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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and ...

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8th Graders Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan

Mashable reports: Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country — and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Washington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker ...

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ALABAMA: Removing Confederate Monuments Illegal Under New Law, SPLC Blasts It As White Supremacy

Law News reports: It is called the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017. Signed this week by Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, it clamps down how whether people can move or change monuments in the state. No mention of the Confederacy is made in the law, but critics say it is meant to help glorify the South’s problematic past. This ...

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Drudge: Gianforte Should Also Beat Up Paul Ryan

The Washington Examiner reports: Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the Drudge Report, had a little fun with the victory of Republican Greg Gianforte in the special election for Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat. Drudge sent out a tweet giving a nod to the tough-guy image Gianforte has made for himself after he was cited for misdemeanor assault against a ...

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John Boehner: Trump Has Been A “Complete Disaster”

NBC News reports: Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. “Everything ...

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MONTANA: Greg Gianforte Wins US House Race

CNN reports: Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 83% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 171,149 votes — or 50.3% of the vote, compared to ...

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Limbaugh Praises “Studly And Manly” Greg Gianforte For Kicking The Ass Of “Pajama Boy Journalist”

From Glenn Beck’s The Blaze: “In Montana — ladies and gentlemen, I must do something,” Limbaugh said. “I must join the chorus of people condemning what happened out there. This manly, obviously studly Republican candidate in Montana took the occasion to beat up a pajama-clad journalist, a Pajama Boy journalist out there.” “The story is he grabbed his neck and ...

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Right Wingers Leap On Assault By Republican House Candidate As Another Reason To End Early Voting

Media Matters reports: Conservative media are using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault against a reporter to push for ending early voting, because voters who have already cast their ballots in today’s election would not be able to consider the assault charge. Right-wing media have repeatedly attacked early voting, even though it allows more people to participate, results in ...

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Montana Papers Retract Endorsements Of Gianforte

The Hill reports: Newspapers in Montana are pulling their support from GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte following an alleged physical altercation Wednesday with a reporter. Three newspapers have rescinded their support for Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from The Guardian to the floor at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman. The incident reportedly ...

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BREAKING: GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte “Body Slams” Reporter On Eve Of Special Election [AUDIO]

The Guardian reports: The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.” Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire running for the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, about the Republican ...

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CBO: 23 Million To Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

CNBC reports: The current Republican bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare will lead to 23 million more Americans not having health insurance coverage by 2026 if it becomes law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday. That is only 1 million fewer uninsured people than the 24 million people more uninsured that had been projected for an earlier ...

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GOP Rep Gives Credence To Seth Rich Lies Because “There’s Stuff Circulating On The Internet” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, during an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning, offered what seemed to be a wink and nod to the debunked conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Here’s the exchange with CNN’s Poppy Harlow and John Berman: FARENTHOLD: “My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting ...

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TEXAS: Senate To Reject “Bathroom Bill” Because It’s Not Cruel Enough, Special Session Vote Possible

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas Senate will reject the so-called bathroom bill passed in the House late Sunday and request a special committee to work out a compromise on the legislation. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who authored the original bill, said he would not agree to the changes and would ask the two chambers appoint a conference committee ...

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Republican Super PAC Launches $2M Pro-Trumpcare Ad Blitz In Vulnerable GOP US House Districts [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: An outside GOP group aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled a $2 million TV ad blitz on Tuesday defending the legislation to replace ObamaCare ahead of the highly anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis of its effects. American Action Network’s ad will run in 21 House districts and nationally on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to tout the GOP’s ...

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Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That North Carolina’s US House District Maps Were Drawn With Racial Bias

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing congressional districts in 2011, affirming a lower-court ruling that forced legislators to create new maps last year. The racial gerrymanders that left Republicans representing 10 of 13 North Carolina congressional districts were meant to dilute the power ...

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TEXAS: State House Advances Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas House voted late Sunday on a bill that will keep transgender public school children from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. The measure, a Republican deal on the “bathroom bill,” passed the GOP-dominated chamber by a vote of 91-50. It needs one more vote to officially pass the House. If the ...

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Chaffetz: Jail The White House Leakers [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail. “You cannot have that happen,” Chaffetz told ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the information leaking to the press about President Trump and the probe into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. The New York ...

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Trump Drops In On GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy One Day After Tape Revealed Him Saying “Putin Pays Trump”

The Hill reports: President Trump dropped by a meeting Thursday with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), one day after a report that that lawmaker privately accused Trump of being on Russia’s payroll. Trump and Vice President Pence made an unscheduled appearance at a meeting of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s innovation initiative. McCarthy was participating in the Roosevelt ...

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Jason Chaffetz To Resign From US House Next Month

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is planning to announce Thursday that he will leave Congress in June, according to two people familiar with his plans. Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced last month that he had “made a personal decision to return to the private sector” and would not seek reelection or ...

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people ...

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