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  • GOP Lawmaker Lamented Not Being Able to Call Women ‘Sluts’
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 05:47 PM

    Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) “has a long history of making deeply misogynistic comments on the radio, including lamenting that women can no longer be called ‘sluts,'” CNN reports.

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  • Measure to Split California Removed from Ballot
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 06:07 PM

    “The California Supreme Court decided to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
    In a brief order, the court said it acted “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.”

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  • House Democrats Unveil New Campaign Slogan
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 02:36 PM

    House Democrats have a new campaign slogan for the midterm election: “For the People,” Politico reports.

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  • Bonus Quote of the Day
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 12:27 PM

    “Men have been getting on my nerves lately. Every day I read the newspaper, and I just keep thinking—brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us? We’re violent; we’re bullying.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Was Georgia’s Election System Hacked In 2016?
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 11:11 AM

    “The indictment last week of 12 Russian military officers is focusing new attention on election servers in Georgia that are currently embroiled in a lawsuit between election integrity activists and the secretary of state,” Politico reports.

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  • Kavanaugh Would Overturn Independent Counsel Ruling
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 10:41 AM

    “Judge Brett Kavanaugh two years ago expressed his desire to overturn a three-decade-old Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel, a comment bound to get renewed scrutiny in his confirmation proceedings to sit on the high court,” CNN reports.

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  • Republicans Count on Trump to Drown Out Democrats
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 10:09 AM

    GOP strategist Josh Holmes told McClatchy the President Trump is an asset for the midterm elections and that Republicans are counting on his media dominance to turn out their voters in November — and drown out opponents’ messaging.

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  • Trump’s Company Paid Property Taxes Late
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 08:11 AM

    “President Trump’s company missed deadlines to pay property-tax bills in five different states over the past year,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Trump’s Migrant Fiasco Diverts Health Funds
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 07:49 AM

    The Department of Health and Human Services “has quietly dipped into tens of millions of dollars to pay for the consequences of President Trump’s border policy, angering advocates who want the money spent on medical research, rural health programs and other priorities,” Politico reports.

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  • Quote of the Day
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 06:37 AM

    “I’m furious Republicans are cowardly about Trump. But here is what they say in private: 1.) Trump is a disgrace. 2.) I give fiery press conf tommorrow saying that. 3.) Nothing changes, Trump remains nuts and remains POTUS.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Another House Seat Moves to ‘Toss Up’
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 05:54 PM

    The Cook Political Report moved Iowa’s 3rd congressional district from Lean Republican to Toss Up.
    President Obama won the district by four points in 2012: “Democrats took a while to sort themselves out here this cycle.”

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  • Senate Confirms Court Pick Who Attacked Voting Rights
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 06:08 PM

    “The Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm another one of President Trump’s judicial nominees, Andrew Oldham, despite more than 200 civil rights groups opposing him over his record of trying to restrict voting and civil rights,” the HuffPost reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • A New Look
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 01:20 PM

    Please excuse the dust… Political Wire has undergone a renovation and some things may be broken.
    The site should load much more quickly and work better on mobile devices.
    Thanks for your patience.

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  • Gosar Endorses Ward for Senate In Arizona
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 12:38 PM

    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has endorsed Kelli Ward (R) over fellow Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) ahead of the state’s Republican primary next month, Roll Call reports.
    Said Gosar: “We cannot afford another establishment patsy who promises one thing and votes differently.”
    He added: “None of us can count on Martha keeping a campaign promise as she will fall for whatever the D.C.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump’s Dishonesty Binge
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 11:25 AM

    Toronto Star: “This was an especially dishonest week, filled with bizarre lies in addition to his usual fudges and exaggerations. Trump made 57 false claims in all, tied for fifth-most of any week of his presidency.”
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  • Cuomo Way Ahead In Primary Race
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 10:00 AM

    A new Quinnipiac poll finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) crusing challenger Cynthia Nixon (D) in their primary, 59% to 23%, with big leads among all gender, education, age, racial and regional groups in the survey.

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  • Corruption Message Gains Traction Against GOP
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 07:56 AM

    A new Center for American Progress poll in 48 Republican-held congressional districts finds a majority of voters think Republicans are more corrupt than Democrats, 54% to 46%.
    Democrats also hold a 4-point lead on the generic ballot in these districts, “a notable shift from the last two cycles, where Republicans led in the same districts by an average of 14 points.”

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  • Trump Has Betrayed America
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 08:22 AM

    From a Financial Times editorial:

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  • Trump Questions Defending NATO Allies
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 06:54 AM

    President Trump “seemingly questioned the United States’ commitment to defending all NATO allies in an interview that aired Tuesday evening,” CNN reports.
    TUCKER CARLSON: Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?

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  • More Americans Consider Russia an Enemy
    Wednesday - 07/18/2018 - 06:11 AM

    “A majority of Americans, 68 percent, consider Russia either unfriendly or an enemy of the United States,” according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll.

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