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Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

16/08/2017

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party...
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Half Of Republicans Would Back Postponing 2020 Election

10/08/2017

According to a WaPo poll more than half of Republicans think the 2020 election should be postponed “until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote”. Those fears likely stem from President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions, in attempts to explain away the fact that he lost the popular vote by...
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CBO: Under ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill, 16 Million Could Be Uninsured

27/07/2017

Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal” bill to undo ObamaCare’s individual and employer mandates could result in 16 million Americans losing their health insurance, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in a report issued Wednesday. The full contents of the “skinny bill” remain unclear, because it won’t be released until after a voting session that is...
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McCain To Return To Congress For Health-Care Vote

25/07/2017

John McCain will return to Congress on Tuesday for a vote on the Senate’s yet-to-be-announced health-care policy, the Arizona Republican’s office said in a statement Monday night. McCain was recently announced to have brain cancer, and is on medical leave recovering from a tumor removal this month. His vote is critical for GOP senators...
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House GOP Unveils 2018 Budget Plan, Setting Up Tax Battle

18/07/2017

On Monday, the Republican hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act essentially died, but by Tuesday morning the GOP was already moving on to the next big battle, a tax overhaul. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee released its 2018 budget blueprint, which calls for significant increases in defense spending matched...
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Auschwitz Condemns GOP Rep for Video Shot Inside Gas Chamber

05/07/2017

A Republican congressman is in hot water with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for filming a video inside a former gas chamber at the Nazi death camp. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana can be seen in a video posted to YouTube narrating a five-minute clip shot at Auschwitz, where he comments on the...
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Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Healthcare Bill – READ FULL TEXT

22/06/2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health-care overhaul Thursday that eliminates many provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. The bill would cut Medicaid, end the ACA’s mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and allow states to drop previously required benefits. The Senate bill maintains the structure of...
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Republicans To Unveil Senate Health-Care Bill Today

22/06/2017

Senate leaders on Wednesday began circulating a discussion draft of their proposal to replace ObamaCare a day before its scheduled formal release. The working document seeks to roll back taxes and penalties in the Affordable Care Act, cut back its Medicaid expansion, change the Obama-era health law’s subsidies, and give states more flexibility to...
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Polls Close at 7 In Georgia, South Carolina Special Elections [LIVE]

20/06/2017

WATCH THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE. Americans in Georgia’s 6th district and South Carolina’s 5th district go to the polls Tuesday to vote in concurrent special elections in traditionally Republican strongholds. “Stock up on coffee. Poised to be a very late night,” said a Republican involved in the tight Georgia race between Democrat Jon...
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Records For 198 Million Voters Exposed Online

19/06/2017

Voting records for 198 million Americans were left exposed on an unsecured server owned by a Republican data analytics firm. The data from Deep Root Analytics includes information on possibly every registered U.S. voter for more than a decade, including profiling data suggesting the political leanings of each person. The server has since been...
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Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election

26/05/2017

Republican Greg Gianforte has won the Montana House seat left vacant by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte has 189,473 votes, compared to Democrat Rob Quist with 166,483 votes. Speaking from Italy, Trump praised Gianforte’s “great win in Montana.” On Wednesday night, Gianforte was charged with assault, following an...
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Jason Chaffetz: I Won’t Seek Re-Election

19/04/2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election. “After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018,” the 50-year-old Republican lawmaker wrote on his Facebook page. “After more than 1,500 nights away from my home,...
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Alex Jones Lawyer: ‘He’s Playing a Character’

17/04/2017

According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, a lawyer representing InfoWars host Alex Jones in a child-custody case alleged in a pretrial hearing that his behavior on the show should not be used to judge his qualifications as a father. “He’s playing a character,” attorney Randall Wilhite allegedly said regarding his client. “He...
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Across the U.S., Citizens Demand Their Representatives Hold Town Halls

23/02/2017

Unable to reach their congressional representatives the old-fashioned way — by phone, email, and in person — Americans across the country are getting creative. While Republican lawmakers like Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) have faced down angry constituents who peppered them with questions about everything from repealing the Affordable Care...
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GOP Requests Investigation on Flynn Leaks

16/02/2017

House Republicans Chaffetz, Goodlatte requested an investigation late Wednesday into leaks of information that contributed to the ouster of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte requested that the Department of Justice investigate the leaks over fears that...
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Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

