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The design company behind the stage at CPAC said they had 'no idea' it resembled Nazi insignia

Technicians work on the stage before the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo The company that designed the CPAC stage said it was unaware of the Nazi associations of the shape used. Design Foundry said it was 'horrified' at accusations it was intentional. The company said it provided several designs and said CPAC chose this one.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The compan...
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Hyatt Hotels said it is taking claims the CPAC stage was inspired by a Nazi rune 'very seriously' and called hate symbols 'abhorrent'

Technicians work on the stage before the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo CPAC 2021 took place in the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, this past week. Critics said the stage of the event resembled a symbol on Nazi uniforms, a claim the organizer denied. Hyatt Hotels said it's taking those claims seriously and called hate symbols "abhorrent." Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
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CPAC stage is shaped like a Nordic rune used on some Nazi uniforms

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Twitter users noted the design of a stage at CPAC closely resembles a symbol used on Nazi uniforms. CPAC organizer Matt Schlapp denied the resemblance was intentional, calling the idea "outrageous and slanderous." The "Odal rune" has also been used by white supremacists in Europe and North America. Visit the Business secti...
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CPAC Organizer Denounces Critics Spotting What Looks Like Nazi SS Symbol On Stage

Matt Schlapp angrily denied any resemblance, and touted the organization's relationship with the Jewish community.
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CPAC speakers lament COVID restrictions, loss of ‘freedoms’

By Michael Warren and Eric Bradner | CNN Even as attendees were required to wear masks, the Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off its 2021 meeting with a defiant stance toward Covid-19 restrictions. “They restricted our freedoms,” read the text on a video that played in the main ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando. “But they did not stop CPAC.” More than a year into the global pandemic, CPAC is grappling with its first conference since multiple people, including several ...
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CPAC canceled a speaker who was found sharing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, after declaring this year's theme is 'America Uncanceled'

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images CPAC announced Monday it was canceling scheduled speaker Young Pharoah.  A report found that the rapper and activist had spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online. Critics of the move pointed out that this year's CPAC theme is opposing "cancel culture." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Conservative Political Action Committee announced Monday that it was canceling a scheduled speaker after it em...
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CPAC chairman on why they're giving Trump a platform

CNN's Chris Cuomo questions CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp about giving former President Donald Trump a platform following the former President's claims of election fraud.
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Mike Pence declined an invitation to CPAC, where Trump is the headline guest and the MAGA crowd has taken over

Mike Pence at the 2020 CPAC conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images Mike Pence will not be attending the CPAC conference this year, an organizer confirmed.  Instead, Donald Trump is the highest-profile guest, alongside many of his allies. CPAC was once a mainstay of establishment conservatism, but is increasingly loyal to Trump.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former vice president Mike Pence has declined an invitation to the Conservative Po...
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Live politics updates: Mike Pence declines invitation to speak at conservative CPAC conference

Organizer Matt Schlapp said it was a "mistake" for Pence to avoid the conference because "his conservative record is well respected."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biggest MAGA Conference Threatens Politico With Bogus Lawsuit For Reporting On Conference Troubles (techdirt)

CPAC, the "Conservative Political Action Conference" put on each year by Matt Schlapp's American Conservative Union (ACU), used to be the kind of gathering where Republicans would go to get their yearly talking points fed to them. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly tied at the hip with the Trumpists, as they took over the Republican party, threw out anything even remotely resembling principles, and just started acting like "making the libs cry" was a political platform. With the...
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The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
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The Florida Recount Echoes Today

Looking at where we are today, it makes a certain amount of sense that the Florida recount also gave birth to TPM. There are themes that defined Josh Marshall’s solo blogging in those early days that have remained throughlines of TPM’s approach to politics right up until, and through, the Trump era. One of those similarities is the cast of characters. There was a “mix of extremism and self-parody” in the figures that the recount brought to the fore, Josh observes in the video above. That, of c...
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‘Loathsome, Disgusting Crimes’: A Look Back At What Jared Kushner’s Dad Actually Did

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called it “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he ever prosecuted as U.S. attorney. After Charles Kushner discovered his brother-in-law was cooperating with federal authorities, the wealthy real estate executive and father of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared, hatched a scheme for revenge and intimidation. Kushner hired a prostitute to lure his brother-in-law, then arranged to have the encounter in a New Jersey...
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Former Spy Chief Ric Grenell Resurfaces As Foot Soldier In Trump’s War On Reality

Six months ago, Ric Grenell was the nation’s top intelligence official and had access to some of the most highly sensitive information on the planet.  Now, he’s wailing on Twitter about President Donald Trump’s loss in Nevada, alleging electoral fraud on a scale so widespread that it would flip the state to Trump — just without any evidence whatsoever to back up the claim.  “It is unacceptable in this country to have illegal votes counted, and that is what’s happening in the state of...
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Election officials debunked the Arizona 'SharpieGate' conspiracy theory that right-wing activists spread online

President Donald Trump holds up a Sharpie in the Oval Office at the White House in 2018. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A conspiracy theory falsely claims that using a "Sharpie" marker to fill out ballots in Arizona caused votes for President Donald Trump to be invalidated. "Sharpies are just fine to use," Megan Gilbertson, communications director for the Maricopa County Elections Department, told Reuters. "They do not impact tabulation, and we encourage them on Election Day because of how fast the i...
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Trump Foot Soldiers Get Marching Orders: Counting Ballots Is Now ‘Stealing’ The Election!

