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Tractor Supply Dumps DEI Efforts After Right-Wing Campaign

Rural retailer nixes DEI roles and cancels Pride events, voter drives, carbon emissions goals

(Newser) - Just last month, Hal Lawton, president and CEO of Tractor Supply, boasted about the company's "very consistent" approach to DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) and environmental efforts, noting that, despite conservative backlash against similar initiatives elsewhere, "We haven't walked away from anything." Now, a "stunning...

Conservatives Rally to Turn Unknown Artist Into a Star
Unknown Singer's Song
Becomes Conservative Anthem
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Unknown Singer's Song Becomes Conservative Anthem

Oliver Anthony's 'Rich Men North of Richmond' praised on the right in particular

(Newser) - Days after the release of his first professionally recorded song, a relatively unknown country artist and aspiring off-grid farmer from Farmville, Virginia, has suddenly found himself with an audience of millions. It's the kind of success artists like Oliver Anthony only dream of. In the days before the release...

Schlapp Accuser Named: 'I'm Not Going to Drop This'

Ex-Herschel Walker aide Carlton Huffman, 39, alleges CPAC chair groped him during car ride

(Newser) - Matt Schlapp just wrapped up this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, leaving him more time to contend with another large item on his plate: the $9.4 million sexual battery and defamation lawsuit brought by a former staffer for Herschel Walker's Senate campaign, who alleges the CPAC chair...

Conservatives Get Their Own Dating App

Sister of Kayleigh McEnany announces the 'Right Stuff'

(Newser) - A conservative dating app with some big names behind it is launching next month, reports the Hill . In a promotional video for the Right Stuff, Ryann McEnany—sister of former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany—announced the site "for all of us conservatives." She said it's...

Founder Says Dems Are 'Scared' of New Spanish-Language Network

Conservative network Americano launches on Sirius XM Tuesday

(Newser) - The founder and CEO of a new Spanish-language conservative network says Democrats are "scared" of Americano—with good reason. "Democrats took Hispanics for granted for too long, and no one thought to create a home for us in conservative media," Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo tells NBC . "There is...

Parler Receives a Major Cash Infusion

It's not clear in this week's SEC filing where the $20M in new funding for the right-wing app came from

(Newser) - Last year at this time, social media app Parler was struggling a bit, rendered more or less inaccessible after Google Play, Apple, and Amazon yanked it for violent content tied to the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol. Parler eventually made somewhat of a return online, and a new...

Fauci Calls for Fox Host's Firing
Fauci Calls for
Fox Host's Firing

Fauci Calls for Fox Host's Firing

Jesse Watters called for a metaphorical 'kill shot' against the infectious disease expert

(Newser) - Anthony Fauci says Fox News host Jesse Watters should be fired immediately for violent rhetoric, though he doesn't have much hope that he will be. Fauci made the comment to CNN on Tuesday, a day after Watters appeared at Turning Point USA's AmericaFest conference, where he pushed the...

After Tucker Carlson Trailer Aired: 'Not Sure How We Can Stay'

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes quit over Carlson's series about Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Geraldo Rivera have all blasted Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge, a controversial program about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that streamed on Fox Nation. Now, add two Fox News contributors to that list—or, rather, former Fox News contributors. The New York Times...

Another Right-Wing Radio Host Who Mocked COVID Dies

Colo.'s Bob Enyart, who railed against vaccines and masks, has succumbed to coronavirus

(Newser) - Yet another conservative radio host has joined the growing lineup of COVID-19 skeptics who have succumbed to the disease. Colorado's Bob Enyart, whom 9News describes as a "self-proclaimed 'right-wing religious fanatic'" who railed against vaccines and face masks, has died from coronavirus. The news was confirmed...

Right-Wing Activists Face $5M Fine for Election Disinformation

FCC proposes largest ever fine for TCPA violation for Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman

(Newser) - Two conservative activists were trying to suppress minority voters in largely Democratic areas when they made more than 1,100 unlawful robocalls offering false claims about mail-in voting in the 2020 presidential election, according to the FCC , which hopes to levy its largest fine ever proposed for a robocall operation...

