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  • EXCLUSIVE: How Chris Christie vowed 'to get into the ring' for 2024 in 'secret' meeting with New Hampshire GOP bigwigs where he furiously ranted about Trump for 45 minutes

    06/05/2023 1:55:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    The 60-year-old one-time Trump whisperer made his case for a presidential run in a fiery 45-minute rant that focused entirely on the man he went on to back in the 2016 election. ‘It was all about Trump. He was just wants to get into the ring with him and beat him up. He’s not in it to win it,’ said one source present at the previously unreported closed-doors event. Another source said: ‘Christie seemed very angry. He was saying I am the guy who can take on Trump, but I was left wondering if he had any other policies.’ He...
  • In gun law push, Tennessee governor's office memo says NRA prefers to 'round up mentally ill people'

    06/02/2023 11:21:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2023 | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTIS
    ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's administration accused the National Rifle Association of wanting to use involuntary commitment laws “to round up mentally ill people and deprive them of other liberties,” according to documents drafted by the Republican's staffers as part of their initial attempt to pass a gun control proposal earlier this year. The memos, provided by Lee's office as part of a public records request, reveal a rare criticism of the powerful gun lobby made by the Republican governor. Lee has previously praised the NRA's efforts to protect the Second Amendment but has since faced opposition...
  • Former Texas secretary of state sworn in as interim attorney general

    06/01/2023 6:06:15 AM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 5/31/23 | Bethany Blankley
    Five days after the Texas House voted to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, and after First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster said he would lead the office in accordance with state statute, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed someone else to temporarily lead the office. Abbott on Wednesday appointed and swore in former Texas Secretary of State John Scott as a short-term interim attorney general, citing his authority to do so under Article 15, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution. He also issued a proclamation and in a letter to the current Secretary of State, former state Sen. Jane Nelson, said it...
  • House Republicans Give McCarthy Standing Ovation in Debt Limit Meeting

    05/30/2023 7:06:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/30/2023 | Sean Moran
    Speaker Kevin McCarthy received a standing ovation during a House Republican Conference meeting on the debt ceiling on Tuesday. House Republicans gathered in the Capitol building to discuss the debt ceiling deal and gave McCarthy a round of applause. The California Republican said he would give Republicans time to talk about the debt limit deal, otherwise known as the Fiscal Responsibility Act.
  • Debt deal with Biden a 'betrayal' that could cost McCarthy speakership, House Freedom Caucus member says

    05/30/2023 9:07:51 PM PDT · by Javeth · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2023 | Brianna Herlihy
    Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, a key member the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), indicated Tuesday that if Republicans do not stop the debt deal in committee he would consider ousting Kevin McCarthy from leadership as House speaker. In an interview with Glenn Beck on "BlazeTV" Tuesday morning, Roy called the debt limit deal that McCarthy, R-Calif., struck over the weekend with the White House a "betrayal of the power-sharing arrangement that we put in place" – that is to say, the promises McCarthy made to the HFC to give him the votes needed to secure him the speakership after a 15-voting-round...
  • War heats up between MAGA and RINOs in Texas over impeachment of AG Paxton — it’s us or them…

    05/29/2023 7:38:36 AM PDT · by silent majority rising · 48 replies
    Revolver ^ | May 28, 2023 | Staff
    xas RINOs are attempting to remove Attorney General Ken Paxton through an impeachment vote by alleging some weak corruption charges that center around allegations of aiding a wealthy political donor, conducting a sham investigation against whistleblowers, and covering up his wrongdoing in a separate federal securities fraud case against him. Ken Paxton is a staunch conservative and a strong supporter of former President Trump. The real reason they want to impeach Paxton could have something to do with this: Why are they trying to impeach Texas Attorney General @KenPaxtonTX? One month ago as reported by @mirandadevine in the NYPost, Paxton...
  • Conservative House Republicans knock debt ceiling deal

