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With Broad Subpoena Power, Republicans Seek to Undercut Russia Inquiry

Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year inquiry.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Russia, Graham, Republican Party, Johnson, Trump, Lindsey, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Ron (1955-




Murkowski Endorses Mattis’s Criticism of Trump, Calling it ‘Necessary and Overdue’

The senator suggested the former defense secretary’s scathing remarks might be a tipping point, prodding other Republicans to go public with longstanding concerns about President Trump.
Tags: News, Senate, Defense, Police Brutality, Republican Party, Trump, Lisa, Murkowski, Mattis, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Senator, Misconduct and Shootings, James N, George Floyd Protests (2020


Murkowski Endorses Mattis Criticism of Trump, Calling it ‘Necessary and Overdue’

The Alaska Republican suggested the former defense secretary’s scathing remarks might serve as a tipping point, prodding other Republicans to go public with longstanding concerns about President Trump.
Tags: News, Senate, Defense, Alaska, Police Brutality, Republican Party, Trump, Lisa, Murkowski, Mattis, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Misconduct and Shootings, James N, George Floyd Protests (2020, Mattis Criticism of Trump Calling


Why the U.S. has had more vice presidents than presidents

Initially, the vice presidency was a consolation prize for the runner-up in the Electoral College.For a total of almost 38 years – about one-sixth of U.S. history – the office of vice president has been vacant.As this map shows, Richard Nixon remains the only vice president to date born west of the Rockies. Hail Columbia Here's a strange fact about America's top executives that you may not have noticed before: the United States has had more vice presidents than it has had presidents. Trump is ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Democracy, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Government, Senate, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco


Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.
Tags: News, Putin, Cotton, United States, Republican Party, Demonstrations, Rodrigo, Trump, Tom, Viktor, Orban, Duterte, Vladimir V, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Protests and Riots


Trump Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman Imposing Order

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.
Tags: News, Putin, Cotton, United States, Republican Party, Demonstrations, Rodrigo, Trump, Tom, Viktor, Orban, Duterte, Vladimir V, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Protests and Riots


Nixon Started the War on Drugs to Target Black People & the Antiwar Left

In 1971, Richard Nixon kicked off America’s “war on drugs”, focusing not on the societal problems that lead to drug abuse but on categorizing drug users as criminals. In Nixon’s eyes, drug use was rampant in 1971 not because of grand social pressures that society had a duty to correct, but because drug users were law-breaking hedonists who deserved only discipline and punishment. Over the next several decades, the US government (and particularly Ronald Reagan) took Nixon’s lead and imprisoned ...
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Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary

Mr. King, one of the nation’s most divisive elected officials, saw his power in Congress curtailed last year after he questioned why white supremacy was considered offensive.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Discrimination, King, Randy, J D, Primaries and Caucuses, Steven A, Feenstra, Scholten




Republican Convention Feud Escalates as Officials Weigh New Site

G.O.P. officials are planning a visit to Nashville as their dispute with Democrats grows in North Carolina, where coronavirus cases are rising. Other cities said to be under consideration include Las Vegas, Orlando and Jacksonville.
Tags: News, Nashville, Republican Party, North Carolina, Republican National Committee, Trump, Cooper, Las Vegas Orlando, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Republican National Convention, Presidential Election of 2020, Roy A, Charlotte (NC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Mark Zuckerberg should keep his little $10 million donation to racial justice groups and fix Facebook instead

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $10 million to fight racial injustice amid backlash against his company's handling of President Trump's violent rhetoric against people protesting the death of George Floyd. He can keep it. Instead, he should take concrete steps to fix Facebook, where an internal report found that 64% of people who join hate groups on the platform do so on the recommendation of Facebook's algorithm. $10 million doesn't begin to cover the damage Facebook is doing to race...
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Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

A Gallup poll found that only a third of Americans said they always wore a mask outside the home. Gender, political party and education level may play roles in the decision.
Tags: Gender, News, Education, Masks, United States, Republican Party, Gallup, Democratic Party, City Dwellers, Race and Ethnicity, Polls and Public Opinion, Gallup Poll, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Analysis: One of America's most prominent conservative columnists wants GOP to lose

For the better part of the last four decades, George F. Will has been at the intellectual center of American conservatism. Now he is calling for a full-blown rout of the Republican Party at the ballot box in November.
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One of America's most prominent conservative columnists wants Republicans to lose in 2020

