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2022 is supposed to be a banner year for Republicans, so why are three of the region’s top Republicans having big contests?

If recent polls are to be believed, the 2022 midterm elections could be among the best ever for Republicans. So, while it’s unusual these days for Republicans to do extremely well in a deeply Democratic New England, if there was a time for an ambitious Republican to take a chance, …

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Democrats are ready but House Republicans say it’s pointless

Lawmakers this afternoon reacted differently to Gov. Kate Brown’s call for a special session on Dec. 13 to develop a plan to increase federal rent assistance for Oregon residents facing eviction. House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland), who is running for governor and has made tackling the state’s housing shortage a …

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Reviews | Republicans have a golden opportunity. They’ll probably blow it up.

Last weekend, I reflected on what the Democratic Party should expect from politics after Covid – the hope of a resurgence in popularity for Joe Biden under normalized conditions, the danger that the party leftists are losing ground in several different demographic groups. Now, after a thank-you interlude, let’s take …

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Congressional Democrats use Republicans’ strategy in budget bill to take over ANWR leases

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in summer. (Loren Holmes / DNA) Almost exactly four years after Republicans used a budget bill to secure the rental of oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge through Congress with the lowest margin, Democrats are turning the tables. …

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Jan. 6 group donation shows Trump’s grip on attorneys general | Republicans

A key group of Republican attorneys general who donated $ 150,000 to co-sponsor the January 6 rally where Donald Trump pushed his bogus allegations of electoral fraud before the attack on Capitol Hill could attract the attention of a House committee investigating the events on or before the riot. The …

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The very public face of Republicans in North Carolina

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson speaks about the “North Carolina Public Education Indoctrination” report during a press conference at the Legislative Building on …

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Representative Cori Bush calls for the expulsion of Republicans from the House who offered internship to Kyle Rittenhouse, saying his job is “more and more dangerous” every day

U.S. Representative Cori Bush, D-Mo., Speaks during an interview Friday, November 12, 2021 in Northwoods, Mo. Representative Bush claims on social media that white supremacists have shot protesters in Ferguson, Missouri , in 2014, but the city’s police chief says he was not aware of such an incident.AP Photo / …

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Republicans Across Country Join Fight To End Death Penalty

Criminal justice reform advocates celebrated this week when Oklahoma Governor Stitt granted clemency to death row inmate Julius Jones. Jones, who was convicted of murder in 1999, has always insisted on his innocence, and Gov. Stitt commuted his sentence hours ahead of schedule. Stitt deserves to be congratulated. And yet, …

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Will the Connecticut Republicans make any gains next year? – NBC Connecticut

The midterm elections are a challenge for the party that owns the White House. This means that the Democratic Party could have a lot to lose next year. What will this mean for the entire Connecticut Democratic delegation? “It could be quite devastating for the party,” said Gary Rose, professor …

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House of Commons Republican Leader Calls Lujan Grisham “Incompetent” | Local News

The gloves came off when the face shield was in place. The highest-ranking Republican in the New Mexico House of Representatives slapped Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on social media Monday after appearing in a nationwide TV interview wearing a mask while talking about a bill to $ 1 trillion …

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Bridgewater Republicans thank voters for 2021 re-election

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Republican candidates for Bridgewater Township Council Allen Kurdyla, Howard Norgalis and Filipe Pedroso thanked voters for their re-election in the 2021 race. “I want to thank the constituents of Bridgewater for the honor of re-electing me. I make the same commitment that I have made since my …

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Republicans keep apologizing to CEOs of big oil companies

GIF: Brian Kahn (David McNew / Getty) Republicans and fossil fuel interests have one, shall we say, comfortable love relationship. But that relationship went from snug to downright NSFW on Thursday in a hearing ostensibly on disinformation about fossil fuels. The House Oversight Committee hosted executives from four fossil companies …

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They ain’t a lot of Republicans like Powell

Confession: I was a Republican. I briefly became a year ago while living among the Ultrarawaks on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Their authoritarian dictates drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor – with the middle class almost invisible – …

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Republican Tennessee lawmakers hope to fight local mask warrants and federal vaccine requirements in special session

NASHVILLE – When Tennessee lawmakers return to Nashville this week for another special session, the Republican supermajority is hoping to fight a federal mandate that big employers must demand employee vaccinations against COVID-19. Other issues for debate include proposals for intervention against school mask warrants, an issue already debated before …

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As Trump mocks last election, Republicans worry about next

