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Republican women are worried and sounding the alarm to their party as voters and donors flee — but it’s ‘unclear’ if GOP men care

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Republican women are trying to get their party to care about the growing gender divide in their party, but their efforts aren’t looking great.

According to a Washington Post report, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) warned the number of women in the GOP has reached a “crisis level.”

“Women are a majority of voters in our country, and the GOP must do more to ensure our conference represents their views,” she said noting she intends to help GOP women win primaries for 2020.

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An astounding 40 Republicans lost their seats in 2018 leaving the GOP older, whiter and more male. It’s a representation that now matches the Republican voters for 2018. A staggering 63 percent of white women voted for President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, but that number has slowly declined. White women narrowly voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 (53 percent), but that number dropped again to 50 percent, according to preliminary numbers.

Meanwhile, it was a “banner” year for women in the Democratic Party, where women donors helped build war chests that lead to victories.

The Speaker of the House is about to be the second time the first female Speaker in history led the U.S. House of Representatives. A total of 36 women just joined the Democratic caucus and women, and people of color will chair key committees. If Republicans keep their existing leadership, merely moving committee chairs to ranking members, they will have two women leading a committee. The GOP leadership has one woman in their ranks.

Exit polls reveal the gender gap was a whopping 12 percent in the midterms, as women favored Democrats. “The last time women voted for Democrats by anywhere near that margin was 1982 when the gap was 17 percentage points,” the Post reported.

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Meanwhile, Republicans seem to be unwilling to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. According to a RollCall report, the GOP gave a small extension to the bill so that it would cease Dec. 21, along with the federal budget. Thus far, the GOP looks like they’re struggling to ensure the government stays open past Dec. 21. If they can’t keep over 580,000 Americans on the job days before the Christmas holiday, it’s unclear if they can protect women, families and children from violence.

“This is something we’ve got to come to grips with,” former National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) told the Post about the gender gap.


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Pence knew about and actually participated in Trump’s apparent Ukraine extortion plot: report

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Vice President Mike Pence is seemingly complicit in President Donald Trump's apparent extortion and bribery plot, based on the transcript of a press conference the VP held in Poland on September 2. At issue is a whistleblower's complaint that the White House refuses to release. It is believed it says Trump repeatedly threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine until, or in exchange for, that country digging up and handing over dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. There is no evidence any dirt was found or even exists.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner reveals why the White House thinks Trump’s Ukraine scandal ‘can be spun as positive’

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Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.

Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.

"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.

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Pelosi may start ‘Select Panel’ for Trump impeachment after latest Ukraine bombshells: report

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As the movement in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump continues to grow, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is considering starting a select committee to focus the investigations into President Donald Trump.

"As House Democrats find themselves once more navigating the tricky politics of impeachment, a new idea is being floated by several members: creating a select panel of members that would handle those responsibilities," The Daily Beast reported Monday evening. "A senior Democratic aide tells The Daily Beast that the idea of a select panel has 'been raised by some members' as a way to consolidate impeachment proceedings around Donald Trump."

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