    05/29/2023 10:35:01 AM PDT · by Javeth · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    Conservative House Republicans are already voicing criticism about the agreement in principle to cap spending and raise the debt ceiling announced late Saturday as the White House and GOP leadership work to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. Rep. Dan Bishop (R) tweeted a vomiting emoji to express his thoughts on the proposed deal, noting that RINOS, or Republicans in Name Only, were “congratulating [Speaker Kevin] McCarthy [(R-Calif.)] for getting almost zippo in exchange for $4T debt ceiling hike.” “Actually, it’s so bad they won’t give a figure for the debt ceiling hike … only that it’s suspended til...
  • NEW VIDEO EVIDENCE: Maricopa County Elections Officials Illegally Break into Sealed Election Machines after they were Certified and Before the Election – Inserting Reprogrammed Memory Cards

    05/29/2023 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2023 | Jordan Conradson
    A new video exposes Maricopa County’s secret machine tampering, where they reprogrammed the voting machines on October 14th, 17th, and 18th so that 59% of them would fail when Republican voters came in to vote on Election Day in 2022. As The Gateway Pundit recently reported, newly available records show that Maricopa County began “secret” Logic and Accuracy testing on October 14th, after the statutorily required October 11th test, and the legally required public notice was not given. This is a smoking gun in Kari Lake’s stolen election contest. Lake attorney Kurt Olsen concluded that “this evidence would support our...
  • Texas House Kills Pandemic Protections

    05/29/2023 8:03:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | May 29, 2023 | Darrell Frost |
    Lawmakers in the Texas House ran out the clock to kill two measures that would have provided substantial protection against the abuses experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.. Among the dozens of measures that the Texas House killed by running down the legislative clock are two that would have protected Texans against abusive interventions to address a declared disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 1104 by State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R–Granbury) would have given the Legislature sole authority to suspend laws and regulations after 30 days of a declared disaster, at which time the governor would have been required to...
  • Bad News for Americans: 98% of 87,000 IRS Agents are Here to Stay After McCarthy Caves in to Democrats

    05/29/2023 7:10:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 28, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted 221-210 to repeal funding for 87,000 IRS agents. “Promises made,” Speaker McCarthy said as he dropped the gavel. ... The so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ gave $79.6 billion to the IRS over the next 10 years. The Wall Street Journal said the new army of IRS agents will target the middle and upper-middle class. ... IRS audits the poor at 5 times the rate of everyone else. The IRS also has a history of targeting conservative groups. Three hearings have been held in recent months, two with Commissioner Werfel and one with Secretary...
  • Quite a few Republican representatives are not happy with the debt ceiling deal, and one vowed not to 'bankrupt our country'

    05/28/2023 6:55:23 PM PDT · by Javeth · 41 replies
    Business Insider, via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/28/2023 | Jyoti Mann
    Several Republican representatives say they're unhappy with the debt ceiling deal after the White House and House Speaker reached a tentative agreement Saturday night. Kevin McCarthy said he'd spoken with President Joe Biden on the phone twice and struck a deal in principle after weeks of fraught negotiations. The deal means the US will avert a national debt default, which could trigger chaos on financial markets and send the dollar sinking – but the legislation still has to pass both the House and the Senate. Republican Congressmen Ralph Norman and Ken Buck both attacked the agreement. Norman, of South Carolina,...
  • DeSantis 105 – Former Cruz Crew, Now Team DeSantis, Ken Cuccinelli and Jeff Roe Plan 2,600 Person Campaign Spend for Canvassers in First Four States

    05/28/2023 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 28, 2023 | Sundance
    2,600 people at $15/hr is $39,000 per hour. Anticipating 1,000 hrs per campaign worker, that’s $39 million. At $25/hr that’s $65 million. At $40/hr that’s $104 million. This is the scale of spending that Ken Cuccinelli and Jeff Roe have for the Never Back Down SuperPAC to support Governor Ron DeSantis in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada on behalf of the Sea Island billionaires who want to manipulate the 2024 election. That’s just payroll for new hires. Overall, the New York Times is reporting a campaign support spending plan of more than $200 million. Essentially, these are payments...
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells court not to trust Biden in Trump records case

