With Big G.O.P. Names Largely Staying Away, Walker Stresses His Georgia Roots

Before the November election, Mr. Walker had help from Republicans far and wide. Now, he’s relying heavily on Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia to pull him ahead of Senator Raphael Warnock, the Democratic incumbent.

#georgia, #gingrich-newt, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #mcdaniel-ronna-romney, #midterm-elections-2022, #trump-donald-j, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

After Court Fight, Lindsey Graham Appears Before Atlanta Grand Jury

Lawyers for Mr. Graham had fought to keep him from having to testify in the investigation of election interference by former President Donald J. Trump and his allies.

#atlanta-ga, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #graham-lindsey, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Supreme Court Rules That Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia Inquiry

The court’s order said the questioning allowed by lower courts was limited and subject to appropriate safeguards.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Justice Thomas Briefly Shields Graham From Georgia Elections Inquiry Subpoena

The justice’s order was an “administrative stay” that will almost certainly not be the Supreme Court’s last word on the matter.

#georgia, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #subpoenas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lindsey Graham and the ‘Speech or Debate’ Clause, Explained

The senator, seeking to avoid testifying in a Georgia inquiry into election interference, has appealed to the Supreme Court. But what exactly is the clause behind his argument?

#graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

Senator Graham Asks Supreme Court to Spare Him From Testifying in Georgia

Mr. Graham has been fighting a subpoena requiring him to appear before a special grand jury examining efforts to overturn former President Donald J. Trump’s election loss.

#fulton-county-ga, #graham-lindsey, #may-leigh-martin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #south-carolina, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #willis-fani-t

Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia Elections Inquiry, Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled that the senator must appear before the special grand jury that is investigating efforts to overturn Donald J. Trump’s election loss in Georgia.

#georgia, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

A Republican Burden

Banning abortion is weighing on the party.

#abortion, #graham-lindsey, #internal-storyline-no, #midterm-elections-2022, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Abortion Is Motivating Voters, but Republicans Would Rather Change the Subject

G.O.P. candidates have been changing their positions, erasing sections about abortion from their websites and trying to focus on topics like inflation, crime and immigration.

#abortion, #bacon-don-1963, #bolduc-donald-c-1962, #graham-lindsey, #juan-ciscomani, #lake-kari-a, #law-and-legislation, #lepage-paul-r, #lombardo-joseph-m, #midterm-elections-2022, #paxton-ken, #republican-party, #yost-r-david

In Trump Case, Texas Creates a Headache for Georgia Prosecutors

A Texas court is thwarting Georgia prosecutors’ attempts to compel testimony from Texas witnesses as part of a criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump.

#conspiracy-theories, #elections, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #gingrich-newt, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #herschmann-eric-d, #paxton-ken, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

An Abortion Ban With Unexpected Consequences for Older Mothers

Older women are more likely to carry fetuses with genetic disorders that often can’t be detected until 15 weeks of pregnancy, beyond the limit set in a Senate proposal.

#abortion, #age-chronological, #birth-rates, #down-syndrome, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prenatal-testing, #republican-party, #senate, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion and Other Social Issues

Republican missteps have helped to spotlight the party’s divisions on abortion and same-sex marriage, two issues on which their base is out of step with the general public.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #graham-lindsey, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government

Could a National Abortion Ban Save Republicans?

An effort by Senator Lindsey Graham to mend a rift in his party seems to have backfired.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #senate, #south-carolina, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lindsey Graham’s Unbelievably Cruel Abortion Ban

Either he doesn’t know how pregnancy works, or he doesn’t care.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Struggle to Unite Party Around National Abortion Restrictions

A new proposal was intended to align Republicans on abortion policy before the midterm elections. It only exposed divisions.

#abortion, #elections-senate, #graham-lindsey, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #senate

Graham Proposes 15-Week Abortion Ban, Seeking to Unite Republicans

The South Carolina senator’s bill was an effort to unite his party behind a position before midterm elections, in which abortion rights are expected to be a potent issue.

