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Republican lawmaker warns if party goes too far, abortion could hurt GOP in November

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I am staunchly pro-life. I have a 100 percent pro-life voting record. I do think that it will be an issue in November if we’re not moderating ourselves, that we are including exceptions for women who’ve been raped, for girls......

Dems’ climate, tax and health care bill survives all-night GOP onslaught

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A few more potential threats loomed at sunrise Sunday, particularly on the legislation’s insulin price cap. But Republicans otherwise made little headway during a legislative endurance run of politically tricky votes on immigration, taxes and other issues. “I want my......

Ukrainian-born GOP lawmaker rankles colleagues with Kyiv criticism

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Spartz, the first Ukrainian-born member of the US Congress and an outspoken advocate for her home country, had expressed interest in joining the congressional delegation but wasn’t invited to attend the trip, which consisted primarily of House Foreign Affairs......

Andy Ogles will win GOP nomination in redrawn Tennessee 5th District, CNN projects

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The newly drawn district attracted a crowded field of candidates vying to represent part of the Nashville area. Ogles, an entrepreneur, will defeat state House Speaker Beth Harwell and retired Brig. Gen. Kurt Winstead. Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper, who......

Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for Nashville US House seat

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press | JONATHAN MATTISE and KIMBERLEE KRUESI NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee’s crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in......

Biden’s big bill: Two GOP strategists on how to kill it

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough will continue to host Democratic and Republican aides behind closed doors today (no press allowed) to scrub the reconciliation bill for potential violations of the Byrd Rule. MacDonough broke the hearts of progressives on several occasions......

A GOP Talking Point Suggests Birth Control Is Not at Risk. Evidence Suggests Otherwise.

KHN
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News “In no way, shape, or form is access to contraception limited or at risk of being limited.” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), co-chair, Congressional Pro-Life Caucus on the floor of the U.S. House, July 21, 2022 Republicans who oppose abortion have new talking points — birth......

Multiple GOP candidates who won Aug. 2 primaries believe 2020 election was stolen

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here At least five Republican primary winners in battleground states won by Joe Biden embraced Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Several took action to try to overturn the 2020 election results when Trump lost their......

Trump-backed Arizona GOP governor hopeful Kari Lake wins primary, NBC projects

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake speaks at a ‘Save America’ rally by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona GOP candidates on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images......

Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, the soft-spoken liberal Democrat of Wisconsin, was on a plane home from Washington last month when she got word that Senator Ron Johnson, her home-state colleague and a stridently hard-right Republican, had said publicly that he would not oppose a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights.......

In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

New York Times
PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who could affect the outcome of the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are......

Trump still holds sway in GOP as MAGA candidates win in key primary races

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Election results in a slate of key primary races Tuesday night underscored former President Donald Trump‘s enduring influence over the Republican Party, despite signals that his status as its de facto leader may be eroding. In Arizona, multiple candidates up......

Overwhelming abortion right win in ‘red’ Kansas gives Democrats boost for fall midterms over ‘MAGA’ GOP, Schumer says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other leading Democrats on Wednesday said an unexpectedly strong vote to uphold the right to an abortion in “red” Kansas gives their party a boost over Republicans going into the fall midterm elections. “Last......

GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski killed in car crash, sheriff says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here UNITED STATES – APRIL 03: Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., speaks during a news conference in the Capitol on legislation that would increase the accountability of the Veterans Affairs Department.  Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Washington — Republican Rep.......

Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

New York Times
PHOENIX — Primary victories in Arizona and Michigan for allies of Donald J. Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed his continued influence over the Republican Party, as the former president has sought to cleanse the party of his critics, install loyalists in key swing-state offices and scare off potential 2024 rivals with a......

Rusty Bowers, Arizona House speaker who testified at Jan. 6 hearing, loses GOP primary for state Senate seat

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Republican who testified at a House Jan. 6 committee hearing about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, lost his bid in Tuesday’s GOP primary for a state Senate seat......

Trump-backed Gibbs ousts Meijer in Michigan GOP race for Congress

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Grand Rapids — John Gibbs, the Trump-endorsed challenger to U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, was victorious in the nationally watched race of west Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. A political appointee in former President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Development agency, Gibbs pitched himself as an ultra-conservative replacement for incumbent......

GOP has real shot at NY gubernatorial victory with Lee Zeldin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin Zeldin, in a phone interview, sees many greenshoots in the new survey and says his internal poll has him even closer. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

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