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Neo-Confederate League of the South Espouses Posse Comitatus Ideology
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/01/11/neo-confederate-league-of-the-south-espouses-posse-comitatus-ideology/

Affirming his group’s embrace of antigovernment “Patriot” ideology, League of the South (LOS) President Michael Hill on Monday sent members an E-Mail declaring the federal ...

Maryland County Commission Hires Extremist Blogger
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/10/07/maryland-county-commission-hires-extremist-blogger/

So what do you do when you’ve successfully saved the planet from efforts to save the planet? If you’re ultra-conservative blogger James Simpson, the answer is: Get paid. ...

Presidential Candidates Invited to Sign Islamophobic ‘Pledge’
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/09/07/presidential-candidates-invited-to-sign-islamophobic-pledge/

In a presidential election season already featuring a raft of insidious candidate “pledges” pushed by right-wing interest groups hoping to swap endorsements for commitments ...

Oath Keepers Group Takes on ‘Pivot Point’ Arizona Town
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/08/29/oath-keepers-group-takes-on-pivot-point-arizona-town/

QUARTSZITE, Ariz. — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, in a scruffy town populated by nomad retirees, inveterate rock hounds and a nearly 70-year-old nudist bookseller ...

New Intelligence Report Released Today
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/08/23/new-intelligence-report-released-today/

The latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today, focuses on the threat of homegrown Muslim terrorists, even as it warns in an editorial ...

News Roundup for August 5, 2011
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/08/05/news-roundup-for-august-5-2011/

The trial of a Connecticut man on sexual assault charges has taken a bizarre turn into a constitutional debate. John McGowan, a former mayoral candidate and public access ...

‘Patriot’ Groups Glom on to National Protest of Family Court System
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/08/05/patriot-groups-glom-on-to-protest-of-family-court-system/

A nationwide “family rights protest” set for next week – and billed as one of the biggest ever -- is attracting attention and support from antigovernment militia, “Patriot” ...

Longtime Militiaman Drew Rayner Facing Trial for Mail Fraud
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/07/21/longtime-militiaman-drew-rayner-facing-trial-for-mail-fraud/

NOTE: HateWatch has learned that Drew Allen Rayner has prominent ties to the antigovernment “sovereign citizen” movement. In April 2010, Rayner was one several sovereign ...

News Roundup for July 8, 2011
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/07/08/news-roundup-for-july-8-2011/

A Brooklyn man was convicted today on terror charges for conspiring to travel overseas and join militants fighting U.S. soldiers. Betim Kaziu, 23, is an American-born son ...

Nativists Focus Attacks on Religious Denominations
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/06/22/nativists-focus-attacks-on-religious-denominations/

In the wake of two recent religious gatherings, anti-immigrant hard-liners are focusing their fire on two major religious faith groups: the United States Conference of Catholic ...