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Republican Party

  1. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  2. politics
    Ben Sasse Has Considered Leaving the GOP to Support the GOPThe senator’s self-proclaimed independence from the Republican Party and Trump continues to be a distinction without a difference.
  3. the national interest
    Congressional Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Stand up to Trump AnymoreWhatever restraining force the president’s party exerted against him has now almost completely dissipated.
  4. gop donors
    The GOP Has No New Ideas Because Elderly Billionaires Own Its BrainRepublicans haven’t adapted their agenda to 21st-century problems because their plutocratic paymasters don’t have any of those.
  5. rip
    Senator John McCain Dead at 81The iconic senator survived more than five years as a P.O.W. and more than three decades as a member of Congress.
  6. west virginia
    The West Virginia GOP Just Impeached the State’s Entire Supreme CourtMeanwhile, the party’s attempt to skew a Supreme Court election in North Carolina hit a snag.
  7. midterms
    Indicted Congressman Chris Collins Ends Reelection CampaignThe New York Republican was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
  8. Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to DemocracyBecause democracy is a threat to them.
  9. The GOP Raised Taxes on Churches to Fund Its Giveaway to the RichReligious institutions just discovered that Trump’s tax “cuts” actually imposed a complicated new tax on them.
  10. We’re Getting a Taste of the Backlash Mass Deportation Would CreateKids in cages at the border have aroused the conscience of the country and put the GOP in a bind. Mass deportation of the undocumented would be worse.
  11. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  12. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  13. What Hurts a Political Opponent in the Age of Trump?In a news cycle jammed with scandals, party operatives are trying to figure out what sticks with voters anymore — and how to unearth those things.
  14. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  15. the national interest
    The GOP’s Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-DemocratsThe party’s “moderates” have become the most partisan of them all.
  16. russia investigation
    Republicans Barely React as Trump Goes After MuellerThe president may be laying the groundwork to end the Russia investigation. The GOP is still looking the other way.
  17. the national interest
    New Survey Shows Young People Are Staying Liberal, Conservatives Are Dying OffIn the long run, we’re all dead, but Republicans are especially dead.
  18. There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’And it’s dangerous for progressives to suggest otherwise.
  19. Georgia GOP: No Tax Cut for Delta Unless It Gives NRA Members DiscountsThe airline severed ties with the NRA last week. Now, Georgia’s lieutenant governor is threatening to kill a jet-fuel subsidy in retaliation.
  20. Why Rural America Controls the Debates Over Guns and ImmigrationOur constitutional system gives disproportionate influence to the nonmetro areas that control the party controlling Washington.
  21. Trump Has No Infrastructure Plan. Blame the GOP.Republicans’ obsession with ever-lower taxes — and ever-higher defense spending — makes it impossible to fund the government’s most basic functions.
  22. Republicans Poised for Collapse in New YorkThe historic unpopularity of Trump and the GOP tax bill have left the party without a single statewide candidate at the start of 2018.
  23. Senate Republicans Accidentally Killed Some of Their Donors’ Favorite Tax BreaksPassing a tax bill that you wrote over lunch — and never actually read — appears to have some downsides.
  24. Oklahoma Tried the GOP’s Tax Agenda. Now, It’s Electing Democrats.As Republican tax cuts decimate the Sooner State, Democrats keep winning special elections in its deep-red districts.
  25. What Should Be Done With Jeff Flake and the Anti-Trump Republican Politician?Three Daily Intel writers chat about how Democrats should think about Jeff Flake’s retirement.
  26. Corker Calls White House an ‘Adult Day Care Center’ in Response to Trump AttackThe president may come to regret going after a powerful Republican with nothing to lose.
  27. The GOP Donor Class Is a Pack of Ungrateful BratsThe GOP has sacrificed its own political interests — and the public’s most basic regulatory protections — to advance its donors’ radical agenda.
