Tag Archives: GOP

GEORGIA: Log Cabin Endorses Anti-LGBT Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kemp, Opposes “Radical Liberal” Dem

Patrick Saunders reports at Project Q Atlanta: Brian Kemp reiterated his support of anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation just as a gay Republican group endorsed the newly-named GOP gubernatorial nominee. Kemp signed a pledge to support “religious freedom” legislation last year. He stood by it at a Republican “unity rally” on Thursday after trouncing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the GOP …

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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: Nobody Will Be Surprised If It’s Proven Trump Knew About Junior’s Meeting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A California Republican lawmaker said Saturday that no one in Washington will not be “surprised” if it turns out there is evidence proving President Trump knew in advance about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was pressed by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Saturday whether Trump could …

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Senate Filing: Rick Scott Likely Worth $500+ Million

Politico reports: Gov. Rick Scott’s family fortune could be upwards of $500 million, a number much larger than he has reported in the past because Florida did not require the governor to include massive investments held by his wife, according to federal financial disclosure forms filed Friday. The forms were filed as part of Scott’s bid for the U.S. Senate, …

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AUSTIN: GOP Rep’s Home Is City’s #1 Water User

Well, this is a curious story. The Austin Statesman reports: The sprawling West Austin home of Congressman Mike McCaul used more city-supplied water than any other single-family residence in 2017, according to the Austin water utility. McCaul’s hillside home near Lake Austin was one of 22 residences calculated to have used more than one million gallons of city water in …

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Cuccinelli Tweets Photo Of Jim Jordan: “Who Better To Wrestle Dems To The Ground? #JimJordan4Speaker!”

This really happened today: While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he …

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GOP Rep Dined With Accused NRA/Russian Spy In DC

ABC News reports: When FBI counterintelligence agents plowed through the emails of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina’s networking around Washington, they discovered her plan to arrange “friendship and dialogue dinners” with influential Americans. At one dinner, ABC News has learned, in February 2017 at the tony French eaterie, Bistro Bis, one guest who dined with the then-28 year old Russian …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Blankenship Denied Place On Ballot

Politico reports: West Virginia’s secretary of state on Thursday denied Don Blankenship’s bid to appear on the Senate ballot as a third-party candidate, a victory for Republicans hoping to consolidate votes against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the general election. Secretary of State Mac Warner said Blankenship’s bid would violate the state’s “sore loser law” preventing a candidate who lost …

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Jim Jordan Formally Unveils Bid For House Speaker

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: House Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan – a conservative firebrand from Champaign County – announced Thursday that he’ll run for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to …

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FLORIDA: Federal Judge Orders State To Lift GOP Ban On Using College Campuses As Early Voting Sites

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Calling it a “lopsided” burden on college students, a federal judge today told Florida that college and university campuses can be used as early voting sites in this year’s elections. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the ban put in place by Secretary of State Ken Detzner [photo above] unconstitutional. He said …

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House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

The Hill reports: A group of conservative House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The impeachment document makes a series of charges against Rosenstein, the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ’s No. 2 official. …

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CNN’s Ken Cuccinelli Posts Fake Maxine Waters Quote

Media Matters reports: CNN legal and political commentator Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican who formerly served as Virginia’s attorney general, shared a fake quote from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that an “illegal immigrant” should be nominated to the Supreme Court. In late June, a Twitter “parody” account pretending to be CNN tweeted an image of Waters appearing on CNN with a …

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MISSOURI: US Senate Candidate “Triggers Liberals” By Giving Away Machine That Makes Untraceable Guns

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Nearly a year after he was temporarily booted off of Facebook for raffling off an AR-15 rifle, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is giving away a machine capable of printing parts for a similar firearm. Austin Petersen, who ran for president as a Libertarian in 2016, issued a press release and a letter to …

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Paul Ryan Reads Mean Tweets About Him [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Speaker Paul Ryan took a break from his GOP leadership duties on Wednesday to read a series of nasty (and funny) tweets aimed at his political character, his workout routine, and the fate of his animal-infested SUV. Ryan’s staff made the video ahead of a speech the speaker will give Wednesday morning to congressional interns. His remarks …

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Resigns After Dropping Pants And Shouting N-Word In Sacha Baron Cohen Episode

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs during an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series is resigning his seat in the state Legislature, according to House Speaker David Ralston’s office. State Rep. Jason Spencer faced increasing pressure to step down shortly after the episode of “Who is America?” aired Sunday night, and …

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Sean Spicer’s Book: Trump’s Pro-LGBT Message At 2016 Convention Was Paul Manafort’s Plot To Silence Critics

People Magazine reports: When Donald Trump promised at the 2016 Republican National Convention to “do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens,” it was heralded as an unprecedented declaration by a GOP presidential nominee — and a sign of hope that Trump would prove more moderate in his gay-rights policies than his party platform. Two years and multiple …

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House GOP Floats Another Tax Cut Ahead Of Midterms

Reuters reports: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an election-year tax plan on Tuesday that is unlikely to become law but could energize party voters this autumn by promising permanent tax cuts for individuals and most business owners. Days before lawmakers head home for five weeks of summer campaigning before the Nov. 6 congressional elections, House Ways and …

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Ryan: Trump’s Security Clearance Threat Is Just Trolling

NBC News reports: Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he thinks President Trump is “trolling” people with his threat to revoke the security clearances from former top national security officials who have criticized him and his policies. “I think he’s trolling people, honestly,” the Wisconsin Republican said, chuckling slightly, when NBC News’ Kasie Hunt asked if Trump’s threat is dangerous. …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Don “Cocaine Mitch” Blankenship To File Third Party Senate Bid, Legal Battle Likely To Ensue

The Hill reports: Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship is preparing to run as a third-party candidate in the West Virginia Senate race after losing his bid for the GOP nomination in a move that is likely to spark a fierce legal battle. Blankenship’s campaign announced that he will file paperwork on Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November as the …

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Georgia Republican Shouts N-Word, Exposes Rear End In Latest Episode Of Sacha Baron Cohen Show [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Georgia lawmaker is facing calls to resign after footage of him yelling racial slurs and exposing himself aired on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show Sunday night. In the latest episode of “Who Is America?,” the comedian plays Israeli military expert Erran Morad, and enlists state Rep. Jason Spencer (R) to film an “anti-terrorism video.” In the …

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Graham: Trump Is “Confused” About Russian Meddling

CBS News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, is urging President Trump to safeguard the U.S. election process ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, telling the president to “lead this nation to make sure the 2018 election is protected.” Graham, a frequent Trump ally, said that the president often gets the issue of Russian interference “confused” with the accusations of …

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