Tag Archives: GOP

House Obamacare Repeal Vote Inches Closer [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Republican leaders are tantalizingly close to having the votes to pass their long-stalled health-care bill, but they still aren’t sure they have enough support, despite a dramatic reversal by two former holdouts. Representative Fred Upton, who announced his opposition to the bill Tuesday, told reporters after a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday that he’s ready to vote ...

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RNC Chair: CNN Is Violating The First Amendment By Not Running Trump’s Ad Calling Them Fake News

“The network’s clearly biased decision to block President Trump’s message to the American people is incredibly troubling. Freedom of speech is a hallmark of our nation’s founding, and it is concerning that CNN, who I assume to be a strong supporter of the first amendment, would stifle speech that they disagree with. CNN should allow the ad to be aired ...

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White Supremacist Leader Charged For Roughing Up Black Female Protester At 2016 Trump Rally

The Kentucky Herald-Leader reports: A white nationalist wanted in connection with an altercation last year at a Donald Trump campaign stop in Louisville was served with the charge while leaving a rally in Pikeville over the weekend. A Pikeville police officer served Matthew Heimbach of Paoli, Ind., with a criminal summons, according to Pikeville officials. Heimbach is charged with one ...

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Republican PAC Launches Multi-State Television Ad Blitz: Trump Is Already Making America Great [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports: Republican special interest group 45 Committee announced plans to invest in a new ad campaign devoted to promoting President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, according to a Friday report from Politico’s Playbook. The group will spend $1 million sending ads to the swing states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — all states the ...

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OKLAHOMA: State Senate Kills House-Approved Bill To Display Ten Commandments In Public Schools

The Oklahoman reports: A bill that could have allowed the Ten Commandments on government property was quietly pulled from consideration Thursday, severely hurting its chances to become law. House Bill 2177 was on the Senate agenda, but Floor Leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, announced that it wouldn’t be heard before moving on to other business. House bills must be heard ...

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Short-Term Spending Bill Averts Shutdown (For Now)

CBS News reports: The House and Senate on Friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, averting a shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers in the House approved the measure in a 382-30 vote and the Senate shortly thereafter approved it by voice vote. It was only meant to buy more time to craft a more comprehensive spending deal that ...

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TEXAS: 200 Faith Leaders Oppose Pending Bathroom Bill With Letter To Members Of State House

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Some 200 ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders wrote to select House members Thursday asking them to support policies that treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans on an equal basis with other people. The letter went to lawmakers including members of the House State Affairs Committee, which is considering legislation that would restrict the ...

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House Republicans Delay Obamacare Repeal Vote, Rob Trump Of Major First 100 Days Campaign Promise

The New York Post reports: House Republicans late Thurs­day delayed a vote on their latest effort to repeal ObamaCare, ending the opportunity for President Trump to deliver on one of his major campaign promises during his first 100 days in office. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders came to the conclusion that they did not have enough votes ...

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GOP House Rep. Randy Weber Sobs As He Begs God To Forgive America For Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Last night, nearly two dozen members of Congress joined Religious Right activists in Washington, D.C., for the annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” event, held in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol. Over the course of an hour and a half, 20 different members of Congress took to the podium to lead ...

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House GOP Plots To Fast-Track Health Care Vote For Saturday Now That Freedom Caucus Is Onboard

Yahoo Finance reports: House Republican leaders are considering holding a quick vote on their embattled health care bill after a group of conservative holdouts endorsed a revised version. Facing White House pressure to pass the bill, the Republican vote-counting team is trying to gauge support for a vote Saturday, according to a Republican aide familiar with the process. But it’s ...

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GOP US House Candidate: If Confederate Monuments Come Down, So Must Slavery Memorials [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A South Carolina candidate for US Congress, who has been criticized for using the 2015 killings of nine black church members in a campaign advert, has said the removal of a Confederate monument in the state should be matched by the removal of a memorial to African American slaves. Sheri Few, who is running for South Carolina’s ...

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Chaffetz Out For Weeks Due To “Medical Emergency”

Posted last night to Jason Chaffetz’s Instagram account: Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair. Yes, I wish I could say I was cliff diving in Mexico but the truth is I fell off a ladder while repairing something in my garage. The University of Utah ...

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REPORT: House Republicans Exempt Themselves From Health Care Proposal On Preexisting Conditions

Vox reports: House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy ...

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51 House Republicans Send Trump Letter Demanding Nationwide Legalization Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

USA Today reports: Dozens of Republican lawmakers are asking President Trump to scale back Obama-era protections for gays and lesbians in order to make good on a campaign promise to protect religious liberty. In early February, Trump was reportedly considering an executive order that would reverse former president Barack Obama’s orders prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in the federal ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Slams Removal Of Louisiana’s Confederate Monuments: ISIS Has Won

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Virginia Republican politician Corey Stewart, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign who is currently running for governor, took to Twitter this morning to denounce the removal of a Confederate monument in New Orleans, likening the move to actions committed by the terrorist group ISIS. Stewart has become an outspoken defender of ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Breaks With Trump And GOP: You Mess With My Community And I’m Coming After You [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Caitlyn Jenner is clear about what matters most to her — and it’s no longer her Republican views. The transgender reality TV star said despite voting for Donald Trump, she no longer supports him and is instead dedicated to standing by her community. “Here’s the deal: Yes, I did vote for Trump, but here’s ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Senator Resigns After Racist Tirade

Hurling the N-word at black colleagues is where the Florida GOP draws the line, apparently. The Miami Herald reports: Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar. In a letter to Senate President ...

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Chaffetz Denies Scandal Rumors: I’ve Been Given More Enemas By More People Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Well, this is an odd turn of phrase. Via Politico: Asked if he is resigning because of a yet-to-be revealed scandal, Chaffetz said, “Absolutely, positively not. “Not in any way shape or form,” he said. “I’ve been given more enemas by more people over the last eight years than you can possibly imagine. From the Secret Service to the Democratic ...

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TEXAS: Court Rules Republican Lawmakers Intentionally Diluted Minority Clout When Drawing US House Districts

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the state’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday. In a long-awaited ruling, the San Antonio-based judges found that lawmakers in 2011 either violated the U.S. Constitution or the Voting Rights Act by intentionally diluting the strength of minority voters statewide and ...

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GOP Floats Another Obamacare Repeal “Compromise”

Talking Points Memo reports: With the end of President Trump’s first 100 days fast approaching, House Republicans appear ready to take another stab at reviving an Obamacare repeal bill that was pulled from the House floor last month due to lack of support and has since has been the focus of several rounds of unsuccessful negotiations. The latest compromise was ...

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