Tag Archives: GOP

GOP Senator Rips “Fake News” Hannity In New Book

The Daily Beast reports: Dubbing Hannity-like programming as “polititainment,” GOP Sen. Ben Sasse described in the book his Trump-era clashes with the Fox host as “unusually unpleasant,” and laid out several examples of what he saw as failures of Hannity to inform the public in good faith. The Nebraska senator said most storylines on the top-rated Fox News show could …

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NEVADA: “Pro-Trump Pimp” Found Dead In His Brothel

Las Vegas’s ABC affiliate reports: Nevada brothel owner and GOP Assembly candidate Dennis Hof has died. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hof’s death Tuesday morning at the Love Ranch in Crystal, outside of Pahrump. Detectives and deputies are currently on scene and conducting an investigation into his death. Hof was 72 years old. His cause of death is unknown …

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FLORIDA: GOP Official Kills Fleeing Shoplifter, Previously Held Anti-Parkland Rally, Attended Confederacy Rally

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: Lakeland police have released surveillance video showing a city commissioner shoot a man who was trying to steal a hatchet from his military surplus store. Michael Dunn is a Lakeland City Commissioner who took office in January of 2018. The shooting happened Oct. 3 at the Vets Army Navy Surplus which is owned by Dunn. …

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NEW YORK: GOP Gov Candidate Says He’s “Ashamed” That Proud Boys Were Invited To Speak At GOP Club

The New York Daily News reports: GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro on Tuesday said he is “a bit ashamed” that a Manhattan Republican Club invited the head of the ultra-national right wing group The Proud Boys to speak over the weekend. “I’m embarrassed these individuals were invited to speak,” Molinaro said during a 90-minute appearance before the Daily News Editorial …

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MINNESOTA: Anti-LGBT Republican Attorney General Candidate Vows To Fire Every Dem Lawyer If Elected

Minnesota’s Bring Me The News reports: Republican Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow is coming under scrutiny for comments made during a private fundraiser this week. Audio recorded by a DFL staffer obtained by Bring Me The News, which had earlier been sent to MPR, reveals Wardlow promising a mass firing of Democratic attorneys currently working at the AG’s Office under …

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Trump Has Already Raised $106M For 2020 Campaign

New York Magazine reports: At this point in their first terms, the last five presidents had raised a combined $0 for their own reelection campaigns. But like so many other norms, Donald Trump has smashed that one, raising more than $100 million toward his own bid for a second term in office, Federal Election Commission filings show. Between his own …

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McCarthy Introduces Bill To Fund Trump’s Border Wall

Roll Call reports: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced legislation that includes more than $23 billion for President Donald Trump’s border security agenda and numerous enforcement provisions aimed at cracking down on sanctuary cities and undocumented criminals, a proposal that could boost his bid to lead the House GOP after next month’s elections. The California Republican introduced the bill …

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MINNESOTA: GOP Senate Candidate Exposed For Her Facebook Post Comparing Michelle Obama To “Chimp”

The Huffington Post reports: Republican Karin Housley, a state senator running to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, compared then-first lady Michelle Obama to a “chimp” in 2009. In an April 2009 Facebook post, Housley criticized the first lady’s posture when she met Queen Elizabeth II. “Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our First Ladies to at …

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Protester Disrupts Anthem At NFL Game [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, …

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GEORGIA: GOP Senator Rips Phone Away From Student Trying To Ask Him About Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts to purge the voter registrations of thousands of black voters in the Peach State. As the …

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GOP Candidate Says He Chose “Poor Metaphor” When He Threatened To Stomp Dem’s Face With “Golf Spikes”

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R) took down a video saying that he would “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s face Friday, stating that he had chosen a “poor metaphor” in making the comments. Wagner said that “I shouldn’t have said what I said” in the Facebook video live-streamed Friday. Wagner told PennLive.com that he meant his …

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ARIZONA: State GOP Operatives Get Busted Trying To Donate “Communist Party” Money To Dem House Rep

The Guardian reports: Two young Arizona Republicans tried to make a donation to a congressman while posing as members of a university communist party, in an apparent attempt to tie the Democrat to the far left. On Friday afternoon in Flagstaff, two men who called themselves Jose Rosales and Ahmahd Sadia walked into the campaign office of first-term Democrat Tom …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham To TMZ: “I’m Not Gay” [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Lindsey Graham is going high in response to Chelsea Handler going low, after she claimed to out him on Twitter. We got the Senator from South Carolina Friday at Reagan National Airport, and asked him about Handler’s #NationalComingOutDay tweet. Instead of blasting her — as many others have — Graham insisted Chelsea had every right to say whatever …

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Court Sets Trial For Indicted GOP Rep: February 2020

CNN reports: A federal judge on Thursday set a trial date of Feb. 3, 2020, for the insider trading case in which Rep. Chris Collins, his son and another man are charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company. Collins, a Republican from Western New York state who …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP Candidate Threatens To “Stomp All Over” Dem Gov. Tom Wolf’s Face With “Golf Spikes”

Penn Live reports: In a bizarre turn, Republican governor candidate Scott Wagner threatened to “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s “face with golf spikes” as his temper boiled over about attack commercials posted by the Democratic incumbent campaign. Wagner, of York County, made his remarks in a video posted to his campaign’s official Facebook page on Friday. By midday, the …

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Congress Now In Recess Until After Midterm Elections

The Associated Press reports: The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month’s midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has focused on reshaping the judiciary with more …

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Adelson Gives Another $25M To GOP Super PACs

The New York Times reports: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, the Las Vegas Republicans who have already spent more money on federal races this year than any other donors in either political party, are piling even more of their casino fortune into Republicans’ campaign efforts, people with knowledge of their plans said Thursday. The newest donations, made recently to a pair …

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FLORIDA: Gillum Lawyers Warn TV Stations To Stop Airing “Defamatory” Ads From State Republican Party

Talking Points Memo reports: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on Thursday demanded that Florida TV stations stop broadcasting a “maliciously false” attack ad put out by the state Republican Party, warning that further broadcast of the ad would be intentionally defamatory. In a cease-and-desist letter, lawyers for the Gillum campaign claims the ad was approved by his GOP opponent Rep. …

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Glorious Leader: Devin Nunes Deserves The “Medal Of Honor” For Defending Me Against Russian Witch Hunt

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that Rep. Devin Nunes deserves a Medal of Honor for the courage he displayed by taking on the Department of Justice over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. During a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends, Trump repeated his denial that there was any collusion between his campaign and …

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