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DAILY NEWS (Page 6) BEGINNING September 2, 2020

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4/10/21

Florida newspaper blasts DeSantis's ban on COVID-19 passports: 'Makes no sense'

Sen. Mike Lee warns Biden may be planning more gun restrictions

How a Defeated Trump Is Making a Muddle of the G.O.P.

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4/9/21

McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS

Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS

Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC backs Lisa Murkowski, setting up clash with pro-Trump candidate

In new book, John Boehner says today’s GOP is unrecognizable to traditional conservatives and dishes on his time in politics

Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn'

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

The GOP is Trump’s party, so ‘all Republican roads lead to Mar-a-Lago’

New marijuana legalization effort focuses on Republicans, including Utah’s Mike Lee

House Ethics panel opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz as he faces sex-trafficking allegation

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4/8/21

Republicans are concerned about the debt again, even as they admit Trump grew it

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: 'I strongly oppose vaccine passports,' will take steps to limit their use

First GOP lawmaker calls on Gaetz to resign

Georgia's GOP lieutenant governor says Rudy Giuliani's false voter fraud claims triggered voting restrictions

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4/7/21

McConnell says companies should stay out of politics — unless they’re donating money

McConnell backs away from warning businesses to stay out of politics

‘Appropriate’ or ‘not very smart’? Where Mitch McConnell draws the line on corporate political engagement.

Republicans' fake crusade against corporate power

Why Kentucky Just Became the Only Red State to Expand Voting Rights

Sen. Marsha Blackburn Mocked For Griping About Funding Elder Care

Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate

GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers

Republicans leverage attention on anti-Asian hate incidents in bid to overturn affirmative action

GOP House fundraisers accuse people who uncheck their recurring donation box of being Trump 'DEFECTORS' and prey to 'the Radical Left'

John Boehner: Trump's 'bulls---' cost GOP the Senate and 'led to mob violence'

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4/6/21

McConnell warns biz off political speech, says it's 'stupid'

McConnell warns businesses of 'serious consequences' after many condemn Georgia's restrictive voting law

Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues order prohibiting 'vaccine passports'

Arkansas legislators pass ban on transgender medical treatments for youths, overriding governor’s veto

New Georgia Poll Shows Kemp Losing Governor’s Race to Can of Coca-Cola

Why Republicans Can’t Seem to Lay a Glove on Biden

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4/5/21

After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: 'Stay out of politics'

McConnell downplays need for aid to home state's government

Biden's big infrastructure plan hits McConnell, GOP blockade

Mitch McConnell Is Barking Scared Now That Corporate Power Is Against Him

McConnell urges Republicans to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Rand Paul Claims Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Infringes on Bridges’ Right to Crumble

Mike Huckabee's Outrageous Tweet Is a Perfect Example of Charles Barkley's Comment about Divisive Politics

Arkansas governor vetoes bill banning medical treatments for transgender youths

Cheney snags victories ahead of her next battle with Trumpworld

Rubio asks MLB commissioner if he'll give up Augusta golf club membership

Gaetz defends himself: I'm 'not a monk'

Republicans mobilize for showdown that will help define the Biden presidency

Time back home with voters only emboldens Republicans to oppose Biden’s agenda

Fauci pushes back on GOP criticisms, calling claims ‘bizarre’

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4/4/21

Coke-free zones: Georgia Republicans ban Coca-Cola from office over voting law criticism

Iowa governor signs bill allowing handgun purchases without background check

DeSantis spars with '60 Minutes' over vaccine rollout: 'What you're saying is wrong'

Why some Republicans think vaccine passports will backfire on Democrats

Biden's big infrastructure plan hits McConnell, GOP blockade

GOP lawmakers pull support of candidate following comments about Chinese immigrants

Opinion: Arizona Republicans’ desperate crusade to find nonexistent voter fraud

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4/3/21

Kemp: Voting law 'worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits'

More GOP-led states risk corporate backlash like Georgia's

After MLB leaves Atlanta over Georgia law, focus turns to Masters

HP, Dow, Under Armour among nearly 200 companies speaking out against voting law changes in Texas, other states

GOP senators push to end MLB antitrust status

Inside a stealth ‘persuasion machine’ promising Republican victories in 2022

One Republican's Lonely Fight Against a Flood of Disinformation

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4/2/21

Republicans say Biden's not focused on infrastructure, but their voters like some of his proposals

DeSantis issues executive order banning vaccine passports

Georgia governor on MLB decision: League 'caved to fear' and 'liberal lies'

GOP congressional candidate on Chinese immigrants: 'I don't want them here at all'

Republicans quietly say Gaetz's days in Congress are numbered

Republicans blast MLB for moving All-Star Game

Utah Sen. Mike Lee says Delta, Coca-Cola should apologize for criticizing new GOP Georgia election law

MLB joins over 60 other companies in rebuking Republicans this year

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4/1/21

Every step of the way': McConnell pledges battle over Biden infrastructure plan

Republican lawmakers hit back after Delta CEO blasts Georgia voting law as undemocratic

GOP lawmakers request briefing on Democrats' claims of 'suspicious' Capitol tours before Jan. 6

DOJ probe into Gaetz involves cash payments to women

Utah’s Romney, Curtis reintroduce bill to advance Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Sen. Mike Lee supports the use of vaccine passports by private businesses

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3/31/21

REPUBLICANS HORRIFIED AT BIDEN’S PLAN TO FIX THE COUNTRY BY TAXING THE RICH

McConnell pans Biden's infrastructure plan as a 'major missed opportunity'

House Freedom Caucus chair writes to Biden objecting to infrastructure proposal

Kemp deputy expresses concerns about Georgia's new voting law: 'There were some things I didn't like'

McCarthy calls allegations against Gaetz 'serious,' plans to speak with him

Sarah Palin encourages mask wearing after revealing COVID-19 diagnosis

Republicans seek to make vaccine passports the next battle in the pandemic culture wars

Republicans go to war over vaccine passports

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said he will not vote for new federal gun laws

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3/30/21

McConnell after Kentucky passes vacancy law: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Mitch McConnell Makes Appeal To Republican Men: 'No Good Argument Not To' Get Vaccine

GOP Congressman 'Happy' To Tout COVID-19 Stimulus Funds That He Voted Against

Georgia governor criticizes 'ridiculous' calls for boycotts over voting law

Florida COVID numbers face new scrutiny

GOP lawmakers ask Mayorkas for documents on warnings from DHS to Biden on immigration

What Mitt Romney thinks of Biden administration so far, and where GOP is headed

Sen. Toomey accuses the Fed of overstepping on climate change and other social issues

Rep. Matt Gaetz faces Justice Dept. investigation over alleged relationship with teen girl

Pence lays groundwork for 2024 run after defying Trump over 2020 election

Republican politics and right-wing media continue to fuse

Opinion: The GOP is facing a sickness deeper than the coronavirus

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3/29/21

Ted Cruz Complains He Was Taunted At The Border And You Know What Happened Next

McConnell blames election-related ‘confusion’ for Republican vaccine reluctance

Murkowski faces new Republican challenger after drawing Trump's ire

McCarthy calls on Pelosi to reject efforts to contest Iowa House race

Graham on Georgia legislation prohibiting giving water to voters in line: 'Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me'

Lindsey Graham’s AR-15 scenario is not the reality of South Carolina gun violence

DeSantis vows to take executive action against 'vaccine passports'

Georgia Governor Declares Water a Gateway Drug That Leads to Voting

New lawsuit challenges Georgia's GOP-backed election law

GOP seeks control in local elections
(Republican lawmakers in some states are granting themselves broad powers and limiting voter access.)

Josh Hawley became a pariah in Washington after the insurrection. Does it matter?

Why Transgender Girls Are Suddenly the G.O.P.’s Culture-War Focus

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3/28/21

Maine GOP rejects motion to censure Collins

Toomey, Murphy say expanded background checks on gun sales could pass Senate

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3/27/21

Sen. Mike Lee calls migrant camps at southern border ‘unacceptable’

Republicans in Washington state still pushing the election conspiracy that won’t die

Arkansas gov. signs law letting doctors refuse to treat on basis of morality, religion

Florida's DeSantis threatens lawsuit if CDC doesn't enable U.S. cruises to resume by summer

The Republican surrender to gun violence

Opinion: Georgia’s shameful new voting laws are a product of GOP desperation

Opinion: Mitch McConnell needs to remember why Republicans are in such poor standing in D.C.

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3/26/21

Michigan GOP chair calls top Democratic women 'witches'

Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to let them defend Trump immigration rule

Kemp fires back at Biden: Nothing 'Jim Crow' about Georgia law

Ted Cruz’s misleading memories of his 2013 gun proposal

Mitt Romney gets Profile in Courage Award for impeachment vote

After Trump tried to intervene in the 2020 vote, state Republicans are moving to take more control of elections

Far-Right Extremists Move From ‘Stop the Steal’ to Stop the Vaccine

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3/25/21

Georgia governor signs into law sweeping voting bill that curtails the use of drop boxes and allows challenges to voting eligibility

Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

GOP senator tweets statue of himself holding gun to Biden: 'Come and take it'

Ted Cruz is selling 'spring break' tank tops featuring himself with a mullet: 'McConnell in the front, MAGA in the back'

Anti-Cheney measure stalls in Wyoming

Trump inspired Republican Senate candidates create early tensions over direction of the party

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3/24/21

McConnell says he and Biden aren't talking

MITCH MCCONNELL IS SHOCKED THE GOP GETS ACCUSED OF VOTER SUPPRESSION JUST BECAUSE IT’S TRYING TO DRAMATICALLY LIMIT VOTING

Mitch McConnell is wrong. Here’s the filibuster’s ‘racial history.’

Ted Cruz Falsely Suggests CDC Guidelines Are Why He Won't Wear A Mask On TV

Graham seeks to impose strict limitations on asylum system

REPUBLICANS BRAVELY ANNOUNCE PLANS TO DO NOTHING TO STOP MASS SHOOTINGS

Extremism and bad candidates cost the GOP the Senate before. What does the party do now?

Republicans Fear Flawed Candidates Could Imperil Key Senate Seats

Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

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3/23/21

Cruz accuses Democrats of playing 'ridiculous theater' in proposals following mass shootings

Ted Cruz slams Democrats' gun control measures: 'It makes it worse'

Senate GOP continues to resist push for expanded background checks in aftermath of recent mass shooting

McConnell rips Dems for engaging in 'coordinated campaign' to smear Senate filibuster as 'racist'

GOP Congressman blasts tax hikes to pay for infrastructure plan

Republicans sound early note of opposition against $3 trillion White House infrastructure plan

The Georgia GOP Is Begging Biden To Act On Battery Plant, While Dems Stay Silent

Will appealing to White grievance be the ticket for the GOP in 2022? Ron Johnson may be the test case.

We need more than thoughts, prayers, and gestures. We need gun reform

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3/22/21

Assaulting the Truth, Ron Johnson Helps Erode Confidence in Government

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson falsely claimed Greenland only recently froze and now admits he has 'no idea' about its history

GOP Senator Slammed For Criticizing Biden's 'Humane Treatment Of Immigrants'

Georgia GOP voting bills advance as some provisions dropped

Mo Brooks launches Senate bid in Alabama

House conservatives ramp up efforts on child care bills

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3/21/21

Romney says he cares about racial justice. Now’s his chance to vote that way.

Rep. Tom Reed apologizes for sexual misconduct detailed in Post report, won’t challenge Cuomo in 2022

Johnson, Grassley indecision freezes key Senate races

McCarthy hires top Trump official to run political operation

Florida's DeSantis positions himself as Trump's heir to the WH

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3/20/21

'An all-hands moment': GOP rallies behind voting limits

GOP warns HR 1 could be 'absolutely devastating for Republicans'

Arizona Republicans target the state's mail voting system in series of bills

GOP hammers Democrats over Iowa Democrat's election challenge

Susan Collins is baffled as to why the White House 'would want to alienate' her

Julia Letlow wins special election in Louisiana to replace her late husband

Opinion: Mitch McConnell is running scared

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3/19/21

As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

Ron Johnson’s misleading citation of data to back his ‘concern’ about BLM protesters

This Is How Twisted Kevin McCarthy Has Become By His Loyalty to a Vulgar Talking Yam

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3/18/21

Ted Cruz releases holds on Biden nominees as administration looks to get tough on Russia pipeline

Graham on proposed return of talking filibuster: 'I would talk 'til I fell over'

McCarthy in combative exchange with CNN's Raju on election

McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'overturn a state-certified election' in Iowa

GOP senator blocks bill to prevent private debt collectors from seizing stimulus checks

Republicans seize on immigration as border crossings surge

Why Sen. Lee and other Republicans criticized the Equality Act during its first Senate hearing

Mitt Romney says aging Congress isn’t equipped to come up with plan to counter China

GOP lawmaker references lynching during anti-Asian violence hearing: ‘Find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree’

Here we go again with the theater’: Fauci pushes back on Rand Paul’s amateur epidemiology — again

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3/17/21

'Unlawful': GOP demands probe into Biden's border wall halt

Republican attorneys general threaten key element of the $1.9 trillion stimulus

Susan Collins Casts Lone GOP Vote to Advance Becerra HHS Nomination

House Republicans vote to approve restoring earmarks after decade-long ban

Sasse Hits Whitehouse’s ‘Paranoid Obsession’ with FBI’s Kavanaugh Background Check

Graham warns of repercussions if Democrats gain another Senate seat in 2022

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3/16/21

Mitch McConnell darkly threatens 'scorched earth Senate' if Democrats eliminate the filibuster

Top Senate Republican issues stark warning as Democrats take aim at filibuster

Romney, Lee vote against Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation as green groups, energy interests weigh in

GOP state lawmakers and election officials launch commission to examine voting laws

Migrants are not overrunning U.S. border towns, despite the political rhetoric

Republicans struggle to drown out Biden's 'Help is Here' pandemic relief tour

A number of Republican lawmakers are saying no to COVID-19 vaccines

McCarthy decries ‘political stunt’ after troops visit lawmaker’s office

RNC plans aggressive counterprogramming to Biden campaign to sell COVID relief

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3/15/21

McConnell Hits Biden’s ‘Bizzare’ Goal of Small Gatherings by July 4th

Ted Cruz Mocked After He Demands Military Stop Bullying Tucker Carlson

National Black Farmers Association calls for Graham to apologize over 'racist' comments

Judge orders Arizona GOP to pay $18K in failed presidential election lawsuits

GOP visits border, criticizes Biden policies

Texas GOP launches avalanche of bills to curtail voting

Ron Johnson keeps digging

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3/14/21

These Utah Republicans haven’t given up punishing Mitt Romney for his impeachment vote

Poll: Majority of Iowans do not want Grassley to seek reelection

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3/13/21

GOP goes on the attack against Biden reliefbill

Gov. Ron DeSantis said 'any type of lockdown' in Florida is 'insane,' despite Biden's warning of possibly reinstating restrictions

Critics call Sen. Ron Johnson's insurrection comments racist

A GOP lawmaker says the ‘quality’ of a vote matters. Critics say that’s ‘straight out of Jim Crow.’

