Tag: Republican Party

Mexican Americans are the largest Latino group in the U.S. but lack political power

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic…

/ March 6, 2021
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How Rush Limbaugh Invented Donald Trump

Rush Limbaugh’s death this week, at seventy, of lung cancer, closes the book on more than a quarter century of conservative media defined by Limbaugh and his friend Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman and C.E.O., who died in 2017.…

/ February 19, 2021
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Poll: Republicans favor Greene over Cheney

Conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far more popular than Rep. Liz Cheney among Americans who align with the Republican Party, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.Why it matters: As the House GOP caucus is being torn over calls to…

/ February 4, 2021
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Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021
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Off the rails: Trump’s premeditated election lie lit the fire

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes…

/ January 16, 2021
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Even after impeachment, Trump is still the most dominant force in the Republican Party

He lied about the election being fixed. He incited an attack that left five dead at the U.S Capitol. He got impeached. Twice. But polling indicates Republicans still have his back — and views — by vast majorities.Why it matters:…

/ January 14, 2021
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Republicans ‘in part responsible’ for riot | Interview with Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHbDjXVXOcUnprecedented - and deadly - scenes at the Capitol in Washington DC - where supporters of President Trump stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election results. One woman was shot and later died of her injuries, as…

/ January 9, 2021

McConnell swats back at Trump amid Republican power struggle

It took four years and an election defeat. But someone with real power inside the Republican Party is standing up to — and swatting back — President Trump: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Why it matters: This is a preview of…

/ January 1, 2021
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The Real Republican Radicals

There have been two major political developments in the final, post-election act of the Trump Presidency—each interesting on its own, but confusing when taken together. First, Trump’s hold over elected Republicans has seemed only to strengthen after his loss, amid…

/ December 31, 2020
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Trump’s Coup Attempt Isn’t Over

After the Electoral College cast its votes and affirmed his victory, on Monday, Joe Biden declared that “democracy prevailed” and “faith in our institutions held.” And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally congratulated Biden as President-elect and Kamala Harris as…

/ December 15, 2020
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The G.O.P. Can No Longer Be Relied On to Protect Democracy

How low has the Party of Lincoln fallen? In answering this question, it is instructive to look at the example of Kevin McCarthy, a seven-term California congressman who, since 2019, has served as the House Minority Leader. Until Donald Trump…

/ December 12, 2020
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It’s Not Just Trump’s War on Democracy Anymore

The streets are still quiet in Washington, nine months into a pandemic that is reaching yet another deadly peak. Most of the offices remain closed, and even outdoor sports have been cancelled by the mayor once again. The dog-walkers and…

/ December 11, 2020
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Trump’s Attacks on Local Officials Are Spreading Hatred and Inciting Violence

Among political leaders and the national press, there seems to be a consensus that Donald Trump’s ongoing efforts to overturn the 2020 election result, although reprehensible, are also something of a farce. Across the country, state officials are busy certifying…

/ December 8, 2020