Republican Politics

GOP Vermont Gov Backs Weld Over Trump in Primary

A Republican governor has broken from President Donald Trump to endorse scantly supported Bill Weld, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts. “Gov. Weld is someone who is on the ticket,” GOP Vermont Governor Phil Scott told NBC-5 Vermont. “I’ve met with him before, I think a lot of him and his platform so I would…

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Teacher's Union Chief: Bloomberg Can Go 'All the Way'

Like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg can go “all the way” to the White House, according to American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten. “I don’t want to be heretical, but there’s another independent in the race who was a Republican and now a Democrat, and that’s Michael Bloomberg,”…

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Zelenskiy Pleads: Stop Saying Ukraine Is a Corrupt Country

Making a plea – perhaps to President Donald Trump – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told CNN on Saturday it is “not true” Ukraine is corrupt, so “please stop saying that.” Zelenskiy’s remarks came in response to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the Munich Security Conference. It was the first interview with the Ukrainian leader embroiled in the House Democrat’s impeachment attempt…

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Report: GOP Climate Proposal Faces Opposition in Own Party

A House GOP effort on a climate change proposal, led by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, is facing rejection from party hardliners, according to The Hill. “The Democrats have trained everybody to think that the only people who care about climate change are the ones who engage in hysterical alarmism or engage in real high-minded but…

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Iran: Trump Wrong If He Thinks Tehran Regime Will Collapse

Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of top defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference that the information…

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Defense Secretary Esper: China Rising Threat to World Order

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday cast China as a rising threat to world order — saying the world’s most populous nation steals Western know-how, intimidates smaller neighbors, and seeks an “advantage by any means and at any cost.” A frequent critic of China, Esper used an address to an international security conference in…

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Drudge Report: Bloomberg May Make Hillary Running Mate

Mike Bloomberg might add Hillary Clinton to his big-budget Democratic presidential primary campaign against President Donald Trump, according to Drudge report. The report cites sources close to the Bloomberg campaign suggesting their polling found a Bloomberg-Clinton ticket would be a “formidable force.” Bloomberg is also weighing changing his official home residence to one of his homes…

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Oracle Workers Revolt Over Ellison's Planned Trump Fundraiser

Workers at computer technology giant Oracle are reportedly furious about founder Larry Ellison’s plan to host a fundraising dinner at his California home next week for President Donald Trump. Some employees are circulating a petition calling on the Redwood, Cal.-based corporation’s leadership to take a stand against what they call Ellison’s “damaging association with the…

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Report: Sailors Rebuked for 'Make Aircrew Great Again' Patches

Some sailors were punished for wearing patches playing off President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan at a speech in Japan last year, Military.com reported. Citing a Navy investigation document, the news site reported patches urging “Make Aircrew Great Again” violated a Department of Defense order banning troops from participating in political events in uniform. While the…

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Rep. Collins To Newsmax TV: 'Strong Case' for Giving Roger Stone a New Trial

There’s a “strong case” for a new trial for President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone, given revelations that the jury foreperson at his federal trial had been actively opposed to the president, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., told Newsmax TV on Friday. In an interview on “Newsmax Now,” Collins said it’s time “we have a serious look…

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