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  • New USA Gymnastics chief Mary Bono 'deeply regrets' anti-Nike tweet

    10/16/2018 4:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/14/18 | Valerie Richardson
    Newly named USA Gymnastics head Mary Bono apologized Saturday for a month-old tweet showing her blacking out a Nike logo after the post was slammed by Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. “I deeply regret posting the Tweet because I respect everyone’s views and their fundamental right to express them,” said the former Republican congresswoman from California in a statement.
  • John Kasich in DC: ‘If you don’t like immigrants here, send them to Ohio’

    10/14/2018 6:13:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Columbus DIspatch ^ | October 11, 2018 | Jessica Wehrman
    They’ve appeared together enough that the jokes about them being running mates in 2020 seem a little less far-fetched and a little more plausible. For his part, Kasich said he’s not ruling anything out at this point — nor is he ruling anything in, for that matter. “It’s great to be here with my running mate,” he joked, generating laughter from the Brookings crowd. “If I was ever going to run with a Republican,” Hickenlooper countered, “He would be the one I’d run with.”
  • Jeff Flake wants a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    10/13/2018 12:20:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Gabriella Muńoz
    “I do hope that somebody does run in the primary against the president,” the Arizona senator told C-SPAN on Friday. “I think Republicans need to be reminded of what conservatism really is, and what it means to be decent.” . . . “I fear for the future of the party if we don’t remember who we really are,” he said.
  • Phil Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote: (Video)

    10/11/2018 4:12:19 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    https://www.projectveritasaction.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Staff Report
    Complete title: Phil Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote: “It’s a political move.” & “We don’t say that out of these walls.” Project Veritas Action Fund has released a second undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes Tennessee staffers from Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign revealing his willingness to court moderate voters through deceit. This was especially evidenced by Bredesen’s recent statement suggesting he would, if he was already in the Senate, vote to confirm now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Blue Wave Fizzles: Martha McSally Now Leads Krysten Sinema By 6 Points In Arizona

    10/10/2018 7:32:57 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/10/2018 | Brock Simmons
    After the news of Marsha Blackburn opened up an 8 point lead on Phil Breseden in Tennessee, Trumpthusiasm has now spread to Arizona. A new poll shows Republican Martha McSally is now on top of Kyrsten Sinema by 6 points in the race to replace Jeff Flake. Phoenix based ABC15 reports: “A new poll of Arizona’s contested Senate race shows front-runner Republican Martha McSally increasing her lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. In the latest ABC15/OH Predictive Insights poll, McSally has a six-point edge on Sinema, 47 percent to 41 percent. Eight percent said they had yet to decide on a...
  • JUST IN: New ABC15 poll finds that Republican Martha McSally broadened her advantage over Democrat

    10/10/2018 5:54:53 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10 October 2018 | Sourced Reports
    JUST IN: New ABC15 poll finds that Republican Martha McSally broadened her advantage over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema to a 6-point lead, in battle to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake.
  • Former Mayor Bloomberg changes party affiliation to Democrat

    10/10/2018 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/10/2018
    EWWWWWW YORK (WABC) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he has formally changed his voter registration to Democrat. The move is being seen as a possible step toward running for president in 2020. Bloomberg, 76, has recently said he is actively considering running for president as a Democrat. Changing his New York State voting registration is his most overt move to date toward a possible White House campaign.
  • Kasich: I think it will be a very good year for Democrats in midterms

    10/07/2018 10:29:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said Sunday that he thinks Democrats will have a "good year" in the November midterms. "How good? I'm not so sure, because if their message is abolish ICE and things like that, if -- they're not going to have a big wave," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The natural progression of things is, when the president's in two years out, the other party does well," he said. "I don't know how big the wave is going to be," the governor said. "So we got to see what happens in November, but then we...
  • Republican governor says Kavanaugh allegations 'sickening,' calls on Senate to postpone vote

    09/27/2018 9:38:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 27, 2018 | Arlette Saenz
    One of the country's most popular Republican governors on Thursday called for an independent investigation into the allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and said the Senate should hold off on a vote. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker made the comments as Professor Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexually and physically assaulted here. "The accusations brought against Judge Kavanaugh are sickening and deserve an independent investigation," Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker tweeted. "There should be no vote in the Senate." Baker, who faces re-election this November, is one of only a few Republican governors,...
  • Flake says Kavanaugh hearings are ‘tearing the country apart’

    09/30/2018 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 30, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said being confronted by two sexual assault victims in a Capitol elevator and the testimony from the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh combined to make him realize the confirmation process was “tearing the country apart.” “I don’t think anybody expected what happened on Friday to happen. And I can’t say that I did either,” the Arizona lawmaker told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. “I just knew that we couldn’t move forward, that I couldn’t move forward without hitting the pause button. Because, what I was seeing, experiencing, in an elevator...
  • Jeff Flake: Kavanaugh 'was a little too sharp' with Senate Democrats during his hearing

    09/30/2018 9:23:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., acknowledges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's combative approach to some questions posed to him by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee was not ideal. "I think his interaction with some of the members was a little too sharp," Flake said in a "60 Minutes" interview to air Sunday night on CBS, before adding Kavanaugh did apologize to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., over their tense exchange during last week's hearing.
  • CROWDFUND RINOs OUT!

