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    Hunter and his wife were charged with 60 violations of campaign finance laws. Hunter, being a typical Republican, denounced the investigation as a "political witch hunt." Sound familiar?

    Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty in campaign finance scandal, leave Congress

    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...inance-scandal

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    Emperor Trump has filled the White House with blindly loyal Republican lackeys who worship him almost as much as he worships himself – so he naturally assumed he could order Georgia's Governor to fill a vacant Senate seat by appointing a blindly loyal Republican lackey who worships Trump almost as much as he worships himself. He assumed wrong.

    Georgia Governor expected to defy Trump and appoint Atlanta businesswoman to Senate

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/polit...ump/index.html

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    Trudeau mocked him, Macron publicly fact-checked him and Boris Johnson refused to greet him or be photographed with him. Donald Trump is "the laughing stock of the planet," declared George Conway, husband of Trump lapdog Kellyanne Conway.

    Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore

    https://www.businessinsider.com/nato...iously-2019-12

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    "Trumpism now equals Republicanism and Republicanism equals Trumpism," lamented Mayes, one of our nation's miniscule number of Republican leaders to be critical of Trump. In California, "no-party-preference" voters outnumber Republicans and Mayes has joined their ranks. The state Republican party immediately withdrew its endorsement of him.

    Assemblyman Chad Mayes becomes latest California Republican leader to leave party

    https://www.politico.com/states/cali...-party-1230838

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    Twenty percent of Californians said they'll be glad to see Hunter resign. Another 20% said they don't think he should resign – and 60% said they didn't know Republicans still held any political positions in the state.

    California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter says he'll resign after holidays
    following guilty plea over misusing campaign funds


    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/polit...ign/index.html

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    Ambassador Carla Sands is a blindly loyal devotee of Emperor Trump and faithfully carries out his bidding. She knows the Emperor, same as all dictators, seeks to silence criticism and dissent. Thus.......

    NATO conference is canceled after US ambassador to Denmark barred a Trump critic from speaking

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...tic/ar-BBXXirX

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    CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza calls it an "exodus." I prefer to think of it as "rats deserting a sinking ship."

    Analysis: The Republican exodus continues
    Chris Cillizza, CNN, Dec 10 2019 6:30 PM

    President Donald Trump's stunning victory was regarded by many Republicans as the possible beginning of a new era of GOP dominance. It's been the exact opposite. When Trump was inaugurated, there were 241 Republicans in the House. With the retirement of Florida Representative Ted Yoho today, 104 of them have either retired, been defeated or are not running again in 2020. That's a remarkable number: 43% of the Republicans who were in the House when Trump became the 45th President are either already gone or in the process of going.

    Now, not all of that attrition can be directly attributed to Trump. There is always some level of turnover in Congress as people run for other offices, retire or get enmeshed in scandal and leave. But Trump bears at least some responsibility for his party's losses in the 2018 election, as Democratic candidates across the country ran against him and his version of conservatism as much as they did against their actual opponents. And Trump bears even more responsibility for the ways in which his behavior has made serving in Congress hugely challenging for Republicans. Trump has staged a hostile takeover of the party, moved it away from its small-government, fiscally minded past and made clear that anyone who criticizes him or steps out of line is going to pay a political price.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/polit...ump/index.html

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    Democrats regained control of the House in 2018 and hope to regain control of the Senate in 2020. Winning Arizona is critical. Mark Kelly, a Democrat, former astronaut and husband of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, is polling slightly ahead of his Republican rival Martha McSally. She's filling the seat held by John McCain, who died in August 2018. On November 3, 2020, Arizonans will choose a Senator to serve the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in January 2023.

    Poll: Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in Arizona Senate race

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elect...ace/ar-AAK1Cog

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    Emperor Trump, who refuses to accept the findings of thousands of scientists and insists climate change is a hoax, attacked environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Time magazine's Person Of The Year." In a tweet, he said, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" We all know Donald Trump has absolutely no respect for women – but mocking a 16-year-old? He's hit a new low. Even Melania criticized him. Ha ha ha, no she didn't. I was just kidding. She wouldn't dare criticize her husband The Emperor.

    Cyberbullying crusader Melania Trump silent on her husband's mocking of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/13/polit...ing/index.html

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    Kentuckians will not able to sleep well tonight. Some men who were convicted of rape, sodomy, murder, sexual assault and child abuse have been pardoned by the outgoing Republican Governor and are now free to roam the streets. And Republicans accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime." Wow.

    Ousted Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin sets off furor with 'extreme pardons'

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ma...ns/ar-AAK705Vq

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