Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

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Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #national-debt-us, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

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The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

The conservative radio host, who died last week, seeded an entire media ecosystem — and reshaped the American right.

#conservatism-us-politics, #deaths-obituaries, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #republican-party, #rutenberg-jim, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The House That Rush Limbaugh Built

How Rush Limbaugh broke the liberal hegemony in broadcast media.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio

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Where Will Rush Limbaugh’s 15 Million Listeners Go Now?

No one will have a megaphone like his again. But podcasters, “26-year-old conservatives on Instagram” and Sean Hannity all fill the void.

#beck-glenn, #conservatism-us-politics, #hannity-sean, #iheartmedia-inc, #jones-alex-1974, #limbaugh-rush, #national-review, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #cawthorn-madison, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #energy-and-power, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy of Weaponizing Radio Commentary

Weaponizing conspiracy theories and bigotry long before Donald Trump’s ascent, the radio giant helped usher in the political style that came to dominate the Republican Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul

After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

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No, Wind Farms Aren’t the Main Cause of the Texas Blackouts

The state’s widespread electricity failure was largely caused by freezing natural gas pipelines. That didn’t stop advocates for fossil fuels from trying to shift blame.

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Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio’s Conservative Provocateur, Dies at 70

A longtime favorite of the right, he was a furious critic of Barack Obama and a full-throated cheerleader for Donald J. Trump.

#conservatism-us-politics, #deaths-obituaries, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Trump, Michigan Republicans Lean One Way: ‘Fealty at All Costs’

Even after his defeat, Donald Trump is causing fierce infighting among Republicans in a crucial battleground state. Loyalists are rewarded. Dissenters face punishment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #maddock-meshawn, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

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Adam Kinzinger’s Lonely Mission

Censured by his party and shunned by family members, Mr. Kinzinger, a six-term Illinois congressman, is pressing Republicans to leave Donald Trump behind — and risking his career doing so.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kinzinger-adam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Mitch McConnell Is So Over Trump That He Voted to Absolve Him

On the impeachment front, it was an exciting — if sometimes perplexing — weekend.

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If Republicans Don’t Disown Trump, He Will Continue to Own Them

The impeachment vote was the last, best chance for the G.O.P. to break decisively with the former president. But that break must still come.

#conservatism-us-politics, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #think-tanks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

Even off-line and off camera at his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, and offering only a feeble impeachment defense through his legal team in Washington, Donald J. Trump remains a dominant force in right-wing politics.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #cramer-kevin, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘There’s Nothing Left’: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party

Voting registration data indicates a stronger-than-usual flight from the G.O.P. since the Capitol riot, with an intensely fluid period in American politics now underway.

#conservatism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

The former president’s second impeachment trial begins oral arguments on Tuesday. But conservative media organizations face an even more consequential test in the weeks and months ahead.

#conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Breaking With G.O.P., Top Conservative Lawyer Says Trump Can Stand Trial

Charles J. Cooper, a stalwart of the conservative legal establishment, said that Republicans were wrong to assert that it is unconstitutional for a former president to be tried for impeachable offenses.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #cooper-charles-j, #impeachment, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Big Publishing Pushes Out Trump’s Last Fan

Top editors at Hachette have told employees that they’ve learned the lessons of the Capitol siege of Jan. 6: no hate speech, no incitement to violence, no false narratives.

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Why the U.S. Needs the Romney Family Plan

America needs more babies. Public policy alone cannot deliver them, but it can help.

#birth-rates, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #romney-mitt, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #welfare-us

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Knows Exactly What She’s Doing

The once-porous border between the right and the far right has dissolved.

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An Appalled Republican Considers the Future of the G.O.P.

Yuval Levin traces the party’s path from Ronald Reagan to Marjorie Taylor Greene.

#american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #conservatism-us-politics, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #levin-yuval, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Trump-Supporting Congresswoman in New York City Stands Her Ground

Representative Nicole Malliotakis represents Staten Island, where new Republican voters out-registered Democrats during the Trump administration.

