America’s Amazon Problems

What’s good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #e-commerce, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #parler-llc

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America Has a Ruling Class

Why do members of the political elite insist that they’re not?

#corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #haines-avril-d, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mr-smith-goes-to-washington-movie, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Josh Hawley Is ‘Not Going Anywhere.’ How Did He Get Here?

The senator’s objection to the election results surprised some supporters. But interviews with dozens of people close to him show his growing comfort with doing what it takes to hold on to power.

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #federalist-society, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ambitious Republicans’ Dance: Embrace Trump, but Don’t Try to Be Him

As jockeying begins for 2024, rank-and-file Republicans say they are most drawn to leaders who both pledge fealty to the former president and appear to showcase a distinct political identity.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #desantis-ron, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #noem-kristi, #pompeo-mike, #republican-party, #scott-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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CPAC Takeaways: Trump, Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, ‘Cancel Culture’

At their three-day gathering, pro-Trump conservatives tried to turn “cancel culture” into their new “fake news” and spent little time on policy (either their own or President Biden’s).

#conservative-political-action-conference, #desantis-ron, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #noem-kristi, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll, but Only 68 Percent Want Him to Run Again

The Conservative Political Action Conference, made up largely of far-right Trump supporters, held two 2024 presidential straw polls. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida won one that did not include Mr. Trump.

#conservative-political-action-conference, #desantis-ron, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #noem-kristi, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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CPAC Day 1: Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz to Headline

Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference will include speeches from Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and others. Here’s what to expect.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #florida, #haley-nikki-r, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #trump-donald-j

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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.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #speeches-and-statements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump’s Republicans, Brought to Their Knees

They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.

#cruz-ted, #gingrich-newt, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #impeachment, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #scott-richard-l, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Getting Canceled on Social Media Can Derail a Book Deal

Morals clauses are despised by many authors and agents, but big publishers insist that they need a way out if a writer’s reputation takes a nosedive.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #ethics-personal, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #simonschuster-inc, #writing-and-writers

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Impeachment Offers Republicans Grace. They Don’t Want It.

House managers are treating Trump’s enablers as his victims.

#democratic-party, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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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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Rupert Murdoch, Accepting Award, Condemns ‘Awful Woke Orthodoxy’

Mr. Murdoch of News Corp, who spoke in a video, has been relatively quiet publicly in recent years. He called conformity on social media “a straitjacket on sensibility.”

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #censorship, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #murdoch-rupert, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#byrd-robert-c, #constitution-us, #cruz-ted, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Supreme Court After Trump

Now that his presidency has disintegrated into mayhem, how are the conservative justices processing his tenure?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #immigration-and-emigration, #mifeprex-ru-486, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j

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AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

#att-inc, #charles-schwab-corporation, #citigroup-inc, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #fedex-corporation, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #lincoln-project, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #marriott-international-inc, #morgan-stanley, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

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The Roots of Josh Hawley’s Rage

Why do so many Republicans appear to be at war with both truth and democracy?

#american-renewal-project, #christians-and-christianity, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Never Forget What Ted Cruz Did

The senator has been able to use his Ivy League pedigree as a cudgel. After last week, his credentials should condemn him.

#cornyn-john, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #ivy-league, #presidential-election-of-1876, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The G.O.P.’s New Distancing Policy

After years of excusing or ignoring President Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric, many Republicans are backing away at the last minute.

#chao-elaine-l, #cruz-ted, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mulvaney-mick, #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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Josh Hawley Faces Blowback After Capitol Riot

The junior senator from Missouri drew widespread condemnation but defended his decision to object to Congress’s certification of the election results.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Simon & Schuster Cancels Plans for Senator Hawley’s Book

The publisher faced calls to drop the Missouri Republican’s upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following criticism of his efforts to overturn the presidential election.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #senate, #simonschuster-inc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #the-tyranny-of-big-tech-book, #united-states-politics-and-government

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It Wasn’t Strictly a Coup Attempt. But It’s Not Over, Either.

Experts say recent actions by President Trump and his loyalists are harder to stop than a coup — citing anti-democratic slides in Turkey and Venezuela as closer examples.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Trump Has Always Been a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

By enabling the president anyway, Republican elites helped make the storming of the Capitol possible.

#cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #zito-salena

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Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup

This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.

#constitution-us, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election

The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #cruz-ted, #electoral-college, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #loeffler-kelly-l, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Pressures Pence to Reject Electoral Votes

The vice president plays a crucial but largely ceremonial role in certifying the election results in Congress. Here’s how Congress’s election tally actually works.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooks-morris-jackson, #electoral-college, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #pence-mike, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Josh Hawley Puts Republican Party in a Bind With Objection to Biden’s Win

The Republican senator from Missouri said he wanted to draw attention to problems with election laws. But critics insist his bid has more to do with serving his own political ambitions.

#hawley-josh-d-1979, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Companies That Donated to Senators Planning Election Results Challenge Face Questions

Awkward questions for the companies that donated to senators planning to challenge the 2020 election results.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #bitcoin-currency, #campaign-finance, #cruz-ted, #daines-steve, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #ma-jack, #marshall-roger-w-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020

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McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #mckinseyco, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #schatz-brian, #senate

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How to Take On the Tech Barons

Something has to be done about the technology sector. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

#biden-hunter, #blackburn-marsha, #cruz-ted, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #jordan-jim-1964, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

Judicial nominees should be honest about their stance on abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz on Trump List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

The president, who views his commitment to a conservative federal judiciary as critical to his 2016 victory, added 20 more names to earlier lists.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #clement-paul-d, #cotton-tom, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #cruz-ted, #francisco-noel-j, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Are Republicans Warping ‘the Very Heart and Soul of Conservatism’?

Libertarian friends and free-market thinkers are being purged from the coalition.

#american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #cass-oren, #conservatism-us-politics, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #libertarianism-us-politics, #protectionism-trade, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #trump-donald-j

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What Will Happen to the Republican Party if Trump Loses in 2020?

The party looks brain-dead at every spot Trump touches. But off in the corners, there’s a lot of intellectual ferment.

#bannon-stephen-k, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #cass-oren, #conservatism-us-politics, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #international-trade-and-world-market, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #sasse-ben, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mitch McConnell Could Rescue Millions. What Is He Waiting For?

The economy is in dire shape. Millions of Americans are about to lose federal aid. The Senate is going on vacation.

#cornyn-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Not to Outlaw Abortion

The restiveness of abortion opponents is working against them.

#abortion, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Roberts to Trump: Don’t Take the Supreme Court for Granted

A week of decisions contained hidden and not-so-hidden messages from the court.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #discrimination, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #rehnquist-william-h, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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With Go-Slow Approach, Republicans Risk Political Blowback on Pandemic Aid

With jobless numbers rising, Republicans’ refusal to negotiate on another round of pandemic relief is proving difficult to sustain.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #gardner-cory-s, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mcconnell-mitch, #mnuchin-steven-t, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Unemployment Soars, Lawmakers Push to Cover Workers’ Wages

Progressive and conservative lawmakers are increasingly pushing for the government to guarantee workers’ incomes, signaling how profoundly the economic debate has shifted during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-of-representatives, #income, #jayapal-pramila, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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