06/01/2017

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay...
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NC GOP Moves to Strip Power From Incoming Democratic Governor

15/12/2016

North Carolina Republican lawmakers moved Wednesday to strip power from the state’s governor’s office before an incoming Democrat assumes the post in January. Legislators in control of the general assembly introduced a number of measures, including ones that would require state senate approval of new Cabinet members, terminate a governor’s control over state election...
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Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

13/12/2016

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence...
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Cruz: We May Block Supreme Court Nominees After the Election

27/10/2016

On Wednesday Sen. Ted Cruz suggested the Republican Party may keep a vacancy on the Supreme Court indefinitely if it means preventing a Democratic choice. GOP senators have so far refused to even consider filling the ninth seat with President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. “There will be plenty of time for debate on...
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Jill Harth: Trump Groped Me Multiple Times [VIDEO]

11/10/2016

Jill Harth, A Former Business Associate Of Trump, Filed A 1997 Federal Lawsuit Alleging He Sexually Harassed And Assaulted Her In The 1990s. Jill Harth, a former business associate of Trump’s, took legal action against Trump in 1997, detailing allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, including one instance her lawyers described as “attempted...
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Trevor On Trump Tapes: ‘It’s Not the Locker Room, It’s You, Motherf*cker!’

11/10/2016

Trevor Noah teared down Donald Trump over the audio of him talking about coming onto women and sexually assaulting them. “Before we break down all of the disgusting comments Trump made on Billy Bush’s bang bus, can we just analyze ‘grab them by the p—y’?” Noah began, addressing Trump’s remarks in the unearthed Access...
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New Clinton Ad Shows The Many Times Pence Contradicted Trump [VIDEO]

05/10/2016

At the #VPDebate, Mike Pence tried really, really hard to deny pretty much everything Donald Trump has said and done. Let's replay the tape: pic.twitter.com/5XNKyFX6az — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2016 The Hillary Clinton campaign has a new video out, and it suggests that Tim Kaine did what he was supposed to do...
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Clinton: Many Trump Supporters in ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ [VIDEO]

10/09/2016

Hillary Clinton spoke on Friday Night at a fundraiser event in New York about Trump’s supporters. “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables,'” she said. “Unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.” Describing some of Trump’s...
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Trump Stands by Military Sexual Assault Tweet During Forum [VIDEO]

08/09/2016

Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that he was doing a better job than President Obama during NBC’s forum featuring questions from veterans. “The man has very strong control over a country,” he said. “Now, it’s a very different system and I don’t happen to like the system, but certainly in...
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Matt Lauer Ignores Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

08/09/2016

NBC host didn’t challenge Trump’s false claims about Iraq and Libya. Donald Trump did not oppose the Iraq War from the beginning. In September 2002, the month before then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) voted in favor of the congressional authorization to use force in Iraq, Trump went on Howard Stern’s radio show and said he...
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Senator Barbara Boxer Investigate Trump Model Agency

07/09/2016

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is calling for a federal investigation of Donald Trump’s modeling agency, Trump Model Management, for alleged labor and immigration offenses. A Mother Jones exposé revealed that three former models for the agency worked while on tourist visas—a violation of immigration law because the Trump Model Management did not get work...
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Trump Held Fundraiser For Pam Bondi At Mar-a-Lago

07/09/2016

In March 2014, Donald Trump opened his 126-room Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, for a $3,000-per-person fundraiser for Pam Bondi. The Florida attorney general, who was facing a tough re-election campaign, had recently decided not to investigate Trump University. Trump did not write a check to the attorney general that night. The previous fall, his...
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The Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary Clinton

07/09/2016

For the first time since before World War II, the Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democrat, Hillary Clinton, for president. Breaking with decades of encouraging readers to vote for the Republican presidential candidate in the general election, the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, whose editorial board...
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Trump on Clinton: ‘I don’t think she has a presidential look’ – WATCH INTERVIEW

06/09/2016

Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on his assertion that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a “presidential look.” In an ABC interview aired in part on Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee stood by comments suggesting Clinton does not have the “stamina” or the appearance to be president. Trump also asserted that the former secretary of state...
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New CNN Poll: Trump Pulls Ahead Of Clinton

06/09/2016

Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton by about 2 percentage points in a survey of likely voters in a new national CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. Trump is leading Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent, with the other candidates trailing much further behind. Gary Johnson is at 7 percent among likely voters, while Jill...
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