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Republicans Are Riding High on ‘Place-Based Resentment’
The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment.
How Talk Radio Unites Ron Johnson and His Wisconsin Voters
The Republican senator from Wisconsin practically lives on talk radio, with hundreds of appearances in 2022. It keeps him in tune with base voters, and is helping him in his vital Senate race.
As Republicans Campaign on Crime, Racism Is a New Battlefront
Running ads portraying Black candidates as soft on crime — or as “different” or “dangerous” — Republicans have shed quiet defenses of such tactics for unabashed defiance.
Fears Over Fate of Democracy Leave Many Voters Frustrated and Resigned
As democracy frays around them, Republicans and Democrats see different culprits and different risks.
High-profile debates took place in Wisconsin and Michigan on Thursday.
Two debates were hosted in marquee political races in Wisconsin and Michigan, both battleground states. Catch up on what happened.
Mandela Barnes and Ron Johnson Set to Debate Again in Senate Race in Wisconsin
Senator Ron Johnson and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes both went on the attack in Milwaukee, but there didn’t appear to be much in the way of moments that would change voters’ minds.
Democrats Worry for Mandela Barnes as GOP Attack Ads Take a Toll
Mandela Barnes, the party’s Senate candidate, is now wobbling in his race against Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent. Democratic nominees in other states face similar challenges.
Biden Says Social Security Is on ‘Chopping Block’ if Republicans Win Congress
The fate of America’s social safety net programs has re-emerged as a campaign issue ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.
The Dobbs ruling and falling gas prices may have shifted the narrative. But the G.O.P.’s chances in the midterms still look good.
How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right
Beyond elections and voting issues, these Trump-aligned candidates could shape the country’s policies on abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and much more.
In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary
Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate.
How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?
He has a way of winning Wisconsin Senate races in spite of his weird behavior. Democrats see ousting him this fall as key to keeping the Senate.
Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance
The second-term Democrat was the first openly gay woman elected to Congress. Now she is leading the effort to rally Republican support for legislation that would protect marriage equality nationwide.
The Slaughter in Buffalo Hasn’t Quieted the Great Replacement Caucus
Neither did the slaughter in Pittsburgh or El Paso.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Denies ‘Insurrectionist’ Charge in Court
In an extraordinary administrative law hearing, the Georgia representative was forced to defend her actions surrounding the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
When Did Republicans Turn Into a Bunch of Snowflakes?
The Senate’s posturing over qualified nominees has got to stop.
No, athletes are not dying from Covid-19 vaccines.
Claims about professional athletes dying after getting vaccinated have been a recurring conspiracy theory since the shots were introduced.
Ron Johnson Wasn’t Always Like This. The Trump Years Broke Him.
The Trumpiest man in Wisconsin wants another term in the Senate.
Ron Johnson, G.O.P. Senator From Wisconsin, Will Seek Re-election
The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race.
Wisconsin Republicans Push to Take Over the State’s Elections
Led by Senator Ron Johnson, G.O.P. officials want to eliminate a bipartisan elections agency — and maybe send its members to jail.
The Liberal Activist Who Targets Republicans With a MAGA Masquerade
Pretending to be like-minded, Lauren Windsor has generated headlines by coaxing conservatives like Tommy Tuberville and Glenn Youngkin into making revealing statements about their views.
Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show
“Leave the rest to me” and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.
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.
How Senator Ron Johnson Helps Erode Confidence in Government
Pushing false theories on the virus, the vaccine and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Mr. Johnson, the Republican senator from Wisconsin, has absorbed his party’s transformation under Donald Trump.
As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal
A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.
Jimmy Fallon: Ron Johnson Could Replace Ted Cruz as Most Hated Senator
The “Tonight Show” host joked that the Wisconsin Republican could be more detested for at least the 10 hours that Senate clerks read the 628-page stimulus bill aloud, as Johnson demanded.
Johnson Halts Action on Stimulus Bill With a Demand to Read it Aloud
Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, used rules that called on legislative clerks to perform an hourslong reading of the 628-page text.
Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault
The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.
Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.
Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup
This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.
After Electoral College Votes, More Republicans Warily Accept Trump’s Loss
“At some point, you have to face the music,” said the second-ranking Senate Republican. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, was notably silent.
What to Do About Doctors Who Push Misinformation?
They have crossed the line from free speech to medical practice — or in this case, something akin to malpractice.
Elevating Fringe Theories, Ron Johnson Questions Virus Science
The Wisconsin Republican has transformed his Senate panel into a forum for amplifying dubious theories and questionable treatments pushed by President Trump.
Why Is Congress Still Discussing Hydroxychloroquine?
There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients. So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?
What Will Trump Do After Election Day?
Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.
Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden
The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.
Here’s What to Watch as the Postmaster General Testifies Before Congress
Louis DeJoy’s appearance before the Senate Homeland Security Committee will be his first congressional testimony since he suspended cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service.
Democrats Warn of Possible Foreign Disinformation Plot Targeting Congress
Democrats demanded an F.B.I. briefing. They were concerned about a potential Russian-linked effort to interfere in the election by using a Senate panel to advance smears against Joe Biden, officials said.
With Broad Subpoena Power, Republicans Seek to Undercut Russia Inquiry
Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year inquiry.
Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material
Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his party’s chances in November.
In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars
Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.