‘So brave’: Republican governor mocked for writing ‘Ronald Reagan’ on ballot in protest against Trump

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is facing backlash from both ends of the political spectrum after announcing that he voted for the long-dead Ronald Reagan for president as a protest against Donald Trump. Speaking to the Washington Post about his decision, Hogan admitted his vote was “simply symbolic,” but said, “I thought it was important to […]

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Republican police reform bill fails in Senate due to Democrat opposition

A police reform bill proposed by Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) failed on a procedural vote due to opposition from Democrats, who said it does not go far enough. Wednesday’s vote on the cloture motion was 55 in favor and 45 against, with 60 votes needed to move the bill forward. Scott, who is African-American, […]

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Trump’s war against mail-in voting lacks Republican allies

After Trump tweeted Monday morning that mail-in ballots would make 2020 the “most RIGGED election in our nation’s history,” CNN spoke with numerous GOP senators, including members of the GOP leadership team. None of them said they agreed with the President’s views on mail-in voting, and a number of them said they supported expansions as […]

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On L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, a Gulf Between Trump and Many Republican Voters

When President George W. Bush needed to shore up support with social conservatives during his re-election run in 2004, he turned to a familiar political tactic: demonizing L.G.B.T.Q. rights. On the campaign trail and from the White House, the Republican leader began championing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, praising unions between a man and […]

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Judging cops ‘based on the color of their uniform’ is racism, says Republican rep McCarthy, as he pushes back against BLM

California congressman Kevin McCarthy is warning the Black Lives Matter Movement that judging cops based on “the color of their uniform” is on par with the racism they are protesting against, amid the ongoing race demonstrations. “This nation believes in the rule of law, that no one should be judged based upon the color of […]

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Republican police reform draft includes racial quotas, anti-lynching law, commission on ‘black men & boys’

The early draft of the Republican police reform bill that has been leaked to the media seems in tune with mainstream Democrat proposals, while falling short of ‘defund the police’ demands of Black Lives Matter. The two-page document on the letterhead of Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was published by CNN on Tuesday. Scott is […]

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Colin Powell just called out every Republican in Congress

But, something else that Powell said about Republicans in Congress — and their relationship with Trump — is what caught my eye (and ear). Here it is (bolding is mine): “While we’re watching (Trump), we need to watch our Congress. “I watched the senators heading into the chamber the other day after all this broke, […]

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Vote for Trump? These Republican Leaders Aren’t on the Bandwagon.

She said a number of officials who worked for both Presidents Bush and Reagan, many of whom signed a 2016 letter opposing Mr. Trump, were on Zoom chats and group emails trying to determine how to express their opposition and whether it should come with an endorsement for Mr. Biden. The effort to gather more […]

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Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary

Even before facing Republican discipline in the House in January 2019 after the Times interview, Mr. King was in electoral trouble. He just barely won re-election in 2018 over Mr. Scholten, a former professional baseball player, by three percentage points — in a district Mr. Trump carried by nearly 30 points. Just before the election, […]

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North Carolina governor remains firm on demand for scaled down Republican convention plans

In a letter to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Convention CEO Marcia Lee Kelly, the Democratic governor said that he would like to continue the conversation with organizers, but unless they offer up a much different plan, the chances of Charlotte, North Carolina, being able to host the event are “very unlikely.” “The […]

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