Tag Archives: GOP

NORTH CAROLINA: Lt. Governor Opposes Hate Law Repeal Because LGBTs Will Just Keep Asking For Rights

“Charlotte repealed an ordinance that the General Assembly already voided months ago. I support HB 2 and do not favor its repeal. No economic, political or ideological pressure can convince me that what is wrong is right. It will always be wrong for men to have access to women’s showers and bathrooms. If HB 2 is repealed, there will be ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Both Chambers Recess For Lunch With No Repeal Bill Filed For Anti-LGBT Hate Law

But we still may see some action very shortly. Here’s how things got started this morning: The session began with a packed House gallery and attempts by some Republican lawmakers to short-circuit it. Rep. Jeff Collins of Nash County rose to declare the session unconstitutional and decried the “extraordinary hubris” of Charlotte City Council in prompting it. Two other members ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Ted Cruz Whines That Dem Obstructionists Will Filibuster “Absolutely Everything”

Salon reports: Speaking on Monday at a conservative student organization event in Palm Beach, Florida, Sen. Ted Cruz warned that Democrats will become “obstructionists at a level we’ve never seen” under a Donald Trump administration. In what has to be a giant fit of irony, the Texas lawmaker — who single-handedly shut the government down because Democrats wouldn’t repeal their ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hate Law Repeal Now In Jeopardy As State GOP Chair Screams About “Lying” Democrats

The Charlotte Observer reports: Legislators who will convene Wednesday morning are expected to take up repeal of House Bill 2, the “bathroom bill” that has rocked the state’s social and economic climate since it became law nine months ago. Charlotte City Council set the fifth special session of the year in motion on Monday with the surprise repeal of a ...

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Seth Meyers Blasts Head Of North Carolina GOP Over Power Grab From Incoming Dem Governor [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Like many protesters, Seth Meyers isn’t okay with North Carolina Republicans’ attempts to take power from Democratic governor-elect Roy Cooper. “That’s like losing a bet,” the Late Night host said in the NSFW clip, “and paying with Monopoly money.” Meyers addressed the Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party, Dallas Woodhouse and his defense of the ...

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Trump Ally Roger Stone Launches Petition To Incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Charge Hillary Now

Law Newz reports: Roger Stone apparently really wants to see Hillary Clinton “frogged marched” out of her Chappaqua, NY residence and into the Metropolitan Correction Center in Manhattan to await criminal charges of some sort. In fact, Stone is reportedly now formally petitioning the incoming Trump administration to empanel a grand jury to investigate possible criminal charges against the former ...

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Tom DeLay: God Chose Donald Trump So Christians Can Have A Clean Slate To Reshape America [VIDEO]

Former GOP House Majority Leader and reality show contestant Tom DeLay was interviewed by loony tunes fake news outlet World Net Daily and had some typically reasonable things to say. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: “Now that Trump is elected, I’m very excited about it because I see now what God is doing,” DeLay said. “First of all, ...

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BREAKING: Charlotte Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance, State Lawmakers To Repeal Hate Law Tomorrow

The vote was 10-0. Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: The Charlotte City Council has voted to repeal its controversial non-discrimination ordinance, commonly known as the ‘bathroom’ ordinance. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just months into Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ tenure, and required businesses to allow people to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. In response, ...

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WaPo Poll: Majority Of Republicans Say They Believe Donald Trump Actually Won The Popular Vote

The Washington Post reports: Amid the speculation on whether the electoral college will refuse to make Donald Trump president, many Trump opponents are pinning their hopes on one glaring fact: Hillary Clinton’s sizable win in the popular vote. Clinton’s lead now exceeds 2.8 million votes (more than 2.1 percent of the total vote) and continues to grow. Many Democrats hope ...

