Ron DeSantis and Republicans’ Mar-a-Lago Playbook

The Florida governor has played his hand carefully as he weighs a 2024 bid, rarely crossing Donald Trump overtly. But the former president’s legal troubles could force him to take a side.

#desantis-ron, #internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2024, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Wisconsin, 2 Huge Races Stand Between G.O.P. and Near-Total Power

The governor’s race this fall, along with a pivotal State Supreme Court contest next spring, will decide whether Republicans can solidify their grip on the swing state and remake its voting laws.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-governors, #evers-tony-1951, #michels-tim-1962, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

Will the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Help Re-Elect Trump?

The coming clash between the legal system and the electoral system.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Josh Hawley’s Manhood, Mike Pompeo’s Midriff and Other 2024 Teases

If Trump is inevitable, nobody told these Republican strivers.

#cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #haley-nikki-r, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

Republicans Rally Behind Trump, Who Reprises Favored Role: Victim

Arguments used against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 email inquiry are long forgotten as G.O.P. officials rush to condemn the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

#midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Remarkable Summer

The president needs to seize this moment and brag about his wins.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inflation-economics, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Liz Cheney Risks Primary Over Jan. 6 and Trump Investigation

The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.”

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #cheyenne-wyo, #content-type-personal-profile, #hageman-harriet, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Liz Cheney Is Ready to Lose. But She’s Not Ready to Quit.

The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.”

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #cheyenne-wyo, #content-type-personal-profile, #hageman-harriet, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Hey, Joe, Don’t Give It a Go

Rest on your laurels, and don’t run for re-election, Mr. President.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed

How should we assess the Republican Party?

#abortion, #abrams-stacey-y, #arizona, #colorado, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #georgia, #governors-us, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #kemp-brian-p, #lake-kari-a, #masters-blake-1986, #mastriano-doug, #michigan, #oz-mehmet-c, #pence-mike, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #vance-j-d, #youngkin-glenn-a

Trump Has Big Plans for 2025

Ignore them at your peril.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #axios-media-inc, #campaign-finance, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Faces Questions About His Net Worth in Interview He Tried to Avoid

Former President Donald J. Trump has embraced the verbal sparring of legal depositions in the past, but now faces significant risk.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #presidential-election-of-2024, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka

Fox News, Once Home to Trump, Now Often Ignores Him

The former president hasn’t been interviewed on the Rupert Murdoch-owned cable network in more than 100 days, and other Republicans often get the attention he once did.

#ailes-roger-e, #cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #hannity-sean, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

Mike Pence Keeps Trying to Make Mike Pence Happen

It’s difficult to find a Republican strategist who will say the former vice president has a real chance in a 2024 matchup against his former boss. But he’s clearly laying the groundwork.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Red and Blue America Will Never Be the Same

There are long-term trends for both parties to be happy about.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

How Elise Stefanik Became ‘Ultra-MAGA and Proud of It’

The changing politics of the No. 3 House Republican leader tell us a lot about the transformation of the G.O.P.

#elections, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Can’t Afford Not to Prosecute Trump

He will never willingly walk away from the presidency. It was the greatest grift of his life.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

American Bridge Sues the F.E.C. Over Trump’s 2024 Hinting

American Bridge claims in a lawsuit that the F.E.C.’s inaction has given Donald J. Trump an unlawful advantage over any Democratic opponent in 2024.

#campaign-finance, #federal-election-commission, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j

How ‘Stop the Steal’ Captured the American Right

The movement to reinstate President Trump has gone far beyond him — and now threatens the future of American elections.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #griffin-couy, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #washington-dc

2022 Midterms Poll: Roundup of Key Insights

A summary of the findings includes deep dissatisfaction among voters and potential fertile ground for new candidates in 2024.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #youth

‘Governors Are the C.E.O.s’: State Leaders Weigh Their Might

At a National Governors Association gathering, attendees from both parties speculated about 2024 at a moment of increasing frustration with Washington.

#cooper-roy-a, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #governors-us, #hogan-lawrence-j, #hutchinson-asa, #mills-janet-t-1947, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #national-governors-assn, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2024, #pritzker-j-b, #republican-party, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #whitmer-gretchen, #youngkin-glenn-a

Americans Are Hungry for Change, So Get Ready for More Turmoil

For the White House in 2024, think outsider and unconventional.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Young Voters Are Fed Up With Their (Much) Older Leaders

Led by politicians often three times their age, many voters under 30 are hungry for new blood and new ideas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

Trump Loses Support of Half of GOP Voters, Poll Finds

Far from consolidating his support, the former president appears weakened in his party, especially with younger and college-educated Republicans. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is the most popular alternative.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #desantis-ron, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Joe Biden Is Too Old to Be President Again

He beat Trump. Now we need someone to beat Trumpism.

