Tag: Republican Party

Want to Understand the 2022 Midterms? Meet Joe and Marie.

In other words, the race in Washington’s Third is an almost perfect microcosm of the broader political forces at work in the fall midterm elections. You’ve heard it before: Until recently, it seemed inevitable that a red wave would crash over America in November. The Democrats’ congressional majority is paper-thin, the party in power typically […]

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G.O.P. Senate Candidates Race to Close Fund-Raising Gap With Democrats

WASHINGTON — Rushing to raise money and close yawning gaps with their Democratic rivals, every Senate Republican nominee in a competitive race is taking precious time from the campaign trail to come to Washington this week and next to gather money before Congress leaves for the fall. Fund-raising invitations obtained by The New York Times […]

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Biden Makes an Appeal on State Legislative Races

President Biden became involved in state legislative races for the first time, with an email Friday asking Democrats to each donate the modest sum of $7 to his party’s campaign arm for statehouse elections. And, following his Sept. 1 speech lashing “MAGA Republicans,” Biden is framing the stakes as a battle for American democracy, coupled […]

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McCarthy Pitches a G.O.P. Agenda With Broad Appeal

MONONGAHELA, Pa. — Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, the hard-right Georgia Republican who has sympathized with the rioters jailed for their roles in the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, smiled widely from her seat at center stage on Friday as her party laid out what its agenda would be if it succeeded in […]

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Amid G.O.P. Cash Crunch, One Very Flush Ally May Soon Share the Wealth

“We know all of these, battleground races, are going to be extremely tight,” said David Bergstein, communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “In the final months of the campaign, Democrats are going to make sure voters know everything they need to.” How Times reporters cover politics. We rely on our journalists to be independent […]

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Election Deniers in Senate Races Shift to Appeal to Voters in Middle

At a Republican debate just before the Sept. 13 primary, Mr. Bolduc, a retired brigadier general in the Army, declared unequivocally, “I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying that Trump won the election, and, damn it, I stand by my letter.” He added for good measure, “I’m not switching horses, baby. […]

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Zeldin Has a Path to Becoming Governor. It Runs Through Brooklyn.

A curious thing happened last weekend when Representative Lee Zeldin brought his Republican campaign for governor of New York into Hasidic Brooklyn. Mr. Zeldin, a pronounced underdog, was greeted like a rock star. Crowds chanted in approval. Yiddish-language campaign posters littered the streets. “Mister Lee Zeldin, you got my vote,” a paramedic yelled out of […]

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Secretary of State Races Turn Rowdy During the Homestretch

In a normal election year, races for secretary of state are sleepy affairs, and their campaigns struggle for media coverage amid the hurly-burly of more prominent Senate, governor and House contests. This year, however, is anything but normal. Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into races for secretary of state, buoyed by the nature of […]

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Herschel Walker’s Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant

The spokesman said, however, that he could not rule out the possibility that Mr. Walker had given to one of the Boy Scouts’ 250 local councils. The Times also reached out to local Boy Scout chapters in two places with connections to Mr. Walker — a council in North Texas, where Mr. Walker lived for […]

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Bill to Grant Afghan Evacuees a Path to Residency Hits Snags

WASHINGTON — On the lawn outside the Capitol this week, the flags of two countries flew in protest: America’s and Afghanistan’s from before it fell to the Taliban. Beside them stood supporters of Afghans who had risked their lives to help Americans during the decades-long war in Afghanistan — as translators, drivers and fixers — […]

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For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.

The Democratic break from the National Rifle Association is complete: For the first time in at least 25 years, not a single Democrat running for Congress anywhere in the country received an A in the group’s candidate ratings, which were once a powerful influence in U.S. elections. A New York Times analysis of the N.R.A.’s […]

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The Inside Joke That Became Trump’s Big Lie

The 2020 election lie is not bigger than birtherism. History should not remember the effort to delegitimize Obama’s presidency as just another rung on the ladder toward the big lie. The lies are akin even in their power of persuasion. Leibovich recalls how in 2016, 72 percent of Republicans said they believed Trump’s lies about […]

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The Republic

This transcript was created using speech recognition software. While it has been reviewed by human transcribers, it may contain errors. Please review the episode audio before quoting from this transcript and email transcripts@nytimes.com with any questions. archived recording (joe biden) My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat. Thank you. I speak to you […]

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No Party for Old Moderates

Republican Party leaders fueled the shift to the right by promising results to their conservative base that they could not deliver: banning abortion, eliminating the deficit, slashing federal regulations, cracking down on L.G.B.T.Q. rights and greatly cutting taxes. Mr. Gingrich’s “Contract With America” — and the government shutdown it caused — set the stage for […]

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Herschel Walker Says He’s ‘Not That Smart.’ I Believe Him.

