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Opinion | When Oprah Loved Trump
  + stars: | 2024-05-23 | by ( Kristen Soltis Anderson | )   time to read: +1 min
There is one question about Donald Trump that I’m asked above all others, as someone whose professional life is devoted to studying voter behavior and, in particular, what drives Republicans. My answer starts with a story about how Oprah Winfrey once saw Mr. Trump. Ms. Winfrey elevated and endorsed Senator Barack Obama for the presidency; Mr. Trump built a political following around false allegations and conspiracy theories about Mr. Obama’s birth. By the time Mr. Trump was President Trump, Ms. Winfrey considered becoming Mr. Trump’s rival rather than his running mate. She called up Senator Mitt Romney to discuss ideas about taking on Mr. Trump in some fashion.
Persons: Donald Trump, I’m, , Oprah Winfrey, Trump, , Winfrey, Barack Obama, Obama’s, President Trump, Mitt Romney Organizations: Trump, Oprah
The US did a complete 180 on same-sex marriage
  + stars: | 2024-05-17 | by ( Zachary B. Wolf | )   time to read: +8 min
The vast majority of Americans opposed same-sex marriage on May 17, 2004, when the first same-sex couples took their vows after a court decision in Massachusetts. Barack Obama notably opposed same-sex marriage when he ran for president as a Democrat in the 2008 election and, as public opinion was rapidly shifting, changed his tune in 2012 to support same-sex unions. Warnings were unfoundedThere is also evidence that warnings about same-sex marriage somehow endangering “traditional marriage” simply never materialized. A new study by researchers for the RAND Corporation to assess two decades of same-sex marriage in the US argues marriage rates actually increased among opposite-sex couples as same-sex couples were granted the ability to marry in certain states. A key difference between support for same-sex marriage and support for abortion rights, according to Lundry, is that support for abortion rights has remained positive for decades, in contrast to same-sex marriage, which saw a complete turnaround.
Persons: CNN —, Mitt Romney, George W, Bush, Hillary, Julie Goodridge, Charles Krupa, Sen, John Kerry, Hodges, Barack Obama, Obama, Romney, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, weren’t, ” Romney, Obergefell, , PRRI, Alex Lundry, Republican pollster, , ” Lundry, Gen, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden Organizations: CNN, Republican, House, Boston City Hall, Massachusetts Democrat, Democrat, Supreme, Gallup, RAND Corporation Locations: Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Ohio, Without Ohio, America
Mr. Biden recently indicated he would debate Mr. Trump, but had until now declined to give any firm commitment or specific details. In a video announcing his offer, Mr. Biden taunted Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump leads Mr. Biden in most polls of battleground states, including the recent surveys by The New York Times, Siena College and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Significantly more voters trust Mr. Trump over Mr. Biden to handle the economy. Mr. Biden, exasperated, famously said to Mr. Trump, “Will you shut up, man?
Persons: Biden, Donald J, Trump, , Robert F, Kennedy Jr, Mr, Biden’s, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, O’Malley Dillon, , Trump’s, “ Let’s, Donald, Ms, Mark Makela, “ Will, Susie Wiles, Chris LaCivita, Reagan, , There’s, Kennedy, Wiles, LaCivita, George W, Bush’s, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Richard Perry, Romney, Hillary Clinton’s, Bill Clinton, Reid J, Epstein Organizations: The New York Times, Biden, Commission, Mr, Trump, , , Republican National Convention, Republican National Committee, Siena College, The Philadelphia Inquirer, White House, CNN, Electoral College —, Republican, Democratic, ” Networks, CBS News, ABC News, Telemundo Locations: Washington, Trump’s Manhattan, York, Milwaukee, America
CNN —Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said that if he were President Joe Biden he would have “immediately pardoned” former President Donald Trump. “Had I been President Biden, when the Justice Department brought on indictments, I would have immediately pardoned him,” Romney told MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle” in an interview set to air Wednesday. “I’d have pardoned President Trump. Romney has long been a critic of Trump and has often criticized his Republican colleagues for their continued loyalty to the former president. Romney has said he did not vote for Trump, his party’s nominee, in 2020 and has said he will not vote for him in 2024.
