Republicans Scared

Republicans are scared of the GOP’s agenda

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who recently bowed out of a much-anticipated U.S. Senate bid, revealed that he was “bothered” after conversations with dozens of Republican Senators, who apparently wanted him to be a “roadblock” until the GOP retakes the White House. Sununu told The Washington Examiner this month that he was initially “pretty close” to…

Republicans won't

What does it mean if Republicans refuse to debate?

Last week, the Republican National Committee announced its plans to prohibit Republican presidential candidates from participating in the official general election debates sponsored by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.  According to a New York Times report, there were plenty of complaints on both sides of this conflict, too. RNC officials objected to the timing…


Republicans Overtook Democrats In 2021 As Share Of Americans Identifying With GOP Shot Up, Poll Finds

Topline Which political parties Americans identify with shifted wildly over the course of 2021, Gallup polling throughout the year found, as adults became more likely to identify with Republicans than Democrats as the year went on and President Joe Biden’s approval rating fell—a trend that could prove important as the 2022 midterm elections approach. A…

Republicans seriously

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…

Republicans Retreat

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…

Republicans unemployment

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…

Republicans seriously

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

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Exclusive Republicans

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…

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,…

Anti-abortion Republicans

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…