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Sessions Rejects GOP Calls For Second Special Counsel To Investigate FBI Over Clinton And Russia Probes

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rebuffed — at least for now — a call from GOP leaders to appoint a second special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of its most high-profile probes and announced that he has asked the U.S. attorney in Utah to spearhead a broad review. Sessions made the revelation in ...

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Rubio Ridicules “Absurd Freak Out” Over Census

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a tweet Wednesday linked the Trump administration’s controversial push to add a citizenship question to the Census to an approach to drawing districts that would boost Republican power. Rubio is not the first conservative to suggest that data gathered by asking about citizenship on the decennial Census could be used to ...

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Romney Boasts That He’s To The Right Of Trump On Immigration, Says Dreamers Don’t Deserve Citizenship

The Huffington Post reports: Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said Monday that he’s more of a hardliner on immigration than President Donald Trump, citing his opposition to citizenship for Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. “I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president,” he told a crowd of supporters during ...

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Frothy Mix: I Misspoke About Guns And CPR [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) admitted that he was wrong when he told students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to take CPR classes instead of fighting for gun control. “I blame myself. I said that wrong comment Sunday and I got everybody off on a rabbit ...

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House GOP To Seek Balanced Budget Amendment

The Hill reports: House Republicans will push for a balanced budget amendment after they return from recess. The report follows the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus package to fund the government through September. That bill was ripped by conservatives in the House and Senate, and President Trump vowed to never approve a similar bill again. Calls for a balanced-budget ...

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CONNECTICUT: Republicans Block Confirmation Of Gay Judge To Be Chief Justice Of State Supreme Court

The Connecticut Mirror reports: Senate Republicans voted as a bloc Tuesday to deny Andrew J. McDonald confirmation as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, stopping the ascent of a political and legal trailblazer for the gay community, a factor that opponents insisted was irrelevant and supporters said could not be ignored. Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, the only openly ...

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White House Outright Lies About Census Question

Sarah Huckabee Sanders just told a whopper in defense of the GOP’s attempt the suppress the minority vote. USA Today reports: The Commerce Department is reinstating a citizenship question to the 2020 Census for the first time in decades, a move that some arguewill lead to an undercount of minorities living in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau counts ...

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vows To Revive His Racist Birther Campaign Once Elected To US Senate [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s running for Senate in Arizona on a pro-Trump platform, told a small gathering at last weekend’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix that while he’s “kind of dropping” his birther claims about President Obama while he campaigns, he’ll start bringing them up more if he’s elected to the Senate ...

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UNSHOCKING: Sociologists Find That Support For Trump Is Largely Driven By White Christian Nationalism

A new study by a team of university sociologists purports to reveal that support for Trump is largely driven by “white Christian nationalism.” The study examines support for statements such as “the federal government should declare the United States as a Christian nation” and includes an accounting of “anti-black prejudice” and views of Muslims and immigrants. From the Washington Post: ...

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REPUBLICAN RUMOR: Paul Ryan Soon To Hit The Exit

The Hill reports: Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Teases US Senate Announcement

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is set to make a “major announcement” on April 9 amid long-running rumors he will run for U.S. Senate, according to Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott’s outgoing chief of staff. If Scott runs for Senate, it will set up what will be a nationally-watched race in a state with notoriously razor thin statewide election results. ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King Attacks Emma Gonzalez

The New York Daily News reports: Controversial congressman Steve King responded to hundreds of thousands of people marching in the streets against gun violence by mocking the Parkland survivors still mourning the deaths of their classmates. The western Iowa Republican’s team spent its Sunday insulting those involved with March for Our Lives, including personal attacks on the teenagers who lived ...

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REPORT: Another GOP House Rep Hits The Exit

City & State Pennsylvania reports: Sources have told City&State PA that Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello has decided not to seek reelection in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Sixth Congressional District. Despite filing petitions on Tuesday to run for another term, four Republican sources said Costello indicated at a recent meeting with state and local GOP officials that he intends to drop ...

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Hannity Flips Out Over Spending Bill: If The GOP Loses In Midterms, It Will Be Their Fault, Not Trump’s [VIDEO]

“I personally wish the President vetoed this bill, made them stay in Washington. Make them keep their promises. What happened to the Republican party––whatever happened to the party that believed in fiscal responsibility? We now need a revitalized second party, Republican party. They need to go back to their core principles. If they don’t by November, they will have nobody ...

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Louisiana State Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Restore Employment Protections For LGBT State Workers

The Associated Press reports: In a 4-3 decision, Louisiana’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempt to revive an executive order protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state government. The court refused to hear arguments on Edwards’ April 2016 order banning discrimination in state government and state contracts based on sexual orientation ...

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Gowdy Wants Answers For Zinke’s $130K Office Doors

Talking Points Memo reports: The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is seeking details from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about a $139,000 project to upgrade doors in Zinke’s office. Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina asked Zinke to explain the need for the replacement doors and provide details about the project’s cost estimates, bids and final contract. The letter ...

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Man Arrested For Threatening To Murder GOP Rep, Previously Sued Feds For Non-Enforcement Of Pot Laws

Roll Call reports: A 69-year-old Virginia Beach resident was arrested Friday for threatening to murder his congressman, GOP Rep. Scott Taylor. Wallace Grove Godwin is being charged with threatening to murder and assault a U.S. official, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison if convicted, Tracy Doherty-McCormick, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District ...

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ALABAMA: Lawyer For Roy Moore Accuser Says He Was Offered $10,000 Bribe To Turn On His Client [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Days after a woman accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety, two Moore supporters approached her attorney with an unusual request. They asked lawyer Eddie Sexton to drop the woman as a client and say publicly that he did not believe her. The damaging statement would be given to Breitbart News, then run by ...

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Ann Coulter To Trump: You Will Be Impeached

Ann Coulter raged against Trump this afternoon over his empty threat to veto the spending bill because it contains no DACA solution. Mediaite reports: If Coulter’s jumping on the I-hope-Robert-Mueller-indicts-Trump bandwagon, this could indicate a significant shift in her opinion on the president. Indeed, the conservative firebrand has bashed Trump before and said she has a limited amount of patience ...

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Laura Ingraham Laments: Put The Big “Bienvenido” Mat Out Because This Wall Is Never Happening [VIDEO]

From Ingraham’s Lifezette: Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle” that the federal swamp’s $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump backs is “an embarrassment to the president” and makes her “embarrassed tonight as a Republican.” “The GOP just cannot get its act together,” Ingraham lamented. “My friends — I hate to say ...

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