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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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McConnell vs. Trump: Why the GOP Is Right to Worry

From the history of these spats, it makes sense that Republicans are still kneeling to an out-of-power president.

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Biden’s Quiet ‘Breakthrough’ In Talking About Race

Since at least the mid-1980s, the pursuit of the archetypal “Reagan Democrat” suburban swing voter has been a lodestar guiding Democratic messaging. The strategy was straightforward: These socially moderate-to-conservative suburban white Americans largely were simpatico with Democrats on economic issues, but voted for the GOP in part because they believed Democrats were interested in pursuing […]

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Republicans want to make ‘woke’ corporations pay — literally

“Boycotts may or may not work, but what will work is to identify every unique benefit these woke companies get under the law and remove them and require they operate as all other companies in those states have to,” Vought added. The increasingly aggressive pushback against politically outspoken companies is the latest, and perhaps purest, […]

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