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Pork Filled Farm Bill Dies in the House

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/18/2018 at 5:00pm
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The splashy headlines in the MSM all talk about how the House Freedom Caucus killed the farm bill in the House today since those members demanded the lawmakers vote on immigration legislation first.

But it’s a good thing this bill died because of the non-sexy components the MSM won’t touch. The lawmakers...

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Steyer PAC Releases Ad Warning GOP Is Turning Kids Into Misogynist Neo-Nazi Bullies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm 5/12/2018 at 7:30pm
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Leftist billionaire Tom Steyer has made no secret of his desire to see President Trump impeached, and he has been putting his billions where his mouth is.

His latest ad-buy via his Next Gen PAC goes beyond attacking Trump and demonizes every left-leaning, centrist, and right-leaning American who votes Republican in this...

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House Intelligence GOP Finds No Trump-Russia Collusion in Final Report

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/27/2018 at 1:00pm
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The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee published the final report on the committee’s investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia during the election.

After a yearlong investigation, the members “found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government.”

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Another GOP House Seat Imperiled as Colorado Supreme Court Removes Rep. Lamborn From Primary Ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/24/2018 at 1:00pm
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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) has represented Colorado’s 5th district for six years, but it looks like that may come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court kicked him off the GOP primary ballot after the justices “ruled th...

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GOP’s Top Midterm Strategy is All About Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:00am 4/23/2018 at 11:00am

The GOP has decided to use failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a main part of its midterm strategy in order to keep control of Congress this year. From Fox News:

Even if she avoids the spotlight moving forward, the Republican Party plans to evoke her early and often in key...

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Romney Fails To Secure Utah GOP Senate Nomination, Faces Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00pm 4/22/2018 at 4:00pm
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Earlier this year, Kemberlee blogged about former Massachusetts governor and former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announcing his Senate run in Utah.  Romney is running to fill the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Senator Orrin Hatch (R).

He failed to secure the Republican nomination yesterday and will now run in Utah’s...

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Train With GOP Lawmakers Hits Truck in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59am 1/31/2018 at 11:59am
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A train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat has hit a truck. From CNN:

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from...

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Republicans Have Their Tax Plan: What’s In it And What’s Not

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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The drama is almost over as the Republicans have unveiled their tax bill. They are also closer to victory since Sen. Bob Corker (TN) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have decided to back the bill, leaving the Senate with only two undecided Republicans. From The New York Times:

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Errors and Reconciliation: The GOP Has a Lot to Do to Pass the Tax Bill by Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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The GOP in Congress are no doubt desperate for a victory after the failed Obamacare repeal attempts, but that desperation could come back and bite them. They want to pass the tax bill before Christmas, but all the rushing and late nights have caused errors. From The Washington Post:

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With Prospects Fading, Here’s How Republicans Hold the House in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/12/2017 at 6:30pm

In one short year, the Republican majority in the U. S. House of Representatives has shifted from seemingly safe to somewhat in jeopardy.  The Democrats have an uphill battle in the Senate, defending 25 seats to the GOP’s nine, but a number of circumstances and Tuesday’s election results have improved Democrats’...

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Plans to Retire at End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/31/2017 at 4:00pm
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has told The Dallas Morning News that he will retire at the end of his term:

“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make...

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Controversial Tax Change May Face No Hassle in Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:30am 10/31/2017 at 11:30am
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Eyes are on tax reform this week as the GOP controlled House plans to release its tax reform bill on November 1, which may include elimination of state and local tax (SALT) deductions along with changes to 401(k) retirement plans.

Both have received proper outrage, especially from representatives in high-taxed states. But...

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Report: Romney Seriously Considering Run for Senate in Utah

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/28/2017 at 7:00pm

Former Massachusetts governor and twice failed GOP candidate for president Mitt Romney is reportedly quite seriously contemplating a Senate run in Utah.  While the senior senator from Utah Orrin Hatch (R) has not announced any plans to retire, it appears that the Utah GOP is ready for Romney.

Romney is no stranger...

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Bannon Urges Grassroots Efforts at the California Republican Party Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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It would be difficult to imagine a more wretched hive of incompetence and boobery than the California Republican Party leadership.

From the amazing implosion of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) as a politician and human being, the initial support of a tax-raising proposition that was only rescinded after the rise of the Tea...

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Message to the GOP: A Tea Party-inspired Insurrection is Under Way

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/30/2017 at 7:30pm
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As the GOP-led Congress fails to fulfill its seven-year, oft-repeated pledge to repeal ObamaCare and fails to support meaningful immigration reform that includes securing our border (building the wall), right-leaning voters who put them in power are becoming more and more restless, frustrated, and angry.

Luther Strange’s primary drubbing in Alabama suggests...

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Race Tightens for Chaffetz’s House Seat a Day Before Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/14/2017 at 4:00pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) shocked the country last year when he said he planned to step down from his seat. Now those in his GOP-dominated district will hit the polls on Tuesday to determine the GOP candidate for the special election, who will probably have no problem...

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Are GOP Donors Withholding Funds Due to Obamacare Debacle?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/8/2017 at 8:30pm

CNN reported that GOP donors have started to withhold funds and donations after the GOP controlled Senate could not repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

At least $2 million in contributions promised to the National Republican Sena...

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