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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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House Intel Committee Asks John Brennan, James Tapper, Sally Yates To Testify Publicly On Trump/Russia

Business Insider reports: The House Intelligence Committee announced on Friday that it had extended invitations to three former officials with knowledge of Russia’s interference in the US election to testify in an open hearing in May, over a month after the committee’s chairman first scrapped the session. “Yesterday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent two letters related to ...

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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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REPORT: Chaffetz May Not Finish Current Term

And the intrigue deepens. The Huffington Post reports: KSL Newsradio on Thursday reported that Chaffetz might not even finish out his congressional term. “I will continue to weigh the options, but I might depart early,” Chaffetz said, according to the radio station. In his role as chairman of the oversight committee, Chaffetz continually investigated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ...

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BREAKING: Republican House Rep. Jason “Benghazi” Chaffetz Announces He Won’t Seek Reelection In 2018

“Thank you! Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Representative in the United States House of Representatives. Serving is an honor and a privilege that I have never taken for granted. After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018. Since late 2003 I ...

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Todd Starnes Laments Runoff In Georgia House Race: Did Republicans Hit Every Branch In The Stupid Tree?

Todd Starnes writes for Fox News: Is Republican leadership stupid, incompetent or slap crazy? The answer is yes. I’d like to know who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to run eleven Republicans in Georgia’s sixth congressional district race. Instead of a decisive victory, Republican Karen Handel is now faced with a summer runoff against Democrat ...

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GEORGIA: US House Race Heads To Runoff

The New York Times reports: Jon Ossoff, a Democrat making his first bid for elective office, narrowly missed winning a heavily conservative House district in Georgia outright on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. It threw a scare into Republicans in a special congressional election that was seen as an early referendum on President Trump. Mr. Ossoff received 48.1 percent ...

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OPEN THREAD: Georgia US House Race Results

The Associated Press reports: The eyes of the political world are on Atlanta’s northern suburbs Tuesday as voters go to the polls in a special election that’s about much more than the House seat up for grabs. Democrat Jon Ossoff is aiming to win the seat outright — topping 50% and avoiding a runoff. If he succeeds, it would deliver ...

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GOP US House Rep Defends Vote To Rollback Web Privacy: Nobody HAS To Use The Internet [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: In a town hall appearance held on Thursday, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. defended his decision to vote to repeal the Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules passed by the FCC last October by arguing that “nobody’s got to use the internet.” When a constituent attending the event in Wisconsin’s fifth district raised the issue that she has only one ...

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House Democrats Demand Revocation Of Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Undisclosed Russian Ties

Politico reports: A handful of House Democrats are calling on federal authorities to suspend Jared Kushner’s security clearance amid a wide-ranging probe into Trump associates’ contacts with Russian officials. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser failed to disclose numerous foreign contacts when he applied for top secret clearance, including at least two meetings with high-profile Russians during Trump’s transition to ...

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Today’s Stupid Lie From Hair Furor

Here’s what really happened in Kansas yesterday: Republican Ron Estes will be the next congressman from the state of Kansas, but his victory Tuesday night did not come as easily as many expected in the deep-red state. GOP strategists warned in recent days that Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights attorney, was in striking distance against Estes, Kansas state treasurer ...

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House Ethics Committee To Investigate GOP Rep. Devin Nunes For Disclosing Intel Without Proper Authorization

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Mike Conaway, a Republican, will take Nunes’s position as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as the Ethics Committee begins its probe. The Ethics Committee is truly bipartisan, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans. The 18a investigation, as its known, has subpoena power and may also look into what Nunes ...

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BREAKING: Rep. Devin Nunes Steps Down From House Trump/Russia Probe After Claims Of Ethics Violations

ABC News reports: After a number of ethics complaints, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced today that he is stepping aside from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Several left-wing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are ...

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House Intel Committee Member Tells CNN: Some Trumpsters Will End Up In Prison Over Russia [VIDEO]

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) spun a lot of heads around on social media late this afternoon when he flatly told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he’s pretty sure some Trump associates will go to prison over their ties to Russia. BLITZER: You want to elaborate on that give us more? Because that is obviously a very intriguing ...

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UTAH: Gay Democrat Trolls GOP House Rep’s Raucous Town Hall By Handing Out Rubles To “Paid Protesters”

The Associated Press reports: A crowd of more than 1,000 people in Utah’s Democratic stronghold booed Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart at a Friday night town hall as the congressman defended GOP positions on health care, public lands and immigration. Audience members yelled, “Do your job,” imploring him to investigate and denounce connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia ...

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NOTE THE DATE: George Takei Announces 2018 US House Challenge For Seat Of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Twitter is torn between joy and the certainty that this is an April Fools joke. From the Hollywood Reporter: Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek television series, announced on Twitter Friday night that he would be running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems. Let’s do ...

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