Republicans

Mike Pence: “These Attacks On The FBI Must Stop”

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday criticized the members of his own party who have attacked the FBI in recent days over the search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida. “I also want to remind my fellow Republicans we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision that he made without attacking the rank …

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Scott Claims John Fetterman “Lied About His Health”

Florida Politics reports: “Fetterman, first off, lied about his health. Fetterman wasn’t even on the campaign trail for months. I’m sorry that he’s had health problems, but he lied about it. And that right there should be a disqualifying factor,” Scott said on Tuesday’s Hugh Hewitt Show. The Scott attack comes as Oz, a television star behind Fetterman in polls …

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Texas School District Yanks “The Diary Of Anne Frank”

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports: A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries, along with the Bible and dozens of other books that were challenged by parents last year. The book purge at the Keller Independent School District in …

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Cultist Election Denier Wins WY Sec Of State Primary

The Associated Press reports: State Rep. Chuck Gray defeated Sen. Tara Nethercott in the GOP race to replace Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, who is leaving his post after Gov. Gordon appointed him to become a state District Court judge. A former political radio commentator who’s the son of a Casper radio station owner, Gray has proven one of …

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Oz Claims He Only Owns Two Homes (He Owns Ten)

The Daily Beast reports: It’s a question most Americans can answer pretty easily: “How many houses do you own?” But for TV doctor and Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, it’s apparently a tricky one—with qualifiers, an explanation, and an interpretative answer. At a campaign stop last weekend at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, a Democratic campaign operative asked Oz …

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Judge: Cuomo Can Keep $5.1M From COVID Book Deal

The New York Times reports: Former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will not have to turn over the proceeds of his $5.1 million book deal, after a judge ruled on Tuesday that a state ethics board had violated Mr. Cuomo’s due process in seeking the money. The now-defunct Joint Commission on Public Ethics, known as JCOPE, had initially approved Mr. Cuomo’s …

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Lisa Murkowski Advances In Alaska Senate Primary

The Alaska Daily News reports: In a primary race largely seen as a referendum on former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was narrowly leading Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka in early results after voting concluded Tuesday. Murkowski had 42.7% of the votes counted so far compared to Tshibaka’s 41.4%, with 233 of 402 precincts reporting. Both candidates, along with …

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Palin Advances To General Election In AK House Primary

NBC News reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has clinched one of four spots in November’s ranked-choice general election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, NBC News projects, keeping alive her hopes for a political comeback. She will be joined on the fall ballot by Republican Nick Begich, the namesake grandson of a former Democratic representative who held the seat, …

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Cheney Loses Wyoming GOP House Primary [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney conceded defeat in the primary election for her House seat on Tuesday following months of her withering criticism of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to subvert the 2020 election. “This primary election is over, but now the real work begins,” Cheney said, nodding to future political plans to take on Trump. …

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Louisiana Denies Abortion Of Fetus With Fatal Condition

Baton Rouge’s CBS affiliate reports: A Baton Rouge mother has a week to make an unthinkable decision – carry her baby to term even though she says doctors tell her it will not survive or find another state where she can have an abortion. “It’s hard knowing that I’m carrying it to bury it,” said Nancy Davis, who is 13 …

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Graham: Garland Must “Show His Cards” With Affidavit

“When it comes to Trump there are no rules, every Republican should be suspicious of what’s happened in the past, happening again. “We need the affidavit. Show your cards, Merrick Garland. He can’t have it both ways, he can’t give us the inventory of the warrant without telling us why it was necessary. “Without the affidavit, we’re flying blind in …

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AZ Sec Of State Nominee Kept “Treason Watch List”

CNN reports: The Republican nominee for secretary of state in Arizona is a self-proclaimed member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers who repeatedly shared anti-government conspiracies and posts about stockpiling ammunition on social media. CNN’s KFile team uncovered previously unreported posts from Mark Finchem, an Arizona state representative who won his party’s nomination with the endorsement of former …

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DeSantis Waives Teaching Requirements As He Moves To Hire Retired Cops, Enlisted Military Veterans [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal may take first responders, including former police officers, firefighters and EMTs, from those high-pressure environments and move them to K-12 classrooms. DeSantis said his proposed Governor’s Recruitment Program was “focusing on our heroes,” …

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Mulvaney Hopes Trump “Doesn’t Win The Nomination”

The Hill reports: Mick Mulvaney, who served as former President Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, on Monday said he hopes Trump does not win the 2024 GOP presidential primary if he runs for reelection. “We’ve got younger people, it’s time for Donald Trump to sort of go to the sideline, continue to push the policies that made him …

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GOP Senator: Biden Should Be Selling Catheters On TV

“In my judgment, President Biden has stepped on every rake in the yard. I don’t mean to be unfair, but it’s been cringeworthy. “He has mismanaged Congress, mismanaged COVID, mismanaged crime, mismanaged the border. mismanaged the Afghanistan, mismanaged the economy, mismanaged inflation, and forfeited America’s energy independence.”  “I don’t think most Americans are persuaded. I don’t think the American people …

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Michigan GOP Official Sues Giuliani’s QAnon Crony For Defamation After She Accused Him Of Taking Bribes

The Detroit Metro Times reports: The Republican clerk of Shelby Township has sued election conspiracy theorist Mellissa Carone for defamation, saying she falsely accused him of taking several bribes and running “illegal elections.” The lawsuit filed Friday in Macomb County Circuit Court marks the latest clash between Michigan Republicans who are turning on themselves less than three months before the …

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SD Gov Intros Christianist Social Studies Standards

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives. The 15-member standards workgroup included Noem’s chief of staff, two Republican lawmakers and …

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House GOP Sends Demand Letters To FBI And DOJ

Axios reports: House Republicans on Monday continued their steady stream of demands for information from the Justice Department and FBI in the wake of the search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last week. The deluge of letters and preservation requests signals that scrutinizing the conduct of the DOJ and FBI will be a top investigative priority for Republicans if …

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Indicted QAnon CO Clerk Refuses GOP Calls To Resign

Denver’s NBC affiliate reports: The chair of Mesa County’s GOP says indicted Mesa County Court Clerk Tina Peters isn’t listening to his call for her to step down. Peters faces accusations she tampered with election results. That means she can’t work at the county in her current elected position. But Peters is still on the taxpayer payroll at $93,000 a …

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Candidate: “Banana Republic” Is Insult To Those Stores

The Daily Kos reports: North Carolina’s closest Congressional race this year is NC-13. It’s a 50/50 district that FiveThirtyEight says is basically a toss-up. The Republican newcomer candidate, Bo Hines, is 26 years old and a “Madison Cawthorn 2.0” if there ever was one. Yet despite having graduated from Yale, it appears that Bo doesn’t know what the term “banana …

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