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  • Trump To GOP: Find Another Convention Venue After Gov. Cooper Balked At “Full” Event; "He's Still In Shelter-In-Place Mode"

    06/03/2020 6:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Gotta say, I’d have had more sympathy for Roy Cooper in this situation two weeks ago. That would have been before the same people who scolded Republicans and conservatives who wanted to reopen the public square and demonstrate for those policies suddenly thought squeezing several thousand people into streets for demonstrations for a week on end was no problem at all. Political speech takes precedence over commerce, they have argued — so why does that not apply to a full political convention in August?North Carolina’s Democratic governor apparently thinks some political speech requires more planning than others: Governor Roy...
  • Republicans search for new convention venue as North Carolina's governor REFUSES Donald Trump's demand for a mask-free 19,000-strong event in Charlotte

    06/03/2020 4:06:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2020 | Staff
    Organizers of the Republican National Convention said Tuesday they will begin visiting potential alternative sites after North Carolina's governor told them the COVID-19 pandemic requires them to prepare for a scaled-back event if they want to hold it in Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a letter to the top convention organizer and the national GOP chairwoman that 'planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity.' The letter came on the eve of a deadline from the GOP for assurances that Cooper would allow a full-scale event in August. Later,...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

    06/02/2020 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Axios.com ^ | 6/2/2020 | Zachary Basu
    State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report. Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party. House Republican leadership stripped the nine-term congressman of his committee assignments in 2019 after he questioned in an interview with the New York Times how the terms "white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization" became offensive. The big picture: The Republican establishment coalesced around Feenstra beginning in January, when the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Randy Feenstra defeats Congressman Steve King (-Inc) in GOP Primary

    06/02/2020 8:18:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    @PpollingNumbers on Twitter ^ | 06/02/20 | WHO13news???
    BREAKING NEWS: Randy Feenstra defeats Congressman Steve King (-Inc) in GOP Primary
  • Jared Kushner: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Hovering Too Near Trump Jared Kushner: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Hovering Too Near Trump

    06/02/2020 6:00:30 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 27 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 6/2/2020 | Laurie Higgina
    In an alarming May 24, 2020 article titled “Scoop: Inside the Secret Talks to Overhaul the GOP Platform,” published by Axios, political reporter Jonathan Swan exposed the behind-the-scenes efforts of the socially liberal son-in-law of President Trump, Jared Kushner, to change the GOP platform so that it reflects Democrat views. While the radical overhaul of the GOP platform—and, therefore, the GOP—is the brainless-child of Kushner, the nitty gritty of the subversive project has been assigned to Bill Stepien, second in command for Trump’s re-election campaign, just under Brad Pascale. According to Swan, Kushner has been working on this secret “radical...
  • Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

    05/26/2020 8:41:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Morgan Chalfant and Jordain Carney
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether he would support the bill and less than a day before it is...
  • Could The GOP Really Lose The Senate?

    05/26/2020 9:05:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    While everyone is focusing on the Presidential race and the electoral college this year, some GOP strategists are getting a bit nervous about the Senate. Of the upper chamber seats up for grabs, the GOP is defending more of them that look potentially vulnerable if Democrats get some momentum going. This is probably even more important than the question of who wins the White House. If Donald Trump manages to lose his bid for a second term, a GOP Senate majority is the only thing that would act as a check on the new Democratic president’s agenda, whether that...
  • Trump’s poor handling of the crisis may lose him the GOP’s most reliable voters (fake news makes predictions)

    05/25/2020 7:11:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies
    One of the most durable political assets that Republicans have enjoyed throughout the 21st century is their edge among Americans 65 and older, who tend to turn out at the polls more reliably any other group. But with President Trump’s inept and erratic handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, he is rapidly losing support among the age group most vulnerable to its ravages - which is a big warning sign to Republicans as they look to the fall. Trump has also been showing slippage in support among the next-oldest cohort, those 55 and older. The shift has been showing up...
  • Dear GOP: Stop Cowering Before The Democrat's Bad-Faith Race Card Attacks

    05/20/2020 7:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/20/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    “Dear Mitch McConnell,” wrote Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., last week. “Why don’t you just go ahead and call Barack Obama the n-word? You know you want to.”What led to this over-the-top racial attack from Pitts? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the audacity to disagree with an approach taken by former President Barack Obama, who leaked audio of himself critiquing the Trump administration after new revelations about his involvement spying on the incoming Trump administration. McConnell thought it an unwise deviation from norms.The political media used to agree about the importance of this norm. In 2007, former...
  • Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting

    05/20/2020 12:11:52 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 24 replies
    The New York Times via YAHOO ^ | May 18, 2020 | Michael Wines
    Six months before a presidential election in which turnout could matter more than persuasion, the Republican Party, the Trump campaign and conservative activists are mounting an aggressive national effort to shape who gets to vote in November — and whose ballots are counted... ...The Republican program, which has gained steam in recent weeks, envisions recruiting up to 50,000 volunteers in 15 key states to monitor polling places and challenge ballots and voters deemed suspicious. That is part of a $20 million plan that also allots millions to challenge lawsuits by Democrats and voting-rights advocates seeking to loosen state restrictions on...
  • Remarks by President Trump After Senate GOP Policy Lunch | U.S. Capitol

