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KENTUCKY: Republican Party Chair Fights Cops, Get Tasered During Indecent Exposure Arrest In Restroom

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: A Kentucky Republican Party county chairman has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee on charges of indecent exposure and resisting arrest in a department store, the GOP and police said. David Narramore, 54, of Whitesburg was arrested Saturday night in a Belk department store in Kingsport, Tenn., according to police there. A store employee told ...

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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

NBC News reports: Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic said Wednesday in a statement released on behalf of the senator and his family. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the Mayo Clinic said in the statement. “The Senator and his ...

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Trump Threatens GOP Senators Over Obamacare

The Week reports: President Trump was not subtle during a lunch for Senate Republicans at the White House on Wednesday, pressuring Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) to fall in line with the GOP’s health-care bill, The Hill reports. “[Heller] wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?” Trump said, while seated directly beside Heller. Heller is one of 2018’s most vulnerable Republicans, ...

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WHAT A MORAN: GOP Senator Leaps Subway Tracks To Flee Reporters After Scuttling Obamacare Repeal

Business Insider reports: Kansas senator Jerry Moran has been hounded by reporters since announcing Monday night that he wouldn’t vote for the Republican healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. When confronted by reporters on Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Moran opted to jump across the tracks of the Senate subway to get away from them. Moran, along with fellow Republican ...

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TEXAS: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Opens Special Session By Fast-Tracking Anti-Trans Bill To Committee Approval

The Texas Tribune reports: On the opening day of the special session of the Texas Legislature on Tuesday, over the cries of Senate Democrats, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took a step to fast-track two bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and four other state agencies jeopardized by inaction during the regular session. The Senate must first pass those bills before ...

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McConnell Blames Dems For Obamacare Repeal Fail: I Hope They Consider What They’re Celebrating [VIDEO]

“I imagine many Democrats were celebrating last night. I hope they consider what they’re celebrating. The American people are hurting, they need relief, and it’s regretful that our Democratic colleagues decided early on that they did not want to engage with us seriously in the process to deliver that relief.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming Democrats after the ...

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Trump Renews Call To End Senate Filibusters After Latest GOP Healthcare Bill Goes Down In Flames

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump once again called for the end of the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act after the Senate Republican healthcare bill plan was stymied Monday. “The Senate must go to a 51 vote majority instead of current 60 votes. Even parts of full Repeal need 60. 8 Dems ...

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Newt Gingrich Has The Sadz: If The GOP Doesn’t Get Moving, We’ll Be Back To Speaker Nancy Pelosi [VIDEO]

“Do we represent prosperity, economic growth, higher take home pay, more jobs or not? I personally believe they ought to do as much as they can on health care right now, but they shouldn’t spend the whole rest of this year on one issue. They have also got to pass, by Thanksgiving, and sign into law by Thanksgiving, a very ...

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Former Republican House Speaker And Confessed Pedophile Dennis Hastert To Be Released From Prison

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: After serving a little more than a year in a federal prison hospital, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Il) is nearly home free. Hastert, 75, an admitted sexual molester of young boys and purveyor of hush money, will be released from prison within the next month. The ex-Illinois congressman pleaded guilty to bank fraud in ...

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GOP Leader Endorses Call For John McCain’s Death

USA Today reports: Diana Orrock, a member of the Republican National Committee from Nevada, appeared to support an article that called for the death of Republican Sen. John McCain. The piece in question, “Please Just F—— Die Already,” was published Monday on Medium by Caitlin Johnstone, who calls herself a “rogue journalist” and an “anti-establishment lefty writer.” Johnstone tweeted her ...

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BREAKING: Obamacare Repeal Dead In US Senate

Politico reports: Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran said Monday night they will join two other senators to oppose the Obamacare repeal bill, dooming the GOP initiative in the Senate. Republican leaders could only afford to lose two senators on the procedural motion to start debate on the bill. Lee and Moran would join Sens. Susan Collins and Rand ...

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ILLINOIS: GOP Governor Fires Just-Hired “Body Man” After Racist And Homophobic Tweets Are Exposed

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “body man” — a hand-picked assistant chosen to travel with him — was terminated on his first day of the job after a series of homophobic and racially insensitive comments were found on his Twitter page. The exit is one of at least 20 since last week — when Rauner began a rash ...

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Texas Gov Trolled With Photo Op: “How Will The Potty Police Know I’m Transgender If The Governor Doesn’t?”

The Associated Press reports: A transgender Texan has posted an all-smiles photo with Gov. Greg Abbott to protest a “bathroom bill” that state lawmakers will again consider during a special legislative session beginning Tuesday. Ashley Smith posed with Abbott after he announced his re-election campaign Friday in San Antonio. She later identified herself in the photo as “trans-woman” and posted ...

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TEXAS: IBM Publishes Full-Page Ads Opposing Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” In Advance Of Special Session

The Dallas Morning News reports: IBM is upping the ante in its fight against Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill,” dispatching top executives to Austin and waging an ad war against what it calls the “discriminatory legislation.” Before state lawmakers reconvene Tuesday for a special legislative session, the technology giant is taking out full-page advertisements in The Dallas Morning News, San Antonio ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Claims She’s Quietly Working With The Trump Administration On LGBT Issues [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: First, Caitlyn Jenner claimed she wanted to be a “trans ambassador” to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) during his presidential campaign. Then she cast her ballot for President Trump in the November election. And now, Jenner — the famed transgender icon and one of the few high-profile celebrities to throw staunch support behind the Republican commander in ...

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Rapper Kid Rock Confirms Bid For US Senate

Via Breitbart: Musician Kid Rock confirmed his run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan Thursday with a fiery Facebook message in which he blasted the media for “once again” being “wrong” about his potential candidacy and took a shot at incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Rock also addressed his would-be political opponent, longtime Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ...

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House Republicans Block Effort To Strip Jared Kushner Of Security Clearance Over Russian Agent Meeting

The HuffPost reports: House Republicans voted Thursday to block an effort aimed at revoking the security clearance of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who chaired the Democratic National Committee during much of last year’s campaign cycle, proposed an amendment targeting Kushner during a House Appropriations Committee markup session Thursday. It was voted down, 22-30, ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King Vows To Eviscerate Food Stamps Program To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, argued Wednesday that Congress should build President Trump’s border wall by taking money from Planned Parenthood and federal food stamps. On CNN, King said he supports the $1.6 billion in funding that the House is considering as a start for building the wall. But he said he’d add another $5 billion if ...

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REPORT: Republican Operatives Are Working To Smear Journalists Working On The Trump Junior Scandal

The Washington Post reports: A handful of Republican operatives close to the White House are scrambling to Trump Jr.’s defense and have begun what could be an extensive campaign to try to discredit some of the journalists who have been reporting on the matter. Their plan, as one member of the team described it, is to research the reporters’ previous ...

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Joe Scarborough: I’m Leaving The GOP [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Joe Scarborough has left the party. The “Morning Joe” host and former Republican congressman announced on “The Late Show” Tuesday that he’s leaving the GOP. “I am a Republican but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore,” Scarborough told host Stephen Colbert. “I’ve got to become an Independent.” Colbert opened the segment by ...

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