Politics

Texas Police Chief Nabbed In Prostitution Sting

Click Houston reports: A chief for Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office was arrested and charged Wednesday after being caught up in an undercover prostitution operation, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. Chief Deputy Brian Harris was charged with soliciting prostitution, authorities said. He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail. The MCSO Organized Crime Unit, in cooperation with Human Trafficking …

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POLL: Rubio +2 Over Demings, DeSantis +7 Over Crist

Civiqs Polling reports: Republican Marco Rubio leads Democrat Val Demings 49% to 47% in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida. Rubio is viewed favorably by 41% of Florida likely voters, and unfavorably by 51%. Demings has a similar 40% favorable rating, with 47% unfavorable and 13% who are still unsure about her. In the race for Governor of Florida, …

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Shapiro +11 Over Mastriano In Pennsylvania Gov Poll

The Morning Call reports: With just over six weeks until the general election, Democratic candidates hold leads in both the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro leads Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano by 11 points, 53% to 42%, which includes voters who are leaning to one candidate. …

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Ted Cruz Touts Texas Highway Project He Voted Against

The Guardian reports: The Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz called a new highway project “a great bipartisan victory” that will bring “jobs to Texas and millions of dollars to the state”. The White House responded: “Senator Cruz voted against this.” A spokesperson for Cruz said the senator “made it possible” – but did not contest that Cruz voted against the …

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GOP Senators Block Bill To Disclose Big Money Donors

ABC News reports: Senate Republicans voted Thursday to block the consideration of a bill to promptly require organizations that spend money on elections to promptly disclose the identities of donors who give $10,000 or more during an election cycle. The body failed to invoke cloture on the measure, in a 49-49 vote. Every Republican present voted against the measure, while …

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Indiana State Judge Blocks New Law Banning Abortion

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban that took effect one week ago. The injunction was sought by abortion clinic operators …

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Bennet +10 Over O’Dea In New Colorado Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) are on track to win their reelection bids in November, with each man holding a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, according to a new Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released Thursday. The poll shows Bennet with a 10-point edge over Republican Senate nominee Joe O’Dea. Bennet …

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QAnon Ginni To Interview With House Jan. 6 Committee

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, has come to an agreement with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel in the coming weeks, according to a source close to the committee. Ginni Thomas’ attorney, Mark Paoletta, confirmed the voluntary interview in a statement, saying, …

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Blumenthal +17 Over Trump Pick In New CT Senate Poll

Quinnipiac Polling reports: In the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, Democratic incumbent Richard Blumenthal, who’s seeking a third term, leads Republican challenger Leora Levy 57 – 40 percent. Democrats (97 – 2 percent) back Blumenthal, while Republicans (87 – 11 percent) back Levy. Independents are divided, with 48 percent backing Levy and 47 percent backing Blumenthal. Similar to the …

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Piers Morgan: Frankenstein Trump’s Creation DeSantis Will End Up Destroying Him Just Like In The Movies

Piers Morgan writes for the New York Post: “You have created a monster, and it will destroy you.” Those were the prophetic words of warning from Dr. Waldman to Dr. Frankenstein, in the movie version of Mary Shelley’s book, as he tries to stop him from proceeding with his plan to create a creature in his own image. But by …

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Kelly +12 Over Masters In New Arizona Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) is leading his Republican challenger Blake Masters by a 12-point margin in the race to hold his seat in November, according to a new poll. An Ohio Predictive Insights (OHPI) poll released Wednesday found that Kelly is backed by 47 percent of likely voters, while Masters has support from 35 percent. Libertarian Marc …

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New Ohio Senate Poll: Ryan And Vance In Dead Heat

Marist Polling reports: In the U.S. Senate contest to fill retiring Senator Rob Portman’s seat, Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance are in a statistical dead heat, among Ohio registered voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. A nearly identical scenario plays out among these voters who say they will definitely vote. Among independents, Ryan …

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Warnock +2 Over Walker In CBS Georgia Senate Poll

CBS News reports: It’s the personal vs. the partisan in Georgia’s Senate race, where the candidates are close in support, but voters’ rationales for supporting each of them are quite different. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has better favorable ratings and character measures, while GOP challenger Herschel Walker’s voters have eyes on Washington and a chance for a Republican Senate. In …

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POLL: DeSantis +8 Over Trump Among FL Republicans

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) leads former President Trump in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary for the state by 8 points, according to a new poll, in a reversal from when Trump led by 7 points in January. The USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found that 48 percent of Florida Republican voters surveyed support DeSantis in …

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Pence On 2024 White House Bid: “I’ll Keep You Posted”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Speaking to a crowd at Utah Valley University, former Vice President Mike Pence was asked by a student if he would run for president in 2024. “I’ll keep you posted,” Pence said, causing a laugh and a cheer from the audience. Pence addressed around 700 students, politicians and members of the public on Tuesday, sharing …

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McConnell PAC Cancels $9.6M In Arizona Senate Ads

Axios reports: The Mitch McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund is canceling $9.6 million in television ads for the Arizona Senate race, confident that other outside conservative groups will make up much of the difference for Republican nominee Blake Masters. The cancellations mean that the GOP’s leading super PAC won’t be spending any money in Arizona, one of the most closely watched …

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McConnell Predicts “50-50 Jump Ball” Senate Result

Florida Politics reports: The difference of opinion continues between Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott regarding whether Republicans will retake the Senate this year. In a Senate Republican leadership press conference Tuesday in Washington, Minority Leader McConnell again threw cold water on the expectation of a GOP Senate majority this year. “I’ve consistently said for two years now that the Senate …

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Cheney And Lofgren Intro Electoral Count Reform Act

NBC News reports: A bipartisan duo on the Jan. 6 committee on Monday rolled out legislation aimed at preventing future attempts to overturn elections, and House leaders are eyeing a vote as early as this week. The Presidential Election Reform Act, unveiled by Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., centers on overhauling the Electoral Count Act, an archaic …

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Larry Elder: I Might Run For WH Even If Trump Does

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican radio host Larry Elder is considering a run for president — regardless of whether former President Donald Trump decides to seek the office again. “I don’t feel I’m running against him,” Elder told the Des Moines Register in an interview. “I’m running for president. And I’m not running against anybody on the Republican side. …

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Kinzinger: GOP Will Call Impeachment Vote Every Week

“Back before we had all the crazies here — just some crazies — you know, every vote we took, we had to somehow defund ObamaCare. “You’ll remember, right when we took over it was we need to do the omnibus bill, but we’re not going to vote for it because it doesn’t defund ObamaCare. “That’s going to look like child’s …

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