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27m ago

Sham audit backfires on Arizona GOP, Biden won by a wider margin

Trump had told people the Arizona audit "could undo" the 2020 presidential election. That was bonkers at the time; it's much worse now.
Image: Arizona Recounts 2020 Presidential Election Ballots
Image: Arizona Recounts 2020 Presidential Election Ballots
15h ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 9.23.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
19h ago

The Republicans' debt-ceiling ransom note finally comes into focus

The conventional wisdom is that Republicans, unlike their earlier debt-ceiling crises, haven't yet presented Democrats with a ransom note. That's not true.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., are seen in the senate subway during a vote in the Capitol on June 10, 2021.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., are seen in the senate subway during a vote in the Capitol on June 10, 2021.
20h ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.23.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
21h 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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22h 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
23h 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
1d 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
1d 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.
2d ago

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.22.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

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.
Image: Dean Heller
Image: Dean Heller

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