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Devin Nunes Sues Newspaper Chain For $150 Million, Claims Attempt To Derail His Probe Into Hillary [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Less than a month after suing Twitter for allowing its users to insult him, Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, said he was suing the McClatchy Company, a newspaper chain, over what he called “character assassination.” The defamation lawsuit seeks $150 million and the deletion of an article in The Fresno Bee, a McClatchy …

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House GOP Calls For Testimony By Robert Mueller

Politico reports: Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, called Monday for Democrats to immediately bring special counsel Robert Mueller to the Capitol to testify on his still-secret report on Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign — and whether Trump himself obstructed the probe. “If you seek both transparency and for the American public to …

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GOP Plots $10 Million Push To Siphon Jewish Voters

Politico reports: Republicans are planning a multimillion-dollar offensive aimed at fracturing the Democratic Party’s decades-long stranglehold on the Jewish vote. Spearheading the push is the Republican Jewish Coalition, which receives substantial funding from casino mogul and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. On Friday morning, the group’s board members — many of them prominent Republican Party donors — gathered in a conference …

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GOP Rep. Devin Nunes To Send Eight Criminal Referrals To DOJ Over “Leaks” During Mueller Probe [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes exclusively told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he is preparing to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice this week concerning alleged misconduct from “Watergate wannabes” during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of “highly classified material” and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence …

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GOP Senator On Democrat’s Request For Trump’s Tax Returns: It Must Really Suck To Be That Dumb [VIDEO]

“Chairman Neal, powerful man, head of Ways and Means. I know he’s an adult, but I don’t think he’s like a real adult. He says that he needs Trump’s tax returns, he says it’s policy not politics. He has said that the reason he needs them is that he needs to determine how well the IRS is auditing taxpayers. I …

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GOP Rep Calls Democrat A “Porn Loving Whiny Bitch”

Mediaite reports: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) referred to a Democratic critic on Twitter as a “porn loving whiny bitch” but eventually deleted the insult. “Steve is ignorant of history and a liar,” Gosar tweeted last night in response to Steve Weichert, a former candidate for an Arizona state senate seat, calling the lawmaker a “pig.” In a subsequent tweet fired …

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RUSSIA: Bank Owned By Former Republican House Rep Stripped Of License Over Money Laundering Violations

The Charlotte Observer reports: A Russian bank owned by former North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor has been accused of money laundering and lost its license. The Commercial Bank of Ivanovo “failed on multiple occasions to comply with Bank of Russia regulations” on money laundering “of criminally obtained incomes and the financing of terrorism,” the Bank of Russia said in a …

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Senate GOP Blocks Mueller Resolution For Fifth Time

Axios reports: Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released to Congress and the public. This is the 5th time that Republicans — led by Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — have blocked the resolution, which passed unanimously in the House last month. Paul has argued in favor …

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Indicted North Carolina GOP Leader Won’t Step Down

CNN reports: Robin Hayes, the embattled chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, announced Wednesday that he will stay on as the leader of the party despite being indicted on federal bribery charges. Hayes will, however, hand over the day-to-day responsibilities of the unpaid position to Aubrey Woodard, the 11th District Chair, while he deals with his legal issues. “In …

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UTAH: GOP Gov Signs LGBT-Inclusive Hate Crimes Bill

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: After years and years of trying and failing, Utah finally has a working hate crimes law. In a public ceremony at the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday, Governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 103 into law. “I think with the passage of Senate Bill 103, we are sending a message that …

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TEXAS: Senate Approves Bill Allowing Any Licensed Professional To Refuse To Serve LGBT Clients/Patients

The Texas Tribune reports: After emotional testimony, a forceful show of opposition from leaders in the state’s business community and more than an hour of floor debate, the Texas Senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping religious refusals bill, a priority proposal for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick that LGTBQ advocates have called a “license to discriminate.” The measure, …

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House Dems Laugh At Jim Jordan After He Complains About Using Subpoenas To Compel Witnesses [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Complaints from House Oversight ranking member Jim Jordan regarding the politicization of the committee were met on Tuesday with derision from Democrats on the panel. Jordan, an Ohio Republican, ripped his Democratic colleagues during a meeting to discuss subpoenaing a former White House aide over the Trump administration’s security clearance policies. “I’ve been on this committee …

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GOP Rep Won’t Support Equality Act Because Trump Could Declare Himself “First Female President” [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: A Republican congressman from Florida has expressed his opposition to protecting LGBTQ rights before, and his views have only gotten more confusing. At a Tuesday hearing on the Equality Act, Rep. Matt Gaetz argued against transgender rights and raised eyebrows all over the place. “Consider this possibility — if President Trump were to say, I am now the …

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TENNESSEE: House Approves Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

The Associated Press reports: Tennessee lawmakers are working to become the latest state to ensure faith-based adoption agencies can refuse to place children with gay parents and other families because of their religious beliefs without facing any penalties. The GOP-dominant House overwhelmingly voted 67-22 in support of the proposal after a brief but tense debate. The bill must now pass …

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North Carolina GOP State Chairman Indicted For Fraud

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party has been indicted. Robin Hayes had announced Monday that he won’t seek another term as NC GOP chairman. The indictment comes amid an investigation into political donor Greg Lindberg by U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray, an appointee of Republican President Donald Trump who oversees federal trials …

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ARIZONA: GOP State Rep Resigns After Revelation Of ’80s Arrest For Paying Underage Boys For Sex [VIDEO]

Tucson’s ABC affiliate reports: Documents gathered as part of the House Ethics Committee’s investigation into the conduct of former Prescott Rep. David Stringer show the lawmaker allegedly paid children for sex acts in the 1980s. Stringer resigned earlier this week rather than comply with the committee’s subpoena as it looked into a 1983 sex abuse case and racially insensitive statements …

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GEORGIA: State House Pastor Invocation Declares That In “Baptist Terms” 70% Of Georgians Will Burn In Hell

“The command is there: Do all in the name of Jesus Christ. People always ask me, ‘Why are there so many lost people in the state of Georgia?’ The statistics came out that there’s 70 percent of the people in the state of Georgia that are lost. That are lost. Seventy percent. There are over 10 million people in the …

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Republicans Battle Trump Over Obamacare Reversal

Axios reports: Reflecting widespread concerns within his party, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told President Trump he disagrees with the Trump administration’s attempt to get the entire Affordable Care Act thrown out in court. McCarthy told Trump over the phone that the decision made no sense — especially after Democrats killed Republicans in the midterms in part over the …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP State Rep Prays For Conversions To Jesus Just Before Muslim Rep Is Sworn In [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A freshman Republican’s opening prayer Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives drew complaints that it was inappropriately divisive. Rep. Stephanie Borowicz began the day’s session with a Christian invocation that thanked Jesus for the honor and President Donald Trump for standing “behind Israel unequivocally.” “At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every …

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee: The Green New Deal Will Result In Alaskans Riding Star Wars Tauntauns (Or Something)

Splinter News reports: During a Senate debate over the Green New Deal, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah used his time on the Senate floor Tuesday to combat the legislation by way of the most inane bout of pandering possibly ever recorded. Lee said he is not afraid of the Green New Deal because he doesn’t believe it will pass. He …

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