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Ex-Charlie Kirk Staffer Gets Five Years For Child Porn

TYT reports: A former Commerce Department official in the Trump administration was sentenced to a five-and-a-half year prison term after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, federal prosecutors announced last week in a court filing. Under the terms of his plea deal, Adam Hageman was also sentenced to five years of parole after release and a mandatory requirement to …

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Kari Lake Staffer Once Plotted To Kill FBI Informant

The Daily Beast reports: Arizona Republican governor candidate Kari Lake has made her support for law enforcement a centerpiece of her campaign—but her campaign also employs an interesting character: a convicted criminal who pleaded guilty to battery against a peace officer and who once plotted to kill an FBI informant. The staffer, Kenneth Ulibarri, previously campaigned with Lake, Salon reported …

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LIVE VIDEO: DeSantis Speaks On Hurricane Response

The New York Times reports: As a freshman congressman in 2013, Ron DeSantis was unambiguous: A federal bailout for the New York region after Hurricane Sandy was an irresponsible boondoggle, a symbol of the “put it on the credit card mentality” he had come to Washington to oppose. “I sympathize with the victims,” he said. But his answer was no. …

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Six Red States Sue To Block Student Loan Debt Relief

The Washington Post reports: Six Republican-led states sued on Thursday to overturn President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers, as conservatives advance legal challenges to one of the administration’s signature economic policy initiatives. The lawsuit filed by the GOP-run states asks the court to block the program immediately to prevent the Biden …

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“Don’t Say Gay” Florida Rep Loses Home In Hurricane

Florida Politics reports: Rep. Spencer Roach said Hurricane Ian has left countless residents in his Lee County district homeless — and he is one of them. The North Fort Myers Republican evacuated the district before the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Cayo Costa. He rode out the storm in Stuart at his brother’s home. While there, he learned flooding …

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QAnon Cultist Lied About Separation From Air Force

The Air Force Times reports: Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. But one of the big questions that has surfaced is why Majewski was told he could not reenlist in the Air Force after his initial four years were up. Majewski’s campaign said last week …

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Michigan Elections Worker Charged With Two Felonies

Reuters reports: An election worker in a western Michigan town has been charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data during an election in August, local officials said on Wednesday. At the Aug. 2 primary, an election worker was seen inserting a USB drive into the computer used to administer …

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POLL: Only 55% Say Losing Candidates Should Concede

Yahoo News reports: Nearly two years after Donald Trump launched his relentless and baseless assault on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election — a scheme that culminated in his supporters’ Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol — a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that less than half of Americans (46%) now believe that candidates “should commit in …

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Broken: MTG’s Husband Files For Divorce After 27 Years

TMZ reports: Marjorie Taylor Greene is not being re-elected at home … because her husband just pulled the plug on their marriage. MTG’s husband, Perry Greene, beelined it to court Tuesday and filed to divorce the Congresswoman from Georgia after 27 years of marriage … according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ. Marjorie and Perry tied the knot back …

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QAnon Mastriano Plans “40 Days Of Fasting & Prayer”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: On Monday night, Mastriano’s campaign posted on Facebook a photo of two hands under the words “40 days of fasting & prayer” with the dates Sept. 29 through Nov. 8 — Election Day. “Interceding for our elections, our state, and our nation,” it stated, along with a verse from the Book of Isaiah. “Starting in a …

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Mastriano To Campaign With “Rape Melania” Extremist

Media Matters reports: Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano is scheduled to do a campaign event with far-right commentator Jack Posobiec this weekend. Posobiec has collaborated with white nationalists and neo-Nazis and targeted Jewish people with antisemitic hate. Several media outlets have accurately noted Posobiec’s history of extremism when writing about him. For instance: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that he’s “a …

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Hawley: My Bill Would Allow States To Deport Migrants

Fox News reports: Legislation being introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., would allow states to enforce federal immigration law, including the deportation of illegal immigrants – as Hawley calls for the U.S. to “take the gloves off” to fight unlawful immigration. The “Empowering States to Deport Illegal Immigrants Act” would authorize state and local law enforcement officers to enforce certain …

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MTG Melts Down Over Article On Her Wild Hogs Hunt

Posted today to MTG’s Truth Social account: Huffington Post, I demand you change this headline and your lies about me immediately. Your freedom of press is not freedom to lie about me. I NEVER said anything like this and did NOT call for violence on Democrats. Lee Moran, your political activist posing as a journalist writing for your hard left …

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DeSantis Lauds Biden’s Help On Hurricane Response

Florida Politics reports: Proving that even the most partisan politics fall by the wayside when a hurricane is approaching, Gov. Ron DeSantis had nothing but good things to say about President Joe Biden during a Tuesday night interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Well, Sean, you know, what I said today is that my phone line is open. When people’s …

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DeSantis Appointee Resigns After KKK Photo Emerges

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Gadsden County religious leaders are demanding a local commissioner and Gov. Ron DeSantis “come forward” to address allegations that the commissioner resigned last Friday after a photo surfaced purportedly showing him wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood at what could have been a Halloween party years earlier. Jeffery Moore, a Havana resident and former …

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MTG: Help Me Shoot Wild Hogs To Fight Communism

Mediaite reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) has asked people to sign up for a chance to take flight above Texas with her to shoot feral hogs in a new campaign gimmick. Greene promised in a video released on YouTube Tuesday that ridding the Lone Star State of its wild swine will fight inflation, help farmers and finally accomplish the …

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McConnell Backs Electoral Count Reform Act [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has endorsed a bipartisan electoral count reform bill in the Senate, giving the legislation a key boost over a similar bill the House passed last week. Both bills seek to prevent future presidents from trying to overturn election results through Congress, and were directly prompted by the Jan. 6, 2021, …

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West Virginia Gov: I Might Challenge Manchin In 2024

The Parkersburg News & Sentinel reports: Gov. Jim Justice said he may not be done with public office when his second term as governor concludes in 2024, and that a seat in the U.S. Senate just might pique his interest. The next time one of West Virginia’s two Senate seats is up is 2024, when the seat of current U.S. …

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Mastriano Recently Backed Murder Charge For Abortion

NBC News reports: State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, said in 2019 that women should be charged with murder if they violated his proposed abortion ban. In an interview with Pennsylvania radio station WITF, Mastriano was pressed about a bill he sponsored that would generally bar abortions when a fetal heartbeat could first be detected, …

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DeSantis: Over Two Million Are Under Evacuation Orders

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says more than 2 million residents in the state are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian approaches, set to make landfall on the Gulf Coast as soon as Wednesday. DeSantis said at a press conference on Tuesday that he is urging those under evacuation orders to heed them and move to higher …

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