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GOP Rep Dumped Cruise Stocks, Snatched Up Pharma

USA Today reports: With a global pandemic threatening to hit the United States earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe made hundreds of financial transactions, buying stocks in companies now working on vaccines and selling other shares before a historic market plunge in March. While it’s unclear if the stock trades were based on information unavailable to the public, Roe’s …

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House GOP To Sue Pelosi Over Proxy Voting System

USA Today reports: A group of Republican lawmakers is planning to file a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s new proxy voting system, according to House GOP leadership aides, a challenge to the rule set to be used for the first time on Wednesday. The House developed and passed its new — and historic — proxy voting …

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DOJ Drops Insider Trading Probe Into Sen. Kelly Loeffler

The Daily Beast reports: The Justice Department will not file insider trading charges against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. DOJ informed lawyers for Loeffler and two other senators scrutinized for their coronavirus-era stock trades that they are closing their investigations into the matters. A DOJ investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) remains ongoing, the …

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Miller’s Wife Returns To Work Post-COVID, Is Pregnant

The New York Post reports: Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the White House coronavirus task force, announced on Twitter Tuesday that she returned to work after a bout of COVID-19 and that she is pregnant. “Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached …

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NEW MEXICO: Republican Official Earns Cheers For “The Only Good Democrat Is A Dead Democrat” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Is the only good Democrat a dead Democrat? That’s what Otero County’s District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin alleged at a May 17 gathering in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. “I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” he said to a crowd gathered in Sierra …

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Florida Gov Would “Love” To Host GOP Convention

Florida Politics reports: The Republican National Convention may or may not be up for a move, but the Governor is vying for it nonetheless. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he would welcome the Republican National Convention, if it actually is moved from Charlotte to Florida. He then extended the same courtesy to the Democratic National Convention. “Florida would love to …

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Texas GOP To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas Republican Party Chair James Dickey said today that the state would gladly host the Republican National Convention in August if North Carolina can’t guarantee full occupancy, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “Texas would welcome President Trump and the RNC Convention,” Dickey told the American-Statesman. “Until then, based upon Gov. Abbott’s progress in opening Texas, we …

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Georgia Gov To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: With doubts surrounding if the Republican National Convention can happen in North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp has offered Georgia as an alternative site. Right now, the RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte Aug. 24-27. But President Donald Trump tweeted the party “will be reluctantly forced” to find another site if Gov. Roy Cooper …

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AP: Rep. Steve King Is “Fighting For His Political Life”

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he’s compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week’s primary aren’t raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival’s ads don’t mention the time he wondered when the term “white …

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AOC Challenger Drops Out, Sues Own Consultants

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional primary race late Monday. “I am very grateful to the constituents in NY-14 and citizens from across this great nation for their support and words of encouragement,” Scherie Murray, a Jamaican immigrant and businesswoman, said in a statement. “As long as avowed …

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Axios: Kushner Working On “Radical Overhaul” Of 2020 GOP Platform, Wants No Mention Of Ex-Gay Torture

Axios reports: For the past six months, top Trump campaign officials, reporting to Jared Kushner, have been working on a radical overhaul of the Republican Party platform. The Trump campaign’s Bill Stepien has been leading the process, working with campaign colleagues and the Republican National Committee. As with all significant campaign matters, they’ve been reporting back to Kushner. Kushner told …

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RNC Sues California To Block Voting By Mail

Bloomberg News reports: The Republican National Committee and two other groups filed a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom to block his executive order allowing mail-in ballots at the November polls, calling it an “illegal and brazen power grab.” Following the coronavirus outbreak, the Democratic governor said earlier this month that every registered voter in the state would receive a …

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Former Rep. Allen West Injured In Motorcycle Crash After Leading “Texas Freedom Rally” Call For Reopening

Fox News reports: Allen West, a former Florida congressman who is now a candidate to lead the Republican Party of Texas, was hospitalized Saturday after being injured in a motorcycle crash, according to reports. In a series of posts using the hashtag #PrayersForAllen, “Team West” reported that a car had cut off West while he was riding his motorcycle, causing …

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National Review: GOP Must Renounce #QAnon Nutbag

From the editors of the conservative National Review: On Tuesday, Jo Rae Perkins won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oregon. The Oregon GOP says it will back her candidacy notwithstanding her associations with the “QAnon” movement. That’s a mistake. Perkins is an unreconstructed exponent of a batty and corrosive conspiracy theory running a longshot campaign that carries only …

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TX Mayor Defends Ban On Women Leading Prayers

The Dallas Morning News reports: Wylie, Texas, Mayor Eric Hogue says he believes women can do “anything and everything” — so long as they don’t lead public displays of religion. Hogue is defending his beliefs after the release of an email in which he requests that only male members of a Christian missionary group say a prayer before a City …

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TX Republicans: It’s A Hoax, “Take Off Your Masks”

San Antonio’s CBS News affiliate reports: Bexar County Republicans on Friday afternoon set up camp outside San Antonio City Hall to call out local leaders for some of the mandates they’ve established during the ongoing pandemic. Republican Party Chair Cynthia Brehm, along with many others, took to the mic, claiming their constitutional rights have been infringed upon by Mayor Ron …

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Nunes Loses First Round In CNN Defamation Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: CNN won a minor court battle against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Friday. The network successfully moved to have Nunes’s defamation lawsuit transferred from a Virginia federal court to a much closer venue in New York City. “Only CNN is listed as a named defendant,” the filing states. “For reasons neither explained nor readily apparent, the …

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GOP Unwilling To Voice Support For #QAnon Nutbag Senate Nominee, Who Has Retracted Her Retraction

ABC News reports: Republicans in Oregon this week nominated a Senate candidate with a deep history of promoting and vowing support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, providing the fringe movement its largest electoral platform yet and roiling Republicans over having a candidate who openly embraces baseless conspiracy theories. When asked about supporting Perkins in the general election, the Republican National …

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Loeffler Won’t Drop Out Because Critics Of Her Insider Trading Are Just Liberals Who Hate “Free Enterprise”

“Not only am I not dropping out, but I’m gonna win. And no one’s going to intimidate me into thinking that that’s the right course for our party, for our state, for our country. I’m working hard to help reelect the president. “I’m working hard to win my seat and keep the Senate in Republican hands. This is the liberal …

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New Ad Bluntly Lays Out Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy

The Washington Post reports: The “Lindsey Must Go” ad spends 81 seconds pummeling Graham with his greatest hits against and then for Trump. For instance, in one breath, you hear Graham moan in a 2015 interview, “Every time I turn around I’m being asked about Donald Trump saying one dumb thing or another. And I’m tired of it.” Then, in …

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