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Far-Right GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Asks Capitol Police To Arrest Dreamers At SOTU, Paul Ryan Shoots Him Down

CNN reports: Rep. Paul Gosar said he requested that US Capitol Police arrest undocumented immigrants attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. The Arizona Republican, who is known as an immigration hardliner, tweeted his request that police “consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.” ...

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RNC Chair Demands “Due Process” For Disgraced Billionaire Steve Wynn Before Returning His Money

“The allegations in the Wall Street Journal were deeply troubling, but Steve has denied these allegations, unlike Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken and others. There is an investigation that will take place. He should be allowed due process and if he is found of any wrongdoing, we will absolutely return 100% of that money. But we’ll let due process take ...

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Axios: Trump’s Already Decided To Release Memo

Mike Allen reports at Axios: Jonathan Swan and I are told that President Trump has already made up his mind to release the memo, which he sees as vindication, despite Justice Department resistance. Trump believes it will solidify in the public’s mind that there’s a Deep State out to get him. Couple that fact with some genuinely troubling text messages ...

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House GOP Votes To Release Secret Russia Memo

The New York Times reports: Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, apparently disregarding Justice Department warnings that their actions would be “extraordinarily reckless,” voted Monday evening to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the department and the F.B.I. of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate. The vote threw fuel ...

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GOP Issues Tickets For Trump’s State Of The “Uniom”

Raw Story reports: On Monday, journalists on Twitter noted something odd about tickets to tomorrow’s State of the Union — that the term “union” was misspelled as “uniom.” This isn’t the first time a Trump-related typo has made waves. After President Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey last year, his lawyer issued an error-laden statement that included the ...

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Conspiracy Nut GOP Rep Appears On Conspiracy Nut’s Show To Complain About Being Called A Conspiracy Nut

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida appeared on conspiracy theory outlet Infowars to complain that he is being called a conspiracy theorist for pushing the narrative that a secret memo by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee proves that the Obama administration improperly sought to spy on Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. ...

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Another Top House Republican Heads For The Exit

And the stampede continues: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in an increasingly competitive district. “I have worked in a bipartisan manner, not just in times of crisis but always, because I believe it best serves my constituents, my state and our country,” Frelinghuysen said in ...

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COLORADO: Former GOP Chairman Sentenced For Voter Fraud After Saying Only Democrats Commit Voter Fraud

Talking Points Memo reports: The former chair of the Colorado Republican Party was sentenced to four years of probation and 300 hours of community service on Friday for committing voter fraud and forging his ex-wife’s signature on her 2016 ballot. Steve Curtis, who chaired the state’s Republican Party from 1997 to 1999, has said in his defense that he filled ...

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New GOP Ad Attacks Pelosi On “Tax Cuts” [VIDEO]

There seems to be endless money for these: A group aligned with House GOP leadership rolled out an ad on Monday that attacks House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her criticism of the new tax law. The American Action Network (AAN) said it is spending $1 million on the ad campaign, which will run on national television and digital ...

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RNC Still Silent On Returning Steve Wynn’s Donations

The New York Post reports: A pair of Republicans senators Sunday said Steve Wynn’s money is now dirty. ​​The billionaire casino mogul stepped down this weekend as Republican National Committee finance chair in the face of sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC.) said the GOP ​lawmakers ​should return Wynn’s money, much like Republicans demanded Democrats return donations from disgraced ...

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GOP Holds Their Breath For Trump’s SOTU Address

The Associated Press reports: No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, looks presidential. And then the teleprompter gets turned off. Time and again, Trump has followed up a well-received, stuck-to-the-script address ...

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GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy: I Support Mueller 100% [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee said he supports Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s potential interference in the 2016 election and Donald Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Trey Gowdy said he “100 percent” supports Mueller. “I told my Republican colleagues, ‘Leave him the hell alone’ and that’s still ...

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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn To Resign As RNC Finance Chair After Dozens Of Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

A brief breaking mention from Politico: Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as Republican National Committee finance chair, according to three Republicans familiar with the decision. The decision follows a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal alleging that Wynn engaged in sexual harassment. There’s also this from Forbes: Wynn Resort shares fell over 10% on Friday ...

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NYT Board Mocks GOP Rep. Devin “Memo” Nunes

From the editorial board of the New York Times: In nearly every crime-caper movie there’s a shifty guy on the street corner who, seeing the cops in hot pursuit, flips over a fruit cart to slow them down and give the culprits a chance to get away. In Trump-era Washington, that role is being played with impressive conviction by Devin ...

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RNC Finance Chair/Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Hit With Sex Misconduct Allegations From Multiple Employees

Vox reports: Republican finance chair and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn engaged in decades of sexual misconduct with his employees, according to a new bombshell report by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein, and Kate O’Keeffe in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reached out to more than 150 people who have worked for Wynn, who is chair and chief ...

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Jeb Bush Rips Trump’s Racist Comments [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush warns that Republicans are in for a beating in the fall elections if congressional races focus on the rhetoric and character of President Trump. Bush lambasted Trump’s erratic leadership style, obsession with Twitter and “racist” comments that could cost Republicans control of Congress in November if they can’t distance themselves from the ...

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BREAKING: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan To Retire

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection amid a furor over his use of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim lodged by an aide, and the national response to his describing the woman as his “soul mate.” “After consultation with my wife Carolyn and with my three sons, and after prayerful reflection, I write ...

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Pennsylvania GOP Petitions SCOTUS On Gerrymandering

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order that lawmakers redraw the state’s congressional district maps, arguing that the justices are intruding on their turf. “In short, the question in this case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the Pennsylvania ‘Legislature’ under the federal Constitution, and the ...

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REPORT: Romney To Unveil Senate Bid Next Week

Utah Policy reports: Sources close to Mitt Romney tell us that the former GOP presidential nominee will announce next week that he is running for the U.S. Senate this year. Romney will gather the 28,000 required signatures from registered GOP voters to ensure he gets on the late-June Republican Party primary ballot, assuming other Republicans will file to run for ...

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“Secret Society” Text Makes For GOP Laughingstocks

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s a real possibility” that a reference to a “secret society” in a text message exchange between two FBI officials was made in jest. The Wisconsin Republican told CNN and ABC News that it was possible that there is no “secret society” amid an uproar from GOP officials about ...

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