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Liz Cheney Chooses Her Own Path, and It’s a Perilous One

Pro-Trump forces in Washington and in her home state of Wyoming view her opposition to Donald Trump as a betrayal. Now she faces a reckoning over her leadership role in the Republican Party.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wyoming

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An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

As more far-right Republicans take office and exercise power, party officials are promoting unity and neutrality rather than confronting dangerous messages and disinformation.

#buehler-knute, #conservatism-us-politics, #mcdaniel-ronna-romney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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How Trump Ate Populism

Trump’s rise encouraged would-be conservative populists. His post-presidency is devouring them.

#conservatism-us-politics, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Pardon of Bannon Could Raise Risk for 3 Co-Defendants

President Trump’s former adviser Stephen K. Bannon may now be a witness against three other men accused in a border-wall swindle.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #conservatism-us-politics, #united-states-politics-and-government, #we-build-the-wall

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The End of Trump Can Be the Beginning of America

The traumatizing effects of the Trump years should catalyze a rededication to ideals we once cherished.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #inaugurations, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Biden Opportunity

Taking office at a low point means that the new president might be able to claim progress without superhuman effort.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

The report charges that Americans are being indoctrinated with a false narrative of the nation’s founding and identity, including the role of slavery in its history.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #slavery-historical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Home District, McCarthy Faces Some Backlash From the Right

In conservative Bakersfield, Calif., Kevin McCarthy enjoys solid support. But in the days since impeachment, some Republicans now say he has not been loyal enough to President Trump.

#bakersfield-calif, #california, #conservatism-us-politics, #impeachment, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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The View From a Republican Who Voted to Impeach

Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan explains why he joined nine colleagues in breaking from his party.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #conservatism-us-politics, #impeachment, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Politico Staff Objects After Right-Wing Star Ben Shapiro Writes Newsletter

The Washington outlet made Mr. Shapiro, podcaster and author, a guest writer of the popular Playbook. Reporters complained in an afternoon Zoom call.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #news-and-news-media, #newsletters, #politico-the, #shapiro-benjamin-a-1984, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Ignites a War Within the Church

After a week of Trumpist mayhem, white evangelicals wrestle with what they’ve become.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #erickson-erick, #jesus-christ, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future

Donald Trump is not an aberration but a blueprint.

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Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

There still will be a place for principled Republicans.

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Only Impeachment Can Save Republicans

If the G.O.P. doesn’t turn on Trump now, it will be tainted and crippled for years.

#conservatism-us-politics, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Lackeys Must Also Be Punished

The rule of law has to apply to everyone, including those in power.

#conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Did the Capitol Attack Break Trump’s Spell?

Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

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Supreme Leader of Voter Suppression

Trump is bolstering anti-patriotism in the digital age.

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Andrew Sullivan on the War Within Conservatism and Why It Matters to All of Us

Edmund Fawcett’s “Conservatism” is a sweeping history that reaches deep into the past but with startling relevance for the present.

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Will Trump Force Principled Conservatives to Start Their Own Party? I Hope So

American politics will be shaped by the influence of the monarch of Mar-a-Lago.

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Is Trump Really All That Holds the G.O.P. Together?

The Republican Party has embraced reality-TV authoritarianism not out of strength but weakness.

#conservatism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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A Conservative Justice in Wisconsin Says He Followed the Law, Not the Politics

Like officials in Arizona and Georgia, Justice Brian Hagedorn is a longtime Republican who is now under fire for ruling against President Trump’s challenges to the election.

#conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federalist-society, #hagedorn-brian-k, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

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As Trump Leaves the White House, His Imprint on the Judiciary Deepens

Published opinions from the nation’s appeals courts this year show that Trump appointees stand out from other judges, even those named by other Republican presidents.

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Should NeverTrump Conservatives Form A New Party?

In the wake of Trump’s electoral defeat and political survival, principled Republicans must offer their own vision for America.

#conservatism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Has Never Believed in Democracy

He wants to wield power without winning it legitimately.

#conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Brian Kemp Cast His Lot With Trump, and Has Now Paid the Price

Mr. Kemp rose to Georgia’s governorship with the help of President Trump, but his refusal to try to overturn the state’s election results has drawn Mr. Trump’s ire — and may affect his political future.

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