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Billionaire GOP Gov Gets Federal Farming Subsidies

The Associated Press reports: A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia’s billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence Gov. Jim Justice did anything illegal. But at least one analyst said the …

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SURVEY: Vulnerable GOP Senators Continue To Slide

The Morning Consult reports: The most vulnerable Republican senators are not improving their standing in their home states ahead of a tough 2020 election cycle, while the field of potential Democratic challengers took shape and began to flex its muscle. Republicans representing Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Maine and Iowa all saw their net approval — the share of voters who …

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House Rebukes Trump On Syria Pullout In 354-60 Vote

The Associated Press reports: The House has overwhelmingly voted its bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria. Despite stark divisions over Democrats’ Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together Wednesday and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote. The resolution states Congress’ opposition to the troop pullback and says Turkey should cease its …

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McConnell Rages Against “Unfair” Impeachment Probe

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. “House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead,” McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had “crumbled” to …

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Local GOP Refuses To Endorse Indicted Incumbent Rep

The Associated Press reports: In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the two-third support he needed for the nod from …

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OREGON: Dem Gov Survives GOP Recall Campaign

The Oregonian reports: Organizers of the Oregon Republican Party’s drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown conceded Monday that they did not manage to gather the necessary 280,050 valid voter signatures to put the recall on the ballot. Party Chairman Bill Currier did not return phone calls to The Oregonian/OregonLive, but he said on Monday’s Lars Larson Show that “we did …

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POLL: Susan Collins Underwater Against Generic Dem

Just in from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest Maine poll finds that Susan Collins is in trouble for reelection…and that she’s likely to find herself in more trouble no matter what side of impeachment she comes down on. Collins is unpopular, with only 35% of voters approving of the job she’s doing to 50% who disapprove. She trails a generic …

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GOP Rep Celebrates US Navy With Russian Warship

From the military blog Task & Purpose: On Sunday, the official Twitter account of Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), a decorated Army staff sergeant and freshman congressman from Florida’s 18th district, posted what was probably intended as a simple birthday message to the U.S. Navy featuring an imposing warship contrasted against a vanilla sky. Unfortunately, the unlucky staffer who likely produced …

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Third Republican Governor Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed support for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, joining a small but growing number of Republicans breaking from the party’s mostly unwavering support of the president. “I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it,” Hogan said in a segment on PBS’ Firing …

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Retiring GOP Rep No Longer Supports Glorious Leader

Politico reports: Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Turkey border, calling the move “despicable.” The Illinois Republican told St. Louis radio station KMOX on Thursday that after he learned about the withdrawal, he told his own chief of staff to “pull my name off …

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Hannity Tells GOP To Boycott “Lawless, Unconstitutional, Illegitimate, Kangaroo Court” Impeachment Hearings

“Let these post-constitutional Democrats dig their own grave, and that means you Republicans in the House must not participate — in any way — in what is a lawless, unconstitutional, illegitimate process, a kangaroo court, a three-ring circus, an unfounded political stunt. “My message to you Republicans is you cannot participate in an illegitimate, unconstitutional process. Let the Democrats, their …

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McSally Won’t Say If Trump Should Seek Foreign Help

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump was a “serious matter” but decried the “partisan bickering,” while adding the Senate Intelligence Committee would take the matter more seriously. “Every senator voted for the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into the matter in a bipartisan way,” she told 12 News KPNX. …

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GOP Senator: Trump Wrong To Ask Ukraine For Help

Another faint crack in the dam. The Columbus Dispatch reports: While he still says impeachment is too extreme, Sen. Rob Portman readily acknowledged today that President Donald Trump should not have asked the Ukraine or China for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden. The Ohio Republican also disputed Trump’s characterization of an ousted Ukrainian as an aggressive battler of …

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McConnell Joins GOP Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Move

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly rebuked President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, saying that a supermajority in the Senate disagreed with the president’s abrupt announcement. “I urge the President to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey …

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GOP Senator Defends Trump In Wild Interview [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson defended President Donald Trump’s recent calls for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in a combative “Meet the Press” interview Sunday morning where he accused Democrats and the media of trying to sabotage the Trump administration. “Let me tell you why I’m pretty sympathetic with what President Trump …

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Jordan Dodges On Trump Asking For Foreign Help

ABC News reports: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday repeatedly refused to say whether he believed it was inappropriate for President Trump to call for Chinese authorities to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. “You really think he was serious about thinking China’s going to investigate the Biden family? I think he’s getting the press all …

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Trump: Dems Are Lucky They Don’t Have Mitt Romney

Reuters reports: US President Donald Trump on Sunday opened a new front in the impeachment battle that threatens his administration, blasting a prominent member of his party for criticizing his push to get foreign nations to probe a leading Democratic rival. The Republican president, who launched a stream of invective at Democrats and the media this week as an impeachment …

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McConnell Facebook Money Beg Vows To Save Trump

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign is seizing on the fight over impeachment, pledging in Facebook ads that he will lead Republican efforts to stop President Trump from being removed from office. “Nancy Pelosi’s in the clutches of a left wing mob. They finally convinced her to impeach the president. All of you know your …

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Sasse Slams Trump’s Call For Chinese Probe Into Biden

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., took issue Thursday with President Donald Trump urging China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings there. “Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth,” Sasse said in a written statement to The World-Herald. “If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name …

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POLL: Trump Underwater In Key Battleground States

Mediaite reports: A poll tracking President Donald Trump’s approval ratings across the country month-by-month again finds him underwater in multiple 2020 battleground states. The Morning Consult poll for September shows that Trump’s approval remains virtually unchanged on a national scale, with a net approval of -12 among registered voters going unchanged from an August poll. He is heavily favored by …

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