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Issues (GOP Club)

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  • Larry Hogan (R-MD): GOP Will Have To Go On After Trump, Whether In Four Months Or Four Years

    07/12/2020 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    RCP video ^ | 7-12-2020 | Tim Hains
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the Republican party will have to look "at what happens after President Trump, whether that’s in four months or four years." "I think they are going to be looking to how do we go about becoming a bigger tent party," he said. "We're going to have to find a way to appeal to more people and have a bigger tent."
  • Goya Foods CEO Refuses To Apologize For Praising Trump Despite Calls For Boycott

    07/10/2020 12:46:32 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 81 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/10/2020 | LaCorte News
    UPDATE: Goya Foods’ CEO Robert Unanue refuses to apologize after drawing intense criticism and calls for a boycott against his company for praising President Trump on Thursday. “We were part of a commission called the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and they called on us to be there to see how we could help opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics and among the United States,” Unanue said on “Fox & Friends” on Friday. Unanue said the backlash his visit to the White House and praise of Trump triggered is a “suppression of speech.” He pointed...
  • Media Ignore Sharpton Rally, BLM Protests, Blame Trump Rally For Coronavirus Spike

    07/09/2020 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 7 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    News outlets are falsely reporting that health officials blamed President Trump’s in-person rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month for a rise in coronavirus cases. The Associated Press posted a story titled, “Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge.” The AP cited Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart, who never directly mentioned the Trump rally and said there were “several large events” that may have contributed to the spike in cases. “Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday,” the report said. “Although the health department’s...
  • WATCH: Biden Can't Read Teleprompter, Forgets His Own Proposal

    07/09/2020 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/8/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Even in perfect conditions with teleprompters to read from, Joe Biden still forgets what he's talking about. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is barely there. Appearing virtually at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' 2020 Virtual Political Conference on Wednesday, Biden appeared to be reading from a teleprompter when he repeatedly lost his train of thought. "Lonnie knows I believe this every fiber of being, we're opposed," Biden began confidently enough before he seemingly lost his place with the teleprompter. Biden then switched to platitudes about making "it happen" and illuminating "the path forward." "What I propose is, is, it...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo Mock Media Outlets That Are Covering Soaring Crime Rates In Major Cities

    07/08/2020 1:01:55 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 18 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/8/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon mocked “ring-wing” news networks Tuesday for reporting on rising crime in major U.S. cities amid the Black Lives Matter protests. Cuomo began by appearing to criticize those who were skeptical about the goal of the BLM movement. He told Lemon “it’s all about creating division” and slammed “state TV” for supposedly spreading “lies” about BLM. “It all fits together, D,” Cuomo said. “The lies about the pandemic. The lies about, you know, what this President will make happen the lies of those around him echo of support. Lies about what Black Lives Matter is...
  • BLM Protester Punches a Trump Supporter Right In Front of Cops, It Doesn’t End Well

    07/08/2020 8:36:53 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/7/2020 | Nick Arama
    BLM folks are still hanging out nightly in the area of St. Johns’s Church, in Washington, D.C., near the White House. While the police cleared away any occupation, any tents and put up fencing around the church, they still show up nightly to walk around and yell things at the cops before they go home. Jorge Ventura picked up some video though that has to be one of the dumbest moves of all time by a BLM protester. Watch the Trump supporter lead this BLM guy over to the cops and watch this doofus take the bait.
  • CNN Joins Twitter In Pushing To Remove ‘Racist’ Language Such As ‘Master Bedroom,’ And ‘Blacklist’

    07/06/2020 2:21:05 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 123 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/6/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    CNN has joined Twitter in calling for the dropping of certain terms associated with slavery or that “evoke racist notions about Black people.” Some of these terms include “master bedrooms/bathrooms.” CNN argued while it remains “unclear whether the term is rooted in American slavery on plantations, it evokes that history.” The term “master bedroom” was first used in 1926, over sixty years after slavery was abolished. “Blacklist” and “whitelist” are also problematic, according to CNN and Twitter, because even though the terms “don’t appear to be directly connected to race, some argue that they reinforce notions that black=bad and white=good.”
  • Call it the ‘boss tax:’ Seattle finally finds a potent way to tax the rich

