Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales

The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.

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There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

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A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

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The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump

Republicans in key swing-state offices can know that they have a future in the party if, in the event of a contested election, they simply do their job.

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Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

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The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

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Stacey Abrams Fights Headwinds From Washington in Georgia Rematch

The Democrat is facing off for a second time against Brian Kemp, a Republican — but in a far-more-difficult political climate.

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Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

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Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

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Donald Trump Is Desperate for Vindication in Georgia

If the former president continues his crusade, he will be endangering not only the G.O.P.’s chances in November but also his own political future.

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Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for ’24 Run

The former vice president is part of a group of Republicans who have visited early nominating states as they weigh a challenge to their party’s most dominant force.

#christie-christopher-j, #elections-senate, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Donald Trump Didn’t Count On in Georgia

Brian Kemp, the incumbent governor, is at the top of the former president’s enemies list. But to many Georgia Republicans, he is ‘one of us.’

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Perdue Had Trump. In Georgia, Kemp Had Everything Else.

David Perdue challenged Gov. Brian Kemp because of Donald Trump’s fury over his 2020 loss. Thoroughly outflanked and failing to gain traction, he is now staring down defeat.

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In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is fending off a challenger fueled by Donald J. Trump’s election lies. But do voters still care about 2020 as much as the former president does?

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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10 Republicans on President Trump’s Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Nostalgia for the former president ran high, but his influence in big elections in swing states this month depended on the candidate.

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Georgia Candidates Try to Outdo One Another on ‘Woke Mob’ in Schools

In the Georgia governor’s race, Republicans have made the supposed indoctrination of children their focus.

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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.

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Kemp and Perdue Debate, Looking Back at 2020 and Ahead to Abrams

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia and his Republican primary opponent, former Senator David Perdue, bickered over the previous election — and over who would be more likely to defeat Stacey Abrams in November.

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Will Democrats Soon Be Locked Out of Power?

With a little more electoral ambition, Republicans have a clear majority in reach. 

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Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.

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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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In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

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How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

The governor hailed the factory as an economic boon that would put Georgia at the vanguard of the green economy. Not everyone liked the idea.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #georgia, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #rivian-automotive-llc, #rural-areas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

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How Much More Can the Restaurant Industry Take?

Restaurants were already clinging to life — and then Omicron hit.

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Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

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The Upcoming Elections That Could Shake Both Parties

Control of the Senate hangs on a few state races.

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Echoing Trump, David Perdue Sues Over Baseless Election Claims

The legal action by Mr. Perdue, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, was the latest sign that 2020 election falsehoods will be a main focus of his bid.

#elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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Georgia Governor’s Race Puts State at Center of 2022 Political Drama

Former Senator David Perdue, encouraged by Donald Trump, is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican who defied the former president.

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Ex-Senator David Perdue to Run for Governor of Georgia

Mr. Perdue, an ally of Donald Trump, will challenge the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, in a Republican primary.

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Stacey Abrams Says She’s Running for Georgia Governor

Ms. Abrams, a Democratic voting rights activist, will aim to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in a rematch of their contentious 2018 race for governor.

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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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Georgia’s University System Takes On Tenure

The Board of Regents has given its universities the power to fire tenured professors without faculty input. Now some fear that academic freedom is threatened, too.

#academic-freedom, #american-assn-of-university-professors, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #kemp-brian-p, #tenure, #university-of-north-georgia

Justice Dept. Sues Georgia Over Voting Restrictions Law

The lawsuit came after Republicans blocked ambitious federal legislation this week to protect voting rights.

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Bee Nguyen, Georgia Democrat, Enters Race for Secretary of State

Ms. Nguyen, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, is the first major Democrat to announce a bid for the seat held by Brad Raffensperger, the Republican who defied former President Donald Trump.

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Georgia Sheriff Faces Civil Rights Charges Over Use of Restraint Chairs

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is accused of ordering detainees to be strapped down for hours at a time as punishment, federal prosecutors said.

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Vernon Jones, a Pro-Trump Republican, Will Challenge Kemp in Georgia

Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican and former state representative who has called Georgia’s presidential election “fixed,” will oppose Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Donald Trump’s top targets.

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Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Pulled by public opinion and sometimes their own players, leagues and teams are wading in to issues around race and social activism as never before.

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Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.

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Georgia to Weaken Citizen’s Arrest Law

The governor supports a bill passed on Wednesday that repeals language allowing people to arrest someone who they witnessed committing a crime.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #state-legislatures, #vigilantes

The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j