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3/12/21

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says he never felt threatened during Jan. 6 Capitol attack, calls mob 'patriots'

Dr. Seuss goes to Washington: How the GOP plans to use the culture wars to win elections

The Democrats’ coronavirus relief package is popular. Republicans hope to dent it.

McConnell backs new process to fill Kentucky Senate vacancy

GOP leader to try to force Swalwell off panel

DeSantis to Biden: Thought of reinstating COVID-19 restrictions 'insane'

A Republican’s comments on Black Lives Matter get pushback for calling to mind stereotypes

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3/11/21

How GOP-backed voting measures could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters
(At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting.)

Did Republicans just sign their midterms death warrant? 

Republicans will pay in 2022 for opposing the COVID-19 relief plan

Republican Retirements Are the Price Mitch McConnell Is Paying for Selling Out His Party to Donald Trump

Only 11 percent of Republicans view the pandemic as the country's most pressing issue, poll finds

Maryland GOP governor applauds Biden after prime-time COVID-19 address

Opinion: Roy Blunt wanted compromise and cordiality. He couldn’t survive the Trump GOP’s descent.

After sinking Neera Tanden over old tweets, GOP looks to same playbook for other Biden nominees

Sen. Mike Lee introduces bill on faith-based adoption agencies amid effort to expand LGBTQ protections

Sen. Mike Lee says massive voting rights bill was ‘written by the devil himself’

Conservatives are a lot more demanding of partisan loyalty than liberals

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3/10/21

McConnell voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general 2 years after saying blocking his Supreme Court nomination was the 'most consequential thing I've ever done'

McConnell boasted that GOP group had outraised Trump's

Mitch McConnell faces bipartisan unpopularity: poll

GOP senator applauds restaurant stimulus money after voting against relief bill

CNN’s Brianna Keilar Busts Lindsey Graham’s Big ‘Magic’ Myth About Donald Trump

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3/9/21

A top House Republican says the GOP has gone 'off the rails' and risks becoming a 'regional party'

Between Trump and a hard place: Senate's McConnell faces bipartisan unpopularity: poll

Blunt's retirement deals blow to McConnell inner circle

'Bad news': Wave of GOP retirements signals battles ahead

GOP Texas lawmaker introduces bill to allow death penalty for women who have abortions

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

GOP leaders reiterate commitment to working with Trump amid back-and-forth

Republican donations surge despite corporate boycott after Capitol riots

Sen. Mike Lee cites popular Latter-day Saint hymn in opposition to COVID-19 relief plan

Lee likens effort to restore congressional earmarks to legal bribery

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law shortening Iowa's early and Election Day voting

Trump's pitch for campaign donors sparks wariness among GOP officials

What the GOP voting restrictions actually do vs. what proponents claim

Koch network pushes private-sector health-care agenda to counter Biden’s public option

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3/8/21

Lindsey Graham points to GOP’s reality under Trump: It’s a hostage situation

What Is Happening to the Republicans?

Roy Blunt’s Senate exit highlights big opportunity for GOP’s Trump wing in 2022

Meet the GOP voters who could decide whether the U.S. reaches herd immunity

To show loyalty to Trump, Republican state officials nationwide push new voting restrictions

RNC fires back at Trump, says it 'has every right' to use his name in fundraising appeals

GOP stumbles give Democrats new hope in Texas

Iowa governor signs bill to shorten early voting, close polls earlier

Fact check: Prisoners also got relief checks from the pandemic bills Trump signed and Cotton voted for

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3/7/21

Know when to hold 'em: Pence 'playing his cards right' in plotting political return

Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it'

GOP senator defends Cheney, Murkowski after Trump rebuke

McConnell planning an 'escape hatch' in case he leaves Senate before term expires, report says

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3/6/21

Ron Johnson's lazy obstruction exposes the reality of the filibuster

Tommy Tuberville introduces anti-trans amendment to COVID relief bill, gets voted down

Cruz puts hold on Biden's CIA nominee

Republicans aren’t fighting Democrats. They’re fighting democracy.

2,000 page report shows House GOP posting attacks on 2020 election

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3/5/21

A day after forcing marathon bill reading, Johnson says 'preference' to leave Senate

Biden's relief bill isn't getting bipartisan support like previous stimulus bills. What do Republicans dislike so much?

McConnell makes failed bid to adjourn Senate after hours-long delay

It Appears Mitch McConnell Has Done All the Dirty Work Of Which He's Capable

Ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan Is Fundraising For Pro-Impeachment Rep. Liz Cheney

Fighting Biden virus aid, GOP rekindles Obama-era strategy

GOP governors scorn pandemic restrictions as they compete for primacy in a pro-Trump party

South Carolina Republicans Face a Trump-Fuelled Schism

What Republicans talk about when they talk about the 'working class'

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3/4/21

Chuck Grassley says he could support raising the minimum wage to $9 or $10

N.C. Republicans censured their senior senator for voting against Trump. But they are silent on Rep. Madison Cawthorn.

The Republican grievance perpetual motion machine

Murkowski emerges as focus of Biden effort to find GOP support for his agenda

Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

West Virginia's GOP Governor Calls Lifting Mask Mandates An Ill-Advised 'Macho Thing'

Scaramucci says if GOP goes with Trump in 2024 he'll 'liquidate' the party

GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits

Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many

Top Republican: 'Outrageous' to extend National Guard deployment at Capitol

Merrick Garland’s AG confirmation delayed by GOP lawmakers

Trump inadvertently boosts Biden's stimulus messaging with another statement raging against McConnell

Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They’re Not Offering Much in Return.
(Party leaders want to capitalize on Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class. But in recent weeks, they’ve offered very little to advance working people’s economic interests.)

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3/3/21

Republicans Accuse Biden of Trying to Score Political Points by Ending Pandemic

Sunk Cost King Mike Pence Is Still Pushing the Big Lie After It Nearly Got Him Killed

Pence breaks silence to criticize 2020 election

EXCLUSIVE: How the Senate GOP is scrambling to 'strengthen' 2nd Amendment in face of Biden 'threat'

Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks

DeSantis's rising GOP profile fuels 2024 talk

Senate GOP will force clerks to read bill to delay COVID-19 relief vote

Susan Collins Will Vote For Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland

The real post-Trump GOP divide: House vs. Senate

IG finds misuse of office by Elaine Chao at Transportation

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3/2/21

Trump’s return at CPAC puts GOP divisions back in the spotlight

Trump's reemergence poses risks for GOP, media

Trump's cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts

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3/1/21

Rep. Jim Jordan’s false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops

Jim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture'

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

Murkowski says no decision after Tanden meeting

Republican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC

GOP may hold keys to Democrats' long-sought minimum wage hike

Anti-Trump conservatives rally to back Vanita Gupta, Biden’s pick for key Justice Dept. post

2nd Democrat calls for investigation of DeSantis's vaccine distribution

Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary

Senate panel votes to advance Garland's nomination to be AG

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2/28/21

Overstuffed $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill endangers future growth and prosperity: Kasich

Allies of Rep. Adam Kinzinger launch super PAC to support Republicans who have bucked Trump

Rick Scott: GOP is ‘voters' party,’ not Trump's

Republican Sen. Sasse slams Nebraska GOP for "weird worship" of Trump after state party rebuke

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says despite GOP divisions over Trump impeachment, the party 'overwhelmingly' agrees on most issues

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2/27/21

Most House Republicans voted not to certify some election results. Democrats are still seething.

The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right
(Cawthorn has emerged as one of the most visible figures among newly arrived House Republicans, who have promoted baseless assertions and pushed a radicalized ideology that has become a driving force in the GOP)

Mike Lee argues the left is attacking the Bill of Rights

After impeachment vote, Rep. Herrera Beutler draws pro-Trump challengers

McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022

Collins urges Biden to revisit order on US-Canada border limits

Ted Cruz Mocks AOC Days After She Raised $5 Million for Struggling Texans

Republicans sued over proxy voting in the pandemic. Now they're using it to speak at CPAC.

Former CPAC Chair Minces No Words Slamming What The Event, GOP Have Now Become

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2/26/21

Dissecting the House GOP spin against Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief bill

Key Republican senator won't push for Medicaid work requirements in Iowa this year

Mitt Romney says if schools want pandemic aid, they need to offer in-person classes

Sen. Mike Lee rejects as ‘horrible policy’ idea of removing president’s sole authority for nuclear launch

Romney again pushes for stop to sale of flavored vaping products

At CPAC, Cruz and Hawley remain defiant about Capitol riot

Cruz hits back at Boehner for telling him to 'go f--- yourself'

Jim Jordan says Trump should lead GOP after keeping promises over four years in office

McCarthy: No commitment from Trump to not target Republicans

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2/25/21

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of plot to 'nationalize' elections

McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee

The GOP might oppose one of the most popular bills in decades. How risky is that?

Kevin McCarthy and Chip Roy defended Liz Cheney and criticized Trump. Now both have reversed course.

Romney’s child benefit proposal gaining diverse fans

Dissecting the House GOP spin against Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief bill

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

Haley isolated after Trump fallout

Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks

Rand Paul criticized for questioning of transgender health nominee

Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act

Conspiracy theories and lies drive rift within GOP

The Republican Party Is Now in Its End Stages

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2/24/21

Mitch McConnell: Nancy Pelosi's plan for investigating the Capitol attack is a 'bizarre partisan concept'

The GOP’s increasingly novel relationship with the Constitution

Republicans introduce a torrent of new laws to restrict voting

Sen. Mike Lee presses Interior nominee Deb Haaland on pending fate of Utah monuments

Mitt Romney criticizes Biden’s HHS secretary nominee over abortion, expansion of Medicare

GOP moderates appear open to Becerra as health secretary

McCarthy, Cheney clash over whether Trump should speak at CPAC

Rep. Jim Jordan's 'Trump Is The Leader’ Of The GOP Tweet Goes Awry

Adam Kinzinger says the battle with Trumpism has to be fought in public

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2/23/21

McConnell to support Garland for attorney general

GOP Senate leaders sound off on COVID relief bill

Collins: Biden's $1.9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes

Republicans release bill to 'gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $10'

Liz Cheney: GOP must not 'trivialize' gravity of Capitol riot

The Republicans Finally Face Merrick Garland—and Act as if They Were the Ones Unfairly Treated

Ron Johnson’s extreme effort to distance Trump supporters from the Capitol Riot

House GOP warns Biden against lifting sanctions on Iran

Chuck Grassley unapologetic about blocking Merrick Garland from U.S. Supreme Court

Mike Lee probes how far attorney general nominee Merrick Garland might push gun control

Romney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president

Poll: Vaccine acceptance rising — except among Republicans

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2/22/21

State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power

Colorado Republicans want to change automatic mail voting and other election laws. Democrats say it’s just to appeal to the GOP base

GOP targets Florida voting laws
(Republicans tout the state’s system but still want to restrict access — part of a wave inspired by Trump.)

Graham, Trump huddle to talk GOP's 2022 strategy

GOP not worried about voting against popular relief bill

Susan Collins says she'll vote against Neera Tanden nomination for OMB

Republicans demand equal representation on 1/6 Commission

In Pennsylvania - an important swing state - thousands have quit the GOP since the US Capitol riot

Former RNC Chair Has 3 Short Words For Republicans Wanting A Trump Party

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2/21/21

Republicans eye federal funds to help pay Texans’ exorbitant energy bills

Steve Scalise, No. 2 House Republican, Still Won't Say Election Wasn't Stolen

Arkansas' GOP governor says he won't back a Trump 2024 bid

Crist calls on DOJ to investigate DeSantis over coronavirus vaccine distribution

Pence declined invitation to attend CPAC: reports

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2/20/21

Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package

Economic hardship and anxiety have accelerated the Republican Party’s radicalization, experts say

GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans

Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator

Lee says Romney shouldn’t be punished for impeachment vote

Lindsey Graham said ‘Count me out’ after the Capitol riot. But he’s all in with Trump again.

State GOP lawmakers propose flurry of voting restrictions to placate Trump supporters, spurring fears of a backlash

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2/19/21

Ted Cruz: Poster child for bad travel decisions

Cancun fallout threatens to deal lasting damage to Cruz

Trump fans tout DeSantis as their COVID hero and possible 2024 nominee. But Florida's data tells a different story.

