Tag Archives: GOP

NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas: Drop That “Bathroom Bill” If You Want To Host Another All-Star Game

The Dallas Morning News reports: Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. “We consider ...

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McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports: As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing ...

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TENNESSEE: GOP Lawmakers Flee Protesters At Presser For Bill To Defy SCOTUS On Obergefell [VIDEO]

Nashville’s CBS affiliate reports: A press conference was abruptly ended when protesters began shouting and yelling over the Republican lawmakers speaking at the podium. State Representative Mark Pody (R–Lebanon) and State Senator Mae Beavers (R–Mt. Juliet) held the press conference to discuss the recently proposed “Bathroom Bill” and “Defense of Marriage Act.” The room was full of people who, at ...

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House Republicans File Demand For Investigation Into Michael Flynn Leaks, But Not Flynn’s Ties To Russia

ABC News reports: The top Republicans on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have asked the Department of Justice inspector general to investigate potential leaks involving classified information at the department following the resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In a Wednesday letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, ...

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Senate Approves GOP Bill Legalizing Gun Ownership By Severely Mentally Ill, White House Says Trump Will Sign

The Associated Press reports: Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House ...

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McConnell: Trump Isn’t Above Judicial Review [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The executive powers of President Donald Trump are not above judicial review, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, offering gentle pushback that followed assertions from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller that federal judges overstepped their bounds by blocking one of Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration. “I mean, under the Constitution, all of our actions ...

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins: Republicans Are Mum On Flynn Because They’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Rep. Chris Collins of New York, one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters on Capitol Hill, is defending the administration after Michael Flynn resigned his post as national security adviser. Yet, most of his GOP colleagues are notably silent. Collins was one of the few Republicans from either chamber making the morning television talk show rounds ...

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UTAH: “Paid Protesters” Send Invoices To Jason Chaffetz

Via the Daily Kos: The other day Utah Republican, misogynist, and yellow-bellied deadbeat official Jason Chaffetz held a town hall meeting where thousands of people showed up to protest his inability to do his job. Unable to get past his pathetic ego, Rep. Chaffetz has decided to follow the Republican Party line lie that anyone voicing displeasure with Republicans are ...

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Mocks NFL For Warning That “Bathroom Bill” Will Cost State Future Super Bowls

Sports Illustrated reports: Texas governor Greg Abbott mocked the NFL’s “decision makers” on Twitter after the league issued veiled criticism of a proposed “bathroom bill” in the state. Abbott’s tweet came after a league spokesman told the AP that prejudicial legislation could be a factor when the NFL chooses where to host events like the Super Bowl. “If a proposal ...

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REPORT: Republicans Don’t Care About Trump’s Insane Lies As Long As He’s Pushing Through Their Agenda

The New York Times reports: Republican congressional aides have set their iPhones to flutter every time President Trump hurls a thunderbolt on Twitter. Senators nod politely at his false claims of mass voter fraud during private White House meetings. The congressional morning briefing literature now includes a rundown of overnight and early-morning social media missives from the commander in chief. ...

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TENNESSEE: GOP Rep Intros Bill To Classify Children Born From Artificial Insemination As “Illegitimate”

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: A proposed bill in the Tennessee General Assembly seeks to classify children born through artificial insemination as illegitimate children. Representative Terry Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) proposed HB 1406, which is intended to repeal the current statute regarding children born through artificial insemination. TCA 68-3-306 provides for the child to be considered the legitimate child of a husband ...

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GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Those People Who Booed Me Offstage Were Paid Protesters From Other States

The Deseret News reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz said the raucous reception he received at Thursday evening’s town hall meeting was “bullying and an attempt at intimidation” from a crowd opposed to President Donald Trump’s election. Chaffetz said the crowd that filled the auditorium at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights and spilled over into a protest outside included people brought ...

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Republicans Back White House Leaks Probe

Politico reports: Republicans are urging the White House to find and plug the leaks that led to embarrassing headlines about President Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders. While Democrats have seized on reports of Trump’s confrontational conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia, warning that the president is at risk of alienating longtime allies, Republicans see a bigger threat ...

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GEORGIA: Congressional GOP Aides Driven From Room With “SHAME!” Chants By Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The protests that have rocked Republican town hall meetings across the nation have arrived in Georgia. Dozens of protesters packed a meeting on Friday in Greensboro hosted by aides to U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson and Rep. Jody Hice. The trio of Republicans, though, was not there. The meeting – which a Hice spokesman ...

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Introduce Bill Calling On State To Defy SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Nashville’s ABC affiliate reports: The same-sex marriage debate is back in the state legislature after two new bills were filed. It’s called the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act, with bills filed by Sen. Mae Beavers in the Senate and Rep. Mark Pody in the House. The bills define marriage as between one man, and one woman in Tennessee, despite what ...

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GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Drowned Out By Chanting Audience Furious About Trump And Obamacare [VIDEO]

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz tried to respond to questions, but many of his answers went unheard. The din of the hostile and harassing audience that filled the 1,000 seats of a high school auditorium Thursday night drowned him out. “Explain yourself,” they roared over him. When the congressman did get a chance to speak, the crowd ...

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Battles CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Claims Media Is Trying To Undermine Trump [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: CNN’s Chris Cuomo once again hammered a member of Congress on air for trying to dodge difficult questions. The interview was so contentious that co-host Alisyn Camerota quipped after the interview that “he’ll never be back.” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) refused to tell whether the media fails to report acts of terrorism. Monday, President Donald Trump alleged ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: No Federal Money For Voter Fraud Investigation, Leave It To States

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he doesn’t want to spend federal funds to investigate what President Trump claimed was massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. While McConnell says there is voter fraud, he doesn’t believe it’s as widespread as Trump claims or requires federal intervention. He says that cleaning up voter ...

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MICHIGAN: GOP Official Calls For “Another Kent State” To Stop “Thuggery” Of Anti-Milo Protests [VIDEO]

Upstate Michigan’s ABC affiliate reports: Dan Adamini was upset when he saw the recent protests at U.C. Berkeley. “This was not a protest. This was a riot,” said Adamini. We had buildings being vandalized, we had people being beaten and assaulted.” A tweet, posted by Adamini Thursday morning, said, ‘Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent ...

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GOP-Dominated US House Repeals Law Banning Sale Of Guns To Those With Severe Mental Illnesses

CNN reports: The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era Social Security Administration regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns. The vote was 235-180. “The Social Security Administration not only overstepped its mission with this regulation, it discriminated against certain Americans with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits. The agency should be focused on serving ...

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