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10h ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.23.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
10h ago

Trump-backed Republicans want to oversee upcoming state elections

For most American voters, secretary of state is probably a fairly obscure government office. There's a reason that's about to change.
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11h ago

The problem with GOP leaders picking a fight over 'bipartisanship'

John Cornyn claimed that Democrats have "refused" to work with Republicans "on a bipartisan basis." That's amazingly wrong.
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn
12h ago

GOP, business leaders clash again, this time on the debt ceiling

The GOP and corporate America are clashing on the debt ceiling. It's the latest in a series of serious disagreements between the longtime partners.
Image: Mitch McConnell
Image: Mitch McConnell
13h ago

Here come the copycats: Floridian unveils Texas-style abortion ban

Texas' abortion ban is obviously a problem for reproductive rights. Copycats in other states are likely to make that problem vastly worse.
Image: old and new Florida state capitols
Image: old and new Florida state capitols
14h ago

GOP rejects yet another Democratic offer on yet another key issue

The collapse of policing-reform negotiations serves as a timely reminder: Republicans too often aren't serious about bipartisan compromises.
Image: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, on Capitol Hill.
Image: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, on Capitol Hill.

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Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.22.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
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On the comeback trail, a candidate shows what today's GOP is all about

What does it take to run for statewide office as a Republican? Even in a state that's becoming increasingly "blue"? Heller offers an amazing case study.
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Image: Dean Heller
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Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.22.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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Will the House GOP's Main Street Caucus define 'pragmatism' down?

The idea of a Main Street Caucus made up of pragmatic House Republicans certainly sounds great. But given reality, some skepticism is in order.
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Speaker Boehner And House Leadership Address The Media After Their Closed Party Conference
1d ago

Former GOP Treasury secretaries try to steer McConnell away from cliff

Former GOP Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and Steven Mnuchin tried to nudge Mitch McConnell. It didn't work.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill on May 25, 2021.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill on May 25, 2021.
2d ago

Mary Trump offers pointed response to Donald Trump's new lawsuit

The New York Times and Mary Trump exposed Donald Trump as a financial fraud. Three years later, the former president is responding with a dubious lawsuit.
Image: President Donald Trump during a meeting in the East Room of the White House.
Image: President Donald Trump during a meeting in the East Room of the White House.
2d ago

Even Republican 'moderates' reject plan to avoid shutdown, debt crisis

Despite occasional talk about Republicans having moderate and pragmatistic wings, zero GOP members voted for the stopgap spending bill.
Image: Lawmakers Continue Work On Coronavirus Relief Deal And Omnibus Spending Package
Image: Lawmakers Continue Work On Coronavirus Relief Deal And Omnibus Spending Package
2d ago

The glaring problem with DeSantis' choice for Florida surgeon general

Ron DeSantis wanted a surgeon general who'll tell him what he wants to hear and embrace discredited ideas. Now the governor has exactly that.
Im,age: Ron DeSantis, American Conservative Union Holds Annual Conference In Florida
Im,age: Ron DeSantis, American Conservative Union Holds Annual Conference In Florida
2d ago

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 9.21.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

Trump lawyer outlined plan to overturn election in newly disclosed memo

The newly disclosed Eastman Memo sketched out a six-step scenario to overturn the election and keep Trump in power. It effectively outlined a coup.
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U.S. Covid-19 Relief Talks Hit Snag Over Lawsuit Protections
2d ago

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.21.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.