Persons: Utah GOP Sen, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Biden, ” Romney, MSNBC’s “, Stephanie Ruhle ”, “ I’d, Trump, ” Trump, Jack Smith, Romney, Doug Burgum, Ohio Sen, J.D, Vance, , Byron Donalds, Cory Mills, Vivek Ramaswamy —, Trump’s, Barack Obama, CNN’s Clare Foran, Morgan Rimmer Organizations: CNN, Utah GOP, Justice, Trump, Justice Department, Allies, North Dakota Gov, Florida, GOP, Senate, Capitol, Republican Party, Democratic Locations: Utah, Georgia ; New York, Washington, Florida, Manhattan, Ohio, It’s
He called it the Prove Mike Wrong challenge. He entered the Prove Mike Wrong challenge with low confidence he would win the exorbitant pot, estimating he had a 0.5% chance of disproving Lindell's "evidence." He had indeed Proven Mike Wrong, and now Mike must pay. In March, during a rally in Wisconsin, Trump praised him as "the great, legendary Mike Lindell." Jared Bartman for BIUnder deposition in the arbitration proceedings over his refusal to pay Zeidman, Lindell was a tornado of evasion and contradiction.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Mike Lindell, Donald Trump, Lindell, Trump, Bob Zeidman, Zeidman chafed, Mark Zuckerberg, Zeidman, Dennis Montgomery, Montgomery, Lindell's, Mike, Carrie, I've, Jared Bartman, George W, Bush, Mitt Romney's, Barack Obama, Romney, God, Lara Trump, Trump's, MyPillow, Zeidman's, Brian Glasser, Glasser, Zeidman pities Lindell, Biden, He's, he'll Organizations: Trump, Democrats, Oracle, Google, CIA, US, Zeidman, BI, Cleveland Jewish, Republican, Democratic Party, White, Republican National Committee, Lindell, Voting Systems, eTreppid Technologies, Trump International, bewilderment, Lindell Management Locations: Sioux Falls , South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Al Jazeera, Las Vegas, Vegas, Minnesota, Sumerlin, Israel, Trump, Wisconsin, Nevada, Montgomery, Sin City, America
Opinion | Is There a Post-Religious Right?
  + stars: | 2024-05-10 | by ( Ross Douthat | )   time to read: +3 min
My one-liner “captured a widely shared assumption” that Trump’s rise signaled “the birth of an irreligious right animated by white racial grievance,” he wrote. The old religious right may have suffered a fatal blow in 2016. But what succeeded it was not a post-religious racialist party, as some feared and others hoped. was preparing to establish white supremacy now are more likely to denounce its ambitions as “Christian nationalist.” Whatever else one makes of this charge, it implies an acknowledgment that a post-religious right has failed to materialize. But when Schmitz says a post-religious right has “failed to materialize” I have to strongly disagree.
Persons: Donald Trump, Matthew Schmitz, , , that’s, Schmitz, Mitt Romney, Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini, Vance, George W, Bush, Trump, Norman Vincent Peale Organizations: Republican, Trump, Christian, Republican Party Locations: American, Ohio
Ohio was one of three states that had warned the Democratic Party that Mr. Biden could be left off the ballot because the Democratic National Convention would take place after certification deadlines for presidential nominees. Election officials in Washington State also signaled that their state would accept a provisional certification of Mr. Biden’s nomination. Charles Lutvak, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said that Mr. Biden would be on the ballot in all 50 states. Republicans in Ohio have said that passing the ban on foreign donations is the price that Democrats will have to pay to ensure that Mr. Biden is on the ballot in the state. “If Ohio bars Biden from the ballot, the Supreme Court should order him back on the ballot just like it did with Trump in Colorado,” Ms. Torres-Spelliscy said.
Persons: Biden, Mr, Biden’s, Frank LaRose, LaRose, Jason Stephens, Charles Lutvak, ” Mr, Lutvak, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Donald J, Trump, Hansjörg Wyss, Wyss, Joe Biden, ” Ciara Torres, Ms, Torres, Spelliscy Organizations: Democratic Party, Democratic, Convention, Alabama, State Legislature, Republican, General Assembly, Republicans, Ohio Senate, Democrats, state’s Senate Republican, Stetson University, Biden, Trump, Colorado Locations: Ohio, Washington State, Alabama, Swiss, state’s, Florida, Colorado, . Ohio,
Washington CNN —President Joe Biden’s decision this week to make public his ultimatum that a major Israeli offensive in the city of Rafah would result in a shut-off of some US weapons did not come easily or lightly. Last week, Biden signed off on a pause of 3,500 bombs to Israel that administration officials feared would be dropped on Rafah. Aware or not of the president’s views, Israeli officials reacted with shock to the public announcement. Israeli officials also sought to downplay the significance of Biden’s announcement. It marked the clearest signal yet that six months into the war, Biden was starting to seriously consider conditioning US support for Israel.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden’s, Netanyahu, Biden, Still, CNN’s Erin Burnett, he’d, ” Biden, Burnett, wasn’t, , Erin Burnett, , John Kirby, Kirby, Daniel Hagari, Israel, , Jesus, Israel’s, ” Kirby, straightforwardly, pare, Donald Trump, Utah Sen, Mitt Romney, Mike Johnson, who’d, Pennsylvania Sen, John Fetterman, they’re, CNN’s Manu Raju, Sen, Jon Tester, Ben Cardin, “ I’m, I’ve, we’ve, ” Sen, Bernie Sanders Organizations: Washington CNN, Israel Defense Forces, White, National Security, CNN, Kitchen, Capitol, Israel, Biden’s CNN, GOP, Politico, Pennsylvania, Foreign Relations Locations: Rafah, Gaza, Israel, Wisconsin, I’m, Rafah Israel, “ Israel, Utah, Montana, Vermont
Why Kristi Noem Is in the Doghouse
  + stars: | 2024-05-06 | by ( A.O. Scott | )   time to read: +1 min
In April 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was photographed lifting one of his beagles (he had two, named Him and Her) by the ears. Johnson won the 1964 presidential election in a landslide. Kristi Noem is no L.B.J. Appearing on “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Noem was unapologetic. She insisted that Cricket, whom she described in her book as an “untrainable” chicken-killer, got what was coming.
Persons: Lyndon B, Johnson, , Barry Goldwater, Kristi Noem, Donald J, Trump, , Mitt Romney, Noem Organizations: White, The South, Cricket Locations: The, The South Dakota, Noem’s
Charlie Spies, the Republican National Committee’s chief counsel, was pushed out of his new role just two months after taking the job, amid a storm of controversy over conflicts involving other clients at the firm where he still works, according to two people briefed on the matter. Spies, a veteran election-law lawyer whom the R.N.C. A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign and the R.N.C. His past work — including for the presidential campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush against Donald J. Trump during the 2016 Republican primary and Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — was highlighted for Mr. Trump by people seeking to oust Mr.
Persons: Charlie Spies, Ron DeSantis, Jeb Bush, Donald J, Mitt Romney, , Trump, Mr, Spies Organizations: Republican National Committee’s, Trump, Gov, PAC, Republican, Mr Locations: Florida
CNN —The Republican National Committee’s chief counsel Charlie Spies has resigned two months after accepting the position. Spies’ departure follows weeks of growing tension with RNC officials, a source familiar with the situation told CNN. His hire was one of a handful meant to “initiate battle on election integrity from an offensive instead of defensive posture,” LaCivita told CNN in a statement at the time. Trump originally approved of the hiring, one source told CNN, but sources said the former president was angered after his allies pointed to clips of Spies criticizing the false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. CNN’s Kristen Holmes, Fredreka Schouten and Michelle Shen contributed to this story.
Persons: Charlie Spies, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ron DeSantis, Danielle Alvarez, Spies, ” “ Charlie, Chris LaCivita, ” Alvarez, Trump, ” Spies, Michael Whatley, ” LaCivita, CNN’s Kristen Holmes, Fredreka Schouten, Michelle Shen Organizations: CNN, Republican National Committee’s, RNC
“You have to respect the office of the presidency,” Mr. Trump said. “When you are Democrat, you start off essentially at 40 percent because you have civil service, you have the unions and you have welfare,” Mr. Trump said on Saturday. director whom Mr. Trump fired amid an investigation into Mr. Trump and his campaign, was connected to the Blagojevich investigation. Mr. Trump also mocked the physical appearance of Jack Smith, the special counsel who has indicted him twice. At another point, Mr. Trump said that if anyone wanted to donate $1 million to the R.N.C.
