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Los Angeles Times

Column: Why Republicans are suddenly reluctant to condemn political violence

The Republican Party has a problem with political violence: It’s not sure whether it’s for it or against it. In the first days after a mob loyal to former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to block Congress from certifying President Biden’s election, GOP leaders delivered a sensible, unified response: There’s no place in our constitutional system for that kind of violence.
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Manchin compromise proposal a 'federal takeover of the election system,' GOP senator says

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Sunday called Sen. Joe Manchin 's (D-W.Va.) voting reform compromise proposal a "federal takeover of the election system." Host Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" asked Portman what he thought of a five-point memo from Manchin that calls for making Election Day a national holiday, banning partisan gerrymandering and allowing for at least 15 days of early voting.
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Trump's influence on Republicans faces key test in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s poll numbers aren’t what they used to be, and she’s provided fodder for critics who see her failing to meet her own coronavirus rules. But a year after then-President Donald Trump urged followers to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN” and the FBI scuttled an alleged militia...
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Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat

Republicans plotting to maximize their advantages in state legislatures across the country during the decennial redistricting process are considering cracking apart Tennessee’s largest city, an ambitious move that could signal how aggressively the party will try to rig maps in its favor in the coming months. In preliminary conversations, top...
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The undying myth of GOP ‘obstructionism’

The media have spent the Joe Biden presidency thus far pressuring moderate Democrats to join the left’s efforts to destroy the filibuster. One way they do this is by cobbling together revisionist histories that cast Republicans as uniquely obstructionist and undemocratic. CNN’s White House correspondent John Harwood lays out that...