Lee after Romney's impeachment vote: There's enough room in GOP 'for both of us'

Lindsey Graham latest Republican to 'bend the knee' to Trump in Mar-a-Lago visit

Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes defamation suit against CNN

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2/18/21

Trump-McConnell clash threatens to settle into a cold war as GOP eyes midterms

Trump ready to make McConnell's life miserable

Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans' path to power

Sen. Collins responds after Maine's Republican Party condemns her vote to impeach Trump

Romney explains impeachment vote, calls on senators to affirm Biden won

Sen. Ted Cruz faces storm of controversy for flying to Cancun as Texas grapples with power outages caused by severe weather

SC governor signs abortion ban; Planned Parenthood sues

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2/17/21

THE DONALD TRUMP-MITCH MCCONNELL RIFT IS EXPLODING INTO OPEN WARFARE

McConnell ‘laughed’ at Trump’s blistering attack and plans to ignore former president from now on

Graham defends McConnell following Trump’s attack

Mitt Romney says he will push to raise the minimum wage

‘Humans Against Mike Lee’ campaign launches to unseat senator for opposing Trump impeachment

Sen. Mike Lee gripes that tech giants ‘want to control what information we are allowed to access’

The overwhelming lesson of the Trump era: Republicans often rebuke Trump — when they have latitude

'I got no defense' Ted Cruz admits in controversy over energy policies in California and Texas

Lindsey Graham says Republicans 'don't have a snowball's chance in hell' of regaining a Senate majority without Trump

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2/16/21

Trump rips McConnell in lengthy statement after being acquitted in impeachment trial

Trump tells GOP to ditch McConnell, vows to back primary challengers

Ron Johnson and the emerging hoax-ification of the Capitol riot

Republicans who voted to convict Trump in impeachment trial face backlash

Mitt Romney accused of being ‘deep state’ agent in proposed censure motion

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s family bashed him for opposing Trump: ‘We are thoroughly disgusted with you!’

Sen. Pat Toomey faces censure over impeachment vote: 'We did not send him there to do the right thing'

North Carolina Republican leaders vote to censure Burr over impeachment vote

GOP exploitstactic to stop Biden
(Republican attorneys general are embracing the legal playbook Democrats used over the last four years.)

GOP eyes the playbook California used to stymie Trump

Ted Cruz's tweet about Calif. energy policy resurfaces

GOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announce bill to raise the minimum wage that also bars undocumented workers

Opinion: Trump’s rot has reached the GOP’s roots

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2/15/21

McConnell defends acquittal in WSJ op-ed but blasts Trump's 'unhinged falsehoods'

McConnell doesn't rule out getting involved in Republican primaries

Opinion: Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence

Maine GOP to consider censuring Collins over vote to convict Trump

North Carolina Republican Party votes to censure Burr for vote to convict Trump

Mitt Romney facing possible censure in Utah: Report

Ron Johnson says Capitol attack 'didn't seem like an armed insurrection'

GOP weighs future after trial
(In wake of Trump’s acquittal, Republicans are divided on the power ex-president will hold in party.)

Trump’s acquittal further polarizes factions within the GOP

Divided over Trump’s legacy, Republicans save his political future

75 percent of Republicans want Trump to play prominent role in GOP: poll

Thousands of Republicans drop party affiliation following Capitol riot

Poll: A majority of Americans say they want Trump to be unable to hold future office

A GOP donor gave $2.5 million for a voter fraud investigation. Now he wants his money back.

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2/14/21

Trump 'ready to move on,' rebuild GOP to retake Congress, Republicans say

After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in GOP

Senate GOP ready to turn page on Trump

‘A moment of truth’? After years of Trump’s lies, amplified by MAGA media, that proved impossible for most Republicans

Utah’s Mitt Romney votes — again — for impeachment; Mike Lee opposes it as Senate acquits Trump

Cassidy pens column explaining vote to convict Trump

Louisiana Republican Party Censures Sen. Bill Cassidy For Voting To Convict Trump

Lindsey Graham says Mitch McConnell speech slamming Trump could haunt Republicans in 2022

History Will Find Trump Guilty

Opinion: The massive GOP betrayal of our democracy requires a forceful Democratic response

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2/13/21

Trump acquitted on impeachment charge of inciting deadly attack on the Capitol

4 final takeaways from Trump’s impeachment trial

How Democratic and Republican senators voted on Trump’s second impeachment

How the Question of Trump’s Behavior During the Capitol Assault Shook Up the Impeachment Trial

Trump’s defense is short on facts
(Attorneys for the ex-president dodge questions and finish quickly in his Senate impeachment trial.)

McConnell unloads on Trump: 'Morally responsible' for provoking mob

McCarthy and Trump got into expletive-filled argument during Capitol riot, sources say

North Carolina GOP condemns Burr for impeachment vote against Trump

Toomey on Trump vote: 'His betrayal of the Constitution' required conviction

Collins: Trump 'incited an insurrection' to prevent transfer of power

Johnson confronts Romney after vote on witnesses

Even with acquittal, GOP sees trial ending Trump's shot at future office

Trump conviction vote exposes GOP divide

'Only just begun': Donald Trump thanks Senate Republicans for second impeachment acquittal

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2/12/21

All eyes on Republican senators after strong presentation by House managers

GOP senators face defining vote on Trump

Mike Lee meets privately with Trump’s lawyers, even though he acts as juror in impeachment trial

Nikki Haley Slams Trump’s Election Claims: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him’

Nebraska Sen. Sasse bets political future on opposing Trump

Tuberville defends account of Trump call during Capitol riot

New details about Trump-McCarthy shouting match show Trump refused to call off the rioters

No. 2 GOP senator suggests he's open to censuring Trump

Even with acquittal, GOP sees trial ending Trump's shot at future office

Graham’s post-election call with Raffensperger will be scrutinized in Georgia probe, person familiar with inquiry says

The Chamber embraces Biden. And Republicans are livid.

Impeachment trial shows him under attack — but Pence remains loyal to Trump

A large share of Republicans want Trump to remain head of the party, CNBC survey shows

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2/11/21

McConnell not pressuring GOP to acquit Trump

GOP senators praise impeachment managers but say Trump will be acquitted

GOP senators met with Trump's impeachment team to talk strategy

NRCC finance chair: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized

Managers seek to make GOP think twice about Trump acquittal

Where Republican senators stand on Trump's 2nd impeachment trial

The important thing about the Mike Lee impeachment trial dust-up

Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party

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2/10/21

Mitt Romney has harrowing cameo in impeachment videos that show Capitol violence

Sen. Cassidy’s impeachment trial vote shows he might want to be a bipartisan dealmaker

A Washington state Republican made the strongest case yet for Trump’s impeachment, but is anybody listening?

Utah Sen. Mike Lee says inflammatory comments from Trump ‘not different’ from some by Democrats

Impeachment trial descends into chaos over Lee objection

Grassley says Trump impeachment trial could wrap up by early next week — possibly sooner

Murkowski: I don't know how Trump could be elected again

Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting 'Trumpism'

Graham assures Trump of acquittal after rocky start to trial

GOP senators draw criticism for appearing to pay half-hearted attention to impeachment trial

Former Republican officials in talks to form center-right anti-Trump party: report

‘There’s Nothing Left’: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party

GOP leaders on three committees push Pelosi on stimulus markups

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2/9/21

Senate votes trial constitutional; six Republicans vote 'yes'

Bill Cassidy joins five other Republican senators who broke ranks to vote that Trump's impeachment trial is constitutional

GOP senators send clear signal: Trump's getting acquitted

Senate finds impeachment trial is constitutional, but most Republicans still disagree

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace on the Capitol insurrection: ‘We need to rebuild our party’

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2/8/21

GOP registration drop after Capitol riots reflects growing trend

Kinzinger in op-ed calls on GOP senators to convict Trump in impeachment trial

Liz Cheney calls on GOP to stop 'embracing' Trump ahead of Senate impeachment trial

Ted Cruz Swipes At 'Team Biden,' But 'Team Cruz' Gets Totally Dunked Instead

Rep. Ron Wright has died after battle with covid-19

Republican Sen. Richard C. Shelby announces he will retire in 2022

The Republican Party Is Radicalizing Against Democracy

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2/7/21

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney says Trump ‘does not have a role as a leader of our party going forward’

Graham says Trump will have 'a place in history' for Capitol riots

GOP senator compares Trump impeachment proceedings to Soviet 'show trial'

Senate Republicans back Trump as impeachment trial nears

Kevin McCarthy told Liz Cheney to apologize for voting to impeach Trump

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2/6/21

GOP is too torn to fight Biden
(President enjoys a rare chance to tackle crises his way as divisions consume Republicans.)

Reps. Louie Gohmert, Andrew Clyde hit with $5,000 fines for dodging metal detectors

Republicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting in wake of Trump's defeat

Republicans worry Greene could be drag on party in suburbs

Wyoming Republican Party censures Cheney over Trump impeachment vote

GOP senator urges Biden to confirm US will keep embassy in Jerusalem

Daines seeks to block Haaland confirmation to Interior

Ex-GOP congressman suggests many Republicans are discussing whether to form a new anti-Trump party

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2/5/21

Republicans claim they are being silenced as they speak to millions of viewers

After losing committee assignments, Marjorie Taylor Greene says she has been ‘freed’ to push the GOP further right

CAN TRUMP’S GRIP ON THE GOP BE LOOSENED? REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER SAYS YES
    
On right-wing cable TV, Sen. Mike Lee calls articles of impeachment ‘irresponsible’

GOP lawmakers fined $5,000 for bypassing House security screenings

GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings

Cotton Tries to Force Dems to Vote on Court-Packing

The post-Trump identity crisis that’s fracturing the GOP

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2/4/21

McConnell and the GOP are preparing a barrage of budget amendments to water down Biden's COVID-19 stimulus package

Cruz blocks vote on Biden Commerce secretary nominee over Huawei concerns

GOP senator warns his party must decide between 'conservatism and madness'

Mitt Romney proposes $350 monthly child allowance

A Republican, Mitt Romney, argues for child benefits in America

Moderate Mitt Romney and far-right Rand Paul join to oppose allowing transgender youth in girls’ sports

Michigan Republican defends impeachment vote to upset voters

DeSantis: Penalize Social Media That Blocks Politicians

Despite denouncing QAnon months ago, Kevin McCarthy now says, ‘I don’t even know what it is’

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley says his re-election decision is 'several weeks off'

Sen. Ben Sasse slams Nebraska GOP committee’s plans to censure him for criticizing Trump

Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections

7,600 active Utah Republican voters have left the party since the U.S. Capitol attack

Conservative group calls out Republicans by name in scathing new Fox News ad

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2/3/21

McCarthy moves to keep splintering GOP intact, with protection for both Cheney and Greene

McCarthy announces no disciplinary actions against Greene

Defend or rebuke? House GOP faces difficult vote over Greene

Republicans rally to keep Cheney in power

Romney: GOP 'should have nothing to do with' Marjorie Taylor Greene

'She doesn't represent the party': Sen. Joni Ernst condemns Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

For the first time, Mike Lee votes for one of Biden’s Cabinet nominees — Pete Buttigieg

Jim Jordan, Amid Pandemic: Cancel Culture 'Most Dangerous Thing' Happening Today

State Republican Leaders Are Rushing to Exploit Trump’s Big Lie

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2/2/21

Gulf grows between GOP's McConnell, McCarthy

Not a single Senate Republican voted to advance the stimulus package that would give most Americans a $1,400 one-time check

GOP senator says Covid relief ‘figure should not be foreordained’ after Biden meeting

Mitt Romney says Biden shows ‘genuine interest’ in working with GOP on pandemic aid package

Romney: Disingenuous to criticize Democrats after big spending under Trump

The GOP’s biggest response to Trump’s baseless voter fraud push could still be coming

Rick Scott’s zombie claim about voter fraud in 2018

Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump prompts a voter rebellion in her home state

Lindsey Graham has a warning for Democrats who want to call witnesses at Trump's impeachment trial

Lindsey Graham proven wrong immediately after trying to defend numerous Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's statements

House Republicans weigh stripping Greene from committee assignments as GOP senators repudiate her views

House Republican lawmakers seek to remove Omar from committee assignments - Fox News

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2/1/21

Republicans push for $1,000 stimulus checks. Here’s who would qualify for the money

Romney among GOP lawmakers urging Biden to meet with them on virus relief

Biden, Senate Republicans hold lengthy meeting on coronavirus relief bill
(Senators sound hopeful tone exiting meeting, say they intend to continue working with administration)

Biden, GOP senators agree to more COVID-19 talks after 'excellent' first meeting

An estimated 29 million people would lose out on stimulus payments under GOP proposal

West Virginia Gov. Calls for Large-Scale Stimulus: ‘If We Throw Away Some Money Right Now, So What?’

GOP’s McConnell blasts ‘loony lies’ by Ga. Rep. Greene

McConnell: Marjorie Taylor Greene's views are a 'cancer' for the GOP

Greene draws rebuke from right as Republican Jewish Coalition condemns 'anti-Semitic comments'

An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

Ted Cruz Slammed For Saying Trump Impeachment Is 'Vindictive'

Graham shoots down request for Merrick Garland confirmation hearing Feb. 8

Missouri church leaders call for Hawley's resignation over election claims

RNC chairwoman expresses regret over Giuliani news conference

Dozens of former Bush officials leave Republican Party, calling it 'Trump cult'

Blinken: If it further breaks deal, Iran could amass material for nuke in weeks

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1/31/21

For McCarthy and McConnell, Two Paths on Trumpian Crisis Management

What Capitol attack? Amnesia sets in among Republicans in Washington

Arkansas' Republican governor praises Biden administration's 'seamless' vaccine distribution

On the Trail: GOP divided over growing anti-democratic drift in party

Republicans scramble to unify heading into next election cycle

South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Rice for impeachment vote

Trump loyalists in South Dakota turn on home state senator

GOP lawmakers seek tougher voting rules after record turnout

GOP Rep. Kinzinger starts PAC to challenge party’s embrace of Trump

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1/30/21

How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans Are Quiet.

