Tag Archives: GOP

Two Trump 2020 Challengers To Debate Without Him

Reuters reports: Joe Walsh and Bill Weld, two of the three Republicans challenging President Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, are set to meet in a debate on Tuesday, hoping to bring attention to their long-shot candidacies. Trump will not take part in the event in New York hosted by the website Business Insider, nor will the third …

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Pence Ships Eight “Monster SUVs” For Motorcade On Resort Island That Banned All Motor Vehicles In 1898

The Detroit Free Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an eight-vehicle motorcade Saturday, prompting cries of “sacrilege” on social media. Cars are generally banned on the island, and that century-old ban is integral to its charm. When President Gerald Ford visited the island in 1975 — the only sitting president to …

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ALASKA: State GOP Cancels 2020 Presidential Primary

The Associated Press reports: The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020. In a statement Saturday, the party’s State Central Committee passed a rule saying a primary “would serve no useful purpose” because Republican Donald Trump is president. Earlier this month, Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests …

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Right Winger Guilty In Massive “Scam PAC” Fraud

Politico reports: In one of the first Justice Department cases of its kind, Maryland political consultant Kelley Rogers pled guilty to wire fraud today for operating multiple fraudulent political action committees that raised money from donors for conservative causes but kept much of the funds for Rogers and his associates. Rogers’ arrest and indictment took place shortly after Politico and …

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GOP Senate Candidate Calls For Annexing Mexico

Real Clear Politics reports: Donald Trump wants to build the wall. A wannabe-Donald Trump in Arizona wants to annex Mexico. Ahead of a general election where the Grand Canyon State could be a bit of a problem for the president, the wealthy owner of a cosmetics company, Daniel McCarthy, is challenging incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in the Republican primary. His …

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Pennsylvania GOP Rep Resigns After Child Porn Bust

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Senate officials say a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges has resigned. Sen. Mike Folmer’s apparent resignation Wednesday came hours after he was arrested by the state attorney general’s office. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said in statement that they received Folmer’s resignation letter …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP Senator Busted For Child Porn

The Washington Post reports: Republican state Sen. Mike Folmer was charged with possession of child pornography on Tuesday night after authorities said they discovered images of child pornography on his cellphone. The charges against Folmer include sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility. The married grandfather of seven was caught as the …

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13th House Republican Won’t Run For 2020 Reelection

Roll Call reports:  Four-term California Rep. Paul Cook is retiring from Congress to run for county office instead, continuing the stream of Republican House members heading toward exits. Cook’s chief of staff John Stoebel told the LA Times that Cook plans to run for the San Bernadino County Board of Supervisors. Stoebel did not immediately respond to a request for …

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Joe Walsh: GOP Is A Cult, Trump Is A Would-Be Dictator

“I’ve given up on the Republican Party, the Republican party is a cult, right. They no longer stand for ideals. The Republican Party right now is all about washing their leaders feet every day, that’s what they do. We’re going to take our campaign directly to Republican voters — and I’ll add in all 50 states. “We’re gonna campaign in …

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IDAHO: 2018 Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Is Suspected In 1984 Denver Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl

The Idaho Statesman reports: A former candidate for Idaho governor says he is under investigation in the cold-case killing of a 12-year-old girl in Colorado 35 years ago. Authorities last week searched the Twin Falls home of 68-year-old Steve Pankey, serving him a warrant that said investigators had probable cause to believe he kidnapped and killed Jonelle Matthews in 1984. …

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Ted Cruz: I’ll Likely Run For President Again In 2024

The Christian Science Monitor reports: Sen. Ted Cruz sounds ready to run for president again – in 2024. Speaking to The Monitor after a breakfast session with reporters, the Texas Republican didn’t hesitate when asked if he would take another crack at the White House. “Look, I hope to run again,” said Senator Cruz, who was the runner-up last time …

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O’Rourke Calls FBI After Death Threat From GOP Rep

Newsweek reports: A Texas Republican lawmaker has been reported to the FBI for a tweet in which he appeared to threaten presidential contender Beto O’Rourke after he had made an impassioned plea for tougher gun restrictions. Rep. Briscoe Cain was reacting to O’Rourke’s statement that he would push for a ban on the possession of certain military-style rifles used in …

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Twitter Won’t ID People Behind Nunes Parody Accounts

The Sacramento Bee reports: Twitter is refusing a judge’s request to disclose the identities of two anonymous social media users who are are critical of Rep. Devin Nunes and are being sued by the California Republican. Nunes, R-Tulare, demanded the names of anonymous writers through a lawsuit he filed in Virginia against them, Twitter and a Republican political strategist. The …

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Trump’s Personal “African-American” Leaves The GOP

PBS NewsHour reports: Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up. After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in …

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Ohio Rep Seeks To Subpoena Gym Jordan On Wrestlers’ Abuse: “What Did He Know And When Did He Know It”

NBC News reports: An Ohio lawmaker is seeking to compel powerful Republican Rep. Jim Jordan to testify under oath about whether he was aware that the wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University were being sexually abused by the team doctor. State Rep. Tavia Galonski said she intends to ask the chair of the committee she sits on to subpoena …

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145 Top CEOs Beg Senate To Pass Gun Control Bills

Axios reports: 145 top CEOs signed a letter urging the Republican-controlled Senate to act on gun control by passing legislation already introduced by Democrats. Corporate America is taking the lead in tackling gun control. Multiple retail companies, including Walmart and CVS, are asking customers to not openly carry firearms in their stores. After a deadly shooting at an El Paso …

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Ted Cruz Worries “Deep State” Behind Bolton’s Ouster

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed concern Tuesday that “deep-state forces” are behind President Trump’s dismissal of former national security adviser John Bolton. “I sincerely hope his leaving the White House does not mean that the deep-state forces at State and Treasury—who have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the Obama Iran nuclear deal—have finally convinced …

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Court Vacates “Lenient” Sentence For Paul’s Attacker

The Hill reports: A federal appeals court on Monday vacated a 30-day prison sentence for a neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who assaulted him in 2017, ruling it was overly lenient while ordering a re-sentencing. In a 16-page opinion, Judge Jane B. Stranch of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., writes that the lower court where …

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Trump Campaign Manager: He’s Building A Dynasty

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become “a dynasty that will last for decades,” transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California, Brad Parscale also said the campaign’s goal is to build a national army of 2 …

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Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford To Challenge Trump

The Associated Press reports: Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump. “I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” Sanford said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” When asked why he was taking on an incumbent who’s popular within …

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