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RNC, Rhode Island Republicans ask justices to intervene in absentee-ballot dispute

The Republican National Committee and Rhode Island Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an order by a federal district court that relaxed the state’s witness requirement for absentee ballots. The two groups argued that the relief they have requested – putting the lower court’s ruling on hold – was compelled by the Supreme Court’s ruling in July in a similar case from Alabama. Under Rhode Island law, voters who opt to submit absentee ballots must sign their ballots in the presen...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Gop, Republican National Committee, Rhode Island, Rnc, State, Howe, Stephen Breyer, Purcell, Gina Raimondo, 1st Circuit, Nellie Gorbea, Gorbea


Trump says his GOP acceptance speech will take place at Gettysburg or the White House

Either location would be controversial, given both are historic, public sites and Trump's speech will be inherently partisan.
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Gettysburg, Trump


'Unconstitutional slop:' Donald Trump spars with Ben Sasse, the GOP senator who attacked his executive order

Sasse and other lawmakers, mostly Democrats, questioned the legality and wisdom of the Trump executive orders designed to help the COVID economy.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Gop, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Ben Sasse, Sasse


'Unconstitutional slop:' Donald Trump spars with Ben Sasse, the GOP senator who attacked his executive order

Sasse and other lawmakers, mostly Democrats, questioned the legality and wisdom of the Trump executive orders designed to help the COVID economy.
Tags: News, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Ben Sasse, Sasse


Republicans Praise Trump After Denouncing Obama’s Executive Actions

GOP lawmakers who once railed against "executive overreach" are suddenly singing a different tune.
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WHIPLASH: Republicans Praise Trump After Denouncing Obama’s Executive Actions

GOP lawmakers who once railed against "executive overreach" are suddenly singing a different tune.
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The Same Racist Rhetoric Used To Oppose D.C. Statehood Keeps The Federal Government Dysfunctional 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The House’s passage of legislation approving D.C. statehood in late June marked a milestone in the political struggle for full enfranchisement of the district, which, until recently, was a majority African-American city, and would become America’s most predominantly African-American state. The bill, passed largely along party lines, met pushback from Republicans who recycled the same racist rhetoric opponents of stateho...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, America, Cotton, Reagan, Gop, Wyoming, Washington Dc, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Civil rights movement, Cafe, Black, Clinton


Trump lashes out at Republican who called his executive orders 'unconstitutional slop'

Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at a Republican senator who is criticising recent executive orders the president says would provide relief to those out of work due to the coronavirus and protect some from being evicted.Mr Trump used a Monday morning tweet to call Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse a "RINO," short for "Republican in name only," and mocked him over his last Senate campaign.
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Nebraska, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Ben Sasse


GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday that he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation. The Wisconsin senator also defended a separate investigation he is leading into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine, even as Democrats say the probe has the effect of amplifying Russian propaganda and as U.S. intelligence officials say they have assessed that Russia is working to denigrate Biden ahead of the November election...
Tags: News, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Wisconsin, Biden, Sen Ron Johnson


Touched A Nerve? Trump Flips Out After Scaramucci Delivers Warning On Fox News

Scaramucci said the GOP could become "a minority party for a generation" because of Trump.
Tags: News, Gop, Fox News, Scaramucci


Is In-Person Voting Really Unsafe?

The fear in Wisconsin was clear. The coronavirus pandemic was still relatively new in early April as the Wisconsin governor's late attempt to delay the fast-approaching primary election was thwarted by a GOP court challenge. And even with a crucial state supreme court seat on the line, along with the presidential primary, some Democrats worried that asking people to head to the polls on election day could be a major health risk.  Four months later, as other states have also taken a similar b...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Jones, Trump, University Of Georgia