The President hardly needed to tell his foot soldiers in conservative media and on the right what the plan was: He’s been saying it for months. But, for good measure, he kept shouting it from the rooftops early Wednesday morning as soon as it was clear that Joe Biden still had a decent shot at winning the presidency: Counting all the ballots , he intoned in several different ways, is actually election theft! In a speech from the White House early Wednesday, Trump lied that the election ...
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Conservative power broker Matt Schlapp is 'disappointed' in George W. Bush for snubbing Trump

“When you see the socialist agenda that’s being put forward by the Democratic Party, I think you can get past some of your personal animosity and support the president, especially when you see what the Democrats want to do to the policy legacy that you care about,” Schlapp said.
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CNN Anchor Drags Trump Campaign Adviser: ‘You’re Just Saying a Bunch of Crap!’

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar on Tuesday got fed up with Trump campaign senior advisor Mercedes Schlapp during a heated exchange on mail-in voting, eventually telling the longtime lobbyist that their conversation was “pointless” because she was “just saying a bunch of crap.”Keilar, who in recent weeks has held various pro-Trump figures’ feet to the fire in combative interviews, brought on Schlapp to talk about President Donald Trump’s sudden pivot to encouraging Floridians to vote by mail after base...
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CNN Anchor Shreds Trump Spox on President’s COVID Response: ‘Here Are the Facts’

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Friday shut down Trump campaign spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp over the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, pointing out how many times the president has said the virus that’s killed nearly 140,000 Americans would just “go away” and “disappear.”In a contentious 15-minute CNN interview, Schlapp was steamrolled almost immediately by Harlow, who came prepared with a list of facts to push back on the Trump flack’s inevitable spin.After tangling over the issue ...
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Trump to issue executive order protecting public monuments and statues

Reaction from American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp and Manhattan Institute adjunct fellow Judith Miller.
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Matt Schlapp: President did the right thing with police reform executive order

Reaction from American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp and 'Aggressive Progressive' podcast host Chris Hahn.
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Matt Schlapp: Quarantining of campaign benefited Joe Biden

Biden under fire for comment about black voters; former White House political director Matt Schlapp and Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee.
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Pompeo Hosted Ritzy Taxpayer-Funded Dinners With CEOs And GOP Power Players

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held about two dozen private lavish soirees, known as “Madison Dinners,” with prominent political and corporate leaders using taxpayer funds, an NBC News investigation found. Pompeo and his wife hosted the posh dinners in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the State Department beginning in 2018 up until March this year, when COVID-19 began shutting down the country. The affairs, paid for by State Department’s Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service App...
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Trump and MAGA Boosters Rally Behind Diamond & Silk After Fox News Ouster

President Donald Trump, the head of the American Conservative Union, and a number of other MAGA boosters have rallied behind right-wing vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk after Fox News cut ties with the duo over their relentless peddling of coronavirus conspiracy theories and misinformation.The Trump-boosting sisters, who contributed weekly video posts to the network’s streaming service Fox Nation since late 2018, suddenly stopped adding new episodes in early April. A source with knowledge of t...
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Hotel Disputes CPAC’s Matt Schlapp on Coronavirus Screenings

Marriott has disputed Conservative Political Action Conference head Matt Schlapp’s claim that the state of Maryland performed thousands of Wuhan coronavirus screenings at the hotel that hosted CPAC."It is my understanding that no screens of either people or facilities has been performed at the property," Marriott spokeswoman Allison Sitch told CNBC.Schlapp told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that he was told by the Maryland Department of Health that 2,000 tests were performed in and around the Gay...
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If Sean Hannity Thinks Coronavirus Panic Is a 'Hoax,' How Many Millions of His Listeners Do Too?

Sean Hannity used his syndicated talk-radio program Wednesday to share a prediction he had found on Twitter about what is really happening with the coronavirus: It's a "fraud" by the deep state to spread panic in the populace, manipulate the economy and suppress dissent."May be true," Hannity declared to millions of listeners around the country.As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, denial and disinformation about the risks are proliferating on media outlets popular with conservatives....
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Trump Hasn’t Been Tested For Coronavirus Despite Contact With Self-Quarantining GOPers

The White House confirmed on late Monday night that President Donald Trump has not undergone a test for COVID-19 even though he has made contact with several Republican lawmakers who are now under self-quarantine due to exposure to a coronavirus patient. “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement....
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CPAC Organizer Tells Everyone to 'Calm Down' Via Skype From Coronavirus Quarantine

Matt Schlapp, the organizer of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), insisted on Laura Ingraham’s show last night that everyone needs to “calm down” about the new coronavirus. Schlapp appeared on the Fox News program via Skype because he’s currently in self-quarantine over fears he may have been exposed…Read more...
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CPAC Attendees Want to Know Who the Mystery Coronavirus Patient Is

Revelations that a man infected with the novel coronavirus hobnobbed with top Republicans at the annual Conservative Public Action Conference last month has prompted a wave of fright among Republican operatives who attended the conference and fear they may have been exposed, too. And as the fear has mounted so too have complaints that the conference’s planners have been too secretive about the man’s identity.“If you’re not rich and important, you don’t get to know if you were exposed to someone ...
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Several Newsrooms Asking Reporters Who Covered CPAC To Self-Quarantine

The Washington Post, Politico and other news outlets are asking the journalists who reported on this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to self-quarantine after news emerged of at least one CPAC attendee who tested positive for COVID-19. Per internal memos obtained by the Washingtonian, higher-ups at the Post, Politico, Mother Jones and the Daily Beast all requested on Monday that those reporters who covered the four-day conference a little over a week ago work from home. ...
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