Republicans

Crenshaw: Trump Wasn’t Even Asked To Give Back Docs

Mediaite reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper drilled down on Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) — as the congressman attempted to defend Trump over the FBI’s search through Mar-a-Lago. “It’s not a question that it’s bad to have classified material in a non-SCIF environment,” Crenshaw said. “I still haven’t seen any evidence that Trump was even asked to give these documents back. He’s been …

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Russia Stages War Games In Venezuela [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Snipers from Russia and other countries hostile to the United States are competing in war games being held this week in Venezuela in events described as Olympic games for soldiers that were organized not only to show that Moscow still has friends but also that some of them are in Latin America. The international war games …

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Liz Cheney: My Focus Is Defeating “Election Deniers”

The Hill reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said she will focus on keeping election deniers out of office following her loss in her reelection bid, noting that she is still focused on her role on the Jan. 6 committee as well as “tremendous work left to do as Wyoming’s representative in Congress.” “I’m going to be very focused on working …

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Another FL Villages Resident Gets Off For Voter Fraud

Click Orlando reports: A third resident of The Villages has admitted to voting twice during the 2020 election, court records show. Joan Halstead, 73, entered a pretrial intervention program Wednesday that will allow her to avoid potential prison time if she successfully completes court-ordered requirements such as performing community service and attending a civics class. Halstead acknowledged her guilt as …

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Gaetz Gets Last Minute Endorsement From Trump

Florida Politics reports: Days before the Aug. 23 Primary Election, former President Donald Trump has endorsed Congressman Matt Gaetz as the incumbent’s opponent has released ads suggesting Gaetz was “the informant” who led the FBI to raid Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Trump announced his endorsement on his Truth Social app. Gaetz tweeted a screenshot of Trump’s post but has yet to …

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Indiana GOP Selects Nominee To Replace Late US Rep

The South Bend Tribune reports: Rudy Yakym, a former Walorski campaign finance director, has been named Indiana Republicans’ nominee to succeed Jackie Walorski for the 2nd congressional District race this November. Yakym was a campaign finance director for Walorski in 2011 and 2012 and was endorsed by the late Congresswoman’s husband Dean Swihart earlier this week. He won the nomination …

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GOP Challenger’s Ad Blasts Gaetz: “Pardon Denied”

Florida Politics reports: In his final push before the Aug. 23 Primary Election, Mark Lombardo has come out with another attack ad against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. The 30-second spot is a “sequel” to the ad Lombardo released last week suggesting Gaetz was “the informant” who led authorities to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Trump rejected Gaetz’s pardon …

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Lawsuit: Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Claims She Was Fired For FB Posts Praising Rioters

Courthouse News reports: Suing Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares for defamation on Wednesday, a woman fired just weeks after she was hired as a deputy attorney general says the office falsely labeled her departure as a resignation. Monique Miles claims that Miyares fired her for her opinions on the 2020 election and the riot on the U.S. Capitol that followed …

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Even Dictionaries Aren’t Safe From New Florida Law

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: Hundreds of dictionaries earmarked for donation from a Venice Rotary Club sit collecting dust, precluded from being given to Sarasota County students. Even dictionaries aren’t safe from the Sarasota Schools book freeze. Ahead of the 2022-23 school year, the Sarasota County School District stopped all donations and purchases of books for school libraries while it waits …

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Right Wing Scrambles To Protect GOP Sen. Mike Lee

The Washington Examiner reports: The Club for Growth is on television in Utah with $2.5 million in advertising to provide air cover for Sen. Mike Lee (R), who is fending off an unexpectedly aggressive challenge from independent candidate Evan McMullin. Utah is a red state, and Republicans are favored to make gains in Congress amid President Joe Biden’s languishing job …

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Pence: I Didn’t Take Classified Docs When I Left Office

The Associated Press reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he didn’t take any classified information with him when he left office. The disclosure — which would typically be unremarkable for a former vice president — is notable given that FBI agents seized classified and top secret information from his former boss’s Florida estate on Aug. 8 while …

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GOP Goes QAnon To Attack Dem Arizona Gov Nominee

The Arizona Mirror reports: The woman front and center in a Republican Governors Association ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs has ties to QAnon-related events and has spread conspiracy theories about COVID-19. The ad, titled “Traci,” features a San Tan Valley woman named Traci Hansen who in the ad calls herself an “advocate for human trafficking victims” and says …

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Kari Lake Endorses “All Jews Will Go To Hell” Extremist

Mediaite reports: Trump-backed GOP candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, endorsed Jarrin Jackson for Oklahoma state Senate on Thursday. The endorsement raised eyebrows across the media as recent reports have uncovered Jackson’s long history of anti-Semitic and homophobic statements. The Oklahoman reported in July that Jackson “said being gay is ‘disgusting,’ called the LGBTQ lifestyle the ‘gateway to pedophilia’ …

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Lindsey Graham Loses Bid To Evade GA Grand Jury

NBC News reports: A federal judge in Georgia on Friday denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’s latest attempt to escape a subpoena to testify before a grand jury investigating alleged election interference in the state. Lawyers for Graham, R-S.C., had asked Judge Leigh Martin May to temporarily block an order she issued earlier this week denying his bid to quash the grand …

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Shapiro Defends Mehmet “Ten Houses” Oz’s Wealth

“The real campaign issue in Pennsylvania, according to everybody, is Dr. Mehmet Oz is an elitist. Elitist. And we know if you earn money in the United States, that makes you unqualified for office.  “The original founders of the country tended to be overwhelmingly wealthy men because again, the idea here is that if you don’t want people in politics …

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Liz Cheney: McCarthy Doesn’t Deserve To Be Speaker

The Hill reports: “My views about Kevin McCarthy are very clear. The Speaker of the House is the second in line for the presidency. It requires somebody who understands and recognizes their duty, their oath, their obligation,” Cheney told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl in an interview on “This Week” when asked if the country would be better or worse off …

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“In God We Trust” Posters Go Up In Texas Schools

The Texas Tribune reports: A new law requiring Texas schools to display donated “In God We Trust” posters is the latest move by Republican lawmakers to bring Christianity into taxpayer-funded institutions. The “In God We Trust” law was authored by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, the East Texas Republican who crafted Texas’ Senate Bill 8, which restricted abortion to the first …

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Twitter Bans GOP Candidate After Post Calling for “All Floridians To Shoot FBI And All Federal Troops On Sight”

Florida Politics reports: A Republican candidate for the House from St. Augustine is banned from Twitter after advocating violence against the federal government. Republican Luis Miguel, running against incumbent Rep. Bobby Payne of Palatka in the redrawn House District 20, was suspended from Twitter after a tweet advocating that Floridians should be able to shoot federal agents on sight. “Under …

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REPORT: Trump Is Now Regretting Oz Endorsement

Rolling Stone reports: As the critical Pennsylvania Senate race between Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Donald Trump-backed TV celebrity Dr. Oz rages on, the former president is coming to the same conclusion that numerous party consultants and conservative bigwigs arrived at earlier this summer: Oz is very likely doomed. He’s going to “fucking lose,” unless something drastically changes, Trump …

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MTG Plans Bill To Criminalize Trans Healthcare [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia plans to introduce legislation to federally ban gender-affirming care for transgender children. Greene announced the bill during a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. The Georgia Republican argued that gender-affirming care—which is backed by most in the medical establishment, including by major mainstream organizations like the American Medical Association …

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