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West Virginia Republican state lawmaker comes out as gay

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This young West Virginia lawmaker wants everyone to know: It's possible to be both a conservative Republican and gay. Joshua Higginbotham, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been in office for fi...

Former Mississippi lawmaker shot dead on same property where she believed sister-in-law was murdered: reports

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The body of Henley, a 40-year-old Republican who served the DeSoto County district from 2016 to 2020, was found by Yalobusha County deputies, Assistant District Attorney Steven Jubera told Mississippi Today. SOUTH CA...

Oregon House of Representatives expels lawmaker after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to breach the state Capitol

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The Oregon state representative who faced backlash after a video surfaced of him appearing to tell protesters how to get access to the closed state Capitol has been expelled from the Oregon House of Representatives....

Texas GOP lawmaker clashes with CNN anchor on critical race theory, slams network’s ‘slanted view’

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Republican Rep. Steve Toth, who authored legislation that would limit CRT from being taught in public schools, appeared on CNN Tuesday and was asked "why is this a priority" for him over other issues that Texas stude...

‘Broader economy’ at risk if US doesn’t act on cybercriminals soon, GOP lawmaker says

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In just one month, critical infrastructure has been successfully targeted by malicious foreign actors. Among those affected was the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway and bus systems in ...

CT lawmaker rejects bill declaring racism a public health crisis: ‘Critical race theory’ in our laws

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"This bill declares to the world, it truly is desperation, that the state of Connecticut has a racism problem in its public health and right now, in fact, our governor is exercising extra controls, extra powers becau...

Top Wisconsin GOP lawmaker hires retired police to probe 2020 election

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The top Republican in Wisconsin's state Assembly is hiring retired police officers to investigate November's election, joining a growing list of presidential battlegrounds where GOP state officials are looking for e...

GOP lawmaker on bill to fire Fauci: He’s been ‘wrong over and over again’

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LAWMAKERS CALL FOR FAUCI RESIGNATION OR FIRING 'IMMEDIATELY' AMID COVID FLIP-FLOPS GUY RESCHENTHALER: I was skeptical of Dr. Fauci from the very beginning of this—and remember Fauci has been wrong over and over again...

Chief of staff for GOP lawmaker spoke to law enforcement after overhearing talk of storming FBI building on January 6

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A top aide to Republican Rep. Carlos Gimenez of Florida says he spoke with both the Capitol Police and the FBI on the morning of January 6 after overhearing a man in tactical gear talk about storming the FBI buildin...

Wisconsin lawmaker on ‘Fox & Friends’: Bill requiring anthem at games is for Americans to ‘come together’

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Sites covered by the bill would include major, taxpayer-subsidized venues where the Packers, Bucks and Brewers play, as well as public schools and other facilities that were built or upgraded with taxpayer funds. OHI...

Texas GOP lawmaker slams liberals’ ‘double standard’ on criticism of Tim Scott

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TEXAS DEMOCRATS’ RESPONSE TO RACIAL SLUR TARGETING TIM SCOTT SUBJECT OF HOUSE GOP RESOLUTION  PAT FALLON: I'll tell you what, if the Texas Democrats didn't have double standards, they would have no standards at all. ...

Facebook blasted by GOP lawmaker as smugglers, cartels organize migrant groups: ‘Wild and unconscionable’

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FACEBOOK OVERSIGHT BOARD UPHOLDS TRUMP BAN BUT CALLS INDEFINITE SUSPENSION 'NOT APPROPRIATE' REP. KAT CAMMACK: It's wild. It is absolutely unconscionable to think that this is happening. But I got to tell you, my ver...

Democrat lawmaker accuses Biden admin of playing ‘shell game’ with images of empty Border Patrol facility

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The visit comes two days after the Biden administration released images under the caption "DHS Action on the Southwest Border Yields Results," showing drastically improved conditions from what the public saw back in ...

Idaho lawmaker accused of rape resigns after ethics ruling

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The investigation into Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger began in March after a young staffer reported he raped her in his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant. Von Ehlinger has denied all wrongdoing and ma...

FL lawmaker on bill to allow recording of biased college lectures: Professors pushing ‘conformity’

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FLORIDA BILL WOULD ALLOW STUDENTS TO RECORD PROFESSOR LECTURES TO USE AS POLITICAL BIAS EVIDENCE SPENCER ROACH: I looked at a national survey that was published in 2007 which found that 70 percent of college students...

Alaska Airlines bans state lawmaker for her ‘continued refusal to comply’ with mask mandate

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An Alaska state lawmaker who had called flight attendants "mask bullies" and clashed with airline employees on video over mask rules is now banned from Alaska Airlines for her "continued refusal to comply" with the ...

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