Romney blasts news of Trump call with Taylor Greene: 'Lies of a feather flock together'

While Mike Lee opposes impeaching Trump, he suggests censuring liberal congresswoman

Senate GOP has little interest in punishing Trump

GOP faces electoral conundrum in Georgia, new poll suggests

More Republican Congress members linked to extremist groups

South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Rice for impeachment vote

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1/29/21

How McConnell derailed Trump's impeachment trial before it started

How Mitch McConnell blew his 'LBJ moment' and handed the GOP back to Trump

As Wisconsin's Johnson weighs future, Trump ties take a toll

GOP under pressure to take action against Marjorie Taylor Greene

GOP group launches billboard campaign urging Cruz, Hawley to resign

Center-right Republicans fear party headed for disaster

Trump meets with McCarthy, agrees to help Republicans take back the House

Republicans condemned Trump. Now they're seeking his help.

GOP strategist predicts what will become of the GOP if Donald Trump isn’t convicted

Trump may poison the party, but Republicans have decided they need him

Ignoring calls to pull back, Gaetz slams Cheney in her home state

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is trying to hold together a party that Donald Trump might want to tear up

GOP Sen. Rob Portman says Trump impeachment trial post-presidency could set a dangerous precedent

Ahead of Friday’s March for Life, Utah senators back anti-abortion legislation

Sen. Mike Lee has voted no on every one of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet-level nominees so far. Here’s why

Republicans face a choice between Donald Trump and reality

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1/28/21

McConnell Was Done With Trump. His Party Said Not So Fast.

McConnell misquotes Biden in an attempt to criticize his rush of executive orders

GOP group invests $700,000 into backing Sen. Josh Hawley after he was accused of helping to incite the Capitol riot

GOP lawmakers voice frustrations with McCarthy

GOP has growing Marjorie Taylor Greene problem

Jim Jordan says he won't run for Senate in 2022

In Wyoming, Cheney faces blowback for vote to impeach Trump

The GOP is self-policing ... further to the right

5 arguments the GOP is making against impeachment, parsed

Republicans back away from confronting Trump and his loyalists after the Capitol insurrection, embracing them instead

Nominee for U.N. ambassador joins Mitt Romney to warn about Chinese influence in Africa

Mitt Romney says Tokyo Olympic Games should be held despite the pandemic

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1/27/21

Utah Sen. Mike Lee says impeachment of Trump is unconstitutional; Romney says no question former president incited Capitol riot

Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst doubts Constitution allows impeachment of former presidents

Senate GOP boxes itself in on impeachment

Utah senators push bill to block presidents from creating or enlarging national monuments in Utah

The GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene problem is spinning out of control

QAnon-aligned Rep. Marjorie Greene's support for 'a bullet to the head' for Pelosi draws rebuke from House GOP leader

GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again

Republicans now 'shocked, shocked' that there's a deficit

Republicans who cheered Trump's executive orders now grumble about 'record number' from Biden

McCarthy to meet with Trump in Florida

Republicans Say It Is Unconstitutional to Hold Officials Accountable Unless They Are Hillary

TED CRUZ SUGGESTS EVERYONE JUST GET OVER TRUMP’S FASCIST LITTLE COUP

What Ted Cruz gets wrong about climate, jobs — and Pittsburgh

Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot

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1/26/21

What McConnell got — and didn’t — on the filibuster

Nearly all GOP senators vote against impeachment trial for Trump, signaling likely acquittal

Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul

Senators discussing Trump censure resolution

Mitt Romney joins GOP senators seeking to block court packing with constitutional amendment

Ted Cruz pumps up Keystone job numbers

The Republican Party is at war with itself as it charts its post-Trump future

Portman's exit underscores Republican identity crisis

Pennsylvania GOP pledges full allegiance to Trump

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1/25/21

McConnell relents on Senate rules, signals power-sharing deal with Democrats

Republicans are worried about raising money for 2022 House races as corporations cut donations following riot

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney’s political clout just got a lot bigger with Democrats in control

Why Mitt Romney loses points with Utah Republicans, scores big with Democrats

GOP senators are split over Trump trial
(As House prepares to deliver impeachment article, Rubio says the idea is ‘stupid’ but Romney supports it.)

As Trump departs, his extremes live on in state GOPs

Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman announces he’s retiring, creating an open seat in 2022

Trump, allies raise pressure on Senate GOP ahead of impeachment

GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says all Americans are culpable for Capitol riot, not just him

Giuliani Says He Cannot Pay $1.3 Billion in Damages Because He Does Not Know Any Real Billionaires

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1/24/21

Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio coy on possible challenge from Ivanka Trump

Republican congressman played a role in Trump's campaign to fight election loss: NYT

Ted Cruz's 'Pittsburgh over Paris' campaign shows us just how dumb the Biden years are going to be

Sen. Rand Paul continues making false claims of 2020 election fraud

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1/23/21

Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies

NYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG

Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey

Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment

Prominent Senate Republican warns Trump trial could spark more impeachments

Trump jumps into a divisive battle over the Republican Party — with a threat to start a ‘MAGA Party’

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1/22/21

McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict

Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agenda

McCarthy contradicts himself on Trump's role in insurrection

McCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden

Republicans who impeached Trump are already on the chopping block

Cheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency

Hawley, Cruz see approval ratings dip in wake of Capitol riot: poll

GOP Congressman: Give $1,400 stimulus checks to people who get the COVID-19 vaccine

Sen. Mike Lee pushes against gas tax hike with transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg

Gun incident involving Republican lawmaker prompts police probe

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1/21/21

McConnell criticizes Biden's Day 1 actions

McConnell seeks to delay Trump impeachment trial until February; Congress approves waiver for Austin to lead Pentagon

Group of House conservatives pushing to oust Liz Cheney, an effort Republican aides still view as a long shot

Liz Cheney's problems pile up

Ted Cruz tries to slam Biden's first day in the most clueless way possible

Ted Cruz under fire for saying Biden prioritizing 'citizens of Paris' by rejoining climate deal

Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against GOP Sens. Hawley, Cruz over roles in Capitol riot

Senate Republicans throw cold water on Biden's immigration proposal

Biden is already facing pressure to scale back his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan

'Just move on': Republicans grapple with post-Trump future

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1/20/21

McConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism

GOP senators praise Biden's inauguration speech

Romney: Founders didn't intend pardons to be used for 'cronies'

Mitt Romney’s full day: Speaks out on impeachment, Russia, China, poor cybersecurity

There’s a civil war all right, only right now it’s inside the Republican Party

Advice to National-Security Republicans as Biden Takes Office

Former GOP operative Michael Ellis placed on administrative leave from NSA top lawyer job

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1/19/21

McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, ‘fed lies’ to mob

Trump provoked deadly Capitol riot, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says

McConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment

McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag

GOP at a crossroads: Will Republicans break up with Trump, or embrace him further?

Lawmakers who objected to election results have been cut off from 20 of their 30 biggest corporate PAC donors

Justice Dept. will not pursue charges against Sen. Richard Burr over stock sales at outset of pandemic

Pence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off

Republicans built up QAnon backer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but now are they afraid of what they created?

Hawley Blocks Quick Vote on Biden’s DHS Secretary Nominee, Citing Lax Immigration Stance

Sasse Warns U.S. Not ‘Taking the Uyghur Genocide Seriously’

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1/18/21

The Coming Republican Amnesia
(How will the GOP recover from the Trump era? Pretend it never happened)

GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party

Trump exits White House silenced by Twitter, shunned by some in GOP

Lindsey Graham, Ignoring Trump's Role In Riot, Bashes Pelosi For Weak Capitol Security

Erin Burnett Takes Down 'Sycophant-In-Chief' Lindsey Graham

McConnell, Schumer close in on power-sharing agreement in evenly divided Senate

Barr told Trump that theories about stolen election were
 'bulls---':

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1/17/21

Republicans call for unity but won’t acknowledge Biden won fairly

Congresswoman's spokesman quits less than 2 weeks into term

Graham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump

Lindsey Graham Warns That Pardoning Capitol Rioters Would ‘Destroy’ Trump

How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack

Kevin McCarthy warned members to not call out colleagues by name, citing potential political violence

Ted Cruz's former staffers say they are 'disgusted' by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says

The NSA is ‘moving forward’ to install Michael Ellis, a former GOP operative, as its top lawyer, the agency said Sunday

Pence is helping Biden make the transition more normal. But their cooperation has risks for each.

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1/16/21

Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment receiving death threats

Trump leaves behind a Republican Party both broken and still in his grip

Republican lawmaker to ask Justice Department to investigate Trump's response to attack on U.S. Capitol

Impeachment trial tests Trump's grip on Senate GOP

Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP

In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat

'Hell, Yes,' Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown

Rand Paul Warns One-Third of Republicans Will Leave Party if GOP Senators Back Impeachment

Pompeo’s last-minute actions on foreign policy will complicate Biden’s plans for a new direction

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1/15/21

GOP lawmakers explain why they voted for Trump's impeachment: 'It hurts my heart'

Former GOP congressman says he's leaving party: 'This has become a cult'

Republican lawmaker to ask Justice Department to investigate Trump's response to attack on U.S. Capitol

GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future

Abandon Trump? Deep in the G.O.P. Ranks, the MAGA Mind-Set Prevails

Sasse: Capitol rioters 'came dangerously close to starting a bloody constitutional crisis'

How the rioters who stormed the Capitol came dangerously close to Pence

Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer assistance ahead of inauguration

Mike Pence Has Nowhere to Go

Congressional Republicans balk at Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan, complicating push for quick passage

The post-Trump Republican Party has been gutted in almost every way imaginable

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1/14/21

McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

Pressure Mounts on Republicans to Buck Trump Amid Impeachment Battle

Few House Republicans defended Trump’s conduct as they opposed his second impeachment

Republicans’ Corporate Money Problem Is Getting Worse By The Day

Republican Party faces rage from both pro- and anti-Trump voters

McCarthy won't back effort to oust Cheney

Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again

GOP lawmaker buying body armor to protect against Trump supporters

The Republican Performance at the Impeachment Debate Set a New High-Water Mark for Shamelessness

The conscience of some conservatives
(The Republican Party launches an overdue civil war over Donald Trump)

Rudy Giuliani torched his credibility for Trump. He’s just the latest to find that wasn’t enough.

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1/13/21

McConnell blocks quick Trump trial, unsure how he'll vote

Trump impeachment trial likely during Biden presidency as McConnell refuses to reconvene Senate early

Republicans eager to subvert the 2020 election last week now insist the time has come for unity

Many Republicans sympathize with those who stormed the Capitol

Republicans Accuse Liz Cheney of Reading Constitution

Jordan calls on Cheney to step down from House leadership

Lindsey Graham Should Really Just Shut Up

Graham urging Biden to get Pelosi to 'call off' impeachment proceedings

GOP congressmen afraid they'll be killed if they vote to impeach, House Democrat says

A vote of conscience.’ Five House Republicans explain why they will vote to impeach Trump today.

The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump

Stimulus: Rubio calls on Biden to increase direct payments to $2,000 'on the first day of your presidency'

Cotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office

GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn Was Armed With Gun During Insurrection He Helped Incite

Impeachment vote reveals GOP torn over how to deal with Trump

Trump Impeached—Again
(The U.S. president was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection” in a vote that laid bare deep divisions within the Republican Party over its post-Trump future.)

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1/12/21

McConnell Reportedly Pleased about Impeachment, Wants to Purge Trump from GOP

Growing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment

Rep. Liz Cheney announces she will vote to impeach Trump

Early warning signs emerge for GOP after U.S. Capitol riots

‘There will be folks who try to kill us,’ says Republican congressman on going against Trump

Fractured by Trump, the G.O.P. Can’t Agree on a Way Back to Power

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley: There's 'very little opportunity' for Trump to lead the Republican Party, regardless of impeachment

Mitt Romney: ‘There must be a meaningful consequence’ for Trump inciting Capitol attack

Three House Republicans say they will vote to impeach Trump

Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure

GOP Sen. Tim Scott opposes impeaching Trump

'Stop the Steal' Organizer Says Several GOP Congressmen Helped Plan the Rally

Rep. Jim Jordan refuses to acknowledge Biden legitimately won the election

Former RNC chair says GOP will not be a governing majority again as long as it embraces Trumpism

Giuliani hit with disbarment complaint, faces possible expulsion from New York lawyers association

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1/11/21

Republicans block 25th Amendment resolution to oust Trump

GOP lawmakers told Trump takes some responsibility for Capitol riot

House GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa

Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment

Congressional Republicans struggle to mount a response to Capitol riot

Nearly 6,000 lawyers and law students call for disbarment proceedings against Cruz and Hawley

GOP looks to win back Senate in 2022, as new NRSC chairman defends vote to reject Pa. results

After frosty few days, Pence, Trump appear to reach détente

“The Republican Party has a real opportunity to turn their backs on Trump”—calls to oust him grow

‘War for the soul’: Capitol riot elevates GOP power struggle between pro-Trump conspiracy theorists and party establishment

Treasury Department announces sanctions tied to Giuliani’s Biden attacks

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1/10/21

As Trump leaves office weakened, Republicans wonder if his wounds are fatal

Lawmakers may have been exposed to the coronavirus in Capitol lockdown, attending physician says

Republicans largely silent about consequences of deadly attack and Trump’s role in inciting it

Lawmakers who voted against Biden are denounced back home

Gosar's siblings push to have him removed from Congress after Capitol riot

Momentum for Trump impeachment soars as some in GOP say it's warranted after Capitol riot

Colin Powell: 'I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican'

Seemingly abandoning Trump, Pence said planning to attend Biden inauguration
(Reports say US vice president has decided to attend January 20 ceremony; incoming president says he’d be ‘honored to have him there’)

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1/9/21

He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

Some Senate Republicans are open to impeachment, but path ahead is uncertain

‘GOP senator: Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'

Sen. Josh Hawley becomes public enemy No. 1 on Capitol Hill

Angry Trump supporters harass Lindsey Graham at D.C. airport: 'Traitor!'

