Tag: Graham, Lindsey

Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

If you look closely, there are actually four different Republican factions today: principled conservatives, pragmatic conservatives, unprincipled conservatives and Trump cultists. In the principled conservatives camp, I’d put Romney and Murkowski. They are the true America firsters. While animated by conservative ideas about small government and free markets, they put country and Constitution before party […]

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Trump’s Lackeys Must Also Be Punished

Never trust politicians. They are craven. It’s an occupational attribute. Sure, there are some who are good people, tell the truth most of the time and chose careers in politics for the right reason — public service rather than personal aggrandizement. But, politics as a genre is about power, and power corrupts. The higher up […]

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The G.O.P.’s New Distancing Policy

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your wrap-up of the week in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. First came the mob’s deadly rioting. Then the G.O.P.’s reputation laundering. With less than two weeks left in the Trump administration, a number of Republicans […]

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Late Night Is Unimpressed by Titanic-Fleeing Republicans

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Sinking Ship The late-night hosts were still reeling along with […]

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Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message: Fear the Democrats

NORCROSS, Ga. — The biggest applause lines in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s stump speech are not about Ms. Loeffler at all. When the crowd is most engaged, including Thursday morning at a community pavilion in suburban Atlanta, Ms. Loeffler invokes President Trump or attacks her Democratic opponents as socialists and Marxists. Her own policy platforms are […]

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‘Fear the Democrats’: Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message

NORCROSS, Ga. — The biggest applause lines in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s stump speech are not about Ms. Loeffler at all. When the crowd is most engaged, including Thursday morning at a community pavilion in suburban Atlanta, Ms. Loeffler invokes President Trump or attacks her Democratic opponents as socialists and Marxists. Her own policy platforms are […]

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After Electoral College Votes, More Republicans Warily Accept Trump’s Loss

Support for President Trump’s attempt to overturn his election loss began to collapse in the Senate on Monday after the Electoral College certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, with many top Republicans saying the time had come to recognize results that have been evident for weeks. While they insisted that Mr. Trump could still […]

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A Great Election, Against All Odds

The 2020 election was not simply free of fraud, or whatever cooked-up malfeasance the president is braying about at this hour. It was, from an administrative standpoint, a resounding success. In the face of a raging pandemic and the highest turnout in more than a century, Americans enjoyed one of the most secure, most accurate […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Giuliani the ‘Gift That Keeps on Grifting’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Rudy and the Recount This week, it was reported that […]

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

ATLANTA — There is no worse time for Georgia Republicans to be engulfed in a civil war. Their presidential candidate just narrowly lost the state, which has long been a conservative safe space, while two competitive runoff races are looming in January that could determine control of the U.S. Senate — and the direction of […]

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

ATLANTA — There is no worse time for Georgia Republicans to be engulfed in a civil war. Their presidential candidate just narrowly lost the state, which has long been a conservative safe space, while two competitive runoff races are looming in January that could determine control of the U.S. Senate — and the direction of […]

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Lindsey Graham’s Long-Shot Mission to Unravel the Election Results

In 2016, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina praised the integrity of the nation’s elections system, criticizing claims by Donald J. Trump that the vote was “rigged.” “Like most Americans, I have confidence in our democracy and our election system,” Mr. Graham said in a statement on Twitter. “If he loses, it will not be […]

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Trump’s False Election Fraud Claims Split Republicans

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Lindsey Graham Wins a Fourth Term in South Carolina, Beating Jaime Harrison

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, fended off the most difficult challenge of his career on Tuesday, turning back a Democrat backed by a record-setting onslaught of campaign cash to win a fourth term, according to The Associated Press. The victory reassured jittery Republicans, who were forced this fall to divert tens of millions […]

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Graham and Harrison Battle Over the ‘New South,’ in Their Final Appeals

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Black Senate Candidates in South Tell Democrats to ‘Meet the Moment’

HORN LAKE, Miss. — Mike Espy and Jaime Harrison, two of the five Black Senate candidates in the South this year, may belong to different political generations, but they both came up in a Democratic Party where African-American politicians didn’t talk directly about race in campaigns against white opponents. But there was Mr. Harrison this […]

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Lindsey Graham and His Allies Think 50 States Is Plenty

It is not actually clear that new states are on the agenda should Democrats win in November. House Democrats have passed a bill to admit the District of Columbia as a state, and Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nydia Velázquez of New York have introduced a bill to let Puerto Ricans hold a binding referendum on […]

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Republicans Set to Advance Barrett Nomination Amid Democratic Boycott

