Rick Scott gets no love from the MAGA-verse

Though Scott has been unbeatable since first running for statewide office in 2010, the tone and direction of the GOP under Trump has shifted to a place outside of his comfort zone. Trump’s GOP is largely foreign to Scott, a former health care executive who embraces focus groups and adheres to the talking points of […]

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Manchin to oppose Tanden for OMB, imperiling major Biden nomination

“I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin said. “For this reason, I cannot support her nomination. As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end […]

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‘This Acquittal Sends Three Dangerous Messages to Future Presidents’

‘The lack of a conviction for Trump sends a chilling message’ Keisha N. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, a 2020-21 Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and author of Set the World on Fire and Until I Am Free. The failure to […]

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Mike Pence is starting a podcast

His “energy and enthusiasm for Ronald Reagan’s values has and will continue to inspire a new generation of young people,” Walker added in a statement. Pence left office last month amid a strained relationship with former President Donald Trump following his certification of Joe Biden’s election in the Senate and the Jan. 6 riots at […]

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U.S. warns Myanmar’s military it’ll be punished for coup

According to reports from the region, the Myanmar military has taken into custody several top civilian leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy activist whose political party has won recent elections. In a televised statement, the military said that it had taken control of the country and declared a […]

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Zuckerberg: Facebook to stop recommending political groups in bid to ‘turn down the temperature’

A clampdown on political amplification: During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, Zuckerberg called the decision “a continuation of work we’ve been doing for a while to turn down the temperature and discourage divisive conversations.” The Facebook chief also said the company is considering taking new steps to limit the amount of political content […]

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A Reaganesque Scheme for a GOP Reboot

If the party is going to survive Trump, it needs to cut the extremists loose and craft a broader message. Here’s how that succeeded before.

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‘It’s all fallen apart’: Newsom scrambles to save California — and his career

Halfway through his first term, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state is scrambling to control a pandemic that has crippled the southern half of California since Thanksgiving. The pandemic has given Republicans, long sidelined in this heavily Democratic state, a rare opportunity to wound him. And Newsom is laboring to keep the […]

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An Annotated Guide to Jon Ossoff’s Extremely Online Twitter Feed

His long track record of doing so with journalists like the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel and Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal manages to be endearing instead of annoying because of what it reflects in hindsight. It was a less caustic era on the internet, when social media’s original novelty hadn’t yet worn off and such earnest conversational […]

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Opinion | There’s a Term for What Happened at the Capitol This Week: ‘Whitelash’

Will America ever be able to break this cycle, and what will it take? In the darkness of this week, we should not lose sight of what the Georgia results reinforced: the power of myriad voters, especially Black ones, to make American democracy work better for everyone. Whitelash is an old American ritual, one my […]

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