Tag Archives: GOP

Vulnerable GOP House Reps Scrub Obamacare Threats

The Daily Beast reports: If you visited Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ (R-WA) campaign website in 2014, you would have had no doubt what she wanted to do with Obamacare. She wanted to kill it. Four years later, Rodgers’ hatred for President Obama’s signature domestic law has not just softened on her campaign website, it’s disappeared. Her site today doesn’t make ...

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GOP Rep On Assault Joke: People Need To Lighten Up

The Hill reports: Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) said on Thursday that people need to “lighten up” over his joke mocking sexual misconduct accusations brought against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Earlier on Thursday at an election debate, Norman quipped that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” Norman’s comments prompted a whirlwind of ...

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Will Soon Be Confirmed

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated definitively Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon, despite the controversy generated by allegations that the nominee engaged in sexual misconduct. “You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But here is what I want to ...

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GOP Rep. Ralph Norman Tells Joke About Ruth Bader Ginsburg Being Groped By Abraham Lincoln [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: In his opening statements at an election debate Thursday, a South Carolina congressman kicked things off with a joke. “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis club in his district. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” ...

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TEXAS: Ivanka To Fundraise For Senate Republicans

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Ivanka Trump plans to raise money for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm this fall — amid new concern about the party’s fragile 51-seat majority in that chamber. An invitation shared with the Star-Telegram Tuesday lists the president’s daughter as a “special guest” at a Dallas fundraiser that’s now being rescheduled, according to the White House. Tickets ...

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Top Ron DeSantis Donor Calls Obama The N-Word

Politico reports: Republican activist who donated more than $20,000 to Ron DeSantis and lined up a speech for him at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club called President Obama a “F—- MUSLIM N—-” on Twitter recently, in addition to other inflammatory remarks. Steven M. Alembik told POLITICO Wednesday he wrote the Obama tweet in anger, that he’s “absolutely not” a racist and ...

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Sarah Palin To Republicans: Stop Playing The Victim

From an interview with the British tabloid Daily Mail: The (Mueller) investigation — which Palin called “a fishing expedition” — has been going on so long that it is bound to find something amiss, she said. ‘When we go fishing, have we ever stopped before we caught something? No…we keep fishing,” Palin told Palmer. “Unfortunately, that is what’s going on ...

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Trump: Republicans Will Do “Much Better” In Midterms Than Anybody Thinks Because People Really Like Me

“I think we’re gonna do much better than anyone thinks because the economy is so good, and people do like the job I’m doing. I had just beaten 17 people including the Bush dynasty. I then beat the Hillary Clinton dynasty. You can give me credit for Bernie Sanders and all because I was cause I was part of it, ...

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OKLAHOMA: Former Trump Campaign Chair Gets 15 Years For Sex Trafficking Of Teenage Male Prostitute

Tulsa’s NBC affiliate reports: A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge. Ralph Shortey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City. He had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Shortey pleaded guilty in November in ...

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In ...

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law ...

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GOP Rep Intros Resolution To Drug Test Congress

Roll Call reports: Rep. Clay Higgins has an idea for how to get Congress to clean up its act: random drug screenings. “I have observed some behavior that would cause one to wonder,” Higgins, a freshman GOP congressman from Louisiana said, apparently joking. But his legislation to proposal to test senators and House members for drug use once per term ...

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GOP Rep: Orphanages Are Better Than Gay Adoption

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: In an exchange with high school students that was caught on tape, a Republican congressman from New Jersey was tongue-tied over the prospect of same-sex couples adopting children and suggested kids would be better off in orphanages than with LGBT families. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) made the remarks May 29 when addressing student ...

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McConnell: Dead Even Senate Races Are A “Knife Fight”

NBC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said today that the Senate races in this year’s midterm elections are going to be “very challenging,” comparing each one to “a knife fight in an alley.” Speaking to reporters at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky, McConnell was asked if Republicans will hold onto the majority in Congress. ...

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GWB To Fundraise For Rick Scott, Other GOP Nominees

Politico reports: Former President George W. Bush is hitting the fundraising circuit for a handful of Republican House and Senate candidates, joining the party’s push to maintain its congressional majorities. Bush has maintained a low profile since leaving office in 2009. Yet as the midterm campaign season enters its final weeks and the party braces for the prospect of a ...

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Budget Office: 2018 Deficit Soars 32% To $895 Billion

MarketWatch reports: The U.S. budget deficit in August was $211 billion, nearly double the gap during the year-ago month, the Congressional Budget Office estimated late Monday. In the first 11 months of the fiscal year, the deficit was $895 billion, which is $222 billion more than the previous year. Corporate taxes have plummeted by 30% this fiscal year, both because ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis Resigns From House To Focus On Gubernatorial Race, Effective Immediately

NBC News reports: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is resigning from Congress as he mounts his bid to become Florida’s next governor. DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday announcing his immediate resignation. The northeast Florida Republican said in his letter that he will be spending time campaigning and it would be “inappropriate” to accept a salary ...

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Lawsuit Claims Top GOP Fundraiser Coerced Mistress Into Getting Abortion, Physically Abused Her During Sex

Bloomberg reports: Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy lost his fight to prevent the public from learning about allegations in a lawsuit by former Playboy model Shera Bechard that he coerced her into having an abortion after getting her pregnant. Among Bechard’s allegations are that Broidy refused to wear condoms and didn’t disclose to her that he had genital herpes until years ...

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TEXAS: Imposter Text Messages Claim Beto Campaign Wants Help In Getting Undocumented To Vote

The New York Times reports: Voters in Texas received a mysterious text message on Wednesday, one that purported to be from a campaign volunteer for Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is running against Ted Cruz for Senate this fall. “We are in search of volunteers to help transport undocumented immigrants to polling booths so that they will be able to ...

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Biden Rages At Republicans For Staying Silent [VIDEO]

The New Jersey Advance reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden gave New Jerseyans a (sometimes loud) taste late Wednesday of what his speeches might sound like if he challenges President Donald Trump in two years. Shouting at points during a nearly 40-minute address, Biden tore into Trump’s handling of America during a campaign appearance at Montclair State University for Democratic ...

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