Mr Reed said the former president’s comments that Republicans do not vote “should warrant sanction from the Republican National Committee.” He warned: “This will have a severe impact on the mid-term of 2022.” Tensions between Mr McConnell and Mr Trump have intensified in recent times, as the former president has …

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House Republicans target COVID-19 restrictions

Republicans at Tennessee House are rushing forward with a broad set of proposed restrictions on COVID-19 vaccination and mask warrants in a special session called to discuss economic incentives and government authority for the investment of Ford’s $ 5.6 billion. But the bill, HB8003, was doomed this week after gaining …

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North Carolina Republican convicted of “disgusting” anti-LGBTQ tirade | North Carolina

A senior Republican politician from North Carolina faces a wave of outrage and backlash, including calls for resignation, from elected officials and various human rights groups over his recent discriminatory comments comparing homosexuals and transgendered people to “dirt”. Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, the state’s top Republican in a leadership position, …

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West Virginia Senate Republicans Divided Over Redistribution Cards | News, Sports, Jobs

State Senator Robert Karnes, R-Randolph, answers questions from the press Thursday regarding an amendment to the state Senate redistribution plan. (Photo courtesy of WV Legislative Photography) The Karnes / Tarr senatorial constituency amendment could be considered later today. (Map courtesy of the Senate Redistribution Committee) State Senator Robert Karnes, R-Randolph, …

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Rollins ‘US Attorney Appointment at Senate Republicans’ deadlock; Now he’s heading for the full Senate

Democrats rallied to the defense of Suffolk County Attorney Rachael Rollins on Thursday, but the Senate Judiciary Committee remained deadlocked on her nomination to become Massachusetts’ next U.S. attorney after Republicans challenged its approach to prosecuting certain non-violent crimes. The 11-11 vote in the Judiciary Committee means Senate Democrats will …

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Senate Republicans to vote on Evers Cabinet confirmations

MADISON, Wisconsin – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said on Tuesday it was “about time” for the Republican-controlled state Senate to vote to approve dozens of nominations that have been dragging on for months and years, including four of his cabinet secretaries. On the agenda for Senate approval was Department of …

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Republicans lied to each other over voter turnout

The GOP has done such a good job convincing its base that the election is a fraud, many of its supporters are giving up voting. September 27, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are reviewed and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company …

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Debt Ceiling Fight Pits US Businesses Against Republicans

The debt ceiling battle on Capitol Hill pits US businesses against Congressional Republicans in a test for business groups that have historically aligned with GOP lawmakers on economic issues. Republican Senate leaders are deepening their opposition to increasing or suspending the debt limit, prompting strong warnings from lobby groups that …

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Republican governor’s hope makes stopover in Peoria

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) – 55th District State Senator Darren Bailey made a stopover in Peoria on Monday. He announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination for governor earlier this year. He spoke in front of a small crowd at Kelleher’s on Water Street. Bailey has made …

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Representative Lee Zeldin confirms leukemia diagnosis

Representative Lee Zeldin, a staunch Long Island conservative and the leading Republican candidate for next year’s governorship in New York City, revealed he was diagnosed with leukemia last year and is following up a treatment. Zeldin, 41, told attendees at an Ontario County Republican Party dinner Friday night that he …

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California Republican turnout not high enough to start Newsom

LOS ANGELES – Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a massive turnout in this week’s recall election to have any chance of impeaching Gov. Gavin Newsom. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted on Tuesday with around 2.9 million still to be counted. This suggests that …

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House Democrats provide electric vehicle tax credits of up to $ 12,500, as Republicans, Tesla and Toyota voice objections

Proposals by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee for the party’s $ 3.5 trillion spending program include new tax credits for electric vehicles, as Washington continues to push to abandon gasoline-powered cars. But aspects of the proposed incentives are drawing criticism, with Republican lawmakers saying they would help wealthy …

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Texas Republicans quietly cut penalties for honest voting errors

Republican priority voting reforms and restrictions signed last week added a number of new election-related offenses and increased criminal penalties for others, all of which have been hotly debated this summer. But one of these major provisions has received little attention. The bill lowered the criminal offense for illegal voting …

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letter: republicans want autocracy | Opinion letters

After the “9-11” tragedy, America and Partners sued Bin Laden in Afghanistan. In “2003” “W” took a left turn to introduce Iraq with all the strength and fury of the US military; it was the war that should never have been. If we had hit Afghanistan with the same intensity, …

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Do religious Latinos vote Republican or Democrat?

Anna Luna, a 32-year-old Mexican American who is running for the 13th Congressional District of Florida as a Republican, still remembers when she told her mother she would vote in 2016 for the GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Her mother was so upset – and loud – about her feelings …

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