Tag Archives: GOP

COURT: No, Vaseline Woman, You’re Not Governor

The Arizona Mirror reports: Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Kari Lake has lost yet another appeal in her effort to overturn the 2022 election for Arizona governor. Lake lost that election to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs by more than 17,000 votes, but never conceded, claiming that malfeasance, incompetence or fraud on the part of Maricopa County led to her loss. She’s …

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Appeals Court: DeSantis Can’t Hide His Public Records

Politico reports: A Florida appeals court on Wednesday refused to go along with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ argument that he can shield public records due to executive privilege — a right that had not been recognized previously under state law that could have drastically expanded the governor’s ability to keep records from the public. The decision by the three-judge panel of …

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MAGA Senate Candidate Posts Map Of Crime In “Out Of Control” Minneapolis (But Map Shows Water Fountains)

The Minnesota Reformer reports: On Tuesday evening Royce White, the Minnesota GOP-endorsed candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, posted a map to Twitter, now X, with the following caption: “Crime in Minneapolis…Out of control. Come on now. Refund the police! #Godspeed” The sentiment was standard fare for a political party that often seeks to make crime a centerpiece of …

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House Votes 216-207 To Hold Garland In Contempt

The Associated Press reports: The 216-207 vote fell along party lines, with Republicans coalescing behind the contempt effort despite reservations among some of the party’s more centrist members. “We have to defend the Constitution. We have to defend the authority of Congress,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said at a press conference ahead of the vote. “We can’t allow the Department …

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DeSantis Claims That Legalizing Weed Will Result In People “Bringing 20 Joints To An Elementary School”

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is again sounding the alarm about what he sees as potential consequences of a constitutional amendment that could legalize marijuana in Florida, misrepresenting it along the way. “I mean the amendment language says that there can be no penalties for use or possession, civil criminal, anything. I think it’s going to be very difficult …

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GOP Rep Vows To Force Vote On Arresting Garland

Fox News reports: Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., is vowing to force a vote on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s arrest if the Department of Justice (DOJ) fails to act on a criminal contempt resolution backed by House GOP leaders. Luna told Fox News Digital on Tuesday evening that she would plan to force a vote on her “inherent contempt” resolution …

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Graham Vows To Block Supreme Court Ethics Bill

NBC News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, plans to block an effort by Senate Democrats to unanimously pass a Supreme Court ethics bill Wednesday on the Senate floor. “I will object,” Graham, R-S.C., told NBC News. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said earlier Tuesday that he would make …

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Nancy Mace Survives McCarthy’s Revenge In Primary

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Nancy Mace has won the Republican nomination after a tumultuous second term in South Carolina that saw her go from a critic to an ally of former President Donald Trump. Trump’s endorsement — after he called her crazy and terrible in 2022 — is just one of many ways Mace has attracted a spotlight far …

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Felon Jenna Ellis Praises Call To “Burn All Pride Flags”

“While the national Republican Party has largely embraced the LGBTQ agenda because they say they want to create a quote, unquote, ‘big tent,’ there still remains committed conservative Christians who are rejecting Pride Month because, let’s face it, we should as conservatives. “Dave, I have to say I commend you strongly for standing up so firmly for what should be …

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GOP Candidate Accuses Trump Of Selling Endorsement

The New York Times reports: Jeff Gunter, who is competing in Tuesday’s Nevada Republican primary for the Senate and described himself as “110 percent pro-Trump,” saw Donald J. Trump endorse one of his primary opponents, Sam Brown, over the weekend. He did not take it well. Mr. Trump announced his endorsement of Mr. Brown on Truth Social, his social media …

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Paul Ryan Trashes “Unfit Narcissist” Trump On Fox

“It’s gonna be a very, very close race. I think they’re terrible choices that we’re being presented with. And that’s just what the primary voters selected and I regret the fact that that’s where we are. I voted for him in 2016, hoping that there was gonna be a different kind of person in office. “And I do think character …

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Texas And Montana Sue Feds Over LGBTQ Protections

The Hill reports: Texas and Montana are suing the Biden administration over a new rule that would prohibit state Medicaid programs from banning gender-affirming care. The lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R), filed Monday, asks a federal court to vacate a sweeping final rule aimed at bolstering health care protections against …

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GOP Rep Demands VA Hospitals Remove Pride Flags, VA Says Suck It, Flags Are A “Tribute To LGBTQ Veterans”

Via press release from GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale: Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Denis R. McDonough, expressing outrage over McDonough’s misguided encouragement of VA medical facilities across the country to display “pride” flags. The letter emphasizes how the flag puts one group of veterans above the …

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Trump To Plot “2025 Agenda” With House Republicans

Politico reports: Former President Donald Trump is slated to meet with the House GOP conference Thursday, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of the planning. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee will address members just weeks ahead of the party’s convention at a Republican-only club on Capitol Hill. Trump has locked down support from most Republican House members. The former …

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Porn Outfits Sue Indiana AG Over Proof Of Age Law

Courthouse News reports: An international group of pornography website operators sued Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita in federal court Monday, hoping to block a recent state law that requires users to prove they are over 18 before they can access adult content online. The plaintiffs say Indiana’s new law, which is set to take effect in July, violates the First, …

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Judge Strikes Down FL Ban On Trans Youth Healthcare

The New York Times reports: Key parts of a Florida law that bans gender transition care for minors and imposes hurdles on adults seeking transition care are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Federal District Court in Tallahassee sided with advocacy groups and three families who had said that the law stripped them of …

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DeSantis PAC To Battle To Weed, Abortion Initiatives

Politico reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis has launched a new political committee to target a pair of ballot initiatives on abortion access and legalizing marijuana in Florida, as he looks to block policies Democrats believe will bring them back into relevancy in the state. The committee — called the Florida Freedom Fund — was quietly launched late last month and its …

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Robinson: Maybe US Was Secretly Behind Pearl Harbor

The Daily Mail reports: The Republican nominee for governor in North Carolina Mark Robinson once insinuated the United States government was involved in both the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of U.S. General George Patton as part of a conspiracy to help Joseph Stalin. DailyMail.com listened to the newly unearthed audio from an episode of Politics and Prophecy …

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FL Sheriff Makes Madison Cawthorn “Honorary Deputy”

The Meidas Touch reports: Former GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn announced that he has been “sworn in as an honorary deputy” in Lee Country, Florida where he currently resides. Cawthorn moved to Florida from North Carolina after being defeated in the 2022 GOP primary. Cawthorn wrote that “local, constitutional, law enforcement that answers to the people is what our founding fathers …

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Florida Republicans Relaunch “Latinos For Trump”

Florida Politics reports: Ex-President Donald Trump’s campaign to retake the White House this November just launched a rebranded coalition of Latino supporters called Latino Americans for Trump. Many notable political players from the Sunshine State, particularly Miami, are on board. Topping the list of members to the group, formerly called “Latinos for Trump,” is U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. He said …

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