Tag Archives: GOP

Senate Votes To Lift Debt Ceiling For Next Two Years

CNBC reports: The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to raise the U.S. budget and lift the debt ceiling for the next two years. The spending deal now heads to the Oval Office to be signed by President Donald Trump. The legislation passed 67-28, with 23 Republicans and five Democrats voting against the bill. Its passage in Congress — shortly …

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RNC Chair McDaniel Bats Down Corruption Rumors

Politico reports: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel grew visibly emotional during a meeting with senior GOP officials on Wednesday, as she insisted that she isn’t personally profiting off a new, President Donald Trump-endorsed small-donor platform. The party chairwoman choked up as she kicked off a closed-door panel discussion on WinRed by addressing ongoing rumors that she and other …

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Former Iowa Official Fired In Tupac Flap To Sue State

The Associated Press reports: The ousted Iowa Department of Human Services director will pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging he was let go after objecting to a pay arrangement for the governor’s deputy chief of staff, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jerry Foxhoven, a 67-year-old legal scholar known for his frequent workplace praise of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, will file …

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GOP House Rep For Cincinnati Area Hopes Trump Will “Silence” Any Racist Chanting By Tonight’s Rally Crowd

The Associated Press reports: All eyes will be watching both the Ohio crowd’s behavior — and how Trump reacts. Even his closest advisers seem uncertain as to what may transpire. “If it happened again, he might make an effort to speak out about it,” Vice President Mike Pence said recently. Republican Rep. Steve Chabot, who represents a Cincinnati-area district, said …

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Pennsylvania GOP Group’s County Fair Booth Features Dartboard With Photos Of Progressive Female Dems

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Fayette County Republicans took down a fair booth dartboard with taped-on pictures of first-term Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, after a fair attendee posted about the dartboard on Facebook, sparking complaints to the booth organizers and the fair. “I rarely post anything political on Facebook, however, after seeing this, I …

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Kris “Voter Fraud” Kobach Issues 2020 Senate Ad, Says It Was “Propaganda” To Label Him A White Nationalist

The Hill reports: Kansas GOP Senate candidate Kris Kobach blamed his gubernatorial loss last year on “propaganda” and is vowing to take a new approach to his Senate bid. “I’d failed to anticipate just how powerful the propaganda would be,” the former Kansas secretary of State said in a five-minute video released by his campaign. “When someone is called a …

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Fifth House Republican Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

Politico reports: Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas will not seek reelection in 2020, according to multiple GOP sources, becoming the fifth Republican to announce their retirement over the past two weeks. Conaway, a veteran lawmaker who represents a ruby red district, has a news conference scheduled for Wednesday in Midland, but did not specify a topic. Republican sources, however, are …

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Newly-Released Audio Tape Reveals Nixon And Reagan Complaining About “Monkeys From African Countries”

The Atlantic reports: The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the delegates who had sided against the United States. “Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said. “Yeah,” …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Republican Operative Hit With New Felony Charges In 2018 US House Election Fraud Case

The Charlotte Observer reports: A Republican political operative who worked for one-time congressional candidate Mark Harris in Bladen County faces felony charges in connection with the 2018 general election, an indictment revealed Tuesday by the Wake County district attorney shows. Leslie McCrae Dowless was charged with two counts of felony obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to …

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Liz Cheney Rages Over Protections For Grizzly Bears

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) blasted a U.S. District Court ruling that restored Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears, arguing the decision was based on “excessive litigation by radical environmentalists” instead of data. The Wyoming Republican said she’ll work to remove the protections for the species, adding the bears’ population numbers have made a …

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#MoscowMitchMcTreason Trends At #1 Nationwide

Politico reports: The hashtag #MoscowMitchMcTreason began trending on Twitter Tuesday morning after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fired back against the nickname “Moscow Mitch” in a fiery speech from the Senate floor. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former GOP lawmaker, dubbed McConnell “Moscow Mitch” after McConnell on Friday after blocked two election security measures. The hashtag #MoscowMitch quickly began …

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GOP Bill Would Ban “Addictive” Social Media Features

The Hill reports: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a freshman who has emerged as a top Republican critic of major technology companies in Congress, on Tuesday will introduce a bill banning social media companies from building “addictive” features into their products. Hawley’s Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would make it illegal for social media platforms to hook users by …

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VIRGINIA: Republicans Fail In Attempt To Censure US House Rep For Having Officiated Same-Sex Wedding

The Roanoke Times reports: A small number of Republicans on a congressional district committee tried to censure Rep. Denver Riggleman because he officiated a same-sex marriage earlier this month. The 5th Congressional District Republican Committee went into a closed session for more than two hours to discuss the matter at a meeting on Saturday at Healing Strides horse riding center …

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Rand Paul Offers To Buy Omar Ticket Back To Somalia

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Republican Sen. Rand Paul is offering to buy Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar a plane ticket to visit her home country of Somalia to learn to be more grateful for living in the United States. Omar is one of four congresswomen — known as “The Squad” — who President Donald Trump told to “go back” to their …

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#MoscowMitch Trends After McConnell Blocks Election Security Bills Meant To Deter 2020 Russian Interference

Newsweek reports: The hashtag #MoscowMitch was trending on Twitter this morning after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked two election bills designed to deter interference by Russia and other states, claiming it was “partisan legislation” by the Democratic Party. It followed special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday that Russia is still attempting to interfere in American democracy, further to …

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Details On Omar Challenger’s Alleged Crime Spree: 279 Target Items, DUI, Contempt Of Court, And Tick Spray

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: In January, she was arrested on felony shoplifting charges after she allegedly stole 279 items valued at $2,327.97 from an Edina Target. According to a criminal complaint, Stella scanned only $50 worth of items at a self-checkout before leaving the store. She told officers she remembered “arriving at Target to purchase items but nothing else due …

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Third Republican House Rep Calls It Quits For 2020

Montgomery’s ABC News affiliate reports: Alabama’s only Republican female representative in Congress says she won’t seek re-election for a sixth term in 2020, meaning the seat will be without an incumbent. Rep. Martha Roby, who represents the state’s 2nd District, said Friday she won’t seek another term, issuing a statement that doe not specifically give a reason for her decision. …

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Fail To Generate Promised Growth

Reuters reports: U.S. economic growth in 2018 missed the Trump administration’s 3% target by any measure, which could renew criticism of the White House’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. The Commerce Department said on Friday that gross domestic product increased at a 2.9% rate last year, confirming an estimate which was published in March. The department’s annual revisions to GDP …

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TEXAS: GOP Rep. Pete Olson Won’t Seek Reelection

The Texas Tribune reports: U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, announced Friday afternoon that he is retiring from Congress. The retirement sets up what will likely be one of the most competitive House races in the country. Olson narrowly won reelection last year against Democrat Sri Kulkarni, who is running again. While once a conservative stronghold, the district’s political future …

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GOP Omar Challenger Charged With Felony Shoplifting

The Guardian reports: A pro-Trump Republican candidate for Congress who is aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar in Minnesota has been charged with a felony after allegedly stealing from stores. Danielle Stella was arrested twice this year in Minneapolis suburbs over allegations that she shoplifted items worth more than $2,300 from a Target and goods valued at $40 from a grocery …

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