Rep. Matt Gaetz Matthew (Matt) Gaetz Mystery Florida Senate candidate was planning move to Sweden Britney Spears to discuss conservatorship in court Liz Cheney says McConnell, McCarthy are heads of GOP MORE (R-Fla.) and a group of other House Republicans on Friday introduced legislation to end funding for an arm of the U.S. Postal Service that carries out online surveillance. The legislation was rolled out in response to a March bulletin, reported by Yahoo News earlier this month, distributed by the Postal Service’s Inspection Service’s Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP). The bulletin cited iCOP concerns about potential “significant” protests planned for March 20 based on “online inflammatory material” and posts on social media platforms Parler and Telegram. “iCOP analysts are currently monitoring these social media channels for any potential threats stemming from the scheduled protests and will disseminate intelligence updates if needed," … [Read more...] about Gaetz, House Republicans introduce bill to defund Postal Service covert operations program
Brexit leader Nigel Farage has told disheartened American conservatives, “don’t get mad, get even” as he prepares to hit the grassroots campaign trail to re-energise the right next week. Mr Farage announced earlier this week his America’s Comeback Tour with the FreedomWorks conservative activist organisation, where the Brexit leader will tour around a dozen states to speak to and inspire activists. Speaking to Fox Business’s Varney & Co on Thursday, Mr Farage described that while “getting the vote out” and knocking on doors may be “the least glamorous side of politics”, it can return real results. “You can increase a candidate’s vote share by about 20 per cent if you get it right,” Mr Farage told host Stuart Varney, “And the reason I’m doing it is because conservatives in America are feeling depressed, deflated, disillusioned by everything that’s going on” in regards to the Biden presidency and Donald Trump’s loss in the November elections. Don’t get mad. Get even. … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t Get Mad, Get Even’, Says Farage as He Begins Conservative Grassroots Tour of U.S.
Enjoy your gavel while you can. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The Democratic House majority emerged from the 2020 election so bruised and emaciated that experts gave it less than three years to live . In defiance of polling and pundit expectations, Republicans netted 11 House seats in 2020, leaving Nancy Pelosi’s caucus perilously thin. Since World War II, the president’s party has lost an average of 27 House seats in midterm elections. If Democrats lose more than four in 2022, they will forfeit congressional control. This outlook would be daunting enough by itself. But 2022 won’t just be the first midterm of Joe Biden’s presidency, it will also be the first federal election held after the House map is redrawn to fit the 2020 census. Republicans maintained their dominance of state governments in last year’s election and will therefore have more opportunities to gerrymander than Democrats will. GOP state governments have final authority over the … [Read more...] about Democrats’ Odds of Keeping the House Are Slimming Fast
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has a fresh spring in his step after the Republicans defied the odds and professional political prognosticators by picking up 15 seats in the 2020 congressional elections. McCarthy, who has his eyes on the majority in November 2022, approached the 2020 congressional elections differently than Republicans in recent history have traditionally targeted congressional electoral efforts, and his moves paid off—and not only infuriated but befuddled the beltway pundit class. For the first time since 1994, in 2020 no GOP incumbent running for reelection lost. Meanwhile, McCarthy blew away fundraising records previously set by former House Speaker Paul Ryan—astonishing since he did it from the minority. Usually, House political leaders do better raising money from the majority. That’s not to mention the most significant development which is a freshman class entering Congress in 2021 that represents perhaps the most diverse in party history with the most … [Read more...] about Exclusive: After 2020 Gains, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Eyes House GOP Majority, Speaker’s Gavel in Midterms
M y guess is that somewhere in heaven today, former President Reagan is observing Rep. Liz Cheney Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney WSJ editorial board: 'Purging Liz Cheney for honesty would diminish' GOP Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party MORE (R-Wyo.) and saying “Margaret, that’s my gal,” and Margaret Thatcher is replying “Ronald, in our time, real conservatives had principles and courage, and she has both, and too many of your Republicans today have neither!” And my guess is that somewhere in Washington or a state capital there is a prominent Republican talking to friends and associates about running for president in 2024, as a true Republican and principled conservative — and warning GOP friends about dangers to Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections if they run under a cult of personality, blindly obeying the losing politician who lost the House, the Senate and the presidency between 2018 and … [Read more...] about Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only