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GOP Senator: Our Party Has Become The Trump Cult

The Tennessean report: Sen. Bob Corker lashed out again Wednesday at his fellow Republicans, saying the GOP had become almost like a cult in its support of President Donald Trump. “We are in a strange place,” the Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told reporters in Washington. “It’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King Retweets Prominent British Nazi

The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Tuesday retweeted a prominent far-right British activist who has described himself as a Nazi sympathizer. “Europe is waking up… Will America… in time?” King wrote in a quote tweet of Mark Collett, the former chairman of the Young British National Party (BNP). Collett, a well-known far-right activist, has said in the past ...

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VIRGINIA: Alt-Right Pro-Confederacy Loon Corey Stewart Wins GOP Senate Primary, Will Face Tim Kaine

The Roanoke Times reports: Virginia Republicans turned bright red Tuesday, selecting Corey Stewart as their nominee to challenge Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate as primary elections played out in congressional districts across the state. The matchup ensures Virginia will keep relitigating the 2016 presidential race in this fall’s election, with Stewart running in Donald Trump-like fashion against Kaine, ...

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GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a major scandal. With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with ...

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Track Palin Loses Bid To Block Media From Assault Trial

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: The Anchorage’s Veterans Court judge has denied Track Palin’s request to ban the media from covering his hearings, but cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom. Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Governor and nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, is facing charges for a run-in with his father that happened in December last ...

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NEW JERSEY: GOP House Candidate Says Diversity Is “Un-American Crap” Promoted By Communists [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Seth Grossman’s surprise victory in the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District has brought immediate national scrutiny of the Trump purist from Democrats who see a November victory by Democrat Jeff Van Drew as essential to their plans to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Washington-based political action committee that is ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Another Parade With His “Replica” Machine Gun

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has brought his Jeep to another parade. This time, in Lecompton. The Jeep, which Kobach previously described as a “souped up Jeep with a replica gun,” caused some to be concerned at a parade in Shawnee last weekend. Then, it sparked what Kobach called “outrage” after pictures of it ...

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Defends Separating Migrant Families

The Dallas News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents from children when they’re caught crossing the border illegally, saying that while such cases can be tragic, it’s “inevitable” when people violate U.S. law. “There’s actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail. So ...

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GOP Senator: Trump’s Attacks On Allies Are Like Fights With A Spouse, You Say Things You Wish You Hadn’t

“Have you ever had a fight with your spouse? And in that fight, you just make the decision, OK things were said that we wish were not but there’s an underlying issue that has to be addressed. Now you put this aside and hope it never happens again but you begin to address the issue. I think we as a ...

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ALABAMA: Top Roy Moore Backer Arrested On 13 Felony Counts Of Medicare Fraud And Kickbacks [VIDEO]

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry has been indicted in an ongoing federal pill mill case in Montgomery. The indictment, announced on Thursday by Middle District U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr., charges the 47-year-old lawmaker from Hartselle with one count of conspiring to pay kickbacks and to defraud the U.S., one count of conspiring to commit ...

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Kobach To Face Grand Jury On Voter Suppression

Courthouse News reports: The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a citizen-initiated grand jury petition can investigate Secretary of State Kris Kobach on allegations that he intentionally failed to register qualified voters. Petitioner Steven Davis gathered enough signatures to file a petition in Douglas County Court in August 2017. The petition sought a grand jury investigation of Kobach for ...

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MISSOURI: No Further Charges For Former GOP Gov

The St. Louis Dispatch reports: A special prosecutor will not file further charges against former Gov. Eric Greitens. In a sometimes emotional press conference Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges against the former governor, who left office under a cloud of scandal last week. Baker said ...

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FLORIDA: Agency Run By GOP Gov Candidate Did No Weapons Permit Background Checks For 13 Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports: For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public. A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida ...

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GOP Senate Candidate Deletes Her Pro-DACA Video

CNN reports: The office of Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally has removed from public view a video on YouTube of her defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. McSally is currently running in the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake against former state senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who are ...

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gerrymandering Law To Go On Ballot

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered Thursday that an anti-political gerrymandering measure be placed on the November ballot, rejecting opponents’ contention that the proposed constitutional amendment is too expansive and does not list all sections that would be abrogated. The conservative group that sued vowed to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, which will have the ...

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GOP Senator Blasts Trump’s “Not Grownup” Leadership: We’re About To Have A Full-Scale Trade War [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Outspoken Trump critic Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, is lashing out against the administration’s latest tariff policy leveled against U.S. allies, calling the move “not grown-up leadership” in excerpts of remarks he delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. The administration announced the move to impose tariffs last week after President Trump initially proposed them back in March, ...

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Top Republican Rep Rips Trump’s “Spygate” Lies

Politico reports: Rep. Tom Rooney, a top Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee, is ripping President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that the FBI inserted a spy inside his campaign. “What is the point of saying that there was a spy in the campaign when there was none?” Rooney said in an interview on Wednesday. “You know what I’m saying? ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Campaign Manager Loses House Race, Anti-Trump GOP Incumbent Forced Into Runoff

CNN reports: The Alabama congresswoman who un-endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 when the “Access Hollywood” tape went public will face a runoff election, CNN projects. Republican Rep. Martha Roby will face a July runoff to save her seat after failing to top 50% in Tuesday’s primary. Roby will face Bobby Bright — a former Democratic congressman who is now running ...

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SOUTH DAKOTA: GOP Rep Reacts To Cake Ruling By Saying Businesses Should Have Right To Refuse Blacks

The Argus Leader reports: A South Dakota lawmaker on Monday said businesses should be able to turn away customers based on race. In a Facebook comment, state Rep. Michael Clark, a Hartford Republican, said business owners should have the final say in who they serve. “He should have the opportunity to run his business the way he wants,” Clark wrote. ...

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TENNESSEE: GOP Gov Candidate Doubles Down On Batshit Claim That Porn Causes School Shootings

“Why is it that we’re seeing this surge of this violence with these young people? And when they’re looking at videos and they’re not getting good parental guidance? Why is it, 20, 25, 30 years ago, when there were just as many weapons around, that we didn’t have this happening?” – GOP House Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee’s front-runner in the ...

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