Book Review: ‘On the House,’ by John Boehner

“On the House” is an anecdote-rich memoir by the former speaker of the House that fails to give readers the whole picture.

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Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away

Good luck with that.

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Nobody Wins in an Economy of White Resentment

But there is a way out of America’s zero-sum socioeconomic thinking.

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Could Mitch McConnell Support Impeaching Trump?

Why the Republican leader should be tempted by the Senate’s opportunity to bar Trump from running for president again.

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In Colorado, Fiery Political Novice Aims for a Seat in the House

Lauren Boebert, a Glock-packing newcomer to politics, upset a Republican incumbent, but increasing scrutiny and a well-funded challenger have made her a top target for Democrats.

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Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party

Followers of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory are winning elections and worrying moderate Republicans. Sound familiar?

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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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In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars

Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.

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Who’s Behind the ‘Reopen’ Protests?

They are anything but spontaneous.

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Who’s Organizing the Lockdown Protests?

An informal coalition of influential conservative leaders and groups has been quietly encouraging demonstrations against stay-at-home orders across the country.

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The Quiet Hand of Conservative Groups in the Anti-Lockdown Protests

Groups in a loose coalition have tapped their networks to drive up turnout at recent rallies in state capitals and financed lawsuits, polling and research to combat the stay-at-home orders.

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What’s Driving the Right-Wing Protesters Fighting the Quarantine?

Well-organized protests broke out this week against government restrictions on economic activity because of the coronavirus. Polling and organizers’ statements hinted at the reasons for the backlash.

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Push for Cash in Rescue Package Came From Unlikely Source: Conservatives

Republicans are making direct aid to individuals and families a centerpiece of a relief plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

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