Tag Archives: GOP

McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the …

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“Compromise” GOP Immigration Bill Bombs 121-301

Vox reports: House Republicans have handily failed to pass an immigration bill — again. For the past few weeks Republicans have been furiously negotiating among themselves to develop a “compromise” between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration. But it wasn’t enough — by a long shot: The bill they voted on Wednesday lost the support of every single Democrat and …

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OHIO: State House Approves GOP Bill That Would Make It Legal To Deny Wedding Venues To Gay Couples

Cleveland.com reports: After spending months in limbo, legislation to give legal protection to ministers and religious groups who refuse to participate in same-sex marriages passed in the Ohio House on Wednesday. House Bill 36, the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” would shield licensed ministers and religious societies from any civil or criminal liability if they are unwilling to participate in a …

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GOP Ad Cites Maxine Waters, Madonna, Samantha Bee, Snoop Dogg: The Left Is Totally “Unhinged” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Last night, the Republican Party released their newest ad, and as political campaign ads go, this one nailed it on timing, at least. The news since the weekend has been dominated by stories of confrontations with Trump officials and the comments by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urging her supporters to harass Trump officials in public. The ad features …

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ILLINOIS: Lead Federal Prosecutor Withdraws From Schock Corruption Probe As Case Finally Heads For Trial

Politico reports: The federal prosecutor who has led the investigation into former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) for more than three years is officially off the criminal corruption case, just as it appears to be finally heading for trial. Timothy Bass, a veteran prosecutor who heads the public-corruption unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central Illinois, notified the federal court …

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UTAH: Romney Coasts To Easy GOP Senate Primary Win

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote. Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be …

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Republican Tax Law Rewrite Hit Churches

Politico reports: Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars. Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their …

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Schmidt: Imbecilic Trump’s Only Affinity For Reading Was The Hitler Speeches He Kept By His Bed [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: GOP strategist Steve Schmidt said Tuesday that President Trump’s “only affinity for reading anything were the Adolf Hitler speeches he kept on his nightstand” during an appearance on “Morning Joe.” Schmidt, Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign manager in 2008, also said Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a fluke. “So in the 240th year of the independence …

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Virginia GOP: Boycott The Red Hen Restaurant

The Hill reports: The Republican Party of Virginia is asking its supporters to sign a petition to boycott the restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. The incident resulted in several officials and pundits criticizing the restaurant for what it saw as unreasonable political targeting. Sanders tweeted that the owner’s “actions say …

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Pam Bondi On State TV: Protesters Screamed At Me “An Inch From My Face” But I Will Not Be Bullied [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was confronted by hecklers at the unlikeliest of places — a Mr. Rogers documentary. It was far from a beautiful day in this neighborhood for Bondi when she went to see the movie and was told in the ticket line that she “was personally ripping babies out of the arms of mothers.” Then, …

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Mike Huckabee: This Is Pelosi’s Campaign Committee

His assholery has no limits: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Saturday tweeted a picture that has typically been used online to depict gang members, saying they are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee for the take back of the House.” Some pollsters have predicted that the Democrats will win back 23 seats in this year’s midterm …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican US House Nominee Katie Arrington Seriously Injured In Fatal Car Accident

The Post & Courier reports: Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car accident late Friday, sustaining serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require …

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Steve King: Migrant Teens Are “Prime Gang Material”

Mediaite reports: The most shamelessly racist Republican in Congress is back on his bullshit. Rep. Steve King of Iowa — who, just recently, retweeted a neo-Nazi and cited a white supremacist publication on his congressional website — commented on a photo of seven Hispanic boys and claimed they are “prime MS-13 gang material.” Given King’s history of promoting white supremacy, …

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Trump To GOP: Stop Wasting Time On Immigration

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday told Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation as the House grapples with a compromise bill. The tweet comes after the House rejected a hardline immigration bill and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week. “Elect more Republicans in November and we will …

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Texas State GOP: Ban All LGBT Rights And Protections

John Wright reports at Houston’s OutSmart Magazine: Happy Pride Month from the Republican Party of Texas! Delegates to the GOP state convention in San Antonio approved a rabidly anti-LGBTQ party platform over the weekend. Texas Republicans once again officially endorsed the dangerous, discredited practice of “ex-gay” therapy, including for “self-motivated” youth. They called on state officials to reject the Supreme …

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GOP Senators Demand Probe Into Federal Grants That “Propagandize” Climate Change To TV Weathermen

NBC News reports: Four Republican senators called Wednesday for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to report on global warming. The four senators called for a probe by the foundation’s inspector general, saying the $4 million …

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REPORT: White House Considers “Executive Action” That Would Allow Migrant Children To Stay With Their Parents

Fox News reports: The White House is considering executive action to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally, Fox News has learned — a step that could avoid the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans. The action under consideration would allow children to stay in detention with parents for …

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Steve Schmidt Leaves “Corrupt, Immoral, Indecent” Republican Party Over Its “Worst Abuses Of Humanity”

The Daily Beast reports: Top Republican strategist Steve Schmidt—the senior adviser for John McCain’s presidential run in 2008 and senior staffer for George W. Bush—has announced that he’s quit the GOP because it’s become “fully the party of Trump.” In a string of searing tweets Wednesday morning, Schmidt—who was also the campaign manager for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s re-election in California—attacked the …

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US House Hispanic Caucus Members Shout At Trump: Mr. President, Don’t You Have Any Kids? [VIDEO]

In his second in-person heckling of the day, Trump was just screamed at by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as he left a meeting with GOP House members. Shouted comments included, “Mr. President, don’t you have kids?” and “How is this in the bible?” Rep. Juan Vargas shouted, “We won’t go away! Quit separating the kids, they’re separating the …

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Junior Cancels Headlining Gig At Fundraiser For Jeb Bush’s Son After Jeb Tweets Against Migrant Policy

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr. and George P. Bush had formed an unlikely alliance despite their fathers, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, loathing each other — with Don Jr. backing George P. in his re-election campaign for Texas land commissioner, and even planning to headline a New York fundraiser for him on June 25. Two sources close to Don Jr. …

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