  28. Trump Tries to Make Tax Cuts for Rich People Sound PopulistTo get his tax “reform” plan through Congress, Trump will have to pull off his most challenging con yet.
  29. How the GOP Can Prove It Isn’t a Party for White SupremacistsRepublicans need to do a lot more than say the right words about Nazis to atone for their role in the revival of the racist right.
  30. Trump Tax Plan Would Be Bad for Those Who Don’t Own Yachts, Study Basically SaysOne version of Trump’s (vague) plan would deliver 76 percent of its benefits to the top one percent — while raising taxes on some in the middle class.
  31. Trump Sees Alienating Our European Allies As an End in ItselfAnd four other frightening lessons from the president’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement.
  32. the new far right
    Andrew Sullivan: Why the Reactionary Right Must Be Taken SeriouslyAn open-minded inquiry into the close-minded ideology that is the most dominant political force of our time — and can no longer be ignored.
  33. Trump Is Making the GOP Heinously Unpopular AgainA new poll finds that Americans like the Republican Party a lot less when it’s in power.
  34. ‘Small Government’ Conservatism Is Killing Republican VotersAnd they’re starting to figure that out.
  35. The Reality of Climate Change Is Catching Up to the GOPSeventeen House Republicans — many from areas already suffering the consequences of climate change — have signed onto a call for action.
  36. Report: Trump Team Preparing $10.5 Trillion in Budget CutsFunding for renewable energy, preventing domestic violence, the arts and humanities, and civil-rights enforcement would all be slashed or eliminated.
  37. Will Donald Trump Push the GOP Left on Health Care?He is making liberal noises on drug prices, maternity leave, and more. That might mean something — or nothing.
  38. How to Waste a Trifecta: Lessons From the George W. Bush AdministrationIt is far too early to know if today’s triumphant Republicans will succeed in consolidating their power, or self-destruct like they did under Bush.
  39. The GOP Wants to Drain the Swamp of Wall Street’s Enemies by Any Means NecessaryRichard Cordray can’t be fired without cause from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until 2018. But the GOP is determined to find a cause.
  40. Trump Victory Gives Christian Right a Second WindThe crisis Trump’s candidacy produced in some conservative evangelical circles abated with his election victory. But some issues still remain.
  41. 3 Paths the Trump Administration Can TakeThe new administration could plausibly be purely disruptive, engineer a conservative policy revolution, or remake the GOP into a populist party.
  42. John Kasich Is Voting Like It’s 2008Cruz and Rubio didn’t mention Trump by name, but appeared to have cast ballots for him in early voting.
  43. election special 2016
    Trump’s Appeasers: Charles Lindbergh Is a Cautionary Tale for RepublicansHe was a national hero, then a fascist sympathizer. History will be just as brutal to more than a few current GOP leaders.
  44. scary things
    Republican Party Office Firebombed in North Carolina“Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was also spray-painted on the side of an adjacent building.
  45. GOP Donors Want the RNC to Disavow Trump. GOP Voters Don’t.A large swath of the Republican donor class has had enough of Trump. But the party’s base is standing by their man.
  46. stockholm syndrome
    Brand-New Trump Supporter Ted Cruz Is Having a Terrible WeekendCruz hasn’t joined the GOP exodus from Team Trump, but he is trying to change the subject.
  47. nevertrump returns
    Trump Says He’ll Never Quit Presidential Race, But GOP Exodus Has BegunDozens of Republicans are calling for Trump to step down and be replaced with Mike Pence, but that seems more-or-less impossible at this point.
  48. The 5 Kinds of Republicans Who Are Defecting From the Party of TrumpThere’s more than one way to abandon your party’s nominee, and more than one motive, too.
  49. One-Fifth of Republicans Are Ready for Trump to Go Home NowA Reuters/Ipsos poll finds 19 percent of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race.
  50. ‘Dump Trump’ Contingency Plans Survive in Case of Craziness EmergencySure, it’s not likely the party will dump its nominee. But it never hurts to be prepared.
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