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  1. C&L's Late Nite Music Club With U.S. Girls

    Things may sound all lush, sweet and soft on the new U.S. Girls album In a Poem Unlimited but there is definitely a revenge fantasy or two going on.

    What are you listening to tonight?

  2. Tucker Carlson Brings Sniper On To Scold March For Our Lives Organizers

    On Saturday morning, thousands and possibly millions of Americans are going to take to the streets in the March for our Lives, the protest organized by the teenagers who survived the trauma at Stoneman Douglas High School last month.

    I will be in Santa Cruz, marching for our lives, my children's lives, and the lives of all who are tired of the NRA putting every citizen of this country in danger to serve gun manufacturers' interests.

    Fox News is quite upset by the prospect of a march, Tucker Carlson in particular, who has spent more air time slapping the organizers around than most other Fox hosts.

    On Wednesday's show, Carlson brought a former Army sniper on to gunsplain things to victims of gun violence. Great job there, Tuckie.

    "So, I think a lot of the people who are coming to the marches this weekend are just upset about school shootings," Tucker said, laying the foundation for Cleckner. "And maybe haven't thought about the agenda that undergirds -- the people organizing it have a pretty clear legislative agenda."

    You're damn tootin' right we have an agenda, Tucker. We have a clear agenda -- saving the lives of our children and the citizens of this great country, getting rid of death machines that rip their flesh to shreds in the name of the second amendment, and outshouting the likes of YOU.

    Cleckner's responses were anodyne and typical. "Criminals don't obey laws," he gunsplained. "The definition of a criminal is somebody who doesn't obey a law."

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  3. What Ralph Peters Tells Us About Conservatism

    While we wait for more information on the now-deceased Austin bombing suspect, I'd like to comment briefly on Ralph Peters, who says he'll no longer be a Fox News commentator.

    A retired United States Army lieutenant colonel and Fox News contributor quit Tuesday and denounced the network and President Donald Trump in an email to colleagues.

    "Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration," wrote Ralph Peters, a Fox News "strategic analyst."

    "Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed," he wrote.

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  4. Julian Assange Go-Between Randy Credico Dodges Question With Nixon Impersonation In Bonkers Interview

    Ari Melber scored a killer interview on his show, The Beat, with a guest that many have tried to book, but all have failed: Randy Credico. Who is this man, you ask? He is a confidante of Julian Assange and a friend of Roger Stone. In fact, he has visited Assange in his exile at the embassy and says he speaks to/emails with Roger Stone "once a week."

    So this interview - it is bonkers. Honestly, you have to watch it to fully understand. At some points, Randy tries to avoid answering questions by breaking into Nixon or Bernie Sanders impressions. He panicked a few times when Ari started asking him pointed questions about dates and times about events.

    Here is some of the bananas transcript:

    MELBER: You're also a character in the Mueller probe, and partly because you do have something that a lot of people want and that is access to Julian Assange. How often do you speak to him? How did that come about?

    CREDICO: He did my show way back in 2016, and then I went to London a few months later and then in 2017, I did a 12-part series on my are show at WBAI, and then over the last four months, I have been to London and I visited him three times. So we communicate.

    MELBER: What do you think of him?

    CREDICO: He's a great guy. He's a great journalist. I look at him the same way I look at Elijah Lovejoy or any of those other abolitionist journalists in the 1830s, 1840s, Elijah Lovejoy, people hated him, he was an abolitionist. I look at Julian Assange the same way, he has never ever published a lie. Nothing has been refuted.

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  5. McCabe Authorized Investigation Into Sessions' Lies At Confirmation Hearings, Report Says

    Remember that time Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be confirmed as Trump's Attorney General and he lied about some things? If you don't, the video is right up above so you can watch it again.

    It turns out that Andrew McCabe authorized an investigation into Attorney General Sessions for his "lack of candor" in those hearings, according to an ABC News report.

    Yes, you read that right. Andrew McCabe, in his capacity as Deputy Director of the FBI, opened an investigation into whether or not Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III was truthful in his sworn testimony before Congress, because that is what FBI agents do. They investigate all sorts of things, from conspiracies with hostile foreign actors to hijack our democracy to lying little pissant nominees.

    There are denials, and then there are denials. According to ABC News, "one source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that."

    You can assume the attorney was not interested in lying to the press about Sessions lying to Congress or being investigated for said lies.

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