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    President Trump faces a test of his influence over the Republican base on Tuesday when former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville faces off with ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a GOP primary runoff for Senate in Alabama. While Trump canceled a planned rally with Tuberville in Sessions’s hometown, reportedly due to coronavirus concerns, he has left no ambiguity about where he stands: against his former attorney general returning to Washington. The Senate race splits passionate Trump supporters across...
    A Florida Republican who voted against implementing a countywide mask mandate is now hospitalized in the “most critical of conditions” after testing positive for coronavirus, the man’s daughter said. Paul Waldron, who serves as commissioner for St. Johns County south of Jacksonville, had last week voted against an order that would have required all residents to wear masks in public. As Newsweek reported, Waldron said that while he was not personally opposed to the requirement, he wanted county commissioners to...
    In an advertisement released on Saturday, Republican group the Lincoln Project slammed President Donald Trump as the “most corrupt president in U.S. history,” Raw Story reported. “It’s not a campaign, it’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise,” the narrator can be heard saying, as images of former Trump advisers flash on the screen. Republican operatives Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, Rick Gates, Michael Cohen, George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone — all of whom are current or former convicts and, at some point, worked...
    In a Saturday column for Bloomberg, political columnist Jonathan Bernstein argued that Republicans would be “punished” in November for Donald Trump’s decision to commute GOP operative Roger Stone’s prison sentence. Bernstein claimed that Trump’s commutation makes his “contempt for the rule of law” clear to the American public and contrasted it with President Richard Nixon’s unwillingness to pardon those involved in the Watergate scandal that sunk his presidency. According to Bernstein, Trump’s decision to let Stone evade responsibility for witness...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Louisiana. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    On Saturday, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania described President Donald Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s sentence as a “mistake,” The Hill reported. In a carefully-worded statement, Toomey noted that Trump “has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes,” arguing that this power “should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president.” The Republican described former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference as “badly flawed,” but expressed opposition to Trump’s decision...
    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge’s permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to national associations representing state attorneys general and governors. The money was sent after Purdue entered bankruptcy protection last year in an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits accusing it...
    It’s very simple: By commuting Roger Stone’s sentence, The Man Who Lost The Popular Vote has sent a clear signal that anyone who does something illegal on his behalf, or who has knowledge of something illegal he has done and lies about it under oath, and/or to investigators, will never be punished. This an act that fatally weakens the constitutionally mandated checks and balances through which our democracy prevents a president from achieving dictatorial power. Investigations cannot proceed toward any sort...
    Pat Toomey became the second Republican senator to criticize President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend and political ally Roger Stone. The Pennsylvania Republican said Saturday that Trump “clearly has the legal and constitutional authority” to grant Stone clemency, but it also noted his strong disagreement with the move. “This authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president. While I understand the frustration with the badly flawed Russia-collusion investigation, in my view,...
    Republican Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyGOP senators push for quick, partial reopening of economy NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general MORE (Pa.) said Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: The most corrupt president in history Trump...
    Donald Trump Jr. is planning to release a new book about former Vice President Joe Biden during the week of the Republican convention. The presidents son told Axios that the book, Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrat’s Defense of the Indefensible, will be released at the end of August. He also said that he was able to complete the book in quarantine since his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, tested positive for the coronavirus. Thrilled to announce that during the last...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state lawmaker says he has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Republican state Rep. Kent Calfee said on Facebook on Friday that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old Kingston lawmaker said his wife is receiving treatment and he is self-isolating, though he is not experiencing symptoms. Calfee said in a statement that he has told legislative administration in Nashville, so they can take any...
    Donald Trump arriving to meet with GOP Senators on Capitol Hill in May, trailed by son-in-law Jared Kushner and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. A new book released by Donald Trumps niece revealed what anyone who has been paying attention already knew: sociopathy dominated Trump’s upbringing and he clearly didnt escape its grasp. But what also became crystal clear this week is that the standard-bearer of the GOP has turned it into nothing short of a band of sociopaths masquerading as a...
