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Pelosi bans GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Jim Banks from serving on Jan. 6 committee, McCarthy threatens total boycott
Post Date: 2021-07-22 01:28:19 by Gatlin
Pelosi bans GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Jim Banks from serving on Jan. 6 committee, McCarthy threatens total boycott By Marisa Schultz | Fox News House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she's rejecting two of the five GOP picks to sit on the newly formed Jan. 6 select committee. Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday she won't appoint Reps. Jim Jordan from Ohio or Jim Banks from Indiana two strong allies of former President Donald Trump to the committee formed to investigate the cause of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and make recommendations on preventing future violence. Her decision immediately sparked backlash from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who ...
Don’t believe in election fraud? GOP on ‘RINO hunt’ for Republicans who accept Trump lost in 2020
Post Date: 2021-07-20 23:27:07 by Gatlin
Dont believe in election fraud? GOP on RINO hunt for Republicans who accept Trump lost in 2020 By Samuel J. Robinson LANSING, MI A leading voice in the Michigan GOP has sought to move the party past claims that the presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump, acknowledging there was no evidence of widespread fraud. On Wednesday, he abruptly resigned. Former Michigan GOP executive director Jason Roe was the most outspoken senior official within the state party when it came to denouncing election conspiracy theories and pushing back against the former president. Roe resigned without giving a reason Wednesday. Despite party Chairman Ron ...
Altered Hunter Biden photo falsely claims Trump won the 2020 election
Post Date: 2021-07-20 06:05:40 by Gatlin
Fact check: Altered Hunter Biden photo falsely claims Trump won the 2020 election By McKenzie Sadeghi It's been eight months since Election Day, and some Republicans are still falsely asserting the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump via widespread voter fraud in states he lost. Following Trump's address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas in which he repeated debunked election falsehoods claims that "Democrats cheated" resurfaced on social media. On July 16, Trump's son Eric took to Facebook to share a purported image of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, painting a sign that says, ...
AG Garland violates pledge to remain nonpolitical in fiery statement blasting states' election laws
Post Date: 2021-07-19 03:42:22 by Gatlin
AG Garland violates pledge to remain nonpolitical in fiery statement blasting states' election laws By Kelly Laco Attorney General Merrick Garland violated his pledge to avoid "politicizing" the Department of Justice (DOJ) by blasting states' election laws in a statement honoring the one year anniversary of the death of civil rights giant Democratic Rep. John Lewis. "Since 2013, there has been a dramatic rise across the country in legislative efforts that make it harder for millions of citizens to vote. This increase accelerated after the 2020 elections," Garland said in a Saturday morning statement. "The recent further narrowing of voting ...
FACT FOCUS: A False Narrative of 74K Extra Votes in Arizona
Post Date: 2021-07-17 10:39:23 by Gatlin
FACT FOCUS: A False Narrative of 74K Extra Votes in Arizona By ALI SWENSON Cyber Ninjas, the cybersecurity consulting firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election, on Thursday pushed a false narrative that Maricopa County received thousands of mail-in ballots that had no record of being sent out to voters. The firm's CEO Doug Logan used the baseless claim to urge legislators to subpoena more records and canvass voters at home, grasping for evidence of fraud even as a hand count of a statistical sample of ballots and two post-election audits showed no proof of wrongdoing in Maricopa Countys election. The false claim has ...
Amid Lawsuits, Trump Continues to Wield Outsized Influence
Post Date: 2021-07-17 10:17:43 by Gatlin
Amid Lawsuits, Trump Continues to Wield Outsized Influence By Patsy Widakuswara Even as Donald Trump faces the threat of lawsuits over his companys business dealings and continues to be banned on social media platforms, the former president wields an outsized influence over the Republican Party. Unlike most former presidents who stay out of the political limelight, Trump is still holding rallies, attacking President Joe Biden and amplifying what his critics call the Big Lie the claim that Biden stole the 2020 election. We won the election twice," is a refrain Trump often declares at his rallies and events. While Gallup poll shows 62% of Americans ...
Ex-NFL player Jack Brewer slams league for fueling division with 'political advocacy'
Post Date: 2021-07-17 10:09:32 by Gatlin
Ex-NFL player Jack Brewer slams league for fueling division with 'political advocacy' Brewer reacts to NFL planning to play Black anthem for 2nd straight season By Stephanie Giang-Paunon | Fox News The National Football League is reportedly adding more politics to the playbook this upcoming season, ramping up the social justice messages and bringing back the Black national anthem before kickoff. "They are not just an NFL league or a sports league anymore. They have gone to straight political advocacy," former NFL player Jack Brewer told "Fox & Friends," Friday. Brewer claimed that the NFL put millions of dollars into advertising for Black Lives ...
