Tag Archives: GOP

McConnell Cancels Senate August Recess, Undercuts Home Turf Midterm Campaigning By Vulnerable Dems

Bloomberg reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled most of the chamber’s August recess, bowing to calls from GOP lawmakers to stay in Washington to finish work on nominations and undercutting election campaigning by Democrats who have more than a half dozen incumbents at risk in November. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the …

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REVEALED: Scott Pruitt Had EPA Aide Reach Out To Chick-Fil-A CEO To Land A Franchise For His Wife

The Washington Post reports: Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and president of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss “a potential business opportunity”? A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with …

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GOP House Rep: Never Say Never On Trump Pardoning Himself, We Don’t Know What Unfairness Might Happen

Mediaite reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is totally, unflinchingly on board with the idea that President Donald Trump can pardon himself. And he thinks that the Commander-in-Chief possibly may need to, because the other side might not play fair. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto Monday, the Florida Congressman suggested that the Framers of the Constitution intended for the …

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Flails And Diverts, Won’t Comment On Trump Tower Letter Lies [VIDEO]

Under repeated direct questioning from CNN’s Dana Bash, GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dodged, weaved, and diverted but ultimately refused to comment on the revelation that Trump dictated Junior’s lying letter about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians. McCarthy’s flailing came after Bash rolled clips of multiple Trump officials denying that Glorious Leader had dictated the letter. More from …

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Missouri Swears In New GOP Gov. Mike Parson

The Kansas City Star reports: Promising a “fresh start” for state government after months of scandal, Mike Parson was sworn in today as Missouri’s 57th governor. “My pledge to all Missourians is to work hard each and every day to bring honor, integrity, transparency to the Governor’s Office,” Parson said moments after taking the oath of office, later adding: “Now …

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FLORIDA: GOP House Rep To Hold Women’s Summit, Topics To Include Weight Loss Tips And Gardening

The Tampa Bay Times reports: U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, is campaigning for a seventh term in Congress and on June 9 he’s holding his first-ever Women’s Summit, pitched as “an opportunity for women to learn about relevant topics that have a direct impact on their lives.” So what are the critical issues facing women that Bilirakis will highlight …

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Paul Ryan: I “Disagree” With Trump’s Tariffs On Allies

Not that he’ll do anything about it: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday condemned President Trump’s decision to impose a new set of steel and aluminum tariffs against close trading allies.  “I disagree with this decision,” Ryan said in a statement after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the new duties Thursday morning. “Instead of addressing the real problems in …

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Hatch: Trump’s Tariffs Are A “Tax Hike On Americans”

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on Thursday, blasted the Trump administration’s decision to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico saying the financial penalties are a “tax hike on Americans.” “My position remains unchanged: Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are a tax hike on …

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Romney: In 2016 I Voted For My Wife For President

The Deseret News reports: Mitt Romney revealed Wednesday who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. His wife, Ann Romney. “I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president,” the Republican U.S Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards in response to a question. “I …

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Schock Loses Bid To Have Corruption Charges Tossed

The Associated Press reports: An appeals court has refused to toss corruption charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, saying it can’t assess whether his prosecution violated constitutional separation-of-powers clauses until after he goes to trial. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says in its unanimous ruling Wednesday that it doesn’t believe appellate courts have the authority …

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BREAKING: GOP Missouri Gov To Resign Shortly

Fox News reports: Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to resign Tuesday amid a sexual misconduct scandal and allegations of misuse of a charity donor list, sources told Fox News. Greitens, who has previously said he would not quit his post despite the allegations against him, is expected to step down around 4:15 p.m. local time. A press conference …

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Romney: Trump Is No Role Model For My Grandkids

Politico reports: Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said Monday he would not point to Donald Trump to serve as a role model for his grandchildren, doubling down on past criticisms of the president after pledging last month not to look “backward” at his previous stinging Trump rebukes. During an interview with NBC News that aired Tuesday on MSNBC, the former …

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GOP House Rep Blames School Shootings On Porn

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), a candidate for governor of Tennessee, says that pornography is a “big part” of the impetus for school shootings, along with violent movies, “idle hands” and the “deterioration of the family.” “It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, …

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GOP House Rep To Retire Over His “Alcoholism” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) announced Monday that he is struggling with alcoholism and will abandon his run for a second term in Congress so he can focus on recovery and his family. Garrett, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is the 48th Republican to retire or announce they will not seek reelection to the House …

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GOP Senator: Trump Is No Role Model For My Kids

“I have been one that has said several times, I don’t consider the president a role model for my kids. I don’t want my kids to speak the way that he speaks, or how he makes some of the choices. It has been the challenge for quite a bit of time to say, ‘How do you balance this out between …

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Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 Run Against Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The senator has been one of the president’s most vocal GOP critics in Congress. He announced last fall he would not seek another term, citing, in part, the challenges that come with winning a GOP primary while speaking out against the president. He acknowledged Sunday that part of the reluctance of his fellow Republicans to also speak …

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GOP Rep Compares NFL Protests To Nazi Salutes

The New York Daily News reports: Long Island Rep. Pete King kicked off a storm of outrage Saturday when he likened NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to Nazis. The repugnant remark came in response to acting Jets owner Christopher Johnson’s announcement that the team would not penalize players who took a pregame knee to protest police brutality against …

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FLORIDA: Democrats Sue Over “Ballot Order” Law

Courthouse News reports: Democratic organizations and activists claim in court that Florida’s “ballot order” law unfairly puts their candidates at a disadvantage by listing Republican candidates first year after year. In a federal lawsuit filed in Tallahassee, the Democrats contend the statute mandating candidates of the governor’s political party to be listed first on a ballot creates “position bias” and …

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