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Report shows telling text messages of GOP lawmakers in Florida

A new Politico report shows the internal text messages of Republican lawmakers in Florida and undercuts the claim that a restrictive voting law was not politically motivated.
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Report reveals telling text messages of GOP lawmakers in Florida

A new Politico report shows the internal text messages of Republican lawmakers in Florida and undercuts the claim that a restrictive voting law was not politically motivated.
Tags: Florida, News, Gop, Stories, Republican


Biden's economic agenda in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
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Biden's economic agenda is in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
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Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are 'doing God's work'

A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. Paul Ratje/Getty Images Rep. Tony Gonzalez defended US Border Patrol agents who were filmed whipping at Haitian migrants. The Texas Republican said the agents were "doing God's work fighting everything they can." The Department of Homeland Security has opened an ...
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Mitch McConnell referred to the $3.5 trillion social spending bill as a Democratic attempt towards 'permanent socialism'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks after a GOP policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending bill. He called it "an effort to exploit this terrible but temporary pandemic as a Trojan Horse for permanent socialism." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said that the $3.5 trillion social spending bill being crafted...
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Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Pelosi and Schumer said they would attach a debt-ceiling suspension to the government-funding bill. McConnell quickly struck down the idea, saying the GOP would not vote for the legislation. They effectively dared him to vote for the US to default on its debt, and he met their dare. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the White House stressed the urgency of raising the debt ceiling to avoid a government default,...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Gop, United States, House, Social Security, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump, Yellen, Pelosi


A Look at the Indiana House Redistricting Plan

Indiana legislative leaders say the Republican redistricting plan creates six Indiana House districts in which two incumbent Republican lawmakers lived.
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Why too many historians look down on Ulysses S. Grant

Google Commons The removal of statues of Civil War leaders has drawn renewed attention to that conflict's lasting influence. Some of those leaders, namely Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, have been treated very differently by history. Hagiography of either obscures the military dynamics of the war, and the embrace of Lee reflects sinister post-Civil War politics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, former President Donald Trump took the trouble to express hi...
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Failure to raise the debt ceiling will delay child tax credit payments and Social Security checks, causing 'economic catastrophe,' Janet Yellen says

Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen warned of an "economic catastrophe" if the debt limit isn't raised. In a WSJ opinion piece, she it would delay needed Social Security benefits, among other things. Despite calls for bipartisan support, the GOP vowed Democrats will have to raise the limit alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote a letter to congressional leadership stressing the urgenc...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Social Security, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Medicaid


Barletta Signs Anti-Tax Pledge in GOP Campaign for Governor

Lou Barletta, the former congressman seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, has signed a pledge that commits him to oppose tax increases.
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The Republican Party is more like 'Tinder for terrorists' than the party of Abraham Lincoln, a former homeland security official told MSNBC

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor. MSNBC A former homeland security official said the Republican Party is like "Tinder for terrorists." Miles Taylor made the comments on MSNBC while talking about the right-wing "Justice for J6" rally. The self-proclaimed Republican said the GOP no longer resembled the party of Abraham Lincoln. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former homeland security official said the Republican Party is like a "Tinder for...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Tinder, Trends, UK News, Gop, Lincoln, Terrorist, Republican Party, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Taylor, Capitol, Abraham Lincoln


Patrick Byrne, the pro-Trump former Overstock CEO admits funneling cash to his ex-lover Maria Butina, the glamorous spy elected to Russia's parliament this week

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne (L) and Russian agent Maria Butina (R) Getty Images/AP Former Russian agent Maria Butina has won a seat in Russia's parliamentary elections. In 2018 Butina was jailed for acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the US. Butina recently received large sums of money from her ex-boyfriend Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of online retailer Overstock.com and Donald Trump supporter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Maria Butina, the Russian ...
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Heavy police presence as protesters trickle in for DC rally

By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — The fence around the Capitol is back up. The District of Columbia’s police department is at the ready. The U.S. Capitol Police have requested assistance from nearby law enforcement agencies including the National Guard. The Capitol Police have taken no chances for Saturday’s rally at the Capitol in support of rioters imprisoned after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. They’re working to avoid a repeat of the pre-inauguration atta...
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Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says party leaders pushed restrictive election laws 'because they got scared': book

Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan speaks at the podium as state Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), far right, looks on at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on February 4, 2020. AP Photo/John Bazemore In a new book, Geoff Duncan said that GOP leaders pushing restrictive voting laws are "scared." "Many held to the theory that if more people vote, Republicans will lose," he wrote. The controversial SB 202 was signed into law in Georgia after generating enormous pushback from Democrats. See more sto...
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Donald Trump can't thwart Mike Pence's presidential bid as the former VP gears up for a 2024 run, report says

Then-President Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images Mike Pence is making plans for a 2024 presidential run, CNN Politics reported. He has sized up his team, acquired new office space, and recruited a top GOP fundraiser, the media outlet said. Recent headlines suggest that Pence's relationship with Donald Trump has soured in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forme...
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Former President George W. Bush to speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach

Southern Californians will have two chances to hear former President George W. Bush speak in the coming days. The Republican president who was with an appearance in Beverly Hills on Sunday evening, Sept. 19, and another in Long Beach the following night. Bush will speak about his eight years in the White House, according to the Distinguished Speaker Series website, as well as “the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, the power of freedom, the role of faith and other pressing issue...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Malala Yousafzai, Republican, George W Bush, SoFi, San Pedro, Bush, Sun Valley, LA Rams


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Jan. 6 repeat? Police say they’re ready this time

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting what they call the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 insurrection — about 60 people held behind bars of the more than 600 charged in the deadly riot. The repeated attempts to rewrite the narrative of the violence and panic of the day, and the persistent volatility around the politics of the 2020 election have made i...
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The Census and entitled resentment

Entitled people tend to resist and resent change. For entitled white people, the latest Census data triggers panic at being replaced by those who have historically been on the margins. Whites have enjoyed being at the center of society. Politicians legislate to their needs. White people are able to move through society without being derailed or diminished by racism.Political conservatives are both against immigration and more entitled than Democrats. And now white people, particularly those who ...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Racism, United States, US politics, Sociology, Republican, Donald Trump, Entitlement, Social Sciences, Trump, Voting Rights, White Supremacy, Voter Suppression


Reflecting on our great U.S. Constitution

  America today marks the 234th anniversary of when those hallowed halls in Philadelphia unleashed the Constitution onto the world.   Celebrating our Declaration of Independence is important, but it was the Constitution that gave form to the republican form of government that endures to this day. While it may not be at the heart of the political debate, the Constitution remains in our hearts and, especially, on our minds as we contemplate the challenges facing California and America. As such, we...
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Pelosi said the Republican Party has been hijacked by a 'cult' and slammed Trump's 'disdain for governance'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Chatham House in London, England, on September 17, 2021. Tom Nicholson/Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the GOP had been hijacked by extremists. Pelosi was addressing the challenge to American democracy in the wake of the Capitol riot. She urged Republicans to "take your party back ... Don't let your party be hijacked by a cult." See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the GOP had been hijacked b...
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Republicans ignore hard recall lessons at own peril

SACRAMENTO – On the eve of California’s second-ever gubernatorial recall election, polls showed dire news for those hoping to bounce Gavin Newsom from office and replace him with someone with a more conservative mindset. Despite my issues with the governor, I was far more disappointed with the statements from recall supporters than from the polling data. Before voting was even finished, Republican “leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the race was rigged or compromised by misconduct,” AP...
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California 'made the right decision' not to recall Newsom

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a news conference before the GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in Simi Valley, California. Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/Tribune News Service/Getty Images Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the state "made the right decision" not to recall Newsom. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger called the pool of GOP candidates "disastrous." Schwarzenegger won a recall el...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Trends, Gop, The Times, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, State, Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, Newsom, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library


Antony Blinken chuckles as Republican senator makes Joe Biden mute button claims – video

The Republican senator Jim Risch pressed the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, over rumours someone in the White House has the ability to cut off the president's microphone when he speaks. While Blinken chuckled throughout the questioning, Risch continued to press his claims after an earlier video from the White House featuring Biden cut off during a briefing. 'It’s been widely reported that somebody has the ability to push the button and cut off his sound and stop him from speaking,' Risch sa...
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Mic drop: Republican senator’s claim of button to silence Biden draws chuckles

Republican senator James Risch wants to know who controls the buttonThe secretary of state, Antony Blinken, fought back laughter on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the Republican senator James Risch relentlessly questioned him about a rumor that someone on the White House staff “pushes the button and cuts [Joe Biden] off mid-sentence” with a wireless device.“Somebody in the White House has authority to press the button and cut off the president’s speaking ability and sound. Who is that person?” asked...
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McConnell's final remark to Trump was 'you lost the election' as the defeated president railed at him for not embracing the Big Lie: book

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images McConnell's final remark to Trump was, "You lost the election," according to a new book. Trump has railed against McConnell for not embracing his lies about the 2020 presidential contest. In April, Trump referred ...
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Trump said Jared Kushner was 'more loyal to Israel than the US,' employing the dual loyalty trope against his Jewish son-in-law: book

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner. Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Trump in a White House meeting suggested Kushner was "more loyal to Israel," per a new book. Kushner spearheaded the Trump administration's efforts on the Middle East peace process. Trump has employed the anti-Semitic dual loyalty trope on a number of occasions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump targeted his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with off-color remarks suggesting...
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Democrats To Push For Reformed California Recall System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A day after Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an effort to remove him from office, California Democrats said on Wednesday they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor Those reforms could include increasing the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, raising the standard to require wrongdoing on the part of the officeholder and changing the process that could permit someone with a small percentage of votes to replace...
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California to Examine Tighter Rules for Recall Elections After Newsom Victory

By Sharon BernsteinSACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A day after California voters resoundingly rejected a Republican-backed effort to oust Democratic...
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