Republicans

Yellen again warns Congress of US debt limit as Republicans balk

WASHINGTON, Aug.9 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday again urged Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling through bipartisan action as more Republicans balked at the idea of ” increase the federal government’s borrowing capacity. Yellen, in another advisory to U.S. lawmakers, warned of the economic damage …

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Reader’s Opinion: Republicans repeat same old same old

While commenting on Twitter, I discovered that Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Tory TV host Laura Ingraham are ignoring meaningful conversations in favor of slime on Democrats who dare speak the truth. Why? Apparently because repeating lies like a stuck record reinforces 45’s charismatic hold on its base. So they …

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54.30% Republicans, 44.79% Democrats – Ballotpedia News

54.30% of all state lawmakers are Republicans and 44.79% are Democrats, according to Ballotpedia’s July partisan tally of 7,383 state lawmakers. Ballotpedia tracks the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of each month. This is the political party that holds the majority of seats in each chamber. Republicans …

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Nasty NC Senate Primary Tests Trump’s GOP Influence

“I can’t tell you what makes him tick,” Burr said of Trump. “I’ve never seen people support a candidate a year before primary. It’s unusual. While Democratic Washington is engrossed in the challenges of implementing President Joe Biden‘s agenda, Republican politics still revolve around Trump. But the open question is …

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Republicans wave white flag on health care (for now)

For Republicans, there is reason to expect Obamacare to persist as some kind of zombie problem, used by conservative politicians to rally grassroots with little real hope of eliminating the law. And in the dozen states that have refused to expand Medicaid, the fights for the law will certainly continue. …

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Illinois redistribution map for 2021: IL Republicans sue to block legislative maps drawn by Democrats; Governor JB Pritzker has already signed them

CHICAGO – Republican leaders in Illinois on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging new legislative district boundaries that have been drawn and approved by Democrats who control the state government, saying residents have been “deprived” of ‘a fair and transparent process to create maps that will be used for elections …

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Jane Timken, women vying for seats in Congress

Jane Timken knows how to break a glass ceiling. The U.S. Senate candidate became the first woman to lead the Ohio Republican Party, achieving political prominence with the backing of former President Donald Trump. She spent years working behind the scenes for Stark County State and GOP before launching her …

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Republicans’ savage assault on Texas and Arizona voting rights

Hours after Michael Flynn, the retired three-star general and former national security adviser and convicted criminal, told a group of QAnon conspirators who gathered in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend that the Biden administration expected to be overthrown by force, Democratic lawmakers at Texas State House, two hundred miles away …

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Pennsylvania Republicans Call for Arizona-Like Election Audit

PHOENIX – Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers on Wednesday visited an ongoing audit of the 2020 Republican-ordered polls and called on their state to conduct a similar review, the latest sign that political fights for last year’s election are far from over. Arizona Senate Republicans have ordered an audit of approximately 2.1 …

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Where are today’s radical Republicans?

I agree with all violent protesters and their supporters when they complain “it’s all about politics”. But what they don’t take into account is what this nation really is. Let’s go back in time to explain. It was only the radical Republicans of the post-Civil War era who were adamant …

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Republican major donor Foster Friess dies at 81

Foster Friess, a Wyoming businessman who founded an investment firm, made his fortune and donated much of it to Republican presidential candidates and charities, sometimes with flair, died Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 81 years old. His organization, Foster’s Outriders, which confirmed the death, said he was treated there …

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Independent investigator ruled out concerns of Republican lawmakers over the conduct of Rep. Brad Witt from the report, they say

Two Republicans at Oregon House said a lawyer investigating a harassment complaint about a Democratic lawmaker whitewashed concerns they shared about that lawmaker’s behavior in his report. Representative Brad Witt, a Democrat from Clatskanie, is under investigation after a Republican lawmaker complained about texting him what he believed was a …

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