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Major corporations often don't want to seem like they're taking one side politically, so they either sponsor both conventions, or neither. Conventions could see new sponsorsThe Democratic and Republican conventions this summer are the first fully in-person conventions since the 2016 election. Democratic convention organizers in April said if corporations had any reluctance to back the RNC, it hasn't hampered Chicago's efforts to lure donors. Microsoft in 2012 contributed over $1.5 million in a mix of in-kind and cash contributions to the Republican convention. JPMorgan donated $200,000 to the 2012 Republican convention and didn't write a check for the 2016 event.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jon Cherry, Rashad Robinson, Robinson, , Fiserv, Greg Goldner, Trump, Donald Trump's, aren't, they'll, Joe Biden, Trent Morse, Morse, they've, Alison Prange, Reince Priebus, Priebus, it's, Steve Kornacki's, Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Yeoh, Natalie Edelstein, Michael Sacks, Sacks, J.B . Pritzker, Barack Obama, Alex Hornbrook, There's, Taylor Swift, she's, Mitt Romney, Obama, didn't, General Motors Organizations: Christian Media, The Gaylord, Center, Getty, Republican National Convention, Republican, NBC News, Trump, Fiserv Inc, Democratic, Fiserv, RNC, Resolute Consulting, GOP, Corporations, Fortune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Democrats, White House, Milwaukee, NBC, Wall, Republican National Committee, Wall Street, Biden, TV, Kentucky Derby, Street Journal, Northwestern Mutual, Wisconsin Fortune, Democratic National Convention, WEC Energy Group, Manpower Group, Conventions, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, DNC, Convention, Chicago, Longtime Democratic, Illinois Gov, White, Correspondents, Commission, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, FEC, Meta, Skype, CNBC, JPMorgan Chase, Walmart, JPMorgan, General Motors, General, Motors, Comcast, Press, Trade Locations: Nashville , Tennessee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, America, Chicago, NBCUniversal, Philadelphia
“Will Joe Biden Debate? He eagerly attended almost all of the Republican primary debates and all of the general election debates in 2016. About two years ago, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to withdraw from its participation in the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization governing general-election presidential debates, citing bias. It’s not clear to the Biden campaign what, if anything, changed since the Republican Party pulled out of the commission. The Biden campaign views its 2020 debate experience with Trump as one that was ultimately positive for then-candidate Biden.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Biden, Howard Stern, , Trump, , Republican surrogates, Will Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Susie Wiles, Chris LaCivita, Kellyanne Conway, Kamala Harris, surrogates, hasn’t, Trump’s, they’re, ” Trump’s, Cornel West, Robert F, Kennedy Jr, isn’t, Ronna McDaniel, McDaniel, He’s, Joe Biden’s, Brett O’Donnell, prepped Sen, Mitt, Ron DeSantis, Mari Will, ” Will, Will, it’s Organizations: CNN, Trump, Truth Social, Fighters, Republican, Trump co, Republican National, Presidential, Labor, Biden, Republican Party, Florida Gov Locations: Biden’s State, Mitt Romney, Florida
In recent weeks, Trump, seizing the role of both an erstwhile diplomat and ascending opposition party leader, has extended welcomes to a series of foreign leaders at his homes in Florida and New York. It’s not unusual for foreign leaders to meet with the leader of the party that doesn’t control the White House – especially one with a serious chance of becoming commander in chief. Biden and his top envoys have also met and spoken with opposition leaders, something that has been a longstanding practice for US officials. Last week, Trump met with Poland’s Duda at Trump Tower, where the two discussed NATO spending over dinner. Trump, both while president and during his 2024 campaign, has called on NATO countries to spend more on defense.
Persons: Donald Trump, hasn’t, Trump, Andrzej Duda, David Cameron, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Taro Aso, It’s, Sen, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Biden, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Antony Blinken, Keir Starmer, Joe Biden, “ They’re, he’s, , Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, ” Biden, , Kim Jong Un, ” Trump, Brian Hughes, Viktor Orban, Putin, Javier Milei, Orban, Viktor Orbán, Orbán, Aso, Fumio Kishida, Kishida, Lindsey Graham, Salman, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Poland’s Duda, Duda, meanwhile, Cameron, Karen Pierce, Cameron’s, Pierce didn’t, Queen Elizabeth II Organizations: CNN, Air Force, British, Saudi Crown, Middle East, Republican, UK Labour Party, US State Department, Biden, Trump, NATO, Conservative Political, Japanese, White, Liberal Democratic Party, Saudi, New York Times, South Carolina Republican, Hamas, The New York Times, Trump Tower, Republicans, Democrats, UK Locations: House, huddling, Florida, New York, Lago, Manhattan, Japan, China, North Korea, Berlin, United Kingdom, Israel, Poland, Belarus, Munich, Europe, America, Ukraine, Korean, United States, Palm, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, American, Russia, British, Washington
Can Biden make Trump seem like Mitt Romney?
  + stars: | 2024-04-22 | by ( Jess Bidgood | )   time to read: +1 min
President Biden made a populist case for re-election during his swing through Pennsylvania over three days last week, laying out plans on tariffs and taxes and seeking to burnish his working-class bona fides as a son of Scranton. But he also used the trip to sharpen the story he tells about former President Donald Trump, depicting him as a creature of rarefied playgrounds like Mar-a-Lago and a pawn of the billionaires who frequent them. “He learned the very best way to get rich is to inherit it,” Biden said in Scranton. “He learned that telling people, ‘You’re fired,’ was something to laugh about.”Twelve years ago, Democrats including then-Vice President Biden relentlessly pilloried a different wealthy Republican as an elitist: Mitt Romney, who was once a Massachusetts governor and chief executive of Bain Capital who won the Republican presidential nomination during a burst of national anger over Wall Street excess. — and slammed him for his free-market views on the auto industry bailout and the foreclosure crisis.
Persons: Biden, Donald Trump, , ” Biden, ‘ You’re, , Mitt Romney Organizations: Republican, Bain Capital Locations: Pennsylvania, Scranton, , Massachusetts
Donald Trump has inexplicably flip-flopped from his years of previous remarks disparaging the voting system and is now supporting absentee and early voting. "Absentee voting, early voting, and election day voting are all good options," the former president wrote on Truth Social on Friday afternoon. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. AdvertisementWhile "vote-by-mail" and "absentee voting" are phrases often used interchangeably, there are minor differences in the procedures for each system. AdvertisementNicholas Grossman, an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, told Business Insider it's unlikely Trump will maintain his newfound position supporting absentee and early voting.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Jack Smith, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama —, Nicholas Grossman, Grossman, he's, That's, couldn't Organizations: Service, Business, US Post Office, Los Angeles Times, Science, University of Illinois, GOP, Trump, CNN, Republicans Locations: Trump, California
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats voted to declare as unconstitutional both articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — effectively ending the trial. It put a swift end to what had been a monthslong process by House Republicans, championed originally by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. Democrats agreed with Schumer's move, effectively rendering the articles moot and the trial over before House Republicans could present their case. Senate Republicans were also unsuccessful in their effort to pressure vulnerable Democrats to back their push for a longer trial. Greene forced her colleagues to vote on moving forward with Mayorkas' impeachment last November.
Persons: , Alejandro Mayorkas —, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, he's, Chuck Schumer, Schumer's, Schumer, Eric Schmitt, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Jon Tester, Montana, Mayorkas, Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin —, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Greene, Mark Green of Organizations: Service, of Homeland, House Republicans, Business, Senators, Missouri Republican, Republicans, Texas Republican, Senate, GOP, White House, Homeland, Democrats, House Homeland Security, Homeland Security Locations: Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Alaska, Utah, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, Southern, Mark Green of Tennessee
A few weeks ago, Mike Pence did what no other vice president in the modern era has done: He refused to endorse the re-election of the president under whom he served. When it comes to alumni of Donald Trump’s administration, Mr. Pence is hardly alone; the list of high-ranking officials who worked for Mr. Trump and have implied or outright stated that they can’t support their former boss under any circumstances has grown to an astonishing length. The list of prominent Republican figures who did not serve under Mr. Trump and who regard him as unacceptable is equally impressive. More than a fifth of voters in the Republican primaries supported Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina; among many of them, there is intense opposition to Mr. Trump’s presidential run. So two things are happening at once: The Republican Party is thoroughly MAGA and will be for the foreseeable future, and there is a small but influential number of Republicans who are deeply opposed to what their party has become but not prepared to shed their political identity and join the Democrats.
