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What We’re Reading January 1, 2015

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Wednesday January 1, 2015.

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Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) is having a rough week. A couple of days ago a story leaked that Rep. Scalise had spoken before a white supremacist group some 12 years ago. Scalise says he never knew that the group was racist and he didn’t knowingly do anything wrong. Now he’s facing a firestorm of criticism…

Prominent black Republican State Senator Elbert Guillory is speaking out in ardent defense of Rep. Scalise.

“It is desperate attempt to create something that does not exist. Just look at the man’s record. Judge him by his record, not by who he meets, for God’s sake. That’s ludicrous.”

The Anti Defamation League (ADL) is satisfied with Scalise’s response to this mess.

It seems likely that Scalise didn’t actually speak at the event in question!

Some people want Scalise to step down for all of the wrong reasons.

Democrat Cory Booker (D-NJ) also has some ties to former KKK leader David Duke.

Charles Krauthammer thinks Scalise should step down from his leadership position.

Here’s hoping that Representative Scalise, who by every report we’ve read is a good man who detests racism, will have a better week next week.

The new liberal website du jour messes up… A LOT.

Jeb Bush vs. Chris Christie is going to be EPIC.

John McCain (R-AZ) is purging Arizona’s GOP leadership of Tea Party members before announcing his run for reelection in 2016.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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