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McSally Calls On “Communist” WHO Director To Resign

The right wing National Review reports: Senator Martha McSally on Thursday called on the director of the World Health Organization to step down, saying the organization covered up the extent of the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in China. The Arizona Republican called WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a “communist” and accused him of helping China conceal its underreporting …

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GOP Mississippi Governor Orders Statewide Lockdown

Biloxi’s ABC News affiliate reports: Governor Tate Reeves has signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday, a number of cities across the state issued their own orders asking residents to stay at home, and establishing curfews for overnight hours. Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,073 confirmed cases …

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New Docs Show GOP Senator Dumped $19M In Stocks

The Atlantic Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s most recent financial disclosures show that millions of dollars in stocks were sold on her behalf at the same time Congress was dealing with the impact of the coronavirus. The largest transactions — and the most politically problematic — involve $18.7 million in sales of Intercontinental Exchange stock in three separate deals …

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Devin Nunes: Closing California’s Schools Was “Overkill”

Mediaite reports: Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) stated that it is “overkill” for schools in his home state of Califonia to be closed in light of the coronavirus pandemic on Laura Ingraham‘s Fox News program late Tuesday night – further downplaying the severity of COVID-19. “The schools were canceled here in California, which is way overkill. It’s possible kids could’ve went …

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McConnell: Impeachment “Diverted” Trump From Virus

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump in January for distracting the Trump administration from the threat posed by the coronavirus. “It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was …

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Senator: Reopen Parts Of US, “Death Is Unavoidable”

Business Insider reports: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called to reopen parts of the American economy to avoid throwing it into a recession or depression. He said “death is an unavoidable part of life” in a USA Today op-ed published Monday. Though Johnson didn’t advocate to fully start up the economy, he said the crisis should be put into …

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Trump Admits Easier Voting Would Hurt Republicans

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Monday morning became the latest in a procession of Republicans to say making it easier for more people to vote would hurt his party politically. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Trump referenced proposals from Democrats in the coronavirus stimulus negotiations that would have vastly increased funding for absentee and vote-by-mail options. …

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DOJ And SEC Probe Stock Transactions By Lawmakers

CNN reports: The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn stemming from the spread of coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the matter. The inquiry, which is still in its early stages and being done in coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has so far …

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Texas AG Declares Gun Stores Are Essential Businesses

The Texas Tribune reports: Gun stores are essential business and should be allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said today. Paxton said in his nonbinding opinion that state law prevents cities and counties from “adopting regulations related to the transfer, possession, or ownership of firearms, or commerce in firearms.” In a radio interview …

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Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn Dies At Age 72

The Oklahoman reports: Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a physician who became a powerful force in Congress on fiscal matters, died early Saturday morning after a long fight with prostate cancer. He was 72. Coburn, of Muskogee, served in the Senate from 2005 to 2015 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001. After leaving the Senate, …

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GOP Rep Tests Positive, Fifth Member Of Congress

Just in via press release: Earlier, this week, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly began experiencing flu-like symptoms and consulted his doctor, who ordered a test for COVID-19. His test came back positive this afternoon. From his home in Butler, Pennsylvania, Representative Kelly issued this statement: “When I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms earlier this week, I consulted my primary care physician. …

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Libertarian Rep Fails To Block Passage Of Stimulus Bill

Reuters reports: The vote was called for and Massie made his move. “I came here to make sure our republic doesn’t die by unanimous consent,” Massie said. When Massie made his request to hold a roll call vote, Rep. Anthony Brown, the presiding officer in the speaker’s chair pointed out that not enough members rose to back his request. House …

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Libertarian GOP Rep Confirms Intent To Delay Stimulus

MarketWatch reports: Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said Friday in a series of tweets that he would make a move that looks likely to delay the House’s vote on a huge coronavirus stimulus package. He said he “will request a vote on the CARES Act which means members of Congress will vote on it by pushing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …

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Libertarian GOP Rep Will Seek To Block Stimulus Bill

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A Congressman from Kentucky plans to vote “no” on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the Senate passed 96-0 Wednesday evening. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th District, also hinted that he might object to a voice vote in the House of Representatives, which would force all members to return to …

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Montana GOP Secretly Paid To Qualify Green Party

The Missoulian reports: A mystery of the 2020 election was solved Tuesday as it became clear the Montana Republican Party paid for an effort to qualify the Montana Green Party for the ballot this election. Earlier this year paid petitioners appeared in Montana’s larger cities gathering signatures to qualify the Greens to run candidates this cycle, even though the Montana …

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GOP Senator Calls Pelosi Retarded, Blames Autocorrect

The Associated Press reports: North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cramer blamed autocorrect for the tweet, which he deleted soon after posting it Tuesday evening. The Republican senator was responding to a video clip on Twitter in which Pelosi, D-Calif., was being …

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Cotton Vows Revenge On China For “Unleashing” Virus

Mediaite reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) pledged “a reckoning” Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends after China according to the GOP senator “unleashed” the coronavirus on the world. Cotton commented on his growing frustration that “things like antibiotics and ibuprofen and Advil are made in China for the most part.” “It’s time to bring a lot more back to the …

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GOP Senators Wore Masks On Private Jet To Quarantine

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: When he learned that a fellow senator had tested positive for COVID-19, Sen. Mitt Romney left the Capitol and ordered up a charter flight home to Utah. Sen. Mike Lee hitched a ride. Romney sat next to Rand Paul at lunch Thursday and had an extended chat Friday; Lee and Paul are close friends in …

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GOP MS Gov Rejects Lockdown: We’ll Never Be China

The Jackson Free Press reports: “It is my goal to make sure we make good, solid decisions based on experts,” the governor said in an afternoon Facebook Live address, where he took questions from Mississippi residents. “No one at the State Department of Health has recommended that we have a statewide shelter-in-place order,” Reeves added. One Mississippian asked the governor …

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Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick: Grandparents Are Willing To Risk The Coronavirus To Save The Economy [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick (R) on Monday said that he is willing to take a chance on his survival as a senior citizen for the good of the country’s economy amid the virus outbreak and added that thinks “there are lots of grandparents out there in this country” who feel the same way. “No one reached …

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