Few Republicans Confront Trump. What Distinguishes Them?

What distinguishes the few Republicans willing to confront Donald Trump?

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Larry Hogan Takes the Fight to Trump From Within the G.O.P.

The Maryland governor, a rare Republican who speaks out publicly against Donald Trump, is trying to defend G.O.P. lawmakers targeted by the former president.

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Maryland Lawmakers Expand Abortion Access, Overriding Governor’s Veto

The new law allows trained medical professionals other than physicians to perform abortions and requires insurance providers to cover more costs.

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Gov. Larry Hogan Approves New Maryland Congressional Map

Drawn by Democrats and approved by a Republican governor, the new map will most likely result in a similar delegation to the state’s current one.

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With Gas Prices at Record Highs, States Look at Cutting Taxes to Ease Strain

Actions by Maryland, Georgia and Connecticut could be followed by other states soon.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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How McConnell Hopes to Thwart Trump in the Midterms

Senator Mitch McConnell is working furiously to bring allies to Washington who will buck Donald J. Trump. It’s not going according to plan.

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3 Firefighters Die After Being Trapped in Blaze at Vacant Baltimore Rowhouse

Part of the building collapsed as they battled the fire. Another firefighter was in critical condition and fighting for his life, officials said.

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G.O.P. Is Energized, but ‘Trump Cancel Culture’ Poses a Threat

The former president, tightening his grip on the party as a haphazard kingmaker, threatens Republican incumbents and endorses questionable candidates.

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Search for Abducted Children Leads to Traffic Stop, Gunshots and 4 Dead

Law enforcement authorities in two states had been pursuing a former Baltimore County police officer and a female accomplice, who they said kidnapped the officer’s children.

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Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State.

The proposal to join West Virginia seems destined to go nowhere. But it has tapped into deep-seated feelings of alienation in western Maryland, a mountainous panhandle wedged against the Mason-Dixon line.

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Maryland Governor Pardons 34 Black Lynching Victims

Dozens of Black men and boys were lynched in the state between 1854 and 1933. Gov. Larry Hogan has now pardoned 34 of the victims to “right these horrific wrongs.”

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Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.

State employees who get vaccinated in Maryland are eligible for a $100 payment, while Detroit is giving out $50 prepaid debit cards to those who give someone a ride to a vaccine site.

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Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force.

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As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

The state is wrestling with most of the issues and trade-offs that come with such a giant undertaking.

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Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

The lyrics of “Maryland, My Maryland,” long criticized as sympathetic to the Confederacy, refer to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” and Union soldiers as “Northern scum!”

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Maryland Nears Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue

Analysts estimate that the tax would generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It would also probably face fierce legal challenges.

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National Guard Provides Covid Vaccine Help in Overwhelmed States

At least 16 states and territories are using the National Guard to give shots, drawing on doctors, nurses, medics and other troops who are skilled in administering injections.

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.

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If Public Schools Are Closed, Should Private Schools Have to Follow?

A dispute in Maryland over whether prestigious private schools can teach in person during the coronavirus pandemic highlights a national divide.

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A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

Mitt Romney, Larry Hogan and Liz Cheney — descendants of sometimes rebellious or resolute Republicans of the past — are dissenting voices on a president who has taken over their party.

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Pence Misleadingly Blames Coronavirus Spikes on Rise in Testing

On a private call with governors, the vice president played down new outbreaks, stressing that some states were seeing what he called “intermittent” spikes. Experts have warned it’s not that simple.

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As a Federal Coronavirus Expert Frets, the Capital Moves to Reopen

Like many areas around the country, Washington and its suburbs are embracing positive momentum in data on infections to push ahead.

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Washington, the Nation’s Capital, Moves to Reopen. Washington, the City, Is Not Ready.

As the coronavirus hits the White House, Congress and D.C.’s poorest areas, many across the region are asking the Trump administration to proceed with caution.

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Governors, Facing Pressures on All Sides, Weigh Reopening Their States

In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus and Reopening: Governors Say They Lack Tests as Trump Administration Says Supply Adequate

Democratic and Republican governors bristled at claims from the Trump administration that the supply of tests was adequate to move firmly toward reopening the country.

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My Isolation Breaking Point

I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again.

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Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’

A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.

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