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Trump campaigning to take back the House in 2020 so he can do whatever he wants with zero accountability: report

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If Republicans held the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump would have the power to do whatever he wants without any accountability. That’s his new goal, Axios reported Sunday.

After focusing on the Senate in 2018, Trump lost big in the House, which has led to a massive slate of Democratic legislation he and the Republican-led Senate has had to hide from a full vote.

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Trump is “going to travel for us. If you look at where we’re playing, he’ll be going. He’s already made that commitment to me,” said Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

Republicans are looking at 30 Democratic seats where Trump won in 2016, but the Democratic House member also won in 2018. They think they can take out all of the new Democratic Congress members. Their problem, however, is that many of those districts are in states where a very unpopular Senator is also at the top of the ticket.

The Maine Second Congressional District was won in 2018 by Rep. Jared Golden, but Trump is far from popular in the state, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is in the fight for her political career after she cozied up to Trump in a country where he’s incredibly unpopular.

The same can be said for others like Rep. Tom O’Halleran in Arizona’s First Congressional District. After losing in 2018, Republican Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was appointed to take over Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) seat. Now she’s fighting to keep it and doesn’t seem to be doing well. She’s among the least popular senators in the country, and she’s going up against Mark Kelly, a beloved astronaut, and spouse to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) is another Democrat, who would usually be considered endangered, but Utah isn’t exactly Trump’s biggest fan. In 2016 the state went for Trump with just 45.5 percent. While Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has dropped in his approval since voting against Trump in the impeachment vote, his approval rating is just 4 percent fewer than fellow Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

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“Even prominent Republicans privately concede that their chances of actually regaining the majority are slim,” Axios wrote. “Also, Trump has an aversion to small arenas and likes to leave the retail politics to Vice President Mike Pence and other surrogates, like Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr.”

“Nationwide there were 8.8 million people who voted in 2016 and did not vote in 2018. We can say with full confidence that we know who they are, and we will be going after them hard,” said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh.

Read the full piece at Axios.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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GOP Leader un-endorses Republican candidate for ‘hateful rhetoric’ on social media

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On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he was revoking his endorsement of Ted Howze, the Republican candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, per Politico.

“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement," said McCarthy spokesperson Drew Florio. "As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."

Howze's support within the Republican Party leadership has collapsed after a series of racist Facebook posts were unconvered, in which he called Black voters "political slaves," compared young immigrants to pedophiles, and said Muslims are incapable of being good American citizens.

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