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Old 15th August 2017, 04:45 PM
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It is the Courier Mail, ugh. But still.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/n...f0f4ed0f78b63d

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INDEPENDENT MP Bob Katter has threatened to plunge the government into chaos, saying he will no longer guarantee supply or confidence to the Coalition.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing the real possibility that he will be forced to seek an alliance with a crossbench MP to hold onto government if Barnaby Joyce is ruled ineligible to sit in Parliament over his dual citizenship with New Zealand.
In a stunning blow to the Coalition, Mr Katter today told Sky News it was “back to the drawing board” in negotiations for support.
The Queensland MP has already outlined what he wants if Mr Turnbull seeks his support should the High Court rule Mr Joyce is unable to maintain his position.
“You’re one by-election away from needing mine or Rebekha Sharkie’s vote,” Mr Katter told Sky News.


Mr Katter said his support hinged on the government backing his call for a banking Royal Commission and a probe into the need for bio-fuels such as Ethanol.
He did not guarantee supply and confidence to the Coalition if a vote of confidence was called in the lower house.
“All I can say is the opportunity is there,” he said.
To hold onto power, if Mr Joyce lost his seat following a High Court ruling, Mr Turnbull would need to turn to one of five possible allies; independents Cathy McGowan and Andrew Wilkie, Bob Katter of Katter’s Australian Party, Nick Xenophon Team MP Rebekha Sharkie or Greens MP Adam Bandt.


NEXT STEPS FOR BARNABY JOYCE

* High Court will determine whether Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is eligible to sit in parliament.
* If found ineligible, his NSW seat of New England will be declared vacant.
* A writ would be issued for a by-election.
* Joyce would be able to contest the by-election once he receives the paperwork to extinguish his connection with New Zealand.
* A by-election would be held about eight weeks after the writ is issued.
* If Joyce wins the by-election, the government will retain its 76 seats (a one-seat majority) in the lower house.
* If he loses, the government will only have 75 seats in the lower house which is one short of a majority. It will have to negotiate with one of the five crossbenchers to ensure supply and confidence and inform the governor-general once it has the numbers.
* If he is cleared by the High Court, Joyce can continue to sit in parliament.
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Old 29th August 2017, 04:32 PM
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Go on, click it. You know you want to.

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Old 12th September 2017, 06:21 PM
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Ted Cruz sparks Twitter hilarity after appearing to 'like' porn video

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Conservative Republican politician Ted Cruz has been lampooned on social media after his Twitter account liked a pornographic video.

The Texas senator's Twitter account liked a post from the account @SexuallPosts, which contained a two-minute clip from a pornographic film.

Although he has since deleted it, the post was live on his page for half an hour — and @SexuallPosts has since updated its Twitter description to say: "Follow for the Same Porn @TedCruz Watches."


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The former presidential candidate has long been known for his support for "traditional family values" and stance against pornography.

He last year stated "pornography ... has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions", and also tried and failed to maintain a ban on sex toys in Texas in 2007.

Last year his campaign also scrubbed an ad targeting opponent Marco Rubio after it was revealed one of the actresses had appeared in adult films.

While his Twitter account is also maintained by his staff, there is not yet any information on who was responsible, and Mr Cruz himself has not yet commented on the incident.

Mr Cruz's communications director tweeted the post had been removed by staff and reported to Twitter.
Lolwut? You like a tweet and then report it?

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And Ted blames the help, like Fred Nile did all those years ago.
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And, continuing our US Republicans streak...

Republican Congressman Asks His Mistress to Get an Abortion—Then Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

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Text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggest that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)—a favorite of the pro-life movement and the cosponsor of a new bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks—asked his girlfriend to have an abortion earlier this year.

The Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that Shannon Edwards, a 32-year-old forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh with whom Murphy recently admitted to having an extramarital affair, called out the congressman on January 25 after he posted an anti-abortion statement on his Facebook page. “And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options,” Edwards wrote in a text message.
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Republican Congressman Asks His Mistress to Get an Abortion—Then Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

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Text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggest that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)—a favorite of the pro-life movement and the cosponsor of a new bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks—asked his girlfriend to have an abortion earlier this year.

The Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that Shannon Edwards, a 32-year-old forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh with whom Murphy recently admitted to having an extramarital affair, called out the congressman on January 25 after he posted an anti-abortion statement on his Facebook page. “And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options,” Edwards wrote in a text message.
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Republican Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion politician who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from US Congress.

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Mr Murphy's resignation, which takes effect from October 21, as pressure mounted on the congressman to stand down.
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Wes Goodman, a Republican lawmaker from Ohio, US, known for his Christian conservative and anti-LGBT views, has been forced to resign after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

The sex act is also an affair as Goodman is married to a woman who is at the helm of an annual anti-abortion rally called "March for Life".

The politician is known for his push for "family values".

The man he was reportedly caught having sex with in his office is not one of his employees.

Goodman, 33, resigned for "inappropriate conduct" shortly after being caught earlier this week.

His Twitter account has now been locked and his campaign website has been taken down.

On Twitter, he previously described himself as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027" and often tweeted about how "natural marriage" was only between a man and a woman.

On his campaign website, he outlined his views on "family": "Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio's proud history and the key to Ohio's future greatness. The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting."
That closet must be awfully crowded.
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