    09/28/2018 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 5 replies
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  • Jeff Flake Straddling the Fence on Kavanaugh Ahead of Friday Vote

    09/27/2018 8:00:24 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 67 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Sept 27, 2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Jeff Flake, seen as a key swing vote who could either put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court or kill his chances, is not committing to voting for the nominee at a Friday morning Judiciary Committee markup. The Arizona Republican sounded very conflicted Thursday evening following a meeting of the Senate Republican Conference after the Judiciary panel spent nearly nine hours Thursday hearing from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her at a party decades ago when they were both in high school. Flake, a Judiciary member, said much of what he and...
  • GOP lawmaker: ‘I try and tune out the president whenever I can’ (Mike Coffman, Colo.)

    09/25/2018 10:41:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Republican Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.) says in a new interview that he tries to "tune out" President Trump whenever possible. “I try and tune out the president whenever I can, in terms of his tone and saying things that I think are inappropriate,” Coffman told BuzzFeed News for a story published Tuesday. "Unfortunately ... it takes a lot of oxygen," Coffman added. Coffman, who has previously criticized the Trump administration, is facing a difficult reelection bid in November's midterms against Democratic challenger Jason Crow. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up," while FiveThirtyEight projects that Coffman...
  • (NJ) This ex-GOP gov. (Whitman) wants Dems to win Congress, rescue moderates from

    09/17/2018 7:30:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 53 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.16.18 | Tom Moran
    If you want fresh evidence that Donald Trump has turned American politics upside down, here it is: Former Gov. Christie Whitman, a lifelong Republican, is so appalled by him that she wants Democrats to take over the House. "I'm hoping we lose the House, that would be a good thing," she said Friday. "Congress could stand up to him and could be dialing back a lot of this. They have ceded too much to this president." But be careful, she says. Don't kill the moderate Republicans, they are the ones who can help steer the country back to safe ground....
  • Bill Kristol seeking GOP candidate to take on Trump in 2020

    09/16/2018 3:22:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/18 | Caitlin Yilek
    A leader of the "Never Trump" movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent. Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult,” he said.
  • GOP Donor Les Wexner Announces Departure From Republican Party After Obama Visit

    09/15/2018 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Sept. 15, 2018 | Sebastian Murdock
    The L Brands CEO had previously condemned Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville in a speech to employees. Ohio billionaire and longtime Republican donor Les Wexner says he is officially done with the party, and was prompted to leave after former President Barack Obama visited the state. Wexner, the CEO of retail conglomerate L Brands, which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced at a leadership summit in Columbus on Thursday that he “won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party” anymore, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The announcement, made at a panel discussion, came the same day Obama visited...
  • Nebraska Sen. Sasse says he ‘regularly’ mulls leaving GOP

    09/08/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
    A Republican who’s among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the Senate says he “regularly” considers leaving his party and becoming an independent. That’s what Nebraska’s Ben Sasse writes on Twitter in response to a commenter who said she believed changing her Democratic affiliation to “no-party” would be “part of the solution.” She then asked the first-term senator whether he might follow suit. His response: “yep — regularly consider it (except the ‘from Dem’ part)” …
  • McCain's political legacy is Trump's presidency

    09/06/2018 6:29:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Week ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Girdusky
    he late Sen. John McCain was laid to rest over Labor Day weekend, with family and friends, political colleagues and opponents, and a coterie of other respectable and respectful people all gathering to grieve over the war hero and lawmaker they loved and admired. President Trump was notably absent. Before his death, McCain reportedly made it clear that America's 45th president was not welcome at his funeral. This isn't particularly surprising, as the two had long and famously feuded, their divergence perhaps best highlighted by Trump's widely derided criticism of McCain for being "captured" and held as a prisoner of...
  • Former GOP governor of Kansas endorses Democrat Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach

    09/04/2018 8:39:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Kansas City.com ^ | September 04, 2018 | Hunter Woodall
    Republicans in Kansas further splintered Tuesday as the last moderate member of the party to hold the governor’s office endorsed a Democrat for governor over Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee. In a statement, former Kansas governor Bill Graves said he planned to support state Sen. Laura Kelly in the November election. Kelly is running against Kobach and independent Greg Orman. “Laura Kelly is the only Democrat I have ever endorsed for public office,” Graves said in the statement. “And the reason I’m doing that now is because I believe so much is at stake in the state of Kansas. I...