Tag Archives: GOP

Cheney: I Didn’t Invite Trump To Florida GOP Event

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) said Tuesday she did not invite former President Trump to address House Republicans at their policy retreat next week in Florida. Trump, who has been hunkering down at his Mar-a-Lago resort, is just a short flight away from Orlando, where Republicans are holding their annual gathering from April 25 to …

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Bolton Issues Poll Meant To Hurt Trump’s 2024 Chances

Politico reports: John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser turned outspoken critic, has commissioned a new poll to illustrate that the former president’s grip on the Republican Party is loosening. The poll, released on Tuesday morning, showed Trump’s “very favorable” numbers among Republican voters dropped 19 points since a separate poll from a different pollster taken in October 2020. …

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REPORT: Nikki Haley Shopping For 2024 Running Mate

Playbook reports: SPOTTED: NIKKI HALEY in Miami meeting with Mayor FRANCIS SUAREZ at City Hall. The sitdown was arranged with the explicit goal of allowing Haley to gauge the 43-year-old Republican as a potential running mate in 2024, according to a source familiar with the huddle. Suarez, a rising star in Florida politics, is Cuban American and an influential voice …

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George Bush: Today’s GOP Is “Isolationist And Nativist”

The Hill reports: Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that today’s Republican Party is far from what it used to be. “I would describe it as isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist,” Bush said to host Hoda Kotb during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show. “Well that’s not exactly my vision, but you know what I’m …

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McCarthy Says He’ll Move To Censure Maxine Waters

The Guardian reports: The Republican leader in the House of Representatives and an extremist congresswoman who champions “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” have demanded action against the Democratic representative Maxine Waters, after she expressed support for protesters against police brutality. On Saturday, Waters spoke in Brooklyn Center, the Minneapolis suburb where Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by …

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Republican Rep. Steve Stivers To Resign Next Month

Roll Call reports: Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers, who had been viewed as a possible candidate for the state’s open Senate seat, said Monday he would depart Congress next month to take a lobbying job instead. The six-term former bank executive plans to join the Ohio Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO, Stivers said on Twitter. It’s the second …

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NH GOP Group Bucks GOP Gov, Won’t Disinvite Gaetz

Manchester, New Hampshire’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Nashua Republican City Committee will not disinvite embattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida from its annual summer fundraiser, the committee’s vice chair says in a statement shared first with WMUR on Monday. Di Lothrop, who organizes events for the city GOP, said that after conferring with Gaetz’s top aide on Sunday, …

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Hawley To Intro Bill To “Bust Up” Major Tech Companies

Fox News reports: Sen. Josh Hawley on Monday will introduce a bill to “bust up” Big Tech, which will target massive companies like Google and Amazon, including by banning them from simultaneously running an online marketplace and selling goods on that marketplace. The bill, titled the Bust Up Big Tech Act, follows a bill Hawley introduced last week that would …

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MN Bill Would Block Public Aid For Convicted Protesters

The Minnesota Daily reports: A new bill proposed in the Minnesota Legislature would make anyone convicted of a crime at a protest ineligible for student loans and many other forms of state financial aid. The bill, authored by Sen. David Osmek (R- Mound), states that “A person convicted of a criminal offense related to the person’s illegal conduct at a …

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Boehner Rips Anglo-Saxon Caucus: The Nuttiest Thing

Politico reports: Former House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday called the plan of some House Republicans to form an America First Caucus crazy. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Boehner said, “I can tell you that this so-called America First Caucus is one of the nuttiest things I’ve ever seen. America is a land of immigration.” “We’ve been the world’s …

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Bush Wants End To “Harsh Rhetoric About Immigration”

Axios reports: Former President George W. Bush (R) told “CBS Sunday Morning” that he wants the nation’s immigration debate to be “more respectful about the immigrant.” Why it matters: The Republican party has veered sharply to the right on the issue of immigration. “I do want to say to Congress: ‘Please put aside all the harsh rhetoric about immigration. Please …

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MI Gov Can’t Respond To Surge Due To GOP Lawsuits

The Hill reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), indicated Sunday that her state would not implement new COVID-19- related lockdown restrictions in response to a spike in new infections due to Republican-led lawsuits last year that challenged her constitutional authority to do so. Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Whitmer explained to host Chuck Todd that the lawsuits had …

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Pelosi Battles Trumpers Over Capitol Riot Investigation

The Washington Post reports: Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced late last week …

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Idaho Gov Signs Bill Meant To Block Weed Initiative

The Associated Press reports: Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative and other left-leaning causes in the conservative state. The Republican governor signed into law the measure backers said is needed because the current …

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QAnon Rep Scraps Anglo-Saxon Caucus Amid Backlash

CNN reports: Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is scrapping the planned launch of her “America First” caucus after receiving blowback from leaders in her own party, despite confirming through a spokesperson on Friday that the caucus would launch. Nick Dyer, Greene’s spokesperson, told CNN in an email on Saturday afternoon the Georgia Republican is not “launching anything.” “The Congresswoman wants …

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GOP Bulk Book Buys Create “Bestsellers” For Cultists

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s memoir and social critique, “Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage,” soared to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published last year. The book helped raise the former Navy SEAL’s profile and burnished his credentials as a rising star among freshman congressmen. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which works …

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Cultists Stage Fake DeSantis Reelection Rally [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: A conservative media outlet reported Gov. Ron DeSantis would “kick off” his reelection campaign Friday. But the event fell well short of that billing. DeSantis wasn’t even there. Right Side Broadcasting Network promoted “LIVE: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Re-Election Campaign Kickoff in West Palm Beach – 4/16/21” for Friday afternoon. The timing was interesting, during the stretch …

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GOP Reps Blast GOP Reps Over Anglo-Saxon Caucus

The Insider reports: Multiple Republican lawmakers have come out against an “America First Caucus” created by their colleagues that emphasizes “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” Punchbowl News reported Friday the caucus was formed by GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar to “follow in President Trump’s footsteps, and potentially step on some toes and sacrifice sacred cows for the good of …

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Second Gaetz Witness May Be Cooperating With Feds

Politico reports: Matt Gaetz’s former girlfriend has told friends she’s worried that the woman who is key to the federal government’s sex-crimes investigation tried to get her to incriminate the Florida lawmaker on a recorded call. The revelation raises the possibility that federal prosecutors have two top cooperating witnesses: the woman who was an alleged sex-trafficking victim when she was …

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TX Moves To Create Statewide Court To Thwart Dems

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate passed a bill Wednesday to create a new statewide court of appeals that would hear cases that have statewide significance — including ones that challenge state laws, the constitution or when the state or its agencies are sued. Currently, when such cases go to the intermediate appellate level, they are mostly heard by …

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