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Florida County GOP Seeks To Outlaw Federal Agents And Declare WHO And WEF As Terrorist Organizations

Florida Politics reports: Lee County Republicans this week will consider resolutions demanding Florida outlaw electronic voting machines and federal agents. They will also consider whether to declare the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Economic Forum (WEF) as terrorist organizations. The series of controversial resolutions will appear on the agenda for a special meeting to be held Sept. 15 at …

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Graham Slams Trump’s Promise To Pardon Rioters

The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s promise to grant pardons to the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is running into strong opposition from Senate Republicans. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s closest allies, told The Hill that granting pardons to Jan. 6 protesters is “a bad idea.” “Pardons are given to people who admit misconduct, …

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House Republicans Plot To Investigate Capitol Police

Politico reports: GOP lawmakers, if they flip the chamber in November, are planning to use their new power to search for more answers on security lapses related to the siege by Trump supporters and how the Capitol Police has adjusted in wake of the breach. Republicans also want to look at restructuring the secretive board that governs the protection of …

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Cultists Paralyze Election Offices With Records Requests

The Washington Post reports: Supporters of former president Donald Trump have swamped local election offices across the nation in recent weeks with a coordinated campaign of requests for 2020 voting records, in some cases paralyzing preparations for the fall election season. In nearly two dozen states and scores of counties, election officials are fielding what many describe as an unprecedented …

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Erick Erickson: Biden Could “Annihilate His Opposition” If He Declared That “Breathing And Oxygen Are Good”

Via email from conservative columnist Erick Erickson: It is a measure of political brokenness, I think, to think January 6, 2021, was a worse day in history for Americans than September 11, 2001. Politically, okay, sure, I understand your point. But as an act of “terrorism?” Really? Donald Trump, bull in the china shop, broke many things, including the brains …

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Loomer Voters Sue To Declare Primary Election Invalid

The Villages News reports: A lawsuit has been filed seeking to declare the Aug. 23 Republican primary election invalid and ordering a runoff election between Congressman Daniel Webster and challenger Laura Loomer. Five individuals filed the lawsuit claiming that they are citizens of District 11 who voted in the election and believe that widespread misconduct by election officials occurred prior …

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Herschel Walker’s 9/11 Word Salad: “This Country Was On A War With A Country That Didn’t Believe In Us”

Mediaite has the transcript: Well, you know, you’ve gotta pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, you know? But also, you saw America come together. You saw America come together because this country was, you know, it was on a war with a country that didn’t believe in us. And right now we have leaders in Washington like Joe Biden doing …

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NYT Board Condemns Censorship By GOP/Christianists

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not. Here’s what censorship looks like in practice: A student newspaper and journalism program in Nebraska shuttered for writing about pride month. The state of Oklahoma seeking to revoke the teaching certificate of an English teacher who shared a QR code …

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Lauren Boebert Calls On Christian Extremists To Rise Up Against “Enemy” Liberals: “The Blood Has Been Applied”

The Colorado Newsline reports: In a raucous speech at a Christian conference in Woodland Park on Friday, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert called for conservative churchgoers to put “God back at the center of our country” and defeat “the enemy” that she said is destroying it from within. “God is on our side. The blood has been applied,” Boebert told the …

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TX Border Patrol Retweets Voldemort’s Anti-Biden Lies

The Daily Beast reports: An official Twitter account for the West Texas division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection amplified tweets sent out by former senior Trump administration adviser Stephen Miller on Saturday. One of the tweets retweeted by the government agency claimed that President Joe Biden had “ended” the United States’ “constitutional government.” “The media’s greatest power is its …

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Jackson’s Water Still Undrinkable, Boil Order Continues

The Guardian reports: Residents in Jackson, the majority-Black capital city of Mississippi, now have water coming out of their taps once again, but are still having to boil it before drinking, as they have had to intermittently for years. It is a step forward from the situation last week, when floods overwhelmed the city’s dilapidated main water treatment plant and …

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Gohmert Presents QAnon Rioter With Flag That Flew Over US Capitol After Her Release From Federal Prison

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas presented an honorary American flag recently flown above the US Capitol to a convicted January 6 rioter after she was released from prison Friday. Gohmert, a Trump ally who has previously promoted debunked conspiracies about the January 6, 2021, insurrection, met Dr. Simone Gold upon her release from federal prison in Miami …

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Florida Paper Roasts DeSantis For Dodging Debates

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel editorial board: The tough guy in the flight helmet is afraid of Charlie Crist. “Never, ever back down from a fight,” Gov. Ron DeSantis insists in a campaign ad. Then he runs away from an invitation to debate Crist on statewide television. Considering DeSantis’ obvious vulnerabilities in a format he can’t control — especially on …

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Republican Virginia AG Forms Election Crimes Unit

The Washington Post reports: Virginia’s Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares announced Friday the creation of an “Election Integrity Unit” that will provide legal advice and prosecute election law violations, despite a lack of widespread issues with voter fraud or other irregularities in the state. Miyares joins a growing list of GOP officeholders, who have pushed stricter enforcement of voting laws …

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BOOK: Trump Backed Failed Plot To Oust Jared Kushner

The Guardian reports: In June 2020, less than five months before polling day, Donald Trump agreed to a “coup d’état” to remove his son-in-law Jared Kushner from control of his presidential re-election campaign and replace him with the far-right provocateur Steve Bannon. The coup had support from Donald Trump Jr but according to a new book by the former Trump …

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Blake Masters: Arizona Schools Push Kids To Be Trans

“When I speak to Hispanic voters in Arizona, they’re just shocked and dismayed at what’s happening. They send their kids to school expecting them to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. “But then these kids are taught to call themselves ‘latinx’ and ‘oh, here are your gender pronouns.’ “They tell the little boys, ‘Hey, maybe you’re not really a niño. Have …

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Sponsors Ditch Boise Pride After GOP Pressure

The Daily Beast reports: At least three organizations sponsoring weekend’s Boise Pride Festival have decided to withdraw their application after politicians slammed the festival over the inclusion of a “drag kids show” that features children as young as 11. Zions Bank, Idaho Power, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare withdrew their applications as the sponsors of the Boise …

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Kobach Resigns From Indicted Scam Border Wall Outfit

The Kansas City Star reports: Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for state attorney general, resigned Friday from the board of directors of We Build the Wall after the nonprofit organization was indicted on allegations of money laundering, conspiracy and fraud. New York state prosecutors unsealed an indictment against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Thursday, …

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BOOK: Romney Urged Biden To Run Against Trump

The Guardian reports: On the night of the 2018 midterm elections, as a wave of anti-Trump sentiment swept Democrats to take control of the House, top Republican Mitt Romney urged Joe Biden to run for president. “You have to run,” said Romney, the Republican presidential nominee Biden and Barack Obama defeated in 2012, speaking to the former vice-president by phone. …

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Mastriano Literally Prayed For Rioters To Sack Capitol

“We remember the promises of old. We know we overcome Satan by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony and not loving our lives unto death. “We remember 1776, our Declaration of Independence, speaking God’s truth and word over what would become the United States of America. “God, I ask you that you help us roll …

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