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Obama Blasts Judge’s Ruling Against Obamacare

From a posting to his Facebook page: A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance. Young people can stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. Preventive care like checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care are still covered. Mental health …

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Bob Corker Won’t Say If Trump Should Be Primaried

Axios reports: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), nearing the end of his time in the Senate after his decision to retire, was mum on whether or not he’d support a primary challenge against President Trump in 2020 during an interview on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” saying instead, “We’ve got to remember what the Republican Party is.” He added, “What is happening right …

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WISCONSIN: Scott Walker Signs Bill Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Gov And Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right. Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement …

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Retiring GOP Rep. Joe Barton: Trump Has No Idea Of What’s About To Hit Him When Democrats Take Over

Roll Call reports: Rep. Joe Barton has a warning for President Donald Trump and the GOP: Brace yourselves. The Texas Republican, who is retiring in January at the end of his 17th term, said the president is in for a “rude awakening” on Jan. 3, when the 116th Congress is sworn in and Democrats take back the House majority. “Trump’s …

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Arizona GOP Sen. Jon Kyl To Resign On December 31st

The Arizona Republic reports: U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, The Arizona Republic has confirmed, setting up a second appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the seat once occupied by the late John McCain. Ducey is required under law to name another Republican to the seat. There is intense interest from Senate Majority …

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Farewell Speech: Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls For “Protecting LGBTQ Individuals From Invidious Discrimination”

“Religious liberty is a fundamental freedom. It deserve the very highest protection our country can provide. At the same time, it’s also important to account of other interests as well — especially those of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. “Pluralism shows us a better way. It shows us that protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Mark Harris Ordered Hiring Of Scamster Aide After Having Been Warned About Him

The Washington Post reports: North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris (R) directed the hiring of a campaign aide now at the center of an election-fraud investigation, according to three individuals familiar with the campaign, despite warnings that the operative may have used questionable tactics to deliver votes. Harris sought out the operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, after losing a 2016 election …

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In Farewell Address Sen. Jeff Flake Warns US Is “By No Means Immune To The Shadow Of Tyranny” [VIDEO]

“I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we now find ourselves in will turn out. To say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement. “Let …

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Gingrich Swats Down Chief Of Staff Chatter [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Legislature Approves Bill Mandating New Primary If Second US House Election Is Held

The New York Times reports: The North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of a congressional election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to consider replacing Mark Harris, their candidate in the disputed race in the Ninth Congressional District. The bill, backed by substantial …

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Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

Politico reports: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there,” White …

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GOP Rep-Elect Mark Green Blames Autism On Vaccines

The Tennessean report: A soon-to-be congressman from Tennessee told constituents Tuesday he believed vaccines may be causing autism, denying data from the Centers for Disease Control and other institutions disproving such a theory. Not only did Republican Mark Green, a Congressman-elect from Clarksville who is also a medical doctor, express hesitation about the CDC’s stance on vaccines, Green said he …

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GOP Leaders Aghast At Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown

Filed under infighting is funny: GOP leaders were left cringing by Trump’s vow to take responsibility for a partial shutdown and his promise not to blame Democrats. Asked if he had seen the exchange on television, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), said, “I did, unfortunately. I wish I didn’t.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) threw up his …

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GOP Reps Call For “Autopsy” On Disastrous Midterms

The Hill reports: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is calling on incoming House GOP campaigns chief Tom Emmer (R-Wis.) and the rest of the leadership team to conduct an autopsy to find out what went wrong for Republicans in the disastrous 2018 midterms. In a “Dear Colleague” letter obtained by The Hill, Stefanik and other allies wrote Monday that the “disappointing …

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NFL Owner And GOP Reps Work To Slip Stadium Deal Into Spending Bill Before Democrats Take Over House

The Washington Post reports: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is getting help from District officials, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration as he tries to clear a major roadblock to building a new, 60,000-seat stadium on the site of RFK Stadium. Nearly three years after the Redskins unveiled futuristic designs for their next football stadium, the team has been working …

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GOP Rep-Elect Mark Harris: I Had No Foreknowledge Of Any “Wrongdoing” But I’m Totally Up For A Do-Over

NBC News reports: The Republican candidate leading in a contested House race in North Carolina would support a new election if potential fraud altered the result, he said Friday. In a video posted to Twitter, pastor Mark Harris said his campaign is “cooperating fully” with a state board of elections investigation into alleged absentee ballot irregularities. The Republican denied having …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep-Elect Discloses $34,000 Debt To Outfit Linked To Absentee Ballot Fraud Scandal

The New York Times reports: The congressional campaign of Mark Harris disclosed late Thursday night that it owed more than $34,000 in connection with an absentee ballot and voter turnout operation that has prompted fears of election fraud and called the North Carolina Republican’s narrow victory into question. In a filing with the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Harris’s campaign listed …

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MISSOURI: Republican Sen-Elect Josh Hawley Under Investigation For Using Public Employees In Campaign

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation into a complaint that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley used public resources in his successful bid for the U.S. Senate. The American Democracy Legal Fund on Nov. 2 filed a complaint with Ashcroft, claiming that Hawley used out-of-state political consultants to direct the activities of …

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Dem US House Candidate Withdraws Concession, Says GOP Rep-Elect Mark Harris Bankrolled Criminal Activity

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Dan McCready has taken back his concession to Republican Mark Harris in the U.S. House District 9 election. In an interview with Charlotte-area TV station WSOC, McCready also called on Republican rival Mark Harris “to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it.” North Carolina election officials are investigating whether …

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GOP Incumbent Issued Early Warning On NC Fraud

The Washington Post reports: When GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger lost his primary by a narrow margin in May, he suspected something was amiss. The congressman turned to a group of friends and family who had gathered with him on election night at a steakhouse near Charlotte and blamed the “ballot stuffers in Bladen,” according to three people at the gathering. …

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