Stop Hoping the G.O.P. Will Play Ball

Democrats are playing an honor game; Republicans are playing an endgame.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Liz Cheney’s Unlikely Journey From G.O.P. Royalty to Republican Outcast

Dick Cheney always saw doomsday threats from America’s enemies. His daughter is in a lonely battle against what both see as a danger to American democracy: Donald J. Trump.

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #content-type-personal-profile, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

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As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

The House is expected to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.

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For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up

With next year’s midterm elections seen as a referendum on Democratic rule, Republicans are trying to create a sense of urgency and diverting focus from their own divisions.

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House Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.

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Democrats Vow to Push Their Own Infrastructure Plan as Talks Drag On

As progressives balked at an emerging bipartisan deal, top Democrats said they hoped to move forward in July with a budget maneuver that would allow them to push through their own plan.

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Justice Dept. Will Toughen Rules for Seizing Lawmakers’ Data, Garland Says

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met with news media executives amid fallout over prosecutors’ seizures of records from phone and tech companies for leak inquiries.

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In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress

The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.

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Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

Ms. Omar appeared to equate American and Israeli “atrocities” with those of Hamas and the Taliban, prompting outrage from Jewish House Democrats.

#blinken-antony-j, #hamas, #house-of-representatives, #israel, #omar-ilhan, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #twitter

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Biden Narrows Infrastructure Proposal to Win Republican Support

The president offered new concessions this week, including dropping his plan to reverse some of the 2017 tax cuts, as he tries to win support from Senate Republicans.

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Biden Narrows Infrastructure Request, but Hurdles Remain for Bipartisan Deal

The president offered new concessions this week, including dropping his plan to reverse some of the 2017 tax cuts, as he tries to win support from Senate Republicans.

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VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Biden Assigns Kamala Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Biden Assigns Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Why the Capitol Riot Inquiries Leave Room for a Broader Commission

Republicans have argued that the existing Justice Department and congressional investigations will address the assault. But they have strict limits.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

#greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party

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Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

#greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party

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As Talks Bog Down, Hopes for Bipartisan Deals on Biden’s Priorities Dim

Democrats and Republicans remain at odds on issues such as infrastructure, policing reform and a commission on the Jan. 6 Capitol assault.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #police-reform, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Teenager’s ‘Hannibal’ Fan Art Will Hang in the U.S. Capitol

Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey, who picked the painting to represent his district in the Capitol, did not know it was inspired by a canceled TV show.

#art, #congressional-art-competition, #hannibal-tv-program, #house-of-representatives, #kathleen-palmer, #kim-andy-1982, #united-states-politics-and-government

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It’s Crunch Time and Biden’s Climate Gambit Faces Steep Hurdles

He wants to require power companies to replace fossil fuels with clean energy. It’s a broadly popular idea but its path in Congress is perilous.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #barrasso-john, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Election Considerations Drive G.O.P. Opposition to Jan. 6 Panel

Republicans see an independent inquiry into the attack on the Capitol as a threat to their push to regain control of the Senate and the House.

#house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #national-commission-on-terrorist-attacks-upon-the-united-states, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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House Backs Jan. 6 Commission, but Senate Path Dims

The vote was a victory for Democrats, who were joined by 35 Republicans in pushing for a full accounting of the deadly riot. But Mitch McConnell voiced opposition, clouding Senate prospects.

#house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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History Can Be Erased. It Often Has Been.

I see Republicans trying to alter our perception of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. I do not take that lightly.

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100 Million Vaccine Doses Held Up Over Contamination Concerns, Emergent Reveals

Executives from Emergent, which ruined millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, divulged to Congress the scope of the regulatory review of its troubled Baltimore plant.

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How the Storming of the Capitol Became a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

Insurrection? What insurrection?

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Leaders Position House G.O.P. Against Independent Accounting for Jan. 6 Riot

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, said he would oppose the independent commission, and urged the party’s rank and file to do the same.

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The House Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill

The legislation is the first action Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to attacks on people of Asian descent amid an uptick in discrimination and violence during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #hate-crimes, #house-of-representatives

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A Historian of Conservatism on Lies, Loyalty and Liz Cheney

Nicole Hemmer explains how right-wing media and minoritarian politics are shaping the G.O.P.

#cheney-liz, #house-of-representatives, #nicole-hemmer, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Liz Cheney: The Model of a Modern Never-Trumper

The representative from Wyoming embodies a different kind of Republican female power player tradition.

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Democrats, Growing More Skeptical of Israel, Pressure Biden

Among Democrats in Congress, attitudes toward Israel have grown more critical as the party base expresses concern about the human rights of Palestinians.

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Maya Wiley Lands Major Endorsement From Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Mr. Jeffries, New York’s top House Democrat, said he intended to engage in significant efforts on Ms. Wiley’s behalf, including making campaign appearances with her.

#brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #house-of-representatives, #jeffries-hakeem, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #wiley-maya

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The G.O.P.’s Big Cancellation

The party’s cancel mob runs wild on Capitol Hill.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Move Closer to Setting Up Jan. 6 Commission

House Democrats plan to vote on a bill to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot, but whether Republican leaders would support it was unclear.

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In Elise Stefanik, the GOP Installs a Trump Convert

Once a moderate, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the party’s new No. 3 in the House, tacked to the right as her party and district rallied behind Donald J. Trump.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ex-Aide to Congressman Claims He Was Fired for Voicing Virus Concerns

A former adviser to Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, contends in a federal lawsuit that the congressman flouted safety guidelines, contributing to an outbreak in his office.

#accidents-and-safety, #brandon-pope, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doug-lamborn, #house-of-representatives, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telecommuting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington

After the C.D.C. updated its mask guidance for vaccinated people, President Biden urged Americans to get along as things maybe, possibly start to return to normal.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Republicans Could Steal the 2024 Election

Liz Cheney’s ouster showed that the G.O.P. is still at war with democracy.

#cheney-liz, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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John Boehner’s Comeback Shows That Liz Cheney’s Return Is Possible

John A. Boehner showed that a comeback from the political wilderness is possible.

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Chip Roy Challenges Stefanik for Cheney’s House G.O.P. Post

Republicans are scheduled to meet Friday morning to select Ms. Cheney’s replacement as chair of the House Republican Conference.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #roy-chip-1972, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Liz Cheney’s Lonely Stand: What Voters in Wyoming Say

In a heavily Republican state, their lone congresswoman’s defiance of the former president is unpopular. But some residents still stick up for her. “She told the truth!” one proclaimed.

#cheney-liz, #cheyenne-wyo, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #mines-and-mining, #trump-donald-j

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U.S. Must Do More to Track Covid Variants, Scientists Tell Congress

At a House subcommittee hearing, witnesses emphasize the need for much more genome sequencing, data-sharing and research to track virus mutations and their effects.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #house-of-representatives, #internal-essential, #research, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Fatigue Is a Luxury You Can’t Afford

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

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Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure

The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

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Republicans’ Overthrow of Liz Cheney Risks Worsening Their Headaches

As the party ties itself ever tighter to Trumpism, some Republicans worry about the implications for 2022 and far beyond. “I don’t think it’s a healthy moment for the party,” said one congressman.

#cheney-liz, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Oust Cheney, Confirming Trump’s Grasp on the Party

The Wyoming Republican gave an unrepentant final speech warning her colleagues that Donald J. Trump was leading them toward “destruction.” They booed and kicked her out.

#cheney-liz, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Liz Cheney vs. Donald Trump, Guess Who Won

The Republican Party is not done degrading itself. 

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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