Politics

Glendale: ‘So there’s that’: Arizona senator fires back after Donald Trump rips him for opposing audit

Glendale: ‘So there’s that’: Arizona senator fires back after Donald Trump rips him for opposing audit

Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for CNT   In advance of his scheduled Phoenix rally on Saturday, Donald Trump took aim at an Arizona senator who has been critical of the election audit that Trump inspired. The former president issued a press release on Thursday criticizing Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, for doing "everything in his power to hold up the damning forensic audit of Maricopa County." To which Boyer tweeted a reply, noting Trump's failure to build the border wall and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He also took a shot at Trump's ban from…
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Atlanta: Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to overturn Georgia Senate elections

Atlanta: Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to overturn Georgia Senate elections

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT   A Henry County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn the runoff elections that gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate. The lawsuit aimed to void the election of Georgia’s Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate. But Superior Court Judge Brian Amero rejected the effort at a hearing Monday. It’s the latest failure in a series of unsuccessful lawsuits that challenged Democratic victories in Georgia, including President Joe Biden’s narrow victory over former President Donald Trump. The latest lawsuit contested the Senate election results and sought a new…
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Georgia councilman charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats

Georgia councilman charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT A Fort Valley city councilman is out on $50,000 bond and has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor after being arrested on charges of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. Jimmy Barnes was arrested in Peach County earlier this week. He was released Thursday. A July 3 incident report from the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, according to WMAZ, said Barnes allegedly threatened to shoot a woman and called her a racial slur at the Highway 49 Food Mart. On Thursday night, Barnes’ arrest was a topic during a City  Council Zoom meeting,…
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Arizona judge says audit documents — including who is paying for recount — are public records

Arizona judge says audit documents — including who is paying for recount — are public records

Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for CNT   A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge on Thursday ruled that communications between Senate Republicans, the company called Cyber Ninjas and other vendors they hired to audit Maricopa County's 2020 election are public documents. Judge Michael Kemp said "any and all" records with a "substantial nexus" to the audit are public records, including all communications related to planning the audit, policies and procedures of the audit and all records disclosing who is paying for the audit and how much is being paid. The nonprofit group American Oversight sued Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, and the Senate, seeking…
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BREAKING: Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards dies at 93

BREAKING: Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards dies at 93

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT NEW ORLEANS — Edwin Washington Edwards, the high-living four-term governor whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by scandal and an eight-year federal prison stretch, died Monday. He was 93. Edwards died of respiratory problems with family and friends by his bedside, family spokesman Leo Honeycutt said. He had suffered bouts of ill health in recent years and entered hospice care this month at his home in Gonzales, near the Louisiana capital. A native of Louisiana’s Acadiana region who swore his 1972 oath of office in French and English,…
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Cannes: Sean Penn Says Donald Trump’s COVID Response Felt Like “Someone Gunning Down People” From White House

Cannes: Sean Penn Says Donald Trump’s COVID Response Felt Like “Someone Gunning Down People” From White House

BY ALEX RITMAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT Penn also discussed directing his daughter Dylan Penn for the first time in 'Flag Day' Sean Penn took aim at the Donald Trump administration and its response to the COVID-19 crisis in Cannes on Sunday. Speaking at the press conference for his latest directorial feature, Flag Dag, which had its world premiere on Saturday night, Penn was asked about his own work setting up testing sites during the pandemic via his disaster relief organization CORE and the efforts of the Trump government, which he described as a “obscene administration.” Seeing the news during the pandemic, he said it…
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Florida Gov. DeSantis parts with Trump in response to Surfside tragedy

Florida Gov. DeSantis parts with Trump in response to Surfside tragedy

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT When the coronavirus ravaged Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis defiantly bucked mask mandates. He later cracked down on protesters advocating racial justice, blasted President Joe Biden on immigration, jumped into the fight over transgender athletes and signed sweeping legislation to toughen voting rules. But after a deadly building collapse, the Republican governor is largely hitting pause on the culture wars. In the two weeks since a 12-story condo tower in this coastal community suddenly crumbled, killing at least 64 people, DeSantis has stood somberly with local officials, including Democrats, as they assessed the damage.…
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Trump files lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter

Trump files lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter

Erin Carson,  Queenie Wong | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT After being banned earlier in the year, the former president is on the offensive. Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's filed lawsuits accusing Google, Facebook, Twitter and their CEOs of First Amendment violations for alleged censorship. The three lawsuits, which specifically name Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, come after Trump was banned from major social media platforms earlier this year. Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube booted Trump in the wake of the deadly US Capitol riot on Jan. 6, citing concerns that he would incite more…
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President Biden to Host Los Angeles Dodgers at White House

President Biden to Host Los Angeles Dodgers at White House

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Troy Warren for CNT The visit will mark the team's World Series victory last October over the Tampa Bay Rays. President Joe Biden will host the Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House on Friday to mark the team’s World Series victory last October over the Tampa Bay Rays. The White House announced Thursday that the team, which is in town for a four-game series against the Washington Nationals, will attend the East Room ceremony. Vice President Kamala Harris, the former California senator, will also attend the event. The ceremony marks the latest step in the White House’s efforts to return to large…
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Team Trump back in the game with new social media app called GETTR

Team Trump back in the game with new social media app called GETTR

By ArLuther Lee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT Donald Trump’s political team is betting on another big social media venture only a month after shutting down the former president’s highly-touted blog that failed to resonate with his audience. This time Trump appears to be competing directly with the heavyweight social media platforms that banned him after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after his team launched a new app called GETTR, which went live on the Google and Apple app stores in mid-June, according to a report by Politico. The app has already been downloaded more than a…
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