    05/19/2020 3:17:30 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 19, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Hart Senate Office Building U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 2:03 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  We had a great meeting.  All of the Republican senators were there.  I think we made tremendous progress on a lot of different issues.  Mitch and John, that was terrific.  Discussed about everything.  I think everything you can discuss.  We have a lot of very positive things happening, both in terms of the country, in terms of the election that’s coming up.  We’re doing very well in every way.Do you have any questions?Q    Yes, President Trump, last night Nancy — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called...
  • GOP seeks to go on offense using Flynn against Biden

    05/16/2020 7:09:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 16 2020 | Alexander Bolton
    Two Senate committees are now investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s role in the “unmasking” of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as Republican senators seek to go on offense with an issue they think will damage the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee while helping them retain their majority. Republicans are seizing on a declassified National Security Agency document made public Wednesday showing that 39 former Obama administration officials in late 2016 and early 2017, including Biden, requested to know the identity of an American whose had come up in intelligence briefings based on his conversations with then Russian ambassador Sergey...
  • Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

    05/16/2020 11:39:06 AM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) announced Saturday he will not run for president as a Libertarian, saying the circumstances do not “lend themselves” toward a successful third-party campaign. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Amash maintained that a third party candidate could contribute a fresh...
  • China Threatens GOP Lawmakers. Their Responses Are Perfect.

    05/15/2020 8:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/15/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Republican-led efforts to hold China accountable for the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus are being watched closely by the communist regime. State-run media reported Thursday that Republican lawmakers will “face severe consequences” for speaking out against China, pursuing lawsuits, and pushing “anti-China” legislation. “Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the 'holding China accountable' political farce will face severe consequences, sources said, noting that the aftermath will also impact the upcoming November elections, while business and trade between Missouri and China will be further soured,” the Global Times, a branch of the Communist Party of China's People's Daily,...
  • Memo To Mitch McConnell: You Won’t Get Judges If You Don’t Hold Resistance Accountable For Russia Hoax

    05/15/2020 5:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    For Americans hoping Senate Republicans might finally engage the Russia collusion hoax seriously, last night’s interview of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by “Special Report’s” Bret Baier was a tremendous disappointment. McConnell better figure out quickly that if he doesn’t hold the Resistance accountable for the Russia hoax that harmed his party and the entire country for many years, he won’t have a majority in the next term. If it helps to motivate him, he should remember that not having the majority in the next term means he won’t get to confirm judges, an issue he hopes will be his...
  • GOP Sweeps Congressional Special Elections

    05/13/2020 9:29:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Even with all of the lockdown restrictions, voters somehow managed to make it to the polls yesterday for two special elections and the Republican candidates appear to have locked both of them down (if you’ll pardon the phrase). The first one was in Wisconsin and the result wasn’t much of a surprise. In the Seventh District, the race to replace the now-retired Sean Duffy is projected to go to Tom Tiffany. The 7th is a fairly solidly conservative district and Tiffany had garnered the endorsement of President Trump. (Associated Press) Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald...
  • Newsom signs executive order declaring California a vote-by-mail state

    05/09/2020 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/9/2020 | MUSADIQ BIDAR
    California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order to ensure every registered voter in the state is automatically mailed a ballot for the November presidential election. The executive order does not replace in-person voting, Newsom said during a press conference. "Mail-in ballot is important but it's not an exclusive substitute to physical locations," Newsom said. He added that the state is still working to have "the appropriate number of physical sites for people to vote as well." Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who's been pushing to expand vote by mail, called into Newsom's press conference and said the...
  • Morning Joe Advice to Dems: Stop Campaigning on 'Reason,' Act Like Crazed GOP

    05/08/2020 7:50:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/7/2020 | Mark Finkelstein
    Has the pandemic caused the liberal media to lose whatever vestigial grip on reality it ever had? The question arises in light of a surreal conversation on today's Morning Joe between Mika Brzezinski and Eugene Robinson. The pair were discussing Robinson's latest Washington Post column, the gist of which is that Democrat campaign tactics are too nice, being based on "reason and fairness." Robinson urged Dems to instead "go straight for the jugular" by using tough Republican campaign tactics that employ "emotion, patriotism, and cultural affinity." Democrats rely on "reason and fairness" in their campaigns? Has Robinson gone mad? He's...
  • GOP weaponizes Biden allegation against down-ticket Democrats

    04/30/2020 8:52:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Updated: 10:12 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Seth McLaughlin
    The allegation of sexual assault leveled against former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is starting to cause headaches for Democrats running in competitive down-ticket races that will decide which party controls Congress. The North Carolina GOP on Thursday said Cal Cunningham, a Democrat running for the Senate, is trying to sidestep Tara Reade’s charge that Mr. Biden pinned her up against a wall and sexually assaulted her in 1993. Mr. Biden, who was a senator then, is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “His handling of Tara Reade’s allegations is just further evidence that Cal Cunningham has no core convictions...
  • Videos: Pentagon Declassifies Three UFO Videos Taken By Navy Pilots

    04/28/2020 6:28:23 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 56 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.28.2020 | Alex D.
    The Pentagon has declassified three previously leaked top-secret U.S. Navy videos that show “unexplained aerial phenomena” and that some believe could show Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in an effort “to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real or whether or not there is more to the videos,” said a Pentagon spokesperson. “The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified'”, the spokesperson added. “The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in...