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  • House Democrat warns about 'inaccurate' polls: Trump voters 'fundamentally undercounted'

    07/10/2020 7:31:08 PM PDT · by RandFan · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10 | J. EDWARD MORENO
    Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), a first-term member who represents a district President Trump won by roughly 7 points in 2016, said that polls showing the president trailing former Vice President Joe Biden are “inaccurate.” “I don’t believe it,” Slotkin told Politico Magazine when asked about recent polls showing Biden performing well in key swing states, such as Michigan. FiveThirtyEight currently has Biden nearly 10 points ahead of Trump in Slotkin’s state of Michigan. The former CIA analyst said there are too many variables at play for a poll to accurately reflect what will happen in November. “Listen, if anyone...
  • Mayor Turner cancels state Republican party's convention

    07/08/2020 8:45:54 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    ABC13 ^ | July 8, 2020 | ABC13-Houston
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled its contract with the GOP convention, which was scheduled at the George R. Brown Convention Center on July 16. "Look, these are some very serious times, and the safety of the people attending the convention, the employees, their family members, the people in the city of Houston, have their public health concerns," Turner said. "First responders, police, fire, and municipal workers will all be in contact or in close proximity to this indoor gathering. Simply, the public health concerns outweighed anything else."
  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • VIDEO: Senator Paul Offers Amendment to End The War in Afghanistan

    07/07/2020 1:28:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1st | Sen. Rand Paul
    Senator Paul Offers Amendment to End The War in Afghanistan. It was voted down 60-33. Click Excerpt link for Video...
  • Burgess Owens: America Will See a ‘Renaissance’ with Trump Re-Elected, GOP House

    07/06/2020 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/05/20 | Sean Moran
    Utah congressional Republican candidate Burgess Owens told Breitbart News Saturday that America will see a “true renaissance” with President Donald Trump re-elected for a second term and a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Owens - a former Oakland Raiders safety and Super Bowl champion - recently won Utah’s fourth congressional district primary. The black conservative hopes to unseat freshman swing district Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams. Owens said that, ahead of the 2020 November elections, that conservatives are fighting for the “soul” of the nation. “At stake right now, we are fighting for the heart and soul of our...
  • Kasich: Trump Has Damaged GOP Brand — ‘It’s a Party Meltdown Right Now’

    07/06/2020 1:25:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | PAM KEY
    Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” the former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said he believed President Donald Trump had damaged the brand of the Republican Party to the point of a “meltdown.” Host Kate Bolduan said, “The Republican Party is—many times you and I have talked on this topic of the party struggling to deal with Donald Trump since the beginning of this presidency, the division that he stirs up. On the virus the president now denying the facts that he’s trying to sell that it’s 99% harmless and it’s life and death. I mean, we talk about responsibility quite a...
  • If Republicans Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits, It's Game, Set, Match For Democrats In November

    07/06/2020 4:41:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    In March, a so-called “drafting error” in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill led to laid-off workers receiving an extra $600 in federal unemployment benefits on top of the state benefits they were already slated to receive. It was left as-is despite the protests of a few GOP senators, mainly because Schumer & Co. were quick to use the bad optics of seemingly ‘taking money away’ from people purposefully forced out of work to their advantage. Also, outdated and technologically inept state unemployment systems weren’t equipped to handle individual situations, making a one-size-fits-all approach the only way to make sure...
  • GOP Saps Need to Quit Being Idiots

    07/06/2020 4:06:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    I want to know the name of one single voter who cried out, “Take that, Columbus Day! And now that Fort Benning is known as Fort Diversity Rainbow Unicorn, I shall cast my ballot proudly for the generic GOP stooge who helped make that happen because when my country is burning and I am under attack, I want to be represented by people whose first inclination is to suck up to the Democrats!” What’s this guy’s name, GOP geniuses? Who is this mystery voter you are courting at the expense of people otherwise inclined to support you? I’d like...
  • With Only These Four Exceptions, Senate Republicans Just Abandoned ‘America First’ Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

    07/05/2020 10:03:49 AM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    FEE ^ | July 3 | Brad Polumbo
    "The American people say, ‘Come home,’ and this is your chance.” - Sen. Rand PaulWith Americans growing ever more divided amid national upheaval over racial inequality and a global pandemic, it has perhaps never been more apparent that the United States has no business trying to fix the world with so many problems on our own doorstep. Whatever his faults, President Trump at least seems to understand this. Even though he hasn’t fully followed through on it, President Trump campaigned on an “America First” foreign policy and promised to end the United States’ decades-long military intervention in Afghanistan. While controversial...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Passes Legislation to Stop Stimulus Payments to Dead People

    07/04/2020 6:01:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2 | Sen.Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul provides an update on his bill to stop sending stimulus checks to dead people which PASSED the US Senate! Click excerpt Link to Watch >>>
  • Judge slaps down Pritzker order — Illinois Is Open For Business!