Arizona county's Republican committee votes to censure Cindy McCain

Majority of Americans want Trump removed immediately after U.S. Capitol violence: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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1/8/21

McConnell circulates procedures for second Senate impeachment trial of Trump

Member of Senate GOP leadership: Impeaching Trump 'not going to happen'

Republicans Splinter Over Whether to Make a Full Break From Trump

Republican senators now regret not doing more to contain Trump

Republicans rethink Trump support amid Capitol siege fallout, administration exodus

The GOP’s sudden and convenient distancing from Trump’s voter fraud claims

Sasse says Trump was 'delighted' and 'excited' by reports of Capitol riot

Ted Cruz Touts Courageous Record of Opposing Trump for Past Two Minutes

‘I want him out:’ Murkowski becomes first Senate Republican to call for Trump to resign

'Acting President Pence'? 25th Amendment can rein in Trump even without removing him from office

Video surfaces of Oregon GOP Rep holding state Capitol door open last month, allowing protesters to enter

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1/7/21

TED CRUZ AND JOSH HAWLEY AREN’T SORRY

The Mob Is Gone, but the Crisis of the Republican Party Has Only Begun

The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results

Insurrection:’ Mitt Romney blames Trump as a mob of his supporters storm the U.S. Capitol

‘Rep. Matt Gaetz and other GOP politicians baselessly suggest antifa is to blame for pro-Trump mob rioting into Capitol

‘Enough is enough’: A slew of Trump’s GOP allies finally hit their limit

Some Republicans hedge their bets on removing Trump from office

First Congressional Republican Openly Calls For Removing Trump With 25th Amendment

Cruz hits back after Ocasio-Cortez calls for his resignation

Shellshocked GOP ponders future with Trump

Cotton, Rubio Condemn Republicans Who Opposed Electoral Certification ‘For Political Advantage’

Six Republican lawmakers among rioters as police release photos of wanted

New GOP House member: I don't want my kids afraid 'every time that mommy goes to D.C.'

Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment

Trump's ex-White House chief of staff John Kelly supports using 25th Amendment to remove the President

Barr says Trump's conduct is a 'betrayal' of the presidency

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1/6/21

Mitch McConnell’s forceful rejection of Trump’s election ‘conspiracy theories’

Ted Cruz’s electoral vote speech will live in infamy

Utah Rep. John Curtis criticizes GOP challenge to electoral votes

Lindsey Graham says 'enough is enough' on Trump bid to overturn the election: 'Count me out'

Key GOP senators withdraw objections to Electoral College count

Republicans wake up, way too late, to Trump’s assault on democracy

Editorial: Republicans must stop this madness by dispelling Donald Trump’s lies
(The onus is now on Republicans to fix this mess)

GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol

Texas Republicans remove party officer who celebrated attack on Capitol

Mike Pence rejects Trump’s call to overturn Biden election

Pence declares Biden winner of the presidential election after Congress finally counts electoral votes

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1/5/21

Wall Street urges GOP to accept election results even as some donate to Georgia Republicans

Dividing party, Republicans poised to challenge Biden win

The GOP’s identity crisis is about to get messier

Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election

How worried do Republicans need to be about Trump targeting them for defeat?

Sen. Cruz to object to Arizona electors who certified Biden’s win when Congress counts the votes

GOP pollster says ‘the next 48 hours are going to be among the worst’ ever for Republicans

Republican Party faces defining moment under Trump's shadow

Are Republicans tilting at windmills with their electoral challenge?

George W. Bush to attend Biden inauguration

Kentucky GOP Set To Strip Dem Governor’s Emergency Powers To Control The Pandemic

Pennsylvania Republicans Spark Chaos By Refusing To Seat Democratic State Senator

Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or His Boss

Pence told Trump he doesn't have power to block certification of Biden win

Mike Pompeo Appears To Finally Acknowledge Trump Loss, 9 Weeks After Election Day

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1/4/21

GOP congressman suggests he regrets his vote for Trump

The Cheneys take on Trump

Senate GOP opposition grows to objecting to Electoral College results

Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

Central Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse won’t join GOP effort to block Biden electoral votes

Mitt Romney calls Republican effort to reject Electoral College votes a threat to democracy

Tom Cotton and Chip Roy inject some logic into the GOP’s alogical electoral college gambit

How Republicans challenging Biden’s win are trying to have it both ways

Freshman senators backing Trump’s baseless election challenge showcase Republican radicalization

Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election

Trump pressure campaign on Georgia backfires with GOP

Republican senators in Georgia runoffs get late boost from real estate, Wall Street donors

Georgia Secretary of State Blocks Caller After Receiving Unhinged Threats

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1/3/21

Bitter GOP split upends the pomp as a new Congress takes over

Cruz disrupting the electoral college count won’t change anything. It can still hurt democracy.

Cruz says people accusing him of sedition need to 'calm down'

Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

Cotton breaks with conservative colleagues who will oppose electoral vote count

Hogan says lawmakers' 'scheme' to overturn election results 'makes a mockery of our system'

A GOP lawmaker objected to seating US representatives from battleground states in response to colleagues that plan to object to the presidential election results

Paul Ryan excoriates planned GOP effort to challenge Biden's Electoral College win as 'anti-democratic and anti-conservative'

Skeptical Lindsey Graham suggests GOP Electoral College challenge is 'a political dodge'

Chris Christie says GOP lawmakers' objection of electoral college certification 'will go nowhere'

Conservatives push back on Washington state’s COVID-19 restrictions with protests and legislation

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1/2/21

Cruz, cadre of other GOP senators vow not to certify Biden win without probe of baseless voter fraud claims

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win GOP torn over disputing electoral college results
(McConnell asks party to accept Biden’s win, but some are heeding Trump instead.)

Pence 'welcomes' efforts of lawmakers to 'raise objections' to Electoral College results

‘Grace and humor’: The vice presidents who certified their own election losses

Romney: Plan to challenge election 'egregious ploy' that 'dangerously threatens' country

Lindsay Graham slammed Mitch McConnell for delaying $2,000 stimulus payments: 'Going from $600 to $2,000 doesn't make you a socialist'

As Some Deficit Hawks Turn Dove, the New Politics of Debt Are on Display

Nearly half of Americans blame Republicans and McConnell, and 32% blame Democrats and Pelosi for the lack of $2,000 stimulus checks, a new poll shows

McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2,000 relief fails

Sen. Hawley tramples the 2020 vote in his run to 2024

Five GOP contenders — other than Trump — for 2024

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1/1/21

Congress overrides a Trump veto for the first time with Senate vote on defense bill

Frustrations flare as $2,000 checks blocked for fourth straight day

Graham bucks McConnell: $2,000 payments 'not socialism'

Rep-elect on Trump's Electoral College challenge: 'There's no question in my mind that I think he won'

Romney urges sweeping vaccine plan as U.S. surpasses 20 million COVID-19 cases

Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia

Judge dismisses Gohmert lawsuit seeking to stymie Biden electoral college count

Ex-GOP senator suggests forming new party, calls Trump 'ringmaster' of Republicans

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12/31/20

McConnell refuses to budge on $2,000 stimulus checks as Schumer offers separate votes on other Trump demands

Sen. Sasse calls effort to overturn electoral college vote a 'dangerous ploy'

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse slams Republicans who plan to delay certification of Joe Biden's win

GOP lawmaker criticizes Trump, colleagues for 'trying to discredit' the election

Lindsey Graham calls for stand-alone vote on $2,000 stimulus checks

Early Voting Numbers in Georgia Senate Races Put G.O.P. on Edge

Sen. David Perdue became wealthy outsourcing work to Asia. Now the former CEO stands with Trump, who wants to ‘end our reliance on China.’

Georgia’s Perdue to quarantine after possible coronavirus exposure, on weekend before Senate runoffs

The Unbearable Weakness of Trump’s Minions
(Senator Josh Hawley isn’t just engaging in civic vandalism—he is an emblem of a weak and rotten Republican Party.)

Vice President Pence seeks rejection of lawsuit that aimed to expand his power to overturn the presidential election

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12/30/20

McConnell says push by Democrats, Trump for $2,000 stimulus checks has ‘no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate’

Hawley’s plan to contest electoral college vote certification ensures drawn-out process

GOP senator to object to Electoral College results, forcing Congress to vote on overturning Biden's win

Trump upends GOP’s renewed focus on deficits, splitting party with push for $2,000 checks

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12/29/20

McConnell blocks Democrats’ attempt to quickly approve $2,000 stimulus checks amid pressure on GOP to act

Senate GOP blocks swift vote on Trump’s $2,000 checks

GOP pollster says Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks is a nightmare for Republicans in Georgia

GOP Sens. Loeffler, Perdue Announce Support For Trump's $2,000 Stimulus Checks Drive

GOP senator says he'll block consent for $2,000 stimulus checks

Growing GOP Support for Independent Counsel To Investigate Hunter Biden’s Foreign Business Dealings

Ted Cruz Got $35 Million For Billionaire Fracking Donors In Last COVID-19 Aid: Report

Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say

Luke Letlow, GOP congressman-elect from Louisiana, dies of covid-19

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12/28/20

GOP official hospitalised twice with Covid since attending White House Hanukkah party

Congressman, other Republicans sue Vice President Pence in last-ditch effort to overturn Biden win

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12/27/20

Five GOP senators to watch in next month's Electoral College fight

GOP Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair says he'll vote in favor of $2,000 checks

Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting

GOP senator on Trump pardons: 'It is legal, it is constitutional, but I think it's a misuse of the power'

‘Sad and an utter scam’: Republican congressman accuses Trump of temper tantrums and conspiracy theories

Marco Rubio accuses Fauci of having ‘lied’ about face masks and ‘distorting’ facts

Violence against women surges during COVID-19 crisis as Senate Republicans block anti-domestic violence law

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12/26/20

Graham: Trump 'more determined than ever' to get bigger stimulus payments

Lindsey Graham finally wants to begin a dialogue about the debt

Despite smooth election, GOP leaders seek vote restrictions

Judge dismisses Nunes's defamation suit against Washington Post

Former Bush Official Lashes GOP For Supporting 'Delusional' And 'Unhinged' Trump

Mnuchin’s loyalty to Trump could end with painful setback as president shreds stimulus deal
(Democrats and Republicans had thought Mnuchin was speaking for the president in negotiating the $908 billion pact, but Trump quickly called it a ‘disgrace’)

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12/25/20

GOP turns to Georgia White evangelicals to save Senate majority

GOP seeks to avoid messy Trump fight over Electoral College

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12/24/20

Trump's Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides GOP and Threatens Recovery

Judge throws out GOP lawsuit to close Georgia ballot drop boxes after business hours

House Republicans block Democrats’ effort to advance $2,000 stimulus checks pushed by Trump
(The Christmas Eve move came as Trump was refusing to sign a $900 billion economic relief package into law)

Relief bill being sent to Trump in Florida

FL Gov. DeSantis won’t prioritize essential workers for vaccine

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12/23/20

GOP senator on Trump pardons: 'This is rotten to the core'

Republicans waiting to see what Trump does on relief package

Republicans vent over surprise Trump move on COVID-19 relief

Trump Directs His Wrecking Ball at the COVID-19 Relief Bill and Mitch McConnell

McCarthy to offer UC request to revisit foreign spending in omnibus

We've finally arrived at the moment every Republican should've seen coming

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12/22/20

McConnell: Senate to return Dec. 29 for potential Trump veto override vote

Exasperated over last-minute budget vote, Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez find rare agreement

Sen. Romney against $600 stimulus checks, wanted smaller relief package

Rick Scott was one of six senators to vote against spending bill. Here’s why

Graham responds to 'clueless' Biden: 'It's not personal'

Republicans plunge into open battle over attempts to overturn Trump’s loss to Biden

Growing number of GOP lawmakers back Electoral College challenge

Republican Leaders in Congress Could Stop This at Any Point. They Choose Not To.
(The profitable vein of idiocy running through American conservatism—and, therefore, through the Republican Party—will continue for the foreseeable future.)

