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  • Media Should Cover Newly-Elected Pro-Life Women

    11/25/2020 6:57:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Many in the media regularly dismiss the Republican party – and the pro-life movement – as a group of old, white men. At the same time, the women who dare to identify as Republican or pro-life are all too often condemned as “gender traitors.” But the 2020 election results challenge these notions. According to pro-life advocacy organization Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), women and the life issue are winning in Congress. At least 17 newly-elected pro-life women will join 11 pro-life women incumbents in the House of Representatives in 2021. That’s not to mention the Senate, where as many...
  • GOP Gains in State Legislatures Set It up to Control the House of Representatives for a Decade or More: GOP will be in complete control of state houses and governorships that will draw maps for 188 Congressional districts

    11/24/2020 8:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/24/2020
    There is nothing but bad news for the Democrat Party agenda and the House Democrat caucus from the 2020 elections — both in terms of the numbers of seats won in the House for the upcoming term, and in the control of state legislatures which will be engaged in the process of redrawing House district boundaries following the release of the 2020 Census.Fivethirtyeight has done an analysis of how the outcome of the election in state legislatures will now spill over to the control of this remapping process, and the math says that the GOP will be in complete control...
  • McConnell Vows to Continue Confirming Judges: 'We're Going to Run Through the Tape'

    11/24/2020 11:52:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Red State.com ^ | November 24, 2020 | Mike Miller
    As we recall, following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ignored protestations from Democrats and the liberal media — no; in spite of histrionic Democrats and the hysterical barking hyenas of the liberal media — and successfully powered through the nomination and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg’s seat. Mission accomplished. Expeditiously so. Then in late October, as reported by the Daily Wire, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed McConnell about filling Barrett’s vacated seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, along with other...
  • Rush Limbaugh To Trump: ‘Take MAGA Rallies To Georgia’

    11/24/2020 11:24:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Red State.com ^ | November 24, 2020 | Jeff Charles
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh hit the nail on the head once again. On Monday, Limbaugh urged President Donald Trump to hold rallies in Georgia to ensure that the Republican Senate candidates win the runoff election. The two races are particularly crucial because they will determine which party controls the Senate. If Democrats win both seats, it will mean that the Senate be a 50/50 split between them and the Republicans. If former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) end up winning the election, it would mean that Harris would cast the deciding vote on legislation if...
  • Will Georgia’s Two Senate Runoffs Split Different Ways?

    11/23/2020 8:55:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 23, 2020 | Kyle Sammin
    Republicans only need one of the two seats to maintain their Senate majority. A look at the history of similar contests indicates that an electoral split is uncommon, but still possible.The presidential race seems to be over. Republicans gained seats in the House, but Democratic control is assured there too, if narrowly. Only the Senate stands between the Democrats and undivided government, with the majority there to be decided by two runoff elections in Georgia. As close as that state was in the presidential race—a margin of 0.25 percent, according to the hand recount just finished—we can expect the Senate...
  • Kelly Loeffler Tells Ilhan Omar She Should Be 'Expelled From Congress' After Minnesota Rep. Defends Raphael Warnock

    11/21/2020 7:01:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 21 Nov 2020 | Mili Godio
    Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler told Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar she should be "expelled from Congress" on Friday after Omar defended Loeffler's Democratic opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock. ..."It's no wonder The Squad fully supports @ReverendWarnock: He totally supports their dangerous & extreme agenda," Loeffler tweeted. "And @IlhanMN completely agrees with his disgraceful comments about our active service members, veterans, and their families.".. ...Following Loeffler's Friday tweet, Omar fired back at the senator, calling her tweet "blatant lies" and warning that going against "the Squad" isn't going to help her chances to win re-election come January.
  • In Massive Blow To Democrats, Republicans Won Almost Every House Race That’s Key To Redistricting

