Opinion | The Republican Case for Federal LGBT Rights

For the national Republican Party, this issue gives us the chance to do some good, win back millions of voters we’ve alienated, and move on to other important areas where we still have the moral high ground. Some Republican operatives think they’re better off continuing to fight on this front of the culture war, and […]

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DeSantis cashes in on rising star status with big-money blitz

The blitz comes as DeSantis draws widespread interest from Republican Party donors eyeing the next generation of party leaders, who have praised him for his anti-coronavirus lockdown policies and his combativeness toward the media. With the prospect of a Donald Trump comeback bid still uncertain, many contributors scoping out the party’s bench are flooding DeSantis […]

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A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who’s next?

“There is no question that momentum is building around what we’ve done in Evanston,” Simmons said in an interview. While California created a commission last year to study statewide reparations, movements to establish them have struggled at the state and federal levels. Efforts in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Oregon have slowed or […]

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Republicans fear Trump will lead to a ‘lost generation’ of talent

“Rational, good quality candidates don’t want to associate with people like Marjorie Taylor Green. So people just check out,” said Mike Madrid, a Republican strategist who was a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project before stepping down in December. And it’s not just potential lawmakers; it’s younger Republican voters, too. Research from Pew, as highlighted […]

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‘I have reassessed’: Former Pentagon official now says Trump may not have incited riot

Miller echoed the same message. “I had all the authority I needed, and I knew what had to happen,” the former defense official said, adding that Trump had given him that authority in the days before the riot. “I think that the lack of direct communication from President Trump speaks volumes,” Maloney said. Sparks flew […]

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Jenner backs transgender athlete ban for girls’ sports in schools

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the fourth Women’s March in Los Angeles. | Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo By QUINT FORGEY 05/03/2021 09:52 AM EDT Updated: 05/03/2021 11:44 AM EDT Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate for California governor, said in a new interview that female transgender athletes should be barred from competing on all-girls school sports teams. “This […]

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‘I Got Obama’d’ – POLITICO

But it seemed to work. In most cases, he could help people come to a solution—one that left their dignity intact. “I had no trouble getting clients,” he said. “People often came against the advice of lawyers. They wanted somebody who was going to be different.” Eventually, he and other colleagues helped invent the field […]

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Opinion | Biden Tries a New Presidential Tone: Whispering

His speech was delivered almost as conversation, rather than a series of declamations. He kept his voice, for long stretches, at times a near-whisper of empathy or concern—a tone that would have been completely unworkable in a full room. And this wasn’t just when he talked about the pain of the pandemic, but when he […]

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Caitlyn Jenner running for California governor

Jenner, however, will give Newsom a challenger with name recognition and wealth in a vast state of 40 million people, where candidates often struggle to connect with voters in large and distinct media markets. She said she has filed paperwork to run for governor but won’t make a “formal announcement” until “the coming weeks.” In […]

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The GOP-Big Business Divorce Goes Deeper Than You Think

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a legendary business professor and associate dean at the Yale School of Management, has watched this split grow in recent years, and has heard it from CEOs he knows and works with. What the GOP cares about and what major businesses care about are, increasingly incompatible, he says. “The political desire to use […]

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