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The GOP is united – for now

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/10/2018 at 7:00pm

You hear it everywhere right now: the Republican Party is united as never before.

Mitch McConnell was pretty witty about it: “I want to thank the mob because they’ve done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing the base.”
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Eddie Edwards wins NH GOP nomination in 1st Congressional District

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/12/2018 at 8:00pm
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Yesterday New Hampshire had a primary, and Eddie Edwards won the GOP nomination for the US House of Representatives from the state’s 1st Congressional District:

Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican opponents in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of the state....

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Republican Balderson has the Lead in Ohio Special Election, But It’s Too Close to Call

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00am 8/8/2018 at 11:00am
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Republican Troy Balderson has a 50.2% lead in Ohio’s 12th District special election over Democrat Danny O’Connor, who has 49.3% of the vote, to take over for Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi. The Republicans have held this seat for decades, but the Democrats saw an opportunity to give life to their supposed...

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Vandals Smashed Nebraska GOP’s Office Windows, Painted ABOLISH ICE on Sidewalk

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/4/2018 at 1:00pm
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We’ve been documenting the harassment of people within President Donald Trump’s administration and the government over immigration.

Looks like the list has expanded because vandals smashed the GOP’s office in Nebraska and spray painted ABOLISH ICE on the sidewalk.

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Election 2018 stories refuting treasured MSM narratives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/10/2018 at 6:00pm
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An Iowahawk tweet is frequently posted at Instapundit, which notes that the press decides which stories to cover . . . with a pillow, until they stop moving.

As the dust settles from the 2018 primary season and we head into the general election phase, I thought it might be fun to...

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Meg Whitman’s disturbing endorsement for California Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 4:30pm 5/26/2018 at 4:30pm
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Back in 2010, during my early days of Tea Party activism, our group (the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition) was invited to take a meeting with the Republican candidate for governor, Meg Whitman.

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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:

Questionable special-interest provisions...

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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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