otherwise I think that is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”

On Friday, the Trump administration took on the role of a dictatorship as described by their own press secretary.

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The American President

During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Senator Ted Cruz discussed his stance on the world’s changing climate:

“My view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science, and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.”

Source: Star-Telegram/Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Source: Star-Telegram/Lloyd Bishop/NBC

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Mixed Nuts

“CPAC is known as the place where the future of conservatism always starts,” former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin told this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference audience.  However, the former Alaskan Governor should think twice before raising the roof to Timbuk3.

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The Monster Squad

Earlier this year, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt referred to the CPAC convention as “the Star Wars bar scene of the conservative movement.” If CPAC is the Star Wars cantina, this weekend’s Values Voter Summit may just be the Death Star.

The Values Voter Summit

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Wayne’s World

Earlier this month the NRA held their annual conference.  With the defeat of new background check legislation in the rearview mirror, what new solutions did the NRA offer to the American people?

Wayne's Solution

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The Way of the Gun

How much would it cost for you to ignore the deaths of 20 children?  For Senator Ted Cruz, it’s $10,150.00.  Comparatively, Utah Senator Mike Lee is a bargain at $2,500.00.  These are the amounts both men have most recently received from the National Rifle Association.  The two men, along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, sent a letter last month threatening to block any gun control legislation that they feel may threaten the Second Amendment.  However, none of the proposals discussed prohibit a sane, law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms.

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