For the better part of the last four decades, George F. Will has been at the intellectual center of American conservatism. Now he is calling for a full-blown rout of the Republican Party at the ballot box in November.
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Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail-In Ballots Will Hurt Them

Officials and strategists warned that if a wide partisan gap over mail voting continues in November, Republicans could be at a disadvantage.
Tags: Elections, News, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Trump, Donald J, Voter Registration and Requirements, Absentee Voting




Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail Voting Will Hurt Them

Officials and strategists warned that if a wide partisan gap over mail voting continues in November, Republicans could be at a disadvantage.
Tags: Elections, News, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Trump, Donald J, Voter Registration and Requirements, Absentee Voting


What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality

For those on the right whose usual instinct is to stand up for law enforcement, the stark video showing Mr. Floyd being fatally pinned by a police officer raises conflicting feelings about the incident.
Tags: News, Police Brutality, Republican Party, Fox News Channel, Demonstrations, Rush, Drudge Report, Floyd, Limbaugh, Jeanine, Pirro, Protests and Riots, Misconduct and Shootings, Conservatism (US Politics, George Floyd, George (d 2020


Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Senate, Georgia, House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Black People, Police Brutality, Republican Party, Discrimination, Taylor, Racial Profiling, Justice Department, Democratic Party, Floyd


Donald Trump campaign resumes in-person fundraisers in June. What COVID-19?

• One Trump fundraising event in Dallas next month has a price tag of $580,600 per couple. Impeached president Donald Trump is scheduled to headline in-person fundraisers as early as June, which would be his first since the coronavirus outbreak stopped campaign events in March. Alex Isenstadt at Politico was first to break the news late on Friday. NEWS: Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events — the most concrete move yet by the president to restart typical election-year activities hal...
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Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: ‘Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies’ Again

At the South Carolina event, attended by Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, there were few masks and no social distancing — and that was the point.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Graham, Republican Party, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Scott, Lindsey, Tim Scott, Timothy Eugene, Horry County (SC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Republican attacks on expanded voting undermine democracy and the GOP itself

For over 20 years we have run literally hundreds of programs to encourage Republican voters to apply for and vote by absentee ballot. The national, state and local parties spent millions of dollars on the programs we implemented. This would include recent attempts at so-called “ballot harvesting” — the practice of allowing volunteers and paid professionals to essentially collect ballots from voters and return them to voting centers. During this time of global pandemic, when society is adjusting ...
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Trump Once Again Says The Quiet Part Out Loud While Railing Against Mail-In Voting

Mail-in voting will be the “end of of great Republican Party,” President Trump tweeted late Thursday night, continuing his baseless assault on voting by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic. MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE. IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY. WE CAN NEVER LET THIS TRAGEDY BEFALL OUR NATION. BIG MAIL-IN VICTORY IN TEXAS COURT TODAY. CONGRATS!!! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020 The tweet comes after a frantic let...
Tags: News, Washington, Republican Party, District Of Columbia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Donald J Trump, Marc Elias, Voter Fraud, Marc E Elias, President Trump, Vote-by-mail, Colorado Hawaii Oregon Utah, Zoë Richards


Trump cruises on caps lock to claim mail-in voting will 'LEAD TO THE END' for Republicans

President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet to fuel his unfounded allegations that "MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE." "IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY," Trump claimed. Despite the Trump administration's alarming characterization of voter and mail-in voting fraud, real-life cases have been scant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet on Thursday evening to fuel his unf...
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Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina

In a letter to the state’s Democratic governor, top Republicans suggested safety measures to avoid spreading the coronavirus. President Trump has pushed state leaders to hold the kind of event he wants.
Tags: News, Republican Party, North Carolina, Republican National Committee, Trump, Cooper, Vi, Lyles, Donald J, Republican National Convention, Presidential Election of 2020, Roy A, Charlotte (NC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Insults, accusations and shaming characterize the current political environment even as leaders must come together at some point.
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Relief, Mccarthy, Nancy, Trump, Bush, Democratic Party, George W, Pelosi, Schumer, Hoyer, Charles E, Law and Legislation


They Predicted ‘The Crisis of 2020’ … in 1991. So How Does This End?

Two scholars coined the term millennial and developed a fan base for their grim theories. Now, the surviving one sees a generational realignment happening in American politics that does not bode well for Republicans.
Tags: News, Millennial Generation, Republican Party, William, Trump, Strauss, Howe, Neil, Bannon, Donald J, Stephen K, Presidential Election of 2020, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV