Trump Sues N.Y.C. for Ending Golf Course Contract After Capitol Riot

The Trump Organization, which had a 20-year contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx, claims it was unfairly targeted.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #professional-golfers-assn, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Joe Biden Is as Puzzled by the Senate as You Are

And he was a senator for 36 years. 

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ranked-choice-voting, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #schumer-charles-e, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections

In Georgia, Republicans are removing Democrats of color from local boards. In Arkansas, they have stripped election control from county authorities. And they are expanding their election power in many other states.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j

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She Was a Black Election Official in Georgia. Then Came New G.O.P. Rules.

In Georgia, Republicans are removing Democrats of color from local boards. In Arkansas, they have stripped election control from county authorities. And they are expanding their election power in many other states.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j

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Will Christian America Withstand the Pull of QAnon?

The Southern Baptist Convention appeared more concerned with combating critical race theory than conspiracy theories. 

#baptist-churches, #christians-and-christianity, #discrimination, #greear-j-d, #haslam-bill, #litton-ed-pastor, #ministers-protestant, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-baptist-convention, #stone-mike-pastor

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Biden’s First Task at HUD: Rebuilding Trump-Depleted Ranks

An exodus of top-level officials during the previous administration has left the Department of Housing and Urban Development short of expertise even as its role expands.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carson-benjamin-s, #fudge-marcia-l, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

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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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Contested Elections Are a Danger to Our Military

If intense political partisanship is allowed to creep into the ranks, it could fracture the chain of command. 

#presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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How Joe Manchin Can Fix the Filibuster

In mending rather than ending the rule, he might get us a little closer to a workable middle ground.

#democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

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Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

People of color have been pivotal in some recent elections. Republicans are determined to stop that.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965, #whites

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My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man

Republicans must authorize an investigation of Jan. 6. Otherwise they enable Trump, feed QAnon and allow the threat of violence to continue.

#flynn-michael-t, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Republicans Are Turning America Into a ‘Democracy With Asterisks’

Forget Trump for a minute. The real action is taking place across the country in state capitols, mostly out of view.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.

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Are We Destined for a Crisis of Democracy in 2024?

Some alarm is understandable. The progressive sense of certain doom is not.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Rejecting Biden’s Win, Rising Republicans Attack Legitimacy of Elections

The next generation of aspiring G.O.P. congressional leaders has aggressively pushed Donald Trump’s false fraud claims, raising the prospect that the results of elections will continue to be challenged through 2024.

#midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Arizona 2020 Election Review: Risks for Republicans and Democracy

Experts call it a circus. Polls say it will hurt the G.O.P. in 2022. But Republicans are on board in Arizona and elsewhere, despite warnings of lasting damage to the political system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #hobbs-kathleen-m, #mann-thomas-e, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #collective-pac, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hispanic-americans, #latino-victory-fund, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #third-way, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Three Paths to Containing Trump

How left, center and right hope to keep our ex-president in check.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden White House Disavows Knowledge of Gag Order in Leak Case

The Justice Department also said it was changing its policy to bar seizing reporters’ phone and email records in hunts for their sources.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #new-york-times, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #psaki-jennifer-r, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act

The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.

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In Delaware, Biden Indulges One of His Oldest Habits: Commuting

Still adjusting to the White House, the president sees Delaware as a place where he can be on display but still have his privacy protected.

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State Election Officials Are Under Attack. We Will Defend Them.

Republican state laws will be used as a weapon of intimidation against the people who run our elections at the local and state levels.

#democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #iowa, #presidential-commission-on-election-administration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Sinema and Manchin’s Nihilistic Bipartisanship

They could help save our democracy. She prefers not to.

#democratic-party, #elections, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #manchin-joe-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Giuliani and Prosecutors Agree on Former Judge to Review Seized Materials

Barbara S. Jones conducted a similar screening during the investigation into Michael D. Cohen.

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Barack Obama Isn’t Afraid of Being a Politician

But can the Biden administration save our at-risk democracy using the Obama-Biden model of politics?

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Obama Sees Hope in Changes Under Biden

The former president also discusses aliens, winning over Trump voters and three of his favorite books.

#a-promised-land-book, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity

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Elise Stefanik and the Young Republicans Who Sold Out Their Generation

Elise Stefanik’s rise — and the fall of several young House colleagues — is an omen for a party struggling to reach a 21st-century electorate.

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Death of QAnon Follower at Capitol Leaves a Wake of Pain

Rosanne Boyland had never voted before 2020, but she fell prey to dark conspiracy theories, family members said. She died on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and they are still not sure why.

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Texas Voting Bill Nears Passage as Republicans Advance It

The bill, which includes some of the strictest voting measures in the country, would head to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott if it passes. He is expected to sign it into law.

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The D.N.C. Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why.

A devastating email breach of the D.N.C. roiled Democrats in the final months of 2016. An unassuming security official made it his mission to prevent a recurrence.

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Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart

Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.

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Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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The State of California’s ‘State of Jefferson’

Wednesday: In California’s rural far northern counties, furor for the recall has taken hold alongside the region’s fascination with secession.

#california, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rural-areas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He Fought Trump’s 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots.

Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, told The Times that a new, disinformation-driven attempt to inspect 2020 ballots wouldn’t unearth wrongdoing, and would help restore voter confidence.

#georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Andrew Yang Believes in New York and Himself. Is That Enough?

Mr. Yang has brought political star power and a dose of optimism to the New York City mayor’s race. But his gaps in knowledge about how the city functions have led to the perception among critics that he is out of his depth.

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Long After Trump’s Loss, a Push to Inspect Ballots Persists

Efforts to review 2020 ballots in Georgia and Arizona reflect the staying power of Donald Trump’s falsehoods, and Democrats fear that the findings could be twisted by Republicans.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Florida Republican Byron Donalds on Election Integrity and Trump’s Fraud Claims

Byron Donalds, a newly elected congressman, says Republicans are trying to secure elections, not suppress votes. And he disputes Donald Trump’s influence on trust.

#byron-donalds, #elections, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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A Florida Republican on Election Integrity and Trump’s Fraud Claims

Byron Donalds, a newly elected congressman, says Republicans are trying to secure elections, not suppress votes. And he disputes Donald Trump’s influence on trust.

#byron-donalds, #elections, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Voting Machines in Arizona Recount Should Be Replaced, Election Official Says

The Democratic secretary of state said she had “grave concerns regarding the security and integrity” of the machines that were examined to appease ardent backers of Donald J. Trump.

#arizona, #hobbs-kathleen-m, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

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

Insurrection? What insurrection?

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #liberalism-us-politics, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fox News Files to Dismiss Dominion’s Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Coverage

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company argues that news networks cannot be penalized for presenting a president’s claims about electoral interference, even if they prove false.

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Arizona Senators Retract Claims of Deleted 2020 Presidential Election Files

The 70-minute meeting on the audit convened by Republican senators raised only minor questions about the November election.

#arizona, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #katko-john-1962, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jim Klobuchar Dies at 93, Minnesota Newspaperman and Amy’s Father

He rose to folk hero status with his derring-do as a journalist and came to national attention when his daughter, Senator Amy Klobuchar, spoke openly about his struggles with alcoholism.

#alcohol-abuse, #deaths-obituaries, #klobuchar-amy, #klobuchar-james-j-1928-2021, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #writing-and-writers

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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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Giuliani Seeks to Block Review of Evidence From His Phones

Prosecutors investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine have seized his electronic devices, a move his lawyers are now questioning.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #presidential-election-of-2020, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j

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