    11/20/2020 4:40:49 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 22 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | November 20 2020 | Mike LaChance
    While everyone is talking about the presidential election, one aspect of the 2020 race is being overlooked even though it’s huge. Not only did Republicans make considerable gains in the House, that no one expected, they won most of the races that will entail redistricting. This is like a double loss for Democrats Every 10 years, after the census, congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn to account for population changes. This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering. And as we wrote...
  • Democrats Elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House For Two More Years

    11/18/2020 11:11:39 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 54 replies
    GP ^ | November 18, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    House Democrats voted Wednesday to elect Nancy Pelosi (CA) as Speaker of the House for the 117th Congress. “Congratulations to Speaker Pelosi, once again elected by House Democrats to be our fearless leader and nominee for Speaker of the House for the 117th Congress!” House Democrats said in a tweet on Wednesday.
  • Pelosi Reelected Speaker By House Democrats Despite Huge House Losses

    11/18/2020 7:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/18/2020 | Deirdre Walsh
    Nancy Pelosi has been reelected speaker of the House by her caucus for the next session of Congress, marking what will be her fourth term with the gavel. The caucus vote was conducted virtually, but Pelosi was approved with a voice vote. Pelosi, 80, did not not face any challenge for her post, but she will also need to secure a simple majority — 218 Democratic votes — by the full House of Representatives in January to be sworn in again as speaker. In 2019, several Democrats voted for someone other than her on the floor, but with a slimmer...
  • The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for House Democrats: It's been almost two weeks since Election Day, and Democrats still haven't won a *single one* of the 27 House races

    11/18/2020 7:15:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/2020 | Rick Moran
    House Democrats are re-electing their entire leadership, despite the most embarrassing showing by their party in House races since at least 2010.In short, they took a “shell-ack-in.”With just a few races uncalled (and Republicans leading in 4 of 5 contests), Democrats have lost nine seats. What makes those losses doubly painful was explained by Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report:It's been almost two weeks since Election Day, and Democrats still haven't won a *single one* of the 27 House races in @CookPolitical's Toss Up column.Four remain too close to call: #CA21, #CA25, #IA02, #NY02 and #NY22.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict)...
  • Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

    11/17/2020 3:31:48 PM PST · by KevinB · 96 replies
    WTOP Radio ^ | 11/17/20 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.</p><p>Grassley announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for the results of a test. On Tuesday evening, he tweeted that he had tested positive.</p>
  • Active Lame Duck Sessions of Congress Undermine Democracy

    11/17/2020 5:17:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2020 | Judson Phillips
    The idea of a post-election active lame duck session of Congress undermines democracy. Congress is in the process of a very busy session that will tackle issues big and small. It is fundamentally undemocratic for Congress to address issues that are not a national emergency during a lame duck session, because non-emergency legislation should be considered by the next Congress. Recently elected Representatives and Senators should be held responsible for their votes. There are several ethical problems with a lame duck considering run of the mill legislation. There are a large number of federal politicians who are not going to...
  • AOC Finally Cracks: Announces GOP Has Taken Control of Congress - It's 'Just Extraordinarily Upsetting'

    11/16/2020 1:07:42 PM PST · by Signalman · 62 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 11/16/2020 | Cameron Arcand
    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that Democrats lost the House majority during virtual town hall Thursday evening. A constituent asked Ocasio-Cortez about her thoughts on Democrats shrinking their majority in the House and expressed her frustration. “Why did we lose so many seats, and what needs to be done to get them back next term?” the moderator asked on behalf on the constituent. “So, you know, of course, the loss of the House majority is just extraordinarily upsetting to all of us. It’s upsetting to all of us who are invested in having a Democratic majority so...
  • Schiff: Republicans Trying To "Delegitimize Joe Biden," Will "Go After" Him In Congress

    11/14/2020 7:54:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/13/20 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned Republicans are going to try to "delegitimize Joe Biden" and won't be interested in "getting things done" in the next Congress. Schiff told MSNBC host Joy Reid that Republicans are "tearing down our democracy" and won't work with Democrats because it will affect their ability to win the majority. "What they want to focus on is investigating," Joy Reid said. "They want to go after Hunter Biden still. They want to go after the investigations that led to impeachment, a time in which, I think, for a lot of people, you sort of became the...
  • The Moms are Coming to Clean Up Washington

