Tag Archives: GOP

Coulter: If We’re Not Getting The Wall, We Should Get An Attractive And Dignified President Like Mike Pence

The Hill reports: Ann Coulter on Wednesday slammed President Trump as less “attractive” and “dignified” than Vice President Mike Pence and doubled down on her recent harsh criticism of the president by advocating replacing him with his second in command. “If we’re not getting a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican there. We’ll get better Supreme ...

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Cassidy Hits Back At Jimmy Kimmel: He Just Doesn’t Understand Our Plan To Destroy Obamacare [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sen. Bill Cassidy has responded to late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s searing indictment of his proposed health care bill in an appearance on CNN’s New Day. CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Cassidy about Kimmel’s comments on Wednesday morning, to which the senator replied: “I’m sorry he does not understand. Under Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson more people will have coverage, and we protect ...

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Trump Attacks Rand Paul On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is “such a negative force” on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning amid a final GOP push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Senate Republicans have restarted in recent days their stalled efforts to undo former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, throwing support behind ...

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Jimmy Kimmel Blasts Sen. Bill Cassidy Over Republican Healthcare Bill: He Just Lied Right To My Face [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Jimmy Kimmel railed against a new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, this time calling one senator a liar for claiming that he supported a health care bill that guaranteed coverage for all families. The senator, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, has been saying that any type of health care plan had to pass what he called the ...

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Senate Mulls Limiting Trump’s First Strike Power

NPR reports: Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker has crossed swords with President Trump before — in August, he accused Trump of lacking the “stability” and “some of the competence” needed to be successful. But the Tennessee Republican may now be defying Trump with more than just words. In a brief interview at the Capitol, Corker told NPR his ...

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GOP Governors Busted For Propaganda “News” Site

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks readers to sign up for breaking news ...

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Lindsey Graham Expresses Confidence In Last Ditch Republican Campaign To Destroy Obamacare [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he’s “never felt better about where we’re at” but stopped short of predicting the GOP has the votes to pass the measure. That word comes from South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham who spoke to reporters after Republicans’ closed-door luncheon where Vice President Mike Pence joined the lobbying ...

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OKLAHOMA: Two Coworkers Knew About Child Porn On Computer Of Former Trump State Campaign Chair

The Associated Press reports: At least two people knew about child pornography on former Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey’s computer at the Oklahoma Capitol, but failed to disclose that information to authorities until years later after police reportedly found Shortey in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy, according to newly released court records. The application for a search warrant ...

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GOP House Rep. Chris Collins Defends Trump’s Anti-Hillary Golf Ball Meme: He’s Just A Fun Guy [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump again retweeted a weird video that drew many a raised eyebrow over the weekend, this time depicted him shooting a golf ball into former political rival Hillary Clinton. And when Rep. Chris Collins was asked about it on CNN Monday morning, he began laughing, before explaining that “the president does have a sense of humor.” ...

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GOP Rep: Liberals Paid Civil War Reenactors To Pose As Charlottesville Nazis To “Put Trump On The Spot”

The Los Angeles Times reports: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says Democrats, not white supremacists, are to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month. “It’s all baloney,” Rohrabacher told the San Francisco Chronicle in an article about his 2018 reelection chances. Rohrabacher, a Republican from Costa Mesa, told the Chronicle he believes a supporter of former presidential candidates Hillary ...

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Corey Lewandowski Sued For “Threatening” Neighbors

The Daily Beast reports: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cut off his neighbors’ electricity, threatened to use his political clout to make the neighbors’ lives “a nightmare,” and repeatedly stood outside his home with a baseball bat in a “threatening and intimidating gesture,” those neighbors claim in a new legal filing. In July, Lewandowski filed a $5 million lawsuit ...

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Roy Moore: 9/11 Happened Because Sodomy

CNN reports: Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested earlier this year that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks might have happened because the US had distanced itself from God. Moore, a hardline conservative running against fellow Republican and incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a runoff primary race, made the comments in February during a speech at the Open Door Baptist ...

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Sen. Chuck Grassley To Subpoena FBI Agents Blocked By DOJ From Testifying On Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Raw Story reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is “in the process” of drafting subpoenas for the two FBI agents the Department of Justice blocked from testifying before the committee, ABC’s Ali Rogin reports. Grassley’s statement comes after CNN reported Wednesday the DOJ is refusing to cooperate with Senate investigators probing Donald Trump’s decision to ...

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OKLAHOMA: Family Values GOP Former State Trump Campaign Chair Sought “Boy Or Bromance” Says FBI

Tulsa World reports: The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence that he posted Craigslist ads several times “attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact,” the FBI reports. “Need a boy or bromance,” he stated in two Craigslist ads, according to the FBI. “Looking for younger the better (legal) white or mixed.” He received “hundreds of pornography ...

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Ted Cruz On Dildos: Consenting Adults Should Be Able To Do Whatever They Want In Their Bedrooms [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. Ted Cruz denied Wednesday that he was the one who liked a pornographic video from his Twitter account. “It was not me,” Cruz said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash in Washington, calling the mishap “an honest mistake.” Cruz reiterated the message from his office and said they had since identified the staffer, but refused to ...

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UTAH: Mormon Church, GOP Lawmakers, And Sen. Mike Lee Back Anti-Gay Colorado Baker In SCOTUS Briefs

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Nearly all of the Utah State Senate has signed on in support of a Colorado shop who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah [photo], ...

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AUSTRALIA: Robocalls From US Wingnuts Warn That Marriage Equality Leads To “Radical Gay Sex Education”

The Guardian reports: A robocall asking Australians their opinion about the same-sex marriage postal survey has suggested that marriage equality may lead to “radical gay sex education” and threats to freedom of speech and religion. The poll, which was first reported by social media users on Tuesday night, stated that it was conducted by the Republican-linked American pollster WPA Intelligence. ...

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Third GOP US House Rep Announces Retirement

Raw Story reports: The wave of retirements that Republicans have feared appears to be gaining steam. Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) announced on Monday that he would not seek another term, marking the third GOP lawmaker in the past week to announce their retirement. Last week, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) both announced that they would not seek ...

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GOP Fears Wave Of US House Retirements

The Hill reports: Two moderate House Republicans announced surprise retirements this week, quickening the pulse of Republicans waiting to see if a wave of retirements will jeopardize the party’s path to holding the House majority in 2018. As President Trump fuels uncertainty in Washington and his low approval rating raises question about whether the GOP can hold the House, there’s ...

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Kellyanne Conway: I’m A Success In The GOP Because I Know How To Think Like A Man And Behave Like A Lady

Jezebel reports: In an interview with Time, Kellyanne Conway discussed the lack of leadership roles in the Republican party—can you believe it?—when she got her start in politics, describing working for the GOP as a woman in the 1990s as like “walking into the men’s locker room at the Elks Club holding a bachelor party.” She credits her “comfort level” ...

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