For months, Herschel Walker refused to agree to debate Senator Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate race. Walker had also not debated any of his Republican primary challengers. He was riding a Donald Trump endorsement and the widespread resentment aimed at Warnock. There was no need for debate. Also, based on his incoherent, often incomprehensible […]

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Elise Stefanik Says She’s Confident a Republican Wave Is Coming to the House

Today’s newsletter is a guest dispatch from Annie Karni, a congressional correspondent in Washington. Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the No. 3 House Republican, predicted on Wednesday that her party would pick up as many as three dozen House seats in November, despite signs that the red wave many predicted months ago might not […]

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Can Republicans Tax the Rich?

And a self-limiting tendency, while understandable, points to a plausible future in which national conservatism allows itself to be effectively reabsorbed into the G.O.P. mainstream without having achieved its revolution. As Park MacDougald observed recently for UnHerd, just in the several years they’ve held conferences, there’s already been a taming of the “natcons.” The first […]

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Glenn Youngkin Enlists in the Republican Governors’ War on Trans Kids

Today, governors are just going for it: Greg Abbott in Texas directed the state’s child protection agencies to investigate the parents of trans kids, after the state legislature rejected a proposed law defining gender-affirming care as child abuse; Ron DeSantis in Florida appointed health administration officials who went around the state legislature to ban Medicaid […]

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Glenn Youngkin Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Their arrival marked the beginning of a tectonic shift in American political life. “The difference in laws between the North and the South created a political coming-of-age for Black migrants,” the political scientist Keneshia N. Grant writes in “The Great Migration and the Democratic Party: Black Voters and the Realignment of American Politics in the […]

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DeSantis’s Migrant Flights Aim to Jolt Midterms, and Lay Groundwork for 2024

For months, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona have been busing migrants across the country, using immigrants as political props as they try to score points in the midterm elections and bolster their conservative bona fides. But last week, Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, supercharged the tactic, flying two chartered […]

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Don’t Let Republicans Off the Hook on Same-Sex Marriage

Why is it always on the Democrats to compromise? To be the nice ones? To take the high road to nowhere? On Thursday, the bipartisan group of senators behind the Respect for Marriage Act, which would have enshrined federal protections for same-sex marriage, announced a delay on putting the measure to a vote, which had […]

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Burnout, Productivity and Other Tales of the Office

To the Editor: Re “‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Not the Solution to Burnout,” by Laura Vanderkam (Sunday Opinion, Sept. 18): Ms. Vanderkam misses another key alternative to “quiet quitting”: returning to the office. We’ve always had burnout, and returning to the office won’t solve that for everyone. But part of the burnout we’re feeling is a […]

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Inflation Remains Voters’ Top Concern. Can Republicans Keep Their Focus?

Zach Nunn, an Iowa Republican challenging one of the House’s most vulnerable Democrats, had been talking for months about rising prices when a Texas congressman two weeks ago invited him to visit the Mexican border — to see the fentanyl confiscated, hear tales of dying migrants and witness overwhelmed border agents. Mr. Nunn took it […]

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You Cannot Be Too Cynical About Trump (or His Imitators)

Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. Any plans to hop a flight to Martha’s Vineyard? Gail Collins: Gee, Bret, I think the Vineyard folks have had enough unexpected guests for a while. But I really was impressed by how gracious they were to the immigrant families that Gov. Ron DeSantis shipped there. Bret: It’s a shame for […]

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The Return of Combat Joe

At another point, when the moderator Chris Wallace was ending a segment, Biden asked sarcastically, “That was really a productive segment, wasn’t it?” and said to Trump, “Keep yapping, man.” Biden successfully used the chaos Trump caused during the debate against him. By chiding Trump’s intemperance in those simple, crude terms, he made him look […]

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Trump Rally Plays Music Resembling QAnon Song, and Crowds React

Former President Donald J. Trump appeared to more fully embrace QAnon on Saturday, playing a song at a political rally in Ohio that prompted attendees to respond with a salute in reference to the cultlike conspiracy theory’s theme song. While speaking in Youngstown in support of J.D. Vance, whom he has endorsed as Ohio’s Republican […]

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Majority of Latino Voters Out of G.O.P.’s Reach, New Poll Shows

“I don’t consider myself a Democrat or Republican — I am on standby right now until the next election,” she said. In their effort to attract new voters, Republicans have frequently criticized Democrats as being too “woke.” The accusation resonates with many Hispanic voters, with 40 percent saying that the party has gone too far […]

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Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion and Other Social Issues

WASHINGTON — Republicans have perfected the art of keeping the heat on Democrats on the searing social issues of the day, but this election year, it seems to be Republicans who are getting scorched. During a midterm cycle that seemed tailor-made for significant Republican gains in the House and Senate, Democrats have managed to grab […]

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How Low Can Republicans Go?

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will be remembered for many things. He injected obscenities into The New York Times’s White House coverage. He turned conspiracy theory into Republican orthodoxy. And he cut out the middleman on ugliness, happily doing the political wet work himself. The Bush family had retainers, like Lee Atwater, who would hand off […]

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Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren’t Thrilled About It.

Former President Donald J. Trump is preparing to swoop into Ohio on Saturday to rally Republicans behind J.D. Vance in a key Senate race. Two weeks earlier, he did the same for Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Neither candidate invited him. Instead, aides to the former president simply informed the Senate campaigns that he was coming. […]

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