Tag Archives: GOP

UTAH: Mitt Romney Forced Into Senate Primary After Failing To Win Over State GOP Convention Delegates

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: After 11 hours of political elbowing and shoving at the Utah Republican Convention — held appropriately at a hockey arena — delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. In fact, Kennedy — a doctor and lawyer — finished in first place at the convention …

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GOP Missouri Gov Hit With Second Felony Charge

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering, his second felony charge in two months, after an attorney general’s office investigation into the veterans charity he founded. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — stems from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The …

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RNC On DNC’s Lawsuit: This Is Desperate Garbage

Mediaite reports: The Trump campaign has responded to the lawsuit filed by the DNC against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and Russia. In a Trump campaign press release, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, “This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional, and nearly insolvent Democratic Party. With the Democrats’ conspiracy theories against …

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Republican Group Boots Roger Stone As Their Keynote Speaker After He Calls Barbara Bush “A Nasty Drunk”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s longtime friend and former adviser Roger Stone was uninvited to an annual dinner by a Florida GOP group after attacking former first lady Barbara Bush. The Okaloosa Republican Executive Committee said on Thursday that the invitation was rescinded after Stone called Bush “a nasty drunk.” Stone reportedly also said she “drank so much booze, if …

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DNC Files Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign, Russia, Wikileaks For Election Interference

Well, this should generate quite an enraged tweetstorm: The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired …

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Released Comey Memos Backfire On GOP And Trump

The New York Times reports: Memos written by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that were released on Thursday revealed several new details about his relationship with President Trump and the president’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Though much of what the memos describe was already public, the documents themselves provided an intimate portrait of the early months …

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Christie Sticks State With $85K Official Portrait Bill

The New Jersey Record reports: To most people, the image that sums up Chris Christie’s time as governor is the picture of him on that beach closed to everyone else, in that chair with his family and friends while the public was shut out of state parks on a holiday weekend during a government shutdown. The image that Christie wants …

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Federal Appeals Court Appears Unlikely To Dismiss Corruption Charges Against Former Rep. Aaron Schock

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The federal indictment hanging over the head of former congressman Aaron Schock repeatedly references the official rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. Trouble is, some of them are pretty vague. Or so says Schock. And his attorneys insist the judicial branch has no business deciding what they really mean. To do so would be a …

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Ted Cruz: Trump Is A “Flash-Bang Grenade” Thrown Into Washington And It’s Fun To Watch Democrats Freak

Ted Cruz profiles his Glorious Leader for TIME Magazine: President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America. The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature. The same cultural safe spaces that blinkered …

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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel: We’re Glad That James Comey Says He’s No Longer A Republican [VIDEO]

“I will say he left the Republican Party, we did not leave him. He has left. We’re glad to see him go at this point with what done with this self-serving book tour — monetizing his relationship with the president. We know now how unfit he was to be FBI director with the mistruths that he’s put forward. And I …

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KANSAS: Secretary Of State Kris Kobach Held In Contempt Of Court For Failing To Notify Eligible Voters

The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports: U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt for failing to comply with her orders in a lawsuit over the state’s voter registration law. Robinson didn’t impose a fine but ordered Kobach to pay for damages caused by his failure to comply, including attorney fees. Robinson in 2016 …

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Pence Campaigns Nationwide To Stave Off Blue Wave

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is racking up the travel miles. After a quick day trip on Wednesday to Mar-a-Lago for meetings with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence will return to crisscrossing the country for political events aimed at staving off a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections, according to his office. He …

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Pull Bicentennial Celebration Funding From Memphis For Removing Monuments

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated …

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McConnell Kills Mueller Protection Bill [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Nutjob Scott Lively Vows To Be The Voice For Homocons In His Gubernatorial Campaign

Vicious anti-LGBT activist Scott “Pink Swastika” Lively, who last year won dismissal in a “crimes against humanity” suit for his role in Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill, is running once again for governor of Massachusetts. Today Lively unveiled a decidedly unique campaign ploy. He writes: In reality there are a great many conservative homosexuals in our society today whom we …

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Alabama Gov Campaign Ad: We Don’t Need Out Of State Liberals Telling Us To Tear Down Our Monuments

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama doesn’t need “folks in Washington” or “out-of-state liberals” instructing the state on what it should do with Confederate monuments, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday. Ivey, during a campaign appearance in Foley, defended a new campaign ad released earlier in the day that touted the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which she signed into law …

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Paul Ryan: I’m Not Leaving Because Of Trump [VIDEO]

Axios reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNBC’s Joe Kernen Tuesday that it’s “fake news” that he’s leaving Congress because he doesn’t want to deal with President Trump anymore. Yes, but: Ryan allies told Axios earlier this month that once Ryan passed tax reform, his longtime dream, he was ready to step out of the frustrating role of Speaker, in …

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GOP House Rep. Charlie Dent Abruptly Resigns

Back in December, Pennsylvania GOP House Rep. Charlie Dent announced that he would retire at the end of this term, citing Trump’s “divisiveness” as among his reasons. Today Dent revealed that he will resign from the House “in the coming weeks,” opening up the likelihood of a special election ahead of the midterms.  UPDATE: Here’s his statement. Serving the 15th …

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POLL: All Five New Jersey GOP House Seats Might Flip

The Hill reports: Every Republican House member from New Jersey is in danger of losing their seat in this year’s midterm election, according to a new Monmouth University poll. The survey released on Monday finds Democrats with a 19-point advantage statewide on the generic ballot, with 54 percent of respondents saying they plan to or are leaning toward voting for …

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KENTUCKY: Gov Fauxpologizes For Claim That Children Were Raped And Poisoned Due To Teachers Strike

USA Today reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for comments he made claiming children had been sexually abused or ingested poison while teachers were protesting in Frankfort last week. “The words that people say can have unintended consequences,” Bevin said in a video. “I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said. … It …

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