Republicans

US House Candidate Sings Anthem In Campaign Ad

Oklahoma City’s Fox News affiliate reports: Shelli Landon is one of nine Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for Oklahoma Congressional District 5. Landon came to Oklahoma for college and never left. She graduated from Raymond Bible College, earned a PhD in education, and served as Master Artist at-Large. Shelli is a national anthem singer, and started, gathered signatures, and eventually …

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REPORT: Republican Insiders Fear “Historic Wipeout”

Vice News reports: President Trump’s poll numbers have never been worse, and Republicans are starting to panic that he could be headed to a historic wipeout that could drag the rest of the party down with him. And Republicans privately admit things look just as bad at the local level. More than a half-dozen GOP strategists working on Senate and …

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Republican Tulsa Mayor Reverses, No Curfew For Rally

Tulsa’s CBS News affiliate reports: In a stunning about face, Tulsa leaders say they have reversed their decision regarding a curfew for the downtown area ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally. On Thursday, officials with the City of Tulsa announced that Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum signed an executive order that placed a curfew on the downtown Tulsa area. The curfew …

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TEXAS: GOP Explodes In Infighting After Far-Right Group Is Caught On Tape Mocking Governor’s Disability

The Texas Tribune reports: Two staffers for the hardline conservative group Empower Texans have been caught on an audio recording disparaging Gov. Greg Abbott with profanity and joking about his wheelchair use. Upon the comments surfacing Friday morning, Abbott’s office and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick denounced them and Empower Texans said the staffers were “suspended from all public activities with …

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Tennessee House Approves Resolution Congratulating Public For Ignoring Media’s “COVID-19 Sensationalism”

Mediaite reports: Tennessee’s state House on Friday passed a resolution congratulating residents of the state for seeing through what it described as the media’s “sensationalism” of the coronavirus. “We congratulate the people of Tennessee for clearly seeing that the mainstream media has sensationalized the reporting on COVID-19 in the service of political agendas,” said House Resolution 340, which passed the …

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FL Gov Blames COVID Spike On “Hispanic” Farmworkers

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: Farmworkers are pushing back after Gov. Ron DeSantis said clusters of “overwhelmingly Hispanic” day laborers and agriculture workers are the source for Florida’s recent surge in coronavirus cases. The Republican governor told reporters that migrant workers and Hispanic construction workers have been testing positive for COVID-19, in part, because of cramped living and working conditions. …

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Matt Gaetz Trots Out “Adopted” Son On Fox News

Fox News reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday alongside his adopted, Cuban-born son Nestor one day after Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., claimed that Gaetz and his Republican colleagues do not understand what it’s like to raise minority children. “It is certainly offensive to have someone tell you that you don’t know what a certain experience is …

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GOP Senator Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statues

The Springfield News-Leader reports: Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt moved this week to slow a push to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. At issue was a bill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would give the boot to 11 statues sent by states to represent them in Statuary Hall, including one of …

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After Fiery Exchange With Black Dem House Rep, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, 38, Claims To Have Adult Cuban Son

The Daily Beast reports: Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform blew up when Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took offense at remarks made by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) about race, asking the Black congressman “who the hell” he thought he was. The Democrat noted that he was aware that there are GOP congressmen who have Black grandchildren before pointing …

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Hawley Blames Inaction By Congress For LGBTQ Ruling: This Is The “End Of The Conservative Legal Movement”

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Josh Hawley had a stunning view of the Supreme Court’s decision extending new protections to LGTBQ workers: It “represents the end of the conservative legal movement.” Though careful not to criticize any sitting justices by name or even the policy they were responding to, the Missouri Republican teed off on the system that he claims …

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New GOP Bill Allows Lawsuits Against Social Media

NBC News reports: Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., unveiled his latest attack on tech’s liability shield in a new bill Wednesday. The “Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act” would allow Americans to sue tech companies that censor political speech or hide content from competitors. Republicans have long complained that tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter censor conservative speech. The …

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Lincoln Project: Trump Is A “Superspreader Of Hatred”

From the YouTube description: “Trump’s rally in Tulsa on the weekend of Juneteenth proves what we already knew: he’s the largest superspreader of division and hatred we’ve seen in generations.” In the video you’ll see Trump contrasted with JFK and compared to George Wallace amid scenes of Nazi rallies and Confederate flags. Watch it.

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GOP Oklahoma Senator Warns Against Trump’s Rally

Mediaite reports: Ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally in Oklahoma on Saturday, the state’s Republican senator has a message for his older constituents: Don’t come. Appearing on Morning Joe Wednesday, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) warned older people and others who are at high risk to the coronavirus to stay away from the president’s rally in Tulsa this weekend. “We’re advising …

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The Lincoln Project: “Trump Is Not Well” [VIDEO]

First, a refresher from Fox News: Members of the mainstream media sounded the alarm about President Trump’s health for what they believe were signs of declining health during his appearance at the West Point commencement ceremony. Following his prepared remarks to the military academy graduates, Trump was seen cautiously walking down a ramp from the stage. A clip was shared …

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Senate Republicans Shrug At Landmark SCOTUS Ruling

Politico reports: Conservatives are seething over Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion that cemented new protections for LGBTQ people. The Senate Republicans who confirmed him? Not so much. The Republican Party seemed generally supportive of both the substance and process by which the Supreme Court extended Civil Rights Act protections to gay, lesbian and transgender workers. President Donald Trump declined to trash …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November. Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell …

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Republican House Rep Has COVID, Wouldn’t Wear Mask

NBC News reports: Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., said Monday that he, his wife and their son have the coronavirus illness, COVID-19. In a statement, Rice called the illness the “Wuhan Flu,” a term that has been criticized as inaccurate and even racist. “We are all on the mend and doing fine,” Rice said. Rice said his son, Lucas, got sick …

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Ex-Liberty University Staffer Ousts GOP US House Rep

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Challenger Bob Good has ousted Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-5th in a rancorous drive-thru convention for the party’s nomination. Voting in the all-day convention at a church in Campbell County concluded at 7 p.m., but party officials did not announce the results until after 1 a.m. Fifth District GOP chairman Melvin Adams said 2,537 delegates voted Saturday. …

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Gingrich: Biden Win Would End America As We Know It

Newt Gingrich writes for Fox News: Every time some supposed conservative or Republican explains why he or she can’t vote for President Trump, I wonder if they have thought about the alternative – the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi machine. Our choice in November will not be between President Trump and President Perfection. It will be between President Trump and a nightmare that would …

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Doug Jones Roasts Sessions Over Confederate Names

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) roasted Jeff Sessions Saturday after Sessions criticized the senator for voting to change the names of military bases currently named for Confederate soldiers. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to require the Pentagon to strip bases and equipment of any Confederate names or monuments within three years. Sessions once spoke out …

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