Why Are We All Talking About U.F.O.s Right Now?

U.F.O.s were once a taboo topic for the U.S. government, but not anymore. A long anticipated report on them is due this month.

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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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Marco Rubio’s ‘Woke Capital’ Tantrum

Republicans are mad at big business, but not mad enough to raise taxes.

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Battle of the Seas: Cruise Lines vs. the C.D.C.

Cruise companies and their allies are fighting against rules that have kept U.S. ships from sailing. But experts say controlling the coronavirus onboard is a complex puzzle.

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Shades of 2016: Republicans Stay Silent on Trump, Hoping He Fades Away

Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.

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The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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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.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #lee-michael-s-1971, #parenting, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate

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A Trump-Supporting Congresswoman in New York City Stands Her Ground

Representative Nicole Malliotakis represents Staten Island, where new Republican voters out-registered Democrats during the Trump administration.

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Marco Rubio Deserves Ivanka Trump

Will the senator’s sycophancy and shape-shifting come to naught?

#elections-senate, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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

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College Football During Covid-19 Teaches the Wrong Lessons

Why are some schools pressuring student-athletes to play a game that could expose them to the coronavirus?

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Where Is the Republican Party Heading?

Instead of adopting a new platform, the party declared its support for President Trump. But what will it support when Trump is gone?

#carlson-tucker, #debatable, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #trump-donald-j

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Why Are Republicans Warping ‘the Very Heart and Soul of Conservatism’?

Libertarian friends and free-market thinkers are being purged from the coalition.

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Final Report on Russian Interference and Ties to Trump Is Released by G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel

A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel’s findings at a moment when President Trump’s allies have sought to undermine that inquiry.

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U.S. Companies Vie for Funds in Race to Build Rare Earths Industry

The Trump administration is encouraging development of a domestic industry to produce critical metals now dominated by Chinese companies, but few players show clear long-term promise.

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What Will Happen to the Republican Party if Trump Loses in 2020?

The party looks brain-dead at every spot Trump touches. But off in the corners, there’s a lot of intellectual ferment.

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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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Trump Floats an Election Delay, and Republicans Shoot It Down

The president’s suggestion that the Nov. 3 vote could be delayed — something he cannot do on his own — drew unusually firm Republican resistance and signaled worry about his re-election bid.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #defense-department, #defense-intelligence-agency, #elizondo-luis, #reid-harry, #rubio-marco, #space-and-astronomy, #unidentified-flying-objects-ufo, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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2 Republican Senators Post Photos of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Tributes

Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan were each trying to honor Mr. Lewis on social media when they mistakenly posted photos of Mr. Cummings, a Black congressman who died in October.

#cummings-elijah-e, #lewis-john-r, #rubio-marco

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China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers

The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.

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Treasury Dept. Agrees to Release Data on Small-Business Relief

The decision to reveal who received a Paycheck Protection Program loan comes after weeks of backlash over a lack of transparency.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #mnuchin-steven-t, #rubio-marco, #small-business, #united-states-politics-and-government

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That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It

Even when presented with a printout of the president’s incendiary Twitter comment, Republicans toiled to avoid commenting.

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U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools

The move is the latest in the Trump administration’s efforts to impose limits on Chinese students. But many university officials say the government is paranoid, and that the United States will lose out.

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Venezuelan Oil Company Sues Miami Ex-Congressman Over $50 Million Deal

Former Representative David Rivera, a strident anti-communist, was quietly consulting for President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government. He produced just two reports, totaling 5 pages, the lawsuit said.

#florida, #guaido-juan, #maduro-nicolas, #miami-fla, #petroleos-de-venezuela-sa, #rivera-david-mauricio, #rubio-marco, #venezuela

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Coronavirus Exposes a G.O.P. Divide: Is the Market Always Supreme?

A growing push by lawmakers and policy experts on the right is challenging some of the small-government, free-market tenets at the heart of the Republican Party’s agenda.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-tom, #international-trade-and-world-market, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Chinese Coffee Chain’s Scandal Renews U.S. Calls for Oversight

The implosion of a Chinese competitor to Starbucks has bolstered the cause of American politicians aiming to stop opaque Chinese companies from raising money in the U.S.

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