Republicans

Candidate Accused Of Faking Trump’s Endorsement

Politico reports: This summer, the New York State Conservative Party sent out a mailer to in-state voters supporting Republican congressional candidate Nick Langworthy that included the phrase “CHOSEN BY PRESIDENT TRUMP,” along with a photo of Langworthy with Trump in the Oval Office. And earlier this month the Langworthy campaign blasted out a fundraising text message that said “President Trump …

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Collins Is Concerned Manchin Doomed Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins, one of a handful of GOP senators working to garner support in her party for a bill to codify gay marriage, said the Democrats’ surprise embrace of a tax and climate change bill made her job much harder. “I just think the timing could not have been worse and it came totally out …

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Liberal Group Awarded Legal Fees In WI Election Suit

The Associated Press reports: A Wisconsin judge said Thursday that a Republican-ordered, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election found “absolutely no evidence of election fraud,” but did reveal contempt for the state’s open records law by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and a former state Supreme Court justice he hired. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn awarded about $98,000 in attorneys’ …

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RNC To Cut Off Paying Trump’s Legal Bills If He Runs

ABC News reports: Since October 2021, the Republican National Committee has paid nearly $2 million to law firms representing Trump as part of his defense against personal litigation and government investigations. But an RNC official told ABC News that as soon as Trump would announce he is running for president, the payments would stop because the party has a “neutrality …

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Josh Hawley To Publish Book On “Masculine Virtues”

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is writing a book called Manhood: The Masculine Virtues Americans Need, building off a speech he gave at a conservative conference claiming the political left is waging a war on masculinity. “ The American Founders believed that a republic depends on certain masculine virtues,” the book’s description on Amazon says. …

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Republican AGs Sue USDA Because Food Assistance Programs Can’t Discriminate Against LGBTQ Recipients

The Texas Tribune reports: Ken Paxton and more than 20 other attorneys general are challenging the federal Food and Nutrition Service’s new policy that recipients of food assistance funds update their nondiscrimination policies to protect LGBTQ people. Paxton and his counterparts claim the guidance issued by the USDA is “unlawful” because states were not consulted and did not have an …

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House Candidate: All Mass Shootings Are False Flags

Media Matters reports: Tennessee GOP official and congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann recently said on her online program that the deadly July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, was a “planned” and false flag event designed to take away people’s guns. Bergmann has made similar remarks about other mass shootings, including after the Uvalde, Texas, tragedy. Media Matters previously documented …

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Ron DeSantis Vows To Punish “Woke” Corporations

The Miami Herald reports: Continuing to target what he calls “woke” corporations, Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to prohibit state investments that use “environmental, social and governance” ratings, which can include taking into account impacts of climate change. DeSantis plans to have the State Board of Administration, which oversees investments, direct pension-fund managers against “using political factors when investing the state’s …

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Ted Cruz Calls For Texas To Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

The Dallas Morning News reports: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says Texas should repeal a decades-old state law that criminalizes gay sex. “Consenting adults should be able to do what they wish in their private sexual activity, and government has no business in their bedrooms,” Cruz’s spokesman told The Dallas Morning News. His remarks make Cruz the most prominent Texas Republican …

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DeSantis Moves To Yank Drag Venue’s Liquor License

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: The state of Florida has gone after a Miami-area restaurant after videos surfaced of its drag queen shows in front of kids, saying the sexy shows violated the sensibilities of children. After videos appeared of drag queens wearing pasties and dollar bills flowing from a bikini bottom in the presence of children in the audience, …

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MTG: “Woke Military” Needs More “Toxic Masculinity”

Mediaite reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) believes “toxic masculinity” should be the “number one requirement” for the military, but it’s being ousted from the ranks thanks to “woke training.” “They’ve purged the military. They’ve purged the military,” she said. “The warriors are leaving,” Graham Allen, an Army veteran, added. “Absolutely. Why do they want to be there?” Greene continued. …

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Walker Issues Typical Word Salad on Dodging Debates

“Well, first of all, Senator Warnock has nothing else to talk about. He don’t want talk about the high gas prices, he don’t want to talk about high groceries. I’ve told him many times I’m ready debate him any time, any day. “All he doin’ is talking. I just want to make it for the fans, not about a political …

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Louisiana Withholds $39M From NOLA Over Abortion

New Orleans’ CBS affiliate reports: Louisiana’s Bond Commission agreed to withhold a $39 million line of credit to the Sewerage & Water Board New Orleans due to the city’s defiance of the state’s abortion ban “trigger law.” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry [photo] said he would push for funding to be withheld to the city after the New Orleans City …

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69 GOP Reps Vote Against COVID Brain Research

The Hill reports: The House passed a bill on Tuesday to allow a government agency to award grants into the cognitive effects of COVID-19. The legislation, titled the Brycen Gray and Ben Price COVID-19 Cognitive Research Act, passed in a 350-69 vote, with all opposition coming from Republicans. Research eligible under the bill includes studies on the effects COVID-19 infections …

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20 GOP Reps Vote Against Human Trafficking Bill

Newsweek reports: The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to support human trafficking victims on Tuesday, with a strong vote of 401-20 backed by both Democratic and Republican Representatives. Among the 20 Republicans who voted against re-authorizing the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022—legislation that supports programs preventing human trafficking and supporting its victims—was Rep. Matt Gaetz, …

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POLL: 25% Of Republicans Oppose Interracial Marriage

Playbook PM reports: Facing a bleak midterms environment — and spying an opening to enshrine civil rights gains into law — Dems on the Hill are hustling to codify same-sex and interracial marriage access. Our latest POLITICO/Morning Consult polling makes clear that the bill enjoys the support of a majority of registered voters, potentially putting Republicans on the defensive on …

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CPAC Chairman Shrugs At Viktor Orban’s Rant Against “Race-Mixing,” Declares “Let’s Listen To The Man Speak”

Bloomberg News reports: A gathering of US conservatives in Texas next week will still include Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a speaker despite his recent comments which prompted a long-time ally to resign from his government and compare his comments to Nazism. In a speech over the weekend to supporters in Romania, Orban railed against a “flood” of migrants …

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Pence Calls On Conservatives To Get Over 2020 Election

Reuters reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence distanced himself from Donald Trump’s repeated falsehoods about a stolen 2020 election on Tuesday, saying hours before the former president due to speak in Washington that conservatives need to focus on the future to win. “I don’t know that the president and I differ on issues. But we may differ on focus. I …

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SCOTUS Leak Thwarted Roberts’ Bid To Save Roe

CNN reports: Chief Justice John Roberts privately lobbied fellow conservatives to save the constitutional right to abortion down to the bitter end, but May’s unprecedented leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade made the effort all but impossible, multiple sources familiar with negotiations told CNN. Multiple sources told CNN that Roberts’ overtures this spring, particularly to Kavanaugh, raised …

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Republican Rep Gives Celebratory Speech At Gay Son’s Wedding After Voting Against Same-Sex Marriage Bill

“First of all, obviously, we hope right from the beginning, it’s all about having a healthy child. But it’s about being healthy. It’s about them being healthy. We hope for safety. We’re hoping that they find their way, find opportunity, they find inspiration. “And as they grow and as they get a little older, we also hope and pray they’re …

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