Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden’s Assurances

Moderate Republicans said they believed that the $1.2 trillion bill, which they suggested they could now begin drafting, would have enough G.O.P. support to pass the Senate.

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Republicans Promise Counteroffer as Infrastructure Talks Falter

President Biden and Democrats are facing difficult decisions about how to move their infrastructure plan through Congress as bipartisan momentum flags.

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When Loyalty Is Overrated

Sometimes what we are most devoted to are our biggest mistakes.

#cheney-liz, #mcconnell-mitch, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Mitt Romney Is Booed by Members of His Own Party

Mr. Romney, a Utah Republican and an outspoken critic of former President Donald J. Trump, was booed and heckled as he addressed the Utah Republican state convention on Saturday.

#republican-party, #romney-mitt, #senate, #state-of-the-union-tv-program, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah

How a Common Good Caucus Could Save the G.O.P.

American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

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A New Child Benefit Could Help Poor Women Stay Home. So What?

Even some liberals are wrongly worried about a no-strings child credit in the Biden rescue plan.

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There Is a Generational Divide Among Republicans

It shows up most clearly in the debate over whether parents should get federal money for their children.

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Put Working Families at the Front of the Line for Help

A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.

#income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #unemployment, #welfare-us

Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Cuomo and the Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols

From Andrew Cuomo’s scandals to the European vaccine disaster, after Trump the failures of his foils have been laid bare.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #great-britain, #lincoln-project, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j

CPAC and the New Republicanism

The Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved from a family reunion of Republican libertarians, social conservatives and a hawkish foreign policy establishment into Trump-chella.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #cruz-ted, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j

Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

Two Republican senators said they would not vote to confirm President Biden’s nominee to head the budget office, further dimming her chances to secure enough support in an evenly divided chamber.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #presidential-transition-us, #romney-mitt, #sanders-bernard, #senate, #social-media, #tanden-neera, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ted Cruz Is Going to the Dogs

What’s worse than an Irish setter on the roof?

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Letter to a Young Republican

How should you spend your life?

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The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting

There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.

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Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them?

One policy goal of a child allowance is to reverse declines in fertility, but some experts say improving families’ well-being is more important.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-rates, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #research, #romney-mitt, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

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Here are the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump.

The vote was the most bipartisan for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history.

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Videos Turn Eugene Goodman Into a Reluctant Hero in the Capitol Attack

The Capitol Police officer, who served in the Sunni triangle during one of the most dangerous periods of the Iraq War, is credited with saving the lives of members of Congress on Jan. 6.

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Why the U.S. Needs the Romney Family Plan

America needs more babies. Public policy alone cannot deliver them, but it can help.

#birth-rates, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #romney-mitt, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #welfare-us

Stimulus Update: Democrats Press Ahead as Biden Signals Openness to Changes

The House passed a budget blueprint to allow the president’s $1.9 trillion plan to speed through Congress without Republican backing. But President Biden said he was open to negotiating the details.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #romney-mitt, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyden-ron

Democrats Press Ahead on Stimulus as Biden Signals Openness to Changes

The House passed a budget blueprint to allow the president’s $1.9 trillion plan to speed through Congress without Republican backing. But President Biden said he was open to negotiating the details.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #romney-mitt, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyden-ron

Mask Fights and a ‘Mob Mentality’: What Flight Attendants Faced Over the Last Year

Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assn-of-professional-flight-attendants, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #masks, #romney-mitt, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Democrats Should Act Like They Won the Election

What was the point of putting together a majority in the Senate if they weren’t going to wield it?

#collins-susan-m, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #manchin-joe-iii, #rayburn-sam, #romney-mitt, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

Divisions Harden in Senate as It Prepares to Receive Impeachment Article

Mitt Romney indicated that he believed the charge against former President Donald J. Trump was impeachable, while Marco Rubio called a trial “stupid.”

#impeachment, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Corrupt, the Clueless and Joe Biden

Unity is a fine goal, but don’t expect much cooperation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corruption-institutional, #cruz-ted, #inaugurations, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

There still will be a place for principled Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #graham-lindsey, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

How the Republican Party Could Break

After the Capitol Hill riot, the divide between reality and fantasy may become too wide to bridge.

#lincoln-project, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

It Wasn’t Strictly a Coup Attempt. But It’s Not Over, Either.

Experts say recent actions by President Trump and his loyalists are harder to stop than a coup — citing anti-democratic slides in Turkey and Venezuela as closer examples.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Senator Mitt Romney Is Heckled While Traveling to D.C.

The senator was confronted in the airport and on a flight to Washington by supporters of President Trump, some of whom chanted “traitor” at him.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #salt-lake-city-utah, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Can Joe Biden Make American Politics Decent Again?

The new year will prove whether we have any decency left in us.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Dinner, a Deal and Moonshine: How the Stimulus Came Together

Top party leaders cinched a $900 billion relief deal after laying down their swords. But it took an empowered, bipartisan group of moderates to help bridge the divide.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dollar-general-corp, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #romney-mitt, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Mitt Romney Has Some Thoughts on Our President-elect

Bipartisan efforts aren’t out of the question for Joe Biden, and are less risky than executive action.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #united-states-politics-and-government

Top Republicans Are Silent on Biden Victory as Trump Refuses to Concede

The top Senate Republican issued no statement congratulating President-elect Biden, while a leading House Republican echoed President Trump’s protestations that the election was not, in fact, over.

#mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #scalise-steve, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is There a Trumpism After Trump?

His presidency showed a path to a conservatism that’s multiethnic, middle class and populist. But soon he may stand in its way.

#conservatism-us-politics, #hispanic-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Republican Party After Trump

The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.

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How Mormons Fed Up With Trump Could Help Lift Biden in Arizona

Loyalty to the Republican Party is ingrained in the Latter-day Saints religion. But in Arizona, some find the president’s behavior at odds with their values and are shifting to Joe Biden.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #mcmullin-evan, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Mormon Women Sink Trump in Arizona?

There are a lot of Latter-day Saints women in the state, and they don’t seem very keen on the president.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #flake-jeffrey-l, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #nevada, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #romney-mitt, #southwestern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #women-and-girls

Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

The platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.

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The Republican Irritation Olympics

So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

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Trevor Noah: You Still Think Mitt Romney Is a Moderate?

“The Daily Show” host said that Mr. Romney’s decision on a new Supreme Court justice destroyed the illusion that he was “the dad you ask when your other Republican dads say no.”

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With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again

The swift rally behind President Trump’s push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party.

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Mitch McConnell Has Seen the Promised Land

Chutzpah doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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All the Republicans Who Have Decided Not to Support Trump

Numerous top G.O.P. officials have said publicly or privately that they will not be backing the president’s re-election. Here’s a look at where they stand.

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Will the Tea Party Live Again?

The coronavirus relief debate has Republicans falling back into pre-Trump grooves.

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A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

Mitt Romney, Larry Hogan and Liz Cheney — descendants of sometimes rebellious or resolute Republicans of the past — are dissenting voices on a president who has taken over their party.

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #clinton-bill, #nixon-richard-milhous, #rich-marc-1934-2013, #romney-mitt, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

Trump Has Made Alternative Facts a Way of Life

The president has taken his degradation of the truth to new lengths, but the basic project has been the same from the start.

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