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Oklahoma Republican wants law to define wildlife as God’s property

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An Oklahoma Republican wants to reclassify wildlife as the property of “Almighty God.”

State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) said the legislation would remove outdated language and give the legislature more control over wildlife management, reported KWTV.

“The way it currently is stated is that all wildlife belongs to the state, which means the state could potentially be liable,” Dahm said. “You know if you hit a deer with your car insurance is going to call it an act of God, so this is just aligning it with the Oklahoma preamble to the constitution, which uses the phrase ‘Almighty God.'”

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Senate Bill 1457 would change the wording in the statute “make Almighty God the owner of all wildlife in the state.”

“It all belongs to God,” Oklahoma resident Pete Simpson told KFOR-TV. “There’s no reason not to have His name on it.”

Dahm is running for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), who has been nominated by President Donald Trump for NASA administrator.

He previously introduced an open carry bill named after British TV personality and gun safety advocate Piers Morgan, and Dahm also authored a 2016 bill calling for felony charges against doctors who perform abortions.

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Republican Gov. Mary Fallin later vetoed the abortion bill after it was approved by state lawmakers.

Dahm also wants to place the motto “In God We Trust” on all state-funded buildings, such as public schools, universities and the capitol.

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‘The ground is shifting’: Longtime GOP aide sounds the alarm that Trump is putting Arizona in play

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Chuck Coughlin, who once served as a top aide to two different Republican governors in Arizona, is warning that President Donald Trump is putting his state in play for the 2020 presidential election.

In an interview with Politico, Coughlin said his party has expressed real anxiety about the state turning blue next year.

"Republicans are very concerned,” he said. "The ground is shifting."

At the moment, just 45 percent of Arizona voters have a favorable view of Trump, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. Additionally, the victory of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in last year's midterm elections showed that Democrats can be competitive in statewide races in a place that became famous for electing iconic conservative senators such as John McCain and Barry Goldwater.

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PolitiFact corrects conservatives: The NYT Kavanaugh story has not been debunked

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The new report from The New York Times on the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh contained some stunning new revelations — including that several people tried to contact the FBI to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's assault allegation but were ignored, and that prominent attorney Max Stier alleges he saw Kavanaugh take part in a third assault.

But conservative news sites are now running with the idea that the Times article has been discredited and that the paper has retracted its claims. PJ Media, a prominent right-wing site, ran the headline "New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News."

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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