    05/28/2023 9:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | SEPT. 20, 2022 | ZACH DESPART
    Several other Republican attorneys general joined Paxton in bashing the Biden administration, largely over previous policy decisions they disagreed with. ... Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton .. attacked the Biden administration in a federal court brief as part of a case involving the seizure of records from former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida. Paxton, a Trump ally who has joined the former president in falsely claiming the 2020 election was marred by widespread voter fraud, filed a friend of the court brief in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He argued the government under Joe Biden cannot be...
  • BREAKING: Texas RINOs and Democrats Vote to Impeach Highly Popular Attorney General Ken Paxton on Holiday Weekend – Here is the Vote Sheet

    05/27/2023 5:07:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 27, 2023 4:56 pm | Cristina Laila
    The Republican-led Texas House on Saturday impeached highly popular Attorney General Ken Paxton.Ken Paxton was impeached by the Republican-led House (85 Rs to 64 Ds) and will be suspended effective immediately. The vote tally: 121 ayes – 23 nays – 2 ‘present not voting’For final removal, it would require a 2/3 vote in the senate.A Texas House Committee full of RINOs on Thursday voted to recommend impeaching Ken Paxton after an investigation into his ‘corruption.’The 20 articles include “bribery, unfitness for office and abuse of public trust” – according to the Associated Press.
  • GOP-controlled Texas House votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton

    05/27/2023 3:24:13 PM PDT · by CFW · 14 replies
    KHOU ^ | 5/26/23 | staff
    The vote triggers Paxton’s immediate suspension from office pending the outcome of a trial in the state Senate.
  • Texas AG Ken Paxton impeached, suspended from duties; will face Senate trial

    05/27/2023 3:26:34 PM PDT · by Coronal · 75 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 27, 2023 | Zach Despart and James Barragan
    Defying a last-minute appeal by former President Donald Trump, the Texas House voted overwhelmingly Saturday to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, temporarily removing him from office over allegations of misconduct that included bribery and abuse of office. The vote to adopt the 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23. The stunning vote came two days after an investigative committee unveiled the articles — and two days before the close of a biennial legislative session that saw significant right-wing victories, including a ban on transgender health care for minors and new restrictions on public universities' diversity efforts. The vote revealed substantial divisions...
  • ‘It’s an Illegal Impeachment’: TX Attorney General Ken Paxton Blasts RINOs Behind Effort to Remove Him From Office

    05/27/2023 3:50:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies ^ | May 27th 2023, 2:20 pm |
    "I think they decided they thought I was going to lose my election to Bush, and they became very disturbed when I won," he says."And they concocted this plan, I think months and months ago, maybe right after my reelection, thinking that the voters just were not smart enough to figure this out. They’re going to fix it."Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) argued establishment Republicans are moving forward with an “illegal impeachment” against him for exposing their corruption. Paxton joined Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Newsmax Friday to break down how the Texas RINOs (Republican in Name Only) have...
  • Trump Shreds DeSantis: He ‘Can’t Win the General Election’ Because of Record on Entitlement Programs

    05/24/2023 8:49:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) ahead of his presidential campaign launch on Wednesday, asserting he would be doomed to fail in the general election after voting to overhaul entitlement programs when he was a congressman. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, took to Truth Social to hit DeSantis’s support of legislation that took aim at Social Security and Medicare during his time in Congress :
  • Ron DeSantis Plots Politics with Chris Sununu in New Hampshire

    05/20/2023 7:34:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 20, 2023 | Sundance
    The upcoming week or two should provide more clarity on 2024 candidate field as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are all likely to make their enlistment official. Of course, most eyes will be on the Jeb! lane for 2024 which is currently occupied by Ron DeSantis.Current Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, another approved republican, is in a holding pattern above the race in the event that DeSantis does a big stupid. Meanwhile New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is now pushing himself into the foray, while simultaneously meeting with DeSantis to talk...
  • Trump can't win in 2024, says Texas Sen. John Cornyn: 'Trump's time has passed him by.'

    05/18/2023 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 131 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05-18-2023 | Benjamin Wermund , Washington Bureau
    Says Cornyn: "I don’t think President Trump understands that when you run in a general election, you have to appeal to voters beyond your base." WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Thursday that Republicans need to find an alternative to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential election, saying the party needs "a candidate who can actually win." ~snip~ Cornyn, a former chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Senate majority whip, did not endorse any other declared candidate or potential contender, though he praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S....