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An Arizona GOP state senator who backed the election audit withdrew her support, attacking the process as botched

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election on May 3, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita thinks the Maricopa County audit has been "botched." She cited poor execution and transparency as reasons for withdrawing her support. The audit, drawing to a close, has been mired in controversy since being launched in March. See more...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Tom Porter, Arizona State Senate


Nearly half of Republicans say 'a time will come when patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands,' new poll shows

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Brent Stirton/Getty Images A new poll offers an alarming picture of GOP beliefs about democracy. Almost half of Republicans said a time might come where they have to take the law into their own hands. A majority of Republicans endorsed potentially using force to uphold the "traditional" America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Less than a year after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol,...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Democracy, US, America, Trends, Gop, House, Yougov, Authoritarianism, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says most Republicans in Congress privately don’t believe Trump’s election-fraud claims but repeat them in public anyway

Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Ting Shen/Pool via AP Kinzinger is considered a GOP pariah for speaking against Trump and sitting on the Jan. 6 commission. But he told CNN most congressional Republicans don't really believe Trump's election-fraud claims. He also said "a lot" of his GOP colleagues had privately praised his work on the Jan. 6 panel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois has said that most congressional Republicans do not act...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Republican, Illinois, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Wolf Blitzer


Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


GOP lawmaker who downplayed the Capitol riot as 'a normal tourist visit' doubled-down on the remark after police testified about the violence they faced

Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., walks down the House steps after the last vote of the week in the Capitol on Friday, April 16, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Reps. Andrew Clyde and Jamie Raskin had a heated exchange over comments made about January 6. Raskin pressed Clyde about whether he listened to the officers who served during the Capitol riot. Clyde stood by his past statements comparing the insurrection to "a normal tourist visit." See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, House, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois


Rep. Jim Jordan - whom Republicans nominated to investigate the Capitol riot - now says he spoke to Trump on the day but won’t say what they talked about

Rep. Jim Jordan at a pro-Trump rally. Spencer Platt/Getty Images GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said on Tuesday he had spoken to Donald Trump on January 6. Jordan was barred from serving on the Jan. 6 committee over concerns he was involved in the events. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Jordan could be called as a witness by the Jan. 6 panel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said he had spoken to then-President Donald Trump on the day of the Capito...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Trends, House, News UK, Ohio, Fox News, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Bob Moses—Visionary, Organizer, Teacher—Risked His Life For Voting Rights

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. At a time when voting rights are under assault, it is important to remember the legacy of Bob Moses, a brilliant community organizer who died on Saturday at age 86. Moses was a key architect of the civil rights movement’s campaign to enlist Southern Black workers and sharecroppers to register to vote, a campaign that eventually pressured Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a momentous victory which in the d...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, News, Mississippi, Congress, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Fbi, Harvard, Canada, United States, Selma, George Bush


Trump blasted GOP Gov. Doug Ducey during Arizona rally: 'He doesn't do a damn thing'

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Former President Trump on Saturday criticized Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at a Phoenix rally. Trump praised Arizona conservatives who backed an audit of the Maricopa County election results. In 2020, President Biden became the first Democrat to win Arizona's electoral votes in 24 years. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the Republican-controlled state Senate for ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Bill Clinton, Arizona, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, State, Ward, Kelli


Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the January 6 select committee

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades Pelosi has tapped Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the select committee that will investigate the January 6 Capitol attack. "When duty calls, I will always answer," the congressman said in accepting the appointment. Pelosi hopes to add additional Republicans to the committee in the coming days. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Abc, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Wyoming, North Dakota, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois


House Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi as speaker

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California speaks at the Capitol on July 21, 2021. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The House Freedom Caucus called on Kevin McCarthy to force a vote to oust Nancy Pelosi as speaker. Pelosi has rejected Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan being a part of a Jan. 6 select committee. Conservatives are upset by what they describe as Pelosi's "authoritarian reign" of the House. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House Freedom Caucus on Friday ca...
Tags: Politics, California, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, North Dakota, House, House Of Representatives, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Illinois, Donald Trump


