Tag Archives: GOP

REPORT: Trump Seeks Advice On Naming Mike Lee To SCOTUS, Worries About Senate Seat Getting Flipped

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has asked advisers their opinions about nominating Utah Senator Mike Lee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter. Trump thinks Lee would be easily confirmed by the Senate, but the president has expressed concern about keeping his Senate seat in Republican hands, one person said. ...

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Jeff Flake Shops For Post-Senate Cable News Gig

The Daily Beast reports: When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. Flake was absent Monday for a series of Senate votes ...

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North Carolina GOP State House Candidate: God Is A Racist White Supremacist And Therefore I’m One Too

The Charlotte Observer reports: A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan. Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which includes Scotland and Hoke counties. On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew its support for Walker. ...

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Ted Cruz Backs Fellow Anti-LGBT Senator For SCOTUS

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday touted his Republican colleague Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) as the “best choice” to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement. “I think the single best choice President Trump could make to fill this vacancy is Sen. Mike Lee,” Cruz said on Fox News shortly after Kennedy’s ...

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Shortlisted GOP Senator Behind Bill To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination “Would Not Say No” To SCOTUS

He probably wouldn’t even be the worst choice. Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R) said in an interview Wednesday that he “would not say no” if he was asked by President Trump to serve on the Supreme Court as Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement. “I started watching Supreme Court arguments for fun when I was 10 years old. So if somebody asked ...

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McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the ...

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“Compromise” GOP Immigration Bill Bombs 121-301

Vox reports: House Republicans have handily failed to pass an immigration bill — again. For the past few weeks Republicans have been furiously negotiating among themselves to develop a “compromise” between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration. But it wasn’t enough — by a long shot: The bill they voted on Wednesday lost the support of every single Democrat and ...

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OHIO: State House Approves GOP Bill That Would Make It Legal To Deny Wedding Venues To Gay Couples

Cleveland.com reports: After spending months in limbo, legislation to give legal protection to ministers and religious groups who refuse to participate in same-sex marriages passed in the Ohio House on Wednesday. House Bill 36, the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” would shield licensed ministers and religious societies from any civil or criminal liability if they are unwilling to participate in a ...

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GOP Ad Cites Maxine Waters, Madonna, Samantha Bee, Snoop Dogg: The Left Is Totally “Unhinged” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Last night, the Republican Party released their newest ad, and as political campaign ads go, this one nailed it on timing, at least. The news since the weekend has been dominated by stories of confrontations with Trump officials and the comments by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urging her supporters to harass Trump officials in public. The ad features ...

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ILLINOIS: Lead Federal Prosecutor Withdraws From Schock Corruption Probe As Case Finally Heads For Trial

Politico reports: The federal prosecutor who has led the investigation into former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) for more than three years is officially off the criminal corruption case, just as it appears to be finally heading for trial. Timothy Bass, a veteran prosecutor who heads the public-corruption unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central Illinois, notified the federal court ...

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UTAH: Romney Coasts To Easy GOP Senate Primary Win

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote. Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be ...

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Republican Tax Law Rewrite Hit Churches

Politico reports: Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars. Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their ...

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Schmidt: Imbecilic Trump’s Only Affinity For Reading Was The Hitler Speeches He Kept By His Bed [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: GOP strategist Steve Schmidt said Tuesday that President Trump’s “only affinity for reading anything were the Adolf Hitler speeches he kept on his nightstand” during an appearance on “Morning Joe.” Schmidt, Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign manager in 2008, also said Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a fluke. “So in the 240th year of the independence ...

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Virginia GOP: Boycott The Red Hen Restaurant

The Hill reports: The Republican Party of Virginia is asking its supporters to sign a petition to boycott the restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. The incident resulted in several officials and pundits criticizing the restaurant for what it saw as unreasonable political targeting. Sanders tweeted that the owner’s “actions say ...

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Pam Bondi On State TV: Protesters Screamed At Me “An Inch From My Face” But I Will Not Be Bullied [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was confronted by hecklers at the unlikeliest of places — a Mr. Rogers documentary. It was far from a beautiful day in this neighborhood for Bondi when she went to see the movie and was told in the ticket line that she “was personally ripping babies out of the arms of mothers.” Then, ...

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Mike Huckabee: This Is Pelosi’s Campaign Committee

His assholery has no limits: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Saturday tweeted a picture that has typically been used online to depict gang members, saying they are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee for the take back of the House.” Some pollsters have predicted that the Democrats will win back 23 seats in this year’s midterm ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican US House Nominee Katie Arrington Seriously Injured In Fatal Car Accident

The Post & Courier reports: Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car accident late Friday, sustaining serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require ...

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Steve King: Migrant Teens Are “Prime Gang Material”

Mediaite reports: The most shamelessly racist Republican in Congress is back on his bullshit. Rep. Steve King of Iowa — who, just recently, retweeted a neo-Nazi and cited a white supremacist publication on his congressional website — commented on a photo of seven Hispanic boys and claimed they are “prime MS-13 gang material.” Given King’s history of promoting white supremacy, ...

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Trump To GOP: Stop Wasting Time On Immigration

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday told Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation as the House grapples with a compromise bill. The tweet comes after the House rejected a hardline immigration bill and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week. “Elect more Republicans in November and we will ...

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Texas State GOP: Ban All LGBT Rights And Protections

John Wright reports at Houston’s OutSmart Magazine: Happy Pride Month from the Republican Party of Texas! Delegates to the GOP state convention in San Antonio approved a rabidly anti-LGBTQ party platform over the weekend. Texas Republicans once again officially endorsed the dangerous, discredited practice of “ex-gay” therapy, including for “self-motivated” youth. They called on state officials to reject the Supreme ...

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