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were prepared on Thursday to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, planning to skirt the panel’s rules and vote to recommend her confirmation as Democrats boycott the session. Though the panel was not scheduled to convene until 9 a.m., all 12 […]

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Analyst Who Collected the Infamous Trump Tape Rumor Wants to Clear His Name

WASHINGTON — When the publication of a dossier of unproven rumors about Donald J. Trump and Russia rocked American politics in early 2017, one salacious claim jumped out: Russia intelligence services supposedly had a video showing Mr. Trump cavorting with prostitutes in Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton hotel. Mr. Trump denied it all, no evidence emerged supporting the […]

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Fearing a ‘Blood Bath,’ Republican Senators Begin to Edge Away From Trump

WASHINGTON — For nearly four years, congressional Republicans have ducked and dodged an unending cascade of offensive statements and norm-shattering behavior from President Trump, ignoring his caustic and scattershot Twitter feed and penchant for flouting party orthodoxy, and standing quietly by as he abandoned military allies, attacked American institutions and stirred up racist and nativist […]

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Graham’s Star Turn as Confirmation M.C. Is Marred by Missteps

WASHINGTON — Around the time he was ready to wrap up the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, blurted out the clear subtext of President Trump’s rush to install her before Election Day. “You all have a good […]

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Republicans Close In on Barrett Confirmation to Supreme Court

Senate Republicans plowed ahead with unusual speed on Thursday to fulfill their promise to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, blowing past objections from Democrats to cement a 6-3 conservative majority before the November election. In a partisan clash that previewed future fights, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the […]

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Lindsey Graham Leads Jaime Harrison in South Carolina Race, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham have established clear but not overwhelming advantages in South Carolina, a heavily Republican state that is showing signs of competitiveness this year, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll. Mr. Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr., 49 percentage points to 41, while Mr. Graham, who […]

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What to Watch For in the Final Day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing

After two days of grilling by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will not appear on Thursday, as the panel debates approving her nomination and two panels of witnesses testify for and against it. The session will begin with senators taking turns stating their views of Judge Barrett and a move by Republicans […]

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‘Severability’ Could Save Health Law, Graham Says and Barrett Seems to Agree

WASHINGTON — Republicans have been working for a decade to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Judge Amy Coney Barrett has criticized Supreme Court decisions that failed to do so. And it looks like she will be on the court next month for arguments in a third major challenge to the law pressed by Republican state […]

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Bye-bye, Lindsey Graham? Jaime Harrison Chases a Democratic Dream

It was a bit of news that came and went quickly amid the fury of political developments these days, but last weekend Jaime Harrison, the South Carolina Democrat who is fighting to unseat Lindsey Graham, announced that he had not merely broken the record for fund-raising for a Senate candidate in a single quarter. He […]

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Amid the Barrett Hearing Choreography, a Near-Certain Outcome: Confirmation

WASHINGTON — The outcome of the Senate struggle over President Trump’s high court nominee was evident from the moment Senator Lindsey Graham convened the proceedings by announcing that “the hearing to confirm Judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court will now begin.” He could have said, as is more customary, that the Judiciary Committee hearing […]

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G.O.P. Senators Have a Lot to Say in Ads, but Not Much About Trump

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Nick Corasaniti, your host on Tuesdays for our coverage of all things media and messaging. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Image Over the past week, incumbent Republican senators facing tough re-election fights in Arizona, […]

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South Carolina Is Changing. Is It Enough to Put Jaime Harrison Over the Top?

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jaime Harrison, the surprisingly competitive Democratic challenger in the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, will need a lot more supporters like Nikki Hinske if he wants to defeat Lindsey Graham, the savvy, shape-shifting fixture of Republican Washington who is vying for a fourth term. Ms. Hinske, a 44-year-old accountant who said […]

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Two Parties Offer Dueling Views of Barrett as Confirmation Fight Begins

Republicans and Democrats offered sharply divergent arguments on Monday in a Supreme Court confirmation fight whose outcome is likely to steer the court to the right for years, vying to define Judge Amy Coney Barrett and frame the political stakes of President Trump’s rush to install her before he faces voters. In a marathon day […]

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Jaime Harrison Raises $57 Million as Democratic Cash Floods Senate Races

Jaime Harrison, the Democrat challenging Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, raised an astonishing $57 million from July through September, the highest quarterly fund-raising total for any Senate candidate in U.S. history and part of a flood of Democratic money remaking the battle for control of the Senate. From South Carolina to Maine to Arizona, […]

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