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Recent articles by Jamie:

Facebook yanks Trump video saying kids are ‘almost immune’ from Coronavirus – 102.3 KRMG

Facebook on Wednesday removed a post by President Donald Trump because it included a video of him on Fox News, in which he said children are 'almost immune' from the Coronavirus, as the social media giant said that kind of characterization ran afoul of its rules related to the virus outbreak. "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of… → Read More

Voters boot out House incumbents in Kansas, Missouri – 102.3 KRMG

In a bipartisan embrace of change for much different reasons, a freshmen House Republican and a 10-term veteran House Democrat were both given their walking papers in primary elections on Tuesday, as Congress is seeing the most turnover in primaries since the 2012 elections. Knocked off first was Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS), as State Treasurer Jake LaTurner will be the favorite to hold this seat… → Read More

Feds charge second man with spending COVID relief on Lamborghini – 102.3 KRMG

First it was a 29 year-old man in Florida charged last week with diverting Coronavirus relief money from the federal government to buy a Lamborghini sports car. Now, a 29 year-old man from Houston, Texas has charged by prosecutors with doing the same thing. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that Lee Price III was arrested and charged with submitting fraudulent loan applications for the… → Read More

Trump says mail-in voting okay in Florida amid GOP decline – 102.3 KRMG

After weeks of attacks against efforts to expand voting by mail this election year because of the Coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tempered his criticism by saying voting by mail in his home state of Florida is okay, as data shows the GOP losing ground to Democrats in people asking for mail-in ballots in that key 2020 swing state. "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee… → Read More

Trump vows court fight as Nevada okays mail-in voting – 102.3 KRMG

President Donald Trump on Monday said the Republican Party would go to court to block an effort by the Democratic state legislature in Nevada to mail ballots to all active registered voters in November, as the President falsely asserted the new Nevada law would no longer require signature checks on mail-in and absentee ballots. "There's never been a push like this for mail-in ballots," President… → Read More

Trump calls Dr. Birx “pathetic” over comments on virus outbreak – 102.3 KRMG

A day after calling the Coronavirus outbreak “extraordinarily widespread” during a Sunday interview on CNN, and warning that a spike in cases could soon shift to the Midwest, White House Coronavirus expert Dr. Deborah Berks found herself under fire on Monday, as President Donald Trump publicly called her comments on the virus ‘pathetic.’ Noting critical comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… → Read More

Top Trump aide calls virus outbreak “extraordinarily widespread” – 102.3 KRMG

Warning that the recent spread of the Coronavirus in Sunbelt states could soon shift to the Midwest, a top White House virus expert said Sunday that officials need to first slow the transmission of the virus in their states before starting school for the fall. "We need to stop the cases. And then we can talk about safely reopening," Dr. Deborah Birx told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.… → Read More

New CDC study raises questions about virus and kids – 102.3 KRMG

A study of a Coronavirus outbreak at an overnight camp in Georgia released on Friday raised fresh questions about the safety of students and staff in U.S. schools, as it showed a large percentage of those between the ages of six and 17 years old being infected. While not named, the study reportedly covered a virus outbreak at Camp High Harbor, a YMCA camp which saw 260 of 597 campers and staff… → Read More

Republicans belittle Trump call to delay 2020 elections – 102.3 KRMG

Republicans at all levels of government on Thursday swatted down President Donald Trump's suggestion on Thursday that the November elections be delayed, as Democrats said it smacked of an authoritarian looking to extend his hold on power. "Never before in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election," said House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA). "And we should go… → Read More

Herman Cain dies after fight with Coronavirus – 102.3 KRMG

Herman Cain, known for his work as the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a 2012 run for the GOP nomination for President, and a late career on conservative talk radio, died Thursday after being hospitalized since July 1 for the Coronavirus. He was 74. An outspoken skeptic about the virus, Cain had attended President Donald Trump’s indoor campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in mid-June, and soon after fell… → Read More

Facebook chief defends blocking Hydroxychloroquine videos – 102.3 KRMG

In the wake of Twitter's suspending the account of Donald Trump Jr. for posting a video of doctors claiming that hydroxychloroquine was a cure for the Coronavirus, the head of Facebook told Congress on Wednesday that he had no qualms about blocking those sorts of videos on his social media platform as well. "Stating that there's a proven cure for COVID - when there is in fact none - might… → Read More

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert tests positive for Coronavirus – 102.3 KRMG

Instead of flying to his home state of Texas on Air Force One with President Donald Trump, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was held off the trip after twice testing positive for the Coronavirus in a pre-screening at the White House on Wednesday morning. In an interview from his Capitol Hill office - where he returned after his positive test results - Gohmert told KETK-TV that the results were a… → Read More

Biden signals VP choice could come next week – 102.3 KRMG

Just over three weeks from making his formal acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President, former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday in Delaware that he would soon reveal the choice of his running mate for the November 2020 election. "What I said was that I'm going to have a choice in the first week in August," Biden told reporters after a speech in his home state of… → Read More

Barr defends federal law enforcement response in Portland – 102.3 KRMG

Joining GOP lawmakers in denouncing violence protests which have targeted a federal courthouse in Oregon, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that he had no regrets about sending in extra personnel to deal with weeks of unrest in Portland. "Since when is it okay to try to burn down a federal courthouse?" Barr said at one point in a hearing in which he skirmished… → Read More

Minus Trump, Congress pays tribute to late Rep. John Lewis – 102.3 KRMG

The first black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda was remembered Monday as a titan in the struggle for Civil Rights in America, as both parties praised Congressman John Lewis for his steadfast work to win equal rights across the nation. "Under the dome of the U.S. Capitol, we have bid farewell to some of the greatest Americans in our history," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.… → Read More

White House, Senate Republicans try again on virus aid – 102.3 KRMG

Two months after Democrats in the House approved a major relief package to help those hit by the Coronavirus outbreak, Republicans in the Senate will try again this week to roll out a plan with the White House for more virus aid, even as GOP Senators frankly admit that many in their own party are likely to vote against such aid proposals. "Half the Republicans are going to vote no on any Phase 4… → Read More

Trump presses GOP to keep Confederate names on military bases

President Donald Trump on Friday said a key GOP Senator was ready to help him fight off bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate, trying to block a provision from a major defense bill which would let the Pentagon change the names of military installations which honor Confederate generals. In a tweet, the President said he spoken with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Chairman of the Senate… → Read More

Trump scraps plan to conclude GOP convention in Florida – 102.3 KRMG

The long reach of the Coronavirus outbreak derailed the plans of President Donald Trump to move most of the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville, Florida next month, as the President on Thursday announced that he was canceling the second part of the GOP gathering because of the virus threat. "The timing for this event is not right, just not right with what's happening recently, the… → Read More

Expelled Congressman charged in Philadelphia election fraud case – 102.3 KRMG

Nearly forty years since he was expelled from the U.S. House after getting caught on videotape taking bribes in the FBI ABSCAM investigation, ex-Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers (D-PA) was unexpectedly back in the headlines on Thursday, charged by the Justice Department with election fraud in a case from Philadelphia. “The Department of Justice has zero tolerance for corruption of the electoral… → Read More

House votes to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol – 102.3 KRMG

The aftershocks of the police killing of George Floyd continued to wash over Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as a bipartisan majority in the House voted to remove from U.S. Capitol public display a series of statues sent by southern states to honor the leaders of the Confederacy and other supporters of slavery. "Traitors have a place, but not in a place of honor," said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS),… → Read More