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GOP US House Rep Charged With Felony Voter Fraud

Topeka’s CBS News affiliate reports: U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins faces criminal charges of voter fraud. Shawnee Co. District Attorney Mike Kagay said Tuesday he filed four counts against Watkins: Interference with Law Enforcement, Providing False Information; Voting without being Qualified; Unlawful Advance Voting; and Failing to Notify the DMV of Change of Address. The first three are felonies, while the …

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House Dems Renew Push To Get Trump’s Financials

They’ll never get the records before the election but good for them anyway: House Democrats have renewed their push to obtain President Trump’s financial records after the Supreme Court ruled against them last week but allowed them to resubmit the case to a lower court. Douglas Letter, the House’s top attorney, wrote to the Supreme Court Monday evening, requesting that …

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GOP House Candidate Blames 2018 California Wildfires On “Ray Beams” During Appearance On #QAnon Show

“There’s a lot of suspicion, and I think there’s a lot of truth to this, that they had a lot of the – when you put in the new homes you have the meters that go in there – these meters were set off by a lucid ray beam that blew up these meters in the start of the Paradise …

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Colorado #QAnon Cultist Defeats Trump-Endorsed GOP Incumbent In House Primary After Defying Lockdown

CNN reports: A five-term Republican congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump conceded his primary reelection bid in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, a stunning upset that will vault his far-right challenger, Lauren Boebert, into the state’s general election. Boebert is the latest GOP candidate associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, though she doesn’t go as far as self-professed …

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Republicans Have Skipped Intel Briefings For Months

Politico reports: Democrats see a boycott motivated by partisan politics. Republicans argue they have legitimate security concerns. Either way, GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee have skipped all but one of the panel’s proceedings, public and private, since before Congress went into its coronavirus-lockdown in early March. And that impasse shows no signs of ending, even as the panel …

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US House Passes Bill To Expand Obamacare

The Washington Post reports: The House Monday passed the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its birth a decade ago, providing Democrats a high-wattage platform to castigate President Trump for his efforts to overturn the landmark law during a pandemic and an election year. The 234-179 vote, almost entirely along party lines, was a hollow exercise in …

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US House Approves DC Statehood Bill In 232-180 Vote

CNN reports: House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure. The bill, introduced by DC’s nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and …

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NEW YORK: Progressive Jamaal Bowman Set To Oust Powerful Longtime US House Rep. Eliot Engel [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Jamaal Bowman, a liberal Black middle-school principal, was ahead in early Democratic primary election results Tuesday in his bid to oust long-time U.S. Representative Eliot Engel from a congressional seat representing part of New York. Bowman, 44, was leading Engel, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, by 59.48% to 35.31%, the New York state elections board …

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SHOCKER: Openly Gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres Poised To Beat Homophobe Ruben Diaz In House Race

The New York Post reports: Councilman Ritchie Torres broke out to an early lead Tuesday night in the hotly contested battle for an open Bronx congressional seat, as the openly gay city lawmaker appeared to turn away a challenge from one of New York’s most high-profile conservative politicians. Torres led the crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) …

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LIVE VIDEO: Fauci And CDC Head Testify Before House

Reuters reports: Top Trump health officials on Tuesday will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Officials expected to speak include National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn and the administration’s testing czar, Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir …

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NOM Endorses Arch Homophobe Ruben Diaz Sr.

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Tomorrow is primary election day in New York, and in “the bluest, poorest congressional district in America” — in the Bronx — a tightly contested Congressional seat is being sought by about a dozen Democratic hopefuls. But right now, the leading candidate in the polls is a friend of NOM, a pro-life …

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US House Candidate Sings Anthem In Campaign Ad

Oklahoma City’s Fox News affiliate reports: Shelli Landon is one of nine Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for Oklahoma Congressional District 5. Landon came to Oklahoma for college and never left. She graduated from Raymond Bible College, earned a PhD in education, and served as Master Artist at-Large. Shelli is a national anthem singer, and started, gathered signatures, and eventually …

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After Fiery Exchange With Black Dem House Rep, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, 38, Claims To Have Adult Cuban Son

The Daily Beast reports: Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform blew up when Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took offense at remarks made by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) about race, asking the Black congressman “who the hell” he thought he was. The Democrat noted that he was aware that there are GOP congressmen who have Black grandchildren before pointing …

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House Dems May Subpoena Bolton To Testify On Book

Politico reports: Top House Democrats say they’re seriously considering whether Bolton should appear before them — either voluntarily or under subpoena — to testify about explosive allegations contained in his new book, including that Trump encouraged China to construct internment camps for Uighurs, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to purchase American agricultural products in order to help his reelection bid …

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Pelosi Orders Removal Of Four Confederate Portraits

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday announced that she has ordered the removal of portraits of four House speakers who served in the Confederacy that are on display at the Capitol. “There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of honor for memorializing men who embody the violent bigotry and …

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Pelosi Clamps Down After Defiant GOP House Rep Gets COVID: Sergeant At Arms To Bar Maskless House Reps

The New York Daily News reports: The Boss says wear a mask — or stay out of the people’s house. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying down the law when it comes to face coverings in the House of Representatives during the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic leader has issued an order requiring all lawmakers to wear masks in committee hearings, …

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US House To Vote On DC Statehood Bill On June 26th

The Washington Post reports: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) has chosen June 26 to hold the first floor vote in a generation on D.C. statehood, hoping to harness a national reckoning on race and capitalize on widespread outrage over the federal response to street protests in the nation’s capital. Officials expect legislation making the District the 51st state …

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Dem House Rep. Ilhan Omar Loses Father To COVID

Politico reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar’s father died due to the coronavirus, the Minnesota congresswoman announced Monday night. “It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away due to complications from COVID-19,” Omar said in a statement. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him.” Omar …

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Republican House Rep Has COVID, Wouldn’t Wear Mask

NBC News reports: Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., said Monday that he, his wife and their son have the coronavirus illness, COVID-19. In a statement, Rice called the illness the “Wuhan Flu,” a term that has been criticized as inaccurate and even racist. “We are all on the mend and doing fine,” Rice said. Rice said his son, Lucas, got sick …

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Ex-Liberty University Staffer Ousts GOP US House Rep

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Challenger Bob Good has ousted Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-5th in a rancorous drive-thru convention for the party’s nomination. Voting in the all-day convention at a church in Campbell County concluded at 7 p.m., but party officials did not announce the results until after 1 a.m. Fifth District GOP chairman Melvin Adams said 2,537 delegates voted Saturday. …

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