KTTH Morning Update – May 21, 2014

By Neal McNamara | May 21, 2014

James O’Keefe exposes Hollywood hypocrisy

New James O’Keefe Video: The young conservative provocateur James O’Keefe is out with a new video, this time showing lefty Hollywood bigwigs accepting money from oil sheiks to fund an anti-fracking documentary. In the video, a sheik named “Muhammed” offers $9 million to fund the movie in exchange for ending American energy independence.

Tea Party Loses in Major Primaries: In Oregon, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas, Tea Party-backed candidates lost in primaries versus establishment Republican candidates. Most notably, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a target of the Tea Party, defeated small businessman Matt Bevin.

Another Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Just one day after a federal judge in Oregon struck down a voter-approved state constitution amendment solidifying traditional marriage, a federal judge in Pennsylvania did the same thing. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the Keystone State’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

D’Souza Pleads Guilty: Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza – who directed one of the most famous political documentaries of all time, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” – has admitted guilt for violating campaign finance law. In 2012, the federal government alleges, D’Souza exceeded campaign donation limits when he arranged donations from various givers to New York senate candidate Wendy Long. D’Souza has been one of the voices most critical of the Obama administration.

Feds Won’t Give Water to Marijuana Growers: The U.S. Department of the Interior says it won’t allow marijuana growers in either Colorado or Washington to use its irrigation water. No word on how the government will separate its water from regular, non-federal water, but the Bureau of Reclamation has said that it will allow marijuana growers to use its water only if it has been comingled with locally sourced water.

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