#biden-joseph-r-iii, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Dueling Weaknesses

The Times has released its first poll of the 2022 midterm cycle.

#internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024

Times/Siena Poll: Biden’s Approval Hits 33 Percent; Democrats Want 2024 Options

With the country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism, the president is hemorrhaging support.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Joe Biden Better Watch His Back!

Democrats, as well as Republicans, are going in for the kill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2024, #pritzker-j-b

Biden Promised to Stay Above the Fray, but Democrats Want a Fighter

President Biden’s measured approach at a time of political tumult has left him struggling to inspire his supporters and allies to action.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #presidential-election-of-2024, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

It’s July 4, 2022, and Somehow We Are Still Talking About Trump

Biden can’t possibly like the chatter about him, either.

#coal, #democratic-party, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hutchinson-cassidy, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Eyes Early 2024 Announcement as Jan. 6 Scrutiny Intensifies

Donald Trump has accelerated his campaign planning, hoping a White House bid will blunt a series of damaging revelations. Some Republicans are worried.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

The End of Roe, the End of Trump

After Dobbs, the Republican Party doesn’t need Trump.

#barrett-amy-coney, #desantis-ron, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j

Biden Irked by Democrats Who Won’t Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer on 2024

The White House is trying to tamp down speculation about plans to seek re-election, while aides say President Biden is bristling at the persistent questions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2024, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

With Swag and Swagger, State Democrats Vie for Front of Presidential Primary Line

After Iowa’s disastrous 2020 caucuses, Democratic officials are weighing drastic changes to the 2024 calendar. States, angling for early attention, are waxing poetic. Behold, the New Jersey Turnpike!

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #illinois, #iowa, #michigan, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #new-jersey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government

No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump

The prosecution of the former president is not only permissible but required for the sake of American democracy.

#bowers-rusty, #clark-jeffrey-b-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America

“It is too soon to say whether this delegitimization is permanent,” one scholar says.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Gavin Newsom Pokes the G.O.P. Bear

The California governor is up to something as he bashes Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and even his fellow Democrats. Just what, exactly, is a hot topic of discussion on the left.

#california, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pence Navigates a Possible White House Run, and a Fraught Political Moment

In a speech on Monday, former Vice President Mike Pence sounded like a future presidential candidate, but not like someone interested in discussing the specifics of Jan. 6.

#pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #raskin-jamie-1962, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes

The attorney general will have to make three decisions, each more difficult than the previous, and none of which has an obvious answer.

#attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #garland-merrick-b, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2024, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The man who stood up to Trump was also the man who didn’t stand up to Trump.

The man who stood up to Trump is the man who didn’t stand up to Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #juneteenth, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Thankful for Mike Pence’s Courage on Jan. 6

A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #internships, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #travel-and-vacations, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Recession Would Hurt Democrats. Some Warn It’d Also Hurt Democracy.

By trying to tame inflation, some commentators say, the Federal Reserve could bring about a recession — just as an unrepentant Donald Trump appears to be eyeing another White House bid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #powell-jerome-h, #presidential-election-of-2024, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Let’s Have a New Gun Law for Independence Day

There is hope on guns. It’s not what I expected to say.

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murphy-christopher-scott, #presidential-election-of-2024, #pritzker-j-b, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise.

In interviews, dozens of frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters expressed doubts about the president’s ability to rescue his reeling party and take the fight to Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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

Or maybe not.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #firearms, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution

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.

#bannon-stephen-k, #cotton-tom, #desantis-ron, #endorsements, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #mastriano-doug, #mcconnell-mitch, #midterm-elections-2022, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-governors-assn, #republican-party, #scott-timothy-eugene, #trump-donald-j, #winred

The Depp-Heard Trial Isn’t Even the Weirdest Thing About America Right Now

Well, maybe it is. But there is a lot to choose from.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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

It’s Trump’s Party, and He’ll Lie if He Wants To

Republicans want to write Democrats out of the body politic.

#democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

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

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #constitution-us, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #le-pen-marine, #little-brad-1954, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mastriano-doug, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #wallace-george-c