    11/14/2020 2:21:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2020 | Allison Weisenberger
    A bright spot to the doom and gloom surrounding the election is that we are witnessing a historic moment for Republican women, and more specifically conservative mothers. During the past few weeks Americans have watched as more Republican women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives than ever before - and continue to gain seats in the Senate. This was preceded by the confirmation of a mother of seven, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court of the United States. The moment when the first mother of school aged children was sworn into the highest court in the...
  • Marie Antoinette Pelosi Busted Big Time for Planned Ritzy Indoor Dinner, What Happened Next Was Just Desserts

    11/14/2020 8:04:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Red State.com ^ | November 14, 2020 | Sister Toldjah
    As we’ve previously reported, Democratic governors in California, New York, Virginia, North Carolina and other states are clamping down on the holiday excitement many Americans feel this time of the year by way of mandating indoor gatherings including those held at private residences be limited to no more than 10 people in a supposed effort to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Republicans have pushed back hard against such draconian and unconstitutional decrees, with some openly declaring their Thanksgiving plans in defiance of the “rules” put in place, rules that history has shown us that more often than not...
  • NJ 7th District still not yet called for RAT

    11/14/2020 4:08:36 AM PST · by nesnah · 15 replies
    NewJersyGlobe ^ | 11/13/2020 | David Wildstein
    The race for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district narrowed again on Friday afternoon and now just 4,604 votes separate Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) from his Republican challenger, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield). Kean picked up 551 votes in Morris County and now trails Malinowski, 206,820 to 202,216, 50.6% to 49.4%. Morris County added 4,493 votes to the 7th district tally, with Kean winning 56% of the newly-counted votes. Malinowski started the day with a 5,496-vote lead over Kean. The freshman congressman was in front of Kean by 28,412 votes on election night. Around 32,360 more ballots...
  • BREAKING: Orange County, California Flips ANOTHER Congressional Seat Red – Republican Young Kim Defeats Democrat Incumbent Gil Cisneros

    11/13/2020 6:45:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/13/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Young KimCalifornia – Orange County flipped another congressional seat red on Friday.Republican Young Kim defeated crooked Democrat incumbent Gil Cisneros in California’s district 39. According to the Associated Press, with 99% reporting, Young Kim received 172,253 votes to Gil Cisneros’ 168,108 votes.In 2018, Orange County, a traditionally conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. In 2018, the 39th district was officially called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Republican Young Kim who was up by 3 points on election night and was set to be the first Korean-American...
  • Republicans Pick Up Tenth House Seat With New York Victory

    11/12/2020 7:54:08 PM PST · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    House Republicans added one more to their ranks this week after New York Democratic Rep. Max Rose conceded defeat Thursday in the Staten Island-area district. “I received a gracious phone call from Rep. Max Rose today conceding the election,” wrote State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis on Twitter... Rose, a freshman Democrat in the lower chamber had flipped the seat two years ago in what is widely considered one of the most conservative districts in New York City. Rose was one of 41 Democratic lawmakers to oust Republicans in 2018 to reclaim the House majority halfway into President Donald Trump’s first term...
  • Burgess Owens one step closer to victory…

    11/12/2020 6:26:28 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 43 replies
    Citizenfreepress.com ^ | November 12 2020 | Kane
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, continued to trail his Republican challenger, Burgess Owens, in the 4th Congressional District after Salt Lake County released the latest ballot count Wednesday. Owens’ lead fell from 1,780 votes on Tuesday to 1,697 votes Wednesday after Salt Lake County posted new numbers that put the former NFL player, author and frequent Fox News guest ahead of the first-term congressman, 47.5% to 47.03%. The race, considered one of the nation’s most competitive, remains too close to call with an unspecified number of additional ballots in the 4th District to...