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Sep 15 2021
For all but eight of the last 30 years, a Republican has occupied the governor's office in Massachusetts.
The state that so many Americans equate with mainline liberalism -- "Taxachusetts" was the GOP's old derisive nickname -- has a habit of electing Republicans to its top job, even as it sends prominent progressive leaders to Washington.
Republicans' hold on the corner officeCNN (Online News)
Sep 16 2022
Donald Trump has shown great pride in hand-picking the next wave of Republican stars.
Back when he was still in the White House, he wrote on Twitter: "As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win!"
In this primary season, he hasn't been far off.
Over the past several months, candidates endorsed by Mr Trump have pocketedBBC News
Jun 03 2022
The governor’s mansion has recently been a strong point for Republicans, as they’ve held a majority of the country’s governorships since the 2010 election. In fact, they currently control 28 governorships to the Democrats’ 22, and with 36 governorships up this year, they could widen that advantage, especially considering that President Biden’s approval rating is in the low 40s and the nationalFiveThirtyEight
Sep 02 2022
“Mary Peltola, a Democratic former state lawmaker, won a special election to fill Alaska's sole U.S. House of Representatives seat, becoming the first Alaska Native to represent the state in Congress… She defeated Republican former Governor Sarah Palin by 51.47% to 48.53%… The election is the first one run under the state's new ranked choice system, with voters listing candidates in order ofThe Flip Side
May 28 2021
The budget officially released by the White House on Friday hinges on an optimistic projection that the economy will grow at a rapid pace for the next two years, with inflation under control and unemployment falling to near pre-pandemic levels.
In its first budget, the Biden administration said the economy will grow at just north of 5 percent this year as the nation rebounds from theWashington Post
May 09 2022
Sen. Joe Manchin has been labeled the most powerful man in Washington for his willingness to single-handedly tank President Joe Biden’s agenda. But on the Democratic campaign trail in 2022, Manchin, the centrist from West Virginia, is a target of derision.
Democrats with some conservative policy positions are being scornfully compared to him by rivals appealing to primary voters toNBC News (Online)
Nov 28 2022
Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused on Monday to certify the 2022 election, despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject results showing Democrats winning top races.
State election officials have said they will sue Cochise County if the board of supervisors misses Monday’s deadline to approve the officialAssociated Press
Oct 30 2022
This year’s midterms have already proven to be among the most unpredictable in recent history — and there could be more surprises in store for the country when results start coming in Nov. 8.
From a Republican governor looking to avoid an upset in a ruby-red state, to the chair of the House Democrats’ campaign arm fighting for his political life in a relatively friendly district,The Hill
Nov 26 2022
When Georgia legislators passed their post- COVID election reform bill, Democrats staged a public freakout. They alleged this was a "Jim Crow" voter suppression law and that Republicans were making it harder for people to exercise their right to vote.
This was, of course, nonsense, but the media dutifully reported Democrats' false claims as if they were fact. This lack of integrity hadWashington Examiner
May 02 2022
The Republican party is widely expected to win back at least one chamber of Congress in the mid-term elections later this year. But its leaders have been reluctant to say what it would do with that power — and that could mean trouble in the not-so-long run.
Some Republican 2024 presidential hopefuls have each released multi-point policy agendas that they may try to build a campaignBBC News