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Cawthorn Investigated For Alleged Insider Trading

The Hill reports: The House Ethics Committee has launched a probe into embattled Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) to determine whether he improperly promoted a cryptocurrency without disclosing he had a financial interest in it and whether he had an improper relationship with a staff member employed in his congressional office. A Washington Examiner report first suggested that Cawthorn may have …

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Massachusetts GOP Backs Big Lie Cultist For Governor

Boston.com reports: Former state Rep. Geoff Diehl was endorsed by the MassGOP at the party’s convention on Saturday, where other candidates and party officials vowed to fight “evil” Democrats and chart a new course for Republicans in Massachusetts. Diehl, an ardent Trump supporter who has supported the former president’s false claims the 2020 presidential election was rigged, received 71 percent …

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Court Smacks Down DeSantis On Social Media Bans

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A federal appeals court ruled Monday it is unconstitutional for Florida to prohibit social media companies from banning politicians, dealing a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to combat what he declares to be online censorship. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking key parts of Florida’s social media …

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Jeb Bush Hails DeSantis: People Who Didn’t Stay Home During The COVID Pandemic Probably Moved To Florida

Former Florida governor and failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush hails DeSantis for Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People Of 2022” list. During the pandemic, most people stayed home, and those who didn’t probably moved to Florida. Despite relentless criticism, Governor Ron DeSantis kept schools open, ensured Florida’s economy remained open for business, and allowed individuals to determine their own risk …

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DeSantis Hawks $50 Baseball Cards In Media Attack

Florida Politics reports: The digital spot begins with an announcer voice: “The corporate media’s been throwing curveballs all day long, but they can’t get anything past this batter.” Indeed, the DeSantis on display dispatches his media adversaries, launching zingers and dingers at corporate press ringers over a hard-rocking soundtrack loop. “It’s why people don’t trust people like you, because you …

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Texas Republicans Want To Ban Companies From The State If They Help Employees Get Abortions Elsewhere

The Texas Tribune reports: With Texas poised to automatically ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some Republicans are already setting their sights on the next target to fight the procedure: businesses that say they’ll help employees get abortions outside the state. Fourteen Republican members of the state House of Representatives have pledged to introduce bills …

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NYC Libraries Launch “Banned Books Challenge”

Via press release from the New York Public Library: The New York Public Library is building on its efforts to combat recent trends in nationwide book bans and challenges—with a new challenge of our own. Together with Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library, we call upon New Yorkers to stand with us against book banning by reading about the …

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Trump Mocks “Desperate” Pence Over 2024 Aspirations

The New York Times reports: After four years of service bordering on subservience, the increasingly emboldened Mr. Pence is seeking to reintroduce himself to Republican voters ahead of a potential presidential bid by setting himself apart from what many in the G.O.P. see as the worst impulses of Mr. Trump. He’s among a small group in his party considering a …

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Dems Bet On Abortion In $6M Mastriano Campaign

Politico reports: Democrats and allied groups are launching a $6 million digital, television and voter mobilization campaign attacking GOP Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, betting that his pledges to completely ban abortion will turn off swing state voters. The ads, which will highlight Mastriano’s position and public comments against abortion rights, will begin airing in Pennsylvania on Monday. The campaign …

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Georgia Gov Candidate Vows To Execute Sheriffs By Firing Squad If They Violate The Constitution [VIDEO]

“We’re not making backroom deals with sheriffs. They’re the highest constitutional office in their county and they’re gonna do the will of the people. “I don’t mind handcuffing them either. I mean it. I’ve had it from sheriff corruption all over this state. We’ve got some awesome sheriffs and praise the lord for ’em. “Pray for them. Even if you …

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Cruz To Rally For Mo Brooks Despite Trump’s Attacks

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is heading to Alabama on Monday to campaign for Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) in his bid for a Senate seat. Cruz and Brooks are planning to hold a town hall event where they are expected to take questions from the audience, Brooks’ campaign said. Alabama’s primary election is on Tuesday where candidates are …

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Rick Scott Dodges On Telling GOP To Condemn White Supremacy, Blames Racism On US Government Forms

Florida Politics reports: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott returned to network television Sunday with an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” where he illustrated the difficulty Republicans have with Donald Trump‘s election narrative. Asked about the penchant for “relitigating” the 2020 presidential election by host Margaret Brennan, Scott acknowledged that it’s a live issue for many Republicans. Brennan asked Scott directly …

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350+ State Reps Have Tried To Overturn 2020 Election

The New York Times reports: At least 357 sitting Republican legislators in closely contested battleground states have used the power of their office to discredit or try to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to a review of legislative votes, records and official statements by The New York Times. The tally accounts for 44 percent of the …

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DeSantis +6 Over Trump In Wisconsin GOP Straw Poll

Florida Politics reports: In the latest in a series of indications of Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ rising position in the Republican Party, a straw poll of 325 Wisconsin Republican activists saw him outperform former President Donald Trump. The Saturday poll of attendees of the Wisconsin Republican Convention, reported on by WisPolitics.com, saw DeSantis get 38% of the vote in a field …

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Trump Endorses Rep At Center Of Pre-Riot Tour Probe

Just in from the world’s most famous liar: Congressman Barry Loudermilk is a fantastic Representative for the incredible people of Georgia’s 11th Congressional District,” Trump said in a statement issued through his Save America PAC. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Barry is working hard to Support our Vets, Grow the Economy, Lower Gas Prices, Secure our Border, Defend the Second …

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New Jersey GOP Senator Intros “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

New York City’s CW affiliate reports: A New Jersey Republican introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers from bringing LGBTQ-related instruction into classrooms from kindergarten through sixth grade. The bill, proposed by State Senator Edward Durr, is even more restrictive than the Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Seventh through 12th grade students only be exposed to LGBTQ topics if consent …

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Walker Busted In Lie About Founding Veterans “Charity”

The Associated Press reports: In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot Support. The program, he says, has taken him to military bases all over the world. But corporate documents, court records and Senate disclosures reviewed by The Associated Press tell a more …

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CPAC Hungary Features Notoriously Racist Speaker

The Guardian reports: A notorious Hungarian racist who has called Jews “stinking excrement”, referred to Roma as “animals” and used racial epithets to describe Black people, was a featured speaker at a major gathering of US Republicans in Budapest. Zsolt Bayer took the stage at the second day of CPAC Hungary, a convention that also featured speeches from Donald Trump, …

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Florida Is Now Targeting Social Studies Textbooks

Politico reports: Florida’s Department of Education is explicitly aiming to keep critical race theory and “social justice” out of social studies textbooks that the state will ultimately adopt for its new teaching standards. The agency, in recent undated guidance, asked textbook publishers to avoid those topics on top of “culturally responsive teaching, social and emotional learning, and any other unsolicited …

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Florida’s Weekly COVID Cases Up 8X Over April Low

Florida Politics reports: Florida recorded more than 55,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the week through Wednesday, the highest seven-day total seen since the winter 2022 surge was waning in early February. Florida’s latest case tally from the CDC, 55,390 over seven days through Wednesday, was a third higher than the week before. It tallied eight times as many cases …

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