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12/21/20

Senate approves huge spending package, sends economic relief measure to Trump for enactment

As Senate pro-tempore, Grassley could preside over counting of Electoral College votes if Pence is unable

'In the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog,' Senate Majority Whip John Thune says of House GOP attempts to overturn the election

Republicans desperate to avoid floor fight over Electoral College vote

As Trump pushes baseless fraud claims, Republicans pledge tougher voting rules

McConnell vows to hold votes on Biden's Cabinet picks

Anger as Republican lawmakers who played down pandemic jump vaccine queue

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12/20/20

Senators reach deal on Fed powers, setting stage for coronavirus relief passage

Senate majority leader announces approximately $900 billion deal on emergency relief package

Hill leaders reach $900 billion Covid relief deal in breakthrough following partisan disputes

Here’s what’s in the new $900 billion stimulus package

Congress to approve $1.375 billion for border wall in 2021

Republican officials say Colorado elections are fair. Some Republican voters doubt it

Romney: Trump has 'blind spot' on Russia in face of hacking 'invasion'

'Really sad': Romney says Trump should tout vaccines instead of election conspiracies

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12/19/20

Lawmakers reach compromise over GOP proposal to rein in Fed’s powers, clearing path for a stimulus package deal

Senate GOP absences snag Trump nominees

GOP congressman says he will not take the Covid vaccine because he’s ‘an American'

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12/18/20

GOP senator blocks bill to provide $1,200 stimulus checks

COVID-19 stimulus talks hit an unexpected setback when a GOP senator insisted on extra rules to throttle lending by the Federal Reserve

Top Republicans offer conflicting messages about Trump’s loss while campaigning in Georgia

GOP turns to Georgia White evangelicals to save Senate majority

Judge skewers GOP over suit targeting newly registered voters in Georgia

An outraged Kemp blasts pro-Trump conspiracy theorists harassing his family

GOP inches toward an unprecedented attempt to overturn the 2020 election

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12/17/20

McConnell signals stimulus checks are one of the 'major pillars' of the deal

McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal

Top GOP senator warns of potential for brief shutdown

Sen.-elect Tuberville suggests he'll back effort on challenge Electoral College vote

Romney: 'Stunning' for White House not to respond on Russian cyberattack

After Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis, GOP Lawmaker Deletes Post Mocking Precautions

GOP places focus anywhere but Atlanta in Georgia runoffs

Chuck Grassley hasn't called Joe Biden, but says 'I would talk to him' if he calls

Texas lawsuit was the last straw. I'm leaving the Republican Party: Former NH GOP chair

Pence said planning to visit Israel on international tour starting January 6

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12/16/20

McConnell's knockout blow against Trump

Senate GOP to Trump: The election is over

Johnson, Lee don't plan to challenge Electoral College results

Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges Joe Biden is president-elect

Ron Johnson Ran a Grievance-Laced Puppet Show Starring the President*'s Disgruntled Devotees

Ron Johnson could take his last stand Wednesday as Trump’s most stalwart Senate defender

How Republicans are spinning their election fraud falsehoods now that many are acknowledging Biden’s win

Rand Paul claims election 'in many ways was stolen' during Krebs hearing

Republicans hold slight edge in Georgia Senate runoffs: poll

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12/15/20

McConnell congratulates Biden, warns Senate Republicans not to reject president-elect’s victory

McConnell acknowledges Biden win: ‘Our country officially has a president-elect and vice president-elect’

McConnell urges GOP senators not to object to Electoral College vote

McConnell says Senate won't leave until Covid aid is passed

McConnell sets up a clash with Trump over who’s in charge in the GOP

Mitt Romney says he knows losing hurts, but blasts Trump for claiming fraud

Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he's registering Democrat

GOP gubernatorial candidate in Virginia calls on Trump to declare martial law

Virginia county Republicans condemn GOP congressman for considering vote for Biden

Georgia GOP senators dig in on refusal to recognize Biden win

Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Biden's victory

Mitt Romney and Joe Manchin: How we compromised on covid-19 relief

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12/14/20

McConnell plans final push on Trump judges

In a first, leading Republicans call Biden president-elect

Michigan congressman leaving GOP over Trump's attempt to overturn election

Senate GOP leaders seek to put an end to election disputes

Hogan on Republicans who won't accept election result: 'They are out of runway'

A GOP stalwart, he stood up to Trump
(The stunning reward for Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling: death threats.)

As Rep. Rob Bishop leaves Congress after 18 years, he says his biggest beef is no one there listens anymore

Senate GOP warns Biden against picking Sally Yates as attorney general

Most Americans want stimulus checks, reject GOP's 'red line' on liability protections, poll shows

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12/13/20

Trump allies in Congress to challenge election results

The GOP’s Minority Rule Caucus reveals its contempt for democracy

The G.O.P. Can No Longer Be Relied On to Protect Democracy

Wallace grills Scalise on Texas lawsuit: 'You were talking about disenfranchising the 10 million Biden voters'

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12/12/20

Trump and his GOP allies vow to ‘fight on’ after Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to overturn election results

Republican officials have followed Trump along his dangerous and destructive path

The Texas GOP had a fit after the Supreme Court rejected their bid to flip the election in Trump's favor, and now they're hinting at secession

The Supreme Court Rejects Texas’s Shameful Lawsuit, But There Has to Be a Reckoning

'An Indelible Stain': How the GOP Tried to Topple a Pillar of Democracy

After dud Texas lawsuit, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse says that the Supreme Court 'closed the book on the nonsense.'

DeSantis defends incident involving former health employee: 'It was not a raid'

GOP Congressman-Elect Praises Maskless Trump Supporters: 'This Is A Phony Pandemic'

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12/11/20

Supreme Court dismisses bid led by Texas attorney general to overturn the presidential election results, blocking Trump’s legal path to reverse his loss

House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit

Texas GOP chair floats secession for 'law-abiding states' after Supreme Court defeat

Giuliani says Trump team 'not finished' after Supreme Court defeat

Ted Cruz says Senate will likely blockade Biden's nominations based on debunked election fraud allegations

Trump Ally Nunes Seeks to Derail Key Bill Funding Intelligence 
Community
(The spy agencies will still get money, but Trump’s House allies are trying to hobble much-needed reforms.)

Congress votes to send defense bill to Trump with veto-proof majorities

Sen. Mike Lee blocks bills to create U.S. Latino, women's history museums

Republicans have ‘concerns’ about Trump — but won’t let reporters quote them by name about it

It’s Not Just Trump’s War on Democracy Anymore
(Republicans have gone far beyond merely humoring their losing leader.)

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12/10/20

McConnell rejects bipartisan Covid relief plan while House adjourns until next week

Missouri Republican Sen. Hawley unveils plan for second $1,200 stimulus checks

Relief talks show GOP divisions

Economic relief talks in disarray as congressional bickering intensifies
(Hopes for a $908 billion deal are fading as Senate GOP leadership distances itself from the talks)

Senate squabbling sparks shutdown threat

House GOP ready to sacrifice military bill and troop pay to appease Trump

Shutdown a possibility as Rand holds up defense bill

Graham says Stacey Abrams 'conned' Georgia GOP into helping Biden win

GOP puts big money on Georgia runoffs

With time running out, Trump and GOP allies turn up pressure on Supreme Court in election assault

The GOP Abandons Democracy
(One hundred and six Republican members of Congress, and 18 state attorneys general, are asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election.)

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12/9/20

Romney: 'Nuts' to invite doctor who questioned coronavirus vaccine to Senate hearing

Republicans plot their first and last Trump rebellion
(The annual defense policy bill is where GOP lawmakers draw the line)

GOP Texas senator questions 'legal theory' behind Trump's lawsuit to challenge state's election results

GOP senator won't rule out challenging Electoral College results in Congress

Trump asks Cruz to argue Texas case

Senate rejects attempt to block Trump's UAE arms sale

The Republican fixation that’s blocking more stimulus

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12/8/20

Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to reverse Biden’s Pennsylvania win

As Biden passes 'safe harbor' milestone, Republicans on inaugural committee refuse to say he won

Mitt Romney tears into Republicans who are threatening to protest the Electoral College vote that will confirm Biden's election victory

McConnell and McCarthy say they believe in democracy — but stand by as Trump incinerates it

McConnell backs off demand for liability protection in Covid stimulus negotiations

White House pushes Senate GOP to include $600 stimulus payments in relief package

Republicans Make Clear Their Georgia Senate Strategy: Attack Warnock

GOP officials overwhelmingly side against Trump’s voter fraud claims — when forced to decide

What Brian Kemp reveals about Donald Trump's true nature

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12/7/20

Mitt Romney ‘can’t wait’ to get the vaccine

GOP women’s record-breaking success reflects party’s major shift on recruiting and supporting female candidates

Many Georgia Republicans put Trump ahead of party and expect him to stay as president, hurting chances in Senate runoff

Senator says Trump, McConnell likely to back COVID-19 relief

Coronavirus liability protection for companies remains 'red line' and 'poison pill' of stimulus talks

McConnell says Senate will pass defense bill despite veto threat

Trump critic: I am not afraid of Trump

Cruz offers to argue Pennsylvania election case before Supreme Court

Conservative nonprofit group challenging election results around the country has tie to Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis

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12/6/20

Trump’s refusal to concede stalls GOP reckoning over 2020 loss

GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next

Georgia governor rebuffs Trump’s call for special session to overturn election results, top official says

Krebs says it's "well past the time" for GOP to acknowledge Trump defeat

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID

Barr considering stepping down before Trump's term ends

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12/5/20

Senate GOP brushes off long-shot attempt to fight Biden win

Just 27 congressional Republicans acknowledge Biden’s win, Washington Post survey finds

GOP Rep. Kinzinger wages a lonely fight against Trump’s falsehoods and right-wing disinformation

William Barr’s Break with Donald Trump

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12/4/20

How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to end ‘discrimination’ in U.S. immigration system

Ron DeSantis Is the Yammiest of the Vulgar Talking Yam's Lackeys
(In perfect imitation of his idol in the White House, the Florida governor sidelined any real experts that he had on hand in Florida.)

Florida Governor Misled Public on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mitt Romney blasts Trump for 'heartbreaking' loss of life caused by poor leadership

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12/3/20

Pelosi and McConnell resume talks as Congress rushes to strike a Covid stimulus deal

Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support

Senate confirms Christopher Waller to the Fed board as Judy Shelton’s path narrows

Chuck Grassley: Congress should approve aid to help states administer coronavirus vaccine

Georgia Republicans Contort Themselves to Avoid Trump’s Fury

Trump roils Georgia GOP as party waits to see if presidential visit helps — or hurts — in crucial Senate runoffs

Republicans need to move beyond Trump ahead of Georgia Senate runoff, say GOP strategists

David Perdue appears to tacitly acknowledge Biden’s victory in video call with Republican group

Trump reportedly derailed a GOP meeting about the Georgia Senate runoffs by praising QAnon

Mo Brooks planning to challenge Electoral College votes

Republican U.S. judges choose Constitution over Trump as election fraud cases keep failing

Giuliani rips Dems who act like they have more credibility than thousands who signed affidavits

Trump's Lawyers Are Making Such a Mess That Newt Gingrich Felt Compelled to Say Something

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12/2/20

McConnell, Schumer seem far apart on unemployment benefits, stimulus proposals

Senate GOP leader sticking with partisan COVID-19 relief plan

Lamar Alexander's parting shot: Senate needs 'a change of behavior'

Romney and bipartisan group propose a $908 billion emergency COVID-19 relief package

‘Someone’s going to get killed’: GOP election official in Georgia blames President Trump for fostering violent threats

GOP leader McDaniel to run for 3rd term with Trump's backing

GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud

Republican frustration builds over Cabinet picks

List of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longer

Trump's threat to veto annual defense policy bill falls flat on Capitol Hill

Mike Pence Backs Away From the Trump Election ‘Fraud’ Train Wreck

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12/1/20

McConnell shoots down bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan as stalemate drags on

McConnell offering new coronavirus relief bill after talks with Mnuchin, Meadows

McConnell shrugs as Georgia Republicans excoriate Trump and Washington over bogus election claims

Senate coronavirus aid proposal calls for $17 billion for airlines

Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge

US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Senate Republicans called out for hypocrisy after complaining about Biden nominee's tweets

Ohio GOP lawmakers are trying to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over his covid-19 rules. He says they’re ignoring reality.

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11/30/20

Mitch McConnell is still playing hardball on coronavirus relief

Senate confirms two Trump picks for energy regulation panel

GOP lawmaker says he's been called a 'traitor' by people close to him for recognizing Biden win

Graham: Trump should attend Biden inauguration 'if' Biden wins

Predictably, some Republican voters in Georgia are turning on the party

Marco Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction

Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate

How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to hold Facebook, Google, Amazon more accountable

Rand Paul: Anthony Fauci owes apology to 'every single parent and school-age child in America'

Trump’s latest Fox News rant was one of his most dangerous. Republicans can’t ignore it.

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11/29/20

With all eyes on Georgia, RNC chair tries to convince Republicans to vote in runoff elections

In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump's Election Narrative

GOP turns to Biden transition

South Dakota's governor encouraged people to go shopping the same day the state reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death total

Pennsylvania Republican ‘informed of positive Covid result while in meeting with Trump’

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11/28/20

McConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge

GOP congressman calls party's refusal to acknowledge Biden's win a 'massive grift' and says Trump 'forgot he was serving people and not himself'

Republicans lob accusations of elitism at ‘Middle Class Joe’ — a sign of the upended politics of populism

Former CIA head, Cruz trade jabs over killing of Iranian nuclear scientist: 'You are unworthy to represent the good people of Texas'

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11/27/20

Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden

GOP mulls its future after Trump

Texas Supreme Court denies Republicans’ petition to throw out more than 100,000 drive-thru votes

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11/26/20

Trump’s baseless election fraud claims in Georgia turn Senate runoffs into a ‘high-wire act’ for Republicans

GOP effort to invalidate more than 2.5 million votes in Pennsylvania dealt another setback

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11/25/20

McConnell still mum on Biden’s win as Trump administration begins transition

Former Republican House speaker Paul Ryan tells Trump to concede and stop ‘undermining democracy’

Nearly a sixth of the Senate Republican caucus has tested positive for coronavirus

Governor of Wyoming tests COVID-19 positive

Georgia secretary of state says he's a Trump voter 'now being thrown under the bus by him'

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11/24/20

McConnell pushed Trump to nominate Barrett on the night of Ginsburg's death

Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent

Rubio signals opposition to Biden Cabinet picks

Sen. Mike Lee continues to defend Trump’s questioning of election results

Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's planning to return to work next week after COVID-19 diagnosis

Giuliani admits to exaggerating claims of voter fraud after saying Detroit had more voters than citizens

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11/23/20

Republican national security experts call on Trump to concede, begin transition

Why the Trump campaign’s big legal flameout in Pennsylvania seems like a turning point, even for Republicans

GOP senator says Biden's vote lead 'has not changed,' urges country to 'move forward'

Biden moves forward as GOP breaks with Trump rise

Trump relents on transition as Republicans join mounting calls for him to acknowledge Biden’s win

John Kasich Stunned GOP Isn't Defending Democracy Against Trump

Guadagno: GOPers ‘cowardly and shameless’ for backing Trump election claims

Republican official: Trump efforts to undermine Georgia results could 'suppress the vote' in U.S. Senate runoff elections
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11/22/20

Murkowski calls on Trump to begin transition process, decries 'pressure campaign on state legislators'

Pressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win

GOP senator calls for cooperation on Biden transition: 'I'd rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare'

Trump’s quest to overturn election runs into quiet resistance from local and state Republicans

Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump

Chris Christie calls the conduct of Trump’s legal team a ‘national embarrassment’

Duty or Party? For Republicans, a Choice on Whether to Enable Trump

Reporter Carl Bernstein names 21 GOP senators who 'repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump'

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11/21/20

GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics

GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results

Most Republicans greet Trump’s push to overturn the election with a customary response: Silence

GOP Michigan ex-governor says state board will certify Biden winner over 'bully' Trump

Republican leaders ask Michigan election board to delay certification of results, in latest GOP effort to cast doubt on the vote

Republican leaders swore an oath to defend the Constitution. That means telling Trump it’s over.

