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  • Former Rep. Allen West is leaving the conservative opinion website PJ Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,” according to a new report from BuzzFeed.
  • A group of right-wing advocates have been meeting behind closed doors for months to plan "a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation." The group includes a who's who of conservative personalities, including the wife of sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The far right group wants to dumb down the conversation, even explicitly suggesting that the journalists in the group need to write articles at "a 4th grade level," and also counteract other right-wing groups that they see as too liberal.
  • Florida GOP Congressman Allen West dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her "vile, unprofessional ,and despicable," "a coward," "characterless," and "not a Lady," and demanding that she "shut the heck up."
  • While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a reported plot to ambush him and his men. Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, a civilian Iraqi police officer, was implemented in the plot. Hamoodi was detain and beaten when he allegedly reached for his weapon. West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi's head, after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as "meaningless information induced by fear and pain." One of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found. West was charged with violating articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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