Many Americans Think Congress Is More Broken Than It Actually Is

For a gridlocked capital, Washington has been amazingly productive.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I.

Turning the tables, Trump is Elliot Mess.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Abortion Issue Sway Voters’ Choices? N.Y. House Race Poses Test.

An Aug. 23 special election to replace a Democrat, Antonio Delgado, could help answer one of the biggest questions of the midterms.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #midterm-elections-2022, #molinaro-marcus-j, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #ryan-pat, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.

House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee expressed support for law enforcement. As for lawmakers saying otherwise? “Question them, not us.”

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #united-states-politics-and-government

Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk. There Is More to Be Done.

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #millennial-generation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #republican-party, #solar-energy, #wind-power

In Wisconsin, Robin Vos Fires the 2020 Election Investigator He Hired

Robin Vos, the speaker of the State Assembly, said he was ending a widely criticized 14-month inquiry into the state’s 2020 results led by Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice.

#gableman-michael-j, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vos-robin-j, #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

Finally, Some Good News on Inflation

What July’s Big Zero does — and doesn’t — mean for the future.

#inflation-economics, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

The Absurd Argument Against Making Trump Obey the Law

Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #comey-james-b, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Could Carl Paladino and His ‘3-Ring Circus’ Be Headed for Congress?

Mr. Paladino, who has a history of racist and outrageous remarks, is competing in a Republican House primary against the G.O.P. state chairman.

#house-of-representatives, #langworthy-nicholas-a-1981, #midterm-elections-2022, #new-york-state, #paladino-carl-p, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#abortion, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #johnson-ron-1955, #lake-kari-a, #masters-blake-1986, #mastriano-doug, #oz-mehmet-c, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #schmitt-eric-1975, #united-states-politics-and-government

Donald Trump’s Politics of Persecution

For Trump, appearing persecuted is both a security blanket and a weapon.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #palm-beach-fla, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizonans Trusted Kari Lake to Tell It Straight on TV. Will They Trust Her as Governor?

The former news anchor is running on falsehoods about the 2020 election. She is undeterred about her chances in November: ‘I am beloved by people.’

#arizona, #elections-governors, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #taylor-robson-karrin

The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs

We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #whites

Wisconsin Republicans Embrace Trump in a Race Defined by 2020 Grievances

Tim Michels, the former president’s choice in the primary for governor, beat an establishment-backed rival to set up a closely watched November race against Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat.

#elections-governors, #evers-tony-1951, #kleefisch-rebecca, #michels-tim-1962, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ramthun-timothy-s-1957, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vos-robin-j, #wisconsin

Tim Michels Is Wisconsin Republicans’ Choice for Governor

He has contemplated trying to overturn the 2020 election, a legal impossibility that is a popular cause among Wisconsin Republicans.

#elections-governors, #kleefisch-rebecca, #michels-tim-1962, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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

The Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and the Lawless Republican Response

Being seen to be persecuted by federal officers is now a badge of honor within the Republican Party.

#archives-and-records, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #desantis-ron, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What to Watch for in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin take their turn at the polls.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Forecast 2022 Midterms

People who have predicted election after election are scratching their heads about this one, as Election Day approaches.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Deal for the Climate

On climate, Biden got almost everything he wanted.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #global-warming, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

How Private Equity Lobbying Watered Down the Corporate Minimum Tax

The new corporate minimum tax is not law yet and is already rife with exceptions for the businesses that might have to pay it.

#corporate-taxes, #house-of-representatives, #joint-committee-on-taxation, #law-and-legislation, #private-equity, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-shelters

Maps in Four States Were Ruled Illegal Gerrymanders. They’re Being Used Anyway.

A Supreme Court shift, frowning on changes close to elections, gives House Republicans a big advantage in November.

#alabama, #hasen-richard-l, #house-of-representatives, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

In Wisconsin Primary, G.O.P. Voters Call for Decertifying 2020 Election

Donald Trump’s supporters have turned anger over his defeat two years ago, and the false notion that it can still be reversed, into central campaign issues ahead of the battleground state’s primary.

#kleefisch-rebecca, #michels-tim, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #vos-robin-j, #wisconsin

Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.

