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Trump remains Republican Party’s biggest fundraiser, pulling in more than $50m this year

Committees affiliated with the former president raised about $56 million in the first months of 2021, according to The New York Times Long after his presidency ended, Donald Trump continues to speak publicly and raise millions of dollars Out of office and banned from social media, Donald Trump is still a fundraising powerhouse.

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Trump remains Republican Party’s biggest fundraiser, pulling in more than $50m this year

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Republican Georgia lawmakers have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety.

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Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order BANNING Florida schools forcing children to wear masks and insists there will be NO new COVID restrictions in state

DeSantis signed an executive order banning schools from making students wear masks on Friday The GOP lawmaker said: 'In Florida, there will be no lockdowns, there will be no school closures, there will be no restrictions and no mandates' School districts in two Florida counties - Broward and Gadsden - said students will have to cover their faces when classes begin again next month

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Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order BANNING Florida schools forcing children to wear masks and insists there will be NO new COVID restrictions in state

Experts raise alarms over fundraising for GOP ballot reviews

Election officials and experts are raising alarms about the private fundraising surrounding Republican-led reviews of the 2020 presidential election, an effort that is expanding to more states former President Donald Trump falsely claims he won The first donation came in early May, for $50, and with a message: “GOD BLESS THE USA!

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Experts raise alarms over fundraising for GOP ballot reviews

Inside Trump's home that boasts ballroom covered in $7M of golf leaf

SINCE Donald Trump departed the White House in January, his sprawling 20-acre, 128-room Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida has become his primary base of operations. While Trump is said to be shopping for more property in the Sunshine State, over the last six months he has hosted a bevy of GOP banquets and balls at the Palm Beach resort as he mulls a run for president in 2024.

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Inside Trump's home that boasts ballroom covered in $7M of golf leaf

Unmasked staffers play ‘water pong’ in corridor on Capitol Hill in defiance of Covid rules

‘If you pay taxes in the United States you are paying for this’ 'Come get me': GOP lawmaker taunts Nancy Pelosi over mask arrest threat Staffers working on Capitol Hill have purportedly been caught playing “beer pong with water” without wearing masks or social distancing in disregard of new coronavirus safety rules.

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Unmasked staffers play ‘water pong’ in corridor on Capitol Hill in defiance of Covid rules

Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor’s widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump continues to hold tremendous sway over the GOP and has sought to make himself a kingmaker since losing the 2020 presidential election.

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Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

Face of the American military: Lloyd Austin takes no chances as he is forced to wear a VISOR in the Philippines while battle over masks rages back home with GOP leaders hitting back at updated CDC rules

Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin was pictured in the Philippines wearing a Covid-19 face mask and visor US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) mocked Austin for the use of the PPE, calling it 'embarrassing COVID theatre' His comments came despite Philippines making it a legal requirement to wear both a mask and visor in public

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Face of the American military: Lloyd Austin takes no chances as he is forced to wear a VISOR in the Philippines while battle over masks rages back home with GOP leaders hitting back at updated CDC rules

Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has defended his mask requirement for state workers, brushing off criticism by GOP officials who said they won't enforce the mandate in their offices Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear defended his mask requirement for state workers Thursday, brushing off criticism by state GOP officials who announced that they would not enforce the mandate in their offices.

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Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule

Nearly 230 GOP members of Congress call on Supreme Court to weaken or end Roe v Wade

Reversal of decades-old abortion ruling could be conservative majority’s legacy Nearly 230 Republican members of the House and Senate are calling on the Supreme Court to weaken or entirely reverse Roe v. Wade, the court’s landmark abortion ruling that established a woman’s right to choose in the United States.

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Nearly 230 GOP members of Congress call on Supreme Court to weaken or end Roe v Wade

Leading academic warns that America is on precipice of losing democracy

Thomas Mann says an ‘extreme set of forces’ is at work Kevin McCarthy denies he's robbed GOP voters of a voice An influential scholar has sounded the alarm about the vulnerable state of America’s democracy. Thomas Mann, who has long been critical of the Republican Party’s more extreme elements, has slammed the GOP for endangering the country’s system of government.

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Leading academic warns that America is on precipice of losing democracy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives thunderous takedown of GOP voter fraud claims

New York representative says voter fraud is ‘less likely than being [struck] by lightning’ AOC: Mail-in voter fraud less likely than being ‘struck by lightening’ Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provided a forceful takedown of Republican claims of voter fraud pushed by former President Donald Trump and his many supporters.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives thunderous takedown of GOP voter fraud claims

Conservatives want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP

Conservative lawmakers want to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump

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Conservatives want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP

No, Donald Trump’s influence has not weakened

Don’t let a few bum races or votes distract from Trump’s outsize influence. Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter, Google The stunning loss of former president Donald Trump’s preferred candidate in the runoff election in Texas’s 6th Congressional District has led to people wondering if Trump’s influence has waned.

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No, Donald Trump’s influence has not weakened

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Green accused of ‘trespassing’ at prison holding Capitol rioters

They asked to speak to the supervisor Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz locked out of facility holding January 6th prisoners A group of GOP lawmakers were turned away from a Washington DC prison as they attempted to inspect the conditions of Capitol rioters. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene were among the group warned they were trespassing and obstructing the entrance to the correctional facility.

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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Green accused of ‘trespassing’ at prison holding Capitol rioters

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes?

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As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

Capitol police told to arrest visitors not wearing masks as Republicans warn rebellion over rules

‘Madam Speaker, come and get me’, says GOP representative Nancy Mace Keyboard Shortcuts Play/PauseSPACE Increase Volume↑ Decrease Volume↓ Seek Forward→ Seek Backward← Captions On/Offc Fullscreen/Exit Fullscreenf Mute/Unmutem Seek %0-9 Next Up Capitol police officer reveals sinister call he got from Trump supporter after riot 00:35 Close

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Capitol police told to arrest visitors not wearing masks as Republicans warn rebellion over rules

GOP governors lend support to Mississippi anti-abortion law

A dozen Republican governors are lending support to new restrictions on abortion in Mississippi Led by South Carolina s Henry McMaster a dozen Republican governors are wading into a lawsuit over Mississippi s new anti-abortion law, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country.

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GOP governors lend support to Mississippi anti-abortion law