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender

Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender Michael C. Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, presents a deeply reported account of the 2020 presidential campaign that details how Donald J. Trump became the first incumbent in three decades to lose reelection—and the only one whose defeat culminated in a violent insurrection. Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ending with his second, FRANKLY, WE D...
Tags: Podcast, White House, Seo, Republican Party, Air Force, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Bender, U S Capitol, Chris Voss, Michael C Bender, Books/Authors, Michael C Bender Michael C Bender


Unlikely partners Cheney, Pelosi team up for Jan. 6 probe

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Iraq, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Gop, Wyoming, House


Two of the GOP's most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google: 'I dodged a bullet.'

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two of the GOP's most vocal big tech critics ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York Post, Technology, White House, Politico, Trends, Bloomberg, Gop, Davis, Mountain View, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Mike Davis


Cruz relives his 2016 RNC speech where the MAGA crowd booed after he detailed 'reasons to have concerns' about Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Rnc


Key moments where Ted Cruz tried to steal the 2016 nomination and spotlight away from Donald Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ted Cruz, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Fiorina, Quicken Loans Arena, Amanda Carpenter


Cruz stands by his controversial 2016 RNC speech where he got booed after raising 'reasons to have concerns' about Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 20...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Indianapolis, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Trump, Rnc


The Texas Senate voted to end a requirement for schools to teach that white supremacy is bad

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) speaks at a Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing at the State Capitol on July 10, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Republicans voted to end a rule requiring teaching of certain civil rights topics. It is part of a broader push against the teaching of 'critical race theory' in schools. The measure is unlikely to pass since Texas Democrats blocked all new bills by leaving the state. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, News UK, Kkk, Republican Party, El Paso, Patrick, State Capitol, Texas Senate


Trump's future DOJ spokeswoman said the Republicans he trounced in 2016 reminded her of the people who lost to Hitler

GOP 2016 candidates (l-r) Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Rand Paul during CNBC's debate at the University of Colorado Boulder on October 28, 2015. David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Sarah Isgur told Insider GOP candidates beaten out by Trump were akin to those who lost to Hitler. The Carly Fiorina campaign vet took a Trump administration job in February 2017. She attempted to defend her "shallow state" stint in a 2020 op-ed. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Germany, Trends, Gop, Rand Paul, Hitler, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Teaser, Doj, Justice Department, Cnbc, Carly Fiorina, Hamilton, Trump, Fiorina


10 Things in Politics: How Trump became king of GOP

I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected], or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:The definitive oral history of how Trump took over the GOP, as told by Cruz, Rubio, and 20 more insidersNearly 2 in 3 Americans in new poll express concerns about the Delta variantTennis star Coco Gauff dropped out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19With Phil Rosen...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, Oregon, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Indiana


Trump team's pre-debate prep included a 'party' with Aerosmith. The hard rockers still threatened to sue later.

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (C) in the audience during the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 campaigns in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. Brian Snyder/Reuters Trump's team traded stories with guitarist Joe Perry in Cleveland in 2015 before a debate. Trump's offhand quip about womanizing annoyed Perry. Steven Tyler was Trump's guest at the debate, but later barred him from using Aerosmith music. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Politics, Trends, C, Gop, Republican Party, Steven Tyler, 2015, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Aerosmith, Trump, Presidential Debates, Corey Lewandowski, Lewandowski, Perry, CLEVELAND Ohio


A second California venue refused to host Matt Gaetz' and Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'America First' tour

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images A convention center in Riverside, California, has refused to host Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz' "America First" event. The decision was made by a private company that operates the venue, the Riverside mayor said. A hotel last week said it wouldn't host the event once it realized that Gaetz and Greene were the featured speakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, Trends, Georgia, House, Hotel, Republican Party, Orange County, Hospitality, Riverside, Orange County Register, Greene, Anaheim Event Center, Dawson


Former Trump official says the GOP is the 'number 1 national security threat' to the US, bigger than ISIS or Russia

