Tag Archives: GOP

GOP Rep Compares NFL Protests To Nazi Salutes

The New York Daily News reports: Long Island Rep. Pete King kicked off a storm of outrage Saturday when he likened NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to Nazis. The repugnant remark came in response to acting Jets owner Christopher Johnson’s announcement that the team would not penalize players who took a pregame knee to protest police brutality against ...

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FLORIDA: Democrats Sue Over “Ballot Order” Law

Courthouse News reports: Democratic organizations and activists claim in court that Florida’s “ballot order” law unfairly puts their candidates at a disadvantage by listing Republican candidates first year after year. In a federal lawsuit filed in Tallahassee, the Democrats contend the statute mandating candidates of the governor’s political party to be listed first on a ballot creates “position bias” and ...

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FLORIDA: Publix Ends Political Donations As Parkland’s David Hogg Leads Die-In At Local Store [VIDEO]

A huge victory for David Hogg! The Orlando Sentinel reports: Publix has suspended making political contributions in the wake of mounting pressure over its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor who strongly backs the National Rifle Association. “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,” said company spokesman Dwaine Stevens in a statement ...

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State TV’s Lou Dobbs Rages: Trey Gowdy Is A Phony!

“Trey Gowdy is a phony! Think about it. He was in charge of Benghazi, he was in charge of various committees, but what did he do? Nothing! He’s never done anything! No charges, no indictments, no revelations, nothing has ever happened except he gets to have some terrific moments as I think he did with Hillary Clinton. After 11 hours ...

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RNC Spox: Cohen Is Still Our Finance Chair [VIDEO]

RNC spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany today confirmed that Michael Cohen is still their Deputy Finance Chairman despite weeks of revelations about Cohen’s lucrative attempts to sell access to the White House. Mediaite reports: The RNC spokesman confirmed the news today while speaking to Cheddar correspondent and Mediaite alum J.D. Durkin. McEnany also brushed off the fact that Cohen has been raided ...

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GOP House Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: People Should Be Able To Refuse To Sell Their Homes To “Immoral” Gays

The Orange County Register reports: U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told a group of Realtors last week that homeowners should be able to refuse to sell their property to gays and lesbians, a statement that cost him the support of a key national Realtor group. “Every homeowner should be able to make a decision not to sell their home to someone ...

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Joe Biden Slams GOP’s “Fake Nationalism” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of “phony populism” and “fake nationalism.” Speaking at the party’s New York state convention on Long Island, Biden urged his ...

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Loony Louie: Kim Will Come Back Begging [VIDEO]

“Listen, let me tell you, it won’t be off permanently because North Korea is going to find out now what he didn’t realize was that Trump was serious about. There will be a price that North Korea will pay and Donald Trump will lead us in — in getting that price for them and then it will be the North ...

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New Mexico GOP State Rep Argues During DUI Arrest:
I Fight For The Death Penalty For Cop Killers [VIDEO]

The Albuquerque Journal reports: Shortly after she was arrested on an aggravated drunken driving charge early Sunday, state Rep. Monica Youngblood told an Albuquerque officer through tears that she stands up for police when others criticize them. And she made it clear to the officer that she is a legislator — one who tries to help the police, she said. ...

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Rep. Jared Polis To Intro Bill To Repeal GOP Tax Cut

Business Insider reports: As the new tax cuts ushered in solely by Republicans begin to take effect, one Democratic congressman is unveiling a repeal plan, signaling that President Donald Trump’s primary opposition is serious about reversing his signature legislative achievement. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado will introduce the Students Over Special Interests Act next Tuesday. The legislation, according to a ...

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House Votes To Rollback Dodd-Frank Banking Regs

USA Today reports: The House sent a major revision of banking regulations to President Trump’s desk on Tuesday after conservatives who wanted a more sweeping rollback decided to accept a bipartisan deal crafted by the Senate. Supporters said the bill would give businesses more access to loans for homes and cars that they cannot get now because of government regulations. ...

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Republicans Take Slim Lead In Generic 2018 Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle. The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to ...

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GOP House Candidate: Puerto Rican Evacuees Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Register To Vote In Florida [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A Florida congressional candidate is under fire for saying that he didn’t believe hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico should be allowed to register to vote in the Sunshine State, a comment that some fellow Republicans denounced as complicating GOP efforts to reach out to a growing segment of voters. Amid the blowback at his remarks, political newcomer John ...

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GOP Rep Wants To Crowdfund Trump’s Border Wall

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Diane Black, a Republican running for Tennessee governor, has introduced legislation that would let people and companies donate to the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Her bill would create an account at the Treasury Department to take donations that would be used to fund President Trump’s biggest campaign promise, after Congress failed to give ...

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Blankenship To Attempt Third-Party Senate Run

Politico reports: West Virginia coal baron and former prisoner Don Blankenship announced on Monday that he plans to launch a long-shot third-party Senate bid after finishing a distant third in this month’s Republican primary. Blankenship said he would run in the general election as the Constitution Party nominee. But he would need to overcome a “sore loser” law in West ...

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Father Of Parkland Victim Rages At “Idiotic” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: He Should Be Removed From Office

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, followed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on ABC This Week today. And oh boy. “I think those are the most idiotic comments I’ve ever heard regarding gun safety,” Guttenberg said. “Let me be clear, he should be removed from office for his failure to what to protect the citizens of Texas. ...

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GOP Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Blames School Shootings On Divorce, Abortion, Video Games [VIDEO]

What happened to schools having too many entrances? ABC News reports: The Texas lieutenant governor, speaking two days after 10 people were killed in a school shooting in his state, said abortion, divorce and violent video games and movies show that ‘we have devalued life,’ which may be a cause of school shootings. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told ABC ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gov Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

Via press release: Americans United for Separation of Church and State criticized Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer for signing Senate Bill 284 into law. The measure gives taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies a right to use religion to deny children loving homes by discriminating against prospective parents. This is a troubling trend: Oklahoma enacted a law like this last week ...

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Chinese Bank Offered Dinner With Trump For $150K

Bloomberg reports: China’s second-largest state-owned bank offered wealthy clients the opportunity to have dinner with the American president for $150,000 a ticket, spurring a complaint from Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice. A branch of China Construction Bank Corp. invited high-net-worth clients willing to pay the ticket price to a May 31 dinner in Dallas, according ...

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ALABAMA: LGBT Group Rescinds Job Offer For Gay Politician Over Suggestion That Gov Is Secretly Lesbian

The Birmingham Herald reports: State Rep. Patricia Todd has had her employment offer from a Florida LGBTQ nonprofit rescinded for strongly suggesting that Gov. Kay Ivey is gay and deserves to be outed, the organization announced Thursday. Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay state lawmaker, was set to become executive director of the One Orlando Alliance — a group formed in ...

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