#abortion, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

Judge Says Lindsey Graham Can Be Questioned About Election Activity

Prosecutors in Atlanta have called the Republican senator to testify before a special grand jury investigating efforts by Donald J. Trump and his allies to overturn his election loss.

#fulton-county-ga, #graham-lindsey, #may-leigh-martin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Lindsey Graham Predicts ‘Riots in the Streets’ if Trump Is Prosecuted

Senator Lindsey Graham drew a comparison between the investigation of former President Donald J. Trump and a decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over using a private server.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #graham-lindsey, #trump-donald-j

For Lindsey Graham, a Showdown in Georgia

The senator from South Carolina is fighting efforts to force him to testify before a grand jury investigating election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies.

#atlanta-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #may-leigh-martin, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #powell-sidney-attorney, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Graham Ordered to Appear Before Atlanta Grand Jury Investigating Trump

A federal judge declined to stay her order that Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina appear on Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta.

#eastman-john-c, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #willis-fani-t

Giuliani Scheduled to Face Atlanta Grand Jury Investigating Trump

The former New York mayor has been told that he is a target of the investigation into whether Donald J. Trump and his associates tried to illegally influence the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.

#atlanta-ga, #eastman-john-c, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Giuliani Is a Target in Georgia’s Trump Election Inquiry, Lawyer Says

Rudolph W. Giuliani, as former President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, spearheaded efforts to keep Mr. Trump in power.

#atlanta-ga, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld

Eighteen months into a criminal investigation of election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies, a Georgia prosecutor is beginning to show the broad contours of her inquiry.

#atlanta-ga, #chesebro-kenneth, #deason-jacki-pick, #dekalb-county-ga, #eastman-john-c, #eisen-norman-l, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #frauds-and-swindling, #fulton-county-ga, #garland-merrick-b, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-burt-1979, #jordan-jennifer-1958, #kemp-brian-p, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #willis-fani-t

Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action

The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #graham-lindsey, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #mccarthy-kevin-1914-2010, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Giuliani Ordered to Testify in Georgia Criminal Investigation

After Rudolph W. Giuliani failed to show for a hearing in Manhattan, a Georgia judge ordered him to testify as part of an investigation into election interference in the state.

#beach-brandon-1961, #bragg-alvin, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-burt-1979, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Trump Electors Targeted in Georgia Criminal Inquiry

A prosecutor in Atlanta is investigating interference in the 2020 presidential election, an inquiry that has engulfed Donald J. Trump and many of his allies.

#fulton-county-ga, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #jones-burt-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

ISIS Fighters’ Children Are Growing Up in a Desert Camp. What Will They Become?

Leaving captured men, women and children in prisons and camps run by Kurds risks seeding a new global terrorism disaster, rights groups and the U.S. military warn.

#al-hol-syria, #detainees, #graham-lindsey, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syrian-democratic-forces, #terrorism, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

7 Trump Allies Subpoenaed in Georgia Criminal Investigation

Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, John Eastman and several others in the former president’s orbit were subpoenaed in the election meddling inquiry.

#chesebro-kenneth, #deason-jacki-pick, #eastman-john-c, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #mitchell-cleta, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #subpoenas, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

#blunt-roy-d, #burr-richard-m, #capito-shelley-moore, #collins-susan-m, #cornyn-john, #ernst-joni, #graham-lindsey, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #portman-rob, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tillis-thomas-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #young-todd-1972

Senate Democrats Warn of G.O.P. Effort to Restrict Abortion Nationwide

The alarms came after Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, called such a ban “possible” if a leaked Supreme Court opinion became final and his party gained control in Washington.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #graham-lindsey, #hassan-margaret, #klobuchar-amy, #mcconnell-mitch, #national-republican-senatorial-committee, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

#bragg-alvin, #carr-christopher-m, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Oh, Josh & Marsha & Ted & Lindsey … Sorry, Judge Jackson

At every stage, the nominee comported herself with professionalism, grace and dignity — the precise opposite of what we witnessed from some of the Republican lawmakers involved.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #blackburn-marsha, #cotton-tom, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jackson Vote Poses a Political Dilemma for Murkowski

The Alaska Republican is facing a difficult re-election race in which she is under attack by former President Donald J. Trump and the right. Could a vote for President Biden’s nominee save her?

