Tag Archives: GOP

REPORT: Two White House Staffers Fed Surveillance Intel To Devin Nunes That He Then Shared With Trump

The New York Times reports: A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation that White House officials assisted in the ...

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Huckabee Implies Lindsey Graham Is Gay: I Wonder What Uniform He Puts On Each Morning [AUDIO]

The Daily Caller reports: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee heavily implied that Sen. Lindsey Graham is gay during a Wednesday morning interview with Laura Ingraham. “I’m very disappointed in Lindsey,” Huckabee said of the South Carolina Republican’s recent comparisons of House Intel Chair Devin Nunes to the “Pink Panther” character Inspector Jacques Clouseau. “I sometimes wonder what uniform he puts ...

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ARKANSAS: Bathroom Bill Dead For Current Session

The Associated Press reports: An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state’s Republican governor and tourism groups. GOP Sen. Linda Collins-Smith withdrew her proposal, which would have required every restroom or changing facility accessible by multiple ...

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US House Votes To Curtail EPA’s Use Of Science

The Hill reports: The House voted Wednesday to restrict the kind of scientific studies and data that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can use to justify new regulations. The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, passed 228-194. It would prohibit the EPA from writing any regulation that uses science that is not publicly available. It’s ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Doesn’t Care About Criticism Of The Many Millions Spent For His Golfing Trips [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump isn’t concerned about the rising costs associated with his regular trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., the White House press secretary said Wednesday. Sean Spicer addressed the topic during his briefing, when asked by Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary if Trump has “any concerns about the pushback” from Florida residents and taxpayers ...

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Christie Aide Sentenced To Two Years For Bridgegate

CBS News reports: Bill Baroni, an ex-aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has been sentenced to two years in prison over 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Baroni and Bridget Kelly were convicted last November on counts including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes. Baroni is being sentenced first Wednesday followed by Kelly in the ...

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Devin Nunes: Dems Aren’t “Serious” About Russia Probe

Politico reports: Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday the Democrats are “not serious” about the investigation into Russia. “We’re beginning to figure out who’s actually serious about the investigation because it appears like the Democrats aren’t really serious about this investigation,” he told the media, as reported by NBC News. Many Democrats, including Adam Schiff, the top ...

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TEXAS: GOP House Speaker Blocks Bathroom Bill

The Austin Statesman reports: Flexing his parliamentary muscle and flashing his antipathy to efforts to regulate the use of bathrooms by transgender people, House Speaker Joe Straus prevented amendments on the matter from reaching the House floor on Tuesday. In a showdown with his most socially conservative members, Speaker Joe Straus ended debate on a bill about the fate of ...

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Indicted Former US House Rep. Aaron Schock Claims Staffer Acted As Secret Informant For The Feds

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of Schock’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in Tuesday court filings that the government went too far when it transformed the staffer into an informant and required him to wear ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: I’ll Never Reveal The Source Of My Trump/Russia Claim Even To My Own Intel Committee

Reuters reports: U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge – even to other members of his panel – who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. Asked by an ABC News reporter whether he would inform the other committee members ...

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Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell On Devin Nunes: This Is What A Coverup To A Crime Looks Like [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Congressman Eric Swalwell stopped by the set of Morning Joe, Tuesday, to offer his assessment of the growing swirl of controversy surrounding his colleague, Representative Devin Nunes. Nunes, a California Republican and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has faced growing calls to recuse himself from the committee after briefing the president on classified intelligence information. “You can ...

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TENNESSEE: State Senate Approves Resolution To Exhume And Relocate Body Of President James Polk

Chattanooga’s CBS affiliate reports: The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place. Polk and his wife, Sarah, are currently buried on the grounds of the state Capitol. The resolution would allow the bodies to be exhumed and moved about 50 ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Asked To Step Down After He Calls His Opponent A “Cuckservative”

The Prince William Times reports: Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart called his gubernatorial opponent Ed Gillespie a “cuckservative” on Reddit Thursday. Now, School Board Member Willie Deutsch is calling for Stewart to resign and other fellow Republicans are taking him to task for name-calling and using what they say is a racially-charged term associated with white ...

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OKLAHOMA: Court Docs Reveal Former GOP Senator Agreed To Bareback Sex With “Boy Pussy” Prostitute

Court documents made public at Friday’s arraignment of former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Ralph “Family Values” Shortey appear to reveal that he agreed to ejaculate in the “boy pussy” of the teenage prostitute he is alleged to have hired. Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: Ralph Shortey, a Republican from Oklahoma City who represented the state’s 44th senate district, was charged ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Faces Trumpcare Fail Grilling

This will be fun. The Associated Press reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer will likely face questions about the failed Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during Monday’s press briefing. Spicer is scheduled to talk to reporters at 1:30 p.m. — the first time since the GOP pulled the American Health Care Act from a ...

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Nunes Tells CNN He Was On “White House Grounds” On Day Before Revealing Trump Surveillance Information

CNN reports: It has been something of a mystery, the whereabouts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up in surveillance of other foreign nationals. One source told CNN that Nunes, a California Republican, was ...

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Associated Press Analysis: North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Will Cost State $3.7B Over The Next Decade

The Associated Press reports: Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttled plans for a PayPal facility ...

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REPORT: Trump Told GOP House Reps To “Forget About The Little Shit” Details In The Failed Trumpcare Bill

Politico reports: Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the ...

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Priebus On Heathcare: Everything’s Now On The Table

The Hill reports: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said that all options are on the table for future negotiations on healthcare following the failure of Republican attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “Everything’s on the table,” Priebus told “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ll give these guys another chance.” Priebus said President Trump is not “closing the door ...

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OOPS: Republican Super PAC Runs Ads Asking Voters To Thank GOP For Passing Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican super-PAC ran ads Friday thanking Republicans for repealing ObamaCare — hours after the vote was canceled. “Republicans are keeping their promise, with a new plan for better health care,” one of the American Action Network advertisements said. “Thank [California] Congressman Darrell Issa for keeping his promise and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better ...

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