    07/02/2020 7:40:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 7/2/2020 | Kane
    CLAY COUNTY, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Governor J.B. Pritzker’s emergency powers to issue executive orders to close businesses or order people to stay at home expired 85 days ago on April 8th, 2020, a judge in Clay County Circuit Court ruled on Thursday afternoon. The ruling did not find the state has no power to forcibly close businesses or to restrict a citizen’s movements, but rather that those powers are derived from the Illinois Department of Public Health Act, not under the Illinois Emergency Management Act. Pritzker’s administration has at times cited both portions of state law to enforce his orders....
  • WSJ: Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican lawmaker in the House, is emerging as a figure poised to help redefine the GOP when Trump is no longer leading it

    07/02/2020 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies
    She’s a hawk and is working with Dems to keep Trump from withdrawing from Afghanistan and Germany.
  • What Should Republicans Do?

    07/02/2020 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    The thirst among Republican voters isn't even for policy. It's for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray. I’ve been hammering away at conservatives and Republicans for failing to defend the symbols of national pride the woke leftist mob has been tearing at in recent weeks. Yesterday on the “Brian Kilmeade Show,” I admitted to letting my anger get the best of me a bit. Brian said I was speaking not as a publisher but as an American — and that’s fair. But part of my frustration is that this is such an obvious challenge that anti-American leftists and...
  • Liz Cheney clashes with Trump

    07/02/2020 4:02:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1st | SCOTT WONG
    She’s scolded President Trump for continuing to push a false smear that “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough had murdered a congressional aide. She took a veiled jab at Trump and his allies in the White House and on Capitol Hill for not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. And just this week, she expressed alarm at why the president and vice president had not been briefed on intelligence that Russia had offered to pay the Taliban a bounty to kill U.S. troops. Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the highest-ranking GOP woman in the Capitol and the daughter of former Vice President...
  • Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary

    07/01/2020 5:50:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2020 | Abigail Mihaly
    Former NFL player Burgess Owens won the Republican primary in Utah’s 4th District on Tuesday and he will face off against Rep. Ben McAdams (D) in November. Owens, a frequent Fox News commentator, won with 43.4 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press, prevailing over three other Republicans, including state Rep. Kim Coleman (R).
  • Tucker Slams GOP ‘Appeasers’ For Failing To Fight

    06/30/2020 8:49:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 30th | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson delivered a stark warning Tuesday concerning the direction of the country if Republicans were unwilling to stand up and fight. “Non-Democrats in America are in peril,” Carlson said as he opened his show with a monologue addressing the Democratic Party’s plan — from allowing illegal immigrants to vote, to packing the Supreme Court — in order to seize and keep control. WATCH: Click excerpt Link >>>
  • Stand Up, Republicans

    06/30/2020 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The American Mind (Claremont Institute) ^ | June 23, 2020 | Thomas D. Klingenstein and Ryan P. Williams
    According to recent polls, 65% of all Americans now support Black Lives Matter (BLM). Why do so many Americans support an “organization” that is avowedly dedicated to the proposition that America is evil and must be fundamentally transformed? Because the Republican establishment has made remarkably little effort to expose BLM as the revolutionary and totalitarian movement that it is. Leading Republicans do not seem to understand that George Floyd’s death was the excuse for the current crisis, not the cause of it. The chaos in our streets—led by BLM, supported by Democrats, and propelled by higher education—is for all intents...
  • Massie: Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for stopping John Bolton becoming Secretary of State

    06/23/2020 10:28:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 22 | Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassieIf, as John Bolton supposedly implies in his book, @RandPaul convinced @realDonaldTrump not to make John Bolton his Secretary of State, then Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! (and a thank you from POTUS) -- Can't link to article on here so click through via twitter...
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • VIDEO: Tucker Blasts Useless Republicans

    06/19/2020 8:19:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 19th | Tucker Carlson
    "The message unfortunately could not be clearer: voting is for fools. You vote, you put these people into office with your votes and in return they patronize you. And when it matters they abandon you, they have contempt for you." WATCH: Click excerpt link ...