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Texas AG To Settle Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal team is in settlement negotiation talks with three of the four former employees who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against him for firing them after they accused Paxton of criminal acts. Paxton’s lawyers, in a joint filing last week with attorneys for Mark Penley, David Maxwell and Ryan Vassar — Paxton’s …

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Santos Complains Of Rising Crime In His District

Mediaite reports: Rep. George Santos (R-NY) lamented rising crime in a floor speech on Tuesday while he is the subject of federal and state criminal investigations. The congressman is reportedly facing a criminal probe in Nassau County, as well as a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. Santos took to the House floor on Tuesday to bemoan the …

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GOP Rep Compares Dropping Newsmax To Holocaust

“Now they’re going after Newsmax. You know, there’s a famous quote about what happened during the Holocaust when individuals when the Nazis first came for some and people said nothing and then eventually they’ll come for you. And I say this not as a Republican or a Missourian, but as a concerned citizen for a country who has these rights …

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Nikki Haley To Announce White House Bid On Feb. 15

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Cementing what has been in the works for months, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce she is running for president and will seek the Republican nomination for her party’s 2024 ticket, The Post and Courier has learned. According to an invitation soon going out to her backers, Haley’s advertised “special announcement” …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Hulu is laying out the welcome mat for the Hill family: the streamer is reviving King of the Hill from 20th Television Animation, with co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels set to return, as well as the beloved former cast. Judge will reprise his role as Hank Hill, while Kathy Najimy will be back as his wife …

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DeSantis Appointees Fire President Of Florida College

Florida Politics reports: New College of Florida President Patricia Okker was fired today without cause at a Board of Trustees meeting. “I understand that there is a new mandate for this college,” Okker said. At the trustee meeting, Okker slammed the new direction being pushed for the college. “I’m going to say publicly. I do not believe that students are …

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Trump Issues Sweeping Attack On Transgender Rights

NBC News reports: Former President Donald Trump vowed in a video released Tuesday that, if re-elected, he would punish doctors who provide gender-affirming care to minors and push schools to “promote positive education about the nuclear family” and “the roles of mothers and fathers” as part of a wide-ranging set of policies to use federal power to target transgender people. …

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House Votes To Block Vax Mandate At Health Facilities

The Hill reports: The measure, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), calls for stopping the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary from enforcing workplace regulations and standards enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic — including the vaccine mandate — at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities. The legislation, titled The Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, passed in a 227-203 vote, with seven …

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Failed CA Gov Candidate Larry Elder Floats WH Bid

This can’t be anything but a money grift: Larry Elder is setting his sights on something bigger after losing in his bid to be governor of California; he might be running for President of the United States. During a recent appearance on the SiriusXM radio program The Megyn Kelly Show, Elder revealed the news. “if I decide to run, I’m …

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Schlapp Accuser Sues Vaseline Woman’s Head Operative

Politico reports: The Republican staffer who accused conservative stalwart Matt Schlapp of sexual assault and filed a lawsuit against him for nearly $10 million has filed a separate suit against another top GOP operative alleging defamation. Caroline Wren, who most recently ran Harmeet Dhillon’s campaign for RNC chair and Kari Lake’s run for governor, was sued Tuesday in D.C.’s federal …

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