Republicans bring out the big guns in Georgia runoff election, but Trump’s refusal to concede sparks concern

Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden's Nominees

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11/20/20

Mitch McConnell says Congress should redirect unspent stimulus money to prop up small businesses, backing Mnuchin in his fight against the Fed

McConnell proposes shifting funds to COVID aid

Cheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud

GOP governor, a Trump critic, calls for end to president’s ‘ridiculous challenges’ of Biden win

Mitt Romney calls Trump’s actions ‘undemocratic,’ while the Utah GOP stands with the president

More conservatives break with Trump over election claims

Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump's risky endgame

Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for Covid, says he has ‘very mild symptoms’ and will work from home

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11/19/20

McConnell, Pelosi hunt for funding deal as shutdown deadline looms

GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat — but not in public

Romney on Trump election tactics: 'Difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action' by president

Sasse condemns Giuliani's 'wild press conferences': They 'erode public trust'

The corrosive consequences of GOP leaders humoring Trump as he sows doubt in democracy

GOP’s post-election tactics are causing more concern about suppressing the Black vote, even after it happened

Why the GOP is sticking with Trump’s election deceit

Utah’s two senators split over Trump’s move to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq

Pompeo Visits West Bank Settlement and Offers Parting Gifts to Israeli Right

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11/18/20

Republicans Confirm Another One Of Trump's Unqualified Court Picks

Senators move to block Trump's $23B UAE arms sale

GOP breaks with Trump firing of cyber chief: Adds to 'confusion and chaos'

GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler accused of violating ethics rules with fundraising pitch

Graham rebuffs 'the Squad' on calls for him to resign over Georgia meddling

Mitt Romney criticizes Trump for withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Trump allies more outraged than Democrats over his Afghanistan pullout

Sen. Mike Lee again gripes that Twitter, Facebook are biased against conservatives — including him

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11/17/20

McConnell: Transfer of power will happen on time

Republican Officials Have Got to Start Telling Their Voters the Truth About the Election

McConnell: Transfer of power will happen on time

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, third in line for the presidency, tests positive for covid

Senate blocks Judy Shelton nomination to the Fed

The Republican governors who are changing their tunes on masks

Republicans sound alarm on Georgia Senate runoffs as they privately weigh Trump’s influence

In reversal, GOP officials in key Michigan county certify ballot count after striking a compromise with Democrat

GOP senator: Trump shouldn't fire top cybersecurity official

GOP senators congratulate Harris on Senate floor

Graham becomes center of Georgia storm

Ted Cruz Tweet About Mask-Wearing Senator's 'Fake Virtue' Falls Flat On Its Face

State GOP lawmakers say they'll seek to impeach Whitmer

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11/16/20

Md. Gov. Hogan tells Trump 'the time has come' to concede

Georgia secretary of state says Graham, other Republicans have pressured him to toss legal ballots

Graham denies pressuring top Georgia election official to throw out some ballots

Third GOP senator comes out against controversial Trump Fed nominee

Iowa governor reverses course, issues statewide mask mandate

State GOP lawmakers say they'll seek to impeach Whitmer

Pulling US troops out of Afghanistan would be as 'humiliating' as Vietnam War defeat, top Republican says

Chuck Todd: Every GOP senator declined interviews this weekend

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11/15/20

GOP leaders in 4 states won by Biden quash dubious Trump bid to flip electors
(Rejecting a scheme backed by some of the US president’s allies, Republican lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say they won’t defy the will of the voters)

GOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes

2 more GOP governors push Trump to start the formal presidential transition process with Biden

Republicans increasingly urge Trump to begin formal transition

John Bolton urges Republicans to publicly reject Trump's voter fraud claims

GOP Sen. David Perdue won't debate Democratic challenger ahead of run-off election

A secretive Republican group called Amish PAC ended the election cycle with money in its pocket

‘The showdown of all showdowns’: Control of the Senate hinges on Georgia’s wild runoff elections

Biden Asked Republicans to Give Him a Chance. They're Not Interested.

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11/14/20

COVID-19 is threatening the economy. So are McConnell and the GOP

Republicans face setbacks in three key legal challenges; Trump law firm quits

North Dakota governor changes tack and issues mask mandate

Minn. GOP State Senate Warns Only Republicans Of COVID Outbreak

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11/13/20

RNC to spend at least $20 million on Georgia's Senate races

Trump and GOP rush to “quietly pack the FEC with partisans” after election, watchdog group warns

Young Kim takes down Democrat in California House rematch

Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, supporter of QAnon, denounces House mask requirement

Spencer Cox rejects Trump’s claim of voter fraud, says there’s ‘no evidence’

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11/12/20

Senior GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley says Biden should receive classified intelligence briefings from Trump administration

Trump and his followers are on the 'crazy train' with unhinged election conspiracies, Republican congressman says

Senate Republicans relent, say Biden should start getting access to intel

Growing number of Republicans say Biden should have access to classified briefings

How long can Republicans keep helping Trump delegitimize the election?

Karl Rove was a warrior in the GOP’s voter fraud crusades. Even he says it’s over for Trump.

‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Mitt Romney on the election, conspiracy theories and more

Texas senator suggests it's too soon to declare Biden the winner because Puerto Rico is still counting votes

‘We’re the ones who won’: McCarthy guarantees 2022 House majority after GOP stymies Democrats in suburbs

Arizona's GOP attorney general: Trump likely lost state, no evidence of fraud

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11/11/20

McConnell says he does not expect interrupted presidential transition

GOP Senator Pat Toomey Calls on Trump Admin. to Cooperate with Biden Transition Team

GOP senator says Biden should get access to intelligence briefings

Why GOP superlawyer Ben Ginsberg is bucking his party and blasting Trump’s baseless election claims

Republicans echo Trump’s baseless election claims, undermining Biden’s transition

Arizona's GOP AG says people voted Republican, but not for Trump

Mitt Romney says wearing masks doesn’t show lack of commitment to conservatism

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s new data analyst: an anti-mask sports blogger with no credentials

Republicans who could serve in a Biden government

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11/10/20

GOP unveils $1.4T spending bill amid post-election turmoil

Like Mitt Romney, Utah Rep. John Curtis now recognizes Joe Biden as president-elect

GOP senator says Trump should cooperate on transition

Baker slams Trump challenge to election results; says it is ‘not in the best interest’ of the country

Utah Sen. Mike Lee still refuses to say Biden won election

GOP senator: Trump 'may not have been defeated

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis defeats Democrat Cal Cunningham in North Carolina

Martha McSally refuses to concede Arizona Senate race even as math shows she can’t win

Invigorated House Republicans aim to squeeze Democrats

Pennsylvania Republicans plan 'extraordinary measures' to delay election results

Trump wants a recount in Wisconsin, but the RNC is shifting staff from that state to Georgia for Senate fight

Most Republicans don’t yet dare to cross Donald Trump
(For now they have more to gain from indulging him than from accepting his defeat)

If Republicans Push This Long Enough, It Will Take on a Life of Its Own

Barr sparks DOJ firestorm with election probes memo

Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Affordable Care Act over latest challenge from Trump, GOP

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11/9/20

McConnell declines in floor speech to congratulate Biden as president-elect

Mitch McConnell: Trump is '100% within his rights' to challenge election

Lindsey Graham’s curious and conspiratorial argument for why Trump should fight election results

REPUBLICANS ARE STANDING BY TRUMP, EVEN AS THE WORLD MOVES ON

As Trump Refuses to Concede, G.O.P. Remains Divided

Even in defeat, the embers of Trumpism still burn in the Republican Party

Trump supporters launch small, disparate efforts to fight election results as no GOP or Trump allegations of irregularities have been proved

Trump readies suits; allies dig in
(Senior Republicans stand by president’s refusal to concede as President-elect Biden plans for transition.)

Georgia GOP senators call on Georgia secretary of state to resign

31 former GOP House members urge Donald Trump to accept Joe Biden election win

Barr clears Justice Dept. to investigate alleged voting irregularities as Trump makes unfounded fraud claims

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11/8/20

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

Lindsey Graham: If Trump concedes election, Republicans will 'never' elect another president

Republicans split on Biden win as Trump digs in

GOP senator hedges on acknowledging Biden win: 'It's time for the president's lawyers to present the facts'

Romney: A ‘graceful departure' is not in Trump’s nature

George W. Bush congratulates Biden on win and his 'patriotic' victory speech

Republican Maryland governor: 'Whether you like it or not, it's time to get behind the winner of the race'

Republican Philadelphia official responsible for vote counting says office getting death threats

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11/7/20

Cruz, Graham add fuel to Trump's inflammatory, false vote-fraud charges

Trump lost — so what happens to the GOP?

Joining Trump's war on voting was a test of loyalty for the GOP. Will it keep up the fight?

Trump Is Deliberately Eroding Faith In Democracy. The GOP Is Helping.

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11/6/20

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McConnell and Pelosi are once again at odds over the size of a coronavirus stimulus package

McConnell says big stimulus bill not needed after better-than-expected jobs report

Pennsylvania Republicans win Supreme Court order to enforce separation of late-arriving ballots

Supreme Court orders separate count of late-arriving Pa. ballots

Republican Senator: No evidence to support Trump’s vote-fraud claims

Romney: Trump's election fraud claim wrong, 'reckless'

Republicans must follow Mitt Romney’s example and rebuke Donald Trump

GOP splits over Trump’s false election claims, unfounded fraud allegations

Graham: Biden 'deserves a Cabinet' if he wins

Backing Trump’s falsehoods, two Senate allies attack legitimacy of vote count
(Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz warn Republicans may reject ballot results if they turn against president)

With GOP at crossroads, Trump team employs fear tactics in bid to keep Republican lawmakers in line

Republicans are amplifying the president’s lies. This has never been more dangerous.

Fight for Senate majority boils down to Georgia

Georgia Senate race between Perdue, Ossoff heads to runoff

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Mitch McConnell is already preparing to torpedo Joe Biden's Cabinet picks

Mitch McConnell Has Let It Be Known He Will Continue to Be an Obstructive Jackass If Joe Biden Wins

McConnell opens door for lame-duck deal on emergency spending

Romney after Trump briefing: 'Counting every vote is at the heart of democracy'

Graham to donate $500K to Trump's legal defense fund

Republicans rebuke Trump over claims of voter fraud

Election splits Congress, GOP bolstered as Democrats falter

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McConnell says reaching an economic stimulus deal is ‘job one’ when Senate returns

Republican allies break with Trump, say take time to count all the votes

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham to Win Reelection over Well-Funded Challenger Jaime Harrison

Collins Wins 5th Term in US Senate as Gideon Concedes Costly Maine Race

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11/2/20

Last stand of the Republican moderate

Cindy McCain reveals 'the final straw' with Trump that led to Biden endorsement

Ex-RNC officials won't back Trump

Martha McSally’s Humiliation, and the Republican Party’s

‘We Love What They Did’: Marco Rubio Praises Texas Trump Fan Caravan That Swarmed Biden Bus

The Republican Party has lurched towards populism and illiberalism

Federal judge rejects GOP challenge to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Democratic-leaning Houston

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11/1/20

GOP tries to save its Senate majority, with or without Trump

Graham’s Bitter Closing Pitch: Libs Hate Me, So Vote for Me

Alaska GOP senator’s ad against Jewish challenger criticized as anti-Semitic

Texas high court denies GOP effort to reject Houston votes

Conservative Supreme Court justices are threatening a post-election coup
(They are pushing a theory that makes a mockery of America’s constitutional design.)

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10/31/20

Republicans shift from challenging rules to preparing to challenge individual ballots

Trump and GOP look to courts to change the rules on counting votes

Trump drags down GOP senators, giving Democrats more paths to the majority

Want to save the GOP? Vote for Joe Biden: Trumpism must be isolated to be destroyed

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10/30/20

McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021

McConnell expects coronavirus stimulus in 2021, while Pelosi and Trump push for a deal sooner

Top Senate GOP super PAC makes final $4.6M investment in Michigan Senate race

Republican Senate Candidates Are Chickening Out of Their Debates From Maine to Mississippi

Mike Pence at Des Moines rally: Joni Ernst is an 'unwavering ally of President Trump and the MAGA agenda'

Five Reagan White House lawyers endorse Biden, saying Trump has ‘fomented hatred’

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10/29/20

Mitch McConnell’s approval drops nationwide despite political win with Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

GOP sees path to hold Senate majority

Lindsey Graham, you're on your own

Georgia senator to skip debate after Democratic rival goes viral

In a pivotal race in North Carolina, Democrats try to paint the incumbent as ‘pharma’s favorite senator’

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10/28/20

McConnell says Barrett nomination helped some vulnerable GOP incumbents, gives even odds on holding the Senate

McConnell: Battle for Senate 'a 50-50 proposition'

McConnell and Schumer's relationship shredded after court brawl

Lindsey Graham, Thom Tillis pushed for controversial casino after donations from gambling mogul

Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter's Dorsey: 'Who the hell elected you?'

Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown

Trump's disrespect of Sen. Martha McSally was painful to watch

Fox News cuts off Lindsey Graham in the middle of his latest money plea

Flake cuts ad for Biden: 'Character' matters

U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Republicans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina vote-by-mail fights

Former U.S. attorneys — all Republicans — back Biden, saying Trump threatens ‘the rule of law’

Why I’m Leaving the Republican Party

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10/27/20

Ted Cruz is asked why national debt is paramount to Republicans only when a Democrat is in the White House

Cruz: Hunter Biden attacks don't move 'a single voter'

Republicans could suffer from Chinese company’s failure to buy Montana beef

Utah Sens. Romney and Lee join GOP parade of praise for Amy Coney Barrett before confirmation vote

‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?
(President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett’s confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.)