Persons: Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s, Pence, Trump, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, , Trump’s, Nikki Haley, MAGA Organizations: Mr, Republican, Washington Post, Republican Party Locations: South Carolina
Read previewHomeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' historic impeachment trial will likely be over before you even notice. Conservative legal scholars and even three House Republicans have questioned Mayorkas' impeachment. Here's how Democrats will likely handle Mayorkas' impeachment. After failing to impeach Mayorkas on the first vote, House Republicans narrowly impeached the Homeland Security secretary on February 13. GOP Reps. Mike Gallagher, Tom McClintock, and Ken Buck GettyWhy are even some Republicans against Mayorkas impeachment?
Persons: , Alejandro Mayorkas, Chuck Schumer, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mayorkas, Joe Biden's, Mike Johnson, Mitch McConnell, it's, McConnell, Greene, Andy Wong, Sen, Robert Byrd, Bill Clinton, Clinton, Jon Tester, Tester, Joe Manchin, Mitt Romney, Mike Gallagher, Tom McClintock, Ken Buck Getty, Mike Gallagher of, Ken Buck, Tom McClintock of, impeaching Mayorkas, Jonathan Turley, Turley, framers Organizations: Service, Republican, Business, Republicans, GOP, Democrats, Homeland, AP, Security, West, West Virginia Democrat, Washington Post, Democratic, Montana Democrat, Politico, Democrat, George Washington University Law School Locations: Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Washington, New York, West Virginia, Montana, Utah, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Ken Buck of Colorado, Tom McClintock of California
CNN —Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is the new boss in town. Greene is intent on blocking funding to Ukraine — a massive blow to both NATO and the US’ own commitment to the post-World War II international order. This standoff demonstrates just how far the Republican Party has moved from the era of Ronald Reagan. Long before Greene, a growing number of Republicans began expressing increased skepticism toward international institutions like the United Nations. With Greene keeping Johnson’s feet to the fire when it comes to aid to Ukraine, the GOP’s revolution is almost complete.
Persons: Julian Zelizer, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mike Johnson, Johnson, Greene, ” Greene, , we’ve, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Long, , John Bolton, New York “, Jesse Helms of, George W, Bush, Saddam, Frances’s Jacques Chirac, Donald Trump, Bush’s, Putin, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Trump, MAGA Organizations: CNN, Princeton University, The New York Times, America, CNN — Republican, Republican, Ukraine, NATO, Republican Party, Soviet, United Nations, GOP, Republicans, UN, Senate Foreign, Iraq, Trump, Caucus Locations: Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Ukraine, United, United States, New York, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, Kyoto, Iraq, Russia, Helsinki, America
Other Republicans in the House and Senate often simply shrug when asked about Trump’s agenda, pointing to policies they like and others they might support. Trump himself has suggested having a “very tiny little desk” on the Capitol steps so he can sign documents on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2025. “On Day 1 of President Trump’s new administration, Americans will have a strong leader," said Karoline Leavitt, the campaign’s national press secretary. Republicans and Democrats resisted a White House effort to commandeer funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, leading to the longest government shutdown in history. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who died in 2018, famously gave a thumbs-down to Trump's effort to repeal the health law known as the Affordable Care Act.
Persons: Donald Trump, “ We’re, , Republican Sen, JD Vance, Ohio, Trump, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell of, Mike Johnson, Vance, wasn't, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Greene, Trump . Greene, Johnson, it’s, Paul Dans, , Trump’s, Karoline Leavitt, John McCain of, Biden, Sen, Mitt Romney, Jason Chaffetz, GOP Sen, Josh Hawley, ” Hawley, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Eisenhower, Marco Rubio, Rubio, they’re, Vanessa Cardenas, Jill Colvin Organizations: WASHINGTON, Capitol, Republicans, Trump, Republican, Democratic, Republican Party, GOP, Trump’s, Biden, Trump ., Senate, Trump White House, Heritage Foundation's, Democrats, Affordable, Republican National Committee, Justice Department, America’s, Press Locations: Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Washington, U.S, Mexico, John McCain of Arizona, Utah, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Texas, New York
“President Trump is considering Byron as his running mate because of the Congressman’s steadfast support for the 45th President and his historic policy agenda. Donalds rose to prominence in Trump world last year when the Florida congressman endorsed Trump over Florida Gov. While Trump has asked allies their thoughts on Donalds as vice president, advisers have acknowledged the complications of this scenario given they both are residents of Florida. But Donalds’ embrace of Trump when running for Congress was a far cry from his tea party activism a decade ago. During his 2012 campaign for Congress, Donalds heavily embraced calls to privatize Social Security and Medicare – two programs Trump (and Donalds) now promise not to cut.
