Tag Archives: GOP

POLL: 34% Of GOP Voters Would Donate To Wall Fund

From the right wing Rasmussen Reports: Congress appears likely to refuse funding again for President Trump’s border wall, but one-in-five voters are willing to dig into their own pockets to privately fund the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would contribute money to …

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Arizona Gov Taps Martha McSally For Senate Seat

The Arizona Republic reports: Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally will replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to fill for the next two years the Senate seat long held by the late U.S. Sen. John McCain. Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to appoint McSally, announced in a statement Tuesday and effective next month, revives her political life less than two months after …

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Comey Rages Against GOP After House Hearing: Why Don’t They Care About Trump Lies And Attacks On FBI?

Raw Story reports: In a Capitol Hill interview Monday, former FBI director James Comey slammed the GOP for trading their commitment to the rule of law for Donald Trump. Comey noted that he was once again interviewed by the outgoing Republican majority in the House of Representatives about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele’s damning dossier on Trump “while the president …

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NC State GOP Demands Certification Of US House Race Unless Evidence Shows Ballot Fraud Changed Result

Charlotte’s NPR affiliate reports: The North Carolina Republican Party says it’s “totally unacceptable” that the State Board of Elections has postponed a hearing on allegations of fraud in the 9th Congressional District until Jan. 11. The board had planned to hold a hearing on the 9th district on Friday, and had said it was mindful that the new Congress will …

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander To Retire In 2020

USA Today reports: After roughly a quarter century in elected office, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will retire after 2020. The former Republican governor, who has served in the Senate since first being elected in 2002, said Monday that he will not seek a fourth term in the upper chamber. “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the …

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: Democrats Are Going To Impeach Trump, They Won’t Be Able To Help Themselves

The Rising reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said in an interview that aired Monday on “Rising” that House Democrats will move to impeach President Trump, saying the won’t “be able to help themselves” while citing pressure from the press, progressives and Democratic voters. “The Democrats aren’t going to be able to help themselves,” Gatez, a member of the House Judiciary …

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Obama Blasts Judge’s Ruling Against Obamacare

From a posting to his Facebook page: A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance. Young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. Preventive care like checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care are still covered. Mental health …

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Bob Corker Won’t Say If Trump Should Be Primaried

Axios reports: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), nearing the end of his time in the Senate after his decision to retire, was mum on whether or not he’d support a primary challenge against President Trump in 2020 during an interview on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” saying instead, “We’ve got to remember what the Republican Party is.” He added, “What is happening right …

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WISCONSIN: Scott Walker Signs Bill Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Gov And Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right. Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement …

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Retiring GOP Rep. Joe Barton: Trump Has No Idea Of What’s About To Hit Him When Democrats Take Over

Roll Call reports: Rep. Joe Barton has a warning for President Donald Trump and the GOP: Brace yourselves. The Texas Republican, who is retiring in January at the end of his 17th term, said the president is in for a “rude awakening” on Jan. 3, when the 116th Congress is sworn in and Democrats take back the House majority. “Trump’s …

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Arizona GOP Sen. Jon Kyl To Resign On December 31st

The Arizona Republic reports: U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, The Arizona Republic has confirmed, setting up a second appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the seat once occupied by the late John McCain. Ducey is required under law to name another Republican to the seat. There is intense interest from Senate Majority …

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Farewell Speech: Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls For “Protecting LGBTQ Individuals From Invidious Discrimination”

“Religious liberty is a fundamental freedom. It deserve the very highest protection our country can provide. At the same time, it’s also important to account of other interests as well — especially those of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. “Pluralism shows us a better way. It shows us that protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Mark Harris Ordered Hiring Of Scamster Aide After Having Been Warned About Him

The Washington Post reports: North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris (R) directed the hiring of a campaign aide now at the center of an election-fraud investigation, according to three individuals familiar with the campaign, despite warnings that the operative may have used questionable tactics to deliver votes. Harris sought out the operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, after losing a 2016 election …

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In Farewell Address Sen. Jeff Flake Warns US Is “By No Means Immune To The Shadow Of Tyranny” [VIDEO]

“I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we now find ourselves in will turn out. To say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement. “Let …

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Gingrich Swats Down Chief Of Staff Chatter [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Legislature Approves Bill Mandating New Primary If Second US House Election Is Held

The New York Times reports: The North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of a congressional election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to consider replacing Mark Harris, their candidate in the disputed race in the Ninth Congressional District. The bill, backed by substantial …

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Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

Politico reports: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there,” White …

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GOP Rep-Elect Mark Green Blames Autism On Vaccines

The Tennessean report: A soon-to-be congressman from Tennessee told constituents Tuesday he believed vaccines may be causing autism, denying data from the Centers for Disease Control and other institutions disproving such a theory. Not only did Republican Mark Green, a Congressman-elect from Clarksville who is also a medical doctor, express hesitation about the CDC’s stance on vaccines, Green said he …

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GOP Leaders Aghast At Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown

Filed under infighting is funny: GOP leaders were left cringing by Trump’s vow to take responsibility for a partial shutdown and his promise not to blame Democrats. Asked if he had seen the exchange on television, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), said, “I did, unfortunately. I wish I didn’t.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) threw up his …

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GOP Reps Call For “Autopsy” On Disastrous Midterms

The Hill reports: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is calling on incoming House GOP campaigns chief Tom Emmer (R-Wis.) and the rest of the leadership team to conduct an autopsy to find out what went wrong for Republicans in the disastrous 2018 midterms. In a “Dear Colleague” letter obtained by The Hill, Stefanik and other allies wrote Monday that the “disappointing …

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