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Republican Committee Calls Right Wing Writer “Karen” For Complaining About Aggressive Money Beg Texts

Mediaite reports: The National Republican Congressional Committee snapped at conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter on Monday, calling him a “Karen,” after Schlichter complained about the committee’s aggressive fundraising texts to Republicans. Conservative and Republican commentators condemned the NRCC’s response, while Schlichter called on NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) to “fix” the “completely dysfunctional” organization. Schlicter last appeared on JMG when …

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GOP To Pitch Cutting Jobless Benefits To $200/Week

The Washington Post reports: Senate Republicans will propose cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 until states can bring a more complicated program online, according to two people familiar with the plan granted anonymity to share details that had not yet been released. The $600 weekly jobless benefit expires in a few days, and House Democrats have proposed …

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Cotton: Founders Viewed Slavery As “Necessary Evil”

“The 1619 Project is left-wing propaganda. It’s revisionist history at its worst. It won’t be much money. But even a penny is too much to go to the 1619 Project in our public schools. The New York Times should not be teaching American history to our kids. “We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact …

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FL Sees 9K New Cases, DeSantis Won’t Budge On Masks

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports:  More than 9,300 new coronavirus cases were reported Sunday in Florida, accompanied by an additional 78 deaths, according to data released by the state Department of Health. As of Sunday, the state had 5,972 total deaths of residents and visitors and 423,855 coronavirus cases, an additional 9,344 cases from the previous day, according to the …

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Christian Charity Axes Rep. Ted Yoho After AOC Attack

The Independent reports: Republican representative Ted Yoho has resigned from the board of a Christian organisation that works to end hunger following his “verbal attack” on Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in which he allegedly called her a “f***ing b***h”. The bipartisan group, called Bread for the World, said in a statement that its board met with Mr Yoho on Friday and …

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Longtime Aide To House Republican Dies Of COVID

The Hill reports: A longtime staffer for Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) died from the coronavirus on Friday, the congressman announced, becoming the first known congressional aide to die from the illness. Buchanan [photo] said in a statement that he was “devastated” by the death of Gary Tibbetts, a field representative for the congressman in Florida who was a member of …

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McConnell Says Next Stimulus Deal Could Take Weeks

The Washington Post reports: With days to go before enhanced jobless benefits expire, the White House and Senate Republicans are struggling to design a way to scale back the program without overwhelming state unemployment agencies and imperiling aid to more than 20 million Americans. The hang-up has led to an abrupt delay in the introduction of the GOP’s $1 trillion …

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Chris Christie Cashes In With Bailout Funds Lobbying

Politico reports: Chris Christie dreamed of becoming president. Now, he’s settling for a different role in Washington: lobbyist. The former New Jersey governor is making big money from businesses trying to tap the gusher of coronavirus relief funds coming from the federal government. Newly filed disclosures show Christie’s firm pulled in $240,000 in less than three months for lobbying the …

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Trump: Renaming Of Confederate Bases Won’t Happen

The Oklahoman reports: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, predicted that a provision would be removed from the bill that requires the 10 military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed. Inhofe said he spoke with President Donald Trump on Thursday about the provision, which the president and Inhofe oppose. “We’re going to see …

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COVID Craters Ratings Of GOP Govs In Hard Hit States

Axios reports: The governors in four of the states hit hardest by the coronavirus have taken a massive hit in public approval over their handling of the pandemic, according to SurveyMonkey poll data shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp — all Republicans …

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Loony Louie Intros Resolution To Ban Democratic Party

Via press release from Loony Louie Gohmert: Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced a Privileged Resolution calling upon Congress to ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederate States of America. It also calls for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove from the House wing of the U.S. Capitol or any …

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Anti-LGBT Arkansas Rep Hospitalized With COVID

The Arkansas Democrat reports: State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, is the first state senator in Arkansas to test positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic hit the state in March. In the spring, three state representatives announced that they had tested positive for covid-19. Rapert, 48, is a self-described fiscal and social conservative who has served in the Senate since …

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GOP North Dakota Gov Blasts Own Party’s Resolution Saying LGBTQs Have Shortened Lives, “Infect Society”

The Associated Press reports: North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday blasted an anti-LGBTQ resolution that was passed by hundreds of his party’s delegates, calling it insulting and divisive. The resolution — one of dozens of party policy statements in a passed by this spring by mail-in ballot — states that many “LGBT practices are unhealthy and dangerous, sometimes endangering or …

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Trump Cancels Jacksonville’s Republican Convention

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said he will no longer hold a large, in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the coronavirus but will hold virtual events and still give an acceptance speech. “I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the G.O.P. Convention. We will be starting in North Carolina for the …

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AOC Is Not Having Rep. Ted Yoho’s Lame Fauxpology

NPR reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to the House floor Thursday morning to admonish the insults hurled at her by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., earlier this week. Yoho confronted Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, calling her “disgusting” for linking poverty to crime rates in New York City. “I was minding my own business walking up …

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Senate Republicans Scrap Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut

The Washington Post reports: Senate Republicans have cast aside one of President Trump’s key demands in their emerging coronavirus stimulus package, refusing to include a payroll tax cut in their opening offer to Democrats, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is aiming to unveil on Thursday. Their proposal also would slash enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of workers — …

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Rand Paul Joins Pile-On: Liz Cheney Is Bad For America

CNN reports: Sen. Rand Paul, a long-time critic of Rep. Liz Cheney, joined the conservative pile-on of the Wyoming Republican, saying on Wednesday: “I don’t think she’s good for the country” and accused her of trying to “sabotage” President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican, has long sparred with Cheney, who supports hawkish views on national security. And …

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GOP Rep Out-Douches Himself With AOC Fauxpology

The New York Daily News reports: Florida Man says he’s sorry. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) apologized Wednesday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for calling her a “f—ing b–ch” after a spat on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The conservative lawmaker took the House of Representatives floor to say sorry “for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with …

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Gaetz Accused Of Violating US House Spending Ethics

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has privately engaged in several spending practices in his nearly four years in office that appear to be in conflict with the House’s ethics rules, a POLITICO investigation has found. Gaetz, a close ally of President Donald Trump from the Florida Panhandle, improperly sent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to a limited liability …

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Biden Team Blasts GOP Senator Over Ukraine Probe

NBC News reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday launched a highly personal broadside at Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, for pushing forward a committee inquiry into the presumptive Democratic nominee’s past dealings with Ukraine while he was vice president. Among other things, the Biden campaign is accusing Johnson of being …

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