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John McCain Again Calls For Investigation: Russia’s Hacking Threatens To “Destroy Democracy” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. John McCain said Russian election-related hacks threaten to “destroy democracy” and faulted the American response as “totally paralyzed.” McCain, the Arizona Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, again called for a select committee to investigate the CIA’s finding that Russia hacked Democrats’ emails in a bid to help President-elect Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. “This ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Chaos At State House As Police Arrest Protesters Furious At GOP Power Grab [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Amid a tense and dramatic backdrop of outrage and frustration, the Republican-controlled state legislature on Friday approved a sweeping package of restrictions on the power of the governor’s office in advance of the swearing in of the Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper. Protesters spent a second day chanting and disrupting debate. Some were arrested and led ...

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Obama Slams Republicans For Siding With Russia: Ronald Reagan Would Roll Over In His Grave [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama asserted Friday that a September confrontation with his Russian counterpart prompted Moscow to cease its hacking of the US election. During a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China, Obama said he insisted President Vladimir Putin “cut it out” and told him “there were going to be serious consequences if ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Pat McCrory Signs Bill To Screw Over Incoming Democratic Governor-Elect Roy Cooper

The Huffington Post reports: Current North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has signed one of two bills that would drastically reduce the powers of his successor, incoming Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper. House Bill 17 and Senate Bill 4 were introduced by Republican lawmakers in the state legislature on Wednesday. Both bills passed in their respective chambers the following day by ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Lawmakers Rush Out New Bills To Reduce Power Of Incoming Democratic Governor

Talking Points Memo reports: In a surprise extra special session on Wednesday called with just hours notice, the Republican-led North Carolina state legislature introduced measures that would reduce the power of the incoming Democratic governor. Legislators had convened to address disaster relief, but when the session called by lame duck Gov. Pat McCrory ended on Wednesday, the General Assembly quickly ...

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Screaming Match With Pro-Russia GOP House Rep Forces MSNBC To Cut Off His Microphone [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Republican California congressman Dana Rohrabacher, best known for his stridently pro-Russian foreign policy and derided by critics as “Putin’s favorite congressman,” went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to explosive results Tuesday. The interview immediately turned contentious when host Joe Scarborough started by asking Rohrabacher why the United States was doing nothing while Russia and Syria slaughtered the Syrian people. ...

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE: House Benghazi Committee Quietly Shuts Down Having Found Nothing

USA Today reports: The special congressional investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi is officially over now that the panel filed its final report the day before the House adjourned for the year. The Select Committee on Benghazi initially released its findings in June but remained in place for months afterward trying to declassify supporting documents like emails and ...

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ILLINOIS: Totally Not-Gay Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Arraigned On 24 Felony Corruption Charges

The Associated Press reports: Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising star in the Republican Party, is being arraigned Monday on federal corruption charges alleging he used his position to spend lavishly on travel, World Series tickets and other luxuries. The 35-year-old Republican is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize an extravagant lifestyle, as well ...

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MCCRORY FALLOUT: Kentucky Governor Now Says He Won’t Push For Anti-Transgender “Bathroom Law”

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky’s Republican governor says he will not use the state’s new GOP majority to push through a bill restricting transgender bathroom use. Matt Bevin held a news conference Friday to discuss his first year in office and look ahead to the 2017 legislative session, where Republicans will hold super majorities in both chambers for the first ...

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NEW JERSEY: Defeated Anti-Gay Rep. Scott Garrett Refuses To Communicate With Winning Democrat

Talking Points Memo reports: A defeated Republican congressman has so far refused to communicate with the Democrat who beat him, raising concerns that constituent issues handled by his office will fall through the cracks when his successor is inaugurated. Congressman-elect Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) has tried and failed to communicate with his ousted opponent, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), according to a ...

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Rep. Darrell Issa Battles Chris Cuomo Over Trump’s Voter Fraud Claim, Refuses To Accept Studies [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) got into a heated exchange with a CNN anchor on Monday over the number of illegal votes cast in the U.S. During the exchange on CNN’s “New Day,” Issa voiced his respect for Chris Cuomo while calling for the implementation of a “system that the American people believe in.” “We do have huge ...

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