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with President Donald Trump during an event on California water accessibility, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press An ex-Trump official said the GOP is the top national security threat to the US. "Unless my Party reforms, its extremist elements represent the leading threat to our democracy," he said. Democracy scholars have issued similar warnings about the GOP, particularly since January 6....
Tags: Europe, Politics, Isis, News, California, Democracy, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Homeland Security, Republican Party


Leaked documents appear to confirm a Russian plot to support Trump in 2016, Guardian report says

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Russian approved a plan to help Trump win the 2016 election, The Guardian reported Thursday. It cited papers said to be leaked from the Kremlin, which experts said appear genuine. They lay out the chaos officials expected to follow a Trump win, weakening Russia's greatest rival. See more stories on Insider's business page. Docu...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Russia, US, Dnc, Trends, Ukraine, News UK, Crimea, The Guardian, Guardian, Republican Party, Kremlin, Donald Trump


Romney 'felt a pit in his stomach' at 'surprisingly good' early Trump election night numbers, book says

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Russell Building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney predicted a Trump election win early on election night, per a new book. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, took note of Biden's less robust performance in Florida. Romney did not cast a ballot for Trump in either of the Republican's presidential campaigns. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Biden, North Carolina, ANN


Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases - including COVID-19

Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients as the hospital prepares for the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., December 14, 2020. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day aft...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Republican Party, Department Of Health, Memphis Tennessee, Pavia, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, TDH


Tennessee's top vaccine official said she was fired to appease Republicans opposed to plans to vaccinate more teens

Michelle Fiskin is shown here speaking to the WMCA network in a report on her firing as Tennessee's top vaccine official. WMCA A Tennessee health official was fired after trying to get teens vaccinated against COVID-19. Michelle Fiscus was criticized by GOP lawmakers who wanted to restrict teens from getting the shots. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is currently rapidly spreading through the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michelle Fiscus says she was fi...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, News UK, Delta, Fda, Republican Party, Republican, Tennessee Department of Health, Tom Porter, WMCA, Fiscus, COVID, Vaccine Misinformation


Let's read the full text of Trump's CPAC speech.

Here's the transcript of yesterday's speech. I'll just give you some highlights — things that jumped out at me as I read it, seeing things for the first time (that is, I didn't watch the speech):For generations, the American conservative union has helped lead the charge to defend our values, protect our country, and preserve our glorious American heritage. You see they’re taking our heritage away.... In a matter of mere months, Joe Biden has brought our country to the brink of ruin.... Now the B...
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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party has been hijacked by 'outrage politics' that is 'going to get Americans killed'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades Some GOP lawmakers were outraged when Biden suggested offering COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party's "outrage politics" is "going to get Americans killed." Biden missed his goal of inoculating 70% of American adults by July 4 as vaccine hesitancy persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said "outrage politics" being played by the GOP is "g...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, House, Vaccine, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cruz


GOP Gov. Greg Abbott says drive-thru voting could lead to 'coercive' passengers, defends Texas voting restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday defended the proposed GOP-led Texas voting restrictions. On "Fox News Sunday," Abbott told Chris Wallace that the legislation would not suppress voters of color. Abbott took aim at drive-thru voting, decrying a possible "coercive effect" from passengers. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Sunday contended that drive-thru voting, which was a popu...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, US Senate, Fox News, Houston, Republican Party, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Democratic, Wallace, Chris Wallace


Alaska GOP endorses Trump-backed candidate over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022 Senate race

GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. AP Photo/Mark Thiessen The Alaska GOP lined up behind Kelly Tshibaka over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Senate race. Trump has pledged to campaign against Murkowski for her vote in support of his second impeachment. Murkowski has served in the Senate since 2002 and has not yet filed for reelection. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The Alaska Republican Party on Saturday threw its support behind GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ts...
Tags: Politics, Kentucky, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Alaska, PAC, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Miller, Trump, Kelly, Mark Thiessen



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