Senate recount delayed again; Karen Fann says Cyber Ninjas' count of ballots doesn't match county's
Post Date: 2021-07-16 05:19:23 by Gatlin
Senate recount delayed again; Karen Fann says Cyber Ninjas' count of ballots doesn't match county's By Andrew Oxford The Arizona Senates effort to do its own check on the number of ballots cast in Maricopa Countys 2020 general election is not expected to begin until Wednesday in the latest turn for an unprecedented and controversial audit that has dragged on for 12 weeks. And the recount which will be the third tally of the ballots got a new element of drama on Tuesday after Senate President Karen Fann told a radio show host that the companies hired by the Legislature to review the election results had come up with a different number of ...
Dreams of a new #NeverTrump political party? Good luck with that.
Post Date: 2021-06-02 07:18:59 by Gatlin
Just as May flowers follow April showers, so too do presidential campaigns fertilize the political soil for fanciful, post-election dreams of sprouting viable new third parties. We
declare our intent to catalyze an American renewal, wrote 150 mostly Republican ex-politicians and security-state veterans on May 13 in a breathless joint letter, and to either reimagine a party dedicated to our founding ideals or else hasten the creation of such an alternative. This new movement, posited co-founders Evan McMullin and Miles Taylor in a follow-up Economist essay, seeks either to wean the GOP from its cult of personality around Donald Trump or to ...
An Evangelical Battle of the Generations: To Embrace Trump or Not?
Post Date: 2021-06-02 07:06:13 by Gatlin
As Liberty University plots its post-Falwell future, young people want to steer clear of politics. The trustees arent buying it. For years, there was an adage around Liberty University that if God split Jerry Falwell in half, you would have his sons Jerry and Jonathan. Jerry Jr. inherited his fathers desire to be a force in American politics, and his post as Liberty University president, while Jonathan inherited his fathers gift for evangelical uplift and became pastor of his church. Now, 14 years after Jerry Falwell Sr. died and nine months after Jerry Jr. was ousted in a scandal, Liberty is enmeshed in a debate that could have profound implications for the ...
Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024.
Post Date: 2021-06-01 12:58:24 by Gatlin
WASHINGTON Defeated presidents usually go away at least for a long while. Not Donald Trump. Trump returns to the electoral battlefield Saturday as the marquee speaker at the North Carolina Republican Party's state convention. He plans to follow up with several more rallies in June and July to keep his unique political base engaged in the 2022 midterms and give him the option of seeking the presidency again in 2024. "If the president feels like he's in a good position, I think there's a good chance that he does it," Trump adviser Jason Miller said in a telephone interview. "For the more immediate impact, there's the issue of turning out Trump ...
Texas Gov. Abbott to veto funding for state legislature amid spat over election bill
Post Date: 2021-05-31 22:55:52 by Gatlin
Abbotts action came hours after Democratic lawmakers left the House floor and broke quorum ahead of a planned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he would veto the portion of the state budget that funds the legislative branch, one day after Democratic lawmakers blocked a Republican-backed election bill in the House. In a tweet announcing the move, Abbott indicated that his decision was a response to lawmakers who "abandon their responsibilities." The Texas governor was a strong advocate for the passage of the elections bill. "I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature. Article 10 funds the legislative branch," Abbott said. "No pay ...
House Republicans Introduce ‘Stars and Stripes’ Bill to Ban Flying ‘Political,’ BLM Flags at U.S. Embassies
Post Date: 2021-05-31 11:16:57 by Gatlin
House Republicans Introduce Stars and Stripes Bill to Ban Flying Political, BLM Flags at U.S. Embassies Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R., N.Y.) has proposed new legislation that would ban Black Lives Matter (BLM) and political flags from flying at United States embassies around the globe. This new bill, the Stars and Stripes Act, was co-sponsored by Representatives Ken Buck of Colorado, Michael Guest of Mississippi, Darrell Issa of California, Brian Mast of Florida, Pete Sessions of Texas, and new House GOP Conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York. It is inappropriate for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to authorize and ...
