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NEBRASKA: GOP Rep Deletes Twitter Account After Suggesting Women’s Marchers Are Too Ugly To Rape

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Remember last year when the governor of Nebraska called for this guy to resign after sexually explicit Skype videos starring himself were found on his government computer? The Omaha World-Herald reports: Papillion State Sen. Bill Kintner has landed in hot water again, this time over his use of Twitter. On Sunday, the senator retweeted a photograph and comment about the ...

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Romney’s Niece To Succeed Priebus As RNC Chair

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Politico reports: The Republican National Committee has officially found its replacement for outgoing chairman Reince Priebus, electing Ronna Romney McDaniel to steer the party as President-elect Donald Trump arrives in the White House. McDaniel was the state chairman for the Michigan Republican party and helped Trump secure a crucial victory in the typically blue state. She was also the chairwoman ...

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TEXAS: Proposed GOP Bill Makes Abortion A Felony

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The Texas Observer reports: A Republican lawmaker filed the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act” Wednesday, which would ban and criminalize abortions in Texas at any stage and direct state officials to ignore federal law established by Roe v. Wade. House Bill 948, authored by state Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington [PHOTO], is the newest and most straightforward attempt by Texas ...

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TEXAS: George H.W. Bush Hospitalized [VIDEO]

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NBC News reports: Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing “shortness of breath,” his office confirmed early Wednesday. A statement later released by his office said the 92-year-old Bush was “being monitored as a precaution and is resting comfortably.” Bush, who served as U.S. president from 1989 to 1993, has a form of Parkinson’s ...

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SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE: GOP Rep Booed Off Stage With Shouts Of “Liar” During MLK Day Speech [VIDEO]

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Spokane’s KXLY radio reports: The crowd turned on local Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Spokane Convention Center on Monday. Thousands of people gathered at the rally before the planned march through downtown Spokane. Spokane Mayor David Condon and McMorris Rodgers, the U.S. Representative from Washington’s 5th congressional district, both spoke at ...

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SWAMPY: Trump’s HHS Nominee Rep. Tom Price Under Fire Over Possible Insider Trading Violations [VIDEO]

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Salon reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, introduced legislation last year that would help a biotech company only days after he purchased stock in it. Less than a week after buying between $1,001 and $15,000 of shares in Zimmer Biomet, Price introduced a bill known as the HIP Act. ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: GOP Bill Would Make It Legal To “Accidentally” Run Over Protesters Blocking The Road

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The Bismarck Tribune reports: A bill introduced by an oil patch lawmaker would provide an exemption for the driver of a motor vehicle if they unintentionally injured or killed a pedestrian obstructing traffic on a public road or highway. “It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian,” said Rep. Keith Kempenich, R-Bowman, who admitted ...

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MISSOURI: GOP Rep Offers His Own Guns To Those Who Have Theirs Confiscated At Statehouse Entrance

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The Missourian reports: A Missouri lawmaker is offering to give guns to constituents who have concealed carry permits, but whose weapons are confiscated when entering the building. Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, posted a sign on his door Wednesday that reflects his disdain for new security measures in place at the Capitol. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Marshall announced that he ...

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US House Votes To Advance Obamacare Repeal, All Democrats And Nine GOP Reps Vote In Opposition

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CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan, who took to the House floor in a rare move to argue for the end of Obamacare, noted his opposition to the measure when it was first debated and said that Republicans were now sending in the “rescue” team. Shortly before the House was scheduled to vote to advance the measure, House Democratic Leader ...

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ARIZONA: State GOP Rep Intros Bill Banning Schools And Universities From Discussing Civil Rights

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The Arizona Republic reports: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was all about justice, that notion that we are all equal, that we all deserve opportunities. He lived by that Old Testament command from God that we should not only be charitable but work for justice. Social justice, he called it. Just don’t dare talk about such things in Arizona’s ...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Threatens Federal Ethics Official For Daring To Criticize Trump’s Conflicts Of Interest

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Politico reports: House Republicans have found a subject for their opening review of conflicts of interest under Donald Trump: the federal official in charge of investigating conflicts of interest. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the head of the House Oversight Committee, criticized the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics on Thursday over his criticism of Donald Trump’s plan to address ...

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GOP Rep Who Compared Obama To Hitler Demands CNN Reporter Be Fired For Disrespecting Trump

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Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: A day after Donald Trump shouted down CNN reporter Jim Acosta at his first “press conference” since July and accused his network of providing “fake news,” a Republican Congressman is demanding that Acosta be fired. Two years ago to the day, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) made national news for a tweet comparing the president ...

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REPORT: Caitlyn Jenner To Attend Inauguration

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US Weekly reports: Caitlyn Jenner has accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The transgender star, who is a conservative Republican and was vocal about her dislike of Hillary Clinton on her E! show I Am Cait, has in the past said she wants to use her celebrity to benefit ...

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PISSGATE: Reince Priebus Blasts Trump-Russia Intel Leak As “Shameful Phony-Baloney Garbage” [VIDEO]

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Politico reports: Republican National Committee Chairman and incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Wednesday morning that President-elect Donald Trump was never briefed on unverified intelligence suggesting that the Russian government possesses compromising information about him and his campaign, contradicting a CNN report to the contrary. Reports that Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on that unverified ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: Republican Majority Senate Rejects Bill To Formalize Same-Sex Marriage Recognition

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The Associated Press reports: North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31. It would have changed dozens of references, such as “husband and wife,” to gender-neutral terms. North Dakota law lists “one man, one woman” ...

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GOP Former Sen. Al D’Amato Booted From Flight After Attempting To Lead Passenger Revolt [VIDEO]

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The New York Post reports: Former Sen. Al D’Amato was escorted off a JetBlue flight Monday night after trying to lead passengers in a rebellion against seating changes that followed a lengthy delay, an eyewitness told The Post. JetBlue flight 1002 from Ft. Lauderdale to JFK was scheduled to depart at 1:40 pm Monday, but didn’t take off until 8 ...

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Sessions: I Still Oppose Abortion Rights And Same-Sex Marriage But I’ll “Follow Those Laws” [VIDEO]

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He’ll follow them until Trump stacks the Court against them. The Independent reports: Incoming attorney general Jeff Sessions admitted that he still opposed same-sex marriage and Roe v Wade, a 1973 law that guarantees a women’s right to an abortion. Mr Sessions said he would “respect and follow” both laws in their current form, but admitted he still held his ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Begin (Maybe) All Night Shame-A-Thon On GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Campaign

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The Washington Post reports: House Democrats hit public relations gold last year when they staged a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun control. Now Senate Democrats hope they can re-create the glow for Obamacare. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Monday that Democrats will “hold the floor late into the night” to protest GOP ...

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Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees

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Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic ...

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Cots Delivered To Senate As Democrats Plan All Night Live-Stream Shame-A-Thon Against Obamacare Repeal

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The Huffington Post reports: Republicans are plowing forward this month with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats, with little ability to stop them, have plans to make it as politically damaging for them as possible. On Monday night, Senate Democrats plan to stay up late, delivering floor speeches and Facebook Live broadcasts attacking the Republicans’ drive to dismantle President ...

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