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Five GOP Candidates For Michigan Governor Are Now Disqualified For Submitting Forged Petition Signatures

The New York Times reports: Five Republican candidates for Michigan governor were disqualified by a state canvassing board on Thursday for submitting nominating petitions that officials said had contained thousands of forged signatures. The decision sent the race, in a key battleground state, into chaos and dealt a serious blow to the party’s plans to challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the …

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Walker Proposes “Department That Can Look At Young Men That’s Looking At Women On Their Social Media”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Twice in recent days Walker has fumbled questions on gun control: In one interview he seemed to suggest monitoring young people’s social media activity, and in another he dodged the question altogether. The topic is sensitive for Walker. Like many Republicans, he is an ardent champion of gun rights. But firearms have also played a big …

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Trump Predictably Attacks Conway For Saying He Lost

Politico reports: Former President Donald Trump is denying a key anecdote in a former aide’s new book, saying he would have banished Kellyanne Conway from his inner circle if she had ever told him he lost the 2020 presidential election. In a Thursday morning post on his social media network, Truth Social, Trump refuted Conway’s assertion that she “may have …

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TX Book Ban Advocate Loses Bid For District Attorney

The post below about Tarrant County reminded me to check on Texas state Rep. Matt Krause, who gave up running for reelection to run for Tarrant County district attorney. Fort Worth’s NBC News affiliate reports: Phil Sorrells, a longtime elected judge in Tarrant County courts and a former assistant district attorney, is the Republican party nominee for Tarrant County District …

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GA Gov Candidate Refuses To Concede: GOP Cheated

Kandiss “Jesus, Guns, Babies” Taylor writes on Telegram: Given that my vote total currently lags my number of volunteers by nearly 20,000, I do not trust these election results and neither should any supporter of either of my opponents, or candidates in any other races. It is my opinion that our elections in Georgia have become a travesty spearheaded by …

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Cruz Storms Out Of Interview When British Reporter Asks Why School Shootings “Only Happen In America”

The Independent reports: Senator Ted Cruz stormed off in the middle of an interview after a Sky News journalist asked why school mass shootings seem to “only happen in America” during a vigil for the 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School. “You know, I’m sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful. You’ve got your political agenda. God love you,” …

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Marco Rubio Outraged After Miami Heat Urges Fans To Contact US Senators And Call For Gun Reform [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: The Miami Heat preceded Wednesday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals with a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Calling the attack that killed 19 students and two teachers and left several others wounded “senseless,” the Heat urged their fans to contact their …

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Ted Cruz Calls For “Door Control” At Schools [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to limit the amount of entry and exit points at schools following Tuesday’s devastating mass murder in Uvalde, Texas. Cruz joined Fox News Wednesday evening, where he floated the idea of limiting the number of doors at schools. He told network host Jesse Watters a central entry and exit point at every school …

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Jordan: Riot Panel’s Subpoena “Violates Constitution”

Bloomberg News reports: Republican Representative Jim Jordan swatted back his subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol — demanding the panel first turn over information to him. Jordan doesn’t refuse to comply but argues in a four-page letter to Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and the panel’s chairman, that subpoenaing a …

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Jackson Blames School Shootings On Rap, Video Games

“There’s going to be all kinds of discussions coming up, unfortunately, you know, in the media regarding Second Amendment rights. But I think we really need to ask the question, how could something like this happen? “When I grew up, things were different. And I just think that kids are exposed to all kinds of horrible stuff nowadays too. “I …

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REPORT: Trump Eyeing Stefanik As 2024 Running Mate

CNN reports: Donald Trump hasn’t said if he will run for president again, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping him from privately musing about his potential running mate if he does. The latest person to catch his eye: Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the moderate-turned-MAGA star who has developed a strong relationship with the former President, according to …

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OK Gov Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Ban

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than criminal prosecution, similar to a Texas law that was passed last year. The law takes effect …

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Florida GOP State Rep Denies Gun Threat To Biden

Florida Today reports: Florida House Rep. Randy Fine Wednesday sparked controversy and widespread media coverage once again with a pair of social media posts that critics say amounted to threats against President Joe Biden. Fine denied he was seeking media attention with the comments. He also said that the posts were not intended as threats against the president — who …

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FB Denies Abbott’s Claims About Shooter’s Postings

The Hill reports: Facebook is denying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) allegation that the gunman who killed 21 people, including 19 children, at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday posted publicly about the attack on its platform. Abbott said during a press conference Wednesday that the gunman, Salvador Ramos, posted three times before the shooting at Robb Elementary School in …

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Texas Bar Sues AG Ken Paxton Over Election Lawsuit

The Associated Press reports: The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party’s nomination for a third term. The state bar asked a Dallas-area …

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Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary Goes To Recount

NBC News reports: Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, operating under a state law that requires recounts for elections decided within 0.5 percent of the votes cast, said Wednesday that she will issue a formal declaration ordering county elections boards to begin the process. Oz, the celebrity TV doctor backed by former President Donald Trump, leads McCormick, a former hedge …

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Federal Appeals Court: Insurrectionists Can Be Barred From Public Office Under The Fourteenth Amendment

Bloomberg Law reports: Candidates who take part in an insurrection may be barred from holding public office under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled, overturning a lower court judge’s decision. The US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Tuesday in a challenge to former North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn’s candidacy for the …

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Top Recipient Of Gun Money: Gun Laws “Don’t Work”

Axios reports: In the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting, where 19 kids and 2 adults were killed, there is renewed scrutiny on the hundreds of thousands of dollars Republican lawmakers have received in campaign contributions from groups supporting gun rights. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) received the most money from gun rights supporters. On Tuesday, he received major backlash …

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North Carolina GOP Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: North Carolina Senate Republicans took a step that could have been expected: They are filing a bill that dictates what teachers can say to young children about sexuality and requires them to disclose confidential conversations they have with students about gender identity and sexuality. State Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), chair of the Senate Education Committee, …

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Florida GOP Rep Threatens Biden: Try To Take Our Guns And “You’ll Learn Why” The Second Amendment Exists

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Rep. Randy Fine sparked some concerned on Twitter Wednesday with a vaguely threatening message directed at President Joe Biden. “I have news for the embarrassment that claims to be our President — try to take our guns and you’ll learn why the Second Amendment was written in the first place,” he wrote. The tweet …

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