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VIDEO: Ted Cruz Responds to Anti-Trump Protests in California; This Is “Not Acceptable”

Senator Ted Cruz was asked by a reporter today for his opinion on the Donald Trump protests that took place at the California Republican Convention. He called them out for what they are. The post VIDEO: Ted Cruz Responds to Anti-Trump Protests in California; This Is “Not Acceptable” appeared first on RedState.

Conrad Burns, impolitic Republican senator from Montana, dies at 81

Mr. Burns reaped federal dollars for his state — as well as criticism for his at times offensive off-the-cuff remarks.

The Edge: Mike Pence on Ted Cruz: I Like Him, But…

The Indiana governor said he would vote for the Texas senator in the upcoming state primary, but added that he likes and respects all the Republican candidates.

The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. Black, once known mainly as a know-nothing Republican who embarrassed fellow GOP conservatives with his antics in Richmond, has lately undertaken a campaign on behalf of Assad. […]

David Jolly Gets Free 60-Minutes Campaign Commercial For Bashing His Colleagues

Florida Senate hopeful David Jolly is using a favorite media subject, political fundraising, to attack other Republicans and to make himself more competitive and he gets a free campaign ad courtesy of 60 Minutes The post David Jolly Gets Free 60-Minutes Campaign Commercial For Bashing His Colleagues appeared first on RedState.

Judd Gregg's Judgments

Former Republican governor and senator (and Obama Cabinet nominee) Judd Gregg says he could never vote for Senator Cruz (disclosure) because he is someone of “little character.” But he can vote for a guy who brags about his adulteries, tries to kick widows out of their homes, makes fun of disabled people for being disabled, etc. Show More Summary

Donald who? Republican senators move into denial phase

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Did you know that the United States has this position called … wait, let me look this up. President. And people run for this position, and some of those people are nominated by parties. Shocking, I know. And the Republican nominee this...Show More Summary

Deborah Ross: North Carolina shouldn't be in the business of making it hard for people to vote

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Another federal judge appointed by a Republican president has upheld North Carolina's worst-in-the-nation voter suppression law, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross is not happy about it. She posts on Facebook: Our democracy...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Conrad Burns dies at 81; U.S. coal-fired electricity plunges 29% since 2007

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The math of Democracy:  • Conrad Burns, former Montana senator, dead at 81: The three-term Republican raised cattle and built a radio empire (by Montana standards) before winning election to the Yellowstone County Commission in 1986. Then, he defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

HB 2 Repeal Legislation Sent to Committee Which Has Not Held a Meeting in Years

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

North Carolina Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca, a Republican who suggested this week that there was little support for legislation to repeal the anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” HB 2, found a way to effectively kill it himself: he sent the bil… Read The post HB 2 Repeal Legislation Sent to Committee Which Has Not Held a Meeting in Years appeared first on Towleroad.

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana Endorses Ted Cruz as Primary Nears

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana threw his support behind Senator Ted Cruz, handing Mr. Cruz a much-needed endorsement before the state's crucial Republican presidential primary on Tuesday.

With an eye on November, White House and allies turn up the heat on Republicans over Supreme Court

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Nine Republican senators are going to be feeling a lot of heat over the coming weeks for their continued blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. As the window for action by the Senate before November narrows—they're...Show More Summary

White House Goes “9-9-9” for Garland

At this point, though, I think things get serious with a Garland nomination only when it is clear Trump will lose and Republicans will lose control of the Senate. … Continue reading ?

Shot or poisoned? Why the choice between Trump or Cruz really does matter

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

When asked to choose between the candidacies of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina, remarked, It’s like being shot or poisoned. What does it really matter? But, in fact, it really does matter for the Republican Party. Based on a survey taken before...

Morning Digest: Two more Colorado Republicans knocked off Senate ballot

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? CO-Sen: Hoo boy. Colorado's just been a GOP killing field this past week. On Thursday, the secretary of state's office announced that the final two Republicans hoping to get on the June primary ballot, rich guy Robert Blaha and former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Frazier, had both failed to make it; a few days earlier, ex-state Rep. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Lampoons Ted Cruz’s Selection of ‘Wicked Stepmother’ Carly Fiorina

21 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Texas Senator and Republican presidential math problem Ted Cruz took over the political news cycle Wednesday with his announcement of Carly Fiorina as his potential running mate, a move that was met with a mixed reception, at best. One...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 04.29.16

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Given the fact that Senate Republicans have remained firm in their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland receiving a confirmation hearing, it seems all the more likely that the vacancy left on the high court by the late Justice Antonin Scalia will remain unfilled until after Election 2016. Show More Summary

GOP Insider Trent Lott Tried to Broker a Kasich-Rubio Ticket to Thwart Donald Trump

The other day, I bumped into Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader who's now at the law and lobbying firm of Squire Patton Boggs (its clients include Airbus, Goldman Sachs, and Royal Dutch Shell). He's always polite and chatty—these days he's promoting a book he wrote with former Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

But Really, It's The Anti-Choicers Blocking Merrick Garland

The refusal to hold SCOTUS nominee confirmation hearings in the Republican led U.S. Senate sets a new low for these obdurate lawmakers. By pandering to the forced birthers, aka 'pro-life' zealots, they have set an historical precedent...Show More Summary

It's hard to be a Republican woman with Trump calling the shots

Play the progressive card. There are 62 Democratic women in the House of Representatives, but there are also 22 Republicans. There are also six Republican women over in the Senate. As you might imagine, having Donald Trump denigrateShow More Summary

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