Vice President Kamala Harris under fire for 'disrespectful' tweet
Post Date: 2021-05-31 10:57:18 by Gatlin
Vice President Kamala Harris under fire for 'disrespectful' tweet Social media users remind the vice president Memorial Day is to remember fallen soldiers Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire Saturday for tweeting about Memorial Day, but without mentioning the significance of the weekend. "Enjoy the long weekend," Harris wrote, above a candid photo of herself smiling. Social media users condemned Harris lack of tact reminding the vice president of the sacrifices the "long weekend" is meant to honor. [
3 Ways We Can Pray for Our Nation
Post Date: 2021-05-31 10:51:46 by Gatlin
House Republicans Introduce Stars and Stripes Bill to Ban Flying Political, BLM Flags at U.S. Embassies U.S. and European Union flags at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R., N.Y.) has proposed new legislation that would ban Black Lives Matter (BLM) and political flags from flying at United States embassies around the globe. This new bill, the Stars and Stripes Act, was co-sponsored by Representatives Ken Buck of Colorado, Michael Guest of Mississippi, Darrell Issa of California, Brian Mast of Florida, Pete Sessions of Texas, and new House GOP Conference chair Elise ...
As pandemic wanes, Florida’s DeSantis seizes national stage
Post Date: 2021-05-31 10:39:52 by Gatlin
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump greets Gov. Ron DeSantis as he arrives at West Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) As Gov. Ron DeSantis struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats readied to pounce. The states economy was in tatters, infections and deaths were on the rise and there were doubts about the Republicans plan to lead Florida out of crisis. Now that the pandemic appears to be waning and DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign next year, he has emerged from the political uncertainty as one of the most prominent Republican governors and an early White House ...
Conservative Grassroots Begin to Take Back Wisconsin
Post Date: 2021-04-09 07:37:44 by Gatlin
The strength of conservatism in Wisconsin has always rested in its grassroots, particularly in the WOW Counties, and last night once again proved its strength when it is well-organized and motivated.
Ron DeSantis Is What the Post-Trump GOP Should Look Like
Post Date: 2021-04-09 07:30:23 by Gatlin
If Florida governor Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The 60 Minutes segment this past weekend alleging that DeSantis distributed the COVID-19 vaccine through pharmacies at the Publix grocery-store chain as part of a quid pro quo was so outlandishly wrong that even Democratic officials in the state have objected.
White House pushes back on conservative argument over Georgia, Colorado voting laws amid MLB dispute
Post Date: 2021-04-09 03:27:39 by Gatlin
Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the decision to relocate the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta to Denver as a protest against new voting laws in Georgia that will make it more difficult for many to vote.
Ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller forms conservative law group to challenge Democratic policies in court
Post Date: 2021-04-09 03:15:42 by Gatlin
Stephen Miller, the one-time senior advisor to former President Donald Trump who shaped immigration crackdown policies, has launched a new conservative group that could take on President Biden's progressive agenda in court. Miller formed America First Legal, which aims to serve as a conservative counterweight to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The nonprofit organization intends to launch court challenges with state GOP attorneys general to fight back on executive actions they deem unlawful or an overreach. Miller understands firsthand the legal challenges that Trump faced when he sought to implement new executive policies, from his travel ban on predominantly Muslim ...
Senate Democrats support conservative-backed Texas bill requiring pro-sports teams with state contracts to play national anthem
Post Date: 2021-04-09 03:12:37 by Gatlin
Democrats in the Texas Senate overwhelmingly crossed the aisle on Thursday to vote in favor of the Star Spangled Banner Protection Act, a conservative-backed bill that would require any professional sports teams with contracts with the state government to play the national anthem before the start of a game.
Quite A Day In The Right Turn Against Corporate America
Post Date: 2021-04-06 03:06:55 by Gatlin
Two events came to pass Monday that, for now, have gained only the attention of specialists. That is, legal eagles, aggrieved conservative activists, and hardline devotees of the status quo. But heres putting forward that these developments have the potential to soon be viewed as watersheds in tandem.
How Mark Zuckerberg Almost Handed Texas To The Democrats
Post Date: 2021-04-06 03:02:26 by Gatlin
By now its a familiar story to many Americans that private money was just one of many irregularities that plagued the 2020 election. In numerous reports, the Capital Research Center has traced the flow of $350 million from Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to county elections officials, flooding local jurisdictions with Zuck bucks, which aided with things like fraud-prone drop boxes and mail-in ballots. At the heart of that story is the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), a sleepy Chicago nonprofit that barged into the 2020 election after Zuckerbergs infusion grew its revenues by nearly 25,000 percent, turning this tiny advocacy group into a ...
Anyone Using the ‘Jim Crow’ Charge as a Political Weapon Should Hang His Head in Shame
Post Date: 2021-04-06 02:51:13 by Gatlin
People who call anything in todays America the new Jim Crow are advertising their own lack of seriousness and ignorance of history, as well as in many cases their naked cynicism.
A way too early guide to the 2024 Republican primary
Post Date: 2021-04-05 13:29:35 by Gatlin
The invisible primary is underway and heres a list of potential contenders, based on early polling, interviews with Republican donors and strategists and results from online political betting markets
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