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This is Republicans' 'best political environment' since 2010: Axios reporter Jonathan Swan

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan dubbed the current political environment the best for Republicans since 2010 on the "Special Report" All-Star panel. SWAN: It's the best political environment for Republicans since 2010. [Democrats are] facing a potential bloodbath. And their biggest problem right now is trying to get their base to turn up. … The independents, if you look at the polling, they're behaving like Republicans. It's a huge problem. And the way that the Biden people and Democratic Party writ large see it is, "We need to get our base excited about us." Because actually when you look at the generic ballot, it's much closer than you'd think given the president's approval rating. Because polarization is what it is in this country. So what they're hoping is, "Let's just do a few things that can get our base energized. People are already so sour on us because of inflation." That's probably not going to change before the midterms. So I don't see that there's a huge downside risk in this [reconciliation bill], frankly.
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Axios' Jonathan Swan blasts Biden for 'repeatedly' refusing interviews: 'He won't do it'

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan called out President Joe Biden and his handlers on Thursday for "repeatedly" refusing to sit down with him for an interview. In a series of tweets, Swan – who conducted a high-profile and viral interview with former President Donald Trump in 2020 – blasted politicians who won’t be compelled to do "challenging" interviews with the press any longer.
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Jonathan Swan to speak at NACDS-PAC event at TSE

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced that Jonathan Swan, national political reporter for Axios, will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2022 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 27-29 in Boston, Mass. Swan is regarded as one...
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Watch: Volodymyr Zelensky interviewed by Jonathan Swan

Tune in Monday, May 23 at 2pm ET to watch the interview from Ukraine House Davos. Bookmark and return to this page to view the livestream. Catch up quick: Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed Western leaders and governments, pleading for more weapons and aid, while also calling on the international community to make the war as costly as possible for Vladimir Putin.
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Watch the full Mitch McConnell interview by Jonathan Swan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said during an Axios NewsShapers interview with Jonathan Swan on Thursday that he has "an obligation" to support former President Trump if he's the Republican nominee in 2024. The big picture: Through half an hour of persistent questioning, McConnell again and again showed his absolute...
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Watch: Sen. Mitch McConnell to be interviewed by Jonathan Swan

On April 7 at 8:30am ET, join Axios national political correspondent Jonathan Swan for an exclusive interview with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Before the Senate adjourns for spring recess, we’ll get the senator’s take on the latest news generating buzz on Capitol Hill along with his early forecast of what’s to come in the midterms and more. Register.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Mocks Claim Her Prison Bill Will ‘Release Everybody’ — Until Jonathan Swan Reminds Her Bill Says Release Everyone

Axios’ Jonathan Swan employed his patented look of astonishment while interviewing Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over the weekend about her support in 2020 for the BREATHE Act. In 2020, you endorsed the BREATHE Act, which is a series of proposals to transform America’s criminal justice system and create, quote, ‘a roadmap for prison abolition.’ The BREATHE Act proposes emptying federal detention facilities within 10 years. To what extent have you wrestled with any potential downsides of releasing into society every single person who’s currently in a federal prison?
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Jonathan Swan: The Left Are United & Will Not Crumble Under Pressure From Nancy Pelosi

Jonathan Swan, National Political Correspondent at Axios, tells Brian Kilmeade that he is surprised how President Biden’s legislative agenda is falling apart because he took a long time to become engaged in pushing his agenda. Swan spoke about recent public and private polling showing a double digit loss among independent voters, causing the Biden administration and moderate democrats to worry about the 2022 midterms. On infrastructure, Swan feels linking the two infrastructure bills has created problems for the President. When asked if Congressman Clyburn and Speaker Pelosi could talk to the left wing democrats about separating the infrastructure bills, Swan said no because the left is united and cohesive in a way that we haven’t seen before. Swan explains this is a different group of democrats that will not just crumble under pressure from Pelosi.
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Axios' Jonathan Swan accuses Biden of 'gaslighting' on infrastructure legislation

President Biden’s complicated infrastructure plan has only led the American public away from reality, Axios national political correspondent Jonathan Swan suggested on "Fox News Sunday." The White House underwent legislative "scrambling" in clarifying that the $953 billion bipartisan bill would not be signed unless a larger Democratic spending package was...
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Jonathan Swan: Liz Cheney is a woman without a party

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming dodged a question about linking Donald Trump’s election lies and GOP voting rights laws, telling Axios on HBO in an interview that voter fraud “certainly exists. I will never understand the resistance for example to voter ID, I think you ought to have to show ID to go vote.”
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