Tag Archives: GOP

Trump Rages: My White House Leakers Are Traitors

Mediaite reports: Trump’s tweet comes as the White House continues to face major criticism because Sadler said that McCain’s opposition to CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel is irrelevant because he’s “dying anyway.” Critics are demanding an apology from the over those insensitive remarks, and yet, the White House has dug in with their position that the leak of Sadler’s comments …

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ILLINOIS: GOP Gov Proposes Reinstating Death Penalty For Mass Shootings And Killing Of Police Officers

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday proposed reinstating the death penalty in Illinois for mass killers and people who slay law enforcement officers as part of his rewrite of a gun control bill. The death penalty provision would create a new category of homicide called “death penalty murder,” which could apply to adults who kill police …

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Blankenship To “Cocaine Mitch”: This Isn’t Over [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Despite finishing last place in the West Virginia Republican primaries last week, Don Blankenship is still releasing advertisements attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who funneled thousands of dollars into that race to oppose him. In a new 60-second spot shared on Blankenship’s Facebook page over the weekend, the failed Senate candidate attacked McConnell for …

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Sheldon Adelson Commits $30M To GOP Midterms

Fox News reports: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with …

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OKLAHOMA: NRA Vows To Unseat GOP Gov. Mary Fallin After Veto Of No-Permit Or Training Open Carry Gun Bill

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State …

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OKLAHOMA: GOP Gov Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

Just in from Lambda Legal: Today, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed SB 1140, a license-to-discriminate bill that would allow taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to reject foster or adoptive parents based upon the agency’s religious beliefs. A similar bill, SB 284, sits on the desk of Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer awaiting signature. Currey Cook, Counsel and Director, Youth in Out-of-Home Care …

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Cities Reject Opportunity To Host 2020 GOP Convention

Well, isn’t this a darn shame: Cities across the country are turning down the opportunity to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, where President Trump is expected to be nominated for a second term. The cities that have rejected hosting duties insist Trump and today’s divisive politics are not factors in their decisions. They instead cite high security costs and …

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Sarah Palin: Hearing That John McCain Now Says He Regrets Choosing Me Is Like A “Perpetual Gut-Punch”

The Daily Mail reports: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says hearing that Sen. John McCain now regrets choosing her as his 2008 running mate is “like a perpetual gut-punch” every time she hears about it. And the latest verdict from the ailing 81-year-old Arizona Republican, she said, is perplexing because McCain has told her very different things over and …

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White House Official Apologizes To Meghan McCain For Mocking Her Father’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis

The Hill reports: A White House official called Meghan McCain on Thursday to apologize after she mocked Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) cancer diagnosis during a meeting earlier in the day, a source told The Hill. The Hill first reported Thursday that special assistant Kelly Sadler brushed off the senator’s opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying, …

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White House Official Cruelly Ridicules John McCain At Staff Meeting: “It Doesn’t Matter, He’s Dying Anyway”

Nothing should surprise us anymore. But still: A White House official mocked Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis at an internal meeting on Thursday, a day after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel. Special assistant Kelly Sadler made the derisive comments during a closed-door White House meeting of about two-dozen communications …

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Junior To Stage Rallies To Support GOP In Midterms

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr. is preparing to dive into the 2018 midterm elections. He wants to use his influence within the Republican base to “expand our majority in the Senate and protect our majority in the House,” said a source close to the president’s son. Expect Don Jr. to be raising money for Republican candidates and staging rallies. Don …

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GEORGIA: GOP Candidate For Gov Pumps Shotgun, Vows To “Round Up Criminal Illegals Myself” [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Fresh off a gun-filled ad that stirred controversy, Secretary of State Brian Kemp tried to outdo himself with a new 30-second spot that featured firearms, explosions and a pledge that he would “round up criminal illegals” himself if needed. This spot takes viewers through a barrage of images to remind voters of his tough-on-crime policies and …

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“Cocaine Mitch” McConnell Trolls Don Blankenship

Slate reports: It’s been pretty hard to predict which way the Republican Party would go of late, what with the whole Donald Trump situation, but anyone who bet big on “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates a political enemy’s defeat by gleefully comparing himself to Pablo Escobar” is cleaning up in the office pool tonight. After Don Blankenship lost the …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Blankenship Finishes In Last Place

CNN reports: Ex-convict and coal baron Don Blankenship has lost his bid for the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia, CNN projects. CNN projects he will place third, behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins, in the race to take on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the fall. The political world was watching to see how Blankenship would …

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INDIANA: Mike Pence’s Brother Wins House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Greg Pence has won the Republican primary for an Indiana congressional seat his younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence, once held for a dozen years. He defeated four others Tuesday in the 6th District race, including Muncie businessman Jonathan Lamb. He’d argued that Greg Pence merely relied on his prominent name and dodged debates. Pence raised …

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Hatch Apologizes To McCain For Funeral Comments

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has apologized to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for saying it was “ridiculous” for McCain to request that President Trump not attend his funeral, a remark that drew a swift rebuke from McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain. “I agree with the daughter,” a remorseful Hatch told The Washington Post on Tuesday. “I shouldn’t have …

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Don Blankenship Embraces “Bigot” Charges In Final Ad: Even If It’s True, I’ll Still Do A Better Job Than Others

Fox News reports: On the final day of a chaotic primary campaign, a radio announcement from Don Blankenship, Republican hopeful for Senate in West Virginia, does not seek to deny or explain away charges leveled against him by his own party’s establishment. He’s embracing those attacks instead. “They are calling me a bigot, a moron, a despicable character and mentally …

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Orrin Hatch: John McCain Should Invite Trump To His Funeral Because “The President Is A Very Good Man”

Politico reports: Sen. John McCain should reconsider his wish that President Donald Trump not attend McCain’s funeral, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior GOP senator. McCain prefers instead that Vice President Mike Pence attend his funeral rather than Trump, who has mocked McCain for being tortured and attacked him for voting against Obamacare repeal. But Hatch said he thought …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Don Blankenship Leads In Two Polls

The Weekly Standard reports: Republicans are panicking as internal polls show Don Blankenship, a coal baron who spent time in jail for a mining disaster that killed 29 workers, surging into the lead in the West Virginia Senate GOP primary over Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and Congressman Evan Jenkins. The results of an internal campaign poll conducted for one rival …

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: The GOP Will Hold The House Because Americans Are Too Smart

“People can underestimate us. They’ve done that before. All they want to do is capture this government to try to impeach this president or stop anything from happening, or raising your taxes. I think the American public is too smart for that. I’m very confident that we can keep the majority. I know that history plays against us, but remember …

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