Republicans

Kinzinger: I’ve Failed To Save The Republican Party

Chicago’s Nexstar affiliate reports: “He won.” Those two words are not the sound of surrender, but a reflection of Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s current reality. The first chapters in the Kinzinger vs. Trump feud are written and they end with the congressman preparing to leave Washington, D.C. at the end of this term and the former president under siege but not …

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Florida Bans Medicaid From Covering Trans Healthcare

Politico reports: Florida’s Medicaid regulator has finalized new rules banning health care providers from billing the taxpayer-funded program for gender-affirming medical treatments, a move that comes as the state has sought to block such therapies for young people. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration on Thursday added new language to the rules governing the state’s $36.2 billion Medicaid program. …

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Man Guilty Of Threat To Kidnap GOP Rep And His Wife

Yahoo News reports: An Oklahoma man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to threatening to kidnap and assault Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) and his wife as well as to charges of cyberstalking. Keith Eisenberger, 39, entered a plea agreement after prosecutors said he called for Hern’s execution, threatened to kidnap him and his wife and angrily yelled at the congressman’s staff over …

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Kirk On Shooting At FBI Office: They’re Playing Victim

“The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump, who have been using ‘violent rhetoric’ in the wake of his agency’s search for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. “He says that threats against federal agents and the Justice Department are deplorable and dangerous. “How many of those threats are planted by the FBI themselves? We …

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Florida School Removes Photos Of Historic Black Figures

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: An Escambia County public school teacher resigned this week over what he characterized as racist behavior by a school district employee. The teacher, Michael James, emailed a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith in which he wrote that a district employee removed pictures of historic Black American heroes from his classroom …

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Masters Busted Lying About Not Knowing Gab CEO

The Jewish Insider reports: In late July, Masters earned a nod of approval from Andrew Torba, the chief executive of Gab, a far-right Twitter alternative that is widely viewed as a hotbed of white nationalist sentiment. While Masters rejected the endorsement a few days later and insisted he had “never heard of” Torba, the incendiary social media entrepreneur has since …

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Bolton “Embarrassed” By Low Price Offered To Kill Him

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said that the price a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) allegedly attempted to pay people to kill Bolton was lower than he expected. “The suspect put a $300,000 price tag on your head,” said anchor Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “Situation Room.” “What goes through your mind, …

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Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Bid For Small Town Mayor

The Associated Press reports: Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades. His defeat in …

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GOP Senator Adopts Extremist Twitter Handle “Based”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Monday’s FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s home and office at Mar-a-Lago has gone chiefly without comment by Utah’s members of Congress. However, two of Trump’s most ardent supporters, Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart, have sharply criticized the move. Lee’s criticism is curious because, as of Tuesday afternoon, his official social media …

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Ex-Trump Official Wins Race To Replace Late GOP Rep

Roll Call reports: Former state legislator and Trump administration agriculture official Brad Finstad won a special election Tuesday in Minnesota’s 1st District to serve the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term. Finstad, a Republican, had 51 percent to Democrat Jeff Ettinger’s 47 percent with an estimated 99 percent of the vote counted at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday when …

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DOJ Charges Iranian With Plot To Assassinate Bolton

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department has charged a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with a plot to murder former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, accusing him of attempting to pay individuals $300,000 to kill Bolton in D.C. or Maryland. The suspect, Shahram Poursafi, 45, remains at large abroad, the Justice Department said. If …

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Michigan AG Nominee Boasted Of “Tabulator” Breach

The Detroit News reports: The vote-counting machines are supposed to be kept under strict chain-of-custody and security protocols. But DePerno’s own court filings and media appearances tie him to tabulators that Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office says were taken from rural areas of Michigan and transported to Oakland County for “testing.” “Then, we got access to a tabulator, and we …

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“Big Lie” Cultist Wins MN Sec Of State GOP Primary

The Associated Press reports: Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election “rigged” and campaigned on rolling back changes that have made it easier to vote — has advanced to the November election against Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat seeking his third term. Crockett has also called the 2020 election a “train wreck” and accused state …

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Rick Scott Compares Biden Admin To “The Gestapo”

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers throughout the party continued to cast the search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, without evidence, as the act of a tyrannical regime, using terms such as “dictatorship” and “banana republic.” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the federal government has gone the way of “the Gestapo.” “This should scare …

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DeSantis Pushes Right Wing School Board Candidates

Florida Politics reports: It appears Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t just endorsing School Board candidates, he’s actively supporting them. Mailers paid for by his political committee have started showing up promoting his preferred choices for local boards. The paid political advertisements came weeks after DeSantis started issuing rounds of School Board endorsements around the state. Additionally, Facebook digital ads started running …

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“Big Lie” Cultist Wins Wisconsin Republican Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had …

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Far-Right Extremist Wins WA Republican House Primary

Seattle’s CBS affiliate reports: Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represented Washington’s 3rd District since 2011, conceded her re-election race moments after the latest vote totals were released from the Washington Secretary of State late Tuesday afternoon. The battle between Herrera Beutler and Kent is a now-familiar tale: She voted to impeach Donald Trump following the insurrection at the US Capitol on …

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VA Gov: Teachers Should Out LGBTQ Kids To Parents

“With regards to informing parents with most important decisions about their children, I think everybody knows where I stand, parents matter.  “Parents should be at the forefront of all of these discussions. And I firmly believe that teachers and schools have an obligation to make sure that parents are well informed about what’s happening in their kids’ lives. “And one …

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MAGA Rep. Scott Perry: The FBI Has Seized My Phone

Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone. Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News on Tuesday that while traveling with his family earlier in the day, he was approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone. “This morning, while …

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Gingrich: The FBI Has “Declared War” On Americans

“This is a direct threat to freedom. And if it is allowed to stand, it is the end of the constitutional order, crossing the Rubicon. “Calista and I actually went once to the Rubicon, which is a very tiny creek, but it was the symbolic border of Rome. “And to cross the Rubicon with an armed force was to destroy …

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