Trump COVID executive actions sidestep stalled Congressional relief talks

Donald J. Trump announced on Aug. 8 four executive actions to provide COVID-19 relief in the wake of the stalled Congressional talks. (White House photo via Twitter) By now everyone knows that Donald J. Trump decided to literally take COVID-19 relief into his own hands yesterday. Sitting at table in a meeting room at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, surrounded by media and club members who served as a smaller surrogate rally crowd to cheer him and boo the reporters, Trump sign four ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Obama Administration, Senate, White House, Atlantic, Gop, House, Fema, New Jersey, Social Security, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Sam, Tea Party, Department Of Education


Trump may have unwittingly cost himself one of his biggest donors

President Trump's allies are growing worried about his re-election chances, Politico reports, with one Republican close to the White House comparing the situation to the 1993 film Groundhog Day. "You think it's better, then it's not," the official told Politico.One incident that probably won't allay their concerns is a recent phone conversation between Trump and GOP megadonor and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, per Politico. Adelson reportedly called Trump last week to di...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Gop, Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas, Republican Party, Biden, Trump, Adelson


"Where Do Republicans Go From Here?/The party looks brain-dead at every spot Trump touches. But off in the corners, there’s a lot of intellectual ferment."

That's just the new David Brooks column, but I'm linking to it because it has a very cool illustration by Tim Enthoven. And I like that it fits so squarely into my tag "what Trump did to the GOP" which you might enjoy clicking on for a trip down memory lane. Here's some Brooks:If you came of age with conservative values and around Republican politics in the 1980s and 1990s, you lived within a certain Ronald Reagan-Margaret Thatcher paradigm. It was about limiting government, spreading democracy ...
Tags: David Brooks, Law, Wikipedia, Reagan, Joe Biden, Harvard, Gop, Marco Rubio, Catholic, John Mccain, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Sam


Analysis: This is what happens when the liberal WNBA and a GOP senator collide

The WNBA took the political center stage this week. Players from the Atlanta Dream wore shirts endorsing a political opponent (Raphael Warnock) of team co-owner and Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Loeffler had been critical of Black Lives Matter; many of the players endorse the movement.
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, WNBA, Raphael Warnock, Atlanta Dream, Georgia Republican Sen Kelly, Loeffler Loeffler


Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses Arizona primary race in comeback bid

Jerry Sheridan is the GOP nominee in the race for Maricopa County sheriff, beating his former boss and ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, Gop, Arizona, Joe Arpaio, Arizona Republic, Jerry Sheridan, Maricopa County


Will He Go?: An Interview with Lawrence Douglas

I recently spoke with Lawrence Douglas (Amherst) about his new book, Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020 (Twelve Books, 2020). JB: Why did you write this book? LD: Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, I began writing contributing opinion pieces for The Guardian. My very first piece was about Trump’s claim that three to five million illegal voters had robbed him of a popular vote victory over Hillary Clinton. At the time I wrote, “that same script could be called upon...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, US Postal Service, House, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Jim Crow, Litigation, Branding, Guest Blogger


GOP appeals after Judge dismisses lawsuit over House's proxy voting system established due to COVID-19

A federal judge tossed out a GOP-led lawsuit aiming to halt an unprecedented proxy voting system established by the House due to the COVID pandemic.
Tags: News, Gop, House


Democrats are playing 'political chicken' during coronavirus pandemic: Charlie Hurt

Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt reacts to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, lashing out at PBS' Judy Woodruff during an interview where she suggested the anchor was a GOP advocate. He later talks about the New York Attorney General suing to dissolve the NRA and how the negotiations are going in Congress over additional stimulus for unemployed Americans.
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Gop, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Judy Woodruff, Nra, Calif, Charlie Hurt


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Democrats' offer to go down $1 trillion if the GOP went up $1 trillion was 'a non-starter'

The Trump administration on Friday rejected a Democratic offer to agree to a stimulus price tag of around $2 trillion, the latest indication that talks continue to falter and may collapse completely with the two sides still far apart.
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Treasury, Trump, Democratic, Steven Mnuchin


GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo

Rep. Mark Waller (R-NC) calls on Jerry Falwell Jr. to resign as president of Liberty University after Falwell posted a now-deleted photo on Instagram with his pants unzipped and his arm around a woman.
Tags: News, Instagram, Gop, Stories, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Falwell Jr, Mark Waller R NC


Newly-Installed Postmaster General Denies Mail Delivery Is Being Slowed To Tilt Election

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy denied on Friday that he was taking actions at the agency at President Trump’s behest, and pushed back on allegations that he was slowing down mail delivery to hamper the surge in absentee voting expected this fall. His comments at a public meeting of the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors nonetheless put election officials on notice that it was ultimately their responsibility to make sure their vote-by-mail procedures were realistic about the postal ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Gop, US Postal Service, Usps, Postal Service, Trump, Tierney Sneed, U S Postal Service, DeJoy, Louis DeJoy


Wisconsin Democrats blast GOP efforts to aid Kanye West's candidacy

Black Democratic officials and organizers in Wisconsin watched in horror as rapper Kanye West appeared to qualify for the state's presidential ballot this week with the help of Republican operatives -- not because they are worried he will be successful, but because they believe the GOP efforts are based on racist, lazy assumptions about young Black people.
Tags: News, Kanye West, Gop, Stories, Wisconsin, Black, Black Democratic


'They're not even trying to hide the racism': Wisconsin Democrats blast GOP efforts to aid Kanye West's candidacy

Black Democratic officials and organizers in Wisconsin watched in horror as rapper Kanye West appeared to qualify for the state's presidential ballot this week with the help of Republican operatives -- not because they are worried he will be successful, but because they believe the GOP efforts are based on racist, lazy assumptions about young Black people.
Tags: Cnn, Kanye West, Gop, Wisconsin, Black, Black Democratic


COVID aid talks on brink of collapse, sides ‘very far apart’

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol generated lots of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. “There’s a handful of very big issues that we are still very far apart” on, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He talked of impasses on aid to states and local governments and renewing supplemental unemployment benefits in ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Gop, House, Social Security, Treasury


GOP senators tiptoe around Trump as the party faces growing political dangers ahead of Nov. 3

GOP senators running for reelection are facing a bind: They can't alienate Trump but they need to win suburban voters who are souring on him.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kanye West Signals His 2020 Bid Is Really About Peeling Votes From Biden

On Thursday, rap artist Kanye West hinted at the true motive driving his futile bid for the presidency: sabotaging President Donald Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden. West, an outspoken Trump supporter, told Forbes editor Randall Lane he was “walking…to win” when asked if him running for president was an effort to peel votes from Biden. “I’m not going to argue with you,” the rapper said when Lane noted that his bid could only be a spoiler campaign given that too many state ballots won’t be ...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Kanye West, West, Gop, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Madison, Forbes, Trump, Lane, 2020 Elections, Elections Commission, Cristina Cabrera, Randall Lane


Hagerty To Face Bradshaw In Tennessee Race To Succeed Retiring Alexander

The Tennessee race to take the helm from retiring Senator Lamar Alexander (R) in November will feature candidates from GOP and Democratic primary wins Thursday who could perhaps not be more different.  Republican candidate Bill Hagerty, who beat out competition in the GOP primary Thursday, is a diehard Trump supporter who pledged his allegiance to MAGA and leveraged his endorsement from President Donald Trump against opponent Manny Sethi. Democratic opponent Marquita Bradshaw, is a Memphis-ba...
Tags: Utah, Japan, News, Gop, Tennessee, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Memphis, Trump, Democratic, Alexander, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Bradshaw, Manny


Trump, losing his grip on GOP, wields less influence as crises mount

Less than three months before election day, President Trump is losing his iron grip on congressional Republicans and is facing pushback on multiple fronts, from delaying the election to false claims about mail-in voting leading to widespread fraud, that show his weakened status.
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GOP Lawmaker Tells Jerry Falwell Jr. To Resign Over ‘Appalling’ Behavior

The Liberty University president faces increasing pressure to step down amid mounting scandals.
Tags: News, Gop, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell