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‘It’s pathetic’: GOP senator fumes after another House Republican blocks disaster relief bill

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Georgia Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) unleashed on Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) who stopped a disaster relief package that would help his own state from passing Congress.

The first vote happened before the Memorial Day weekend, and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stopped the passage of the bill then. When Congress came back from the break Tuesday, it was Massie that stepped up to stop the help.

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“This is yet another example of politicians putting their own self-interest ahead of the national interest,” said Perdue in a Tuesday tweet. “It’s pathetic that some members have chosen this moment to grandstand & get into the national headlines.”

Roy once worked for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who famously refused to support disaster relief after Hurricane Sandy. Oddly enough, however, Cruz voted to pass the disaster relief package that would help his home state this time around. It’s unclear why Massie is so against the assistance.

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured phones that were vulnerable to Russian surveillance: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has communicated with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani via unsecured and unencrypted phone lines that are potentially vulnerable to interception and monitoring by Russian intelligence officials and other hostile foreign powers.

"Trump is not identified by name in the House phone records, but investigators said they suspect he may be a person with a blocked number listed as '-1' in the files," stated the report. "And administration officials said separately that Trump has communicated regularly with Giuliani on unsecured lines."

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