    Mitt Romney blasted President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence on Saturday, posting on Twitter it was an example of “historic corruption.” Romney added the act was an obvious sign of Trump protecting someone who had been convicted by a jury of lying to shield the very president who just allowed Stone to stay out of prison. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that Romney was the first prominent Republican to publicly criticize Trump after the president effectively...
    By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judges permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to national associations representing state attorneys general and governors. The money was sent after Purdue entered bankruptcy protection last year in an effort to settle...
    Ads like Trumps and other Republican messaging insinuate that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests are spreading and foretell a wave of mayhem that they claim Democrats would abet with anti-police policies. Trump emphasized that menacing theme at the White House Thursday, calling proponents of defunding the police crazy. Telling a visiting group of Hispanic Americans that many immigrants had fled dangerous countries, Trump added, They know what happens when the police cannot protect...
    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge’s permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to national associations representing state attorneys general and governors. The money was sent after Purdue entered bankruptcy protection last year in an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits accusing it...
    There are few morbid topics subject to greater speculation than the religious loyalty of President Donald Trump’s “base.” Why an alarmingly large amount of Americans refuse even to entertain any criticism of Trump deserves scrutiny from political scientists, psychologists and perhaps horror novelists working in the school of Edgar Allan Poe. What is abundantly clear is that no matter who votes for Trump, he and the Republican Party on the national level have no interest in governing on the behalf of...
    David Masciotra July 11, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) There are few morbid topics subject to greater speculation than the religious loyalty of President Donald Trumps base. Why an alarmingly large amount of Americans refuse even to entertain any criticism of Trump deserves scrutiny from political scientists, psychologists and perhaps horror novelists working in the school of Edgar Allan Poe. What is abundantly clear is that no matter who votes for Trump, he and the Republican Party on the national level have...
    Elisa Slotkin (D-MI), a swing district congresswoman, said during a Politico profile of her on Friday that the “smart person’s money” would bet that she would lose to a Republican candidate in 2020. As the 2020 congressional elections approach, Politico asked Slotkin in a profile, “If the election were today, would she win?” “If the election was held today, before I’ve really gotten to work for it?” she said. “I don’t know.” She continued: I think probably I would win. But for...
    (CNN)Senate Democratic candidates from Montana to Maine are raising eye-popping amounts of money this year, per campaign officials. Montanas Steve Bullock took in $7.7 million, while Maines Sara Gideon raked in more than $9 million -- and those are just a couple of the big hauls this past quarter. Thats big news given that Democrats need just a net pickup of three to four seats for control of the Senate, depending on who wins the presidential race. Historically, candidates who...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is getting help in his presidential campaign from a surprising source — President Trump. Rather than trying to appeal to centrist voters — moderate Republicans, independents and moderate Democrats — to widen his base of support, Trump is doubling down on his most extreme positions in an effort to boost turnout by his most fervent supporters in November. In addition to posing grave risks to the president’s reelection chances, this unconventional strategy increases the chances...
    According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump’s rush to force schools to reopen is getting pushback not only from teachers but also from Republican allies who worry that he is putting kids at risk when the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise again. On Friday, the preside t tweeted that schools must open and, along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, threatened federal funding for schools would be withheld if school districts did not comply. According to Joy Hofmeister, the...
              The Minnesota DFL Party launched a new ad campaign this week targeting key Republican state senators who are accused of “standing in the way of passing real police reform.” Jason Lewis, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a recent interview that Democrats don’t “want reform” so much as they “want a political issue.” U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) made similar comments after Democrats blocked his police reform bill from being put...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Friday, former adviser to Sen. John McCain, Steve Schmidt, described the Republican Party as an “organized conspiracy to maintain power,” Raw Story reported. Speaking with anchor Chris Hayes, Schmidt argued that the GOP has transformed under President Donald Trump, describing it as “irredeemable.” “It’s become a threat to America’s institutions, to small ‘L’ liberalism. It is an authoritarian-ish party, not so different than the parties that we see in Hungary and Poland.” “Really...