Phil Valentine Regretted Vaccine Skepticism Prior to Death

Conservative talk radio host died of COVID

(Newser) - An outspoken nationally syndicated conservative radio show host who openly expressed skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has died following a battle with COVID-19. Per WKRN , Phil Valentine's death was announced Saturday afternoon by his station in Tennessee, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN—the same platform the 61-year-old once used to...

Billionaire's Daughter Is Backing Parler

Rebekah Mercer played a vital role in getting the social-media network started

(Newser) - A social media app that's soaring in popularity—especially among conservatives and libertarians—didn't just come out of nowhere. The Wall Street Journal reports that Rebekah Mercer, a deep-pocketed conservative donor, played a big role in getting Parler up on its feet. In fact, Parler CEO John Matze...

No. 1 Downloaded App Is a Snub to Twitter
No. 1 Downloaded App
Is a Snub to Twitter

No. 1 Downloaded App Is a Snub to Twitter

Parler is a right-leaning alternative for conservative users

(Newser) - A peek at the charts for Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store reveals a common theme: Parler is the No. 1 free downloaded app. As it turns out, the trend is a recent one, and it's all tied to Election 2020, reports TechCrunch . Parler is a...

Samuel Alito Gave Quite a Speech
Samuel Alito
Gave Quite a Speech
the rundown

Samuel Alito Gave Quite a Speech

Supreme Court justice worries about religious freedoms, pandemic restrictions, gay marriage

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave a 30-minute speech via video to conservative lawyers with the Federalist Society on Thursday, and his comments on issues ranging from religious freedom to gay marriage to COVID restrictions were getting lots of attention on Friday. The details:
  • COVID: Alito stressed that he didn'

A Defense of Amy Coney Barrett

A Defense
of Amy
Coney Barrett

A Defense of Amy Coney Barrett

The left dislikes her because she embodies 'big-time motherhood and big-time religion'

(Newser) - Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is running into all kinds of criticism from the left over concerns on how she'll rule on everything from Roe v. Wade to same-sex marriage. At the conservative Federalist comes a defense from Executive Editor Joy Pullmann. "Half of her resume consists...

Tucker Carlson: Drudge Is Posting 'Woke' Propaganda

The Fox News host takes a swing at the online media star

(Newser) - Matt Drudge, a "woke" liberal of the "progressive left"? So said Tucker Carlson on Friday while interviewing the author of a new Drudge biography, the Daily Beast reports. The Fox News host was echoing recent concerns among Trump fans about posting links to stories that...

Matt Taibbi: Left and Right Have Switched Sides

He says liberals now guilty of authoritarian abuses they once railed against

(Newser) - Not too long ago, the left used to ridicule the right for authoritarian abuses. These days, however, it's the left guilty of those same abuses, writes journalist Matt Taibbi at his website . What's more, the leading press outlets aren't talking about this switch in roles. It's...

In Rural Oregon, a 'Last Resort' for Conservative Residents
In Rural Oregon, a 'Last Resort'
for Conservative Residents
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In Rural Oregon, a 'Last Resort' for Conservative Residents

Group steps up push to have nearly 2 dozen counties become part of 'Greater Idaho'

(Newser) - At the moment, Oregon is a blue state, with a Democratic governor and both houses of its Legislature led by a Democratic majority. But in the southwestern part of the state, rural conservatives are standing up for their stances on everything from religious freedom to gun ownership, and some of...

Fox's Ingraham Calls Out Conservatives

She slams those 'on the sidelines' in volatile times

(Newser) - Fox News host Laura Ingraham called out fellow conservatives in what the Daily Beast describes as "apocalyptic" terms Monday night. More precisely, she called out conservatives she accuses of remaining on the "sidelines" during turbulent times, per Mediaite . She suggested that the very future of the country is...

With 2 Trump Appointees, a Big SCOTUS First

Supreme Court will hear first major abortion case with Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on the bench

(Newser) - In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, arguments on a similar law out of Louisiana will be heard by the high court, but with one "major difference," per NBC News : This time...

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