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Santos On Doing Drag In Brazil: “I Was Young And Had Some Fun At A Festival, So Sue Me For Having A Life”

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Embattled Congressman George Santos faced new questions from Eyewitness News reporter Chantee Lans as he arrived back in New York on Saturday. Lans asked Santos about his campaign finances – specifically where the $700,000 came from that he lent his campaign. He gave no response. The openly gay Republican congressman also directly addressed performing …

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ND Senate Rejects $1500 Fine For “Wrong” Pronouns

ABC News reports: As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers rejected a bill Friday that would have made people pay $1,500 each time they refer to themselves or others with gender pronouns different from the ones they were assigned at birth. “The main purpose of the bill was to eliminate state funding …

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Constituents Pressure McCarthy On CA Water Crisis

CNN reports: In the middle of the day, the water pressure would drop completely. Cranking up both hot and cold could only coax a little drip out of the faucet. Then there was the water itself, contaminated with chemicals from agriculture runoff. Throughout McCarthy’s tenure, this region of California has spent more time than any other part of the country …

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Indiana GOP Introduces Two “Don’t Say Gay” Bills

Chalkbeat Indiana reports: House Bill 1608, introduced by Rep. Michelle Davis, would prohibit all Indiana schools and their third-party vendors from providing any instruction in kindergarten through third grades with the intent to “study, explore, or inform” students about six topics: gender fluidity, gender roles, gender stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Another bill, filed in the Senate …

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Republican Georgia March For Life Speaker Thanks Jesus For Recent Death Of “Obstacle” GOP Lawmaker

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Drawing a slightly smaller crowd than in previous years, anti-abortion advocates gathered outside the Georgia Capitol on Friday to stress that last year’s overturning of Roe v. Wade was not enough — they want a total ban on abortion. In a prayer during Friday’s memorial service and march, Nathaniel Darnell, the Georgia director for the National …

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DOJ To GOP: Don’t Hold Your Breath For Cooperation

Politico reports: The Justice Department is signaling that it has the right to not cooperate with Hill Republicans’ requests to peek into their ongoing investigations, a top official wrote in a letter obtained by POLITICO. “Consistent with longstanding policy and practice, any oversight requests must be weighed against the Department’s interests in protecting the integrity of its work,” Carlos Uriarte, …

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GOP Senator: Crook Stole $690K From My Campaign

NBC News reports: A cyber criminal took hundreds of thousands of dollars from Sen. Jerry Moran’s campaign coffers last year, according to a form filed with the Federal Election Commission by the Kansas Republican’s campaign. In the filing, the treasurer at Moran For Kansas said post-election reporting revealed the senator’s campaign was the victim of a “third-party cyber-criminal” that included …

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George Santos Apparently Planned To Commit Bigamy

The Daily Beast reports: Two years into his mysterious marriage to a woman—and five years before they divorced—George Santos invited friends to celebrate his engagement to a man, The Daily Beast has learned. “Good evening everyone! As you all may already know Pedro and I have decided to join our toothbrushes! Lol and a very few friends have been selected …

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RNC Chair Won’t Say 2020 Election Was Legitimate

Mediaite reports: “Do you believe that President Trump won in 2020? It was stolen and rightfully since he got 74 million votes, that he is the rightful nominee and we got to take another shot at this or we’ve lost everything, every purpose as a party?” Bannon asked. “I’ve been, I mean, listen, I’ve testified on January 6th. I think …

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FL Defends Ban On African-American History Course

CNN reports: Florida rejected a proposed Advanced Placement course focused on African American Studies because it included study of topics like the Movement for Black Lives, Black feminism and reparations, according to a list of concerns provided to CNN on Friday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office. The state also said the course framework for the study of reparations – …

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Santos Confirmed Performing In Drag In Wiki Post, Claimed He Had Role In Disney’s “Hannah Montana”

Politico reports: Embattled Rep. George Santos has claimed that reports and videos documenting him performing in drag are both “outrageous” and “categorically false.” But nearly a dozen years ago, Santos himself appears to have confirmed that he participated in drag shows while he was a teenager living in Brazil. A Wikipedia page accessed by POLITICO shows a user named Anthony …

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Santos: Muggers Stole My Shoes On Fifth Avenue

The Brazilian outlet Piauí reports: The story took place in New York, in the summer of 2021 – as told by George Anthony Devolder dos Santos, better known as George Santos. He had just walked out of a commercial building after a business engagement when he was intercepted by two muggers on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th St. …

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Florida GOP Unveils Bill For “Universal” School Vouchers

Florida Politics reports: Parents of a K-12 public school-age child in Florida would be eligible to receive a voucher to send their student to a private school next year under a bill filed in the Florida House. The bill (HB 1) is a top priority for House Speaker Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican, who touted the measure at a …

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Federal Judge: DeSantis Violated Constitution By Firing State Prosecutor For Pro-Choice And Pro-Trans Stance

Miami’s NBC affiliate reports: A Florida prosecutor who Gov. Ron DeSantis had suspended will remain out of office since a federal judge on Friday ruled that he does not have the power to reinstate the prosecutor — despite ruling that the removal violated the First Amendment and Florida Constitution. In an order dismissing the case, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle …

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AZ Senate Advances Anti-Trans Pronouns School Bill

The Arizona Mirror reports: After listening to nearly an hour of testimony from transgender constituents and advocates imploring them to reject a proposal that would restrict preferred pronoun use in schools, Republicans on the Senate Education panel voted to pass the bill on Wednesday. The measure, Senate Bill 1001, would bar teachers from using the pronouns or names that a …

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GOP Now Uninterested In Using Former Trump Hotel

The Insider reports: Republican spending at the infamous DC hotel that was once owned by former President Donald Trump has dwindled to a pittance since he sold it, FEC records show. The glittering Trump International Hotel housed and entertained numerous Republican officials, candidates and lawmakers throughout the Trump presidency. But a new report from the ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsiblity …

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Iowa GOP Proposes New Restrictions On Food Stamps Recipients: No White Rice, Fresh Meat, Sliced Cheese

Axios reports: Iowa House Republicans are proposing restrictions on the state’s SNAP benefits that could dramatically limit what foods recipients can get at the store. The new bill introduces cumbersome rules that dictate what families can or can’t buy at the grocery stores, said Luke Elzinga, spokesperson for DMARC, a local food nonprofit. Proposed restrictions: No white grains — people …

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McDaniel: I Can Stop Trump From Forming Third Party

The Washington Post reports: Republican Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, facing a surprisingly aggressive challenge to her leadership, has argued in recent weeks that she is best positioned to prevent former president Donald Trump from forming a third party if he fails to win the 2024 GOP presidential nomination next year, according to multiple people involved in the conversations. She made the …

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MS House Passes Transgender Youth Healthcare Ban

The Mississippi Free Press reports: A bill that would prohibit transgender minors from accessing trans-inclusive health care could become law after the Mississippi House passed it by 78-28 vote. The bill, known as the “Regular Experimental Adolescent Procedures (REAP) Act,” would prohibit standard treatments such as hormone therapy and puberty-blocking drugs by barring public funds from going to “any entity, …

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Santos: Same-Sex Parents Create “Troubled” Children

“The family unit has been under attack for decades in different ways. The flavor of the decade is same-sex couples. They’re teaching in schools that kids don’t need a mommy and a daddy, you can can have two mommies and two daddies. That’s an attack on the family unit. “I want to go back in time and think, ‘Why would …

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