Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride

Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor on Wednesday withdrew from a Republican primary run-off race, ending his reelection bid after admitting he had an extra-marital affair with the widow of an American who joined the Islamic State, according to media reports. Taylor, who represents a northeast Texas district, last year voted for the creation of aContinue reading “Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride”

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GOP conspiracy theorist who ruined $600k worth of voting machines running for Colorado Secretary of State

‘They are coming after me because I am standing in their way — of truth, transparency and elections held closest to the people,’ says Tina Peters Tina Peters, the Colorado county clerk and GOP election conspiracy theorist who was removed from overseeing county elections after allegedly helping two other Republican activists steal voting machine software, has declared herself aContinue reading “GOP conspiracy theorist who ruined $600k worth of voting machines running for Colorado Secretary of State”

Australia: Labor senator Kimberley Kitching names billionaire Chau Chak Wing as ‘puppeteer’ in foreign interference plot

A federal senator has used parliamentary privilege to suggest a prominent Chinese-Australian political donor is the mysterious “puppeteer” behind a thwarted foreign interference plot to back political candidates in the next election. During a Senate estimates hearing, Labor senator Kimberley Kitching alleged the wealthy businessman behind the recent overseas conspiracy was property developer Chau Chak Wing.Continue reading “Australia: Labor senator Kimberley Kitching names billionaire Chau Chak Wing as ‘puppeteer’ in foreign interference plot”

Dismantling the Wisconsin Elections Commission was on agenda for Ron Johnson meeting at state Capitol, text messages show

When U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson paid a rare visit to the Wisconsin State Capitol last fall to meet with legislative leaders, the expected agenda was to discuss dismantling the state elections commission, newly released text messages between top legislative staff members suggest.    Johnson met privately for an hour with GOP legislative leaders in the stateContinue reading “Dismantling the Wisconsin Elections Commission was on agenda for Ron Johnson meeting at state Capitol, text messages show”

New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection

Christian nationalism was used to ‘bolster, justify and intensify the January 6 attack on the Capitol,’ said Amanda Tyler, head of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. A team of scholars, faith leaders and advocates unveiled an exhaustive new report Wednesday (Feb. 9) that documents in painstaking detail the role Christian nationalism played inContinue reading “New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection”

Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says

Trump “gleefully” watched the Capitol insurrection, an ex-White House official said last month.  But he was confused when staffers who also watched were not as excited, the AP reported. The report comes after Ivanka Trump was asked to cooperate with the January 6 committee. Former President Donald Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t likeContinue reading “Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says”

Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’

Party censures Cheney and Kinzinger, the only Republicans on the Capitol attack House panel, as Pence says ‘Trump is wrong’ In an extraordinary move, the Republican party officially said Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat and the deadly attack on the US Capitol were “legitimate political discourse”. A leading Democrat on theContinue reading “Republican party calls January 6 attack ‘legitimate political discourse’”

Georgia prosecutors ask FBI for security help after Trump protest remarks: report

A Georgia district attorney reportedly asked for the FBI’s assistance in providing security after former President Trump called prosecutors investigating him “racist” and called for massive protests if they “do anything illegal.” Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney who is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, requested the help in a letterContinue reading “Georgia prosecutors ask FBI for security help after Trump protest remarks: report”

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