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Seditious GOP Is Getting Stripped Of Money

With much of corporate America vowing to withhold donations to Republican insurrectionists, party leaders have a choice to make. The Trump cult or the money? The money or the Trump cult?

One hoped that love of country and its democratic institutions would have been reason enough to strongly condemn fellow Republicans who tried to overturn the results of a legally certified election. Only a handful of Republicans rose to the occasion, with a few more signing on following the obscene Trump-fueled rampage on the Capitol.

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Trump Demands Names Of GOP Members Who Admit Biden Won

Hours after The Washington Post reported that just 25 Republican members of Congress (out of 249) have acknowledged that Joe Biden won the 2020 election, that election's loser, Donald Trump, took to Twitter to express his shock that "there are so many" members of his party who acknowledge the very true reality that he will be a one-term president.

Trump went on to request the names of the 25 Republicans (27 as of this writing) before insulting them and the newspaper.

This is just Trump's latest attempt to both discredit the election and solidify his control of a party that should be done with him, yet continues to cower in fear.

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Trump Privately Admits GOP Senators Are In Jeopardy (But He Doesn’t Care)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted to donors it will be "very tough" for Republicans to maintain their Senate majority during a private closed-door gathering at the Nashville Marriott, the Washington Post reports.

According to an anonymous attendee who spoke with the Post, Trump claimed "there are a couple senators" who are struggling with races he "can't really get involved in."

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Unemployment Remains High As Republicans Block Relief Bill

Thursday's unemployment data showed that 1.6 million Americans filed new unemployment or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims last week, even as Senate Republicans continue to block a House-passed bill that would provide trillions in emergency relief funds.

While the number of people filing traditional unemployment claims — about 881,000 — was down a bit from the previous week, layoffs remained high. When combined with Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims, the number of total new unemployment claims was higher than the previous week.

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Why Don’t The Republicans Have A 2020 Platform?

Wow, what a surprise! Have you seen the Republican Party's official platform?

Perhaps, like me, you would have expected it to be a mishmash of Trumpian miasma, laissezfairyland corporate economics, QAnon lunacy, police state authoritarianism and all the other wackiness that today's GOP has been embracing. But, no. Astonishingly, this 18-page policy statement flat-out rejects the elitism, knownothingism and nutballism coming out of the White House and the mouths of nearly every Republican Congress critter.

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McConnell Gives GOP Senators Permission To Dump Trump

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

With Donald Trump sinking ever lower in the polls and odds-makers increasingly favoring Democrats to flip the Senate in November, the polls on the first day of August showed Democrats likely to emerge in the fall with complete control of Capitol Hill. It's enough to have Mitch McConnell sweating about his status as a future minority leader, if not future former senator. With that in mind, CNN reports that McConnell has given Republican Senate candidates permission to distance themselves from Trump, particularly on his mass-murder approach to the coronavirus and Trump's continued claims that it's safe for children to return to school.

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Survey: GOP Governors’ Ratings Drop Over Pandemic Failure

Republican governors across the country are seeing dwindling approval numbers on their response to the coronavirus crisis, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

Only 53 percent of respondents now say their Republican governor "cares about the safety and health of my community," compared with 61 percent who said so in early June.

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How Surging Virus Could Wipe Out Republican Chances In Swing States

Coronavirus cases are still skyrocketing in the United States, with the outbreak moving from the Northeast to Arizona, Texas, and Florida, states that are critical to Trump's reelection chances.

Multiple political handicappers told the American Independent Foundation that coronavirus surges in those states, where recent polls show voters disapprove of Trump's handling of the virus, are imperiling his reelection bid. Without winning those three states, it would be almost impossible for Trump to put together a winning Electoral College map. And the experts say Trump could even take the GOP's control of the Senate with him.

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