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GOP Rep. Jody Hice In Quarantine Due To Gohmert

The Athens Banner reports: Congressman Jody Hice, R-Ga., has entered a 14-day quarantine after possibly being exposed to COVID-19. Hice has entered the quarantine period out of an “abundance of caution” after learning Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, tested positive for COVID-19 and a second person, who he recently came into contact with, had developed symptoms and was awaiting test results. …

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BREAKING: Herman Cain Dies Of COVID At Age 74

Just reported on Herman Cain’s website:  You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it. Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the …

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: I’m Taking The Demon Doc’s Drug

Fox News reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told “Hannity” Wednesday that he will soon begin a treatment regimen featuring the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine after testing positive for coronavirus earlier in the day. “My doctor and I are all in,” Gohmert told host Sean Hannity from quarantine. “And I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, …

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GOP PA State Rep Mocks LGBTQ People In Rant On “Hateful Comments About The Unmasked Community”

Newsweek reports: On Wednesday, Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Russ Diamond issued a statement about “hateful comments towards [the] unmasked community,” that is, people who refuse to wear masks during the worsening COVID-19 epidemic. One line in his statement seems to mock a comment about anti-LGBTQ discrimination made on Tuesday by Pennsylvania Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman. …

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Pelosi Imposes Mandatory Mask Rule For US House After Loony Louie Flouted Common Sense, Got COVID

1010 WINS reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during a call with House Democrats Wednesday that she will introduce a mandatory mask policy for the House of Representatives floor, according to reports. The move comes after Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has been vocal about not wearing a face covering at the Capitol, announced on Wednesday that he …

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AL Gov Extends Mask Order, Rule Includes Schools

The Alabama Political Reporter reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended her “safer-at-home” order, which includes a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public, until Aug. 31, with the addition of a requirement for masks to be worn in most classrooms statewide. Ivey’s amended order Tuesday mandates that face masks be worn by employees and students in classrooms from …

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GOP House Candidate Calls Off Texas Meeting With Trump After COVID+ Test, Trump Arrives Without Mask

COVID continues to vulture over the Glorious Leader: President Donald Trump is campaigning in Texas without a face mask on Wednesday as the state has seen its coronavirus cases surge and he again defended a doctor who touted hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the deadly disease. Trump arrived in Midland, Texas, without a mask even as most of the state …

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REPORT: Gohmert “Berated” Staff For Wearing Masks

Politico reports: Shortly after we reported that Rep. Louie Gohmert had tested positive for Covid-19, we got an email from one of his aides saying this: “Jake, thank you for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus. When you write your story, can you include the fact that Louie requires full staff to be in the office, …

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Louie Gohmert Blames His Mask For Testing COVID+

“It’s really ironic, because you know a lot of people have made a big deal out of me not wearing a mask a lot, but in the last week or two, I have worn a mask, more than I have in the whole last four months. But I can’t help but wonder if my keeping a mask on and keeping …

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FL Again Breaks Deaths Record, Sees 9K New Cases

The Miami Herald reports: Florida’s Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed 9,446 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 451,423. There were also 216 Florida resident deaths announced, setting another fatality record in the state for the second day in a row. The statewide resident death toll is now at 6,333. The 216 deaths mark the highest …

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REPORT: Loony Louie Gohmert Has Tested COVID+

Mediaite reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 less than 24 hours after attending the House Judiciary Committee’s questioning of Attorney General William Barr, according to Politico. Gohmert has not been wearing a mask around the hill, he told CNN, because he’s been tested regularly. “I don’t have the coronavirus, turns out as of yesterday I’ve …

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North Dakota GOP Votes To Disavow Party Platform Calling LGBTs “Unhealthy, Dangerous, Infecting Society”

Bismarck’s CBS News affiliate reports: After both Republican and Democratic politicians spoke out against a portion of the North Dakota Republican Party’s recently adopted policy platform that describes LGBT practices as “unhealthy and dangerous,” and “sometimes infecting society at large,” the NDGOP Executive Committee voted to disavow Resolution 31 and its “harmful and divisive language.” In a statement after the …

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Jake Tapper Demands Apology From Jim Jordan For Deceptively Edited Clip About CNN Reporters [VIDEO]

Axios reports: CNN host Jake Tapper demanded Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) apologize on Tuesday for playing an edited montage at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr that misleadingly suggested reporters were calling violent protests “peaceful.” In the full clips played by Tapper, the CNN reporters that Jordan had clipped were noting that the protests tended to …

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AZ GOP Chair Locked Out By Twitter For COVID Lies

Arizona Central reports: Twitter has “temporarily limited” the account features of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward after determining she violated its policy on spreading misleading and “potentially harmful” information about the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by Twitter came after she shared the viral video of a group of physicians making false and misleading comments about the pandemic. Twitter’s decision …

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Texas AG Seeks To Override Health Officials: Schools Cannot Be Closed For “Purely Prophylactic Reasons”

The Texas Tribune reports: Local health officials do not have the authority to shut down all schools in their vicinity while COVID-19 cases rise, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in nonbinding guidance Tuesday that contradicts what the Texas Education Agency has told school officials. After Texas ordered schools to reopen their classrooms this fall, county and city public health …

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Florida Sees Record Deaths As Activist Seeks Billboard

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: Florida heath officials reported Tuesday the largest single-day increase in COVID-19-related deaths in the state. Officials said 191 new deaths are now linked to coronavirus, bringing Florida’s death toll to 6,240. The Florida Department of Health also recorded another 9,230 positive test results, with a total number of cases for the state now reaching 441,977. …

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AL State Rep Celebrated KKK During John Lewis Tribute

The Birmingham News reports: The Alabama Democratic Party renewed its call for a state lawmaker to step down after he posted on social media that he had a “great time” honoring Confederate Army General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest over the weekend. And while the state’s Republican Party isn’t asking Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, to resign, the …

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GOP Senators Call On Trump To Withhold COVID Relief For States Where Lockdowns Have Closed Churches

The Christian Post reports: A group of Republican U.S. senators have asked President Donald Trump to withhold COVID-19 relief from states that wrongfully keep churches closed amid the pandemic. In an official letter sent out to the president, the senators explained that there were “many state and local government leaders” that were violating religious freedom. The letter was signed by …

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Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against NYT Gets Hearing

Courthouse News reports: Some three years after Sarah Palin sued The New York Times over an editorial about toxic political rhetoric, the paper’s attorney told a federal judge that the former Alaska governor’s hunt for evidence has turned up empty. “Governor Palin does not have one iota of evidence that the allegations are true,” Time attorney Jay Brown told a …

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Rand Paul’s Neighbor Re-Sentenced To Eight Months

NBC News reports: The neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul who in 2017 attacked the Kentucky Republican during a dispute about their yards was sentenced Monday to an additional eight months in prison for the assault. Rene Boucher must also serve six months in home confinement, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Leitman said Monday. Boucher will receive credit for the 30 …

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