Trump wants election night result, but GOP has fought to make sure many ballots won't be counted by then

GOP governors have overwhelmingly encouraged masks. Trump still resists them.

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10/26/20

Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court, cementing its conservative majority

Barrett takes first oath as Supreme Court justice after highly partisan Senate vote

Justice Clarence Thomas administers constitutional oath swearing in Amy Coney Barrett

Murkowski predicts Barrett won't overturn Roe v. Wade

McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote

McConnell’s intriguing comment about the GOP and ‘the next election’

Poll: Nearly 7 in 10 US Jews think Republican Party holds anti-Semitic views

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10/25/20

Barrett nomination clears Senate hurdle, putting her on course to confirmation to Supreme Court

Collins and Ernst split on Barrett confirmation in tough re-election bids

How Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn busted Ted Cruz’s Obamacare bubble

Who's to blame for stalled stimulus talks?

At least 5 of Vice President Pence's aides test positive for coronavirus

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10/24/20

Fearful calls flood election offices as Trump attacks mail-in voting, threatening participation in GOP strongholds

'Of course not': McConnell responds to questions about whether there are health issues the public should be warned about concerning his bruised hands

Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session

Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

As Governor Resists Mask Mandate, Iowans Sour on the GOP

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10/23/20

National Republican Party Formally Backs QAnon Supporter

Senators Collins, Murkowski Vote Against Moving Forward with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Sen. Mike Lee calls Democratic protest of Supreme Court vote ‘pious pearl-clutching’

Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over

Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comment

Republican House candidate's website attacks critic for going to 'work for non white males'

GOP pollster says Trump won the final debate but Biden ‘won the war’

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10/22/20

GOP-led Senate panel advances Amy Coney Barrett despite Democrats’ boycott

Republicans vote to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate

The Ultimate “Bullshit Job”

GOP’s Marco Rubio: I’m open to voting for higher Covid stimulus because Americans need help

McConnell helps ‘working families’ by killing coronavirus relief. That’s rich, Mitch.

Senate Republicans fume as Mnuchin gives ground to Pelosi in search of deal

'Really dumb politics.' Some Republicans mystified by McConnell's hard line on coronavirus stimulus

GOP power shift emerges with Trump, McConnell

Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' For Endorsement From Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Abortion Group

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10/21/20

Feeling the pinch, GOP Senate committee restructures $20 million loan one month before the election

Graham wants to review ActBlue's source of small-dollar contributions

McCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments

White House pushing for stimulus deal within next 48 hours

Mitt Romney says he did not vote for Trump in the 2020 election

It is probably too late for Senate Republicans to distance themselves from Trump

Senate Republicans try to ignore Trump’s attacks on Fauci

Why Senate Republicans would rather approve a Supreme Court nominee than coronavirus stimulus

How Republican Senators Account for the Trump Presidency

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10/20/20

McConnell warns White House against making stimulus deal as Pelosi and Mnuchin inch closer

McConnell signals Senate Republicans don't want bigger Covid relief bill before election

Pandemic relief talks inch ahead but McConnell is resistant

Senate to vote Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Why some Senate Republicans are tiptoeing away from Trump

Fearing a loss, GOP senators keep distance from Trump and begin to ponder party's future

Some in North Dakota wish for tougher virus tack by governor

Administration officials alarmed by White House push to fast track lucrative 5G spectrum contract, sources say

Republican Voters Take a Radical Conspiracy Theory Mainstream
(QAnon, with encouragement from the president himself, has moved from online message boards to political rallies and congressional campaigns.)

GOP pollster Luntz blasts Trump campaign as worst he's ever seen

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10/19/20

GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election

Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing

Senate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court

GOP senators voice fears of a painful Trump loss

Behind in Polls, Republicans See a Silver Lining in Voter Registrations

Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended period for returning mail ballots in Pennsylvania

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10/18/20

Ernst Struggles in Iowa as Republicans Battle to Hold Senate Amid Trump's Woes

Lindsey Graham uses Amy Coney Barrett hearing to complain about Democratic rival's fundraising

Alaska GOP senator routinely voted for policies that benefited family's chemical company

Jacksonville seeks $150K from GOP convention host committee

The Republicans are fundamentally unserious people

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10/17/20

McConnell details $500 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote

One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McConnell's challenger

Fearing a 'Bloodbath,' Republican Senators Begin to Edge Away From Trump

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10/16/20

Poll shows Affordable Care Act challenge a liability for McConnell at home

Republicans sense the Trump train has finally gone off the rails, and they're tiptoeing toward the exits

Republicans increasingly seek distance from Trump

Fearing a ‘Blood Bath,’ Republican Senators Begin to Edge Away From Trump

Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’
(Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a scathing takedown of President Trump during a telephone town hall with constituents, saying he cozied up to dictators and white supremacists.)

GOP’s Sen. Sasse says Trump mistreats women, flirts with white supremacy and secretly mocks evangelicals

With Gardner trailing Hickenlooper, national GOP groups scale back spending in Colorado

Repeal loses its appeal for GOP
(Republicans who had opposed Obamacare now run away from a promise to nullify it.)

Georgia senator mocks Harris's name before Trump rally: 'Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know'

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10/15/20

Pelosi, Mnuchin cite progress in economic relief talks but eye obstacles with Senate Republicans

GOP adapts Obamacare message
(Fearing a voter backlash, Republicans downplay idea that Supreme Court might strike down the law.)

McConnell shoots down $1.8 trillion coronavirus deal, breaking with Trump

Maine’s Referendum on Susan Collins’s Reputation

Graham to Democrats: 'Y'all have a good chance of winning the White House'

           Nebraska Sen. Sasse rips Trump over COVID-19, foreign policy

First Amendment plays an unexpected starring role in Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing

Barrett confirmation hearing day four: ‘We have the votes,’ McConnell says of nomination

Christie says he was in ICU for 7 days battling Covid-19, urges Americans to wear masks

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10/14/20

McConnell plans vote on narrow economic relief measure while Trump urges lawmakers to ‘Go big or go home!!!

Sen. Mike Lee asks Amy Coney Barrett few questions; gives long speeches instead

Joni Ernst has embraced President Donald Trump. Will that hurt her or help her as she runs for a second term?

Lindsey Graham used Barrett's hearing to complain about his Senate opponent's massive fundraising hauls

Republicans win court battles as they go after drop boxes in key states

Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: ‘Be not afraid of the accusations that you’re a voter suppressor’

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10/12/20

People in the GOP, White House, and Trump campaign increasingly think they will lose the White House and maybe the Senate too, reports say

Trump's task: Resetting campaign that GOP fears is slipping

McGrath: McConnell 'can't get it done' on COVID-19 relief

Removing the bone in our throat: Senate must advance the stimulus bill

GOP Senator Diagnosed With COVID-19 Attends Barrett Hearing Sans Mask

Trump chief of staff refuses to speak to reporters with mask on

Supreme Court hearing offers pre-election tests for Lindsey Graham and other vulnerable senators

Yahoo News/YouGov poll: As opposition to Trump's pandemic approach grows, most voters want Senate to pass stimulus before considering Amy Coney Barrett

The GOP is lying its way toward expanding the Supreme Court’s conservative majority

Joni Ernst tours the state by motorcycle in the final days of 'tough, tough, tough' re-election fight

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10/11/20

Republicans start political distancing
(As Trump’s fortunes sink, allies back away, urging voters to save the Senate as a check on a President Biden.)

GOP sees falling Trump stock as growing threat to Senate majority

The transformation of Lindsey Graham

Graham dismisses calls to delay Barrett confirmation hearings

Susan Collins lashes out at Dem challenger as she fights the toughest battle of her political career

Don't believe Trump's hype about 'missing' ballots, Republican election official says

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10/10/20

Senate Republicans rip new White House coronavirus proposal

Graham says SC people of color can go anywhere in the state but 'need to be conservative, not liberal'

Graham, Harris share spotlight as Barrett hearings begin

GOP's Supreme Court push may box in Cory Gardner

Why We Still Need Democracy
(Imperfect as electoral systems are, they provide a vital accountability.)

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10/9/20

Mitch McConnell says a coronavirus stimulus package is ‘unlikely in the next three weeks’

Trump’s Struggles Ripple Across the Sun Belt, Endangering G.O.P. Stronghold

Republicans scramble to defend Mitch McConnell’s Senate majority

Ted Cruz warns the election ‘could be a bloodbath of Watergate proportions’ for GOP

Susan Collins struggles to change the subject from Brett Kavanaugh in Maine Senate race

Republicans are finally ready to diss Don

How Republicans are losing young voters

Bob Dole claims no Republicans on debate commission support Trump

Republican-backed ACA lawsuit also threatens Medicaid as enrollment grows during pandemic

A debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham and challenger Jamie Harrison got nixed after Graham refused to take a COVID-19 test

Federal judge shoots down Texas proclamation allowing one ballot drop-off location per county

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10/8/20

A Republican Party unraveling’: GOP plunged into crisis as Trump abruptly ends economic relief talks, dismisses virus

‘It wasn’t wise’: Republicans urge Trump to restart Covid talks

McConnell avoids visiting White House over its handling of coronavirus

A Group of Retired Republican Governors Comes Out for Biden

GOP senator defends not wearing a mask at Rose Garden Supreme Court event

COVID-19 at the Vice-Presidential Debate

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10/7/20

Republicans frustrated by Trump's messages on COVID-19 aid

Republican fears grow over rising Democratic tide

Republicans see 'grim' Senate map and edge away from Trump

Lindsey Graham, in a dead heat with Senate challenger, pleads for help

Mike Pence Refuses During Debate To Accept Election Results

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10/6/20

Murkowski after Trump halts talks: Congress must move on virus package

‘Unjustifiable hysteria’: Republican recalcitrance about the virus persists even as GOP faces growing turmoil

Infected senator vows ‘moon suit’ to vote Trump’s court pick

Susan Collins trails Democratic challenger by just 1 point, new Maine poll shows

Covid-19 complicates Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination
(The president is back after being hospitalised with the virus. But the pandemic may weaken the Republicans’ push to confirm Amy Coney Barrett)

Republicans can take a lesson from Australia’s conservatives on covid-19

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10/5/20

The serious political and health risks Republicans are taking in moving forward with the Barrett hearings

Sen. McConnell formally sidelines Senate floor action through October 19

As Trump fell ill, Republican report praised his leadership on pandemic response

GOP anxiety grows over Trump political roller coaster

Republicans face major head winds in final stretch to maintain Senate majority

GOP Sen. John Cornyn Criticizes Trump On COVID-19: 'A Lesson To All Of Us'

Kelly tops McSally by double digits in Arizona Senate race

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10/4/20

GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests for senators raise doubts about fast-track confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court choice

Tom Cotton: 'No doubt' coronavirus won't stop confirmation of SCOTUS nominee

GOP lawmaker calls on Pelosi to apologize for response to Trump contracting coronavirus

Lindsey Graham hammered by Democrat opponent who tells him to ‘be a man’ and likens him to a cheating child in election debate

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to retire in 2022

Barr reverses, will quarantine for several days after potential coronavirus exposure

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10/3/20

McConnell moves to delay Senate return after 3 lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

Growing number of top Republicans diagnosed with coronavirus

Chris Christie is the latest in Trump circle to get virus

Barr will not quarantine following potential exposure to COVID-19

Pence ordered the closure of US borders against CDC's wishes: report

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10/2/20

McConnell hints Senate will vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick before election

New polls feed GOP fears of Biden rout over Trump

October surprise! A wave of panic overtakes Trump and the GOP

Top White House staffers still not wearing masks

Invincibility punctured by infection: How the coronavirus spread in Trump’s White House

Amid rush to confirm Barrett to court, two key Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

Trump campaign manager tests positive for Covid-19

Voting rights advocates sue to block Texas governor’s order limiting counties to one ballot drop-off location

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10/1/20

Republicans Scold Trump on White Supremacy, Fearing a Drag on the Party

Republican Texas Governor Shuts Down Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Sites

South Carolina GOP asks Supreme Court to reinstate mail-in ballot witness requirement

Trump Renews Fears of Voter Intimidation as G.O.P. Poll Watchers Mobilize
(Republicans are putting together what they call an army of Trump supporters to monitor election procedures.)

RNC, Trump campaign push back on changing debate rules

6 GOP senators break with Trump on Obamacare suit

Sen. Chuck Grassley: 'I'd be very concerned' about how President Donald Trump's tax returns got out

Lindsey Graham, Up to His Eyeballs in Imminent Retirement, Is Still Beating a Dead Horse

Pompeo’s Preelection Politicking Is Wearing Thin, Even With Allies
(From the Vatican to Brazil, foreign officials are getting tired of Pompeo dragging their governments into Trump’s reelection campaign.)

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9/30/20

Senate passes stopgap government measure to avoid government shutdown

House Republicans release recommendations for China crackdown

McConnell: 'It was unacceptable not to condemn white supremacists'

Early surge of Democratic mail voting sparks worry inside GOP

Republicans are not happy with Trump's debate performance

Republicans fret over Trump's self-inflicted blows at first debate

Belligerent Trump debate performance stokes fears among Republicans about November

Five Republican congressmen vote against bill committing to peaceful transfer of power after election

Ex-RNC chairman says he's voting for Biden

'Women in military, bad idea': Mike Pence’s most controversial comments about women

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9/29/20

Senate advances bill to fund government into December

Mitch McConnell ‘refusing to debate his election rival if there is a female moderator’

GOP Sen. Joni Ernst says there's a 'very minimal' chance Roe v. Wade will be overturned

Does Sen. Mike Lee share President Trump’s distrust of mail-in voting?

Judge upholds Republican-backed law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

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9/28/20

Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to stop voting accommodations

Lindsey Graham Hints There is ‘More Damning’ Information about the Russia Investigation to be Released

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9/27/20

The Senate could vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election

GOP senators co