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Private emails reveal how Trump's far-right lawyer ended up on a government election commission

CNN obtained emails revealing former President Donald Trump was pushing the appointment of his lawyer Cleta Mitchell to the federal election advisory board.

According to the emails, conservatives were working well before the Nov. 2020 election to get his hand-picked person on the Election Assistance Commission, which is supposed to be an independent agency that gives election guidelines for states.

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George Conway: Ginni Thomas 'was always a little out there' — but now the GOP has come along with her

Speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday, lawyer George Conway lambasted the corruption in the Supreme Court as "out there" Ginni Thomas dictates orders to Republicans in states around the country.

"I have to ask you about this," Acosta began. "You mentioned the judiciary. There's the judiciary in this country, the Washington Post obtained emails that show Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressing Arizona lawmakers to overturn [Joe] Biden's win in the 2020 election. She wrote in part, 'Please reflect on the awesome authority granted you and ensure a clean slate of electors is chosen for our state. I wish to request a meeting from you to learn more about what you are doing to ensure our vote count is audited and our certification is clean.' I love the use of the word clean there. It's anything but."

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How the Republican Party's deal with Trump is leading to chaos in Georgia GOP elections

As the Republican Primary in Georgia approaches, it's clear that former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) doesn't appear to be doing well. His poll numbers are in the gutter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed. The former senator lost after the 2020 election led to a Trump-supporter boycott of the Jan. 2021 runoff. He along with his GOP colleague Kelly Loeffler lost their jobs.

Former President Donald Trump has gotten involved as Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) tries to get reelected in November. As Vanity Fair explained, the revenge plan isn't working out the way he thought. After Kemp refused to hand the 2020 election to Trump, the stage was set for a rematch between what Trump viewed as a traitor and a hand-picked Trump ally.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene complains about the 'target' on white supremacists

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) complained over the weekend that white supremacists were under attack after a racist was accused of a mass shooting in a Black Buffalo neighborhood.

In a Saturday interview on Real America's Voice, Greene argued that there should be more focus on minorities who carry out racist attacks.

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'Power without principle': Elise Stefanik slammed by college mentor who encouraged her congressional run

In an interview with the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, a former teaching fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, who mentored then-student Elise Stefanik and was so impressed by her that he urged her to run for office, admitted he now regrets his actions.

According to John Bridgeland, he was assigned the current Republican Party lawmaker as a student back in 2004 and said she was eager and pleased when she discovered he was a Republican, adding that, for his part, he found her "extremely bright” and “through-and-through public-service-oriented.”

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Geraldo Rivera: Nazis are 'too stupid' to watch '1 minute' of Tucker Carlson's replacement theory shows

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera defended his network over the weekend for promoting a racist conspiracy theory that was cited by a man suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Buffalo.

The so-called "great replacement" or "white replacement" theory was first highlighted on Fox News by host Tucker Carlson in 2021. Believers of the theory claim that immigrants are replacing white citizens.

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GOP governors hatched a plan to undercut Trump's interference in elections: report

While there is not a preponderance of evidence that Republican governors are making efforts to stop their colleagues in the legislatures from tampering with election returns, the Washington Post is reporting they did meet in November to hatch a plan to keep Donald Trump from coming after their own jobs with primary challengers.

With the former president currently enduring a mixed bag of his endorsees both winning (Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano) and losing (Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) their primary bids, the report states GOP governors met back in November to make plans to protect their own.

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Mitch McConnell slammed for still backing 'absolute degenerate' Herschel Walker after new report

During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show," former Republican party campaign consultant Tara Setmayer trashed conservatives -- and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) still backing former football player Herschel Walker's run for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat by in light of new revelations that he is being scrutinized over his ties to a group accused of preying military vets.

Speaking with fill-in host Michael Steele, Setmayer went on an extended rant about Walker who seems poised to win the GOP nomination on Tuesday.

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Georgia Republican: Trump's endorsement 'used to look like a freight train but now is just a Matchbox car'

Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) said that more and more Republicans are standing up to former President Donald Trump as his endorsement power fades.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is expected to win his primary race this week despite Trump's endorsement of challenger David Perdue. The former president blames Kemp for his 2020 presidential election loss in Georgia.

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Social workers say the far right's adoption of 'pedophile' as an insult is hurting real victims

Labor leader Randi Weingarten is perhaps best known for her work as president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second largest union for teachers in the United States. Speaking to Salon, Weingarten made it clear that she cares deeply about the welfare of both the teachers and their students — but unwanted partisan politics keeps getting in the way.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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Rick Scott blames 'skin color' question on government forms for white supremacy

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) suggested that "racial politics" and government forms could be to blame for white supremacy in the United States.

CBS host Margaret Brennan told Scott during a Sunday interview that a recent poll shows that only 23% of Republicans think it's "very important" to condemn white nationalism.

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GOP senator claims 'Kansas is no longer a border state' because of Joe Biden

Republican Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) suggested over the weekend that President Joe Biden is to blame because "Kansas is no longer a border state."

During an interview on Fox News, Marshall complained that migrants are "stacked up" waiting to enter the United States as soon as pandemic-era Title 42 measures are lifted.

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Ronna McDaniel jabs Madison Cawthorn's 'Star Wars' fantasies after he says 'Dark MAGA' should 'take command'

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel suggested that outgoing Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) had been watching too much Star Wars after he rallied "Dark MAGA" forces over his loss in the GOP primary.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Martha MacCallum noted that Cawthorn had reacted to his loss by saying that it was "time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command."

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