Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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New Target for New York’s Ascendant Left: Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

#abdelhamid-rana, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-house-of-representatives, #justice-democrats, #maloney-carolyn-b, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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How Carolyn Maloney Has Become the New Target of NY’s Ascendant Left

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

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Iowa Democrat Drops House Election Appeal, Sparing Her Party a Messy Fight

Rita Hart withdrew her request to have Congress overturn one of the closest elections in American history, after politically vulnerable Democrats came under attack by Republicans over the review.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hart-rita-1956, #iowa, #miller-meeks-mariannette, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Fate of Biden’s Agenda Hangs in the Balance

And it isn’t all about the filibuster.

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From Serial: The Improvement Association

A true story about election fraud.

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

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House Reviews Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s Narrow Election Victory in Iowa

After one of the closest contests in American history, the House must now decide whether to unseat Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican.

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What Are Republicans So Afraid Of?

Instead of conspiracy mongering about an election they did well in, they could try to win real majorities.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat

Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.

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Louisiana Special Election Sets Up a Democratic Showdown

The first competitive special congressional election of 2021 will unfold on Saturday, with two rival Democrats poised for a runoff to succeed the Biden adviser Cedric Richmond.

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House Renews Landmark Domestic Violence Bill, but Obstacles Wait in Senate

The House vote was bipartisan, but many Republicans object to new gun restrictions on domestic abusers that could complicate Senate passage.

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Democrats, Pushing Stimulus, Admit to Regrets on Obama’s 2009 Response

In pitching President Biden’s relief package, Democrats have said their 2009 stimulus efforts under Barack Obama were insufficient. Those close to Mr. Obama have noticed.

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Stimulus Bill as a Political Weapon? Democrats Are Counting on It.

The $1.9 trillion package is a big bet by the party that it will restore a sense of normalcy by the 2022 elections and that voters will defy history and reward Democrats with more seats in Congress.

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DeSantis Is Ascendant and Cuomo Is Faltering

For both men, their political fortunes and the tests imposed by their parties seem disconnected from the central question of this moment: How did they govern through a challenging year?

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Congressman Harassed Staff and Got Drunk as White House Doctor, Watchdog Says

Ronny Jackson, a Republican who enthused that President Donald J. Trump had “incredible genes,” sexually harassed a woman on a White House trip and had “meltdowns” with his staff, a report found.

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How to Keep Extremists Out of Power

Every political reform proposal must be judged by its ability to fuel or weaken extremist candidates.

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Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away

Good luck with that.

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Just When You Thought Politics Couldn’t Unravel Any Further

What happens when “All the King’s Men” meets “National Lampoon’s Vacation”? Nothing good.

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Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong?

Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.

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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.

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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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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

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Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

It may take 10 years. Do it anyway.

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House Republicans Announce 47 Democrats They Hope to Unseat

The National Republican Congressional Committee released a list of the House Democrats whose seats it is targeting, including moderates like Abigail Spanberger and Conor Lamb.

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How Long Can Democracy Survive QAnon and Its Allies?

Politicians and political scientists wonder if there are electoral reforms that might blunt the lunacy.

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‘The Pressure Is On’: Will Schumer Satisfy the Left?

As he prepares for an impeachment trial this week, Senator Chuck Schumer is at the height of his political power in Washington. At home in New York, he is taking steps to head off a primary challenge from the left.

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New York Republican Claudia Tenney Wins Final House Seat

Claudia Tenney, a Republican from Central New York, regained a seat she lost in 2018 after a judge ruled that her 109-vote victory was legitimate.

#brindisi-anthony, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #tenney-claudia

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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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The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage

With new census results coming, Republicans control redistricting in key states, while Democrats prepare for legal challenges and look to redraw some maps of their own.

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McCarthy Seeks Thaw With Trump as G.O.P. Rallies Behind Former President

The top House Republican met with former President Donald J. Trump, working to mend fences after saying that Mr. Trump bore responsibility for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Pennsylvania G.O.P. leaders have made loyalty to the defeated ex-president the sole organizing principle of the party, and would-be candidates are jockeying to prove they fought the hardest for him.

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Joe Biden and Democrats Must Help People Fast

It’s the only path forward, and the best way to win.

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How Gerrymandering Will Protect Republicans Who Challenged the Election

Taking a position as inflammatory as refusing to certify a fair election would be riskier for G.O.P. lawmakers if they needed to appeal to an electorate beyond their next set of primary voters.

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‘Hell, Yes,’ Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown

G.O.P. leadership would like to blunt President Trump’s influence over the party. Mr. Trump and his allies want to punish those who have crossed him. A series of clashes looms.

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Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?

Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

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Trump Impeached for Inciting Insurrection

President Trump became the first president to be impeached twice, after the House approved a single charge citing his role in whipping up a mob that stormed the Capitol. He faces a Senate trial that could disqualify him from future office.

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Georgia Senate Race Is Proof: The South Is Really Changing

The election of Raphael Warner and Jon Ossoff is a clear message: The South truly is changing.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #georgia, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #washington-dc

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Reflects on the U.S. Capitol Riot

My fellow lawmakers and I just wanted to do our jobs and certify a free and fair election.

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TV Networks Shift From Coverage of Electoral Tally to Storming of Capitol

News producers prepared for an unusual political event and switched to chronicling the siege by a pro-Trump mob.

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Can Only Republicans Legitimately Win Elections?

Trump and many of the G.O.P.’s leaders seem to think so, with ominous consequences for the future.

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The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff

Mr. Ossoff’s 2017 special election was the first campaign Democrats had to focus on, after the shock of President Trump’s win. He lost, but the organizations formed around that race kept growing.

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Control of the Senate could hinge on Black voters — and on an ambitious effort to get them to the polls in the largest numbers ever for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

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A Stinging Setback in California Is a Warning for Democrats in 2022

Democrats lost four swing House districts in the state, suggesting that their hold on a number of formerly Republican seats is tenuous at best.

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Maybe Congress Needs More People From the College of Hard Knocks

Many politicians now have a kite of fancy letters fluttering after their names. All these credentials haven’t led to better results.

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Democrats Pick Campaign Chief for Uphill Bid to Protect House Majority

Stung by big losses in the elections that shrank their majority, Democrats selected Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York to reboot their campaign operation ahead of the 2022 midterms.

#democratic-congressional-campaign-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #maloney-sean-patrick, #united-states-politics-and-government

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12 Votes Separated These House Candidates. Then 55 Ballots Were Found.

‘StickyGate’ is just one of the reasons for the uproar over the extraordinarily close race between Claudia Tenney, a Republican, and Rep. Anthony Brindisi.

#brindisi-anthony, #elections-house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #tenney-claudia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Biden soared among crucial suburban voters. Democrats? Not so much.

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There’s Another Runoff in Georgia, and the Winner Gets a Month in Congress

The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will have the distinction of succeeding John Lewis, a giant of the civil rights era, and closing out what would have been the final days of his 17th term in Congress.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #franklin-robert-m, #georgia, #hall-kwanza-1971, #lewis-john-r, #politics-and-government, #williams-nikema

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One Seat, Competing Pressures as Newsom Considers Senate Pick

Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Kamala Harris. But Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be in no rush to make his choice.

#alex-padilla, #becerra-xavier, #california, #elections-house-of-representatives, #latino-victory-fund, #newsom-gavin

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