    07/06/2020 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 73 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/3/2020 | Danny Westneat
    After years of trying to mine the wealthy around here, and instead hitting themselves in the face, the Seattle City Council has finally fixed on a potent way to tax the rich. Seattle’s latest corporate tax scheme will almost certainly run into some familiar obstacles, such as a skeptical mayor and a possible legal challenge from big business. But politically, this one is nothing like the failures of the past. It’s the work of Council member Teresa Mosqueda, and the premise is simple enough: Instead of tilting at windmills to try to tax wealth or high incomes, which is legally...
  • Dan Crenshaw points to startling report of skyrocketing crime in NYC amid call to defund police

    07/02/2020 1:52:33 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 32 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/2/2020 | Vivek Saxena
    Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, one of millions of conservatives fed up with the left-wing extremism overwhelming the country, pointed to just a single example Wednesday of the deadly violence that this Democrat Party- and media-endorsed extremism has wrought. The example he cited from radio station WINS concerned just New York City, yet it involved a startling 112 shooting victims (some still alive, others dead) who’ve been harmed within the past nine or so days alone.
  • L.A. Mayor Says ‘Avoid Gatherings’ For July 4th On Same Day LAPD Posts Photo Of Thousands Gathered For Protest

    07/02/2020 11:12:35 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 13 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/2/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) urged residents Thursday to continue following the social distancing guidelines ahead of Independence Day to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the police department in Los Angeles posted a photo of a crowded protest taking place in the city. What the mayor said: Garcetti praised the coronavirus measures the city introduced at the beginning of the pandemic and called on residents to avoid large gatherings and wear face coverings in public places or places where they cannot keep a recommended distance this July 4th because “COVID-19 has taken control.”
  • Armed Veterans Guard War Memorial

    07/01/2020 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 8 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/1/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    A group of about a dozen armed veterans in Lebanon, Tennessee have started watching over the Wilson County Veteran’s Memorial to avert potential looters and vandals from desecrating the site. Veteran Keith Sikora said they are not there to fight and simply want to send a message to those seen on TV rioting and destroying public and private property during the Black Lives Matter protesters. “A show of force can be a very powerful deterrent. We’re not here to fight, unless we have to,” Sikora said.
  • Hillary Clinton Yada Yadas About Trump ‘Choosing to Do Nothing’ on ‘Russian Bounties’, It Backfires Bigly

    07/01/2020 1:01:54 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/1/2020 | Sister Toldjah
    As my RedState colleague Bonchie reported earlier, the story about how President Trump had supposedly been briefed about Russia allegedly putting bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan is quickly falling apart. This is in large part thanks to former NSA John Bolton being caught in a lie about the story, and because numerous named and unnamed sources have stepped forth to state that the intelligence was not substantiated to a level that would require the information to be included in a Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). Nevertheless, the Usual Suspects are still running wild with the story in an effort to...
  • Rotting of the Big Apple: World famous monument of George Washington is defaced as NYC city slides billions into the red, its police face $1bn in cuts and de Blasio is accused of 'surrendering the city to lawlessness'

    06/30/2020 1:00:26 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/30/2020 | Jennifer Smith
    New York City's famous George Washington Monument in Washington Square Park was defaced with red paint on Monday as protesters gathered further downtown outside City Hall ahead of a controversial vote that could slash the city's police budget by $1billion - 16 percent of its total - despite escalating crime and chaos. In the latest symbol of police defiance and unruliness across the city, the vandals tossed red paint at the famous George Washington monument on Monday then fled the scene, leaving city workers to try to power wash it off. President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: 'We are tracking down...
  • Conservative Students Harassed After Administrators Gave Out Contact Info

