Tag Archives: GOP

BREAKING: House Speaker Paul Ryan To Retire

CNBC reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has privately told confidants he does not plan to run for re-election this year, multiple reports said Wednesday. The Wisconsin Republican could announce his decision “soon,” according to the news outlet. The GOP faces a tough fight to hold on to a House majority in November amid Democratic enthusiasm and opposition to some policies …

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GOP Senators Warn Trump Against Firing Mueller

NBC News reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Fox Business Network Tuesday that he had “confidence” in the special counsel, and that “it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller.” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said he thought Trump was “too smart” to get rid of Mueller: “I think it would provoke …

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MASSACHUSETTS: GOP Governor Dodges Pence Visit

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Boston tomorrow for two fundraisers — including one for the Republican National Committee, which is expected to haul in $500,000. But Massachusetts’ Republican governor won’t be at either of them. Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters today that he will be in New Bedford during Pence’s visit and won’t attend the RNC …

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GOP Tax Law Projected To Raise Deficit By $1.9 Trillion

The Associated Press reports: The GOP’s signature tax law is projected to increase the national debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. According to the report, the tax law would cost the government $2.3 trillion in revenues, but economic growth would offset that figure by about $461 billion. The …

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Announces US Senate Bid

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Monday morning he’s running for U.S. Senate, making the announcement in Orlando before heading out on a campaign kick-off tour of the state. He’ll challenge incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in what will be one of the most expensive and hotly contested races in 2018. “You’re the first to know I’m going to …

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GOP House Rep Pulls Out Loaded Gun During Meeting

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: A South Carolina Republican congressman is not backing down from critics after he pulled out his own personal — and loaded — .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-Rock Hill, told The Post and Courier he pulled out the weapon and placed it on a …

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GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Abruptly Resigns

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, scandal-ridden GOP US House Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned today, effective 5PM. His letter includes this laughable line: “I’m able to look my on my entirety of my career in public service and say that it was well worthwhile.” Farenthold announced his retirement last December in the wake of multiple sexual harassment …

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MARYLAND: GOP Gov Settles Lawsuit With ACLU, Must Stop Deleting/Blocking His Critics On Social Media

Ars Technica reports: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan allegedly had a habit of blocking Facebook users and deleting comments when people criticized him, but a lawsuit has forced him to adopt a more open social media policy. Four Maryland residents sued the Republican governor in a US District Court in August 2017, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) …

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Trey Gowdy: Congress Was A Waste Of Time [VIDEO]

Axios reports: South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, who is retiring from Congress this year, told Vice News’ Michael C. Moynihan that he felt being in Congress was largely a waste of time, as it was bogged down by “ineffectiveness.” And asked what he makes of the Republican party in 2018, he said “the goal is to win” — that’s it. …

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OKLAHOMA: Striking Teachers Jangle Car Keys, Chant “Where’s My Car?” At GOP Gov. Mary Fallin [VIDEO]

This is fantastic: Striking Oklahoma teachers jangled their keys and chanted “Where’s my car?” at their governor after she compared their demands to a “teenager wanting a better car.” Public schools in Oklahoma are closed this week as teachers strike for better pay and resources. On Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said the teachers striking for improved pay and benefits …

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GOP House Rep To File Bill Requiring All US Post Offices To Display Side-By-Side Photos Of Trump And Pence

Syracuse.com reports: A Republican congressman from Staten Island plans to introduce a bill that would require post offices to display photos of the president and vice president.  A draft of his new legislation says it would require official portraits of the two to be displayed side-by-side. The proposal comes after a Staten Island resident told Donovan that a local post …

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NORTH DAKOTA: Senate Candidate Compares Voting Against Trump In Congress To Cheating On Your Wife

CNN reports: Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican challenging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this fall in North Dakota, compared voting against President Donald Trump in Congress to cheating on a spouse. Cramer’s comment criticizing Heitkamp’s voting record came in a Wednesday radio interview with conservative North Dakota host Scott Hennen. “Here’s the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he’s …

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NEW YORK: Prominent Same-Sex Marriage Opponent To Divorce Third Wife (And His Second Known Mistress)

The New York Daily News reports: Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife of 15 years, Judith, are getting a divorce. Judith filed for a contested divorce on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, signaling a fight over assets. Giuliani famously fell for Judith at a cigar bar in 1999 while he was mayor and still married to his second wife, …

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OKLAHOMA: GOP Governor Mocks Striking Teachers, Compares Them To “Teenagers Wanting A Better Car”

CBS News reports: For the third day, thousands of Oklahoma teachers marched at the state capitol. Inside the rotunda, educators, and hundreds of their students demanded an increase in school funding. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill giving teacher-support staff, like teachers’ aides and janitors, a $1,250 raise. Last week, she signed a measure that gave teachers …

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Nazi Resolution Dies For Second Time

The Tennessean reports: For the second time in recent weeks, a resolution denouncing neo-Nazis and white nationalists has died in the Tennessee General Assembly. The first resolution, filed by Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, was killed in a House subcommittee in mid-March after Clemmons failed to receive a second motion to discuss the resolution. Last week, House Republican Caucus Chairman …

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WISCONSIN: Walker Warns Of November “Blue Wave” After Liberal Easily Wins State Supreme Court Election

Talking Points Memo reports: After the Democratic-backed Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate pulled off a double-digit defeat of her GOP rival on Tuesday evening, Gov. Scott Walker warned his state that a “blue wave” of the “Far Left” was imminent in November and encouraged Republicans to “counter it with optimism and organization.” In Tuesday’s election, liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet easily …

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Gowdy: My Benghazi Probe Wasn’t “Hyper Focused” On Hillary, She Was Just One Of A Hundred Witnesses

“The reality is, with respect to Benghazi, I did everything I could to handle that like a normal investigation. I was not hyper focused on Secretary Clinton. Lots of other people were, including people in your — with respect — in your line of work. It’s not interesting enough to simply find out how our folks were rescued from the …

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Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel: Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Love America

Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel this morning declared on Twitter that “Democrats hate Trump more than they love America.” McDaniel was immediately dragged by many who pointed out that SHE loves Trump more than she loves her own family, as she was reportedly pressured by the White House to stop using her full name as it reminds Glorious …

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Former Fox Commentator Stacey Dash Drops House Bid

CNN reports: “Clueless” star and former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash is withdrawing her congressional bid, a representative for the actress confirmed to CNN Friday. “After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District,” Dash said in an email statement to CNN. The news comes one month after the actress …

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BIZARRE: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Security Detail Broke Down His Condo Door Believing He Was Unconscious

ABC News reports: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s protective detail broke down the door at the Capitol Hill condo where he was living, believing he was unconscious and unresponsive and needed rescue, in a bizarre incident last year that the EPA has for months refused to discuss, according to sources and police radio traffic obtained by ABC News. The …

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