#alaska, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #murkowski-lisa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #tshibaka-kelly, #united-states-politics-and-government

Graham, Once a Backer of Jackson, Says He Will Oppose Her Confirmation

Senator Lindsey Graham voted last year to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to an influential appeals court. He now calls her an “activist judge” who should not ascend to the Supreme Court.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #childs-j-michelle, #collins-susan-m, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republican Senators Play the QAnon Game

On the dishonest questioning during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.

#conspiracy-theories, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #qanon, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #supreme-court-us

The Respectful Supreme Court Hearing That Wasn’t

Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #blackburn-marsha, #booker-cory-a, #cotton-tom, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #cruz-ted, #durbin-richard-j, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Critics of Jackson’s Child Sex Abuse Sentences Backed Judges With Similar Records

Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Takeaways From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings

Republicans fired off an array of political attacks, and Democrats got through their biggest hurdle to swearing in the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

#blackburn-marsha, #booker-cory-a, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #durbin-richard-j, #graham-lindsey, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #politics-and-government, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lindsey Graham Takes Caustic Tone in Questioning Jackson

The Republican Senator, a one-time supporter of Judge Jackson, has been among her most aggressive questioners.

#child-pornography, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Poised Supreme Court Nominee, and ‘Nasty Politicians’

Readers were impressed by Judge Jackson’s performance in the face of G.O.P. senators’ attacks. Also: Troops’ mental health; Trump and Ukraine; supporting teachers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackburn-marsha, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #education-k-12, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #manafort-paul-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #supreme-court-us, #teachers-and-school-employees, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelensky-volodymyr

Jackson Vows to Be Independent on Supreme Court if Confirmed

On the first day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, Republican senators began previewing attack lines accusing her of being soft on crime.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #breyer-stephen-g, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Made a Historic Supreme Court Pick. What Will Senators Do?

Nominating the first Black woman is both bold and politically savvy, Democrats told us. Republicans are divided over how much of a fight to put up.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #collins-susan-m, #federal-courts-us, #graham-lindsey, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #murkowski-lisa, #polls-and-public-opinion, #romney-mitt, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Which Republicans Could Back Biden’s Nominee?

All but three Republicans in the Senate opposed Judge Jackson’s nomination to a prominent appeals court.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #murkowski-lisa, #romney-mitt, #supreme-court-us

Senate Passes Bill to Bar Forced Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Senate passage was the latest evidence that Democrats, fresh off a string of legislative failures on their broader domestic agenda, are focusing on narrower measures with bipartisan support.

#metoo-movement, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carlson-gretchen, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #schumer-charles-e, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

House Passes Bill to Nullify Forced Arbitration in Sex Abuse Cases

The bill would ensure that victims have the option of suing in federal, state or tribal court, depriving perpetrators of a secretive process that can weigh heavily in their favor.

#metoo-movement, #ailes-roger-e, #airbnb, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #buck-ken, #bustos-cheri, #carlson-gretchen, #facebook-inc, #fox-news-channel, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #google-inc, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #microsoft-corp, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wells-fargocompany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Capitol Police and the Scars of the January 6th Riot

For many officers, their bodies, minds and lives will never be the same after the attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duckworth-l-tammy, #dunn-harry-1983, #evans-william-f-us-capitol-police-officer, #fanone-michael, #graham-lindsey, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Exit From Afghanistan: The Fallout

Readers discuss the continuing controversy over the U.S. withdrawal. Also: Covid and the anti-mask governors; fed up with the vaccine refusers; Lindsey Graham’s relationship with Donald Trump.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #graham-lindsey, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

#bannon-stephen-k, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #graham-lindsey, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kushner-jared, #lieberman-joseph-i, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #south-carolina, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #booker-cory-a, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fraternal-order-of-police, #graham-lindsey, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scott-timothy-eugene, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fatigue Is a Luxury You Can’t Afford

The Republican Party has abandoned democracy and is posing a bigger threat.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cheney-liz, #graham-lindsey, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government