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    The 2020 election cycle is on pace to be the most expensive in the nation’s history. But there’s one major political spender that’s been largely missing in action: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As the main advocacy arm for corporate America, the Chamber traditionally has few competitors when it comes to wielding power in the nations capital. Its headquarters sit across Lafayette Square from the White House as a perpetual reminder to the occupant inside that Main Street is watching....
    As the Trump kids struggle with the realization of their father’s diminished station within the Republican Party and the world, they continue their signature missteps. Yes, the president’s large adult children aren’t taking their father’s unraveling in stride. In fact, the presidential spawns, who have long considered themselves the future of the Republican Party of which they’ve only been members since 2016 are now like violinists on the Titanic serenading daddy as he continues to kill his constituents.  Ivanka Trump...
    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are planning to move their convention formally nominating President Donald Trump for a second White House term from an indoor arena to an outdoor venue as Floridas coronavirus cases surge, two party sources familiar with the conversations said on Tuesday. They said the plan, which Trump tentatively accepted on Monday during a White House meeting with top Republican National Committee (RNC) officials, emerged as the party scrambles to host a...
    When I describe a Republican politician who rose the political ladder by smearing his political opponents with lies and attacking the system as corrupt, and who never expanded his core base while burning bridges with many of his onetime supporters, you might probably would assume I’m talking about Donald Trump. And you would be correct. Except there’s another famous GOP politician cut from that same cloth who helped pave the way for Trump: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. As Princeton professor and CNN...
    Washington (CNN)The Texas Republican Party will hold its state convention online this week, after the party said it exhausted all legal remedies to host the convention in-person in downtown Houston.The State Republican Executive Committee on Monday night voted to have the convention move to an online setting, hours after the Texas Supreme Court denied the partys appeal to still host the convention indoors at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The decision ends a whirlwind few weeks during which the...
    Washington — The executive committee for the Republican Party of Texas voted Monday to move its state convention from in-person to online, capping a battle set against the backdrop of the worsening coronavirus crisis that ended with a loss for the state party before the Texas Supreme Court. James Dickey, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, said in a statement the party looks forward to continuing our important work this week in an online convention, including adopting our platform,...
    The Texas GOP on Monday approved holding a virtual convention this year after losing its legal battle at the state Supreme Court earlier in the day. The state’s Republican Party Executive Committee voted 53 to 4 to consider moving the state convention online as Texas has become a U.S. hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, The Texas Tribune reported.  The vote follows the party’s attempts to get legal approval to host the about 6,000-person event in Houston after the city canceled it....
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Republican Party of Texas changed course Monday night and accepted a virtual convention after courts refused to force Houston, hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, to let the party stick to its original plans of a massive indoor gathering. The decision came after the state GOP was left with few options. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, said last week he directed city lawyers to terminate the convention contract because he believed the three-day event could...
    HOUSTON - The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houstons refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.   The court dismissed an appeal of a state district judges denial of a temporary restraining order sought by the state Republican Party. Shortly after the ruling, GOP leaders said they would call a meeting of the partys executive committee to finalize our path forward. A separate court hearing was ongoing...
    The Texas Supreme Court shot down the state Republican Partys appeal to allow its convention to be held in person during the coronavirus pandemic. In a 7-1 ruling, the justices upheld Houstons refusal to host the convention on Monday, which occurred after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, canceled the partys annual convention late last week, citing increased public health concerns as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas. A Harris County district judge denied the GOP’s initial request, which was sent...
    The  Republican Party of Texas will not be able to hold an in-person convention that was scheduled to start this week and attract some 6,000 participants in Houston after the Texas Supreme Court denied appeals for the event to go ahead, The Texas Tribune reported on Monday. Last week, citing concerns over the coronavirus, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told the citys legal department to work with Houston First Corporation, the operator of the convention center where the event was to...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houston’s refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court dismissed an appeal of a state district judge’s denial of a temporary restraining order sought by the state Republican Party. Shortly after the ruling, GOP leaders said they would call a meeting of the party’s executive committee to “finalize our path forward.” A separate court hearing was...
    Mayor Sylvester Turner cancels the GOP convention. Positive coronavirus tests have risen by the thousands in Houston, Texas, so on July 8 the mayor canceled the Texas Republican Party’s scheduled in-person convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Texas GOP promptly sued and eventually petitioned to the state’s Supreme Court, asking the court to order the enforcement of the contract that was signed. The GOP lost that bid on Monday. The Texas Supreme Court declined to issue a...
    The Texas Supreme Court rejected the state Republican Party’s appeal to force an in-person convention in Houston after city officials cancelled the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court said in an opinion delivered Monday that although the Republican Party has constitutional rights to hold a convention, it does not have those rights under the agreement with the Houston First Corporation which cancelled its contract with the party to hold a convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center. ...
    Savannah Rychcik July 12, 2020 0 Comments Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is offering his thoughts on what Republicans should do after President Donald Trump leaves office while mulling a 2024 run for president. Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” asked Hogan what he makes of the future of the Republican party and if there is room for Hogan if Trump wins a second term. Hogan argued that regardless of the outcome in November, Americans are still frustrated...
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin accused the Republican Party of being a cult of President Donald Trump to the point they are denying the extent of the coronavirus pandemic to fit the president’s narrative. Host Joy Reid said, “Jennifer, I have to go to you, and I apologize to make you have to answer for the Republican Party, but you are my only former Republican that I know of guests here. Can you explain...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that the Republican Party will need to “find a way to appeal to more people” in the future. The governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that after Trump’s presidency, the GOP will have to examine how to become a “bigger tent party.” “I dont know what the future holds in November, but I know that the Republican Party is going to be looking at what happens after President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida...
    A new book released by Donald Trump’s niece revealed what anyone who has been paying attention already knew: sociopathy dominated Trump’s upbringing and he clearly didn’t 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 political party. Perhaps Trump’s wild lie last weekend that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” wasn’t a surprise at this point—the man lies about everything and has...
    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...
              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...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has been blasting the Trump administration over the failures of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic response practically every night, and on Friday he went after the Republican party in particular for being an “irredeemable disaster” amid this crisis. Hayes used the Roger Stone commutation as a jumping-off point to talk about the GOP as the party of both Stone and President Donald Trump, saying the severity of the pandemic the U.S. is facing is “not just because...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita prevailed in mail-in voting by state convention delegates after a campaign among party activists that centered on whether the allegations against Hill left him vulnerable to defeat in the November election. Rokita...
    Roger Sollenberger July 11, 2020 1:18AM (UTC) A West Virginia mail carrier faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to changing party registrations on primary mail-in ballot requests, the Justice Department announced. Thomas Cooper of Dry Fork admitted in court to one count of attempt to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election and one count of injury to the mail after he used black ink to change party registrations from Democrat to...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Votes are being tallied Friday to decide whether Republicans will nominate Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill for a new term despite allegations of groping four women that resulted in a month-long suspension of his law license. State Republican leaders are scheduled to announce the results of mail-in voting by some 1,800 state convention delegates among four candidates after a campaign among party activists that centered on whether the allegations against Hill left him vulnerable to defeat in...
    By TOM DAVIES and CASEY SMITH, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Votes are being tallied Friday to decide whether Republicans will nominate Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill for a new term despite allegations of groping four women that resulted in a month-long suspension of his law license. State Republican leaders are scheduled to announce the results of mail-in voting by some 1,800 state convention delegates among four candidates after a campaign among party activists that centered on whether the allegations...