Persons: Byron Donalds, Donald Trump, Donalds, Barack Obama, “ Trump, ” Donalds, CNN’s KFile, Trump, , Obama, Facebook “ Trump, Bush, ” “ Trump, Trump’s, Byron, , Ohio Sen, J.D, Vance, Elise Stefanik, Florida Sen, Marco Rubio, Joe Biden, Ron DeSantis, He’s, Mitt Romney, Romney, it’s, “ I’m, Paul Ryan Organizations: CNN, Florida Republican Rep, Facebook, White, Social Security, , Republican, New York, Trump, Florida Gov, Fox News, GOP, Congress, statehouse, Democrats, Rep, Republicans Locations: China, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Trump, let’s, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Chile
Three presidents and one mission: Beat Trump
  + stars: | 2024-03-27 | by ( Stephen Collinson | )   time to read: +11 min
CNN’s MJ Lee and Jeff Zeleny reported Wednesday that Obama was in the White House for a working visit just last week. Two Democratic presidents who won second terms are uniting to try to usher a successor, who is older than both of them, into the same rarified political air. And Clinton has been out of the White House for nearly a quarter of a century. But Biden was also a valuable ally for Clinton after the president’s impeachment over an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. And after he became vice president, Biden developed a friendly and cordial relationship with Hillary Clinton, maintained by regular breakfasts at the vice president’s official residence in Washington.
Persons: , Joe Biden’s, he’s, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Obama, CNN’s MJ Lee, Jeff Zeleny, Biden, Clinton, Trump, Jonathan Diller, Jimmy Carter, George W, Bush, it’s, Leon Panetta, , ” Panetta, Joe Biden, , Biden’s, ” Clinton, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Gabriel Debenedetti, irked Obama’s, Beau, ” Biden, Robert Hur, “ I’m, Clinton’s, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Monica Lewinsky Organizations: CNN, Trump, White, Radio City Music, Democratic, , New York, Police, White House, African, Central, Democratic National Convention, Republican, Obama, Democratic Party, Alliance ”, Biden, Black, African American Democratic Locations: New York, Washington, America, Delaware, Illinois, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Iraq, South Carolina
CNN —There was an interesting and telling exchange recently between Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska Republican, and CNN’s Manu Raju. In the hallway exchange, Murkowski expressed frustration that former President Donald Trump is her party’s presidential nominee. CNNWhen Raju pushed Murkowski about whether she might leave the Republican Party, she said this: “I am navigating my way through some very interesting political times. Moreno won the Republican nomination in last week’s primary and he did so by aligning himself with Trump. Gallagher follows Rep. Ken Buck, the hardline Colorado Republican who resigned early in frustration over Republican election denialism and because House lawmakers are unable to set aside differences to get much done.
Persons: Sen, Lisa Murkowski, CNN’s Manu Raju, Murkowski, Donald Trump, , , Raju, ’ Murkowski, Trump, ” Sen, Raju, Let’s, Bernie Moreno, Moreno, “ We’ve, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, it’s, Kyrsten, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Sinema, Manchin, Jon Tester, Sherrod Brown, CNN RAJU, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden –, Rob Portman, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Mitch McConnell’s, Mike Gallagher, Alejandro Mayorkas, Gallagher, Ken Buck, CNN’s Dana Bash, he’d Organizations: CNN, Alaska Republican, Capitol, Republican Party, Trump, Republican, Capitol Hill, GOP, Republicans, Kentucky Republican, Democratic, Senate, Getty, Democratic Party, Montana Democrat, Sen, Homeland, Colorado Republican Locations: Alaska, Cleveland, Ohio, Sens, Arizona, West Virginia, Montana, Wisconsin
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