Category Archives: Republicans

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

By Lindsey McPherson of Roll Call House members have an ultimatum for those who covet the top spot: No changes, no gavel. Frustration has grown among rank-and-file members for years as leadership usurped decision-making power from committees. Lawmakers have pushed … Continue reading

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Winners and losers from Yesterday’s elections

By Amber Phillips of the Washington Post Tuesday was a night of extremes. In primaries and special elections in five states — Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington — socialist-leaning Democrats challenged their party’s establishment, with mixed results, while President … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Republicans

Why The Republican Party Isn’t Electing More Women

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight There has been a lot of buzz recently about the wave of women running for office in 2018. It’s record-breaking. But that’s not quite right. At least, it’s too broad. There are a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Women

Trump’s Risky Bet on His Base

By Charles E. Cook, Jr. of the Cook Political Report President Trump has given a new twist to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous line, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” In the case of the president, that … Continue reading

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This is the new Republican Party: The final GOP holdouts to Donald Trump whimper into oblivion.

By Edward-Issac Dovere of Politico Put a blond combover on the elephant. Take down the pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. It’s over. It’s Donald Trump’s GOP. The anti-Trump candidates are fleeing, and the ones who stick around are … Continue reading

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