Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

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Book Review: ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’

In their new book, the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes recount how Biden’s campaign overcame a number of moments when its chances were nearly sunk.

#allen-jonathan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #books-and-literature, #lucky-how-joe-biden-barely-won-the-presidency-book, #parnes-amie, #presidential-election-of-2020

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What a More Responsible Republican Party Would Look Like

The conservative wonk Ramesh Ponnuru and Ezra Klein discuss child allowances, Trump’s legacy and the future of the G.O.P.

#bittman-mark, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trumpism Grips a Post-Policy G.O.P. as Traditional Conservatism Fades

Despite falling from power in Washington, the Republican Party has done little soul-searching or reflection on a new agenda, instead focusing on attacking Democrats and the news media.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #desantis-ron, #noem-kristi, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Trump Holds a Grip on the G.O.P.

Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #haley-nikki-r, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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CPAC Takeaways: Trump, Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, ‘Cancel Culture’

At their three-day gathering, pro-Trump conservatives tried to turn “cancel culture” into their new “fake news” and spent little time on policy (either their own or President Biden’s).

#conservative-political-action-conference, #desantis-ron, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #noem-kristi, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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At CPAC, a Golden Image, a Magic Wand and Reverence for Trump

The faithful who flocked to the annual conference of conservatives made it clear that their allegiance was to the former president far more than to the Republican Party.

#conservative-political-action-conference, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #haley-nikki-r, #noem-kristi, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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A Day Before He Speaks, Conservative Gathering Is Mostly About Trump

At CPAC on Saturday, the focus was on praise for Mr. Trump in advance of his speech there on Sunday.

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In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules

Republican legislators want big changes to the laws for elections and other aspects of governance. A fight over the ground rules for voting may follow.

#arizona, #georgia, #iowa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Trump Will Return to Spotlight With Appearance at CPAC

Most presidents leave the White House and adopt low profiles. Donald Trump is returning to the national stage with a prominent appearance at a conservative conference on Sunday.

#carville-james, #conservative-political-action-conference, #nunberg-sam, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

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Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage

The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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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.

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After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #speeches-and-statements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

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Restrict the Vote!

If you can’t beat them fair and square, tilt the playing field.

#absentee-voting, #lewis-john-r, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism

President Biden’s nominee for attorney general told the Senate Judiciary Committee that investigating the Capitol riot would be his first priority.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Pennsylvania Election Case on Mailed Ballots

In dissent, three justices said the court should have used the case to provide guidance in future elections.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #gorsuch-neil-m, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Taxes: Here’s What’s Next in the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation

A Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for prosecutors to begin combing through Mr. Trump’s financial records.

#corporate-taxes, #deutsche-bank-ag, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #insurance, #manhattan-nyc, #mazars-usa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-eric-f-1984, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

#att-inc, #comcast-corporation, #dorsey-jack, #eshoo-anna-g, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday

The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservative-political-action-conference, #limbaugh-rush, #mcconnell-mitch, #orlando-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong?

Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #congressional-black-caucus, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #end-citizens-united, #latino-victory-fund, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #third-way

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Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Nominee, Faces Challenge to Confirmation

Senator Joe Manchin III said he would oppose President Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a move that could scuttle her chances for her confirmation.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #manchin-joe-iii, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #social-media, #tanden-neera, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Relationship Between McConnell and Trump Was Good for Both — Until It Wasn’t

The unlikely alliance delivered results they both wanted but fell apart after the election once their political interests diverged.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

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After Capitol Riots, Billionaire’s ‘Scholars’ Confront Their Benefactor

More than 160 participants in a master’s program funded by the Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman have urged him to stop donating to election objectors. He has declined.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #private-equity, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #schwarzman-scholars, #schwarzman-stephen-a, #trump-donald-j, #tsinghua-university, #united-states-politics-and-government

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McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack

The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #cornyn-john, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #thune-john-r, #trump-donald-j, #wall-street-journal

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If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over

The party belongs to Trump for as long as he wants it.

#burr-richard-m, #cassidy-bill-1957, #haley-nikki-r, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j

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On Trump, Michigan Republicans Lean One Way: ‘Fealty at All Costs’

Even after his defeat, Donald Trump is causing fierce infighting among Republicans in a crucial battleground state. Loyalists are rewarded. Dissenters face punishment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #maddock-meshawn, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.

At least 30 law enforcement officers from around the country took part in the rally on Jan. 6 that preceded the riot. Many are now being investigated.

#attacks-on-police, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #police, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #west-chris

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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year

Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Adam Kinzinger’s Lonely Mission

Censured by his party and shunned by family members, Mr. Kinzinger, a six-term Illinois congressman, is pressing Republicans to leave Donald Trump behind — and risking his career doing so.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kinzinger-adam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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If Republicans Don’t Disown Trump, He Will Continue to Own Them

The impeachment vote was the last, best chance for the G.O.P. to break decisively with the former president. But that break must still come.

#conservatism-us-politics, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #think-tanks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tom Perez on Democrats’ Mistakes and Why Iowa Shouldn’t Go First

In an interview, the former D.N.C. chairman discussed a possible bid for Maryland governor and said Iowa and New Hampshire starting the presidential nominating process was “unacceptable.”

#democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #maryland, #perez-thomas-e, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Democrats Could Have Made Republicans Squirm

G.O.P. lawmakers were unlikely to convict Trump. But a different approach to impeachment would have been more difficult for them to ignore.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #democratic-party, #hamilton-alexander, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-capitol-police

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Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’

The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

Even off-line and off camera at his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, and offering only a feeble impeachment defense through his legal team in Washington, Donald J. Trump remains a dominant force in right-wing politics.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #cramer-kevin, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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As Impeachment Nears End, Federal Inquiry Looms as Reminder of Trump’s Role in Riot

The investigation is in its beginning stages, and it may ultimately provide a clear portrait of the former president’s part in the Capitol attack.

#impeachment, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #pezzola-dominic, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Stable Is the Democratic Coalition?

The party may control the elected branches in Washington. But it may be facing some slippage in support from minority communities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies

Fani Willis has opened a criminal investigation into efforts by the Trump camp to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia. In an interview, Ms. Willis described a wide-ranging inquiry.

#elections-district-attorneys, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

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Trump’s Taste for Blood

If Republicans won’t convict, bring on the handcuffs.

#impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Lawyers Deny He Incited Capitol Mob, Saying It’s Democrats Who Spur Violence

The former president’s legal team rested its case without using even a quarter of the 16 hours allotted to it.

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Trump’s Lawyers Repeated Inaccurate Claims in Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

#absentee-voting, #antifa-movement-us, #castor-bruce-1961, #georgia, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-der-veen-michael-t, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Lawyers on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

#absentee-voting, #antifa-movement-us, #castor-bruce-1961, #georgia, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-der-veen-michael-t, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook

The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.

#castor-bruce-1961, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #cohn-roy-marcus, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #herschmann-eric-d, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #van-der-veen-michael-t

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Nikki Haley Slams Trump’s Election Claims

Although the former United Nations ambassador calibrated her comments, her sharp criticism represented a departure from other Republicans who are believed to be considering running for president in 2024.

#haley-nikki-r, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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