    06/29/2020 2:47:29 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 20 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    School officials at Union College in New York recently exposed the personal contact information of student members of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Union College chapter, resulting in a deluge of harassing comments and attacks from progressive students and activists. The story: Samuel Levit, chairman of the YAF Union College chapter, said the group has “been bombarded and slandered with hateful rhetoric, labeling, and vile mischaracterizations” after the university revealed the contact information, according to The College Fix. Union College exposed the YAF students after the group recently took to Twitter and Instagram to condemn the “violence, looting,...
  • Vandals toss red paint at George Washington statues on famed NYC arch

    06/29/2020 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 6/29/2020 | Kevin Sheehan, Tina Moore
    A pair of vandals launched an attack on Washington Square Park’s famed arch early Monday — tossing balloons filled with red paint at its two statues dedicated to George Washington. The two suspects — a woman dressed in all white with a white bow in her hair and a man in a black shirt and black shorts — fled on Citi Bikes, law enforcement sources said, noting there was surveillance video of the 3:20 a.m. incident.
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago

    06/27/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot: I write to you today to call your attention to and urge action on the devastating violence in Chicago. I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city. The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program. The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process...
  • ‘Chalk-Full’ Of People ‘Actually Wearing Blackface’: Megyn Kelly Blasts NBC Double Standard

    06/26/2020 11:34:46 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 46 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/26/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Former Fox News and NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly slammed NBC on Thursday for removing several episodes of shows featuring actors in blackface but firing her in 2018 for defending blackface makeup for Halloween. The story: Taking a hit at former NBC chairman Andy Lack, Kelly wrote, “So it turns out that when Andy Lack said ‘there is no place on our air’ for my discussion of blackface, it was b/c NBC was already chalk-full of shows and major stars actually wearing blackface…on the air…at NBC.” Her tweet comes after Variety reported about several “30 Rock” episodes where actors wore...
  • FSU Senate President Removed After Criticizing Black Lives Matter In A Private Chat

    06/25/2020 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 34 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/25/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Florida State University’s student government Senate president was ousted from his position after he referred to transgenderism and abortion as “grave evils” in a private chat room. What he said: Jack Denton, the former president of the Student Senate at FSU, pointed out in a Catholic Student Union group chat that the Black Lives Matters organization, the ACLU, and Reclaim the Block promote issues that are “explicitly anti-Catholic,” after a student urged members to donate to several organizations and charities following the death of George Floyd. He pointed out that the BLM organization and the ACLU support transgenderism and abortion,...
  • After mayor’s vow to peacefully clear camp, another shooting in Cal Anderson protest zone sends man to hospital — Plus, possible second victim

    06/25/2020 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 12 replies
    Capitol Hill Seattle ^ | 6/23/2020 | JSeattle
    Seattle Fire took one person to the hospital and a possible second shooting victim was rushed by private vehicle to Harborview as Tuesday began with another bout of gun violence on the edges of the Capitol Hill protest camp at Cal Anderson. Seattle Police confirmed they were responding to a shooting at 11th and Denny early Tuesday and confirmed one person had been shot and taken to the hospital. UPDATE: SPD has posted a brief on the incident saying the victim is a man in his 30s who was not cooperative with police and provided no details of what led...
  • Twitter Permanently Bans Pro-Trump Meme Creator Carpe Donktum, Cites Copyright Infringement

    06/24/2020 1:58:42 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 46 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/24/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Twitter has permanently banned the account of a prominent pro-Donald Trump meme creator, citing violations of copyright infringement. Twitter’s statement: “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives. The account was permanently suspended for repeated violations of this policy,” the company said. Carpe Donktum issued a statement in response to the suspension, claiming he complies with DMCA rules. “Twitter has not provided me with any avenue to get my account back, so I assume they intend this to be final and permanent. I have ALWAYS complied with...