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7 Things: “March for Our Lives” is a massive success, Republicans want Ivey on a debate stage, A porn star is the latest hope for Trump hating-Democrats, and more …

1. The “March for Our Lives” draws millions in over 800 cities, it features vulgar/confusing signs & attacks on politicians

— The march was organized by students but featured an overtly political message: that Republicans must be defeated and gun control must be enacted.

— Fox News polling shows that this non-stop barrage of attacks on gun owners and the NRA is working.

2. All other Republican candidates want Governor Kay Ivey to debate 

— Sen. Bill Hightower, Mayor Tommy Battle, and Scott Dawson say they are all eager to debate Ivey before the June Republican primary.

— Ivey has mentioned she was ready for a debate, but most people do not expect a debate featuring the governor to happen.

3. The American media has now gotten their “60 Minutes” interview with a porn star, they are ecstatic

— Three storylines  emerged from the interview Stormy Daniels did with Anderson Cooper: 1. They did not use a condom. 2. Someone threatened her. 3. Trump mentioned his daughter again.

— Republicans don’t care, Democrats are outraged.

4. Alabama gambling supporter Milton McGregor, who probably got away with bribery, has passed away at 78

— McGregor wanted gambling in the form of dog tracks and casino gambling in Macon County, it closed for a while but is operating today.

— In 2011, McGregor was accused of trying to bribe legislators, there was a mistrial but two lobbyists and one other casino owner were convicted in the scheme.

5. Conservative Republicans are furious at President Trump for his omnibus support and weak veto threat

— When Trump tweeted out that he was considering vetoing the $1.3 billion dollar spending bill, some saw this as a sign of hope for some fiscal responsibility, but he ended up signing the bill after delivering a speech about how bad it was.

— Some conservatives are acting like this is the final straw on their support of Trump. The bill included 13 percent increases in discretionary spending, funding for Planned Parenthood, and less than complete funding for the wall.

6. Secretary of State John Merrill disputes Mark Zuckerberg’s claims Facebook helped stop fake news in AL’s Senate race

— Last week, Facebook’s CEO claimed that they thwarted a group of Macedonians who were spreading fake news during 2017’s U.S. Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, but he did not explain what the fake news was.

— Merrill reached out to Facebook to clarify what they were talking about to no avail. “We said, ‘we don’t know what you’re talking about.’ We wanted one specific example,” Merrill said.

7. More Republicans are bailing on Congress while a judge forces Wisconsin governor to hold an election he doesn’t want to

— A Republican in a newly court-drawn district in Pennsylvania has decided he will not seek re-election, indicators continue to signal a good year for Democrats.

— A court ordered Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to hold two special elections to fill vacant legislative seats, Republicans are seeking to change the law to avoid doing this.

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