#democratic-party, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #gore-al, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #nordhaus-william-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitehouse-sheldon

Republicans force the removal of a measure that would cap insulin prices at $35 for private insurers.

The cap for private insurers was widely viewed as a violation of the strict budgetary rules that govern the reconciliation process Democrats are using to fast-track the package.

#democratic-party, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #insulin, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats hold off Republican amendments, and some of their own.

Republicans railed against climate spending and an $80 billion plan to beef up tax enforcement at the I.R.S.

#democratic-party, #republican-party, #senate, #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

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.

#barnes-mandela, #elections-senate, #franklin-charles-pollster, #johnson-ron-1955, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wisconsin

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

The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #kemp-brian-p, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans

Kansas voters point the way for Democrats.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kansas, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

How Arizona Became an Abyss of Election Conspiracy Theories

This week’s primaries showed how Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election have gripped Arizona Republicans. To learn why, we spoke with a reporter who has deeply covered the state.

#arizona, #finchem-mark-w, #hamadeh-abraham, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lake-kari-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coal vs. Wall Street

Republican state officials have found a new way to push back against “woke capitalism”— by punishing companies that distance themselves from fossil fuels.

#democratic-party, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.

#american-legislative-exchange-council, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #boycotts, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heartland-institute, #heritage-foundation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #republican-party, #state-financial-officers-foundation, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Kari Lake Will Face Katie Hobbs in Arizona Governor’s Race

Running a campaign heavily focused on false claims of a stolen 2020 election, Ms. Lake beat a rival supported by the state’s G.O.P. establishment and its departing governor, Doug Ducey.

#arizona, #elections-governors, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash

After Kansans voted to preserve abortion access, Republicans who once said the economy reigns supreme are acknowledging the issue will be a centerpiece in the fall campaigns.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kurt Winstead Wins G.O.P. Race for a Newly Red Tennessee House Seat

Mr. Ogles, the mayor of Maury County, will be favored to represent a Nashville-area seat that is now safely Democratic but was redrawn by G.O.P. mapmakers to lean Republican.

#cooper-jim-1954, #elections-house-of-representatives, #harwell-beth, #midterm-elections-2022, #ortagus-morgan, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #tennessee, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winstead-kurt

Biden’s Climate-Change Bill Won’t Tax the Middle Class

No, Biden’s climate-change bill won’t tax the middle class.

#global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #joint-committee-on-taxation, #medicare, #republican-party, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-evasion

This Is Why Peter Meijer Lost?

What one Michigan primary tells us about Democrats’ strategy heading into the midterms.

#democratic-party, #gibbs-john, #house-of-representatives, #meijer-peter, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

How Democrats See Abortion Politics After Kansas: ‘Your Bedroom Is on the Ballot’

After a broad victory in a deep-red state, Democrats are vowing to elevate the fight over abortion rights in midterm races across the country.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #kansas, #midterm-elections-2022, #referendums, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Republican Party Is the Anti-Democracy Party

Republicans are attacking the electoral process at every level to realize their goals.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #republican-party, #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

In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

Arizona and Michigan have joined Pennsylvania and Nevada in elevating Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state who reject the 2020 outcome and might do the same for future elections.

#arizona, #deperno-matthew, #finchem-mark-w, #governors-us, #karamo-kristina, #lake-kari-a, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line

In many ways, across state and even party lines, voters did it together.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #constitutions, #kansas, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #tiller-george-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wichita-kan, #womens-rights

Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave the former president a slew of symbolic triumphs.

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Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists

In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gibbs-john, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #kent-joe-1980, #meijer-peter, #newhouse-dan-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in deep-red Kansas delivered a loud warning shot to Republicans, and Arizona Republicans nominated a 2020 conspiracy theorist to be the state’s top election official.

#abortion, #arizona, #dixon-tudor, #finchem-mark-w, #greitens-eric, #kansas, #lake-kari-a, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #missouri, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #schmitt-eric-1975, #taylor-robson-karrin, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Just Chose a Senate Candidate More Extreme Than Donald Trump

His bizarre, menacing vision for American politics could well define the future of his party.

#arizona, #elections-senate, #libertarianism-us-politics, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-politics-and-government