Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.

Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

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What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Who Is King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

#ballard-brian-d, #desantis-ron, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

A spat over Covid has exposed friction between the former president and a rising G.O.P. governor unwilling to curb his ambitions.

#ballard-brian-d, #desantis-ron, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Trump Rally Underscores G.O.P. Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

#arizona, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

Trump Rally Underscores GOP Tension Over How to Win in 2022

Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

#arizona, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j

What Is Joe Biden Thinking?

The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Politics and the Supreme Court

Several readers accuse the court of making decisions based on partisanship, not legal reasoning.

#abortion, #constitution-us, #greenhouse-linda, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

More Mojo, Joe!

Less Senate bean soup, more affordable meat.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #caucus-room, #democratic-party, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Democrats Face a Dilemma on Voting: Compromise or Keep Pressing?

With their broad voting rights push nearing a dead end, Democrats must soon decide whether to embrace a far narrower bipartisan effort to protect vote counting and administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Frustrated Democrats Call for ‘Reset’ Ahead of Midterm Elections

Democrats already were expecting a rough election year. But their struggle to advance priorities has some calling for a course correction.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Members of Congress Weigh Re-Election Bid Ahead of Midterms

For members of Congress weighing if another run is worth the hassle, the time to decide is fast approaching.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #katko-john-1962, #malinowski-tom, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #valadao-david-g

John Katko, Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Seek Re-election

Increasingly marginalized from conservatives at home and in Washington, Mr. Katko also faced a brutal general election campaign in his left-leaning New York district.

#house-of-representatives, #katko-john-1962, #midterm-elections-2022, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #syracuse-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymander of Map

The congressional map would have given Republicans 12-to-3 advantage in elections for the House of Representatives.

#ohio, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party

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.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #georgia, #justice-department, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

RNC Signals a Pullout From Presidential Debates

The Republican National Committee says it will require candidates to pledge to not participate in debates run by the Commission on Presidential Debates. What would replace them, if anything, was unclear.

#commission-on-presidential-debates, #presidential-elections-us, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party

We Need to Think the Unthinkable About Our Country

It’s plausible that the United States as we know it could disintegrate. Institutions need to consider worst-case scenarios — to help avoid them. 

#bush-george-w, #dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb-movie, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #schelling-thomas-c, #secession-and-independence-movements, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ron Johnson Wasn’t Always Like This. The Trump Years Broke Him.

The Trumpiest man in Wisconsin wants another term in the Senate.

#elections-senate, #johnson-ron-1955, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

How the ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Meme Became a Campaign Ad

How an inside joke among Republicans became one candidate’s tactic for reaching the G.O.P. masses.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brnovich-mark, #kelly-mark-e-1964, #lamon-jim, #masters-blake-1986, #political-advertising, #republican-party, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Ends NPR Interview After Challenges to False Fraud Claim

Former President Donald J. Trump abruptly ended the interview after a lengthy back-and-forth over his claims of widespread election fraud.

#inskeep-steve, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-public-radio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stahl-lesley, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ambition or Compromise?

After President Biden’s speech on voting rights, we explain the two camps in the debate about how to protect them.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Can the G.O.P. Recover From the ‘Big Lie’? We Asked 2 Conservatives.

A look at how Trump has shaped the Republican Party and where it goes next.

#audio-neutral-informative, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Analysis: Biden Defense of Filibuster Withers Under Partisan Rancor

The president left no doubt that he has reached a breaking point, lashing out at senators who are blocking voting rights legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Biden Calls for Legislative Action on Voting Rights

President Biden says he won’t keep “quiet” any longer about protecting ballot access. But voting rights groups say he should’ve raised his voice months ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #georgia, #harris-kamala-d, #republican-party, #senate, #texas, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

North Carolina Court Upholds Republican Gerrymander of Maps

The ruling set up a final battle over the maps in the state Supreme Court, where Democrats hold a slim edge.

#democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-state-legislature, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden-Cheney 2024?

Saving American democracy may involve following Israel’s example.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #how-democracies-die-book, #israel, #levitsky-steven, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Talking to Voters From Both Parties

Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.

#democratic-party, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid 3.0, Biden 2.0 and Trump Number … Well, We’re Not Quite Sure

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Fury Alone Won’t Destroy Trumpism. We Need a Plan B.

Steve Bannon is thinking globally and acting locally. He’s not wrong. 

#arizona, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #how-democracies-die-book, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

Ron Johnson, G.O.P. Senator From Wisconsin, Will Seek Re-election

The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-senate, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wisconsin

Hundreds of Biden Nominees Stuck in Senate Limbo Amid G.O.P. Blockade

A year into his term, only 41 percent of the president’s nominees for Senate-confirmed posts have been approved, a new analysis finds, the worst rate in decades.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #partnership-for-public-service, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Cyber Ninjas, the Firm That Reviewed Arizona’s Vote, Hits Bottom

The organization that conducted the widely derided review of the presidential vote in Arizona’s largest county said it was insolvent and had laid off its employees.

#arizona, #cyber-ninjas, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Jan. 6, Part 3: The State of American Democracy

Could the nation’s election system sustain another attack?

#audio-neutral-informative, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Trump’s People Don’t Act Like That’: How Republican Voters See Jan. 6

The Republicans aren’t apologists for Jan. 6 — some chastised President Trump and don’t want him to run again. They just want the country to move on.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

What Democratic and Republican Voters Really Think About the State of America

We convened two focus groups about Jan. 6 and democracy. Here’s what surprised us.

#democratic-party, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

#democratic-party, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

4 Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Commemoration

President Biden took a confrontational approach to his predecessor, who isn’t going away, and other takeaways from the commemoration events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

At the Capitol, a Day of Somber Remembrance

The anniversary of Jan. 6 was part national commemoration, part group therapy session and part slick production as Democrats marked the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Goes After Trump and Trumpism

In a speech marking the anniversary of the Capitol riot, the president confronted Trumpism, even as he refused to utter his predecessor’s name.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Avoid Jan. 6 Observances at the Capitol

Elected Republicans stayed away from the Capitol during a day of solemn remembrance on the anniversary of the attack carried out by supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Are Failing to Defend Democracy

They need to get busy at the grassroots.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Companies Donated Millions to Those Who Voted to Overturn Biden’s Win

One year after the Capitol riot, many businesses resumed corporate donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election.

#campaign-finance, #citizens-for-responsibility-and-ethics-in-washington, #corporations, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Capitol Riot Led to a Broken America

The collapse of decency feeds the attacks on democracy.

#bush-george-w, #elections-house-of-representatives, #internal-sub-only-nl, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans for Democracy

American democracy may depend on a conservative-liberal alliance.

#cheney-liz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ziblatt-daniel

Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the Big Lie

A conversation with the Republican House member about the Capitol riots and the state, and future, of the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheney-liz, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Jan. 6 Might Look in 2086

As curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, we are regularly confronted by hard physical evidence of just how slippery the past can be.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #national-museum-of-american-history, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #smithsonian-institution, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jan. 6 Looks Different Through the Lens of ‘American Carnage’

The nation has festering problems. Trumpism did not go to the true roots of them.

#bryan-william-jennings, #jackson-andrew, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Christian Nationalism Is One of Trump’s Most Powerful Weapons

And it is still being wielded in service of Trump’s fictions.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #falwell-jerry, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

A Year Later, Jan. 6 Becomes Just Another Wedge in a Divided Nation

The nearly universal outrage after the assault on the Capitol has reverted to separate blue and red realities, and former President Donald J. Trump has remained the dominant force in his party.

#republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government