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State Republican priorities don’t reflect those of surveyed Floridians: Survey

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here With November’s elections strengthening Republicans’ grip on the Florida Legislature, conservative priorities are being fast-tracked through preliminary committee hearings before the legislative session begins March 2. Among the bills reflecting those urgencies are House Bill 7, filed by Rep.......

Top Republican proposes delaying 2nd Trump impeachment trial

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to wait until February to hold former President Trump’s impeachment trial. Meanwhile, the Senate has been holding confirmation hearings on President Biden’s nominees. CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave has more. Source......

Trump Senate trial offers Republican Party escape from grip of death

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY You’re reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For the Opposing View by Newt Gingrich, read “Blocking Trump from running again is anti-democratic.” The impending Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump offers Republicans a rare opportunity to begin recasting......

Senate’s top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber’s top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and Senate Democratic......

Republican senator again asks legislature to override Gov. Evers emergency order

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There is another call for lawmakers in Madison to gut an emergency order and mask requirement from Gov. Tony Evers. Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, on Friday said the governor once again overstepped his authority when he extended his emergency......

U.S. Senate Republican leader cautions Democrats against big ‘ideological change’

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to the Senate floor as he and the rest of the U.S. Senate continue to disagree on approving 2,000 dollars stimulus checks on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell......

Poll: Republican support for convicting Trump in Senate growing

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The House impeached Trump last week, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” after he gave a speech to supporters on Jan. 6 in front of the White House before they stormed the U.S. Capitol. He told them to “be strong.”......

Republican Senator Roy Blunt says actions of Capitol rioters were

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will come exactly two weeks after an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. But will it be safe on Wednesday? “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell spoke exclusively with......

Washington Gov. Inslee’s Republican opponent drops lawsuit alleging mass voter fraud

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Loren Culp, one-time opponent of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, has dropped his lawsuit against the state’s elections boss after weeks of trumpeting mass voter fraud conspiracies. The lawsuit named Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican, as a......

A Republican senator from Oklahoma apologizes to Black constituents for seeking to disenfranchise them.

New York Times
Senator James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who spent weeks trying to reverse the results of the presidential election before changing his mind at the last moment, apologized on Thursday to Black constituents who felt he had attacked their right to vote. In a letter addressed to his “friends” in North......

FBI investigates whether rioters had help from inside the U.S. Capitol

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Dozens of arrests have been made after the deadly Capitol riots as the FBI investigates whether there was coordination among the extremists. Jeff Pegues has the latest. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.......

A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point

New York Times
“I was one of the gun-owning Americans who heard you speak regarding your ‘Hell yes, I’m going to take your AR-15s and AK-47s,’” Ms. Boebert said to Mr. O’Rourke at the time. “Well, I’m here to say hell no, you’re not.’” She has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy group,......

Where Republican senators stand on impeaching Donald Trump

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here If the House passes articles of impeachment this week against President Trump for the second time in his single term, the Senate would try him and determine whether to remove and disqualify him from holding office again. The article......

‘Enough is enough’: Another Republican announces support for impeachment

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As President Trump’s days in office come to a close, more Republicans have begun announcing support for his impeachment. GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan announced on Tuesday night that he will vote to impeach the president, making him......

Republican Fred Upton says he’ll vote to impeach Trump

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Aris Folley Longtime Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonRepublicans gauge support for Trump impeachment House GOP debates Electoral College vote House Republicans who didn’t sign onto the Texas lawsuit MORE (R-Mich.) has joined a growing number of House Republicans......

U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton will vote to impeach Trump: spokesman

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Fred Upton will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Upton spokesman Josh Paciorek......

U.S. Rep. Kinzinger is third Republican to back Trump impeachment

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger said......

House GOP chair Liz Cheney, other Republican lawmaker will vote to impeach Trump

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 8, 2019. Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, said Tuesday she will vote to impeach President Donald......

Republican congressman Katko says he will vote to impeach Trump: Syracuse.com news website

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FILE PHOTO: House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. John Katko (R-NY) questions witnesses during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing about ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Representative John Katko said on......

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