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Why Republicans Take Jan. 6 Less seriously than Other Americans

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Historically, Americans haven’t disagreed on the seriousness of national tragedies — think Sept. 11, 2001. But that’s not the case with the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Yes, one year later, more than 70 percent of Americans still regard Jan. 6 as a bad…

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California Republicans are on the Retreat

Shifting tides after the attempted recall vote show that voters are concerned more with policy than with rhetoric. January 7, 2022 As the new year got underway, conservative radio host and onetime California gubernatorial hopeful Larry Elder announced that he wouldn’t run against Gavin Newsom in the 2022 election. The decision was met with something…

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Republicans love unemployment insurance, but only if it supports antivaxxer

Republicans are constantly concerned about how unemployment insurance could lead to societal ruin; they strive to restrict it, arguing that making it too generous could make not having a job more appealing than having one, and derail the economy. Amid a global pandemic, congressional Republicans lobbied hard against a lifesaving and poverty-reducing federal boost to…

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Is this seriously who Republicans want representing Georgia instead of Raphael Warnock?

UP NEXTBiden faces mounting challenges in the new year05:46Desperate Trump asks Supreme Court to stop secret Jan. 6 evidence08:53New podcast explores alternative history05:4223 House Democrats not seeking re-election in 202205:46Questions rise about when to get next Covid booster as omicron surges01:18Covid testing greatly trailing what some experts say is needed to meet surge02:41Jury reaches an…

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Exclusive: Republicans plan aggressive Biden probes if GOP wins House

House Republicans have begun mapping aggressive probes of the Biden administration if they win back the majority — including inquiries into the origins of COVID, a leak of IRS data about billionaires, and accusations the NSA spied on Tucker Carlson. Why it matters: The plans, obtained exclusively by Axios, show House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy would…

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Moderate Republicans

Moderate Republicans are quitting as the GOP’s big tent narrows

Moderate Republicans are declining paths toward higher office, or withdrawing from their positions altogether, as the GOP becomes increasingly essentialized by right-wing extremism following Donald Trump’s presidency.  On Wednesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a two-term governor who is more popular amongst Democrats than Republicans, announced that he will not be running for re-election next year,…

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Republicans’ anti-abortion crusade won’t stop — even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The arguments and questioning in this week’s oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health pretty decisively telegraphed that abortion rights in the United States really are on the chopping block. From the looks of it, the best case scenario will be a free-for-all among the states as to how…

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Two ‘absent’ Republicans help Democrats avert government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer averted a government shutdown on Thursday after all 50 Democrats stuck together to defeat a rebellion by GOP lawmakers over President Biden‘s national vaccine mandate.  Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, struck a deal with a cadre of conservative senators to expedite passage of a stop-gap funding measure to keep…

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Rep. Cori Bush Says House Republicans Who Offered Kyle Rittenhouse An Internship Must Be Expelled

It’s been an interesting few days since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday on five charges related to his fatal shooting of two men and injuring a third during protests last August. As we previously reported, the protest occurred due to the police shooting of Jacob Blake that left him paralyzed. People are still not done…

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Republicans Agree With Democrats That Biden’s Budget Is ‘Transformational’

As the House moves toward a vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending package, Democrats and Republicans are in agreement on one thing: the bill’s impact will be transformational.Whether the transformations will be uplifting or catastrophic, however, is where the bipartisan agreement ends. While Democrats have argued that the bill will greatly improve the…