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Rep. Adam Schiff Issues Blistering Open Letter To GOP Colleagues: You Must Rise Up Against President Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff writes in the Washington Post: To my Republican colleagues: When the president attacked the independence of the Justice Department by intervening in a case in which he is implicated, you did not speak out. When he attacked the press as the enemy of the people, you again were silent. When he targeted the judiciary, labeling judges and …

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GOP Rep. Steve King To Run For Reelection In 2020

The Des Moines Register reports: A defiant Rep. Steve King confirmed Thursday that he will run for a 10th term as an Iowa congressman, despite controversies over his history of caustic remarks, including about race and immigration. The Kiron Republican has been criticized by national and state leaders of his own party, has been stripped of committee assignments in Congress …

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Tennessee GOP Gov Apologizes For Confederate Photo

The Tennessean reports: Days after Gov. Bill Lee’s staff members said they were unaware of any photos of the Tennessee governor wearing a Confederate uniform, his office confirmed he is pictured doing so in a 1980 Auburn University yearbook. Lee attended the public university in Alabama from 1977 to 1981 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, a …

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Banks Profited Extra $28 Billion Thanks To GOP Tax Cut

The Hill reports: Federally insured U.S. banks made more than $28 billion in additional profits in 2018 thanks to the Republican tax-cut law enacted at the start of the year, according to data released Thursday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed that the nation’s 5,406 federally insured banks reeled in $236.7 billion in profits last year, according to the …

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North Carolina Election Board Orders House Do-Over

The Charlotte Observer reports: Republican Mark Harris, in a stunning reversal, called Thursday for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, giving up hopes of being certified as the winner in a race marked by voting irregularities in Bladen and Robeson counties. “I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said in testimony before the state elections …

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NORTH CAROLINA: As Walls Close In, Republican House Candidate Mark Harris Says He Wants Election Do-Over

Since when does proven election fraud merit a do-over? Vox reports: At a North Carolina hearing, investigators have laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remains uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP House Candidate Attempts To Downplay Damning Testimony From “Arrogant” Son

Talking Points Memo reports: One of the biggest challenges facing Mark Harris Thursday as he took the stand in the North Carolina disputed election hearing was to discredit his son, whose testimony has been a body blow to the Republican candidate’s defense, while still coming across as sympathetic. Mark Harris tried to achieve this effect by mixing subtle put-downs and …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Son Of GOP House Candidate Says He Warned That Ballot Harvester Was “Shady” [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: John Harris said he sent his father an email outlining felony criminal law in 2017 as it relates to ballot-collecting. But he said that he doesn’t thinks his parents believed Bladen County political operative McCrae Dowless was breaking the law. “I have no reason to believe that, at all…I think they were lied to,” said John …

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SCOTUS Rejects Petition By Former Rep. Aaron Schock

USA Today reports: A former congressman who resigned under pressure in 2015 after lavish spending that included remodeling his office in the style of the television series “Downton Abbey” failed to win a reprieve Tuesday at the Supreme Court. Aaron Schock of Illinois, a former rising Republican star first elected to the House of Representatives at the age of 27, …

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North Carolina Election Officials Say GOP Operative Ran Complex Scheme To Falsify US House Ballots [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: State election officials said Monday that a political operative for Republican Mark Harris orchestrated a complex scheme to illegally collect and falsify absentee ballots in the 9th Congressional District last year, hiding evidence of the scheme as it unfolded and obstructing the state’s investigation after the election. Those explosive charges opened an evidentiary hearing in Raleigh …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Election Fraud Probe Begins

Politico reports: North Carolina’s board of elections will dig into fraud allegations in the state’s disputed 9th Congressional District on Monday, kicking off hearings that could prompt a new election this year. The district has gone without a congressman this year after the board declined to certify the 2018 election results amid accusations that McCrae Dowless, an operative hired by …

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GOP Senator: Republicans Didn’t Control The Senate

“You said we controlled both chambers. We didn’t. We had a majority in the Senate. So you don’t control it. We needed Democrats to support us and they’ve been unified in trying to thwart this president’s #1 issue in the campaign, which was to secure the borders. So no, we didn’t have control. We needed Democrats, we never had any …

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MAINE: Former GOP Gov. Paul LePage Charged State For Dozens Of Nights At Trump’s Hotel, Lavish Meals

The Portland Press Herald reports: Former Gov. Paul LePage and his staff members paid for more than 40 rooms at Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel during a two-year period, spending at least $22,000 in Maine taxpayer money at a business owned by the president’s family. Documents recently obtained by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram show that the LePage administration …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Former Republican Gov. William Weld Launches Plan To Challenge Trump In 2020 [VIDEO]

The Boston Globe reports: William F. Weld, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts, said Friday he is launching a presidential exploratory committee, taking a formal step to become the first Republican to directly challenge President Trump in the 2020 GOP primary. “I think our country is in grave peril and I cannot sit quietly on the sidelines anymore,” Weld said …

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GOP House Rep’s Unit Deployed To Mexican Border

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week with his Air National Guard unit, his office announced on Wednesday evening. “The Congressman is humbled to serve his IL-16 community here in the People’s House and equally proud to serve as a reconnaissance pilot in the Air National Guard,” Kinzinger’s communications director, Maura Gillespie, said …

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KANSAS: Republican Bills Would Ban Same-Sex “Parody Marriage” And Define LGBTQ Rights As A Religion

USA Today reports: A group of state representatives in Kansas introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage,” stop the state from recognizing gay marriage and establish an “elevated marriage” option for straight couples who seek “higher standards of commitment.” One of the two bills introduced contends LGBTQ people are aligned with the secular humanism movement, …

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West Virginia GOP State Rep: If My Son Or Daughter Say They Are Gay, I’ll See If They Can Swim [VIDEO]

Huntington’s CBS affiliate reports: The West Virginia Republican Party has issued a statement denouncing Delegate Eric Porterfield’s comments about the LGBTQ Community. In the statement, WV GOP Chairwoman Melody Potter said, “As West Virginians, we are taught to respect one another, love our neighbors, and when we disagree to seek understanding of our fellow Mountaineers. “In recent days, Delegate Eric …

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GOP Rep. Walter “Freedom Fries” Jones Dies At Age 76

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an Eastern North Carolina congressman who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones, like his father, served his district for nearly a quarter-century. His death was confirmed by his office. Jones, …

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WYOMING: GOP State Rep Compares Homosexuality To Pedophilia And Bestiality In Meeting With LGBT Youth

CBS News reports: The civil rights group Wyoming Equality accused Wyoming Sen. Lynn Hutchings of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in a meeting last week with LGBTQ youth, according to an informal complaint made public by the organization. The advocacy group posted the complaint Friday afternoon on its website. It also posted a link to the complaint on its …

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GOP Issues 2020 Target List Of 55 House Democrats: “Freedom Or Socialism, That’s The Choice In 2020”

Roll Call reports: Republicans will be targeting 55 House Democrats in 2020, the majority of whom are new members, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Thursday. The lengthy target list, shared first with Roll Call, includes all 31 Democrats in districts President Donald Trump carried in 2016. The list also includes 20 districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that …

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