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GOP Senator Rob Portman to retire from Senate

Washington – Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio will not seek a third term in the Senate, he announced Monday, setting up a fight over his open seat in the 2022 election. In a statement released by his Senate office, Portman said he plans to finish the remaining two years...
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Arizona Gov. Ducey says he won't run against Mark Kelly for Senate

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) closed the door on a potential Senate run in 2022 amid rumors that he could challenge Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly (D). "I'm not running for the United States Senate. It's a no. I'm 100 percent focused on being the governor of the state of Arizona," he said in an interview with The New York Times that was published Saturday. "I've accepted the role as the chairman of the [Republican Governors Association]. So I've got a full-time job and then I've got a full-time job beyond that. And that's what my focus is."
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The battle for the soul of the Republican party is already underway

The Biden era has officially begun and the Democrats are centre stage, but changes happening away from the spotlight may prove just as important for America's future. The Republican party is still reeling from the scenes in Washington earlier this month, when a mob stormed the Capitol building. The attempt to undermine the election result, spurred on by the sitting Republican president, will haunt the party for some time. Many are still licking their wounds, unable (or unwilling) to admit the role they might have played in indulging President Trump's fantasies about overturning the election result.
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Special election could be too contentious

New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland has been nominated to serve as U. S. Secretary of Interior. Lots of New Mexicans are happy about this. I’m not. My concern is not with Haaland. I wish her all the best. I especially wish the best for the vast lands and natural resources managed by the Department of Interior: for the national parks, public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, fish and wildlife and the 578 tribes affected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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Joseph H. Rainey, “The Destruction of a Free Ballot”

Joseph H. Rainey (1832–1887) From Reconstruction: Voices from America’s First Great Struggle for Racial Equality. One hundred and fifty years ago, Joseph H. Rainey became the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives—and he was elected twice in a three-week period to the same House seat.
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Uganda To Vote Following Violent Pre-election Crackdown

Ugandans vote Thursday in a highly-charged election after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against a singer-turned-lawmaker half his age. Bobi Wine, the 38-year-old popularly known as the "ghetto president" who hung up the mike to enter politics, leads the...

Obama: GOP's 'fantasy narrative' about election spurred today's violence

President Obama wrote, "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth — that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20." His stern statement follows an...
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Debacle in Georgia

"The entire fate of the Republican Party for the foreseeable future will be cast in the next 48 hours,” predicted GOP strategist Bradley Blakeman on the eve of the Georgia Senate runoffs. “The Senate majority will be decided as well as the finality of the 2020 presidential election.”. For Republicans,...