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KENTUCKY: Right Wing Former Judge Sentenced To 20 Years On Sex Charges, Campaigned Locally For Trump

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking. He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape. Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts ...

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UTAH: Anti-Gay Family Values GOP State Rep Resigns, Used State Funds For Hookups With Hooker [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: Former lawmaker Rep. Jon Stanard,(R-Dist. 62), who resigned from his position on Tuesday citing “immediate personal and family concerns,” met with a Salt Lake escort twice for sex. Stanard was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. He resides in St. George and is married with three children. The 43-year-old former state ...

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ALABAMA: No Gubernatorial Bid For Roy Moore

AL.com reports: It’s now official. Roy Moore is not running for governor. Twice elected as the state’s Supreme Court chief justice and twice a candidate for governor, Moore did not declare his candidacy and pay his entrance fee by the close of the qualifying window Friday at 5 p.m. After Moore failed in his bid to win a seat in ...

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PAYBACK: Colorado Republicans Vote To Defund Civil Rights Commission That Ruled Against Anti-Gay Baker

The Denver Post reports: Republican members of a powerful budget committee in the legislature on Thursday voted to withhold funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a move that could be revisited but which quickly stoked political outcry from Democrats and the LGBT community. State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, a Berthoud Republican who sits on the Joint Budget Committee, which held ...

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Chaffetz: The GOP Spending Bill Show Republicans Have Lost All Credibility On Debts And Deficits [VIDEO]

“Republicans have lost every single bit of credibility on the idea that they care at all about debts and deficits. They can talk all they want, but when they had the chance to do it, they caved and they spent so much money it’s stunning.” – Former GOP House rep turned Fox bloviator Jason Chaffetz, ranting this morning on Fox ...

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Trump Signs Budget Deal To End Shutdown

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way for a massive boost to military and domestic spending hours after funding lapsed at midnight. The government partially ...

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GOP House Rep Blasts Rand Paul’s Shutdown Theatrics: It’s Easy To Understand Why His Neighbor Went Nuts

The Hill reports: Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said on Friday that he could understand why Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) neighbor, who attacked him last year, was annoyed with him after Paul blocked a deal from keeping the government open on Thursday. “When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it’s difficult to be Rand Paul’s ...

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House Intelligence Committee Republicans To Construct Literal Wall To Democratic Staffers Out Of Their Spaces

CBS News reports: In a sign of increasing partisan hostilities, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee plan to construct a wall – a physical partition – separating Republican and Democratic staff members in the committee’s secure spaces, according to multiple committee sources. It’s expected to happen this spring. For now, some Republican committee members deny knowing anything about it, while ...

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CNN Interviews Nazi Likely To Win GOP House Primary And Things Go Exactly As You’d Predict [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota confronted a literal Nazi who is currently poised to nab the GOP nomination for Congress — and the interview predictably derailed, as the Nazi ranted about “the Jewish media.” Arthur Jones, a holocaust denier, anti-Semite, white supremacist and all around lunatic is set to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat near Chicago ...

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McConnell Unveils Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in federal spending. The bipartisan accord would lift statutory budget limits by more than $200 billion, provide tens of billions of dollars in disaster relief funding. Senate leaders unveiled the deal Wednesday after months of negotiations — and after Senate Democrats ...

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Steve Wynn Resigns As CEO Of Casino Empire

CNBC reports: Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report published in January detailed allegations of decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul. The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to “a decades-long ...

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Trump: I’d Love To See Another Shutdown [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he supports a government shutdown if Democrats won’t agree to tighten immigration laws, undercutting ongoing bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill. The comment, which came during a White House meeting on the violent MS-13 gang, was not well received in the room. Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Virginia Republican who represents a district with ...

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Bachmann: God Doesn’t Want Me In The Senate

Minnesota Public Radio reports: Former Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate seat next fall, MPR News has confirmed. Bachmann’s reasoning: She didn’t have any “sense from the lord” that she should try for the seat, which was left vacant after Al Franken resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct. “It became very clear to ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Appeal

Think Progress reports: On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an effort by Republican leaders in Pennsylvania to restore a Republican gerrymander that has allowed Republicans to dominate the state’s congressional delegation even in years when Democrats won the statewide popular vote. Last month, the state supreme court ordered new maps drawn for the 2018 election. Now that the Supreme Court ...

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Nunes Claims Trump Never Met Papadopoulos, Widely Seen White House Photo Proves Otherwise [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on Fox & Friends, the president’s favorite TV show, to discuss Trump’s alleged persecution — and told a lie so brazen that there’s ...

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Trump Hails “Great American Hero” Devin Nunes

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday praised Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as a “Great American Hero” for his role in releasing a controversial memo that critics have assailed for providing a misleading picture of the FBI’s actions in 2016. Nunes on Friday released a memo that aimed to undercut the FBI’s role in investigating President Donald Trump’s presidential ...

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ILLINOIS: Nazi Poised To Win GOP US House Primary

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it ...

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Trey Gowdy: Memo Has No Impact On Russia Probe

The Hill reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said during an interview airing Sunday that the previously classified memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department has no impact on the ongoing Russia probe. During an interview on CBS “Face The Nation,” Gowdy — the chairman of the House Oversight Committee — was asked about the recent comments ...

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Romney Being Pitched For A GOP Leadership Slot

The Atlantic reports: Mitt Romney hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars. According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s ...

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Trump Claims “Total Vindication” From Nunes Memo

The Hill reports: President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to react to the release of a previously classified memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department, claiming the memo “totally vindicates him” and assailing the Russia investigation as “an American disgrace.” The memo, released Friday, accuses senior Justice Department officials of improperly using information from the so-called ...

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